Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Gay Marriage Amendment

Just when you think politics and debate can’t get any more pathetic, I present to you our Senators from Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Yesterday afternoon on the Senate floor, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) stood before a large photograph of his family and shared this important fact:
“I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship.”

And today, David Vitter (R-LA) made this comment:
“I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one,” referring to the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

The first comment is just scary. Can you imagine the skeletons in the Inhofe family closets? And if you were the kid in their family that was in the closet, can you imagine having to come out? No way. And since Inhofe mentioned divorce as something as evil homosexuality, why doesn’t he include a Divorce Ban in the amendment that seeks to protect marriage?

The second comment is just stupid. I am quite sure that the residents of New Orleans would much prefer their Senators work on issues like housing, health care, schools, and continual Katrina and Rita recovery than waste time yammering on about gays and marriage.

These people make me sick. Small wonder the country is falling apart at the seams, with idiots like this in office. What is it going to take before the majority of Americans realize that non-issues like gay marriage, flag-burning, and English Only Requirements will do nothing to help put food on their tables, money in their wallets, and provide housing and care for their families? Until that fact sinks into the heads of Americans from coast to coast, we will continue our downward spiral towards becoming a Third World Country.