Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Starnes: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience over gay marriage - Really?

Todd Starnes claims that Christians simply will not obey same-sex marriage. According to Starnes:
"We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line," read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. "We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve."

"While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross," the pledge states.

The signees are a who's who of religious leaders including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, National Religious Broadcasters president Jerry Johnson, Pastor John Hagee, and Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse.
That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever! Exactly what is it that they propose to do or not to do? The signers are really a “who's who” of “look at me.” Moreover, one does not warn the Supreme Court. It's bad form and it doesn't work. Is Starnes saying that these people will deliberately deny service to gay couples in violation of some state and local laws? What will that accomplish?

In fact, what possible harm comes to these people if gay folks get hitched? That question remains unanswered.

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