For John, BLUF: Good win for our gay friends, but life is rushing on. Nothing to see here; just move along.
In an Opinion Piece in The Wall Street Journal Mr Bari Weiss gives us "Love Among the Ruins". The sub-headline is:
Hurrah for gay marriage. But why do supporters save their vitriol for its foes instead of the barbarians at our gates?Yes, on the day SCOTUS released its same sex marriage ruling there were terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait (probably with at least some connection is Daesh) and Al-Shabaab killed 30 African Union peacekeepers in Somalia.
Mr Weiss is a strong advocate for same sex marriage.♠ But he thinks there are other challenging issues we need to show an interest in.♥
The barbarians are at our gates. But inside our offices, schools, churches, synagogues and homes, we are posting photos of rainbows on Twitter. It’s easier to Photoshop images of Justice Scalia as Voldemort than it is to stare evil in the face.So, the conclusion is that all of us, straight and gay, need to work together to resist those who would kill folks just for being different.♦
You can’t get married if you’re dead.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ My view is more mixed. I think homosexual sex is a sin, like adultery. Sorry. I expect some of my bests friends, and the odd relative, may fall into one or the other area. On the other hand, I see no reason to criminalize it or to make such relations outside the laws of the land. I am accepting of the SCOTUS Ruling, although I think a legislative solution would have been better.
♥ Such as the elimination of Christians from the Middle East, like they were Jews in German occupied Europe. This is not a good thing.
♦ Like a couple of days when Daesh pushed a couple of homosexuals off the roof of a building in Mosul, Iraq. Then there is Iran, where the Government pushes sex change operations on gays and lesbians. That is pretty strong stuff, but not as strong as the death penalty.