Next tactic: Have judges physically branded with 'activist' label
California's Randy Thomasson (who recently compared those county clerks who have to perform same-sex marriages with Nazi officers who were once forced to "gas the jews") is continuing on his quest to exact angry mob rule above reasoned constitutional interpretation. The latest? Well Randy and his fellows a the so-called Campaign For Children and Families have drafted an ordinance wherein they're encouraging the Board of Supervisors of various California counties (especially in conservative counties like Kern) to go on record with their belief that the Supreme Court's ruling was wrong, and that denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples is legally kosher. Read the ordinance after the jump:
Speaking about the ordinance with WorldNetDaily, Thomasson says:
"This will be as inspirational as the Alamo, without the guns, knives, blood or death".
In a reply to Randy, we say:
"Unless, of course, you are an Al who is a 'mo, in which case your never-ending quest to mold society so that it fits only your personal views on morality come across as uninspired as segregation, refusing women the right to vote, prohibition, and every other historical instance in which civil rights and privileges were stymied at the hand of personal (often faith-based) bias."
**UPDATE: This just in from Bakersfield:
Supervisors reject anti-gay marriage proposal [Bakersfield Californian]
I hope those supervisors get into costly lawsuits if they ever decide to enter into Randy's plan. I live in a county where this might happen.
Posted by: Matt from California | Jul 8, 2008 12:20:40 PM
Does Randy remember that the Battle of the Alamo was one that was lost?! Or does he fully accept that this proposal of his is just symbolic, and is doomed to failure? And, does he really expect career politicians to stick their necks out to become a martyr for his jihad?
Even in Kern County, the Board of Supervisors is getting legal opinions of proposals coming from the moronic, lunatic-fringe before deciding to commit to doin' somethin' stupid!
Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 8, 2008 1:38:37 PM
County Supervisors are generally not raving loons. Which is why Randy's ordinance is going nowhere. Even Kern politely rejected the ordinance (refering it to legal counsel) and went forward with weddings.
But somehow I doubt that WND will run a big story when Thomasson can't find a Board of Supervisors anywhere that jumps to endorse his political nonsense.
Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Jul 8, 2008 2:19:18 PM
Timothy: Are you sure about Kern? Minastream media is reporting that the Kern Co. Board of Supervisors will be taking it up at tonight's meeting:
Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 8, 2008 2:32:14 PM
The legal opinion is in:
As such, the Board of Supervisors is preempted from any attempt to regulate marriage.
The board meeting is probably still going on, but with this legal opinion I would doubt that they will attempt any action contrary to state law.
Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 8, 2008 3:21:30 PM
Thanks JH, I forwarded the whole WND article to our local newspaper editor and one reporter who recently did a story on our 'recalcitratnt' County Clerk, asking them to be sure we weren't ONE OF THE TWO COUNTIES mentioned. He is quite supportive, and had started digging right away when I first heard the rumor that our clerk was 'one of those'... she was/is but we have opened up that can of worms. This same editor also put a front page, top of page story up showing our first Gay Marriage, with photos, and carefully reported all of the people and places available for civil marriages...as ALL those have been stopped here.
And I do not think our board of supervisors is supportive, but I feel the editor will check. Of course, right now fires and evacuations are just a bit at the top of our news agenda.
Posted by: LOrion | Jul 8, 2008 3:40:38 PM
The Supervisors unanimously voted it down.
Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Jul 8, 2008 5:24:43 PM
I hope Randy was there for the public humiliation! Can't wait to see what the press release says about it.
Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 8, 2008 6:20:53 PM
Following the decision, Thomasson issued a press release saying if Kern County supervisors had been at the real Alamo, “they probably would have turned tail and ran.”
He should have added, "rather than be overran and defeated."
Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 8, 2008 7:39:25 PM
I saw that, Dick. It's weird though -- I can't find the press release that 'The Californian' references either on Randy's site or via any of his usual channels (Christian Newswire, etc.). Which is a shame, as I'd love to hear what other brilliant post-mortems/ misplaced battle analogies he might have chosen to makes
Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 8, 2008 10:04:06 PM
Thnks for the link to the legal brief. Will use it if I have to.
Posted by: LOrion | Jul 9, 2008 12:06:52 AM
WorldNetDaily published what they are calling a statement it at 11pm, and it includes his earlier "Alamo .. turned-tail .. ran" drek and some additional whining about them talking a good talk, but . . . blah, blah.
Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 9, 2008 2:41:00 AM
This also occurred:
The five-member board also let die a motion to explore whether county employees who are willing to officiate same-sex weddings could be deputized for the duty by officials in neighboring San Bernardino County.
So the supes won't even let county employess who want to do marriages do them!
Posted by: LOrion | Jul 9, 2008 11:35:43 AMcomments powered by Disqus