Albert Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It makes you wonder what the smartest man of the 20th century, who was a New Jersey resident, would think of today’s political tomfoolery.
Einstein came to mind as another group trooped down to the Gold Dome to hold another news conference on Thursday’s news, same-sex marriage. This one started out by congratulating Gov. Chris Christie for appealing a Superior Court decision that said there could be same-sex marriages starting Oct. 21.
Anti-gay-marriage people keep on trucking down the highway that’s going to lead them over a cliff where they will crash on the hard rocks of history’s judgment — like the people who fought to block interracial marriage.
When I tell the younger people in my family that interracial marriage was illegal in many places, and when I assure them as an Associated Press reporter I covered the battle to remove that prohibition from Alabama’s constitution they think I am joking since a law like that could only have been before the Civil War.
That’s one reason comments from the Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress seem so out of place.
“As an African-American clergyman, it’s also alarming to me that you would call sexual orientation a civil right. Civil rights are birth rights.”