Thursday, July 24, 2008

Talkin' About A Revolution

Orson Scott Card, a Mormon science fiction author with wide crossover appeal, has put to paper his thoughts on the same-sex marriage issue. He's agin it. So much so that he thinks it will ultimately result in the overthrow of the US Constitution. Money quote:

"What these dictator-judges do not seem to understand is that their authority extends only as far as people choose to obey them.

How long before married people answer the dictators thus: Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn."

Hitchens was right: religion poisons everything.


Amanda said...

Wow that was the most disgusting article I've read in a long time. I guess the best thing that can be said is when gay marriage is legalized, this jerk won't want to stick around, and maybe he'll get the hell out of our country.

Tom said...

Thanks for joining the conversation.

Tom said...

Clicked return too early. Anyway, thanks for joining the conversation.

AND...I'm happy to let Mr. Card stay if he likes. Just so long as he understands that because he has the exact same amount of verifiable proof that his "heavenly father and mother" are God as I do that the flying spaghetti monster is God, he can't expect what HIS invisible superbeing says trump what MY invisible superbeing says.