This is the progressive blog of Jim Swanson, author of "The Bush League of Nations." His focus is to set the record straight regarding the crimes and misdeeds of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and the Republican Party (GOP), and to help provide a way forward for America.
"Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?"—Gimli, Lord of the Rings
Monday, May 25, 2009
Whatever the California Supreme Court Decides on LGBT Marriage Tomorrow, We Shall Overcome Someday
At 10 a.m. PT tomorrow (May 26) the California Supreme Court will announce its decision on whether or not to overturn Proposition 8, an amendment to the California state constitution (passed by a majority of California voters last November) banning same-sex marriage in the state.
I’m a progressive heterosexual Christian who fought against Prop 8 and is appalled at the Christian Right's upside-down version of Christianity—Pro-Rich and Pro-War—and its war on the LGBT community and the U.S. Constitution, including the separation of church and state.
But I’m almost hoping that the legal efforts to overturn Prop. 8 are unsuccessful.
Good God, why?
Because I’d relish another fight at the California ballot box against the Forces of Darkness who oppose LGBT rights.
I’d like to see a light once again focused on rightwing churches, a light that would be much brighter and harsher this time around.
I’d like to see political pastors like Rick Warren squirm a little more, as they realize they’re on the wrong side of history, human rights and Christ’s ministry.
I’d like to eliminate the rightwing argument that it was liberal out-of-control judges who imposed their personal “agenda” on the people of California.
I’d like to be able to say that the people of California, especially progressive Christians, finally stood up for the LGBT community … and themselves.
Yes, if needed, let’s have another rumble at the ballot box.
Whatever the California Supreme Court decides on LGBT marriage tomorrow, we shall overcome someday.
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