Sylvia Driskell is mad as hell and she’s going to take those homosexuals to federal court so that it can be determined, by a judge, whether or not being gay is a sin. Yes, you heard that right, her lawsuit requests a United States District court to rule on whether or not loving or being attracted to someone of the same gender is a sin.
Last time I checked, courts don’t rule on whether or not something is a sin. You see, courts rule on whether or not something violates established laws and protections laid out in the Bill of Rights. What they do not do is determine if a person is committing a sin, that’s up to a religion; and wait, doesn’t that sound sort of like the very Sharia law that right-wing conservatives claim is threatening America?
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
An Auburn woman calling herself an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against all homosexuals.
Sylvia Driskell, 66, said in the suit that she is petitioning the U.S. District Court of Omaha to be heard “in the matter of homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, or not a sin?”
In a seven-page letter framed as a lawsuit, she cited Bible passages that described homosexuality as an abomination and against nature, and she said never before has the nation or the state been “besiege(d) by sin.”
“Will all the judges of this nation judge God to be a lier [sic]?” Driskell asked.
She said she petitioned the court because she feels it imperative to stand up for the moral principles on which the nation was founded. (Source)
Looks like Mike Huckabee or Ben Carson might have their VP pick ready to go, just in case Sarah Palin is out on another book tour and unavailable. Seriously though, I think this woman may be mentally ill, but unfortunately, it’s not a huge stretch from the mentality that many people on the far right are operating under currently. We’ve recently seen legislation proposed in a number of states that would allow people to discriminate against the LGBT community because, you know, religious freedoms. This lawsuit by a religious fanatic who has no idea of how courts or government actually work is just icing on the cake and proof how far out of touch some people on the fringe of the culture wars really are.
Move on over Ted Cruz, Sylvia Driskell just one-upped you on the defense of America and the world from the scourge of LGBT equality. Here’s the fun part – lawsuits require the defendants to be served papers to appear in court to defend themselves. I wonder how that’s going to work? If she’s filing this suit against all homosexuals, how can the court possibly serve every known person in the world who may or may not be attracted to members of the opposite sex? Also, doesn’t the U.S. District Court of Omaha have limited jurisdiction, including not ruling on religious laws? After all, this country was founded on religious freedom which is addressed in the First Amendment prohibiting the government from favoring or endorsing one religion over another.
I know I’m addressing an utterly absurd lawsuit with too much logic, but I hope the judge at least makes her explain exactly how she proposes the court track down every gay, lesbian or bisexual person in the United States (or even just Nebraska) in order to make them appear in court. Better yet, I would really love for Sylvia Driskell to provide proof that she’s a legal representative of God and Jesus Christ. That would be a hoot.
Watch the video from Inform below:
A judge dismissed an Auburn woman’s lawsuit against homosexuals Wednesday, saying a federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters.
“Other forums, freely accessible to citizens of the United States, exist for the purpose of addressing questions of religious doctrine,” wrote U.S. District Judge John Gerrard.
He said Sylvia Driskell’s complaint, which consists of seven pages of her personal and religious views on homosexuality, also didn’t specify what relief she was seeking from the court, allege how she was being injured or identify any specific defendants to be served. (Source)
Looks like that darn, pesky Constitution has shut down an “ambassador for God” yet again!
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