“Liberal activist judges,” the common trope goes, want to expand the Constitution to protect everyone. Even the gays! And from there, there’s no stopping them: once homosexuality is legal, polyamy and bestiality will be too. Just terrible. All because liberals have no respect for the narrow values protected by the Constitution.
Or is it, because liberals hate America so much, they would, instead, implement Shar’ia law, which would require gay men and women to die? These seem to be contradictory, but not to identified Oklahoma state senators.
The notion that Shar’ia law is coming to America has always been founded on paranoia, and nothing else. It’s never happened in a Western nation; where it has, it’s been a result of courts (briefly) accepting binding arbitrations from religious courts, before realizing exactly what that rule imports, and frantically overturning the relevant statute. To my knowledge, no judgment has actually become final based on Shar’ia law, and none ever will in America, especially because of the conservative movement’s erstwhile foe, the First Amendment. I understand that the contrary position is a useful windmill for the far-right to tilt against, but that’s all it is.