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June 26th, 2013
11:53 AM ET

`Jesus wept' or tears of joy? Faithful react to gay marriage rulings

By Daniel Burke, CNN

(CNN) As news broke of the big Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, religious leaders took to Twitter to express joyous praise or strong condemnation.

http://storify.com/danielsburke/religious-reaction-to-scotus-decisions

- CNN Religion Editor

Filed under: Belief • Church • Culture wars • Gay marriage • Gay rights • Homosexuality • Politics

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  1. lol??

    Great is the Greatness of the Greatest qWeirdo Mob controlling Union making United Statism Being budget Busting Baby Kiliing Power of Delusionary Luminaries Held tto the Orgasmic Delights of Crowd S*E*X*,

    .......................................................................Diana LIVES!!!................................................

    She LUVEN the A&A Animal Qweendumb

    ".............. associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals................"

    June 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm |
    • Akira

      I suggest therapy. You seemed to have snapped.

      June 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm |
    • Athy

      Maybe it's time to start reporting abuse on this pest.

      June 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm |
  2. Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

    Mr.Evil forgot his table manners. No elbows on the table and speaking in that tone won't win you any new friends.

    Play nice, post in English and win the prize.

    All expense paid trip to

    I forgot how to spell that place.

    Maybe Ms. Dippy can tell you where you are going.

    June 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
    • Science

      Mr evil is jboom and his ID sh-it !............posting on previous pages.

      L$H or Russ ..............or chad/vic ?

      June 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  3. Lucifer's Evil Twin (Løki)

    Zeit nach Hause zu gehen ... seine seit a blast!

    June 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      MR.Evil

      Shame on you. Does your mother know you talk like that?

      And do you kiss your boyfriend with that mouth?

      Could be you need a time out?

      June 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
  4. Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

    Dippy do day

    It's a shame grammar is your only concern.

    If you were that smart, you would be concerned about bigger issues.

    June 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
    • mama k

      True – there are more important things to consider – especially related to this article.

      For instance last December's Quarterly Review of Biology.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
    • Dippy

      I'll admit trying to help you with your grammar and spelling is probably not nearly as profound as your highly intelligent posts. Also you might try figuring out the reply function. That should be well within your vast intellectual capabilities.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • The real Tom

      What makes you think Dippy's only concern is grammar? I've seen Dippy comment on a number of topics.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      Dippy Dot

      Blindness has a cure. Get your finger out of my eye.

      So I can see your point.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm |
    • Secular Humanist from Ohio

      Please, a quarter for the blind man Ricky.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      You forgot about inflation.

      Blindman needs $1,000,000

      Then our friends at IRS will take $999,999.75

      And, we are back to your stinking 25¢

      Thanks, but no thanks.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
    • Akira

      Only if I get a pencil from him.

      June 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm |
  5. Science

    Bible Thumpers............ICR,RCC and the Discovery Insti-tute.

    The fairy in the sky is ALL about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ nothing else !!!

    02:48 PM ET

    Close

    The bench !

    Six Supreme Court justices attend Red Mass

    out of 9.

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/30/record-number-of-justices-attends-red-mass/

    June 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  6. Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

    Darwin was right.

    Hom*o*s$ex@duals do come from monkeys.

    Its in their genes.

    June 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
    • Løki

      Vorsicht, ist deine dummen zeigt ...

      June 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • Dippy

      Homosexuals, not Hom*o*s$ex@duals. It's, not its.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      Mr. Evil

      You changed your name.

      You could try to speak English, but that is too evolved for even you.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      Cuidado, tu estúpido está mostrando...

      June 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
    • Observer

      Ricky,

      So you agree that you came from a monkey, too. Well done.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
  7. 9 out of 10 dentist

    Be sure to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth right after O RA L, especially if you just had a NA l inter-– courses

    June 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
    • Løki

      Nicht jeder lustiger das zweite Mal, um ...

      June 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      Span-lish please, like the rest of us illegal aliens.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
    • Løki

      No es el momento más divertido de segunda ...

      June 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      Liki.

      ESOL classes are available in your local high school.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
  8. Lucifer's Evil Twin

    Oh mein Gott, sie haben Kenny getötet! Diese Bastarde!

