Although a weapon like same-sex marriage able to jeopardize the existence of the world’s largest religion sounds terrifying, the Vatican went a step farther and claimed the recent democratic vote in Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage is not only a clear and present danger to Christianity, it was a “defeat for humanity.”
Tt was no great surprise that evangelicals followed the lead of two congressional Republicans and issued religious orders restraining the ‘wrong’ kind of Supreme Court Justices from fulfilling their duly sworn Constitutional duty.
The crux of South Carolina’s argument in support of discriminating against gays is that if it constitutionally permissible to discriminate against women, then it is perfectly legal to discriminate against gays.
It is why although the law appears only to target the LGBT community and allow the ‘faithful’ to legally punish same-sex marriage partners by refusing to hire, serve, or provide them with medical care, it is important to remember there is no mention of gays in the law.
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, has made headlines lately by elevating the bible over the Constitution in what seems to be a widely held opinion in Alabama. Because the bible says gays are an abomination to god, it drove Moore to order other state judges to ignore federal court rulings allowing courts to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Maybe the President regrets intertwining government and religion when he continued George W. Bush’s Faith-Based initiatives. Now they are using their connection to the White House to exact recompense in the form of permission to discriminate against the gay community according to their “deeply-held religious beliefs” the Supreme Court cited mercilessly in its ruling for Hobby Lobby.