scalia and other absurdities


In his dissent in the same-sex marriage case, Supreme Court Justice Scalia says that marriage being between one man and one woman was: “… until 15 years ago, the unanimous judgment of all generations and all societies  …”

What? All generations and societies? Did he really miss all the polygamy recorded in the Bible? And historically in Europe, Africa, among Native Americans, and among Mormons and Muslims? It’s still going on today in some quarters. There are also examples of societally-accepted group marriages and, unfortunately, child marriages.

One man and woman: not unanimous, not all societies, not for all time.

Meanwhile, there are people trying to say that their religious freedom is being squelched because they can’t legally discriminate against people due to sexual orientation. Their religious freedom actually would be in danger if they were forced to ordain gay pastors, forced to marry gay people, forced to worship a gay god, or forced to interpret their holy books as endorsing gay marriage, but no one is even suggesting that.

I like to say, “Love the bigot, hate the bigotry,” and that’s why I want to give a big kiss to all remaining homophobes, male or female (insert smiley here).

Now we can just say “marriage” and not “same-sex marriage” or “gay marriage” and the whole issue will slide into the proverbial dust bin of history.

On the social front, we have other fish to fry, such as the murder and blind hatred of trans people, murder and blind hatred of black people, ongoing sexism, etc. Only 47,000 social justice milestones to go.



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