Even nutty right wing homophobes can have good ideas

Social and religious conservatives are worried that the US Supreme Court is going to announce soon that it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriages, and fear that this will lead to the end of the world. They have been issuing vague warnings that they will defy the decision, though it is not clear what form those actions could take.

After all, when it comes to the right to abortion that was also accepted by the Supreme Court, they have managed to fight a guerilla war against it by making it difficult for women to get abortions by imposing all manner of constraints on facilities that provide them, threatening and even killing doctors who provide them, and harassing women as they enter the clinics.

But what can you do about same-sex marriage? Marriage is something that most people seek to do at some point, not just same-sex couples, so they do not occur in a few localized and easily identifiable places. People get married all the time and all over the place in large numbers. It would be impossible to monitor all registrar’s offices and places where weddings occur on the off-chance that a same-sex couple is involved.

Joseph Farah writes for the World Net Daily, a place where the nuttiest of people can find a warm embrace for their appalling views. He, like so many others, is worried about the court enabling same-sex marriage. But Farah has a solution. Rather than fight same-sex marriage, he suggests that opponents find a state that strongly opposes it, get all like-minded people to move there, and then have that state secede from the union and become a separate nation that upholds god-fearing values.

Is there one state in 50 that would not only defy the coming abomination, but secede in response? The rewards could be great. I would certainly consider relocating. How about you?

The founders of this country found a place of refuge in America and shaped it into the greatest self-governing nation in the history of world. Just think what one state could do if it simply stuck to the principles that made this country great? Americans wouldn’t have to cross an ocean to rediscover what brought most of our ancestors here. We could simply drive.

Are any states so inclined?

I myself think this is a wonderful idea. Its main attraction is that the rest of us would be rid of these awful people. The main downside is for those decent people who happen to already live in the state that draws the short straw because now they would be faced with the stark choice of moving out or be forced to congregate with bigots surrounding them on all sides.


  1. aziraphale says

    Why not the Crimea? Lovely climate and Putin certainly agrees with them. They would have to learn a new language, but one must suffer for one’s faith.

    Travel costs would be minimal as they would leave all their stuff behind, in accordance with Matthew 19:21.

  2. says

    I think that would work. The state secedes, then goes in flames, chaotic and bankrupt and gets reabsorbed by the rest of the US and nobody speaks of that kind of idiocy again in public. If only that wouldn’t mean countless tragedies and suffering…

  3. naturalcynic says

    Would there be enough to fill Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas? Then Austin would have .to be like the old West Berlin
    If not, Louisiana, Alabama & Mississippi? With the exception of NO.
    If not even that many, South Carolina.

  4. says

    A better idea: Move the wingnuts to Puerto Rico, and move the Puerto Ricans to Texas, Florida or wherever they’d like to settle.

    The wingnuts need to be physically isolated to protect others. And since Puerto Rico isn’t a state and can’t vote for presidents, it’s politically isolated. Two-fer (provided the Puerto Ricans are willing to do this).

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