Freedom Federation Declares Independence From US Constitution

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Well this should be interesting . . . while most of us are hoping for word that the US Supreme Court will uphold the Fourteenth Amendment and clear the way for gays to marry and enjoy the same legal benefits that currently accrue to heterosexual marriages, others are busily beating their plowshares into swords, girding their loins and making like a mighty army marching as to war.

Anticipating a Supreme Court decision on two gay marriage cases that could seriously rock the Casbah, a unit of Christian Soldiers, who have ironically dubbed themselves the Freedom Federation are threatening to stamp their feet, hold their breath and be otherwise really pissed off if SCOTUS finds in favor of marriage equality.

Freedom Federation turns out to be a rag-tag coalition of the usual suspects, anti-gay activists, designated hate groups, NOM [of course], Bill Donohue, leader of the one-man Catholic League, Ralph Reed, etc.

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel and Deacon Keith Fournier, editor-in-chief of Catholic Online, wordsmithed the group’s manifesto which essentially puts SCOTUS on warning that any finding that is contrary to the Freedom Federation’s definition of “Natural Moral Law” will be vigorously ignored by the signatories.

And just in case that doesn’t do the trick? well, then, SCOTUS will just go Poof! [sorry about that]:

The Court will significantly decrease its credibility and impair the role it has assumed for itself as a moral authority. It will be acting beyond its proper constitutional role and contrary to the Natural Moral Law which transcends religions, culture, and time.

To paraphrase:  our law trumps your law—an old standby of religionists who bump up against civil authority.

[Threatening SCOTUS with irrelevance is getting to be something of a meme with the Right because they seem to believe that it was just such an argument, about the court’s credibility and relevance, that swayed Chief Justice Roberts’ decision on Obamacare.]

Nevertheless, SCOTUS’ job is SCOTUS’ job, as defined by the US Constitution, Article III [not as defined by the Freedom Federation]:

The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish . . . The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority . . .

And, until the Fourteenth Amendment is amended or repealed [nullification doesn’t count, guys] we’re pretty much stuck with absolute equality and SCOTUS is pretty much expected to uphold it, in some manner or other.

Evidently, the Freedom Federation is not too confident that things will go their way because they’ve drawn a line in the sand, just in case:

[M]ake no mistake about our resolve. While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the true common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross.

Leading one to wonder what “not crossing that line” entails? they won’t marry same-sex partners? [they already don’t] they won’t allow married gays into their churches, clubs, marches on Washington [they already don’t]? they’ll huff and they’ll puff and . . . what [they already do]?

Meanwhile, the good news is . . .


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Posted by Bette Noir on 06/24/13 at 07:48 AM • Permalink

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Gee, that’d be a shame if they all held their breath until they turned blue . . .

The Supreme Court would “significantly decrease its credibility” with a pro-gay marriage decision?  I think the issue of the Court’s credibility has already been addressed. Where have these guys been?

Comment by bill on 06/24/13 at 01:17 PM

The League of Butthurt Gentlemen.

Oh goshdarn you to heck marindenver, you read my mind (apparently while I was asleep).

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel and Deacon Keith Fournier, editor-in-chief of Catholic Online, wordsmithed the group’s manifesto which essentially puts SCOTUS on warning that any finding that is contrary to the Freedom Federation’s definition of “Natural Moral Law” will be vigorously ignored by the signatories.

So… they’re not gonna marry dudes?  I mean, what does this even entail?  Do they really think that Obama’s jack-booted thugs are going to force them to marry leather daddies?

Bill Donohue, leader of the one-man Catholic League
Ahhh,  Bill Donohue, another bigot alone with what passes for his thoughts, and a fax machine…

As Kathy Griffin* said, if they got a paper cut, they’d think it was a stigmata.

*Who had her own encounter with Donohue.

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