In some scientific and other intellectual circles, this is a BIG deal.
“I made that comment to paraphrase a spiritual song, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in which the three were given a choice—to bow to the image of Nebuchadnezzar or burn in a furnace,” Scarborough said in the statement’.
“‘We will burn’ means that we will accept any sanction from the government for resisting today’s Supreme Court decision. We do not support any violence or physical harm.”
‘During the same call, Scarborough had encouraged pastors to say, “shoot me first” if bakeries, and florists are “persecuted” for refusing service to LGBT individuals’.
‘He has not explained that remark’
‘Apparently, Pastor Rick “The Human Torch” Scarborough‘s convictions mean nothing to him’.
‘Just before the landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide that conservatives think will usher in a new age of darkness, complete with plagues of toads and blood rain, Scarborough made an oopsie’:
“He said that, should gay marriage be legalized nationwide, he would set himself ablaze”.
“We’re simply being preemptive and saying, no matter what the cost, we are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and we will burn,” Scarborough said during a recent National Emergency Coalition conference call hosted by fellow homophobic bigot E.W. Jackson’.
The Supreme Court announced yesterday a 5-4 decision allowing same sex marriages in all 50 States. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the decision was about “dignity”. Hmmm.
The Court’s hard core opposition, Allito, Thomas, and Scallia, joined by Chief Justice Roberts tried to hide their religiously grounded views by claiming that no where in the Constitution is their guidance on what constitutes marriage. Alliot wondered whether the Country had now entered a slippery slope where religious views would be exiled to the privacy of ones home. Hmmm (where else should they be?).
To the extent that marriage is never mentioned in the Constitution, the minority is correct that the Federal Government has no Constitutional right to define “marriage”. The Constitution does have a 14th Amendment, however, which provides due process and equal protection under the law to all citizens. Herein lies the clue of why the minority…
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