    June 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
    • Secular Humanist from Ohio

      And made the baby jesus cry.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm |
    • Akira

      I don't have to know German to know that this is, "Oh, my God, they killed Kenny! The bastards!" (Or very near to that.)
      Lol, and Kenny always seems to be resurrected in time for the next show...

      June 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm |
  9. Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

    I still love Adelina. What ever happened to Adelina the addelbrained one ?

    June 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      Sie Beiträge wie Heavensent jetzt ...

      June 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
    • 9 out of 10 dentist

      English Mr. evil. English.

      This is still America.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm |
  10. mama k

    Someone mentioned the gay gene. I don't recall the web site. Please post link.

    Thks

    June 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      Reality gepostet: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/evolution/Gay-gene-deconstructed.html

      June 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
    • mama k

      "someone mentioned..."

      And the cowardly handle-stealing continues today. Someone is upset.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
    • Ricky Ricardo and Lucy

      Mama if and Mr Evil got together with Real Tom, that would be a frightening site to behold.
      What were there offspring be called?

      June 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm |
  11. Silence of the LAMB

    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of me...

    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen

    For this reason God gave them up to the vile passions.For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.

    Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in Themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

    For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of CHRIST, for it is the power of GOD to salvation for everyone who believes. ..

    June 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Believe what you wish; doesn't affect the laws of this country, nor should it.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      The creator of 600 se'xtillion stars could care less where humans put their weenies.
      You are obsessed with se'x.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      "Wie viel Zeit spart er nicht sehen können, was sein Nachbar sagt oder tut oder denkt." -Marcus Aurelius

      June 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm |
    • Dippy

      Could care less, or couldn't care less? You've got me confused.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
    • Rory

      How can you tell that Paul wasn't only reflecting his own, personal bigotries in that letter?

      June 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm |
    • Akira

      The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway – Genesis

      Rory, I have read, admittedly a long time ago, that Paul was not only a big-time misogynist who was afraid of women, but that he was suspected of being latent, too.

      I have no opinion on this one way or another; I also cannot remember *where* I read this, so I cannot give a relevant citation. Just throwing it out there, as it were.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      Paul was a midget. His name meant "small". He had a tiny weenie. He was also a gay Jew. He hated himself for that, and for his small size. He also was obsessed with se'x.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • cedar rapids

      And there shall in that time be rumours of things going astray, and there will be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base, that has an attachment
      …at this time, a friend shall lose his friends’s hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before around eight o’clock...

      June 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm |
    • Rory

      Paul was a Pharisee, which is exactly like saying he was a religious Conservative. Of course had his bigotries.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm |
  12. lionlylamb

    What is so positive about wanting to be gay? Where do gays come off being morally righteous and socially upright and culturally emancipated?

    June 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      What an ignorant question. Who "wants to be gay" ?
      OMG. Some people's stupidity is incompatible with life.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      "Who wants to be gay"? EXACTLY

      June 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
    • The real Tom

      *sigh* Yes, exactly, you fvcking moron. Nobody chooses to be gay. Or straight. Why are you so dense?

      June 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
    • Peter

      I wouldn't know personally, but the worse thing about being gay appears to be the bigotry they face from folks like you, lamb.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm |
    • Ken

      lionlylamb
      You might as well ask women why they chose to be born in a form that men can abuse and treat unequally. The problem isn't their's; it's their abusers.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
    • IndieGal2012

      Not a choice. Genetics. You know, that science stuff that zealots like you are afraid of? Since it's easier to say "God made it" than try to understand how something actually works. Answer me this: what's wrong with saying "God made it...and this is the way we've figured out how it works"?

      June 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      Interesting. Lionly has just admitted to being bis'exual.
      If se'x is a choice, (which it is according to him), that means at some point he found BOTH se'xes equally attractive,
      and chose to be straight. He says se'xuality is a choice. The reflects HIS experience with it. I wonder if he really wants to out himself ?

      June 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • Akira

      Nobody wants to be gay; they just are.
      Why do you continuously ask the same question over and over, knowing what the answer will be, lionly?

      June 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
  13. Silence of the LAMB

    .

    June 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
  14. Knights Who Say...

