Seriously?

Written by scott on July 8th, 2013

Seriously?A few new entrants in the Seriously? column today.

Y’all Have to Forgive Me for the Whole Armed Revolution Thing – My Movie’s Coming Out!

We’ll start with sci-fi author Orson Scott Card, a favorite of mine for his novel Ender’s Game until he said this in 2008 before Prop 8 passed:

“How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.”

He’s also on the board of the National Organization for Marriage.

Now that the US Supreme Court has repudiated Prop 8 and he has a new movie coming out, he’s sounding more conciliatory. Sort of. Entertainment Weekly reports:

Ender’s Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984. With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot. The Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will, sooner or later, give legal force in every state to any marriage contract recognized by any other state. Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute.

Funny – the guy who called for armed revolution against the gays and their allies now wants tolerance – and for us to spend money on his new film.

They’re Coming After Your Initiative Next

Another NOM guy, Chairman John Eastman, is afraid the Prop 8 decision opens the door to invalidating other initiatives. Joe.my.God reports:

“Imagine a hypothetical whose possibility is now very real in light of Roberts’ decision. Gov. Jerry Brown has recently expressed his renewed opposition to Proposition 13, the tax limitation initiative (during his last stint as governor in the 1970s, Brown opposed Proposition 13). Suppose the governor were now to enlist an ally to sue him, challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 13 on federal equal protection grounds. Now suppose that neither he nor the attorney general puts up a defense to the legal challenge, resulting in a federal court order by a friendly judge that Proposition 13 was unconstitutional. And suppose further that, as happened in the Proposition 8 case, the governor and the attorney general, as part of their scheme and in further dereliction of their duty to defend the people’s will, refuse to file an appeal. Poof, Proposition 13 would be no more.”

He’s right – it will happen again. To all the unconstitutional laws.

We Can Flip This Whole Marriage Equality Trend

Over at the AFA, Bryan Fischer is back again. He says the fight is not over. otm reports:

“Well, trends can be reversed, David,” Fischer said. “Trends mean nothing when it comes to what is right and best for American culture. You know, the homosexual activists in 2004, they lost 31 straight votes on gay marriage, they didn’t say, ‘Hey, the tide is against us. The trend is against us. There’s no point in fighting any longer, let’s just give up.’ Well, they didn’t give up and neither are we.”

I Want to Vomit All Over Your Photos

“Uncle” Pat really doesn’t like seeing photos of same-sex coeples on Facebook. Towleroad reports:

Televangelist Pat Robertson responded to a viewer’s question about whether it’s sinful to push the “like” button on Facebook for photos of same-sex couples by saying he wishes the company would create a “vomit” button so he could press it every time he sees one.

Yeah, I could put that button to good use…

 

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