If you thought California’s Proposition 8 was regressive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Now there is an effort underway to gather signatures for an initiative to ban divorce in California. Quoth one of the initiative’s proponents, John Marcotte:
The secular progressives, gays and MSNBC hosts — but we beat them once with Prop 8 and we’ll beat them again. If people are thinking about getting a divorce, just remember “Hell is eternal, just like your marriage was supposed to be.” Jesus still loves you if you get divorced, just not as much as before.
Wow. Didn’t I just write something about people seeking to re-implement the social and cultural norms of the Bronze Age?
On second thought, this can’t be right. It’s got to be some kind of a perverse joke. This simply has to be an example of Poe’s Law in action, one that suckered in the normally reliable and objective Prof. Howard Friedman.