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Dozens of anti-gay activists vow to resist any pro-equality Supreme Court ruling

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch
Thursday, June 20, 2013

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s rulings on two high-profile marriage equality cases, several dozen Religious Right activists have signed on to a “Marriage Solidarity Statement” that was drafted by Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Deacon Keith Fournier, vowing to resist any ruling favor of equality.

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Mathew Staver

This who’s who of anti-gay activists has collectively declared that they “will not stand by while the destruction of the institution of marriage unfolds in this nation we love” because “this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross”:

As Christian citizens united together, we will not stand by while the destruction of the institution of marriage unfolds in this nation we love. The Sacred Scriptures and unbroken teaching of the Church confirm that marriage is between one man and one woman. We stand together in solidarity to defend marriage and the family and society founded upon them. The effort to redefine marriage threatens the proper mediating role of the Church in society.

Experience and history have shown us that if the government redefines marriage to grant a legal equivalency to same-sex couples, that same government will then enforce such an action with the police power of the State. This will bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights. We cannot and will not allow this to occur on our watch. Religious freedom is the first freedom in the American experiment for good reason.

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If the Supreme Court were to issue a decision that redefined marriage or provided a precedent on which to build an argument to redefine marriage, the Supreme Court will thereby undermine its legitimacy. The Court will significantly decrease its credibility and impair the role it has assumed for itself as a moral authority. It will be acting beyond its proper constitutional role and contrary to the Natural Moral Law which transcends religions, culture, and time.

As Christians united together in defense of marriage, we pray that this will not happen. But, make no mistake about our resolve. While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the true common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross.

Considering that Staver and others who signed this declaration have predicted that any ruling in favor of gay marriage will lead to civil war, one has to wonder just how these anti-gay activists intend to resist any such ruling.

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  1. You can’t fix stupid…but you CAN vote it out of office.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:57pm
  2. Wow, and these people claim to be American. >:[

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:57pm
  3. Perfect religious statement. We who are called to love vow to hate. Wonderfully impressive model of God’s love.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:57pm
  4. Why in all reality it doesn’t concern them….. they are not gay, Hhhhmmmmm????

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:58pm
  5. You mean the churches destructive role in society.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:58pm
  6. These old dinosaurs are dying out, and they will take their hate and paranoia with them . It can’t be too soon.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:59pm
  7. kkk

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:59pm
  8. buy these clowns a one way ticket to afghanistan!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:00pm
  9. These are the sons of the folks who used the Bible to defend against mixed-race marriage. They were wrong then, they are wrong now, and I am pretty sure they will be wrong forever.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:00pm
  10. Dozens don’t stand a chance against millions of people who “get it”. Let’s not forget religious LGBT and our str8 allies!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:02pm
  11. of course they are…likely will see lash backs as well of course

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:02pm
  12. Fight all you want, it’ll just prove to more people how batshit crazy you are, and send more people into the equality camp!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:04pm
  13. Jail time and law suits for them then if they like being racist sexist heterosexist homophobic idiots. Wanna discriminate? Fine pay the price and be made an example of what’s not a good human being :-) enjoy hell my hateful discriminating brothers and sisters, former friends and family. “Land of the free”shouldn’t mean”land if the free except the f*gs”

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:05pm
  14. fuck all of them!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:07pm
  15. The antigay people should not block LBGTQ people’s > Civil & Equal Rights< !!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:08pm
  16. I just don’t get it. Even if you were enough of a horse’s ass to not think same sex couples should marry, how can you be an American, and support such overt discrimination and denial of human rights? Its absolutely insane.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:08pm
  17. Really, and we care…. Don’t flatter yourself, you do not matter

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:10pm
  18. This is just hilarious! These guys don’t realize that the war is over & they lost ! All that’s left for them is hatred , meanness & attempts to bully!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:10pm
  19. so they would be committing a crime penalize them

