|John R. Liming
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I am assuming that some of the more activist-minded in The Hallelujah Crowd were more than likely livid with rage at the outcome.
I am of the notion that certain of those on the far right extreme of American Politics and religion absolutely abhor the passage of this new law and will do everything in their power to get it thrown out. I think those who fight against such things feel some kind of inner “Calling” to keep America “Pure.”
But New York and at least five other states have rejected that notion and have opened the doors of Freedom even wider to certain members of at least one heretofore widely repressed and/or oppressed minority.
Good for New York!
Good for that five other states!
Some people of “Faith” are reported to be opposing these kinds of laws on the basis that America is a Christian Nation and that Christian Nations do not permit such things.
There is nothing I can find in The Founding Documents that suggest that America is somehow dedicated to the precepts of Christianity. There is a reference or two to “God,” but nothing quite as involved and set in stone as some of the right wing extremers would have us believe.
In fact, The Christian Faith—whatever that might be — (I think it is too large and too diverse to be categorized) is only the 15th fastest growing belief system on American Soil. Since the beginnings of right wing extremeist combining of religion and politics into some kind of nationalistic patriotic Pride thing, a vast number of Americans are now distancing themselves and claiming to have “No Religion At All.”
And they do not hate Liberals or anyone else.
That, in my opinion, is what “Christian” should be all about—Love.
This is not a negative development in America’s moral existence. This is a ripening of morality! This is morality coming into full bloom. It is totally immoral to keep a people repressed and oppressed. That is what The American Revolution was really about. This is something to actually wave the flag about and to shoot off fireworks in celebration about. This is an act that removes chains from souls and lets them walk into the light of normalcy without fear or shame.
Some on the far right have lodged the complaint that some of their own Republican Senators in New York ended up changing their positions and helping the legislation to get passed.
Well, I say that these Senators probably decided that it was best to serve the will of The Citizens of The United States of America than not. I am sure that to some adherents of far right religious extremism, those brave Senators will be seen as anything but Patriots.
To anyone with a smattering of Patriotism or the Spirit of Freedom, these Senators will be seen as Heroes and pathfinders. This, my friends, is truly “Originalist” thinking on the part of some of our most respected leaders.
There are others out there who contend that allowing Gay Marriage to be legal will lead to a serious division in the country. Poppycock, I say! How much more divided can America be than She is already with the far right wing’s insistence on maintaining Red States Versus Blue States?
You know what I find to be most disturbing about some of the right wing extreme attitude on this kind of issue? When I encounter them or when they seek me out to chastise me for my opinions, they always manage to innocently declare something akin to, “Well, I’ve never seen or heard anything like what you are describing.”
America is either free for all or free for no one!
Somebody has a dream. Someone has again seen the Promised Land. They have not yet crossed over, but they are climbing the mountain and I say “More Power To Them.”
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