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Hurry up, Sherman!,” Mr. Peabody cried. “Climb into the Wayback Machine! We’re going back in time to the 1960s!”

“Gee, Mr. Peabody,” Sherman said with a fearful tone. “Wasn’t that a dangerous period in American history?”

“Yes and no,” Mr. Peabody replied. “For uptight assholes, it was indeed a perilous decade. Americans began to question institutions that had previously held great authority over their public and personal lives. The Civil Rights movement, protests against the Vietnam War, the rise of Women’s Liberation, the Stonewall Riots — the ‘60s were a turbulent era.”

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“Gee, Mr. Peabody,” said Sherman repetitively. “Are we going to meet any hippies?”

“I’m sure we will,” Mr. Peabody replied. “I’m sure we will. Hippies flourished in the late ‘60s, but by 1975 they had become essentially extinct. They began to bathe around 1972, and without their protective crust of grime and dead skin cells they rapidly died off. Within a few short years the hippie had become as rare as the dodo bird.”

“Gee, Mr. Peabody,” Sherman observed; he was beginning to get on Mr. Peabody’s nerves. “Didn’t Justice Scalia just advise us all to ‘ask the nearest hippie’ about marriage equality?”

“Not exactly, Sherman,” Mr. Peabody corrected. “Justice Scalia was trying to make some sort of inane point about ‘intimacy’ and wrote in his dissenting opinion in the marriage equality case that ‘one would think that Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.’”

“But Mr. Peabody! That doesn’t make any sense! There aren’t any hippies to ask!”

“Justice Scalia is stuck in the last century,” Mr. Peabody explained. “Somebody must have dosed his fondue. And now we are going back in time half a century just so you can meet a hippie.” And with that Mr. Peabody closed the door of the Wayback Machine, and the two time travelers were on their way to 1967, Haight-Ashbury, and the Summer of Love.

Crackpot Alley: A Traffic Jam of Persecuted Bigots

“Using the same tactics used by gay rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals. Critics of the homosexual lifestyle have long claimed that once it became acceptable to identify homosexuality as simply an ‘alternative lifestyle’ or sexual orientation, logically nothing would be off limits. Gay advocates have taken offense at such a position insisting this would never happen. However, psychiatrists are now beginning to advocate redefining pedophilia in the same way homosexuality was redefined several years ago.” — Former Florida Republican Congressmember Allen West’s website

“SCOTUS’ rule in favor of gay marriage is a devastating blow, not only to the Marriage Reality Movement but to the Christian understanding of reality itself. For the secular culture, physical reality no longer matters. The only thing that counts is a person’s feelings about him or herself and the world he lives in. Facts don’t matter. Matter doesn’t matter. Only opinion and emotion.” — Aleteia.org, a worldwide Catholic network sharing faith resources

“Following the Supreme Court decision Friday that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, an Ohio minister found the courage to come out of the closet too — sort of. David Vaughan, the senior minister at Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, posted an online blog on the church’s website declaring his intention to marry his true love, bacon. ‘I’m tired of living in the shadows. It’s time to come out of the pantry closet,’ he wrote. ‘Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that everyone has a constitutional right to marry anyone (or anything), I have come to a huge decision. I have decided to marry bacon.’” — BizpacReview.com, conservative news you can trust

“Alongside its clearest explanation of the sin of homosexual intercourse (Romans 1:24–27) stands the indictment of the approval and institutio­nalization of it. Though people know intuitively that homosexual acts (along with gossip, slander, insolence, haughtiness, boasting, faithlessness, heartlessness, ruthlessness) are sin, ‘they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them’ (Romans 1:29–32). ‘I tell you even with tears, that many glory in their shame’ (Philippians 3:18–19).

“This is what the highest court in our land did today — knowing these deeds are wrong, ‘yet approving those who practice them.’” — Theologian John Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, on his desiringGod blog.

“Franklin Graham said in an exclusive interview, ‘I believe God could bring judgment upon America.’ Graham told Fox News that Christians should be prepared for persecution in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage. ‘You better be ready and you better be prepared because it’s coming,’ Graham said just moments after the court handed down its ruling. ‘There will be persecution of Christians for our stand.’” — The Way (Christianity without Walls)

“‘This morning’s ruling rejects not only thousands of years of time-honored marriage but also the rule of law in the United States,’ said [American Family Association] president Tim Wildmon. ‘In states across the nation, voters acted through the democratic process to protect marriage and the family. Yet, courts around the country chose to disregard the will of the people in favor of political correctness and social experimentation. And we witnessed firsthand the consequences, as individuals were repeatedly targeted by the government for not actively supporting homosexual marriage. Sadly, our nation’s highest court, which should be a symbol of justice, has chosen instead to be a tool of tyranny, elevating judicial will above the will of the people.’” – Charisma News, in an article headlined “Supreme Court Tyrants Back Gay Marriage Against Will of Americans”

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Updated 5:14 pm, July 20, 2018
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