Tuesday, December 30, 2003

If you haven't already...

Make sure you take the time to fill out the American Family Association's gay marriage poll. The AFA's home web site says they'll be presenting the results to Congress. Considering the fact that the poll seems to be getting away from them, we might want to send a few e-mails, too, asking them when they plan to honor that promise.

Update: By the way, why do all these "traditional values" people hate the traditional, American way of life?

Tony Perkins, who just recently became president of the Washington, DC-based Family Research Council, said the formation of the coalition was mandated by the out-of-control actions of one group which is trying to legalize same-sex unions. He claims the push for homosexual marriage is not coming from the American people or from their elected representatives -- but from what he calls "the Black Plague."

"From the Pledge of Allegiance to the Ten Commandments to the Do-Not-Call campaign -- and now to the very institution of marriage -- un-elected judges in black robes are not only ruling against the wishes of the American people, they are overturning laws passed by the elected representatives of those people," Perkins said.

In other words, Tony Perkins, a former Louisiana congressman who once swore to "defend the Constitution," now thinks that a significant portion of it ought to be abolished. Namely, he's pissed about Article III, which reads, in part:

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority; -- to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; -- to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; -- to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; -- to Controversies between two or more States; between a State and Citizens of another State; -- between Citizens of different States; -- between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

Apparently, the framers of the constitution left out the part where right wing, self-proclaimed defenders of morality get to veto the courts.


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