Right wing religious groups are extremely eager to tell anyone who will listen that their god, an all-powerful supernatural being, does not approve of same-sex marriage. But then, if this god is truly omnipotent, and really doesn’t want same-sex couples to get married, why doesn’t he just stop it from taking place?
The old stories say this god could strike people dead, destroy entire cities, and drown the whole world without breaking a sweat. So, why isn’t this god able to stand up to the Washington D.C. City Council, then?
The D.C. Council overwhelmingly approved legislation to support marriage equality in the District of Columbia at the end of last year. Since then, the legislation has been waiting for a required period of congressional review. Right wing religious members of the U.S. Congress have tried to overrule the local government’s approval of marriage equality, forcing a big government alternative. Yet, those anti-equality members of Congress haven’t been able to muster the support necessary to pass their own bill to attack marriage law in D.C.
Why couldn’t they succeed, if they had that big god on their side?
Marriage equality will go into effect tomorrow, with a three-day waiting period for marriages, meaning that the first same-sex marriages in our nation’s capital will become official next week… unless Zeus, Indra, Thor, Quetzalcoatl and Jehovah decide to team up for a special divine intervention.