Michael Reagan, son of Ronaldus Magnus, is being pummeled by liberals for his attack, via an editorial, on gay marriage.
I, on the other hand, am happy that the truth is finally out there. No more hiding behind legal arguments or arguments about procreation. Reagan said plainly what most of those opposed to same-sex marriage are trying to hide:
This fight over Proposition 8 isn’t just about saying it should be legal in the eyes of government for two people of the same sex to get married in California.
It’s ultimately about changing the culture of the entire country; it inevitably will lead to teaching our public school kids that gay marriage is a perfectly fine alternative and no different than traditional marriage.
There is also a very slippery slope leading to other alternative relationships and the unconstitutionality of any law based on morality. Think about polygamy, bestiality, and perhaps even murder.
Yep, he said all that. The son of President Reagan said that if we allow homosexuals to get married, it will alter the culture such that folks will soon be able to marry as many goats as they want and then legally kill anyone who doesn’t like people marrying goats.
The intensity of the fight against same-sex marriage is a direct result of the cultural angst that religious zealots are experiencing, much like the angst that many whites are feeling about the browning of America. The zealots believe it is a matter of immorality versus righteousness and the forces of righteousness must rise up or else.
Right Wing Watch reported on a weird conversation between a Christian talk show host, Rick Wiles, and Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention—the largest Baptist denomination in the world and the largest Protestant body in the United States, according to Wikipedia.
The conversation began this way:
WILES: I have to admit I’m at a loss to understand the complacency and apathy of tens of millions of American Christians who are standing by, twiddling their thumbs while their nation is transformed into a socialist, homosexual, anti-God, anti-biblical morality cesspool. I fear that the moral decay has accelerated and worsened to such a degree that it is now impossible to halt the decline without a major catastrophe crippling the nation. […]
The Bible is full of examples to what happens to a nation that goes into idolatry and witchcraft and sexual sin, it always ends in disaster, always. So why aren’t we telling the American people that if you allow the Supreme Court to rule that homosexuals can marry, you have just committed national suicide. Why isn’t anybody standing up?
Right Wing Watch reported that Luter, the Baptist pope, “told Wiles that he agreed with his analysis that the US may end up being ‘destroyed’ like Sodom and Gomorrah over same-sex marriage.”
And just who might be the destroyer in that Sodom scenario? How about that crazy little dictator in North Korea? Yep:
WILES: You know at precisely the same time the Supreme Court is hearing these arguments on same-sex marriage in Asia a crazy man in possession of nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un, is openly saying: I have ordered our military to position our rockets on US targets in Hawaii, Japan, Guam and the mainland of the United States. He has gone into a full state of war this week. I don’t know, Pastor Luter, I don’t know if anybody is — I know they’re not — they’re just not putting this together. You got this happening over here and you got this happening over here: could the two be connected? Could our slide into immorality be what is unleashing this mad man over here in Asia to punish us?
LUTER: It could be a possibility, I’m not that strong in prophecy but I would not be surprised that there’s not a connection there simply because of the fact we’ve seen it happen in scripture before. I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage, at a time when we are debating whether or not we should have gays leading the Boy Scout movement, I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he’s saying.
I remind you that Luter represents at least 16 million Baptists in the United States. And I submit to you that fundamentalist religion is the only thing capable of poisoning a human mind to the point that it would construct and utter such absurdities. And I further submit to you that those whose minds are poisoned by Christian fundamentalism in America make up a significant chunk of the Republican Party.
As I have said many times before, this is the same kind of thinking at the root of Quran-inspired terrorism, the difference being that these days our jihadists expect God to do the dirty work for them using an instrument like that wacky, and dangerous, dictator in North Korea.