3.28.2006

The party of ideas.

"Did you know that in England they're seriously considering legalizing polygamy because they have so many Muslims?"

—Minnesota Republican state senator Michelle Bachmann, who advocates a constitutional ban on gay marriage

"We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse."

—Republican Tennessee state representative Debra Maggart

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes in my worst nightmares I hear people say these kinds of things, but, to know that someone is really saying this makes me truly depressed for all humanity.

Gay in Tennessee said...

Imagine living in Tennessee where Debra Maggart got elected! If someone so ignorant and openly prejudiced can hold public office, just imagine how ignorant the people who voted for her are.

I gotta get out of this state [TN] and fast... Soon they'll enact laws to hunt people like me.

Christopher Walker said...

I was relieved to learn that this Debra Maggart isn't running unopposed for re-election. There's a normal-looking, sane-sounding veteran and family guy running against her. His name is Patrick Gardner, and his web site is at
http://www.patrickgardner.org/

I think I'm gonna send him a few bucks. I get so tired of reading stories like the one you profiled, and getting angry, but having nothing practical that I can do in response. Maybe if I actually *do* something this time, my blood pressure will go down. And in a small, rural district like that, if a certain number of folks make an effort to help, maybe Rep. Maggart will get a surprise in November when the votes are counted.