Oh man. I’ve been having a great time reading the hysterical reaction from the religious right to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings, but this article in Charisma News is the best one yet. It’s an all you can eat buffet of stupid and crazy, most of it quoting wingnut movie reviewer Ted Baehr, also a Worldnutdaily columnist.
“Neither the court, the state, the president, the Congress, nor even the voters have the right to legalize same-sex marriage,” Baehr says. “It violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which states that Congress can’t deny anyone the freedom to worship.”
Okey dokey. Apparently, “worship” includes the right to force everyone else to do whatever you think God wants them to do, or not do. Fascinating.
“Furthermore, since Samuel Rutherford wrote Lex, Rex, which clarified the rule of law posited by the Magna Carta, all of these forms of government have been under God’s law in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. When king or ruler is above the law, he often acts in imperious and dictatorial ways, for the very nature of power is to corrupt the powerful, unless it is restrained by God’s law. Constitutionally, therefore, the courts can’t tell any Jew, any Christian or any church or synagogue who can and cannot be married.”
Uh, they’re not doing that.
Baehr notes that the idea to abolish marriage and the family comes from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels, which produced such mass-murdering tyrants as Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Castro.
And if anyone was trying to abolish marriage or the family, that might actually be relevant. Isn’t the wingnut mind fascinating? But wait, it gets better:
“The increasingly socialized federal government does not have the right nor the authority to violate God’s law; they have also violated their own Constitution and the will of the governed. When they do that, they are just like King George. They have abdicated their moral and legal authority and are subject to indictment, trial and just punishment.
“Now all those who freely exercise their inalienable right to religious faith must stop acting like useful idiots and fellow travelers by going along to get along and instead stand for your God-given rights by proclaiming loud and clear that these government servants have crossed the line into illegal activity that has no authority and makes them criminals.
Maybe he should join forces with Larry Klayman. He can act as prosecutor at one of those “citizen grand juries” that Klayman holds in a barn in Arkansas.