Thursday, May 5, 2011

How Many Gays Must God Create Before We Accept that He Wants Them Around?

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a hearing held by a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee where Maggie Gallagher and Republicans on the committee tried to use their religion as to claim that "traditional marriage" has to be defended. They claimed that to go against this by allowing same sex couples to get would be harmful to children. When some of the Democrats on the committee tried to challenge Maggie's assertions, she became quite angry and accused them of trying to play politics with our moral values.

It was quite a different scene in Minnesota on Monday when state Rep. Steve Simon calmly spoke about his opposition to a constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage in the state. Although he touched on several topics, he asked the following question that received applause from the crowd (and anyone who's been to a committee hearing knows applause doesn't happen too often) and has caused his remarks to go viral.
“How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?”
Here's the video of his full remarks:

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