One of my favorite talk show hosts is Mike Malloy, now self-syndicating since NovaM Radio went the way of the DoDo bird. I’m listening to his Friday podcast (which you can subscribe to by clicking here) and his explanation of the Friday Iowa Supreme Court ruling. He made it so clear, without any fluff.
Basically, Mike said, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld that the equal protection clause in their Constitution is there to protect everyone, including gays and lesbians. Yes, they did not LEGALIZE gay marriage. They just said that gays and lesbians have the same right to equal protection under the law that heterosexuals do. If you think of it this way, which is truly how they ruled, then there are no “special rights” as the biggoted right-wing of this country says.
That’s the thing. The right wing and homophobes who use religion to oppress people – just like they did interracial marriage. The Virginia judge in “Loving v. Commonwealth of Virginia” wrote:
Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.
So is it not a surprise that these “Christians” use the bible to now discriminate against gays and lesbians, quoting bible versus. Then again, I remember hearing Jim Wallis, the best selling theologin saying that hypocrasy was the ultimate sin. Who’s to say these “Christians” spewing hate aren’t committing the ultimate sin?