To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, August 18, 2022


Where’s The Outrage?



I have a question I’d like to ask those various government employees who might want to exercise their “deeply held religious beliefs” and refuse to follow the law and issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples:

If you oppose marriage equality why do you embrace marriage divorce?

Why, in your narrow view of marriage, do you not see that both ideas should be of equal value to you? Do you oppose the issuance of marriage licenses to couples marrying for the second, or more, time with one or both former spouses still living?

Isn’t your Christian devil celebrating same-gender marriage as much as it celebrates divorce?

Many, but not all, couples marry in a house of worship, but no married couple goes to a church to get divorced – they go to a courthouse. Why do you not exercise your “deeply held religious beliefs” when divorce papers are filed? Could it be that you flat-Earthers don’t like happiness, such as a marriage, but you just love to see the frequent pain and despair involved with a divorce?

Why haven’t you exercised your supposed right of refusal based on religious grounds until now?

I realize I’m asking legitimate questions of irrational people who have knee-jerk reactions to reality invading their private fantasies but I enjoy the show of your resistance.

James Nimmo lives in Oklahoma City and is a frequent contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.