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    Justice Kennedy and DOMA

    Supreme Court Justice Kennedy wrote that the only reason Congress had for passing DOMA - which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman - was to "disparage," "injure," "degrade," "demean" and "humiliate" gay and lesbian Americans. Not only does this reveal a profound degree ignorance about the real motives of most who believe in traditional marriage but more importantly slanders (libel) and misrepresents the millions who love the souls of gay Americans and simply wish to promote what we believe to be good for society. You may disagree with what we think is good, but to go a step further and determine this comes from hate is a sad day for the USA. Much evil will come from this statement. Ironic since by so blatantly misrepresenting the motives of his philosophical opponents he himself is doing the very thing he accuses them of doing.

    Sadly while there are true haters that exist, this trivializes the real problem. Almost everyone knows in their hearts that many, many people do not have this motive (consider Obama and Clinton before they changed his mind on this) so to make these SWEEPING judgements of motives of everyone who disagrees with you philosophically (and write it into law) is a very dangerous precedent in our society. The implications are far reaching and portend an ominous future for America. Yet this is only to be expected as you and I probably agree so may God grant that we use the opportunity for his glory.

    Posted by John on July 12, 2013 01:57 PM

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