I’ve had a few people send me this article from the Raw Story. Not really the raw story, because these passages are cherry picked from a very long document, and a are a bit distorted. For instance, it would only be a felony for officials to issue a marriage license to same sex couples. Gay marriage itself would not be a felony. ButÂ nonetheless, there is this:
We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our countryâ€™s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.
Read the whole sorry section. Really guys? When this was what the debate was about the Democrats were kicking our asses all over creation. The polling for these kinds of issues is looking increasingly favorable to Democrats, especially for younger people.
It’s one thing to oppose gay marriage. This is a safe position for the time being, and has to do with state power rather than individual liberty. But standing in favor of criminalizing sodomy, cracking down on porn, gambling, and using the FCC to crack down on that which the Christian right findsÂ offensive? Explain to me what these things have to do with promoting individual freedom and encouraging small government? That’s right, exactly nothing.
God help the GOP if the Democrats actually learn something from the beating they are about to take this election.