Reprinted from Mike Malloy Website
There is a last-ditch effort being made by those good Christian Republicans to prevent gay folk from having equal rights. The Supreme Court will soon announce its ruling on marriage equality, and the GOP wants to make sure they decide in favor of the haters, not the lovers.
Huffington Post has more:
"As the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage bans looms, the right wing has begun their assault on reason and intellect with the standard dire warnings, threats, and fear mongering in the form of corporate boycotts and revolt. As usual, their claims include flagrant misinterpretations of their favorite documents, the Constitution and the Bible, as well as an assumption that no one will either read up on or bother to revisit history.
"Earlier this week, Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, in an unfortunate choice of words, suggested that homosexuality is being 'crammed down [the] throats' of Christians, noting that Tiffany's & Co is 'advertising wedding rings for gay couples.' Graham is calling for a boycott of the jeweler and Wells Fargo, both of which apparently use same-sex couples in their ads. Ironically, he posted his outrage on Facebook, whose CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg, marched alongside his employees in 2013 in San Francisco Pride.
"And then there's Tom DeLay. Remember him, the former House Majority Leader from Texas who was convicted of money laundering, was accused of taking contributions from Russian oil executives to influence his vote on an IMF bailout of the Russian economy, was involved in the K Street Project, misused federal investigative agencies, and was involved in the Jack Abramoff scandal, which, like any really good scandal, included sex shops, hookers, and sweat shops that forced workers to have abortions? That Tom DeLay?- Advertisement -
"Yes, he's the same Tom DeLay who danced on Dancing With the Stars to the tune of "Wild Thing," in a solid rookie performance, scoring 16 out of 30.
"He's back, on camera, stoking homophobic fears and warning of a massive revolt if the Supreme Court rules to strike down gay marriage bans. 'If this Supreme Court rules against marriage, all hell is going to break loose,' DeLay said Thursday on The Steve Malzberg Show.
"DeLay went on to say that he had pledges signed by politicians, including -- who else? -- Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, who have vowed to defy a ruling by SCOTUS. Of course, neither of them holds any political office, but why should that matter? They're the dynamic anti-gay duo."
Tom DeLay -- another paragon of moral virtue, like all the hypocrites who slammed Bill Clinton for his affair while hiding deep, dark, and possibly illegal transgressions of their own.
What was that bit in the Bible about casting the first stone? And while we are speaking of the Good Book and the Supreme court decision ...
One wonders, how would Jesus decide?