Republican Douchebags “Protecting” Marriage Again

30 06 2008

Remind me again why it is that marriage only needs protecting from the gays around election season?  Oh that’s right, it’s because Republicans have no positive accomplishments to point to so they once again drag out the old dead horse that is the gay marriage ban to get the conservative bigot vote out to the polls.  Like clockwork, but much more cynical…and more gay.

Most of the ten sponsors are pretty predictable but there are two Senators that ooze especially pungent hypocrisy for sponsoring such an amendment: Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho).

Jesus’ General made some fantastic ads to help the Republicans promote the effort.

Larry \

David \

Evangelically yours (in a completely heterosexual way),

Super J.




3 responses

3 07 2008

The “sanctity of marriage” are strangely quiet when asked about outlawing divorce.

15 09 2008

Obviously, amending the Constitution is very serious, as is legislating in general. But I wonder if it would advance the debate if a legislator were to introduce a bill allowing a man to have up to 700 wives, as 1 Kings 11:1-3 indicates Solomon did (he had an addition 300 concubines, but concubinage seems to have fallen out of favor).

Solomon’s case is, of course, only the most notable of many cases of polygyny in the Hebrew Bible. His father, King David–the ideal king to the Israelites–also had a large harem, as did the patriarchs. People wanting to argue that such things were done but violated God’s will then have to explain why the Mosaic Code doesn’t include the much touted “one man, one woman” definition of marriage and, indeed, includes laws governing how multiple wives are to be treated (Deuteronomy 21:15-17).

That’s the way people did things back then, of course; but it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do things that way now. Perhaps proposing such a preposterous bill–which would, of course, never pass–would garner media attention and maybe spark debate over just how we want the Bible to influence our public policy.

16 09 2008

A great point Jacob. I must confess that I couldn’t manage one wife much less 700, but I suppose if someone is that kind of sadist to each his own.

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