Huckabee, Santorum, Duggars and More Vow To Ignore SCOTUS If Marriage Equality Is Passed

The Supreme Court is gearing up to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by the end this month, and it seems like everyone has their fingers crossed one way or another. I am hoping it will put an end to this nonsense, because it’s certainly getting to be a bit embarrassing what with Ireland–one of the most Catholic countries in all the world–getting there before us.

There are, of course, those on the other side who are terrified that a bunch of people they don’t know or interact with for any reason, will be able to get married without their express permission, thereby violating their religious freedom. Given that it’s not looking too good for them, many of those people–50,000 so far–have signed a pledge to continue to “defend marriage” and ignore whatever the Supreme Court has to say on the matter.

Which, I don’t know, means they will absolutely refuse to marry someone of the same sex?

The pledge was created by noted anti-gay Pastor Rick Scarborough, who wrote a hilarious reasoning for it on World Nut Daily, comparing himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. Naturally.

To the members of the Supreme Court I say: There are tens of thousands of people of faith, in fact, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, whose faith and conscience will not allow them to respect any decision that fundamentally rejects their God, His Word and the natural order. If a majority of the court redefines marriage, thousands of Christians will respectfully refuse to acknowledge such a ruling has jurisdiction over their lives.

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, we will view any attempt to enforce such a ruling as unjust, and our duty to the Constitution, more importantly, our duty to our God, will force us to disrespect it.

We will obey God rather than man.

The pledge itself also makes allusions to the civil rights movement.

The Supreme Court was wrong when it denied Dred Scott his rights and said, “blacks are inferior human beings.” And the Court was wrong when Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in Buck v. Bell, “three generations of imbeciles are enough,” thus upholding Virginia’s eugenics law that permitted forced sterilization. Shamefully, that decision was cited during the Nuremburg trials to support the Nazi eugenic holocaust.

In these earlier cases, the definition of “human” was at issue. Now the definition of “marriage” is at issue. The Constitution does not grant a right to redefine marriage — which is nonsensical since marriage intrinsically involves a man and a woman. Nor does the Constitution prohibit states from affirming the natural created order of male and female joined together in marriage.

It really seems like these people have no idea what side of history they’re actually on. Like, they really, really don’t understand that in issues like the Civil Rights Movement, and Dred Scott, the bad side was the side of the social conservatives who were trying to keep things the way they were, and insisting the bible was on their side. There has literally never been one instance in which those who have argued against equality have looked good in the end, and as much as they may desperately want it to be, this is not going to be the exception.

The pledge, by the way, has a few celebrity signatories! This includes Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, both of whom are running for president in 2016, the Duggars, whose definite biggest problem right now is gay people they don’t know getting married without their permission, and Tom DeLay, who has quite a history of civil disobedience himself, having previously nearly gone to jail for his opposition to campaign finance laws.

[ThinkProgress]