Right-wing pundit says DOMA ruling like trying to suspend the law of gravity

Mathew Staver“If the Supreme Court were to say that we’re going to suspend the laws of gravity, how ridiculous would that be?”

Pretty ridiculous, if you ask me.

That was how Mathew Staver of Faith and Freedom Radio put it Wednesday while talking about the Supreme Court’s recent rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

He also compared the DOMA ruling to the Dred Scott ruling and other rulings that have been looked at through the lens of history as some of the worst decisions of the Supreme Court, including the 1940s case that allowed for Japanese internment camps.

Staver went on to say:

There are certain natural laws. The laws of gravity are certainly natural laws. The natural created order of men and women, husbands and wives, is part of the natural created order. You may want some other union but you cannot create marriage into something that it is incapable of being.

Brushing aside the obvious mistake of confusing prescriptive laws, which is what DOMA was and what all other laws put by governments are, and descriptive laws, which is what the law of gravity is that describe the natural world, Staver is claiming that same-sex marriages are “incapable of being,” because they mess with God’s “natural created order”.

Let’s look at God’s natural order when it comes to marriage, shall we?
http://atheistatlarge.org/articles/uploads/2011/06/MarriageAccordingToTheBible.jpg
  • God allows for us to marry multiple women.
  • God allows for us to marry slaves.
  • God allows for us to marry prisoners of war and who are the spoils of our victories over pagan cities.
  • God allows us to marry the widow of our brother.
  • God allows us to marry a woman and have concubines on the side.
  • God allows us to marry a woman we just raped (as long as we pay her father some silver).

(Thanks to Right Wing Watch)

 

There are certain natural laws,” Staver declared, “the laws of gravity are certainly natural laws. The natural created order of men and women, husbands and wives, is part of the natural created order. You may want some other union but you cannot create marriage into something that it is incapable of being – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/staver-scotus-doma-ruling-trying-suspend-law-gravity#sthash.i9letbo4.dpuf
There are certain natural laws,” Staver declared, “the laws of gravity are certainly natural laws. The natural created order of men and women, husbands and wives, is part of the natural created order. You may want some other union but you cannot create marriage into something that it is incapable of being – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/staver-scotus-doma-ruling-trying-suspend-law-gravity#sthash.i9letbo4.dpuf
There are certain natural laws,” Staver declared, “the laws of gravity are certainly natural laws. The natural created order of men and women, husbands and wives, is part of the natural created order. You may want some other union but you cannot create marriage into something that it is incapable of being – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/staver-scotus-doma-ruling-trying-suspend-law-gravity#sthash.i9letbo4.dpuf
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About Daniel Moran

Daniel Moran, a "sharp-tongued atheist college student" to the Blaze, is a full-time secular activist, student, and nerd being Texas Volunteer Network Coordinator for the Secular Student Alliance, Political Science major at the University of North Texas, and lover of politics and comic books.

Posted on July 24, 2013, in LGBT, Politics, Religion/Atheism and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The whole marriage is a sacred christian practice is total crap. First they need to study some history, then eat a big pile of stop trying to combine church and state.

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