Thursday, December 6, 2012

God hates it when fags marry; Mexico is going to hell

Sean Ewart

She's only saying what 74% of evangelicals are thinking.
The Mexican Supreme Court unanimously ruled to approve gay marriage in the entire nation of Mexico on Wednesday.

This news comes as the Supreme Court of the United States contemplates whether or not it’s going to deal with the issue – and there’s no guarantee SCOTUS won’t uphold a federal law banning gay marriage.

Mexico is now, on the books, a less bigoted nation than the United States of America.

Not to shit on Mexico, because seriously, that’s awesome; but the U.S.A. is supposed to be the leader of the free world and yet we’re still being puritanical in our law books when it comes to the gays.

Not everyone would agree that “God Hates Fags,” but enough people in power agree that god hates it when fags marry that, well, they can’t.

Look no further than Protestants as the culprits.

According to a Pew poll, 58% of them oppose letting the gays marry. 74% of white evangelicals feel this way and 62% of black Protestants agree with ‘em.

Again, these bigots might not think toting signs declaring “God Hates Fags” is a solid strategy to win friends and influence people. But they can quote 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 for you:

“Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

… and they vote accordingly.

The same Pew poll shows that a resounding 72% of “unaffiliated” people – those, like me, who have a hard time basing their lives around a book that talks seriously about the existence of talking donkeys – support gay marriage. 

This is why any real push for human rights must include a push against, at the very least, fundamentalist religious faith. Religiosity and bigotry go hand-in-hand.

And it isn’t like Mexico doesn’t have religious people. It’s just that Mexico is showing the United States that religion doesn’t make for reasonable public policy.

Have fun in hell, Mexico, I’ll see you there.

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