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Thursday, March 16

Gay Marriage

No, I have not yet seen the result of the Pennsylvania 'marriage protection' brujah but I am hoping that the Eastern End of the state will counteract the Mid-State narrow minded asshats.

But as I was scanning the web to see what, if any news there was, I came across this, and I think it bears repeating, often and loudly, to MANY of our elected officials who seek to make THEIR vision of Christianity the law of OUR land.

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin replied: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

The room erupted into applause.

Hurray and amen!! We need to commit that turn of phrase to memory and make it part of everyday language, much like the 'where's the beef', 'got milk' and other such memorable commercial catch phrases. WWJD? How about WWBFD (Ben Franklin) or Washington, or Jefferson, or Einstein, or Sagan, the list goes on and on.

Hoping you survied the Ides of March and that open-minded, intellectual liberals can save what is left of this country, starting with EQUAL, CIVIL rights for ALL citizens of the USA, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

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