Conservative clergy members throughout California appear to be attempting to mount a formidable organizational pushback against gay marriage in California, and turning the rhetorical volume up to HIGH.
Gay marriage represents “the dismantling of Western Civilization,” my local paper, the Antelope Valley Press, which serves northern Los Angeles County, quoted one pastor as saying.
The paper also states that no less than 75 of my area’s clergy members gathered today to strategize by conference call with 2000 of their colleagues throughout the state. Apparently, lawyers and James Dobson were also in on the call. Here’s the money quote:
The state Supreme Court’s blessing of same-sex unions portends “the dismantling of Western civilization,” a San Diego pastor told a Wednesday telephone conference that united an announced listenership of 2,000 church pastors at sites in California and other states – including a fervent audience of 75 area faith leaders gathered at Central Christian Church.
I was thinking, given that Western Civilization weighs in the balance come November, that perhaps the pastors, in the run up to the election, can get Fox News to carry an hourly updated Gay Marriage Terror Alert:
Blue = All clear. No gay couples seen loitering around county clerk’s offices. Safe to walk dogs and let children play outside.
Yellow = Sightings of gay newlyweds eyeing real estate “for sale” signs throughout the state. Consider selling your house–but not to a gay couple.
Orange = Sightings of gay newlyweds at state adoption agencies. Store one month minimum supply of food and fresh water in the event of earthquake, flood, or fire.
Red = California voters reject amendment that would have banned gay marriage in the state of California. End of Western Civilization imminent. Order a complete set of the Harvard Classics Series from Amazon.com. Take them to northern polar regions and establish remnant communities devoted to their study and copying. And this time, actually read them.
Here’s the link to the full Antelope Valley Press article: http://www.avpress.com/n/26/0626_s1.hts