March 23, 2009

Gay Marriage Passes the Senate in Vermont

Same-sex marriage vote worries Vt. politicians.

It should!!!!

MONTPELIER — He's a freshman Democrat from a conservative district, forced to take a position he worries could cost him his seat.

She's a former Republican lawmaker who knows too well his dilemma: Nine years ago, she voted "yea" to civil unions, and it cost her her job.

With votes on gay marriage under way at the Statehouse, state Sen. Matthew Choate and former Rep. Marion Milne offer perspectives that illustrate the dilemma confronting 180 Vermont legislators.

Vote "yes" and you're a hero to the gay and lesbian lobby, a pariah to those who believe government shouldn't tamper with a social institution. Vote "no" and you're seen as a bigot by some, a champion by others.

A same-sex marriage bill moved a step closer to becoming law Monday, with the state Senate passing it in a 26-4 vote. The House takes up the issue Tuesday, with a vote scheduled for Friday. Gov. Jim Douglas, who opposes the bill, hasn't said whether he will veto it if the Legislature passes it.
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If you give them an inch, they will take a mile. Like this recent article from New Hampshire.

State House Dome: Transgender rights in 'bathroom bill'

REPUBLICANS call it the "bathroom bill."

Democrats call it a non-discrimination bill.

In either case, House Bill 415 is stirring up interest, e-mails and phone calls from as far away as Boston, according to its sponsor, Rep. Ed Butler.

Butler filed the bill to close what he sees as a loophole in state law that allows discrimination against transsexuals. The bill adds to a host of laws -- which bar discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, creed, color, sexual orientation or religion -- the words "gender identity" or "gender expression." [Read the rest here]

I will actively work towards unseating the Senators who voted Yea on this bill... and there are some in the list that I like. For the record, homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord. No need to argue with me about that. Ask yourself the question; Where will you spend eternity? It is an answer that you need to have before you go another day.

The picture on this post is of Sodom and Gomorrah. That is where we are heading.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Apparently you would like to force your religion on others. You mock the transgender rights bill without looking at anything underneath it. The FACTS are that a transgender person has NEVER molested or raped anyone in a restroom, and there HAVE been assaults of transgender people in restrooms. Bottom line is that if you want to protect women and children, stop them from going to church. Because there HAVE BEEN rapes and molestations by pastors.

    Seriously, I think you would make Christ vomit. I most certainly think he will say "I never knew thee" to you.

    "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."

    Christ's heart was full of compassion and love for sinners of all flavors. He said he came to save, not condemn. He ate with my kind, not yours. He wasn't smarmy, he didn't take sin and smear it in the face of others. His life was about free will and following God, yet you seem to think you have a better way. You want to force your way of life on everyone around you. Why is that? You speak of Sodom and Gomorrah, but not Christ's love. Why is that? Instead of being the Pharisee, maybe you should look in your heart and give YOUR life to Christ instead of trying to banish others to hell, trying to get them to come to Christ in fear, rather than in love. Christ calls you to love the sinner. Is this post doing that?

    Please, I don't want to spend eternity with the likes of you in hell. Please repent and follow your God's wishes. Don't make hell worse for us sinners by joining us. I'm sure hell will be full of the self righteous. And for the record, I don't care if you delete this. You read it. Your own heart and scripture will judge you.


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