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Supreme Court Strikes Down Prop 8 and DOMA, Religious Right Collectively Loses Its Sh*t

Posted by mattusmaximus on June 26, 2013

Well, if you haven’t heard the news, here it is: today the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) struck down the discriminatory Prop 8 law in California outlawing gay marriage and aspects of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which denied federal benefits to married same-sex couples.

**Applause!** 🙂

I applaud because, at it’s heart, these discriminatory laws are purely religiously based; that is, they have been pushed by those who wish to impose their particular religious belief upon the rest of us.  The religious right whack-a-loons want to use their narrow view of religion as the law of the land; in short, they wish to impose a theocracy here in the U.S.

If you have any doubt that the motivations behind these anti-gay laws are not rooted in fundamentalist religion, just look at the reaction of one of the biggest religious right-wing groups out there, the American Family Association, wherein they claim that this decision will lead to God’s judgement/wrath:

And everywhere I’ve looked so far, pretty much every religious right outlet is having the same reaction…


Of course, now that the religious bigots have lost in the courts, watch them start to get even crazier in the states. Expect to see different laws proposed placing more restrictions on gay couples getting married, “pro-family” laws, and similar nonsense. In short, the religious right is going to head into meltdown mode over this, but then they will only hasten their own collective demise because as they get ever more extreme and crazy, they will increasingly marginalize themselves from civilized society.

2 Responses to “Supreme Court Strikes Down Prop 8 and DOMA, Religious Right Collectively Loses Its Sh*t”

  1. Woody said

    It seems like everytime something happens that the religious right doesn’t like, it is declared loudly by them that THIS particular thing will bring down their god’s judgement. Certain new laws (which are at odds with their primitive dogma), decisions from whatever politician/celebrity/scientist that ruffles their feathers or just the modern and beneficial flow of society’s general moral flavour – each one, as it happens, is claimed to be the very event that will cause the ‘divine judgement’.
    My question is this: How long and how many times (like all doomsday prophesies) must we endure this wank before dismissing the noise and stop giving it air-time?

    PS: I also find it strange that these things might cause armageddon where as revelation of supply and criminal protection of child-raping clergy from the vatican itself (involving actions from the pope at least in a former position) would not quite push the all-mighty/all-knowing god over the edge in anger … curious no?

  2. BobH said

    If you read a newspaper online such as the Chicago Tribune or visit certain websites you will note that the Christian extreme right is going crazy on this issue. They cant come up with any good anti gay marriage arguments but their rhetoric is “the sky is falling!” “dog and cats living together.” Pious quotes from the bible. I kind of enjoy the far right`s unhappiness.

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