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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s