Our American Taliban

Our American Taliban
: Everybody and his gay uncle has already hopped on the hopping stupidity of Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum’s comments trying to equate homosexuality with bigamy, polygamy, incest, adultery, and probably Communism, too.

Two-parent families, says Santorum, are good. Requiring people to work is good. So is banning late-term abortions and giving religion a greater role in government. Traditional welfare, on the other hand, hurts the family. Homosexuality, feminism, liberalism all undermine the family. Even parts of the Constitution can harm the family.

“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything,” the Pennsylvania lawmaker said in a recent interview, fuming over a landmark gay rights case before the high court that pits a Texas sodomy law against equality and privacy rights.

That’s as frightening as it is stupid. Jack Balkin, smart law professor, dissects other issues this raises and sees hope in calling this the last desperate gasp of the gay-bashing right. But that’s not my point.

And before I get to my point, also consider this story today out of Sinsinnati:

A Mount Auburn Presbyterian minister was found guilty Monday of marrying gays and lesbians in the denomination’s first ecclesiastical trial dealing with the church constitutional issue.

As I’ve said here before, this is just why I left the Presbyterian Church: because it has become an institution of hate and bigotry that thinks it should judge God’s creations, because it is no place to raise my children. But that, too, is not my point.

And now consider this, on the Shia majority in Iraq threatening to impose a theocracy and bloody-stump Sharia law:

:Ayatollah al-Sadr would have wanted an Islamic government for Iraq, based on the Koran and on Sharia (Islamic law).