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:10pm
  20. Dude I just read it. They’re fucking nuts! America is not a Christian nation. It was founded by some who wanted to escape Christian religious dogma, not too push us back into it. This is the same as when the south resisted losing their slaves. When white supremacists didn’t want interracial marriage or rights for African American citizens. Or when women wanted the right to vote or right to work. God isn’t a hateful discriminating asshole as this legion of doom claims god is.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:10pm
  21. The harder they push the more they exhibit the absence of God’s love…. please sign on to this petition & share to help bring an end to this violence against LGBT! http://action.groundswell-movement.org/petitions/rainbow-door

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:12pm
  22. it’s okay, ‘cuz thousands of pro-gay activists and citizens vow to resist ANY anti-equality Supreme Court ruling

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:12pm
  23. Have we not had enough of these creatures yet???

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:13pm
  24. Good.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:13pm
  25. Asshole!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:18pm
  26. They can resist all they want…. won’t work…. These clowns need to work on the word love…… cause if this is it they have a retarded way of showing it…… Bullies never win….

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:25pm
  27. f*cking cry babies. If they are so worried about the destruction of the institution of marriage…BAN DIVORCE. I hate when they claim it goes against their religious freedom. Their religious freedom ends where mine begins.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:27pm
  28. Oh yeah yeah, get over yourself!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:28pm
  29. Hmm maybe they will resist by commiting mass suicide..we can only hope..

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:29pm
  30. I agree there will be backlash, I expect what’s happening in France to happen here.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:30pm
  31. Everything about this statement invalidates itself. Ugh.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:31pm
  32. Bigots on parade.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:33pm
  33. You only have one choice in the general elections: Democrats.

    Even bad Democrats help with Party Control.

    For better Democrats, show up in the Primaries, that’s our system for now.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:34pm
  34. Have fun with that, scumbags.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:37pm
  35. These anti people need to just go the hell away!!!! They wont win!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:39pm
  36. Is my marrying a woman detrimental to anyone? I could have sworn that my religious beliefs still stood for something, but if this is Christianity today keep it. I like the fact that DOMA should be shut down and that all people can marry whoever they want. Anti-gay activist more lay lynch mob. Grow up and realize that homosexuals have been around forever just some people hide it better than others.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:39pm
  37. Resist all you want, malcontents.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:41pm
  38. they did and said all the same rhetoric during the civil rights movement. It never changes…haters are going to hate. Let’s just live by the bible I say the hetero couples all define marriage just like it is defined in Deuteronomy and Exodus in the bible…

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:46pm
  39. sit your stale hateful asses down…

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:48pm
  40. I hope the Supreme Court Justices see just how insane this lunacy has become, and that these people are going to do anything to destroy our country.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:52pm
  41. Well religion has nothing to do with this. Why do you care about secular marriage at all? I don’t get it. Please enlighten me

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:56pm
  42. haters!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:58pm
  43. You should also not cut your hair, perhaps your cheating wife should be stoned? You sound like fools when you try to enforce teachings from The Bible, but only the ones which suit you? Again, enlighten me as to your position on this

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:59pm
  44. YES we have pushed the homophobic nazis to the red line and now they are scared good times have changed in our favor and soon or lated marriage for all will be every where just keep up the fight

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:03pm
  45. And most if us couldn’t care less if you do recognize same sex marriage, because of the way you tear us in any case. Why would I want to get married by a religion that is so full of hate towards other human beings, you flatter yourself in thinking we care what you think YOU want for us

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:05pm
  46. 2014 cannot get here fast enough. Seriously!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:08pm
  47. No different when African Americans were freed from slavery and after the 1960 civil rights movement. Same hate, different day.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:09pm
  48. haters. are going to hate :-( just alot less of them i hope !!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:12pm
  49. How do they plan to resist? Throw themselves in front of a Gay wedding? They will be left in the dust, where bigots and their ideas belong. Bu bye

