The downpour of delusional paranoia from the Christian right continues to be torrential. Janice Shaw Crouse has an almost perfunctory column in the Moonie Times — yes, she’s defending “traditional marriage” in a newspaper owned by a church that performs mass fixed marriages — with the usual blather:
These decisions repudiate — with a vengeance — the sacred trust of the Founders who built this great nation “under God” and on a foundation of Judeo-Christian principles that have stood the test of time.
Worse, the rulings warn of a future where Christians will have a choice: Keep silent about their faith or face not just being cast as a social pariah, but harsh retribution in the form of fines and imprisonment. It is hard to envision such an outcome, but the pivotal changes and losses of religious freedom and freedom of speech over the past few years portend a bleak future Christians must take seriously.
Fines and imprisonment? Try FEMA concentration camps, you weak-kneed appeaser! It’s almost like they’re just playing wingnut madlibs at this point. Just take a bunch of scary words, jumble them up and put them on the page. And they’ve managed to turn not getting their way into getting thrown into prison.