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(reaction to the SCOTUS rejection of a challenge to the D.C. marriage law)

[W]hat the Supreme Court has set up is the greatest civil war between the church and the gay community. And let me just state for the record, we don't want that fight. We love our gay brothers and sisters. But if the Supreme Court is not going to acknowledge the fact that we have a right as religious people to have a say-so in the framework of religious ethics for our culture and society, then we reject the Supreme Court on this issue.

Rev. Anthony Evans, http://queerty.com 62 Comments [1/23/2011 4:01:44 AM]
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jaysus

you have the right to be crazy. you do NOT have the right to inflict your crazy on other people.

1/24/2011 5:34:47 PM

vaiyt

But if the Supreme Court is not going to acknowledge the fact that we have a right as religious people to deny rights to our fellow human beings, then we sit on the ground and BAAAAWWWWWWWW.

1/24/2011 5:45:13 PM

Lotus-thing

Uhm...How does allowing legal marriage for gay couples mess with churches...At all? The churches that don't want to marry gay couples can just be all "Sorry, find a different spot for the ceremony," and leave it at that. This is simple, truly, genuinely simple. Why do so many people seem to just not get it?

1/24/2011 7:54:20 PM

werewolf

Tony, I'm sure it has been explained to you in civics class that the Constitution draws a line separating church (any church) and state.

The issue of gay marriage is about civil rights not some drummed-up nonsense about religion.

1/24/2011 8:17:21 PM

Alencon

In a secular society any religious based argument is useless. It may impact your viewpoint, but it has no weight as a argument in the public arena.

And guess what? Thanks to Article 6 and the First Amendment we have a secular society and a secular government.

The current official oath of office is as follows:

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. [So help me God.]

Note that the "So help me God" is optional and may be omitted. Cry all you want but that's the fact jack.

1/24/2011 9:44:22 PM

Panz

Waaaa, they won't let us persecute others, WAAAAA

Listen asswipe, you can have all the religious say you want, you just can't have religious laws. Laws are what the SC deals with

1/25/2011 8:20:45 AM

Xotan

I'm a bit fed up with these trendy acronyms like scotus and potus. I think I understand them - they're something like an alternative for hocus pocus.

1/25/2011 3:44:36 PM

Ms. D

As much as I hate the fight that ensued over DC's gay marriage law - we are a fair and equality-minded citizenry with these principles enshrined in our laws, and are sick of federal interference in local government - I kind of think to myself: "bring it." DC is the one place that gay marriage would likely succeed in a popular vote. Public opinion polls show 65%+ approval for gay marriage among registered voters. Our electorate is largely well-informed, active, and not easily influenced by wingnuts. It would be fun to hand the fundies a big bowl of crow to eat after a successful popular referendum.

1/25/2011 10:28:22 PM

Toni

"We love our gay brothers and sisters."

That's why we don't want them to have any rights and why we fill them will shame so they become depressed and suicidal.

1/26/2011 5:39:55 PM

TheJebusFire

A church does have the right to decide who they want to preform marriages for. It is their property, and I personally have no problem with that.

However, the church has no right to tell the rest of us who we can and can't marry.

1/27/2011 10:23:33 PM

kuribo

Rejecting the Supreme Court? Isn't the Court set up by the Constitution? Therefore, you reject the US Constitution?

You god damn commie.

2/5/2011 4:07:35 PM

Renon

Except that marriage existed LONG before you religion did. And that marriage is not the trademarked property of religion. ha-DURR.

6/11/2011 7:05:45 PM
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