My inbox is filled with apocalyptic paranoia due to today’s Supreme Court ruling. LifeSite News, an ultra-orthodox Catholic website, has become the voice of the most conservative North American bishops. Today’s email begins:

Today is a black day in history. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage will affect not just the United States, but will have ramifications worldwide. I hope you will join me in prayer and fasting that this unconscionable decision will instead spark a renewal of commitment by Christians and other men and women of good will to fight for the natural definition of marriage, and the rights of children to a mother and a father.

LifeSite is based in Canada. They know, as well as I do, that marriage equality has no effect on them whatsoever. They have a religious objection which should only extend to adherents. Exactly how they presume to “fight” what is a done deal remains unexplained.

So, to sum it up, LifeSite doesn’t like today’s ruling. They are going to fight something that cannot be fought and doesn’t need to be fought in the first place. The effects of “prayer and fasting” will be sore knees and hunger.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.