Anti-gay Christian groups plan to ignore SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality if they don’t like it

Anti-gay Christian groups plan to ignore SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality if they don’t like it

A coalition of Christianist and anti-gay groups has come together to create and sign The Marriage Solidarity Statement, which basically says whatever the US Supreme Court decides regarding marriage equality they plan to ignore it.

Kind of like ostriches with their heads in the sand. “This isn’t happening, this isn’t happening, this isn’t happening.”

Here’s just a bit of what these anti-gay folks have to say:

“If the Supreme Court were to issue a decision that redefined marriage or provided a precedent on which to build an argument to redefine marriage, the Supreme Court will thereby undermine its legitimacy. 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.”

The Marriage Solidarity Statement ends with these words: “As Christians united together in defense of marriage, we pray that this will not happen. But, make 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.”

It should be noted, that the provisions of the U.S. Constitution grant the high court judicial power in “all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution,” and the 14th Amendment guarantees “equal protection of the laws” for all persons.

The list of signees includes the usual suspects, like designated hate group leaders Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and Traditional Values Coalition chairman Rev. Louis Sheldon, Tea Party activist Ben Carson, Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (R), former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer, Focus on the Family founder Rev. James Dobson, birther Joseph Farah, and disgraced Abramoff scandal figure Ralph Reed.

The irony of the coalition’s name is that what THEY call “Freedom” would restrict the liberty of gay and lesbian Americans.

Of course, it goes without saying you need a civil marriage license to basically have a marriage recognized. If DOMA and Prop 8 fall in the next week, marriage will be expanded to include gay and lesbian couples on more than one level.

So there.