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Supreme Court Justice Officiates at Same-Sex Marriage

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I thought this was pretty cool.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday when she officiates at the Washington wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.

“I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship,” Ginsburg said.

Could you imagine an Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito or Clarence Thomas ever making that kind of statement? Not in this lifetime. In fact, here is what Scalia recently said on the court’s two latest rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.

“…it’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.”

Only a homophobic, close-minded, mean-spirited asshole (aka Antonin Scalia in all his glory) would refer to the LGBT community as a “new” minority. I think we can safely say that gays and lesbians have been with us since those first days when our ancestors climbed down from trees – another issue, btw, which Scalia takes issue with. Here’s a snippet of his dissent from Edwards vs. Aguillard, a ruling which prevented Louisiana schools from teaching phony “creation science” in the classroom.

The body of scientific evidence supporting creation science is as strong as that supporting evolution. In fact, it may be stronger…. The evidence for evolution is far less compelling than we have been led to believe. Evolution is not a scientific “fact,” since it cannot actually be observed in a laboratory. Rather, evolution is merely a scientific theory or “guess.”… It is a very bad guess at that. The scientific problems with evolution are so serious that it could accurately be termed a “myth.”

Anyone with the slightest knowledge of science should be able to recognize Scalia’s dissent as little more than a pile of lies and ignorance. It is stupid. Evolution could be termed a myth? Really? A Supreme Court justice actually wrote those words? Amazing…and pathetic. Hey, Scalia is 77 so we can expect Hillary to replace him with a competent judge at some point in her first term. If not then, her second term for sure.

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Homosexuality and the Bible

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There are three possibilities on how one deals with the Bible’s take on homosexuality.

a) Religion isn’t your thing, so you don’t really care what the Bible has to say on any issue because you choose to not structure your belief system on writings of fiction.

b) You’re religious…and bigoted, and you agree with homophobic dicks like Bryan Fischer who make a living from spewing hate to frightened, little people.

 

c) You’re religious…and compassionate and smart and stop to listen to what people like John Corvino have to say about the subject.

 

Corvino has also put out an intelligent little video titled Born This Way?, for anyone who has ever found themselves defending homosexuality by saying stuff like, “Sexual orientation is not a lifestyle choice. We’re born that way!

If you do have a favorite homophobe (religious or not) in your circle of family and friends, consider getting them Corvino’s new book, What’s Wrong with Homosexuality?

(h/t: The Dish)
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Evangelical Homophobe Claims That Gays Are Intolerant of His Views

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Imagine that. All this time we were under the impression that it was the bigots and homophobes who lacked tolerance and respect for the LGBT community. Apparently not. According to some poor hurt soul over at Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, it’s the other way around.

When it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage, are Evangelical Christians actually the ones more ridiculed than homosexuals?

In the media’s narrative, you would think that homosexuals are the poor souls who have been banished by society like ugly stepchildren and are now rising to overcome incredible odds.

But what about today? Let’s be honest: If you are a conservative evangelical who believes in the biblical definition of traditional marriage then guess what? You are one of the following: An outcast, a bigot, narrow-minded, a “hater” or all of the above.

So here’s a question that may be a bit rhetorical in nature: Is it not the responsibility of the homosexual activist leaders to become much more vocal and preach tolerance and acceptance of the views from Bible-believing evangelicals?

Arrogant evangelical bastards. As is the case with all bullies, any time the victim stands up for themselves and fights the lies, smear and abuse that is thrown their way, the bully cries foul. When Pat Robertson speaks of marriage equality leading to bestiality, child molestation and pedophilia, there’s not one damn reason for gays and lesbians to preach acceptance of those perverted views.

Anyone who would deny another human being the same rights that they themselves enjoy is a narrow-minded, bigoted hater and they deserve all the scorn and ridicule that is thrown their way.

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When in Doubt, Blame the Gay Guy – for Everything

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Another conservative dinosaur raises its big ugly homophobic head. In a USA Today piece, former senator and Mr. Conservative himself, Jim DeMint, recycles the tired old argument that gay marriage leads to a deterioration of traditional marriage and is therefore responsible in part for the welfare state.

