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.


- CNN Religion Editor

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

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  1. Dregob

    Jesus wept tears of joy. Now Thomas and Scalia can get married. Wait, Thomas might not think blacks and whites should be able to marry!

    June 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm |
  2. Grahame Rhodes

    That confirms for me that Mike Huckerbee follows the teachings of Jim Jones/ Warren Jeffs/ David Koresh and anybody else who wants to tall you how to live your life.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
  3. Saraswati

    "5 people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of CA and Congress combined.And bigger than God."

    If there is a god he either supports equality or is an ass. If there isn't a god, five people in robes would certianly be bigger than nothingness.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
  4. OGTOdoubleD

    Love how many people put words into the mouth of Jesus, a dude who seemingly hung out with nobody but dudes.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm |
    • omeany

      He did after Constantine was done with the story.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
  5. Robert Brown

    Most Christians think and say,

    God be merciful to me a sinner.

    Luke 18:

    9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

    10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

    11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

    12 I fast twice in the week, I give t.ithes of all that I possess.

    13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

    14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm |
    • tony

      funny. Where was the signs in the heavens about this? Gen 1:14

      June 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm |
  6. ptw

    I wonder how "mormongirl" feels about her church being behind so much of the funding to back legislation to outlaw gay marriage.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm |
    • tony

      Losing her self-importance and god-given moral control of non-mormons?

      June 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm |
  7. Wayne Proechel

    I wonder where and who will establish the first law practice that specializes in gay divorce cases?

    June 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
    • Akira

      Why would gay divorce be any different that hetero divorce?

      June 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm |
    • faith

      Wayne: are you getting a same s.e.x marriage soon ? Congratulations.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
  8. Vence

    It's a sad day for republicans. And that's fine with me!

    June 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      You can say that again!

      June 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm |
    • Loathstheright

      Worth posting twice....conservative policies are the bain of this country.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm |
    • Lucifer's Evil Twin


      June 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
    • Loathstheright

      Bain as in Bain Mittens Romney.

      June 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Vence

    It's a sad day for republicans! And that's fine with me!

    June 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm |
  10. Wayne Proechel

    Now I wonder where and who will become the first law practice that specializes in gay divorce cases?

    June 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm |
    • mark

      I always said wait for the community property gay CA divorce. As messy as the 60% of straight marriages end.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm |
    • omeany

      Not sure who it will be but I bet it will be FABULOUS!

      June 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm |
    • mark

      From the legal ? out here it will be messy. It will be between a multimillion dollar a year producer and his under earning boy toy. Just like all the straight Hollywood marriages.

      June 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
  11. faith

    Jesus wept becuase of Mike Huckabee's bigotry thoughts.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm |
    • mark

      Jesus weeps for all Christians-because they just didn't get it.

      June 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm |
  12. mark

    If its against your religion then go to church and pray but stay out of my life and live yours. The Gov. allows you to pray in your church and practice your religion not shove it down the country's collective throat. Jesus cried when Mathew Shepard died. Don't use the idea of jesus to justify your bigotry Mike.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
  13. Apple Bush

    being this way is play day hey day get day bad day touch day love day hate day dead

    June 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
  14. Loathstheright

    Jesus wept the minute he saw how christians butchered everything decent he stood for.....being an Atheist and believing that Jesus was correct on how to live your life says a lot....just the whole made up god thing always gets me.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm |
  15. Erasrhedd

    What the religious leaders believe is totally irrelevant in this issue. They are speaking from a perspective that has no legal standing re: the American concept of the separation of church and state. They get to continue to preach against the concept. Called freedom of speech.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  16. faith

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee : typical Xtian hypocrite : I can't be happy until I make someone else miserable.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm |
  17. Andrew

    Gov. Mike Huckabee: "5 people in robes said they are bigger than... God.May He forgive us all."

    Reason has always been bigger than god and always will be. When it gets right down to it, only very people take the story of Abraham and Isaac completely seriously. To humanity's credit, very few people will completely suspend reason in order to follow obviously evil orders that men like Huckabee claim are from a god. This is why thoughtful reasoning wins the day in the long run, and even though the bible and quran and torah have not changed for the better in 1400 years, people have.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
    • What is going on? FREEDOM

      It is hilarious that Huckabee says that but is ignorant of the robe guys in the Vatican dictating laws and rules.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm |
    • Andrew

      Meant to say: ...only very FEW people...

      June 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm |
  18. B-Red

    If only we could just abolish religion. We could pretty much cross war off the list of world concerns. Not to mention these ridiculous arguments about gays getting married since it only really impacts gays. How is Mike Huckabee's life going to be turned upside down from this? He's going to wake up tomorrow the same dee-bag he is today.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm |
    • B-Red

      Riiiight....good luck with your narrow minded crusade!

      June 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm |

      filth in a society is open invitation to sickness, and muslim gay ism, mus love ism is worst of human mus, filthy, reason for muslism, immorality among lawful societies.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm |
  19. Mike

    Some people have just made it their life's mission to stop others from being happy. Instead of worrying about their own they try to destroy others'... Sad people.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
    • faith

      It is sad that some people can't never be happy unless other are miserable

      June 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm |
  20. Austin

    Jesus still be weeping because after 2000 + years, the so called followers of Jesus are still have a bunch of ignorant hateful bigots.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm |
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