Monday, October 09, 2006

Up All Night

During these troubled times it’s important to know what our elected officials consider to be the dangers that loom large on the horizon and potentially threaten the United States and the world.

So when Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) spoke recently at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit” we perked up our ears. We were especially interested when Musgrave declared that WHAT “is the most important issue that we face today”?

A. Nuclear proliferation
B. Terrorism
C. Global Warming
D. Gay marriage


D: Yup, gay marriage, can you believe that? Musgrave told the audience that “when you’re in a cultural war like this, you have to respond with equal and hopefully greater force if you want to win,” and warned that the “future is grim” if gay marriage is not banned. Huh? Have people lost their minds?

When we can’t sleep at night, we’re thinking about real potential cataclysms, like if weapons of mass destruction are going to be unleashed somewhere or if our environment is circling the drain, not how awful it would be if gay couples were granted the same rights and privileges accorded to heterosexual married couples. Somehow visions of gay couples picking our china patterns and being able to provide health insurance for their partners through their work just doesn’t cause us to break out in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.


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