Add the American Decency Association, really just a handful of cranks with a P.O. Box in Fremont, Michigan — only about an hour from where I live — to the list of Christian right groups flipping out over the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings and cranking up the paranoia machine:
As we look back on history there are dates which we now see were crossroads, turning points for nations and cultures. July 4, 1776; June 6, 1944. December 7, 1941; January 22, 1973. Battles fought, decisions made – some establishing goodness and justice, others are dates that “will live in infamy.”
I believe today, June 26, 2013, is the latter. A date when the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage, and undermined true marriage – one man and one woman – which was instituted, not by any government, but by God.
No it won’t. In 10 years, 20 years max, it will be a blip on the radar. Within a generation, people will wonder why on earth it was such a big deal. The only mention of it will be in celebration along with cases like Brown v Board of Education and Loving v Virginia as major advances in equality. And you and your friends are going to be looked at in exactly the same we look at George Wallace and the segregationists today, with a mixture of astonishment and disgust.
Consider the following short list of what may be in our future :
1. Hate crime laws will be increasingly instituted and enforced. Will pastors be prosecuted for preaching what God’s Word says regarding homosexuality and refusing to perform same sex “marriage” ceremonies?
2. Homosexuality will be a protected class by the government. Christian school teachers and administrators, pastors, business owners, etc. could be charged with discrimination if they speak out against or refuse to embrace homosexuality.
3. Organizations such as our own American Decency could easily lose their (c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit status as we continue to call homosexuality what it is – SIN.
4. God will not bless a nation that puts a stamp of approval upon that which he calls an abomination. The evidences of God’s displeasure are evident and becoming more so with each passing day.
None of those things will happen, of course. The discrimination laws do not apply to someone merely speaking out against anything. People are allowed to be as openly racist as they want to this day. The KKK is allowed to hold rallies on public property, as they should be. The same will be true here. You can yell and scream and express your hatred to your heart’s content. You can hold rallies on the courthouse steps about how horrible it all is. And no one will try to stop you. We’ll laugh at you. We’ll call you bigots, because that’s what you are. But this idea that you’re going to be hauled off to jail is moronic.