The Supreme Court, as you may have heard, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act recently. This ruling allows same-sex couples to marry. In reaction to that, some politicians have announced that they are not bound by the ruling to recognize same-sex marriage as legal. Their reasoning is that the ruling is defiant of "God's Law".
I find this disturbing for a good many reasons, not the least of which is that the United State Constitution is designed to take religion out of lawmaking. Legislators take an oath to defend the Constitution. Nevertheless, Christianity (or a particular flavor thereof) seems to have taken hold of many legislators these days. That this is true is reflected in a number of current debates, including many issues women's health and autonomy to make their own health decisions.
Further, at least one and perhaps several potential Presidential candidates have on their staffs individuals who write and speak on the desirability of turning (they say, returning, but that's debatable) the United States into a Christian-ruled country. Not just any Christianity, however. Their sort of Christianity. These people as a group are usually called Dominionists, after the belief they hold that America should be under the dominion of God and Christ.
I am trying to be as respectful as I can here. However, as a woman, a pagan, and a couple other flavors of person that would be deeply impacted by any turn of events in that direction, I am really disturbed by all this. (I have a huge Wiccan symbolic tattoo on my body, so my faith is written large on me.) It's easy to say that these folks represent the "whackmobile nutjob wing" of the political spectrum. But their voices are getting louder and more shrill, and even the media is not writing them off as crazy and therefore not newsworthy.
I'd like to hear from others how they feel about this turn of events. No matter what your religious or political beliefs, let me know how you think Dominionism would affect you.