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:13pm
  50. Does anyone ever realize that our nation was built around the idea of equality and democracy… and theyre STANDING AGAINST THAT CONCEPT!? Seriously. Why not put them in our shoes and show them how it feels to be oppressed.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:14pm
  51. I say fuck the anti-gay activists. They should move to Russia if they don’t like the laws.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:18pm
  52. Funny how these Christians want everyone to do and believe as they do or else. Just maybe they should do what they want and believe what they want and leave the rest of us alone as we all don’t believe in their hateful, bigoted views.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:22pm
  53. Hey guys check out my page called “lesbian & gay advice” thanks bunches:)

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:27pm
  54. This is like George Wallace barring the doors to the school and not admitting the African-Americans back in the sixties. Its a shame and a disgrace.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:29pm
  55. Maybe they could more to somewhere that really lets religion rule? Like a nice, strict Middle East country?

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:41pm
  56. Again why do people just want to hate. You don’t see us protesting the signing of a straight couple’s divorce papers. LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE! Everyone is entitled to live their own lives the way they see fit.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:57pm
  57. Arses! Sorry if they have kids!’nn imagine how embarrasses they will be someday when the talk about fascism and their parents were not educated enough to be on the right side!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:58pm
  58. Yea, resist away. Give me an excuse to put my whole “no more nice liberal thing into action.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:11pm
  59. Fuck these disgusting hateful people,at the end of the day they will crawl back into the dark corners where they came from cause love and equality will always be stronger than any hate speech they could yell <3

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  60. screw them! we’ve have to public’s support, we don’t need theirs.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:47pm
  61. Ok well I guess then we should start passing laws that ban Christian worship. Oh wait then we would be persecuting them for their beliefs….. Stop with the stupid, petty bullshit.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:54pm
  62. It seems the nearer their destination, the more they’re slip-sliding away.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:56pm
  63. Freaking asshats!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:58pm
  64. Call the National Guard on their asses.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:00pm
  65. Spray them down with a good, strong water-hose!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:02pm
  66. To all my LGBT brothers and sisters and straight allies as well…..Like the divine Ms Gloria Gaynor said “We Will Survive” because I Am What I am ” !!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:26pm
  67. Can’t you all fly to the moon and do your own thing? This argument that “love is love” is flawed.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:37pm
  68. AH WHO THE fuck cares, they don’t mean anything anymore…we definitely shouldn’t give them any credence.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:52pm
  69. let them resist if they work for the government instead of a church they can be fired and replaced simple as that let them risk their jobs over this issue and let them get fired

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 9:19pm
  70. Really? So what, exactly do they plan to do? Stamp their tiny feet in rage? Froth at the mouth? Move to Iran? Commit mass seppuku in a nice public place? I vote for the last one! 3:)

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 9:40pm
  71. as if they have a fucking choice

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:16pm
  72. sounds like the French conservatives…

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:40pm
  73. Just wondering if there are any aadulters and divorcees amongst these “activists”.. We should be told

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:01pm
  74. In other words replace Christians with Cherrypickers.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:03pm
  75. “Dozens”

    ROFLMAO

    Their resistance is futile.

    Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:41pm
  76. These Nazi’s for jesus can eat shit

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:12am
  77. In France the conservatives have started to kill people they don’t like, in broad daylight… Apparently it needs to get worse before it gets better… AT least in France, it seems that the vast majority of the population is now moving away from the conservatives…

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:35am
  78. then they would be breaking the law!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:25am
  79. these are the Fascists I’ve been warned about.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:16am
  80. “Resistance is Futile”!!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:24am
  81. I.D.I.O.T.S.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:58am
  82. When your hate and bigotry are more important than the Law.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:38am
  83. If we vowed to rewrite it so the US is an entirely Christian nation, would these people complain about us taking away their freedom of religion? When we vow to rewrite it so the US has freedom of marriage, OH BOY THEY BITCH LIKE HELL!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1:25pm
  84. They can vow anything they want. And they can go have sexual relations with themselves too.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:27pm
  85. Then let’s stop divorce… the vows say until death.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:29pm
  86. he’s totally gay, he’s just in denial (y)

