Now that marriage between two persons of the same sex is legal in all fifty states, people across the country are celebrating. President Obama personally congratulated Jim Obergefell, one of the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case who wished to be listed as his late spouse’s husband on his death certificate. He then issued a public statement on the decision, hailing it as a “victory for America” which “made our union a little more perfect.” Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tweeted her support of the decision, calling it a “historic victory for marriage equality.”
Not everyone is sharing in the joy, however. In fact, to say that the right (especially the religious right) is angry is a bit of an understatement. Here are some of the worst reactions, starting with the AFA’s Bryan Fischer who compared marriage equality to 9/11:
Next is Tony Perkins, head of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council. In 2001 Perkins spoke before the Council of Conservative Citizens — the white supremacist organization that inspired Dylann Storm Roof to murder 9 people at Mother Emmanuel — and once paid former Klan leader David Duke for his mailing list.
Gary Bauer, an adviser to President Reagan and the former head of the Family Research Council, whined about the “destruction” of marriage:
Speaking of hate groups, the Westboro Baptist Church weighed in, though they were weirdly positive since “fag marriage” will supposedly usher in the Second Coming:
Bishop E.W. Jackson, Fox News’ go-to black pastor, vows to keep fighting the inevitable and also hopes for the return of Christ:
Brian Brown, the head buffoon of the National Organization for Marriage, thinks civil rights should be put to a vote. I wonder if he’d be okay with people voting away the rights of Christians?
How about neo-Confederate documentary filmmaker Pat Dollard, who previously called for the slaughter of Muslim Americans? I’m sure he has a rational response to the decision. Just kidding, he’s actually hoping LGBT people will be massacred by ISIS:
And then he makes this nonsense reference to Caitlyn Jenner. Oh, and Pat, if you believe in demonic possession then people will rightfully refuse to take you seriously.
Peter LaBarbera, of the hate group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), Tweeted something about the Supreme Court fingering God. Or something.
And finally, here’s presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who compared marriage laws to gravity, which is pretty weird because I didn’t even think Mike Huckabee believed in gravity in the first place:
Now, let’s all sit back, relax, and experience the schadenfreude.