    ARTHUR: Knights of Nee, wir sind aber einfache Reisende, die versuchen die
    Zauberer, der über diesen Wäldern lebt.
    HEAD KNIGHT: Nee! Nee! Nee! Nee!
    ARTHUR und PARTY: Oh, ow!
    HEAD KNIGHT: Wir werden 'nee' wieder zu sagen, wenn Sie nicht zu besänftigen Sie uns.
    ARTHUR: Nun, was wollen Sie?
    HEAD KNIGHT: Wir wollen ... ein Gebüsch!
    [dramatischen Akkord]
    ARTHUR: Ein was?
    HEAD KNIGHT: Nee! Nee!
    ARTHUR und PARTY: Oh, ow!
    ARTHUR: Bitte, bitte! Nicht mehr! Wir finden ein Gebüsch.
    HEAD KNIGHT: Sie müssen sich hier zurück mit einem Gebüsch oder sonst werden Sie
    nie durch dieses Holz lebt weiter!
    ARTHUR: O Knights of Nee, du bist gerecht und fair, und wir kommen wieder
    mit einem Gebüsch.
    HEAD KNIGHT: Eines, das schön aussieht.
    ARTHUR: Natürlich.
    HEAD KNIGHT: Und nicht zu teuer.
    ARTHUR: Ja.
    HEAD RITTER: Jetzt ... go!

    June 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
    • Gordo

      Ni!

      June 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
  15. ScaryChristianWatch

    Look out. Our particularly stupid local Christian nutbar bigot,fred, has completely lost it today. Keep guns and other weapons clear away from him.

    June 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  16. Reality

    See the Philadelphia Inquirer review “Gay Gene, Deconstructed”, 12/12/2011. Said review addresses the following “How do genes associated with ho-mose-xuality avoid being weeded out by Darwinian evolution?”

    "Most scientists who study human se-xuality agree that gay people are born that way. But that consensus raises an evolutionary puzzle: How do genes associated with h-omose-xuality avoid being weeded out by Darwinian evolution?"
    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/evolution/Gay-gene-deconstructed.html

    Of course, those gays who belong to Abrahamic religions supposedly abide by the rules of no adu-ltery or for-nication allowed. Such practices as with heterose-xuals also dramatically reduce STDs.

    June 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      So are you saying we should live they live in the middle east?

      June 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      "Live like"

      June 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
    • mama k

      For something even more current, check out last December's Quarterly Review of Biology (epigenetics).

      June 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
    • Brother Maynard

      The same way left-handedness isn't weeded out by Darwinian evolution.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm |
    • mama k

      9 out of 10 dentist recommend you brush right after o-ra-l s*ex, especially if you just had a&nal s+ex

      June 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm |
    • mama k

      "9 out of 10 dentist..."

      Aww – some coward is still upset and stealing my handle. Maybe they don't like what the Quarterly Review of Biology had to say in this past December's issue.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • *

      fake mama k

      "9 out of 10 dentist..."

      The real mama k knows the correct plural of 'dentist'. Give it up, hick English speaker.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
  17. Russell

    Am I the only one concerned that it was a 5-4 ruling?
    We have 4 justices who wanted to discriminate based on religion!!!

    June 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
    • Athy

      That concerns me as well. Should have been 9-0. I'd be interested in reading the dissenters' opinions in more detail.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      You're not the only one. I mentioned it earlier. (Athy replied to that one too). It is what is. We should be thankful it went the way it did.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
    • mama k

      Hopefully before any other related case comes back to SCOTUS, someone will lock the reptilian Scalia in a room with a copy of last December's Quarterly Review of Biology and keep him there until it sinks in.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
    • Akira

      I am concerned that these jurists would think that there is anything in the Constitution that justifies dissension; I thought that they were supposed to be experts on it.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      Alte Männer und Frauen, die das nahende Ende ihrer Existenz fürchten. Sie fürchten, dass ihr Gott kann sie in die Hölle schicken, wenn sie für die Gleichstellung gestimmt ...

      June 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm |
    • mama k

      Good point, Akira. Time for me to read those dissents.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
    • Science

      02:48 PM ET

      Close

      The bench !

      Six Supreme Court justices attend Red Mass

      out of 9.

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/30/record-number-of-justices-attends-red-mass/

      June 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
    • ME II

      @Russel,
      The DOMA decision was based on States rights, i.e. the federal government can't define marriage for the states.
      The Prop 8 case was dismissed based on "standing", as in the litigants did not have standing to sue.

      In other words, neither was considered on religious grounds.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      @ME................The five that voted down DOMA and prop 8 didn't base it on religion. The four fools that voted for those bigoted laws did base it on religion.

