To liberals, there is no God but liberalism.
A Toledo municipal judge, and former president of the local NAACP chapter, is under attack from gay rights activists after having the nerve to cite his religious beliefs as a reason for refusing to marry a lesbian couple.
Activists such as Glenn Greenwald took to Twitter to call for the impeachment of Judge Allen McConnell after he released a statement on Wednesday explaining his decision to have the couple visit another judge for their wedding license.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 8, 2015
“I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,” McConnell said, according to the Huffington Post. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.”
Despite the fact that the women were able to get married by another judge — and regardless of McConnell’s history of liberal advocacy — outrage among the left was obvious on Twitter.
— Rudy Ternbach (@swiftriverphoto) July 8, 2015
@ggreenwald correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t religion the strongest mind-washing detergent out there? — Zaz (@Firebrand_Zaz) July 8, 2015
@ggreenwald Religious bigotry…This is not good for you
— Bryan Bemjamin (@JTNRA) July 8, 2015
To the left, only 100 percent compliance with the “progressive” agenda is deemed acceptable. Any deviation, and the revolution apparently begins eating its own children.
In the meantime, advocates for religious liberty were quick to come to McConnell’s defense on social media.
— B McGregor Ervin (@Bjams2am) July 9, 2015
@ggreenwald He has a right to refuse.
— Pop (@Cornbutter) July 9, 2015
@ggreenwald Do you realize you’re calling for the impeachment of a liberal Dem judge & former president of Toledo NAACP?
— Kim Priestap (@kimpriestap) July 8, 2015
— rogerjun2 (@rogerjun2) July 9, 2015
@ggreenwald Would you call for impeachment if this person said his faith was islam?
— jdkoops (@jdkoops187) July 9, 2015
McConnell said on Wednesday that he is awaiting a decision from the state Supreme Court on whethe he will be allowed to “opt out” of gay weddings moving forward.