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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. Roger that

    Don't worry religious nut jobs, you still have your own women to oppress.

    June 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      oppression stems from persons secular ism, self center ism, and gay ism, hind love is nothing more than oppression, illegality to please a filthy soul, desire.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      The sad part is that their are women that are going along with it.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm |
  2. Luciafurr

    It must have been God's will for the Supreme Court to rule this way. Talibaptists, accept God's plan.

    June 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm |
  3. gg

    I will not respect any so-called, marriage between two men or women. I will teach my children it is wrong and I will teach the many elementary students I teach, that it is wrong. I will love the sinner but not the sin.

    June 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm |
    • M

      You know, that's a very old line for covering hatred, and if you should be ashamed of that.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm |
    • Dippy

      Why is it wrong?

      June 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      @gg..................Why are you teaching elementary students about ANY marriage.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm |
    • midwest rail

      The Big Lie as practiced by contemporary Christians – " Love the sinner, hate the sin. "

      June 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
    • Luciafurr

      It's also wrong for your husband to spill his seed, just so you know.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Do you teach in a public school that is funded by taxpayer dollars? If so, you don't have the right to do any such thing.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
    • M

      Because it places an acceptance on hate, that it has a place, and it should never have a place.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
    • M

      And I need to add to that and say not all religious people are ignorant bigots.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm |
    • sam

      Yeah...good luck with that. Enjoy the unemployment you'll soon be experiencing once they tell their parents what a whackjob their teacher is.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm |
    • Doubt-fire

      You teach that sort of stuff to your elementary school students? WOW!!! So, you are a "holier than thou" who pretends to not judge people in any way, yet you are teaching your kids to do so.

      If there indeed is a heaven, you aren't going to make it there, no matter how strong you think your faith is. It is not your place to judge. If people are gay, it is not your place to judge them. It is, however, your place to respect and accept as Jesus did. Keep dibs on your own life and be a good person. You are teaching segregation and hatred, and there are consequences for that..... You put so much faith into that bible of yours that it has blinded you from seeing yourself. That is a massive problem with you religious folks, judging and pointing the finger at those who may not live like you. All I can say is that you are in for one RUDE awakening someday when it is your turn to be judged by the almighty.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm |
    • Damia Savon

      And thou shall be fired from thine job and forced to rely upon the state of evil for thy food stamps.

      June 26, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
  4. M

    I guess that is the failure of religion, the inability to love more because they are told they must love less. The nature of the human spirit has always grown to embrace more, not less.

    June 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm |
  5. I ask...

    This will be an interesting change. Has huge ramifications, for tax laws, insurance, divorce setllements, etc. so now everyone has the same rights, privileges to experience the ups and downs of married life, congratulations

    June 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm |
  6. southernwonder

    ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you.
    jfk turning over.

    June 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
    • M

      I don't understand.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm |
    • Mark

      JFK would applaud upholding the Constitution. Get a grip.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Make that two.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm |
    • sam

      Southern? No wonder.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm |
    • M

      Not all southerners are uneducated religious bigots.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Thank goodness.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm |
  7. TYCBH

    LOL

    June 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
  8. Jonathan

    Next stop: poligamy is legalized in Utah.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm |
    • Maranatha

      Good call – I believe you are right.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:55 pm |
    • Dippy

      It's "polygamy", dummy.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Hmm. And you're the dolt who claimed he was so well informed.

      Why would you care if people marry each other?

      June 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm |
  9. Cinematt

    These bigots masquerading as Christians somehow believe that rellgious liberty means the right to impose your beliefs on others, and have the government support their tyranny. In fact, they are the very people the founding fathers sought to protect us from. To claim to speak for God is not only the height of arrogance, it's blasphemy, and except to those claiming that right, utterly laughable. Hatred and bigotry got beaten back today. Get over it.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
    • Left Hook

      BRAVO! Well said – Thank you.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
    • Maranatha

      To set the record straight – Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples – teaching them to obey everything he taught. He taught that marriage is between a man and a woman. I also recall that people (perhaps like you) crucified Jesus because he spoke the truth to them. To cave into political pressure and NOT speak God's truth is what is really hateful. But, just as you seem to take liberty to redefine the very meaning of marriage - so you will probably also feel free to redefine the meaning of 'hate'. Jesus weeps for you too.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm |
    • sam

      Pull back from the crack pipe just a hair, maranatha.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
    • LinCA

      @Maranatha

      You said, "To set the record straight – Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples – teaching them to obey everything he taught."
      Unfortunately trying to enforce such nonsense is in direct conflict with the first amendment to the US Constitution.

