Matthew Hagee: Educated people cannot say gay marriage is right
They are the number one source for where I get my daily dose of stupid and bigoted things that the religious right says about gays, Muslims, atheists, blacks, Hispanics, women, etc.
They recently dug up something about a month old from Matthew Hagee, son of televangelist John Hagee, who himself recently said that rock-n-roll music is “satanic cyanide” and needs to be burned.
In their usual one-to-two-minute long clips of right-wing horribleness, the clip shows Matthew Hagee giving a sermon about the recent and historic decision by the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Hagee doesn’t like what the Supreme Court did. He thinks it flies in the face of what the Bible teaches (well, he is technically right).
Hagee was disgusted that newspapers apparently “carried cover pages with homosexual couples kissing on the front page, requiring parents to explain to their young children why two people would engage in such behavior.”
This is a problem, how? I’m failing to see how that’s a bad thing.
He went on to say, “People of faith believe that what the Supreme Court says is only true predicated on how well it lines up with this truth [points to Bible; receives applause from audience].”
So every SCOTUS ruling is legitimate only if it lines up with the Bible? The Supreme Court has ruled on things ranging from child labor to segregation to interstate commerce. I don’t think the Bible talks about many of the issues that 21st Century Americans face, although I’m sure if someone really tried they could find a random Bible verse that somehow relates to these subjects.
I’m sorry to burst your bubble (no I’m not), Hagee, but the United States was not founded on Christian principles, teachings, or laws. It was founded on the ideals of the Enlightenment, an age that started to reject religious dogma and thinking and that began to rely on science and logic, but I know science and logic are things foreign and scary to some fundamentalist Christians. If you would stop taking David Barton’s “classes” on American history, you would actually know this.
What Hagee said next though is the icing on the cake.
At one point he says, “People who are educated cannot look at two men married and say that that’s right.”
I love this, because it’s so contradictory to facts and, you know, reality.
According to Pew Research from a 2003 report, it found that those with college degrees were far more likely to be in support of same-sex marriage than the less educated, with 44% and 27% in support, respectively.
And that’s from 2003! Support for gay marriage has sky-rocketed in the past ten years!
Too bad, Hagee. I guess the educated actually can look at two men and think that’s right.
Posted on August 1, 2013, in LGBT, Religion/Atheism and tagged american history, constitution, david barton, defense of marriage act, doma, gay marriage, hagee, john hagee, lgbt, matthew hagee, people who are educated, same-sex marriage, satanic cyanide, SCOTUS, supreme court. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.