Saturday, January 24, 2004

Bush, Queers and Fundamentalist Christians

I am getting nervous.
The e-mail I am getting indicates that idiot Bush really is willing to push for the first constitutional amendment that actually isolates one group of Americans and discriminates against them.
Of course, I am referring to his threat to amend the United States Constitution and make marriage a contract specifically between men and women, thereby legally banning gays to marry.
Why? Because his zealous right-wing fundamentalist Christians are pushing him to do it in exchange for votes. They say the Bible clearly outlines the rules of marriage.

If that's the case, let those hypocritical Bible thumpers explain THESE Biblical rules:

--Marriage shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women.
(Gen 29:17-28; II Sam 3:2-5.)

--Marriage shall not impede a man's right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives.
(II Sam 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron 11:21)

--A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed.
(Deut 22:13-21)

--Marriage of a believer and a nonbeliever shall be forbidden.
(Gen 24:3; Num 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Neh 10:30)

--Marriage is for life, divorce is not permitted.
(Deut 22:19; Mark 10:9-12)

--If a married man dies without children, his brother must marry the widow. If the brother refuses to marry the widow, or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law.
(Gen. 38:6-10; Deut 25:5-10)

--In lieu of marriage (if there are no acceptable men to be found), a woman shall get her father drunk and have sex with him.
(Gen 19:31-36)

There is a separation of church and state for a reason. America is a democracy, not a theocracy.
Bush is stupid, we know, but can he possibly be stupid enough to kowtow to the Christian right-wing and tamper with the Constitution just for votes?
Fuck yes he can!
And we have to stop him.
Spread the word. The legislature will start voting on this in June.
Contact your senators and Congress reps.

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