Christians like Rick Sanatorium have made it clear they won’t recognize the Supreme courts ruling on SSM unless of course it sides with him. Then this hypocrite will say see the court has spoken and we all must obey it. Let’s see what side other out spoken Christians have been on who claimed the supreme court couldn’t alter “God’s law”.
It was Christians who were in support of “separate but equal”, the religious argument then was as follows.
will open the floodgates of hell in the South. Raping, mobbing, lynching, race riots, and crime will be increased a thousandfold; and upon your garments and the garments of those who are responsible for the passage of the measure will be the blood of the raped and outraged daughters of Dixie, as well as the blood of the perpetrators of these crimes that the red-blooded Anglo-Saxon White Southern men will not tolerate. The bible is on our side and we shouldn’t mingle with the coloureds.
It was Christians against a man and a woman of different colors mixing.
“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”
Every hateful and tired argument has been used over and over to deny others simple freedoms and liberties.
The Presbyterian Church in the United States has been enabled by the Divine Grace to pursue, for the most part, an eminently conservative, because a thoroughly scriptural, policy in relation to this delicate question. It has planted itself upon the word of God and utterly refused to make slaveholding a sin or nonslaveholding a term of communion. They further claimed the bible justified the enslavement of the Negros as did many Christians of the time.
Unsurprisingly, conservative Christianity was hostile to women’s suffrage, just as it’s been hostile to women’s progress every step of the way. Women’s “God-given” roles were routinely referenced in arguments against giving women the right to vote, such as when Susan Fenimore Cooper—daughter of James Fenimore Cooper–wrote in Harper’s that “Christianity confirms the subordinate position of woman, by allotting to man the headship in plain language and by positive precept.”
Pain relief during childbirth.
The Bible explicitly lays out pain in childbirth as Eve’s punishment for sin, so unsurprisingly, that’s what many Christians in the 19th century believed had to be so. Once reliable pain relief in childbirth began to be developed, therefore, there was a lot of resistance to it from Christians who feared it defied God to let women have some relief.
Hostility to Catholic immigrants was a large part of the reason temperance mania took over many Protestant communities in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite the fact that Jesus was a wine drinker, abstinence from alcohol—and forcing abstinence on others by force of law—became a major Christian cause during this period, leading up to Prohibition.
From the beginning of the “birth control movement,” Christian conservatives fought to keep women from being able to have sex without getting pregnant. Devout Christian Anthony Comstock successfully convinced Congress in 1872 that contraception was ungodly, leading to a federal ban on sharing birth control information across state lines.
There is also the case where pharmacists refused birth control to unmarried persons claiming pre-marital sex was an affront to God. The supreme court had t force the issue.
The point is Christianity has been used to support some awful things. The biggest problem is there are so many people who make up Christianity and so many sects of Christianity and as such so many interpretations of the bible.
In every instance given the Christians who supported these things were wrong and the Supreme court overturned the state laws. In every instance a majority of states held the view that these were right and just, supported largely by Christians and Christianity being used as the crutch. Almighty God’s word as the reason to support these terrible injustices.
In every example Pastors and Priests called for civil disobedience. They claimed the courts had not the power to change the will of the states. They used the “military unlawful order clause” to justify disobeying the court. Citing the world of God as justification to continue injustice before and after the courts ruled.
The same is true today of SSM. The vocal Christians claiming the will and word of God as a reason to deny simple protections under the law to SSM couples and supporters. Then as now the claim was falsely made that passage of this by the courts would ruin America and God would turn away from us if we obeyed the courts “unlawful” decision because it wasn’t “the will of God”.
Same old tired and hateful arguments from 100s of years ago still being used today.
These outspoken Christians pretending to speak for God himself were wrong about slavery, wrong about interracial marriage, wrong about prohibition, wrong about every major rights movement in this nations history. They are wrong today.
Do all Christians feel this way? No. Given time even those outspoken in support of slavery and the biblical view now see slavery as wrong. Those outspoken against interracial couples now see it as wrong to deny couples the protections of the law because they aren’t the same color. Given time this issue will solve itself as well and not a peep will be heard as all will simply accept the rights of SSM under the law.
So my friends ignore Rick Sanitation and ilk like him. They are on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of justice, the wrong side of love and the wrong side of Christianity itself. By using their bible to make any human less than themselves they aren’t following it’s words of love for all people.
Rick Saniflush should be flushed down the toilet of life and out with all the other garbage that came before him professing God’s love of slavery, God’s demand women not vote, God’s command to discriminate against anyone they disagree with.
Well Rick Santorum I love you anyway because my God unlike the false way you preach and worship demands I love everyone. I don’t respect you, I don’t follow you, I oppose the stupidity you spew. But I do love you because even you are my brother.
Now please go away you’re making Christians look bad.
It’s sad I know the bible is used to justify all manner of hate from the holocaust, to the genocide of native Americans, to denying basic rights like my peoples freedoms of religion, freedoms of speak and our God given rights to pursue happiness, life and liberty. In reality Christianity is complex and most Christians don’t and never stood for any of these things but the squeaky wheel you know.
It sucks that people suck so badly and have to feel superior to others and use what is supposed to be a faith of love for all people to justify such stupidity. I’m thankful most Christians think with their hearts and aren’t like Rick Pukeatorium. But the media loves dividing us and lying for ratings. If you believe the media then you’d believe falsely that all Christians are hateful, hurtful, uneducated in their own faith, bigoted, twits like the few gathering all the press. These same people in the day would have argued for slavery, for suppressing women, for denying pain medications during childbirth, for separate but equal. And they’d still be wrong.