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Anarchy? Hundreds Of Christian Groups Make Strong Pledge If Supreme Court Supports Gay Marriage

by David Badash on June 21, 2013

in Hate Groups,Marriage,News,Politics,Religion

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Over two hundred Christian anti-gay organizations and even one infamous politician have signed a letter threatening, essentially, anarchy, if the Supreme Court even opens the door to same-sex marriage. The letter includes inflammatory rhetoric and threatens they will ignore any positive ruling from the nation’s highest court, because God’s law, they claim, trumps man’s law.

But what’s even more shocking than the language and threats used are some of the people who actually signed the document.

Of course, the usual suspects like venomous anti-gay preachers and certified anti-gay hate groups appear on the list. But so do people like the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue and Dr. Ben Carson, who just retired from Johns Hopkins after making highly-offensive comments about the LGBT community.

“We cannot and will not allow this to occur on our watch,” they state — although don’t specify what they will do if they don’t like the Court’s rulings.

And while they aren’t specifically threatening to riot in the streets and aren’t suggesting any acts of violence, their words could be fuel — or seen as a call to action — for others to do just that.

“Considering that Staver and others who signed this declaration have predicted that any ruling in favor of gay marriage will lead to civil war, one has to wonder just how these anti-gay activists intend to resist any such ruling,” writes Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing Watch.

“While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the true common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross,” the letter states, using phrases like “make no mistake about our resolve,” and “we will not stand by while the destruction of the institution of marriage unfolds in this nation we love.”

And they specifically threaten the very authority and continued validity of the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming “its power rests solely upon the legitimacy of its decisions in the eyes of the people.”

Falsely claiming “the Supreme Court has no authority to redefine marriage and thereby weaken both the family and society,” and that they “pray that this will not happen,” the signatories, among them household names of anti-gay hate, write:

If the Supreme Court were to issue a decision that redefined marriage or provided a precedent on which to build an argument to redefine marriage, the Supreme Court will thereby undermine its legitimacy. The Court will significantly decrease its credibility and impair the role it has assumed for itself as a moral authority. It will be acting beyond its proper constitutional role and contrary to the Natural Moral Law which transcends religions, culture, and time.

They are also claiming their “religious freedom is at stake if the Court rules in favor of marriage equality — and that it will lead to a police state.

Experience and history have shown us that if the government redefines marriage to grant a legal equivalency to same-sex couples, that same government will then enforce such an action with the police power of the State. This will bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights.

So just who are these unhinged religious zealots? They call themselves the Freedom Federation, and the list of more than 200 signatories reads like a page from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s anti-gay hate groups list. In fact, ten of the SPLC’s 37 anti-gay hate groups have signed the letter, including:

American Family Association
American Family Association of Pennsylvania
Americans for Truth About Homosexuality
Family Research Council
Illinois Family Institute
Mission America
The Pray in Jesus Name Project
Traditional Values Coalition
Traditional Values Coalition
You Can Run But You Can Not Hide International

But that’s not all.

The list also includes its co-author, Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel, and Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern.

Also, Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bishop Harry Jackson, Ken Blackwell, Tony Perkins, Jim Garlow, Janet Parshall, World Net Daily’s Joseph Farah, Gordon Klingenschmitt, Peter LaBarbera, Matt Barber, Janice Crouse, Janet Porter, Linda Harvey, Bradlee Dean, James Dobson — the founder of the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family — Richard Land of the Southern Baptists Convention, Star Parker, Pastor Rick Joyner, Pastor Robert Jeffress, Cindy and Mike Jacobs, Don and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, Gary L. Bauer of American Values, and of course, Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Reed is, of course the notorious former leader of the Christian Coalition and a good pal of felon Jack Abramoff.

The good news is we now have, in one document, a list of 200 of America’s worst religious extremists.

And what’s fascinating, then, are the names not on this list of signatories.

Like the National Organization For Marriage, or Brian Brown or Maggie Gallagher, the Manhattan Declaration’s Eric Teetsel, Pastor Rick Warren, Scott Lively, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rick Santorum, or Rick Perry — which says a lot about just how radical, crazed, and theocratic these folks who signed the letter really have become.

