Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Palladium-Item of Richmond, Indiana, which, like many Gannett publications, doesn’t disclose its name or location. The letter is titled True rights established by God, not man.
Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Robert. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
No honest, sober, rational reading of the Bible can make the case for gay marriage, only secular judges can do that.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! No honest, sober, rational judge uses the bible as a law book. They’re all sworn to follow the Constitution, which says in Article VI:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Let’s read some more from Robert’s letter:
In view of the Bible, from the beginning, the institution of marriage’s intent is quite apparent and its sacred purpose more than obvious to anyone not agenda driven by willful blindness and hatred for the institution of marriage, family, and society’s health.
Yeah, yeah. He continues:
Only the godless mentality of leftwing radical extremists, now controlling the Democrat party, could call this a right. Our “true rights” are established by God, not man. The biblical principles used by our founders to establish our laws have been undermined by evil men.
That is totally crazed. Hey, Robert, the Founders didn’t use biblical principles in establishing our laws. See Is America a “Christian Nation”? Here’s more:
Marriage is a divine institution established over 2,000 years ago and not of human origin. If it were man’s idea, humans would have a right to decide what kind of marriages they wanted.
Marriage is man’s idea, Robert, which means that humans do have that right. Moving along:
As it is, marriage was established by God when he made the male and female to multiply and fill the earth. This is where the godless left gets it wrong. The left always argues against long established norms because they hate God and competition with their ideas.
Aaaargh!! Hey, Robert: Your Curmudgeon is definitely not a leftist. Neither is he a theocrat, which you believe is the definition of the political right. Doesn’t anyone know or care about the principles of The Enlightenment, which were unquestionably the motivation for the American Revolution and Constitution? Another excerpt:
Look at everything the left has made acceptable in our pop culture’s secularism that was once unacceptable. This is not evolution, it is how evil works (gradually).
Well, that’s true. It’s definitely not evolution. The letter ends with an utter irrelevancy:
Also see their treatment of Israel. Howard Stern is right, unfortunately. If you hate Israel, you hate America; and I say God, too.
[*Curmudgeon’s eyes roll*] Okay, Robert. Anyway, thanks for the letter.
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