So, Kenneth Starr is once again doing his bit to hold a rifle to the groin of American democracy. Yeah, the same guy who wasted millions trying to find out whether President Clinton did the same sorts of things we all know Republican Presidents have done in the past, because the real scandal he was investigating turned out to be politically useless…
Well, now he’s now out to delete all those same-sex marriages that happened in California before vast numbers of inmates members of the Church of Mormon decided it didn’t believe in separation of Church and State, and that it might be fun to lead a crusade against Family Values.
There’s a petition here for the Supreme Court to
exile Starr to a society that has religious police and fundamentalist laws similar to those he promotes, like, oh, say, rural Afghanistan or Sudan to dismiss the case that Starr and his cohort are attempting to argue, which is the Constitutionality of Proposition 8.
As far as I’m concerned, people who think same-sex marriage is wrong have exactly the same rights as anyone to object to how someone lives his or her life — but no special rights to impose their ethics on others, especially not if they want to be assured that when some other religion wins the popularity contest in America, their beliefs and practices will become outlawed.
(Too bad the Christian Right in America is so busy sporting that raging hard-on for persecuting gays, or they might consider what the Bible — or, at least, the New Testament — would say about excessive greed, warmongering, and corruption. But what’s most frustrating is the thing that worries me about politics everywhere: the fact that the normal, sensible, tolerant people are mostly too busy getting on with their lives, while so many of the intolerant, stupid, and bigoted are politically active.)
(I haven’t signed the petition myself; not being a US citizen, I don’t know if it would help if I did. If there is, please let me know. In any case, they’re looking for signatures by Valentine’s Day, folks! That’s a week, now!)