GOP angry court did not rule its way
After the re-election of President Barack Obama, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus stated that '"The Republican party had to quit being the stupid party."
As nearly as I can tell they have not taken that advice to heart. It is still the party that does not believe in science and is still dominated by religious fundamentalism. In addition, it does not believe in the right of our democratic institutions to make and enforce laws.
According to today's Republican Party you can obey the laws that you like and just ignore the ones that you don't. I don't believe that's what it says in the Constitution that all Republicans wave about, but few of them have actually read.
Likewise now that we have affirmative Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and the rights of Americans to marry whomever they choose, we are treated to the spectacle of Republican presidential candidates spouting nonsense about the "illegitimacy of the Supreme Court."
Isn't it odd that we never heard this when the court rulings were going their way? The Republican Party only believes in democracy when things are going its way; otherwise, not so much.
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Having said that, let's face facts. Gay marriage is 99 percent about money. It is about sharing benefits, gaining tax advantages and other financial interests.
Here is the funny thing about gay marriage. Along with the right to marry comes the right to divorce. Gay people are going to find out what straight people have known for years. Marriage is about love and divorce is about money.
There are untold numbers of divorce lawyers happy that this law passed. They are going to have a whole bunch of new clients once some of these gay marriages hit the fan. Sometimes you get what you ask for.
No loss for Christians
Many of my Christian siblings are upset with the Supreme Court decision to declare gay marriage constitutional. For us, marriage is between one man and one woman and any deviation is seen by many as evidence of the increasing moral decay of our once-great nation.
However, it is important to realize that many of our brothers and sisters in Christ rightly think that gay marriage should be legal and that the ruling was not a defeat for Christians, it was a victory for freedom. And that makes our nation even greater.
My Christian siblings and I should have the freedom to express disagreement on the grounds of our faith. But above all, the parties involved have the freedom to carry out their individual will.
As Christians, imagine how we'd feel if Islamic Sharia law came to prominence in this country. Similar subjugation is something the homosexual community has dealt with since the birth of our nation. And in the name of freedom, such fetters have now finally been cast aside.
It is the role of our Savior — not law — to call us to sanctification. We are called by Christ to be righteous. We are called by America to be free.