The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston held that Gay Marriage bans are unconstitutional. America’s promise as a truly egalitarian home of liberty and freedom shines through today. The bigots have lost this battle. The fight goes on as I’m sure that the Christians will not give up their targeted attacks on this minority. The current witch hunt will go on. Christians are nothing if not dogged in their desire to constantly attack weak and marginal peoples. The use of the Bible has long been a favored tactic of Christians to hold others down and to demonize someone, anyone as long as it makes them feel good about themselves. The fact is that many Christians only feel good when they are attacking something as ungodly or blasphemous. They are second only to Muslims in their desire to force their religious absolutism on anyone but themselves.
Christians constantly attack gay marriage by terming it blasphemous and calling homosexuality an abomination. The Sanctity of Marriage must be upheld, they love to scream irrationally. Yet, some 50% of Christians obliterate the sanctity of their sacred marriage rites through the dissolution of their own marriages with divorce. Usually, those divorces are sought because one or both spouses committed adultery or the marriage dissolves over finances. Yet, no one screams about the sanctity of marriage at these times.
One of the champions of Sanctity of Marriage laws is Rush Limbaugh. Dear Rush has been divorced at least three times and is a drug addict. Allegedly, he cheated on each wife with the next. I’m sure he isn’t finished with his ride down divorce alley.
The Battle will continue as the bigoted Christians will not concede defeat in their battle for the “Sanctity of Marriage.” No matter how many of the bigots are divorced themselves, they will demand that others be held to a higher standard. After all, Christians are not expected to be perfect. They’re only expected to hold others to that higher standard.
Hypocrites and bigots seem to be attracted to the Christian cause. This is simply the latest example in centuries of overt bigotry, racism and persecution of minorities and “the other.”
BOSTON (AP) – A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples, a ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In its unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the 1996 law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman discriminates against same-sex couples because it doesn’t give them the same rights and privileges as heterosexual couples.
The court didn’t rule on the law’s other politically combustible provision, which said states without same-sex marriage cannot be forced to recognize gay unions performed in states where it’s legal. It also wasn’t asked to address whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
The law was passed at a time when it appeared Hawaii would legalize same-sex marriage. Since then, many states have instituted their own bans on same-sex marriage, while eight states have approved it, led by Massachusetts in 2004.
|Population Segment||Have Been Divorced||No. of Interviews|
|Non-evangelical born again Chrisitans||33%||1373|
|Associated with non Christian faith||38%||197|
|Atheist or agnostic||30%||269|
|All born again Christians||32%||1712|
|All non born again Christians||33%||2080|