Obergefell v. Hodges: to Hell with these United States of America...

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The Supreme Court of these United States just issued their decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, repudiating the rule of law under the U.S. Constitution, but also the laws condemning sodomy across all human history. Our august justices simply adore men lying with men and women with women—what do nature and nature's God have to do with it? Wee Five all decked out in our black robes peering down from our great eminence and seeing the rebellious hearts of slugs and moles living in places like Mississippi, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Indiana...

Wee Five laugh them to scorn!

Now see here, you putrid souls who fear God rather than man; either you begin to issue marriage licences to men who lie with men and women who lie with women, or we'll send Tim Cook and the NCAA—but this time also the Department of Homeland Security—to take over your statehouse and county courthouses. You ignoramuses. You homophobes. You discriminators between orifices and their use, you!

Sit down, shut up, and listen. We're done with your Christian faith, you hear? Done! 

You're hateful and we're not gonna allow it any longer. You saw what we did with the Confederate Flag yesterday, didn't you? Wait and see what we do with your spiteful, nasty holy book tomorrow!

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And what of Chief Justice Roberts on this one? Well, somehow he found it within himself to be in the minority, writing a dissent signed by the two usual suspects, Justices Thomas and Scalia (Alito also dissented). But in his dissent, Roberts is trusting that our memories are short—very, very short—and that we can't recall what he wrote yesterday.

Here is the beginning of Roberts's dissent:


Petitioners make strong arguments rooted in social policy and considerations of fairness. They contend that same-sex couples should be allowed to affirm their love and commitment through marriage, just like opposite-sex couples. That position has undeniable appeal; over the past six years, voters and legislators in eleven States and the District of Columbia have revised their laws to allow marriage between two people of the same sex. But this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. The people who ratified the Constitution authorized courts to exercise “neither force nor will but merely judgment.” The Federalist No. 78, p. 465 (C. Rossiter ed. 1961) (A. Hamilton) (capitalization altered).

This man who regularly, and as recently as yesterday, has assured his place in infamy by legislating from the bench should be scorned by every legal scholar, judge, law student, and citizen, liberal or conservative. He is so gloriously pompous in his self-contradiction.

Chutzpah doesn't touch it.

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And the decision itself—what of it and our nation?

God has already spoken:

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.

"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”

Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him! (Psalms 2)

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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