Burn Baby Burn

June 29, 2015 at 11:51 am (Uncategorized)

Or not…

In the days before the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling about gay marriage, right-wing anti-gay Rick Scarborough made the following statement:

“We are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and if necessary we will burn.”

Scarborough’s comments were immediately interpreted to mean if the court OK-ed gay marriage, he would set himself on fire. Wow! You’re so committed to this course of hatred and bigotry, you’d set yourself ablaze to make a point. That beats that Australian couple who threatened to divorce if gay marriage was legalized there.

But the court ruled and…

Scarborough’s publicist clarified that Scarborough was referring to a spiritual “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego,” and he  meant they would resist.

Ah, Rick, you mean you made an old semi-obscure reference placed in a different context which was misinterpreted by people in an overly literal sense. Sort of like how many read the Bible to justify their beliefs.


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