Supreme Court DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings Spark Twitter Explosion: 30 Most Hilarious Conservative Reactions
Conservatives React Outrageously Across Social Media To Supreme Court's Rulings
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 (Prop 8) were both effectively struck down by the Supreme Court earlier today. The decision was widely applauded on social media by liberals, LGBT and allies. Republicans and conservatives were surprisingly silent, perhaps disoriented from the defeat.
That didn't stop some conservative opponents of same-sex marriage from taking to Twitter, Facebook and talking to reporters to vent about the ruling. We've compiled the 30 best conservative reactions and freak-outs for you:
Mike Huckabee decided to speak for Jesus and concluded that many tears would be shed:
Sorry Mike, but Jesus isn't Glenn Beck or John Boehner, he probably doesn't cry at the drop of a hat.
My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: "Jesus wept."— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2013
5 people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of CA and Congress combined.And bigger than God.May He forgive us all.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2013
Huckabee found an ally in Michelle Bachmann who proclaimed:
"Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted," said former congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). "What the Court has done will undermine the best interest of children and the best interests of the United States."
When did all of these Republicans start getting a direct line to God?
Supreme Court overrules God.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 26, 2013
Glenn Beck, never one to refrain from saying stupid things, jumped in with abject worry about Muslim marriages with Rand Paul:
In a video captured by Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski, the purportedly libertarian Senator and popular talk show host worry about a host of bizarre "logical" consequences of the moves toward marriage equality, with Beck asking "who are you to say that, if I'm a devout Muslim, I come over here and I have three wives, who are you to say if I'm an American citizen that I can't have multiple wives?" Paul nodded, saying "people take it to one extension further - does it have to be humans?...I'm kinda with you...we should not just say 'oh, we're punting on it, marriage can be anything."
Because why stop at insulting one minority group when you can insult ALL of them? Nothing like getting in a dig at Muslims while belittling gays, eh, Glenn?
After SCOTUS decisions, Glenn Beck and Rand Paul worry about "devout Muslims who come over here and have 3 wives" http://t.co/wwi56PhUk7— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) June 26, 2013
It wasn't long before the "slippery-slope" crowd showed their faces and declared that this was the start of pedophilia/incest/bestiality/(insert assorted social evils of choice here):
The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
Why shouldn't minors wishing to marry be afforded the same "equality" rights as same-sex couples?— Mark DeMoss (@MarkDeMoss) June 26, 2013
Why do proponents of same-sex marriage act like America is lagging behind the rest of the world when only 15 nations have legalized it?— Mark DeMoss (@MarkDeMoss) June 26, 2013
Virigina provide to be quite a goldmine:
The Rev. Rob Schenck, chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, based in Washington, D.C., quoted on The 700 Club website "One thing is true, the Supreme Court has no authority when it comes to the nature of marriage. That authority belongs to the Creator whom our Founders declared is the source of all our rights."
Those of you who know history/the Constitution will recall that the 1st Amendment explicitly established a separation of church and state and forbade the establishment of a state religion. The Founders, were not a Borg-like hive mind, rather they were a diverse group of people who included agnostics, deists and atheists.
Del. Bob Marshall, R-Prince William County, an architect of the Va. 2006 amendment voters approved to prohibit same-sex marriage suggested that the mysterious gay agenda was at work because the rulings would create an environment where gay rights supporters could TAKE OVER THE WORLD, leading to the "complete submission of those who support traditional marriage and morals under their thumb.
Not that it would matter because the world would surely end now, "And when countries or states adopt policies like this they are suicidal in the long run. They are very damaging to individuals and society in the short run, but they cannot be sustained in the long run simply because of the nature of the policy."
The ruling also had the delightful side effect of exposing some people as hypocrites. House Judicial Committee Chair Goodlatte, who roundly praised the Supreme Court for gutting Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, found he wasn't as much of a fan when it came to DOMA and Prop 8:
House Jud Cmte chair Goodlatte: "Preserving the institution of traditional marriage is crucial to the stability of our society." #doma— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 26, 2013
Ralph Reed, head of the conservative Christian Faith and Freedom Coalition, made comparisons to George Orwell's "Nineteen-Eighty-Four," deciding that this was exactly what Oceania and Big Brother would do:
"Today's Supreme Court opinions on marriage are a stunning and indefensible display of judicial activism," Reed said in a statement. "The Defense of Marriage Act merely codified what federal law already stated with regard to marital benefits. It passed Congress with a bipartisan majority large enough to pass a constitutional amendment and was signed into law by Bill Clinton. There has never been any attempt by either party to repeal or modify it."Reed called the rulings "an Orwellian act of judicial fiat."
