First a bayonet was stuck in the heart, if it had one, of the Confederacy. Then Obamacare was cleared. Now gays can marry.
Friday's attention was on a 5-4 vote allowing gays to marry across the land. There was no symbol more important to rightwing Christians who believe it is a sign American is going straight to hell
In a majority opinion written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, as expected, the court said:
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
It had the ring of the U.S. Constitution: "we the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity..."
Obama crystalized what the nation was feeling.
As Mark Twain said, “Truth is stranger than fiction…”
Instead of celebrating the victory of Obamacare, the president was in Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., celebrating the life of murdered pastor/public servant the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney in a service televised throughout the world.
“God works in mysterious ways. God has different ideas. He (the killer) didn’t know he was being used by God.”
Even Pope Francis has gotten into the act, declaring humans are responsible for the Earth’s environment, as well as suggesting divorce might not always be a bad thing.
No matter how many black churches are burned in the South, the genteel “Gone With the Wind” and Robert E. Lee version of Johnny Reb died when nine blacks worshippers were murdered by a young white man who worshipped apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia. No such mass murder was committed by whites in apartheid South Africa, though they committed more than their share of brutal murders of blacks. And that included a few whites like Dr. Neil Aggett, a medical doctor who became a union organizer.
Not only will marijuana be legalized, but so will drug testing and Why should a paraplgic be barred from answering the phone at the Dish network, selling “Grace and Frankie?” Did Lucy van Pelt have to undergo drug tests to offer psychiatric advice in “Peanuts?”
Fox News needn’t fear. Being completely off the page of an evolving America will guarantee them a market. Like the Betamax.