If you’re ever feeling upset, just bookmark this page and take a stroll through Christian bigot Bryan Fischer‘s Twitter feed from yesterday. So much frustration mixed with pure rage:
Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness…
Fischer elaborated a little later:
June 26, 2015 is a date which will live in infamy.
It is a day on which behavior which is an abomination in the eyes of a holy God was normalized, promoted, celebrated and imposed on an a nation built on the foundation of the Judeo-Christian tradition. On this day, the United States become Sodom and Gomorrah.
On June 26, 2015, I saw Satan dancing with delight. For this is the day the music died in the United States of America.
The homosexual lobby, the Gay Gestapo, has drawn an equivalency between support for natural marriage and racism. To oppose sexual deviancy is, in their twisted, contorted and devious thinking, no different than supporting slavery and segregation.
What this means, my fellow conservatives, is that on this day, we all became Bull Connor. It’s time to wake up and smell the napalm.
All this because a few more Americans will now be able to get married to the person they love.
This is what Fischer’s faith teaches him. This is what so many pastors will be whining about tomorrow morning, even if they don’t imitate his rhetoric. On a day when #LoveWins was everywhere, Christians across the country were acting like something was taken away from them. (Not all Christians, to be sure, but a lot of them.)
I’ll concede that one thing was taken away: Whatever authority they used to have is gone. People don’t take them seriously anymore. The idea of “Christian values” is a joke. The Religious Right has been on the wrong side of moral issues for so long that the only reason to listen to conservative leaders is to have something new to laugh about.
They’ll be able to cash in on their institutional majority — in society, in Congress, etc. — for years to come. But as long as they remain stubborn on these issues, refusing to admit how backwards they’ve been on marriage equality, their numbers will continue to dwindle.
So maybe Fischer was right. The music died yesterday. But not for the country. Just for him and his bigot-buddies.