Yeah, gay marriage is what makes us like "1984," not the NSA PRISIM program, mass government wiretapping and domestic surveillance programs, the military-intelligence-prison-mercenary-industrial complex or the erosion of Miranda rights and growth of a militarized police force. Nope, it's gay marriage that's Orwellian.
The conservative version of the book apparently has Winston get a gay marriage in Room One.
Public statements from anti-gay groups who condemned gays and liberals with generous terminology:
National Organization for Marriage
...The case was heard by a homosexual judge in San Francisco who himself was engaged in a long-term same-sex relationship. To nobody's surprise, the judge invalidated Proposition 8. This decision was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an opinion written by liberal judge Stephen Reinhardt, despite the fact that Reinhardt's wife advised the plaintiff lawyers in this very case. Reinhardt refused to recuse himself from the case.
"There is a stench coming from this case that has now stained the Supreme Court. They've allowed corrupt politicians and judges to betray the voters, rewarding them for their betrayal. It's an illegitimate decision. We and millions of other Americans will refuse to accept this rogue decision rewarding corruption. " Brown said.
Family Research Council's Bryan Fisher pre-emptively told everyone to ignore the ruling, before he even knew what it would be:
@rwgreer DOMA restricts no rights. Gays have equality: can marry 1 non-relative member of opposite sex like everybody else.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 25, 2013
Then when it happened he became rather hysterical, in what looks like some sort of mental break Fischer declared the end of the United States as a democratic nation and proclaimed the creation of a judicial dictatorship:
With the DOMA decision, we have ceased to be a constitutional republic. The words "We the People" are now meaningless.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
One man, Kennedy, has decided marriage policy for 315 million people. That is tyranny. All hail the king.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
God defined marriage at the dawn of time as one man and one woman. What God has defined, the Supreme Court may not redefine.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
Sodomy-based marriage is an egregious violation of the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God." May God have mercy on us.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
In our battle to defend marriage as God has defined it, we will never give in. We will never, never, never, never give in.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
Solzhenitsyn: "One word of truth outweighs the whole world." That includes the Supreme Court.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
The battle now turns to defending religious liberty. The DOMA ruling is the greatest threat to the 1st Amendment in history.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
What we need: a governor in a state with a marriage amendment to say: the Court has issued its ruling. Now let them enforce it.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
Scalia right about DOMA: "We have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation."— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
If policy is "irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court...the people will have ceased to be their own rulers." ~ Lincoln— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
1/2) "A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God....— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
2/2) An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law." Martin Luther King. DOMA: just. SCOTUS: unjust.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
"The opinion which gives judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional...would make the judiciary a despotic branch." ~ Jefferson— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
"Judges (as) the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions...would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." ~ Jefferson— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) June 26, 2013
If all else fails the reliable fall back is to threaten gays with hell and weep about being oppressed:
This is a Roe v. Wade-type decision, with massive implications for the future. And, for religious liberty.— Russell Moore (@drmoore) June 26, 2013
The SC should not provoke us to write off gays, their supporters, or any breathing soul. God's love is everlasting. More gospel, not less.— David Mills (@dmills_mills) June 26, 2013
Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage: 'Tragic Day for Marriage and our Nation,' State U.S. Bishops http://t.co/pQcZ26chiy— USCCB (@USCCB) June 26, 2013
This evangelical seemed resigned, and he was quickly attacked for it:
I have said for years that the #gaymarriage debate is over. It is an inevitability.— Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) June 26, 2013
@JohnLomperis No. Evangelical churches are holding the line on sexual morality.— Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) June 26, 2013
Oh boy....it seems even Evangelicals aren't allowed to say a neutral word about gay marriage without getting savagely attacked. Just imagine, if this is what people feel comfortable saying in public, what are they saying in private?
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