Religious Right activists have compared the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor, warning of imminent divine judgment and civil war.
“No matter what, the Court’s ruling does not upend millennia of truth,” former Rep. Michele Bachmann said. “Many Americans will choose to follow God’s ways rather than this Court and they should suffer no penalty for doing so. The Court has flung open the gate to lawsuits from those pushing the gay agenda against those who disagree with same sex marriage.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, reacted with guns blazing and said God will withdraw his protection from America. He called the ruling a “civilization-changing decision that destroys our nation’s heritage of Biblical marriage. May God forgive our Supreme Court majority for its arrogance and self-apotheosis.”
Invoking biblical history, he warned: “Both Moses and Jesus stated that it was God’s law that ‘a man will leave his father and mother and a woman will leave her home and the two will come together as one.’ That defined marriage…The Supreme Court ruling is heartbreaking for the turmoil it will mean for our nation’s future.”
Gohmert indicated two justices should have recused themselves, observing: “It is clear beyond any doubt that Justices Kagan and Ginsberg have held exceedingly strong opinions that same-sex marriages were constitutional by virtue of their having performed them.”
He further warned: “If Moses, Jesus and contributors to the Bible were correct, God’s hand of protection will be withdrawn as future actions from external and internal forces will soon make clear. I will do all I can to prevent such harm, but I am gravely fearful that the stage has now been set.”