10 Questions Everyone Should Ask Republicans Who Continue to Freak Out Over Marriage Equality

Supreme Court gay marriageThe utter stupidity and ridiculousness we’ve seen over the last couple of days following the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision for marriage equality in the United States is downright laughable.

While I always knew Republicans were going to freak out if same-sex marriage became legal, even I’ve been a bit surprised at just how absurd some of the comments have been.

So, I thought I’d outline 10 questions I think everyone should present to those who seem so “outraged” that our Supreme Court granted millions of Americans their Constitutional rights under the Fourteenth Amendment – rights that they should have already had a long time ago.

1. Considering gay marriage has been legal in Canada since 2005, and in many states in the United States for several years now (as well as 18 other nations worldwide), at what point will “God’s wrath” finally decide to show itself?

2. Since marriage equality has already been in parts of the United States since 2004 (Massachusetts – and in many other states for the last several years), how has it impacted your life? In fact, how has homosexuality in general directly impacted your life?

3. Considering atheists and non-Christians have always been allowed to marry in the United States, and no form of religious ceremony is needed at all to be considered married in this country, how exactly is marriage “defined by the Bible”?

4. Speaking of which, if you believe that the Christian Bible “defines marriage,” do you then not support or recognize all marriages between people who aren’t Christians or didn’t get married by some form of a religious leader?

5. If you’re so concerned about protecting the “sanctity of marriage” then why aren’t you pushing for bans on divorce?

6. Are you aware that the Bible literally says that if you divorce your wife for any reason other than sexual immorality, then marry someone else, you’re committing adultery? Which, you know, is a big no-no according to the Ten Commandments. Matthew 19:9: And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

7. Do you realize that by claiming marriage is a “state issue,” and the state is a government institution not allowed to be ruled by theocracy nor is it created by the Bible, then you’re admitting that marriage has nothing to do with religion?

8. You are aware that the “states’ right/Biblical” argument was exactly what racists used up until 1967 to justify bans on interracial marriage, correct? And it was the Supreme Court which finally had to step in and overturn those bans – just like what happened on June 26, 2015.

*Bonus: Did you know that almost every state that banned interracial marriage also fought against legalizing same-sex marriage? Do you not find that to be a tad bit of a coincidence? Oh – and most were also former Confederate states that supported segregation.

9. How many months/years will have to go by with marriage equality throughout the United States before you finally realize that God’s wrath isn’t coming? For example: If the United States isn’t a pile of rubble and ash 5 years from now, will you finally admit that you were wrong?

10. With 60 percent of Americans in favor of marriage equality (and rapidly growing), including 37 percent of Republicans (and also rapidly growing), how exactly can you justify Republican politicians who claim they’re “listening to the American people” when nearly two-thirds of Americans disagree with them?

Alright, that will wrap up this edition. As always feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook with questions, comments, compliments or concerns. Trust me, I can handle the heat.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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