      June 27, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
  18. Knights Who Say...

    KEEPER: Stop! Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me
    these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.
    LAUNCELOT: Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper. I'm not afraid.
    KEEPER: What is your name?
    LAUNCELOT: My name is Sir Launcelot of Camelot.
    KEEPER: What is your quest?
    LAUNCELOT: To seek the Holy Grail.
    KEEPER: What is your favorite color?
    LAUNCELOT: Blue.
    KEEPER: Right. Off you go.
    LAUNCELOT: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
    ROBIN: That's easy!
    KEEPER: Stop! Who approaches the Bridge of Death must answer me
    these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.
    ROBIN: Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper. I'm not afraid.
    KEEPER: What is your name?
    ROBIN: Sir Robin of Camelot.
    KEEPER: What is your quest?
    ROBIN: To seek the Holy Grail.
    KEEPER: What is the capital of Assyria?
    ROBIN: I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh!
    KEEPER: Stop! What is your name?
    GALAHAD: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
    KEEPER: What is your quest?
    GALAHAD: I seek the Holy Grail.
    KEEPER: What is your favorite color?
    GALAHAD: Blue. No yel– Auuuuuuuugh!
    KEEPER: Heh heh. Stop! What is your name?
    ARTHUR: It is Arthur, King of the Britons.
    KEEPER: What is your quest?
    ARTHUR: To seek the Holy Grail.
    KEEPER: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
    ARTHUR: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
    KEEPER: What? I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh!
    BEDEMIR: How do know so much about swallows?
    ARTHUR: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king you know.

    June 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      Now that's how you troll...

      June 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
    • Secular Humanist from Ohio

      LOL!! Verily the Knights who say Nee are divine and holy.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
    • Knights Who Say...

      ARTHUR: O, Knights of Nee, we have brought you your shrubbery. May we
      go now?
      HEAD KNIGHT: It is a good shrubbery. I like the laurels particularly.
      But there is one small problem.
      ARTHUR: What is that?
      HEAD KNIGHT: We are now... no longer the Knights Who Say Nee.
      RANDOM: Nee!
      HEAD KNIGHT: Shh shh. We are now the Knights Who Say Ecky-ecky-ecky-
      ecky-pikang-zoom-boing-mumble-mumble.
      RANDOM: Nee!
      HEAD KNIGHT: Therefore, we must give you a test.
      ARTHUR: What is this test, O Knights of– Knights Who 'Til Recently
      Said Nee?
      HEAD KNIGHT: Firstly, you must find... another shrubbery!
      [dramatic chord]
      ARTHUR: Not another shrubbery!
      HEAD KNIGHT: Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place
      it here beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a
      two-level effect with a little path running down the middle.
      RANDOM: A path! A path! Nee!
      HEAD KNIGHT: Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must cut
      down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!
      [dramatic chord]
      ARTHUR: We shall do no such thing!
      HEAD KNIGHT: Oh, please!
      ARTHUR: Cut down a tree with a herring? It can't be done.
      KNIGHTS: Aaaaugh! Aaaugh!
      HEAD KNIGHT: Don't say that word.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
    • lol??

      Copypaste nothing original to see here!!!

      June 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      @ lol – Sie sind ein asshat

      June 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
    • @lol??

      Except it is much more interesting than the things you regularly c/p, lol??. I guess a sense of humor dies when you become a Bride of Christ, huh? Qweirdo. Please die soon. You're a waste of skin.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • Secular Humanist from Ohio

      @ lol – Sie sind ein asshat

      c'est vrais

      June 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
    • My Dog is a jealous Dog

      Humor is healthy.

      I think you should tell the people around you that you love them – but you should scream it at them in German.....

      Ich liebe dich!

      June 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      @der Hund – Ich schnaubte nur pepsi aus meiner Nase!

      June 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm |
  19. lol??

    Great is Diana of the kweer nations!!!

    June 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin

      You are a boring troll...

      June 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
    • Darcy

      Not great is the bigot troll named lol??. I hope that every single child you have is gay, and you die alone and unloved.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
  20. Roger that

    Another fine day to be on the side of morality.

    June 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Rory

      Actually, it's a fine day to be on the side of justice and fair-play, but I will agree that fair morality was well served by this ruling.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
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