Same-sex marriage may be inevitable. That is certainly the thinking of Rush Limbaugh. Apparently, Limbaugh pretty much reacted with defeat on his show that the anti-gay groups are being told that “the country is changing and you better get with it and understand it. The genie is not getting put back in the bottle.”
He went on to declare that “And I think that’s right. I don’t care what this court does with this particular ruling, Proposition 8. I think the inertia is clearly moving in the direction that there is going to be gay marriage at some point nationwide.”
Still, the anti-gay groups out there are not going to be giving up without a fight.
For instance, Fred Phelps Jr and a small contingent from Westboro Baptist Church were in front of the Supreme Court holding their usual signs of “GOD H8s FAGS.” “Thank God For Dead Soldiers.” “Fags Doom Nations.” They were there to protest the possibility of same-sex marriage.
Phelps stated that “Any Bible believers who don’t show up when this is going on, they might as well get lockjaw and stay home. You remember what Christ said? Are you able to read? It says in the beginning, he made the male and female, and those two shall be one. Not male and male. Not female and female. Not male and dog. Not female and five males.”
Of course, Phelps seems incapable of reading the Bible which has Christ say absolutely nothing about same-sex marriage.
There are already several Republicans threatening to leave the party should the GOP kowtow to the majority of Americans regarding same-sex marriage. Mike Huckabee, for instance, stated:
“They might [decide to support same-sex marriage], and if they do, they’re going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk. And it’s not because there’s an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody’s homophobic that I know of, but many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post poll, but on an objective standard, not a subjective standard. If we have subjective standards, that means that we’re willing to move our standards based on the prevailing whims of culture.”
Tony Perkins stated:
“The vast majority of the GOP base believes that marriage is a non-negotiable plank of the national platform. Anything less, writes Byron York, ‘could come back to haunt the RNC in the not-too-distant future.’ [...] If the RNC abandons marriage, evangelicals will either sit the elections out completely – or move to create a third party. Either option puts Republicans on the path to a permanent minority.
Anyone feel like the anti-gays are abandoning ship?