By choosing to Do Nothing today, the Supreme Court has escalated the homosexual war on religious freedom. The same-sex “marriage” juggernaut is now cleared to run roughshod over Christians nationwide.
Many if not most observers expected the Supreme Court to take at least one of the cases for which review was sought in which the issue of whether same-sex marriage bans were constitutional was squarely presented.
None of the Supreme Court’s decisions in DOMA or the Prop. 8 litigation decided that issue.
But the Supreme Court did not take any of the cases, leaving in place Court of Appeals decisions that seem to clear the way for same-sex marriages in numerous states.
Like the man said, “if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
Jonathan Adler writes that the Supreme Court might still take a case in the future, but I don’t see how that is realistic considering how expansive the pending cases were in terms of geography. In the states for which review was sought there will be marriages undertaken, a complicating factor if the court were to rule in the future that same-sex marriage bans were not unconstitutional.
Which means that in at least 30 states now, refusal to embrace same-sex “marriage” on religious grounds is punishable as a matter of law. And it’s only a matter of time before religious freedom is eradicated nationwide.
“You can practice your religion,” they’ll say. Except you can’t earn a living while practicing it. That there is the antithesis of Freedom and a crime against Liberty. No Founding Father would have countenanced such a result.
Yet here we are, at the mercy of militant homosexuals, an intolerant minority if I ever saw one, dictating de facto fascism under the guise of “equality.”
Wanna bet the polygamists aren’t salivating right now, with the pederasts and incest-obsessed in tow? Licentiousness is all the rage, and if you cling to some outdated notion of morality it’s you who has the problem because the law is no longer on your side.
You know what’s coming. Catholic priests who refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies will be subject to fines and vilification, because the homo-fascists hate them even more than they resent the odd Christian baker, florist or photographer. Adam and Steve want to sashay down the aisle at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and woe unto him who stands in their way.
Our First Amendment — “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” — was intended to give equal stature to all religions. Alas in our now, ahem, “enlightened” age, up is down, right is wrong, left is right, and only approved religions that comply with the diktats of homosexuality are still permissible.