After President Obama tweeted #LoveWins following the Supreme Court decision that mandates marriage equality in all fifty states, Franklin Graham bemoaned it for creating new grounds for discrimination against churches. Todd Starnes piles on more paranoia, reminding him that many evangelicals have declared this open season on Christians.
Starnes shows a graphic featuring every GOP Presidential candidate and added that all of them are vehemently opposed to the decision. We're shown a clip of Mike Huckabee saying that he will have no part in this decision, essentially invalidating the ruling of the Highest Court in the U.S. Franklin Graham added,
"God gave us marriage and God does not change HIS mind...Who's to say a few years from now that a man cannot marry his daughter or two men could marry one woman, I mean, where do you draw the line?
Franklin Graham continues the hateful movement started by his dad, Billy. Franklin has gained notoriety from his relentless persecution of Islam, because he's competing with Pam Gellar to be the number one hate-monger of Muslims.
Graham is also a mean-spirited Christian nationalist, and one of the most consistent voices arguing that Christians in this country are being persecuted, victimized and “excluded from the public square.” And, over the past few years, he has carved out a well-deserved reputation as one of the United States' leading religious-based Islamophobes.
Instead of inheriting his father’s mantle, Franklin Graham seems to be on the road to occupying the space left by the death of Topeka’s anti-gay madman, Fred Phelps.
Thankfully for his judgmental followers, Graham has taken a short respite from hating Muslims to denounce marriage equality. But his hate is borne out of love, love for the salvation of LGBT Americans. He explains,
'Do I wish ill to gay couples? No, I don't, but I want them to know the truth: that they're living a sinful life and a sinful relationship and God is going to judge sin one day, and the bible says that sinners will be separated from him in a place the Bible calls Hell. I love gay couples enough to warn them that God is going to judge one day and I want them to repent and to believe on the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ so they can be saved.'
Starnes proclaims that the Supreme Court's decision means gay rights trump religious liberty.
You think the cultural purging of the Southern States has been breathtaking, wait until you see what the activists are about to unleash on American Christians.
The sheer number of lawsuits and hate-crime charges will be staggering, he predicts.
Starnes reduces the comparison of marriage equality and traditional marriage to evil versus good. That's because human dignity is always trumped by a vengeful and hateful god, Starnes is certain of that.
'Given the choice of obeying God or the government, I believe Christians will obey God, even if there's hell to pay.'
Gag me! Constitution, God's law, the Bible, sinful lifestyle, blah blah blah. The downside of this momentous ruling that makes the U.S. infinitely more humane will also bring out vociferous zealots who hide behind their sanctimonious beliefs to justify the hate in their souls.