Thursday, October 27, 2005

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Gay marriage — and the effort to outlaw it — has become big news in Texas, where voters will go to the polls on November 8 to cast their ballots on the controversial Proposition 2, which seeks to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriages and any other action such as “civil unions” that would give gay couples the same legal protections as married heterosexual couples.

Not surprisingly, the effort has been backed by a coalition of evangelical church groups, a Texas affiliate of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, and the Republican Party of Texas.

Yet eyebrows were raised recently when an unexpected ally jumped into the mix, planning a rally in favor of the amendment in front of the Austin City Hall.

So, just what group is looking to support the Christian Right in this anti-gay cause?

A) The Catholic League
B) The Texas State Bar Association
C) The Texas A&M “Aggies” Marching Band and Drill Team
D) The Ku Klux Klan


D) The Ku Klux Klan, which apparently has found much common group with the Religious Right in Texas. However, not all Prop. 2 supporters are comfortable with the Klan’s involvement in their cause. Noted Pastor Ryan Rush of Bannockburn Baptist Church — apparently without a hint of irony — that he didn’t want any group that is hateful or bigoted to be a partner in his anti-gay crusade.


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