The Commercial Appeal
HOT BUTTON: GAY RIGHTS
The U.S. Supreme Court gave a major victory to gay rights advocates last week in two 5-4 rulings that struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. Here are excerpts from online readers’ comments on a June 26 article at commercialappeal.com that reported the decisions:
Divorce, homosexuality and abortion are the significant moral threats of our day to the traditional family and by extension to our society as a whole. ...
Good decision. Not shocked it was a 5-4, though.
... This is great and about-time news, and while predictable that the (Justice Antonin) Scalia faction cannot see the issue here — they rarely do when it is inconvenient for their doctrine— it is fantastic enough of our court gets it.
The U. S. Supreme Court has no authority to redefine marriage. There is a heavenly Supreme Court that all of us will appear before someday. God almighty has made it very clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. We disobey and disregard what God says to our own peril.
It’s interesting that the Supremes would, with one stroke of their pen, strike down a major civil right, while with another stroke establish a new one.
I guess the Supreme Court decided that if one is an American then they should have equal rights under the law. Shocker!
... God belongs in churches, temples and mosques, not in the government. You can’t stop equality.
The country is sinking faster than the Titanic.