Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Extreme Religious Right and Its Apocalyptic Rants on Marriage Equality
Less than a week after the SCOTUS ruling that made marriage equality the law of the land, we've seen and heard the apocalyptic predictions from people who've vowed to disobey the law.
Here are some of those unhinged predictions:
Far-Right: Flee America Before God Destroys Us For Gay Marriage!
Todd Starnes: Gay Marriage Ruling Leading To Floods, Tyranny
Alabama Activists Warn Of America’s Destruction, 'Sodomites' Taking Over Education In Wake Of Marriage Decision
Mat Staver: Kindergartners Will Be Forced Into Same-Sex Relationships Following Supreme Court Marriage Decision
The Ten Plagues Of Gay Marriage: Conservatives Warn Of Terrorist Attacks, War And Prison Due To SCOTUS Ruling
Plagues, terrorist attacks, floods, the end of civilization as we know it!
But I have a question for the hysterics on the extreme religious right: What was God punishing America for when the worst attack on American soil, September 11, 2001, happened? Some could just as well say it was God's judgement on the SCOTUS's ruling in Bush v. Gore. And I'd ask the same ninnyhammers why God sends destructive, killing tornadoes to mainly southern Bible Belt states? What is he punishing there?
The video below is a perfect metaphor for where this country is on the issue of LGBT rights and marriage equality: Young Americans who, by overwhelming majorities (liberal and conservative), will continue to prevail, and all this End of Everything As We Know It! nonsense will fade away: