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Deus ex Machina

The Week has an interesting article explaining why top Republicans are actually hoping the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage. Gay marriage has become a huge political liability for Republicans, but they can’t support it without angering their base. So it would be a huge favor to them if the Supreme Court makes the issue moot for them.

Ironically, I think the Westboro Baptist Church has been one of the major reasons Americans now overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage. They turned gays into victims and underdogs, and defending gays into a national cause.

God works in mysterious ways.



  1. hieronymus wrote:

    That doesn’t mean that’ll stop them from rallying hard to overturn it, like they do for obamacare and abortion. No amount of public opinion will sway these idiots.

    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3:43 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    I think that’s the whole point. Like abortion, gay marriage will be better rallying point for the GOP if the Supreme Court legalizes it, like they did for abortion.

    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6:21 am | Permalink
  3. James wrote:

    Yup, I agree. Another way to rally their base against the Armagedon of gay rights, in the same way they are still working hard to overturn abortion rights.

    Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink