Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Friday, June 26, 2015
I am so happy that the SCOTUS has ruled in favor of marriage equality. Now all of my gay friends can choose to get married if they want to, to whomever they want to. This is an awesome day for them and for America. Now it's time to sweep the GOP from power in Congress. They are doing their best to hold America back, but the American people don't want to be held back.
Here is President Obama speaking after the SCOTUS issued their ruling on marriage equality. He says it better than I can.
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
Do you tell me that the Bible is against our rights? Then I say that our claims do not rest upon a book written no one knows when, or by whom. Do you tell me what Paul or Peter says on the subject? Then again I reply that our claims do not rest on the opinions of any one, not even on those of Paul and Peter ... Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human to rights, are nothing but dead letters.
We owe a faith to the world and to ourselves. We owe a grace and gratitude to things that have brought us here. But I think it's a very important to say, 'Well, for everything, God has a plan.' That's like an excuse. Maybe the real faithful act is to commit to something, to take action, as opposed to saying, 'Well, everything is in the hand of God.'"