      You said, "He taught that marriage is between a man and a woman."
      Fine. Nobody is telling you that you can't marry someone of the opposite sex. You just don't get to use that bullshit to deny others the right to enter into a same-sex marriage.

      You said, "To cave into political pressure and NOT speak God's truth is what is really hateful."
      Bullshit. Denying others equal protection under the law is hateful and despicable.

      You said, "But, just as you seem to take liberty to redefine the very meaning of marriage"
      Marriage has changed for centuries. You are free to limit it to your narrow definition for yours, and yours alone.

      You said, "so you will probably also feel free to redefine the meaning of 'hate'."
      No, it isn't a redefinition. There are plenty of denominations that don't discriminate. You don't have to pick one that does. Believers tend to choose a denomination that matches their prejudices. Choosing to adhere to one of those groups, is a choice to justify hate with religion.

      You said, "Jesus weeps for you too."
      Who gives a crap.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm |
    • Chuck

      >>>> He taught that marriage is between a man and a woman.

      Show us the scripture where Jesus said that.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm |
    • Observer

      Maranatha

      To set the record straight – Jesus NEVER said negative things about gays, but had MANY negative comments about heteros. Skip the hypocrisy.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm |
    • fred

      LinCA
      Exactly where in the U.S. do you find equal protection? It does not exist.
      Simply because the constitution speaks to it does not make it so. People respond to the world according to their beliefs not constitution. As we sit the U.S. is still a country with a majority of God fearing people whose beliefs have their foundation in the Bible. You have never existed in a godless country so what you have is an illusion of what you hope godlessness will bring.

      When your long dreamed about godless society takes hold I doubt the will respond to life according to the constitution. The godless will respond according to their beliefs.

      You for example do not follow the constitution as you have blinded your child with godless skepticism not allowing for the freedom of choice. The bigot is not Christ but evil itself.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm |
    • Observer

      fred,

      "As we sit the U.S. is still a country with a majority of God fearing people whose beliefs have their foundation in the Bible."

      If we followed the Bible we'd have slaves having their bones broken with rods and FORCED marriages.

      SKip the hypocrisy. You don't believe in all of God's warped version of marriage and fortunately our nation's laws don't show that either..

      June 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
    • The real Tom

      fred, that last post of yours? Even I didn't think you were THAT stupid and ignorant. You are so gone.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm |
    • fred

      Observer
      You do not understand the simple words of Christ to love God and love your neighbor. Until you can figure that out I would suggest you simply cut and paste whatever verses bob pulls out of the Bible.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
    • fred

      The unreal Tom
      I have no idea what post you are speaking about. In this thread I commented to LinCA and everything in it is accurate and true without doubt. The real Tom would have observed that.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm |
    • Observer

      fred

      "You do not understand the simple words of Christ to love God and love your neighbor"

      lol. No one advocates the Golden Rule more than I do. You are the one IGNORING it so you can pick on the less important passages about gays. Read a Bible someday.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm |
    • fred

      Observer
      Do you love God with all your heart?

      June 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
    • LinCA

      @fred

      You said, "Exactly where in the U.S. do you find equal protection?"
      I didn't say we have equal protection for everyone. We have a right to it.

      Per the US Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1:
      "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

      You said, "It does not exist."
      Not as long as religiots try to force their religious bullshit into law, unfortunately.

      You said, "Simply because the constitution speaks to it does not make it so."
      The constitution is the highest law of the land. We are entitled to it. All of us. Anyone trying to deny equal protection is an outlaw.

      You said, "People respond to the world according to their beliefs not constitution."
      And, if those beliefs are in conflict with the constitution, that is wrong and stupid.

