Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Conservatives are "irony-challenged" on marriage

so says Dimitri Vassilaros, in yesterday's Pittsburgh Tribune Review article, "The Marriage Protection Racket," about the proposed PA constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

"Whenever a judge or legislative body in a state say that homosexuals have the
same marriage rights as heterosexuals, it promotes more marriage.
Denying gays and lesbians that right is anything but protecting marriage
-- it's attacking it. The gays are the ones trying to protect it. "

Like he said.

State Rep. Scott W. Boyd (R-Lancaster) intends to introduce his Marriage Protection Amendment on January 24th (i.e. next week). The language of the amendment goes like this:
"Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this commonwealth, and neither the commonwealth now nor any of its political subdivisions shall create or recognize a legal status identical or substantially equivalent to that of marriage for unmarried individuals."
The PA Constitution currently prohibits the denial "to any person the enjoyment of any civil right, nor discriminate against any person in the exercise of any civil right." Vassilaros says "What part of "any" do they not understand?"

Sooo, PA residents, don't forget to give a call to your legislator's office about this pesky amendment. You know the drill: it's unnecessary and divisive, it's hostile to LGBT families and their constituents don't support it. Find more talking points here.

Amy Laura in the Philadelphia office

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this commonwealth, and neither the commonwealth now nor any of its political subdivisions shall create or recognize a legal status identical or substantially equivalent to that of marriage for unmarried individuals."

Um....if the state and it's subdivision are forbinned to "create or recognize" any legal status "indentical or substantially equivalent" to marriage, wouldn't that outlaw the form of marriage defined in the text, that is, it would outlaw heterosexual marriage?

3:24 PM  
Blogger Mark Nutter said...

Just the latest salvo in the fundamentalist War On Tolerance.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HATE CRIMES!

So why don’t you bring HATE charges against God!?
He is the one who sets the standard for MORALITY!

God is the one who said it!
You shall NOT LIE with a MAN as with a woman for it is an ABOMINATION!
God is the #1 gay basher of us all!

Abortion! Well it is murder in God’s eyes.
Murder: To take a life without just cause in cold blood!
It makes me want to puke, the way all of you liberals try to change God’s laws regarding homosexuality, abortion etc.

You shall NOT lie with a male as with a woman, it is an ABOMINATION!

For the land is defiled, therefore I (God) visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants!

You shall therefore keep my statues and MY judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you.

For all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is DEFILED.

Lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from his people!

Therefore you shall keep my ordinance so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, by them, I am the Lord your GOD!


His commands are for our protection!!!!!!!! DUH! GOT IT?
To keep us from AIDS and such curses that comes from sinning!

The IMMORAL man needs their STINKING THINKING changed by a loving God! He is the ONLY one who can change us. His mercies are new every morning!
The act of abortion, homosexuality, lying, murder, stealing etc are ALL rebellious, perverted acts against God.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the most beautiful sermon full of hate, anger and judgement against humanity I ever heard. Uh, which God was that you were talking about? He sounds scarey as hell.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not if your Wiccan. Our Gods embrace M/F sexuality and homosexuality. Maybe you should convert?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Nasty Little Man said...

Usually we recommend that children be removed from abusive parents.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spare the rod, spoil the child.
Anyone for a Toys-R-Us run?

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

The messenger of God said:

The IMMORAL man needs their
STINKING THINKING changed by a
loving God! He is the ONLY one
who can change us. His mercies
are new every morning!

Would a Loving God of Mercy chose this gentelman to speak for him?

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