Sunday, April 18, 2004
I found a surprise when I got home, a recorded message on my phone machine from some homophobic group assuring me that there WAS something one could do to stop gay marriage in accordance with god's will. There is to be a rally at the State House on Thursday to demand the removal of all five judges on the state's Supreme Judicial Court who found in favor of same-sex unions. Once they have been removed, I was assured that the decree would be voided so that holy marriage and children could be saved and god's holy will upheld.
Now, I'm not quite sure if the geniuses behind this rally have the slightest idea of how judges are chosen and, once installed, of how they can be removed from office. I think there is a lot of
denial and self-deception going on. My one serious concern, however, is that some of these nut cases may resort ot violence in order to impose their will on others. We do have a sad history of that in this area, most recently in murders that took place in two abortion clinics a couple of years ago. The purpetrators are now doing god's will behind bars, but the dead are still gone forever and I would not like to see an outbreak of gay bashing all done in the name of "holy" religion.