      You are free to limit yourself based on your delusion. You don't get to limit anyone else because of it. Your religious freedom gives you the right to believe and worship as you see fit, but it doesn't give you the right to expect anyone else to do the same.

      You said, "As we sit the U.S. is still a country with a majority of God fearing people whose beliefs have their foundation in the Bible."
      Unfortunately so. I guess we have a long way to go to eradicate that mental illness.

      You said, "You have never existed in a godless country so what you have is an illusion of what you hope godlessness will bring."
      Like I said, what you do with your life is your choice. You don't get to ruin other people's lives with your mental illness.

      You said, "When your long dreamed about godless society takes hold I doubt the will respond to life according to the constitution. The godless will respond according to their beliefs."
      Like I said, you are free to remain blissfully ignorant. You are free to believe you have an imaginary friend. I realize full well that most people are simply to ignorant to manage simple tasks without relying on their fables. Most people don't have the ability for rational thought. It is therefor not the atheists that arrived at their position through reason that need to be feared, it is the religionists that aren't able to distinguish right from wrong without being told.

      You said, "You for example do not follow the constitution as you have blinded your child with godless skepticism not allowing for the freedom of choice."
      Bullshit. There is no constitutional requirement to indoctrinate your offspring. Claiming there is, is moronic.

      Not indoctrinating children allows them to make the decision for themselves. Lying to them about your imaginary friend removes it. Religious education is child abuse.

      You said, "The bigot is not Christ but evil itself."
      The bigots are those that can't accept others not suffering from the same mental illness as they do.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm |
    • fred

      LinCA
      No, there just plain is no equality or equal protection in the U.S. Your secular book of laws has less authority than the Bible. I know you want to go off into your delusion that it is the law and again recite the constitution but it only has power and authority when people give it that authority. I understand that delusional book of laws you cling to gives you comfort but in reality is just your substitute fairy land of dreams where people obey the law of great white hairs sitting on a bench. They do not period and that is reality. The courts do not provide equal protection or equality, the police do not, our military does not and if you have watched our president lately he does not.

      It is a shame you never believed in the tooth fairy, Easter bunny or Santa because then you would know the difference between reality and delusion that the State will care for you as well as their favored group of the moment.

      The authority of the Bible comes from the fact the Word of God is reflected in the Laws. You may disrespect the Bible but there is no harm to anyone who Loves God and I doubt you could find a problem with loving your neighbor as yourself. The result of following the Laws of God contained in the Bible in a believer is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, endurance and against such there is no law that has authority. That is reality.

      June 27, 2013 at 1:07 am |
    • Observer

      "The result of following the Laws of God contained in the Bible in a believer is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, endurance and against such there is no law that has authority. That is reality."

      Yep. It sure is for all your fellow remarried Christian adulterers who are ignored for their TEN COMMANDMENT sin, but it sure doesn't work for the gays and their "abomination" which is like eating lobsters, scallops, and Alaskan King crablegs.

      June 27, 2013 at 1:12 am |
    • fred

      LinCA
      "There is no constitutional requirement to indoctrinate your offspring."
      =>Your child will never have the freedom to realize for herself that perception drives reality and reality drives perception. You chose to indoctrinate your child with a meaningless accidental existence when there is no scientific evidence to support such a conclusion. You have patterned your child to be at best locked in the stranglehold of skepticism or live a life of man imposed boundaries of philosophical naturalism. Nice going mom.

      A truly free child is allowed to experience the thoughts of the faithful in order to grow into the person they are not the crippled hate filled secular liberal that wants to force their ideology down a child's throat. That is just as bad as the worst snake charming cults of south.

      "Religious education is child abuse.":
      =>No, 75% of those who attend church regularly as children leave the church after college. They were not abused and made free choices now having a balanced world view.

      June 27, 2013 at 1:34 am |
    • fred

      Observer
      As I said before you do not understand the Word of God. You may have read the words on the pages of a few Bible translations but you do not know the Word of God or God for that matter. If you did you would not say the things you do.

