Now that gay marriage has received the stamp of approval by the Supreme Court – a decision based on personal views and divorced from matters of law and the Constitution – there is little speculation about what will come next.
The showdown between the “Gay Mafia” and the tearing down of churches that reject gay marriage as a matter of religious doctrine has begun.
Cable comedian Bill Mahar is credited with coining the term “Gay Mafia” to describe the nameless faceless gay activists who don’t not wish to engage opponents on the merits of their arguments but to destroy their opponents and avoid debate altogether.
And the “Gay Mafia’s” likely message – now you have to marry us or we will sue. Red State editors writing under the pseudonym “stridentconservative” say:
“…that in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which fabricated a constitutional basis to legalize “marriage” between two people of the same gender, we will begin to see a new level of religious persecution for those who believe in God’s definition of this sacred arrangement such as we have never seen before…”
“Now that the court has issued its mandate, the extortion tactics will increase as the homosexual mob tries to eliminate all those who refuse to tolerate their sexual practices.
In fact, the lawsuits against churches (have) already begun in Britain where same-sex “marriage” was legalized just a month ago.”
In that case, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow and his civil partner, Tony, a British same-sex couple have gone to court to force churches to hold gay weddings. Their case rests on the fact that even though the British Parliament legalizing gay marriages, the law included a measure protecting churches from being forced into performing same-sex weddings.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s minority discussed this issue in their dissenting opinions but provided no binding judgement.
“Drewitt-Barlow said that he was still not getting what he wanted and the only option left to him and his partner was to take up the challenge in the courts. He added that he thought it was a shame that he was forced to take Christians to court to force them to accept gays.
“It upsets me because I want it so much – a big, lavish ceremony, the whole works. I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away. As much as people are saying this is a good thing, I am still not getting what I want,” said Drewitt-Barlow.”
As gay marriage opponents predicted, the “Gay Mafia” having won the “right” to marry, is now moving to drag churches against their will into the business of gay nuptials and there is little doubt that gay activists will try the same thing in the United States – stacking their “right to marry” above the religious freedoms of churches and synagogues to conduct marriages that comport with centuries of tradition.
This will not be accepted by the “fundamentalist mindset” of Christianity and other religions in the United States and that, according to Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, the gay marriage “battlefield shifts to religious freedom.”
Dr. Land continued:
“Will the progressive, totalitarian and intolerant left weaponize the government and attempt to force or compel people to affirm same-sex behavior and relationships? Or will they respect the freedom of conscience guaranteed by the Constitution?”
“Here’s a guess: It’ll be the former scenario that’ll prove true.”
As we have already seen, gays :
“…have already cried out against Christian bakers who refuse to bake them wedding cakes… against Christian bistro, flower and chapel business owners who refused to perform their marriage ceremony… and against Christian pizzeria owners who (said no when asked) if they would cater a gay marriage”
In each case, the Gay Mafia moved in. Phone lines were jammed with hate calls… business locations and patrons where threatened with physical violence… boycotts implemented… and advertisers smeared as hate mongers all with the intent of shutting down Christian businesses – and the Department of Justice did nothing.
The ultimate test will come when the U.S. Department of Justice moves affirmatively to hold churches and Christian businesses civilly and criminally liable for remaining steadfast to their religious beliefs.
And no doubt, the Gay Mafia will also turn to the Internal Revenue Service to launch discrimination investigations and pull tax-exempt statuses. The ensuing chaos will play in the press as another case of a religious and bigoted attack on gays.
It is too bad that the U.S. Supreme Court majority made no effort to protect the clearly articulate constitutional right to religious freedom to fin the “right” of gays to marry – made up out of whole cloth – to appease the Gay Mafia for now.