My post on Beb Schieffer and Gay Marriage from July 1st is still regularly getting hits and links and continues to draw commentary around the net. For those who missed it the post was on Schieffer’s surprise to hear on Face the Nation that in states where Gay Marriage is legal Private citizens who are Christians are being sued for not aiding and abetting it.
I don’t think Schieffer has considered transforming American society into one where Evangelicals, Catholics, and traditionalist Jews can be prosecuted for not wishing to agree that marriage includes same sex relationships (a different question from whether or not such relationships are permissible, or even moral).
And that is really what this is all about. Let me remind you of what I said about Gay Marriage in my very first post on the subject oh those many years ago:
Mr. Cohen is not a bigot, he is a joiner. The Gay marriage movement has all the trimmings of both a pop fad and a political movement by a loud group of elite people with money and clout; no different than the eugenics movements in the last century. I suspect beyond the core set of true believers the support is actually very thin. It is what the “enlightened” and “right” type of people support to show how good and tolerant they are. It allows people to feel good about themselves without actually doing anything. It keep them safe from that most dreaded charge of bigotry. In short it is an exercise in narcissism.
I submit and suggest that a lot of people like Bob Schieffer jumped on the Gay Marriage bandwagon because they wanted to be considered “on the right side” of the argument and I suspect a lot of youth went along for the same reason. I’ll wager none of these folks who went along to get along never considered or imagined the consequences in terms of legal Coercion of people to violate their religion in a Prima facie violation of 1st amendment rights and their willingness to ignore or pretend it is not happening is going to cost us all.
Schieffer is more of an old-school “Liberal,” who thinks that people get to be free in America. As such he and others like him need to be moved out to make room for the new, young sharks who plan to leave Americans free to follow orders.
When you are a narcissist you don’t care about the effect on future generation’s 1st amendment rights and the left in general and gay rights in particular is all about narcissism.
“The prosecution seems to have a weak case against Zimmerman. These new documents make one wonder if there would have been a prosecution at all but for the pressure organized with the help of the Obama Justice Department.”
So not only did we have a public statement by the President that might have tainted the jury pool, but now we find the Department of Justice was involved in, basically, organizing a lynch mob?
The second moment came from the trial itself watch the video below:
I don’t pretend to be a lawyer but it’s my experience the defense presents their witnesses, if they call the defendant they call the defendant, if they don’t…they don’t.
For the judge to question a defendant before the jury and press him on testimony seems to be rather prejudicial. But that’s just me what does someone who actually watches a bunch of trials say?
Kathi Belich, a journalist following the trial for a local news channel, tweeted her surprise at the line of questioning, writing “I have never seen that in more than 30 years of court reporting.”
I’ve gotta tell ya, this is an appeal lawyers dream, if the judge’s actions aren’t grounds to throw out anything resembling a guilty verdict the federal government interfering in a way to poison the potential jury pool should do it.