      You are correct in your general observation that most people do not live in such a way as to reflect the nature of one filled with the Holy Spirit

      June 27, 2013 at 1:41 am |
    • lol??

      Freud was a fraud. The Frankfurt School of hot dogs didn't notice.

      June 27, 2013 at 1:43 am |
    • HotAirAce

      fred said: "In this thread I commented to LinCA and everything in it is accurate and true without doubt." As is so often the case, fred is a liar. It is not a fact that his mythical god and a divine jesus exists. In fact there is plenty of doubt.

      June 27, 2013 at 2:17 am |
    • LinCA

      @fred

      Get help. You are delusional. You are mentally ill.

      You said, "No, there just plain is no equality or equal protection in the U.S."
      Not as long as dimwits like you keep dragging your fairy tales into law.

      You said, "Your secular book of laws has less authority than the Bible."
      Are you really that dense? The bullshit in your bible may hold value to you, but everyone is subject to the laws of the land. Your bible has less authority than the home owners association's regulations.

      You said, "I know you want to go off into your delusion that it is the law and again recite the constitution but it only has power and authority when people give it that authority."
      The constitution gives you the freedom to hold, and spout, the dimwitted opinions that you have. If you don't like it here, you are free to move to Iran. It seems much closer to your utopia.

      You said, "I understand that delusional book of laws you cling to gives you comfort but in reality is just your substitute fairy land of dreams where people obey the law of great white hairs sitting on a bench. They do not period and that is reality. The courts do not provide equal protection or equality, the police do not, our military does not and if you have watched our president lately he does not."
      Maybe so, but it's far better than what we would get if the religious got even more power. You only have to look at the paradise that exists in countries where the religious rule. The freedoms we have in the US, we have in spite of the religious, not because of them.

      You said, "It is a shame you never believed in the tooth fairy, Easter bunny or Santa because then you would know the difference between reality and delusion that the State will care for you as well as their favored group of the moment."
      I'm not nearly as delusional as you. You seem to be so fucking stupid that you can't comprehend that this is not about extra rights, or special privileges. It's just about equal rights. It doesn't take anything from those that oppose them.

      You said, "The authority of the Bible comes from the fact the Word of God is reflected in the Laws."
      Your imaginary friend is just that, imaginary. What you believe to be your gods word is nothing more than ancient fairy tales. You have to be a complete dumb fuck to not realize that.

      You said, "You may disrespect the Bible but there is no harm to anyone who Loves God and I doubt you could find a problem with loving your neighbor as yourself."
      Nothing in the bible, that is of any value, is unique to it. The only value of the bible is caloric.

      You said, "The result of following the Laws of God contained in the Bible in a believer is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, endurance and against such there is no law that has authority."
      If following your fairy tale makes you a better person, more power to you. That doesn't mean it is inherently good. The discrimination against gays based on it, for instance, makes it despicable. You can take your bible and shove it where the sun don't shine (if you do, try not to like it).

      You said, "That is reality."
      It's fantasy.

      You said, "Your child will never have the freedom to realize for herself that perception drives reality and reality drives perception."
      No imaginary friends are needed for that.

      You said, "You chose to indoctrinate your child with a meaningless accidental existence when there is no scientific evidence to support such a conclusion."
      No, the Easter Bunny farting it into existence. Now that makes sense. Get a fucking clue, you dimwit, and get an education.

      You said, "You have patterned your child to be at best locked in the stranglehold of skepticism or live a life of man imposed boundaries of philosophical naturalism."
      Nope. A healthy skepticism is what this country needs. It's the best way to get away from fairy tales influencing public policy.

      You said, "A truly free child is allowed to experience the thoughts of the faithful in order to grow into the person they are not the crippled hate filled secular liberal that wants to force their ideology down a child's throat."
      You are a complete dimwit, aren't you? Faithful to which one of the thousands of gods?

      The hate is coming from those religiots that are trying to deny equal rights. It sure isn't the secular liberals.

      You said, "No, 75% of those who attend church regularly as children leave the church after college."
      Some people outgrow the bullshit. Some shed the mental shackles. Education is helpful.

