Church or the Legislature?

The Colorado legislature is debating a bill that would give health-care benefits to same-sex partners of  government employees. 

“Can you marry your partner?  No.  But, as a consolation prize we will let you add them to your health care package.”

The honorable State Senator Scott Renfroe rose in opposition to this abomination of a proposal.  Here are his remarks from earlier this week on the floor of the Senate.

About a minute and a half into it you may believe that you are listening to a church sermon instead of a legislative debate on the floor of the capitol.  

I understand how individuals like this get elected and formulate their approach to their job, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.  I am continually stunned by what politicians actually believe is a legitimate approach to public decision-making.  

My favorite line, “The Lord God said that it is not good for man to be alone, and so he made him a helper, suitable for him, and that was woman.”

A helper? Really?  You have got to be kidding me.  In 25 years our kids will listen to this and their jaws will drop.  All our kids…even those living in the Bible belt.  I know it.

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