Down the Rabbit Hole

Add Michigan to my list of anti-gay places to boycott — at least, temporarily. Not that I would have ever vacationed there, but I won’t buy any products from that state, even if it means forgoing that muscle car we’ve had our eyes on.

The reason: Michigan’s attorney general has filed an appeal against a ruling Friday that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. And just as hundreds of couples were preparing to wed on Saturday, a judge has granted a temporary injunction against Friday’s decision, thereby halting same-sex weddings for now.

It’s heartbreaking.

It’s shameful.

It’s pathetic.

And it’s surreal.

That a state would continue to advocate and discriminate on behalf of deluded exclusionary bigots who worship a mythical supernatural entity — that never, ever appears or speaks for itself — is absolute madness, of the rabbit hole variety (see Alice in Wonderland).

In Friday’s decision that saw the ban on same-sex marriage overturned, a judge agreed with lawyers for the plaintiffs, who “described the scholars who appeared for the state as religiously motivated and part of a “desperate fringe,” ” the New York Times reported.

Yet the state seems determined to continue advocating for the lunatic fringe by denying equal rights to same-sex couples. Shades of Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon and Russia, yes?

Because it is persecution, no doubt about it. Saturday’s move by the state to appeal the Friday decision and halt same-sex weddings is an act of persecution.

Shame on Michigan . . . It’s revolting. It makes me want to puke.

As a citizen of the global village who does not live in Michigan and can’t vote there, I am limited in what I can do about what I may perceive to be human rights violations there. I can speak out in forums like this one. I can personally boycott the state and its products.

And I can cry for the people denied equal rights there.

Indeed, this post is a reflection of my tears . . .

— Jillian

“The great lost chord of modern civilization is forgetfulness of the fact in nature of universal brotherhood, which means not merely a sentimental or political brotherhood; it means that we are all of one common cosmic or spiritual origin, and that what affects one affects all . . .” – G. de Purucker