Last night our family read Acts 24, in which the lawyer Tertullus brought this charge against Paul: “We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him” (v. 5-6).
I thought this was particularly poignant given the events of the day, and when I told my kids that the Supreme Court had in so many words ruled that we’re being hateful if we say marriage is only between a man and a woman, my oldest said, “That’s not true.”
Exactly. There does seem to be some hate on the other side though, so much that some are losing their minds. Last night I watched The Daily Show to see what they would say about the ruling, and I cringed at the godless insanity that permeated its opening two segments. They did a bit on Wendy Davis’ filibuster in Texas in which they made light of abortion, referring to it as a way to “clean up the mess after the accident that comes from a one-night stand,” so “the woman doesn’t have to live with the consequences of her action” (this is my paraphrase from memory, but it’s roughly a direct quote). They thought it was funny because while they were speaking directly of the Texas legislature’s attempt to change the official record of their vote, it was also a double entendre about abortion.
It takes a special kind of mind to make fun of killing babies, but according to one of the leading voices in our culture, that is apparently where we are today. God help us.
Update: Marvin Olasky cites Scalia’s chilling dissent, explaining how the Court has said that traditional marriage defenders are hateful bigots.