Not only did the Supreme Court in a pair of decisions do all but legalize homosexual “marriage” in all 50 states, but if you defend traditional marriage, it decreed that you are a bigot who is just out to demean and humiliate homosexuals and deprive them of their rights.
As Justice Antonin Scalia summarized it in his dissent, the majority opinion is that you are an “enemy of the human race.”
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 5-4 decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, said, “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.”
Notice the assumption that a homosexual pairing is a “marriage.” While the court technically didn’t decide on the legality of homosexual marriage, the court assumed it. Thus, the ruling has the effect of legalizing homosexual marriage by acknowledging that states can pass homosexual marriage laws and ruling that any law that doesn’t recognize those marriages is assumed invalid.
Scalia observed that “by formally declaring anyone opposed to same-sex marriage an enemy of human decency, the majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.”
The ACLU agrees with him. “Scalia’s dissent is absolutely on the money,” Executive Director Anthony Romero said to Politico. “It’s going to open the floodgates for litigation applying equal protection standards to laws discriminating against LGBT people.”
The majority opinion is a neat piece of leftist propaganda and circular reasoning that Scalia cuts through in his dissent.
“In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement,” Scalia wrote. “To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homosexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence — indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.”
So add the Supreme Court’s opinion that conservatives are “enemies,” as Scalia said, to the fevered fantasies of our Homeland Security Department, which within weeks of Obama’s ascension to the Oval Office began issuing reports and warnings about the terrorist threat posed by Christians, military veterans and other conservatives.
Don’t forget the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS (no, it’s not over), crackdown on Christian evangelizing in the military and all the other myriad ways this Administration has demonized the Tea Party, Bible-believing Christians and Jews, and anyone else who stands in its way.
Led by a president who is openly hostile to “bitter clingers,” there are now two branches of federal government that officially consider conservatives in general “the enemy.” If not for Republicans in Congress, that would no doubt be three branches.
Islamic terrorists are partners in foreign policy, but at home conservatives, particularly religious conservatives, are the enemy.
And we’re already being targeted for punishment. In California, legislation is making its way to the governor’s desk to remove nonprofit status from the Boy Scouts for their stance against allowing homosexual adults in the organization.
It only took a few hours after Wednesday’s DOMA and Prop. 8 rulings for Capitol Hill to start buzzing with proposals to remove tax-exempt status from religious organizations that believe homosexuality is a sin and that refuse to perform gay marriages.
The chatter got so pervasive that President Obama felt obliged to mention churches in his statement welcoming the DOMA ruling. He said, “On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital. How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that.”
Notice he didn’t say he would oppose efforts to make those churches conform, and given his track record, it’s a safe bet someone in his Administration will be meeting soon with Harry Reid about just that.
As predicted, religious conservatives are the nail, and now the Supreme Court has handed homosexual activists their long-sought hammer.