      You said, "They were not abused and made free choices now having a balanced world view."
      It isn't balanced, by any stretch of the imagination. And there was no need to subject them to 18 years of the bullshit, in the first place.

      June 27, 2013 at 10:35 am |
    • fred

      LinCA
      You said, "No, there just plain is no equality or equal protection in the U.S."
      Not as long as dimwits like you keep dragging your fairy tales into law.
      =>it has nothing to do with me or the Word of God or Christians. It is simply a reality of life. If you think for a moment you get equal protection in the U.S. you are living in a dream world. I spend a lot of my free time helping people who do not receive equal protection and are not treated equally. The problem runs from the President down to the processing clerk and I know exactly how unfair and unequal they are. We may be less obvious in our discrimination and promotion of individual agendas than other countries but that is worse because it allows the injustice to continue.

      June 27, 2013 at 11:46 am |
    • LinCA

      @fred

      You said, "it has nothing to do with me or the Word of God or Christians. It is simply a reality of life. If you think for a moment you get equal protection in the U.S. you are living in a dream world."
      I never said we had equality. We are entitled to it. It's worth striving towards. In the pursuit of equality, christians are a major roadblock.

      You said, "I spend a lot of my free time helping people who do not receive equal protection and are not treated equally."
      So you are a staunch proponent of marriage equality? You actively work to remove discrimination for those that are still discriminated against in the workplace, in schools, everywhere?

      You said, "The problem runs from the President down to the processing clerk and I know exactly how unfair and unequal they are."
      Considering that the previous President and the last Republican Presidential candidate were a proponent of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, we are far better off now than we were, or could have been.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
    • fred

      LinCA
      Your buddy Bill Clinton signed DOMA so lets not bash George only that would not be very equal.
      Yes, I support all causes for fair treatment including marriage. I just insist upon traditional marriage and civil marriage remaining separate but equal.

      June 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
    • midwest rail

      Hate to break it to you, fred, but all marriages are civil marriages.

      June 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm |
    • LinCA

      @fred

      You said, "Your buddy Bill Clinton signed DOMA so lets not bash George only that would not be very equal."
      Yup, he shouldn't have.

      You said, "Yes, I support all causes for fair treatment including marriage. I just insist upon traditional marriage and civil marriage remaining separate but equal."
      I'm guessing that you are referring to "religious marriage" when you say "traditional marriage"? I couldn't care less what restrictions you place on religious marriage. For all I care you marry your mailbox. The marriage that I care about, and the only one that matters, is the civil marriage. That one should be open to all consenting adults to marry the person they want.

      I would strongly support a strict separation between religious and civil marriage. We can call the religious version "religious union" in all official communications. Believers are still free to call it "marriage".

      In that case, the religious organization can set the rules, as long as they meet certain minimum standards (ie. no children, animals, or anyone not able to give informed consent, etc.). They are free to join in religious union, only those that they feel worthy. They are free to open up their union between their members and their favorite inanimate object (your mailbox, for instance).

      Of course, such unions shouldn't qualify for any state of federal recognition, or benefits.

      June 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm |
    • fred

      LinCA
      How about two brothers getting married or two sisters or mother and daughter (adult)?

      June 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
    • LinCA

      @fred

      You said, "How about two brothers getting married or two sisters or mother and daughter (adult)?"
      There are valid reasons to prevent close family members from procreating, and as long as the rules are applied evenly and equally for everyone, there is no discrimination. Furthermore, most people are too fucking stupid to comprehend the reasons for not procreating withe close relatives. So yes, it is perfectly acceptable to prohibit marriages, or religious unions, between siblings, or cousins, etc.

      June 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Voltairine

    Frankly, to those that disagree with this marriage equality ruling ... in your face!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
    • Left Hook

      That small hatefyl tribe of white, southern evangelical bible freaks have been givin' us those Jesus enemas for decades now...It's about time that we gave them a secular "separation of church and state" one in return...

      June 26, 2013 at 6:55 pm |
    • M

      @Left Hook – It's not about getting even – ever. It's only about treating everyone they way we would like to be treated.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm |
    • lol??

      Who put the bimbos in charge of marriage?? Abortion doctors??

