It is the height of irony that conservatives passed, and now bemoan the passing of, the Defense of Marriage Act.
It is, I believe, an axiom of conservative thought (which I do not entirely disagree with) that government’s powers should be limited to that which is critical to the functioning of a stable society. Why then, do the standard conservative mouthpieces compare the death of DOMA variously to the fall of Rome, an illegitimate stench, and casual contempt for the citizenry?
As far as I can tell, only one conservative news source groks the gulf-wide internal contradiction and steers sensibly clear from it.
Anyway, it’s not polite to bash homosexuals anymore stateside. Even the conservatives can’t get away anymore with calling it a mental illness and the like. I believe, and am happy to believe, that the gay-bashing movement in the USA will quickly grow very, very, very quiet.
It is impossible to treat the Bible or the Qur’an as practical law and yet maintain that the government should have no business telling people how to live their lives.
You cannot serve both God and the Republican Party.