Well, we knew this was coming. Right-wing leaders have condemned today's landmark Supreme Court decisions, citing God, the Bible and of course, "the best interest of children."
Up first, Michele Bachmann. “Marriage was created by the hand of God,” Bachmann said. “No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted. For thousands of years of recorded human history, no society has defended the legal standard of marriage as anything other than between man and woman. Only since 2000 have we seen a redefinition of this foundational unit of society in various nations."
You know there's tea when it comes to gay marriage and Michele's husband Marcus, so we can see why she's so pressed.
“The courts have allowed the desires of adults to trump the needs of our children,” Kansas Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp said, saying kid needs a mother and a father, and gay marriage denies them that. Really? Since when do all gay couples--or straight couples for that matter--want or have children? Nevermind that decades of studies have proven kids who grew up with two moms or two dads turn out the same or in some cases better than kids raised with heterosexual parents.
“The Supreme Court has no authority when it comes to the nature of marriage,” Evangelical Church Alliance spokesman Rob Schenck said. That authority belongs to the creator.”
Then how about you follow your religious doctrine in your church, since that's your right, and we'll have our secular, civil marriages outside of the sanctuary, since the laws in this country are based on the Constitution, not religion, since that's our right, m'kay? Equality means everyone, not the people or relationships you deem acceptable. To paraphrase Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On, this isn't a theocracy, it's a democracy.
God, the Bible, the children...chile these fools are like a broken record.