Are we revolting after Obergefell?

Friday, July 24, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Another federal decision favoring homosexuality has been announced, leading a constitutional expert to conclude America is headed towards chaos. 

Responding to a complaint filed by a homosexual, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that while Title VII deals with discrimination - but does not mention homosexuality - homosexuals are nonetheless covered by it.

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That decision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in June that homosexual couples have the legal right to marry, overturning state constitutions across the country.

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver argues the EEOC is creating law, which is the role of Congress, not a federal agency.  

One of the commissioners of the EEOC, Chai Feldblum, is a lesbian and a homosexual-rights activist. 

"She says that whenever homosexual rights come to collision with First Amendment Rights," says Staver, "you would think that the First Amendment wins. She said, No, homosexual rights trump."

The Washington Post reported the EEOC voted 3-2 that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act "forbids sexual orientation discrimination on the job because it’s a form of 'sex' discrimination, which is explicitly forbidden."

When government goes beyond its authority it represents lawlessness, argues Staver, and it erodes the Republic.

"And this results ultimately in revolution, when people cannot use the normal administrative, civil processes and can't rely upon the rule of law, people get frustrated," Staver warns. "They push back and you give them no recourse but to resist or revolt, and I think that's exactly where we're headed with this kind of lawlessness."

natural marriageHomosexual activists, meanwhile, are trumpeting Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling as the "law of the land," and mocking Christians as "martyrs" when they defend their religious faith. 

Lesbian columnist Sally Kohn wrote in a post-Obergefell column that she hopes "anti-gay Christians" will be "politically and socially ostracized."

"To those who remain in the fringe minority stubbornly mired in hatred and the dark rationalizations of the past," she wrote, "please try to lose gracefully."

But such celebrating may be working against homosexual activists. Public support for homosexual marriage dropped by several points – in three separate polls - after the Supreme Court decision. 

A poll conducted in June by The Associated Press, after the court decision, found 42 percent of Americans approve of same-sex marriage, a drop of six points from April.

Meanwhile, 59 percent said wedding-related businesses should be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds, a jump from 52 percent in April. 

Kohn claimed in her July 7 commentary that six in 10 Americans supported same-sex marriage. 

National Review writer David French, writing about the newest poll numbers, said the "Social Justice Warriors" on the Left revealed their meanness after the Obergefell decision at the same time conservatives felt defeated. He wrote:

What’s happened? The Social Justice Warriors forgot that most Americans just don’t like mean people. And in one two-week span of American life, millions of SJWs helpfully and unmistakably labeled themselves with their rainbow profile pictures, then proceeded to act like hectoring, condescending, arrogant scolds — loudly and publicly, day after day. 

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