Here’s the complete document:

Freedom Foundation’s Marriage Solidarity Statement 06-2013

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{ 15 comments }

BJLincoln June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Do they believe this will influence the courts ruling? It won't
Can this lead to some sick person acting out and maybe hurting someone? Very likely.
Will they protest like those Pink people in France? Who care!

Just keep in mind that it is easier to right a wrong than to wrong a right or take one back.

Nice of them to put all their eggs in one basket!

dakotahgeo June 22, 2013 at 2:09 am

Not only that, but I wonder if they realize that their names, locations, and even places of business can be tracked down with ease! This has been a Godsend for any person who has these extremists in their sights. Really not a good move!

sdfrenchie June 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

News flash! They're not the only ones who love this country and they are far outnumbered by those who are not like them. If our government doesn't have the balls to stop them before they even start anarchy, then they are no better and should be removed from office.

We need to know if these organizations or individuals are claiming non-profit status and not being taxed. If so, they should be taxed for pushing this far into a political issue. They also need to be jailed for even threatening anarchy and civil war. They do not speak for all of the people in any of their states and they are a menace to all of society and the (formerly) progressive nature of this country.

Is the Obama administration going to wait until they stand by their threats or is it going to pull the plug before it begins?

We shall soon see if the Supreme Court judges are too chicken shit to do the right thing and vote according to the Constitution or if they will bow to these freaks out of fear for their lives or positions on the bench. In the past, the Court has done the right thing by civil rights when it came to racial discrimination and women's rights. Women are losing their rights again and gay people have never enjoyed equal rights in a nation that vowed from it's beginning to grant them to all.

So let these assholes rise up and we'll see if the police and military join them or bring them down. That will speak volumes to the whole world about how much our politicians (all sides and all members) stand by our Constitution and either raise our status or knock us out of the running for being a world-class nation.

We've had enough of the religious mafia and its intimidation and forcing its way into politics rather than doing what their religion proclaims, such as loving its neighbors and helping the poor and needy. If they're so big on protecting their religion, why don't they study the Amish, start their own communities and stay the hell away from the rest of us so we can get on with our lives.

jtslexky June 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Or, you could do the same thing?

dakotahgeo June 22, 2013 at 2:15 am

In going over this grotesque list of these extremist christian terrorists, it is interesting to note that the majority of signers and groups are clustered in FL, TX, a smattering about the south, one in MN… wait a minute! These yeahoos are nothing but a small band of whiners who have been around since the zealots and Pharisees disappeared. This is not going to make diddly-squat of an impact on the country, SCOTUS, or true Christian churches! And the wind blows…………

sdfrenchie June 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

We did. There are gay communities in every major city around the world. And I'll be damned. Every time we clean up a neighborhood and make it beautiful the straight people move in. And we all live happily ever after in beauty and acceptance of one another.

Any other questions, jt?

SeanLiberty13 June 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

A who's who of grotesque, parasitic, 100% EVIL, anti-American, Nazi trash.

dakotahgeo June 22, 2013 at 2:19 am

Personally, I think you're being way too kind.

Buffy June 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

They're no different than the KKK members and other racists who reacted with obstinance and violence when segregation and interracial marriage were overturned. They should be treated no differently.

MiddleGrounds June 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I had to laugh when reading this. Their ignorance about law is laughable at best. We do not live in a theocracy and never will.

fabucat June 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm

So how will they protest this? They won't gay marry! How hard is that for them? Where are the riots, marches and occupations? They're paper tigers. Morons.

dakotahgeo June 22, 2013 at 2:17 am

Please don't denigrate morons… they can't be held accountable for wayward christians.

dakotahgeo June 22, 2013 at 1:03 am

NOW… I understand the need for Drones!!! Bring 'em on! If they want to die for a cause, I'm sure we can oblige them! About 300 drones per area should cover it. It won't last long.

essijay June 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

I have just one thing to tell 'em…

Jack Abramoff

bndkllr2 July 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Why don't we just give them their own state, so they can have a theocracy, beat women to a pulp who don't submit to their husbands, watch their kids get infected with STD's from their "abstenance only education," go bankrupt paying their medical bills out of pocket, and drive on broken roads and bridges because they hate taxes?

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