Without strong families grounded in marriage, we cannot hold back the ever-expanding power of government. As the marriage culture weakens, Big Government grows. Just look how the welfare state has expanded as the unwed childbearing rate has grown from single digits in the 1960s to more than 40% today.

Marriage policy exists to encourage a man and a woman to commit to each other permanently and exclusively as husband and wife and to be father and mother to any children. Sound marriage policy strengthens civil society and reduces the role of government.

Oh please. We’ve all heard these empty arguments from homophobes before. They speak of preserving traditional marriage but it never seems to dawn on them that their own marriage breakdowns and divorces have done more to damage their phony take on traditional marriage than anything same-sex marriage could ever do.

David Boaz of the Cato Institute rips DeMint to shreds.

Yes indeed. Stable families are less likely to be on welfare…But DeMint and other social conservatives make a logical leap when they connect that point to gay marriage. Gay people making the emotional and financial commitments of marriage is not the cause of family breakdown or welfare spending.

When DeMint says that “family breakdown” is causing poverty – and thus a demand for higher government spending – he knows that he’s really talking about unwed motherhood, divorce, children growing up without fathers, and the resulting high rates of welfare usage and crime.

So why raise the problems of broken families and then propose to prevent gay people from getting married?

Indeed. What exactly do gays and same-sex marriage have to do with the problems plaguing the family unit? And how does anyone’s “traditional marriage” get affected, adversely or otherwise, by the decision to marry by two people of the same sex who love each other? It doesn’t of course but it does serve as a convenient scapegoat for bigots to 1) feed their homophobic mania and 2) further blame the ills of society and government on a group which for the most part, does not vote Republican.

As the author suggests, if one was serious about tackling the issue of “family breakdown”, then it would be far more prudent to put in place a ban on divorce and premarital sex. But conservatives would never suggest doing anything that radical. Why not? Because conservatives are quite aware that Republicans do get divorced and Republicans do engage in premarital and adulterous sex. No need to upset them when it is…

…far better to pick on a small group, a group not perceived to be part of the Republican constituency, and blame them for social breakdown and its associated costs.

The good news is that Jim DeMint is out of congress and locked up in some corner office at the irrelevant Heritage Foundation where no one needs to pay attention to anything he says or does. Except when it’s time to mock him, of course.

The bad news is that the monkey in the video below is still in congress.

 

Yeah, that’s it Stevie the Wonder Boy. The constitution never mentions gay marriage so it must mean it’s against marriage equality. Fucking idiot.

I really have no more patience for these people. None at all.

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I’m Not Gay. Why Should You Be?

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Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss may have inadvertently started a brand new meme. When asked if his views on same-sex marriage had changed in light of fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s newly found support for gay marriage, Chambliss had this to say:

“I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.”

Okay. Understood…which leaves me to think that there is no reason that the same ‘logic’ used by Chambliss on gay marriage could not be used on a number of other important issues.

Let’s see…

“I’m not a woman. So I’ll never have a probe shoved into my vagina against my will.”

“I’m not a woman. So I’ll never get pregnant by way of rape and forced to carry a baby I don’t want.”

“I’m not a woman. So I’ll never have a gang of old male politicians sitting around telling me what I must or must not do with my own body.”

“I’m not poor. So I’ll never have to forgo proper medical care because I can’t afford health insurance and have to wait until I’m seriously ill to get emergency room care.”

“I’m not part of the middle class. So I’ll never have to rely on Social Security and Medicare to help me through my later years.”

“I’m not an African-American. So I’ll never have my vote suppressed by Republican state legislatures intent on stealing elections.”

“I’m not a child born in the United States to an undocumented immigrant father. So I don’t have to worry about my family being ripped apart and sent away to a land I’ve never known.”

“I’m not a foreigner living in the Middle East. So I don’t ever have to worry about the United States invading my country and killing over 100,000 of my fellow citizens and doing it all on a case built of lies and misinformation.”

“I’m not a 20-year old soldier. So I don’t have to worry about losing my life or getting my legs blown off fighting in an illegitimate war cooked up by 60-year chickenhawk politicians like myself who used student deferments to get out of serving in Vietnam.”

Right, Chambliss. You’re not gay. But you are a soulless, uncaring prick.

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