Ludicrous Lucifer

by Cal Grondahl formerly of the Standard Examiner

by Cal Grondahl formerly of the Standard Examiner

I’m not here to make fun of anyone or their beliefs.  But come on.  Sometimes it’s hard not to.  The most recent example is undoubtedly one of the more interesting lawsuits filed against same-sex marriage.  A man from South Carolina believes that he is “anointed and assigned as a watchman for the souls of that people errantly identifying and calling themselves lesbian and gay” has decided that the issue of same-sex marriage has nothing to do with the law, and everything to do with religion.  While that viewpoint, in itself, obviously isn’t new or innovative, what he follows this idea with certainly is.  He has filed the lawsuit with the claim that allowing same-sex marriage in South Carolina would directly obstruct his ability to worship.  In effect, he has argued that the freedom of religion clause in the first amendment prohibits same-sex marriage.  I can’t say that I see much real legal basis for this argument.  We’ll have to see how it is treated legally, but I’m certainly curious to see how much attention it garners, if anything purely for creativity.

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