Monday, June 29, 2015

My Unoriginal Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

I go on vacation, and the world erupts in chaos.

Greece is crashing. (This isn’t new, but global markets are freaking out nonetheless.)

Almost 500 people were burned, some to death with others still in intensely critical condition, at a waterpark in Taiwan that may or may not have been hosting a gay pride rally.

And then there’s the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling here in the U.S.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t want to talk about that last one. At all. It is what it is, which is why I’m going to be bold and/or stupid and let Rush Limbaugh do the talking for me. Here’s what he said about the subject on Friday, June 26:

“Now, I think in the case of this gay marriage decision today, the answer to this sadly is not going to be found in politics or policy, because the problems and the truth go way beyond that. I think we're dealing with a culture that is under assault and is deteriorating rapidly. The truth is that all this transcends the Constitution. I think there is a spiritual war going on where truth is no longer truth. There is no objective truth. Everything is relative now, particularly morally. Words have no meaning. Words can be whatever the most forceful group of people want them to mean. Whatever the most intimidating group of people wants a word to mean is what it will mean.

“So the door's open for liberals and oligarchs to do whatever they want to do. And I don't know that politics or legal solutions alone are the remedy for what is happening. To me, a bigger casualty than the healthcare debacle and the socialism aspects of Obamacare is the assault on the Constitution and an even bigger casualty still was on the truth itself. Words no longer mean anything. They're just tools for liberals to accomplish whatever ends they want to accomplish.”

That about sums up my thoughts on the subject, except for one final quote, this time from the Christian song “Help Me Find It” by Sidewalk Prophets:

I don’t know where to go from here
It all used to seem so clear
I’m finding I can’t do this on my own

I don’t know where to go from here
As long as I know that You
[God] are near
I’m done fighting
I’m finally letting go

I will trust in You
You’ve never failed before
I will trust in You

Because really, what else can we do? It’s what we should have been doing all along anyway.

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