Christian Pundits Say They’re the Real Victims in the Gay Marriage Fight Now

27 Jun
The Atlantic Wire 

Christian Pundits Say They're the Real Victims in the Gay Marriage Fight Now

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional because, in part, the court found the law was created to express disapproval of a class of citizens: gay couples. But in doing so, the court created a new class of citizens to demonize: conservative Christians. At least, that’s according to some conservative commentators and the religious right.

“You will be made to care about gay marriage,” RedState editor Erick Erickson writes, despite tweeting yesterdaythat he really didn’t care all that much about the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA. “You must either fully embrace it or be shunned… you will not be allowed to accept that others can disagree on the issue due to their orthodox faith,” he says. As Justice Antonin Scalia predicted in his dissent, Erickson thinks gay marriage will come to the states soon. He says, “Once that happens, there will be an even messier culture war designed to treat traditionalism as a noxious notion of a bygone era — the equivalent of Jim Crow.” Fox News’ Todd Starnes tweetedon Wednesday, “Won’t be long before they outlaw the Bible as hate speech.” And: “they’re going after the preachers next.”




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