Cluetrain now departing from platform 3…

From MetaFilter:

  • Senator-elect Jim DeMint: Thinks that unwed pregnant women and gays are unfit to be schoolteachers.
  • Senator-elect Tom Coburn: Wants the death penalty for abortion doctors.
  • Senator-elect John Thune: Mr. School Prayer Amendment.
  • Voters in 11 states voted to ban same-sex marriage. The lowest margin was 57%-43%. The highest (Mississippi) was 86%-14%. Kentucky’s also bans civil unions. That one was 75%-25%.

Oh. My. God. And people thing Islamist states are the main problem with the world today?

4 Replies to “Cluetrain now departing from platform 3…”

  1. Ugh. I’m with you. I nearly left a long comment over at Webfroot about how all the religious rhetoric likely has America on the slippery slope to being exactly the kind of Theocracy that it claims to deplore. But I decided not to divert the discussion over there and left it as a simple (but perhaps inviting) hint.

    I live in Mississippi, and can tell you honestly that the wording on the Gay Civil Unions amendment paragraph was confusing. I know many people who were for the amendment accidentally voted against it, and many vice versa.

  2. Yeah it’s something I discussed with my wife a lot actually. I just can’t see how from a civil rights standpoint you could vote against gay marriage or civil unions.

    I can totally understand laws against murder, burglary, rape etc.. Anything that impinges on someone else’s freedom or health. But gay marriage!? How the heck does that affect the voter’s life at all? On the other hand it totally denies the gay person’s right to a happy life.

    I guess I just can’t get into the headspace of the religo-nuts who feel that gays getting married somehow affects the conservative ‘ether’ and therefore their ‘rights’ as a god-fearing individual.

  3. someone else’s freedom or health. But gay marriage!? How the heck does that affect the voter’s life at all? On the other hand it totally denies the gay person’s right to a happy life.

    I guess I just can’t get into the headspace of the religo-nuts who feel that gays getting married somehow affects the conservative ‘ether’ and therefore their ‘rights’ as a god-fearing individual.

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