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02/25/2009

'In my mind, I'm going to (tarnish the history of) Carolina'

by Jeremy Hooper

Jim-Forrester-North-CarolinaLast year, the wife of North Carolina state Sen. Jim Forrester grabbed some headlines when she suggested, among other things, "that the homosexual agenda is seeking to change the course of Western Civilization, redefine the family and rob our children of their innocence." Now her hubby is back in the news for his own biased pushes:

RALEIGH – Supporters of a bill that would permanently ban gay marriage in North Carolina packed into the General Assembly Tuesday.

At issue is whether a current statute that says marriage is between a man and a woman is enough – or if a constitutional amendment on the matter is needed.

"Moms and dads are not interchangeable," says state Sen. Jim Forrester, R-Gaston County.

Forrester is the lead sponsor of a proposal that would put this issue on the ballot for North Carolina voters...

NC lawmaker proposes ban on gay marriage [News 14]

Those Forresters, man. They really need to stop playing the meddling Gladys Kravtiz to the North Carolina gay community's Samantha Stephens. It's so obnoxious. And their modern-day witch hunt is less a situation comedy, more a tragic tale of misplaced morality.

But then again, it's not just Forrester. This North Carolina bill has twenty-one co-sponsors, five of them with D's next to their names. Unless, of course, we're talking about their grades in Basic Fairness 101 -- in which case all of them, D or R, deserve nothing higher than F's!

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Slightly off topic but I think people will get a kick out of it:

http://www.towleroad.com/2009/02/the-gayest-painting-of-our-time.html

Posted by: Alonzo | Feb 25, 2009 3:13:07 PM

I wonder if anyone thought to add a little bit to the bill. Specifically making ANY divorces illegal. After all, divorces destroy the "sanctity of marriage" far more then two same sex couples living happily together.

just my 2 cents.

aj

Posted by: aj | Feb 25, 2009 3:50:42 PM

aj, it wasn't that long ago that one lawmaker did effectively kill a bill by tacking on a ban on divorce. And he did use that exact argument, that divorce is much more detrimental to marriage than same-sex marriage is. It is a funny concept, but certainly not any more off the wall than a same-sex marriage ban.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 25, 2009 8:19:21 PM

The Bewitched reference made my evening! Although, I don't know if even Gladys Kravitz was this bad. At least the crazy things she saw were actually happening... these people are paranoid about others for no reason.

Posted by: Joe | Feb 25, 2009 10:52:48 PM

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