Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Ted Baehr, self-styled movie critic and Worldnutdaily columnist, declares bluntly that all governments — and their subjects, of course — should be subject to “divine law” and therefore that those legislators who voted for same-sex marriage in New York should now be prosecuted.

Either of these distortions of real truth is more of the same Marxist double speak. The New York state government has no authority to legalize homosexual marriage, whether the government was conscious of the Marxist thrust of its illegal actions or just being a useful idiot in the advance of Marx’s goal to destroy the family.

Pages could be, have been and should be written about the progressive Marxist destruction of the American constitutional republic. And pages could be, have been and should be written about the destructive nature of the homosexualization of the culture. With regard to the illegal action of the New York state government, it is more important to understand clearly that the civil government has no authority in area of the free exercise of religion such as marriage. If it has no authority and tries to exercise power not vested to it, then the state is acting illegally.

What the fuck? The law has nothing to do with the free exercise of religion. In fact, the law explicitly guarantees that no religious person has to participate in any way in a same-sex marriage if they don’t want to. Baehr seems to think that because his religion has a view on marriage, that makes marriage a purely religious — purely Christian — institution and therefore not subject to secular law. That argument would need several promotions to get to be merely idiotic.

It must be emphasized that marriage between one man and one woman is a God-ordained, God-defined, biblical act. For 1,800 years in western countries, marriage was a unique institution, initiated by God when he created the male and female, presided over by Jesus Christ when he blessed the act of marriage and stated that a man and a woman would leave their parents and join together to become one flesh and sustained by the Holy Spirit, which not only holds the marriage together but also produces the offspring that God creates.

By this reasoning, shouldn’t marriage be banned for everyone but Christians? After all, an atheist or a Muslim would have a different view of the purpose of marriage. So if this is an argument against gay marriage, isn’t it equally an argument against all non-Christian marriages? Of course it is. And that’s just whacked.

The whole column is simply one of the most bizarre diatribes I’ve ever read.