Anti-Gay Groups Sign Pledge To Defy SCOTUS' Prop 8 & DOMA Rulings
A ragtag coalition of anti-gay groups including the Family Research Council, NOM, Focus on the Family, the Liberty Counsel and more have issued a joint statement promising to defy the Supreme Court should the justices rule against Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act next week.
Reads the symbolic statement in part:
Experience and history have shown us that if the government redefines marriage to grant a legal equivalency to same-sex couples, that same government will then enforce such an action with the police power of the State. This will bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights. We cannot and will not allow this to occur on our watch. Religious freedom is the first freedom in the American experiment for good reason.
The Supreme Court has no authority to redefine marriage and thereby weaken both the family and society. Unlike the Legislative Branch that has the power of the purse and the Executive Branch which has the figurative power of the sword, the Judicial Branch has neither. It must depend upon the Executive Branch for the enforcement of its decisions.
As Christians united together in defense of marriage, we pray that this will not happen. But, make no mistake about our resolve. While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the true common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross.
There are so many logical loops made here that I'm too dizzy to know where to begin, but JoeMyGod's comparison of this pledge to the "impotent" Manhattan Declaration is a great place to start. "That they felt the need to retread this garbage today only tells us how they are completely convinced that an epic and delicious (for us) case of the sadz is coming," Joe writes.
Still, this statement full of illogical circular reasoning is unacceptable and causes blatant and direct harm to a segment of the American population. Shame on this who's-who list of dbags/