Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling 2013: ‘Jesus Wept’ Says Mike Huckabee
By John Dere, Crossmap On June 27, 2013
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went to social media to express his thoughts on the gay marriage ruling.
“My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: ‘Jesus wept,’” Huckabee posted on Twitter.
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“5 people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of CA and Congress combined. And bigger than God. May He forgive us all.”
The Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, which strikes down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits federal recognition of marriage between same-sex couples, was not received well by Huckabee as well as other conservatives in the political arena.
“While I am obviously disappointed in the ruling, it is always critical that we protect our system of checks and balances,” said John Boehner, a Republican who is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. “A robust national debate over marriage will continue in the public square, and it is my hope that states will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.”
Michele Bachmann, an evangelical Christian who currently represents Minnesota’s sixth congressional district in U.S. House of Representatives, shared similar sentiments with Boehner.
"Marriage was created by the hand of God,” Bachmann, said. “No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted. What the court has done will undermine the best interest of children and the best interests of the United States.”
As Americans across the nation react to the Supreme Court’s historic DOMA ruling, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul believes that people need to set aside their differences.
“As a country we can agree to disagree,” Paul said. “As a Republican Party, that’s kind of where we are as well. The party is going to have to agree to disagree on some of these issues.”