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:31pm
  87. BRING IT ON

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:32pm
  88. They have a rude awakening about to come bite them in the butt.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:32pm
  89. Bring it on fuckers!! Gay people have every fucking right to get married!!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:33pm
  90. If these people are able to influence law and legal documents, what’s next they going to start issuing traffic citations and enforce fishing and game laws too? Marriage is a legal event not a religious one. Lets see how quickly they shut up if they had to put up and pay taxes on their churches. You cannot abuse your religion and NOT pay if you want to be able to have a voice in legal proceedings.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:33pm
  91. fuck em!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:33pm
  92. Good. And then can go to jail when they break the law.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:34pm
  93. Oh the money they will spend for shyster lawyers.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:34pm
  94. :)

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:35pm
  95. Yep. Sucks wienie at the gym shower room.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:35pm
  96. so…?

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:37pm
  97. Whoa…DOZENS…ooooo…that’s like 24 or 36 or 48 people…hahahahahahahaha!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:37pm
  98. They are terrified, they know they’re going to lose. And the more they show their lunacy, the more of a chance we all have at an equal nation.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:38pm
  99. Exactly and make adultery illegal too

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:39pm
  100. Untill they get tagged as hate group.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:40pm
  101. Oh, will they all shut their silly mouths already? Let ‘em resist all they want and I’ll be glad to out-resist ‘em…

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:42pm
  102. Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:46pm
  103. Oooh… dozens of them… I’m shaking in my sequined panties. *eye roll* They are so outnumbered by we the fabulous. They can go fuck themselves.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:48pm
  104. If a million people say a stupid thing, it’s still a stupid thing. Homophobia is a mental illness.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:52pm
  105. Okay, so they talk about standing together in solidarity if the courts rule in favor of marriage equality. Talk is cheap. What are they going to do? If the courts come down on our side then we have the law to back us up. What are they going to do? We keep hearing them say that they will not stand for the redefinition of marriage. What are they going to do?

    Talk is cheap.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:10pm
  106. ignorant wall bashers..bigots!!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:11pm
  107. Sad…

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:32pm
  108. Cry babies, they can’t let people live their lives!

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:37pm
  109. Dozens? Like 12? 24? ok… we can live with that…

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:46pm
  110. This is just really sad….That ppl are so worried about other people’s lives..and this has nothing to do with their lives what so ever..Gay people pay taxes, just like everyone else, They (WE) have the right as a FREE nation to decide who we love and be able to get the same benefits as every other couple in the country!! My personal life does not effect him in anyway, shape or form…and vise versa (Thank GOD)..He needs to just GET OVER IT!!!!! IF he wants to pay my taxes, insurances, house payment, car payment and make sure my family has everthing they need, MAYBE then he would have some say, but for now…he needs to shut up and go worry about what’s happening with his marriage.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:47pm
  111. Well they warned making gay marriage was gonna mean the government would be suing people, I guess they fulfilled their own prosecutor

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:47pm
  112. Why does it even matter to them. How does my same-sex relationship effect them in anyway. 12 state have recognize Same-sex marriage and the world hasn’t ended. Nothing has changed… Mind your own life and stay out of mine…

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:05pm
  113. A coworker of mine has known her boyfriend for about a month and they just got married last week. I have known my boyfriend over 2 years and we can’t get married. THESE PEOPLE CAN GO FUCK THEMSELVES

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:08pm
  114. This is pathetic. This doesn’t even affect them in any way. They need to butt out of other people’s lives and live their own. Everyone, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation, deserves happiness.

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:11pm
  115. People like this make me believe strongly in the 2nd amendment

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:14pm
  116. Glad they will not be having a gay marriage! Lol

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:15pm
  117. Closet cases…

    Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:15pm
  118. these kinds of people are dangerous

    Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 4:35am
  119. Our children will learn about politicians like this as idiots desperately grasping for tradition when the rest of the world has moved on.

    Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 5:33am
  120. YA! YA!

    Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8:07am
  121. Hardly news.

    Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 9:26am
  122. Feel free to do just that. But you’re wasting your time. You’re going to LOSE ….. BIGTIME!

    Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12:15pm