We have to admit, we love to hate Elizabitch on The View - the show would not be worth watching without her!
We love how the Bitch stands up for herself, but on Friday she said some things that were flat out incorrect, suggesting that without the passage of Proposition 8 in California, religious leaders could go to jail for refusing to perform a same sex marriage.
The truth is that neither the decision by the California Supreme Court nor Proposition 8 has anything to do with clergy members!
Elizabitch wrongly asserted that a "priest" in Sweden was "put in jail for not wanting to perform a marriage to a gay couple, so then they put him in jail because the law stated that you could not discriminate based on sexual preference."
This led a naive Sherri to say, "I don't want to know that my pastor — because, you know, the church is preaching against homosexuality, and I don't want to know that my pastor could be jailed."
First of all, though Swedish Pastor Ake Green was convicted in 2004 under Sweden's hate crimes law for calling gays and lesbians "a deep cancer tumor on all of society," his conviction was overturned by Sweden's highest court, protecting his freedom of speech and religion.
Second, this isn't Sweden, bitches!
Additionally, the ruling from the California Supreme Court applied only to state officials, instructing "state officials take all necessary and appropriate steps so that local officials may begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples," but that "no religion will be required to change its policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples, and no religious officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in contravention of his or her religious beliefs."
"Marriage" - as defined by the government - is not a religious act and does NOT threaten anyone's spirituality.
After all, straight atheists get "married."
And (just barely) a majority can be wrong.
A majority approved the Prohibition Act! (And then repealed it!)
Now, she's remembering what she thought when he first told her:
"I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes."
The 26-year-old explains that Josh had been in counseling as a result of his actions, and that she feels it has helped him change who he is: