Thursday, March 03, 2011

The biggest fools in Kansas

kw: first amendment, free speech, supreme court, homosexuality, religion

The radio news is full of reports about the tiny "church" in Kansas whose "right" to picket military funerals has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The supposed reason for the picketing is to declare that military deaths are God's punishment on the U.S. for its pro-homosexual attitudes and laws.

Let's apply their logic to a bit of history. From 1942-1945, 450,000 or more American boys (most were males 22 and younger) died in World War II. For more than three years, there were 10,000 military funerals every month. (The present rate: about fifty per month). How were homosexuals treated at that time? They were hated, hounded, jailed and some were legally castrated or chemically feminized. Were those tens of thousands of war dead in the 1940s God's judgment for something?

The chance that casualties of war are God's judgment for anything is exactly zero, folks.

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