Did SCOTUS give the country a preview of their gay marriage ruling today? After Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, Glenn thinks a pro-gay marriage ruling may be inevitable. If so, what happens next? Glenn has a message every American needs to hear on the radio show.
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Below is a rush transcript of this segment:
GLENN: I want to have a frank discussion with you here. And as I think out loud, the Supreme Court just came down with their ruling. And, quite honestly, Pat and Stu and Jeffy are in a full-fledged meltdown of depression. It's almost like it was -- it's like Election Day 2012.
STU: Well, think about it --
STU: -- FDR had to try to stack the Court to get these decisions. Obama just had to allow the Bush family to stack the Court for him.
GLENN: Yes. Yes. But, hey, vote for Jeb Bush.
STU: Yes. That will work out well. Think about that.
GLENN: Okay. So you guys are really, really bummed. Now, I'm not saying that I won't be bummed on Monday when they come out with the ruling on gay marriage and the EPA. But I just want to say this: It only -- we've said this for a long time. We know this. It's going to get worse before it gets better. So this shouldn't come as a surprise. And for each step that we take down here. You hope that people will wake up. If you want to be really depressed. Don't be depressed that the Supreme Court ruled this way. Be depressed that no one will care. The people around you in the cubicles that you work or the office you work, nobody will care about this. That's the big thing. Because it's not just a loss on the Supreme Court. It's more important that the Supreme Court has started to write laws, and they admit it in this ruling that they are now writing laws. And that's not their role. So the way our system of government works is officially over. And no one will care.
STU: To that point, Glenn, before this announce -- the announcement of this case came out, 72 percent of Americans had heard little or nothing about the suit. 72 percent.
You know, I have to be honest, about half the others are probably lying. It's unbelievable -- when you have things -- when you have the Supreme Court creating itself as a secondary legislative body, while the president at the same time has created himself as a second legislative body, he's just himself creating laws. Everyone is creating laws by themselves without checks and balances now. When you have that going on and 72 percent of people haven't even heard about the arguments --
GLENN: It's going to get worse before it gets better. Now, the question is --
PAT: Have you guys ever asked a Supreme Court justice if there's a legislator inside of them trying to get out?
GLENN: They're identifying as a legislator.
PAT: They're identifying as a legislator.
STU: That's a great point.
GLENN: So here's the real question, tomorrow or Monday, I believe the Supreme Court is going to side with gay marriage, which has nothing to do with marriage and has everything to do with changing the First Amendment.
PAT: Well, it has something to do with gay marriage.
GLENN: Yes, but the real ramifications are on the First Amendment. Your right to worship as you see fit. Your freedom of religion. Your right to conscience. Your right to speak out. You will no longer be able to speak out.
If America doesn't wake up after this one on Monday, if the -- if the -- let me use the real language. If the body of Christ does not wake up after the ruling there, then we're -- then we're even in more trouble. But I think we're going to wake up. I think this is going to be the thing that wakes us up and brings us together.
If not, we're too far gone
PAT: Do you think the consequences of the decision will have to happen before they wake up, or will just the decision wake you up?
GLENN: I think the decision will start to wake people up. And then -- because you're starting to see some people wake up just on the wedding cake thing. Just a little bit.
PAT: Yeah. A little.
GLENN: Just a little bit. But once you start to see people start to go after people and use this case as their foundation and you start to see all of the things that this is going to change in school and everything else. Look how fast people woke up with Common Core. Once you start screwing around with the fundamentals of their family and their life, it's going change quickly. I hope and I pray. Otherwise we're in a Bonhoeffer situation where we lose. But I don't believe that.