Monday, July 6, 2015

Let us have a civil disobedience


The marriage debate is done but there are dead enders. Several conservative Christian leaders have been calling for civil disobedience in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Matt Barber entertained me with his version this morning at the Christian Post titled “Christians, It May Be Time for Civil Disobedience.” I am not sure that I understand exactly what Barber, nor any similar advocates, think Christians should disobey. There are just so many wedding vendors.

More importantly the strategy of civil disobedience is supposed to effect change. Do these people expect Justice Kennedy to change his mind? What is the purpose of all this noise other than to express disapproval which, at this point, is comparable to a schoolyard taunt.

The good news is that marriage equality is the law of the land and that is not going to change. While these good Christians have been having a collective hissy fit, thousands of gay couples have married. I wonder which of those marriage most affected Mr. Barber's (second) traditional marriage. Could he name the betrothed?

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