Republicans want to see it in black and white

Posted: 06/17/2015 in Screwed
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The Republican Motto (never give up, never surrender!) might sound great, but it can make life difficult when practiced in real life.  Take, for example, the case of Carol and Thomas Person.  Back in the 1970s they fell in love and decided to get married.  Nothing could be simpler, right?  Wrong.  Yes, they were an interracial couple, but the outcome of Loving v. Virginia had removed all barriers to that in 1967.  So they got their license, went to the local courthouse, found a judge, and said “Marry us.”  The judge looked at them and said, “No.”  Why?  It offended his religious beliefs.

Oh, you thought this recent spate of hating people because you’re religious was NEW?  How naive can you get.  It’s a part of almost every religion. There in the part that makes believers think they are right and the rest of the world is wrong.  True, it’s mostly practiced by the fringe element, but it’s always there.  And it’s always been there.  Let’s face it, what better excuse can you have for your own spite than “God told me to do it”?  Neither logic nor reason can counter an argument like that.  That’s why the GOP loves it so much.  No thinking required.

Why do I bring up a 40-year-old case now?  Well, North Carolina had a law defining marriage as between one man and one woman, but the feds said it was unconstitutional.  So Republicans in North Carolina are trying to do an end run around that decision.  They hope to pass a law allowing judges to refuse to marry “some” couples if it offends the judges’ religious beliefs.  And if you think they’re going to restrict “some” to “gay”, you haven’t learned a thing.  Before they’re through, it’ll not only mean gay and interracial, hell, it’ll mean Democrats.

See what I mean?  Forty years later, they’re still at it.  Never give up, never surrender: it’s not just a motto.  For conservatives, it’s a way of life.

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