      June 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      lollygag: This is about equal rights for same gender couples not abortions! Try to keep up!

      June 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm |
  11. The real Tom

    Reading Huckabee's tweets just makes me laugh. Can he say "impotent"?

    The day of the religious nuts has come and gone.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
    • Really-O?

      By comparison, Huckabee makes Donald Trump look like a sober intellectual. What a doofus.

      Today was a good day.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm |
    • Maranatha

      Actually, our scriptures have already foretold that days like these would come. And that the love of most would grow cold and that people would no longer put up with sound doctrine, and that faith would begin to die, and people would become apostates. All of this is proceeding according to the ancient prophecies. I will agree with you on this one - these days ARE coming to a end. The Day of the Lord is fast approaching. Those who love and follow Jesus will be overjoyed to see it - while the world weeps and gnashes their teeth and begs the rocks to fall on them to hide them from the wrath of God. Maranatha!

      June 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm |
    • sam

      YOUR scriptures. Exactly. Sit and spin on them and leave everyone else alone.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm |
    • Mark

      Hey, dummy, we have a thousand years of peace coming before Jesus comes back. Read your own Bible, idiot.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm |
    • Roger that

      "The Day of the Lord is fast approaching. "

      We are all doomed. Run for your lives. Women and children first. Or as they say in the Bible, women and children last.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm |
    • The real Tom

      You morons have been proclaiming the imminence of the "end of days" for 2000 years. Knock it off. Nobody with a brain believes you anymore. You're toast.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm |
  12. Lout

    Jesus wished these rules were in effect in his era- we know he was gay

    June 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm |
  13. Bonny

    LMAO...I thought it was hilarious!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:45 pm |
  14. Glenda

    LMAO

    June 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm |
  15. Harimoto

    Ha ha...yeah, why are religious leaders against gays, you would think they would love this!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm |
  16. Truth Prevails :-)

    Go to google, type if the word 'gay' and watch the beautiful banner appear around the search box. Today is a step forward...maybe some of the christian bigots should join this century!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm |
  17. David Letterman

    "Jesus wept"? Impossible-Dead people can't weep. Simple as that.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm |
    • Maranatha

      You shall see with your own eyes - and YOUR knee will bow to Him. Inevitable!

      June 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Why bother with threats, dear? They are ineffective.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
  18. iamwhatiamsamiam

    I had to laugh Jesus wept. If he is all powerful, he already knew.

    Think about this one folks. If you believe God is all knowing and all seeing then he already know who gets into the Kingdom of Heaven and who is thrown into the pit of Hell. We are the only ones that don't know. Isn't that a bit of a sick game.

    The other day Nik Wallenda was talking to Jesus and praying as he crossed the Grand Canyon on a wire. Don't you think it is a bit selfish to divert Jesus's attention to a voluntary tempt at death when there are others who are really sick and dying who need the help. Makes you think, doesn't Jesus have more important thinks to tend to than a wirewalker.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
    • Dyslexic doG

      the Christian ego delusion. God made all this for them and he watches their every move and listens to their every thought.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm |
    • Interesting

      God knows you well enough to know what you will do, but He gave you the freedom to make those choices for yourself.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm |
    • The real Tom

      So?What's the point? Is the entire universe just one big pin-ball game for god? If we have free will but are damned when we exercise it, then how "free" is it?

      Really, the whole premise is too silly to be taken as anything more than the beliefs of stone-age men who knew nothing better.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm |
  19. Chester

    So, here in America we have "freedom of religion". Yet some of these people want to make laws based solely on religion. Sound like they're trying to force their religion on me! Please don't force your religion on me!!!!!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
  20. EnjaySea

    Huckabee can report that "Jesus Wept" because he, and all his Christian friends, have a personal sock puppet for Jesus (and another one for God). They can make these puppets say anything they want them to say, and feel anything they want them to feel.

    How these people can, with a clear conscience and with a straight face, wag their puppet around, and then proclaim that this is the real deity talking, is a profound mystery.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
    • Dyslexic doG

      well said.

      June 26, 2013 at 6:45 pm |
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