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02/25/2009

Video: CO Foe rocks a mean 'froe

by Jeremy Hooper

The following is not pulled from a particularly scary anti-gay church service, but rather from a legislative debate on a bill that would give same-sex health care benefits to Colorado state employees. But we understand how you might be confused as Reverend State Senator Scott Renfroe does seize the opportunity to liken homosexuality to murder, as well as seemingly support Levitical condemnations about gays being put to death:

You know what we should do? Start going to their churches and insisting on dogmatically preaching out of the constitution, insisting on our right to democratically vote on the church leader, and demanding to see a printout of how much social security our annual collection plate contributions will provide us in the future. After all, if they insist on marrying church and state, then turnabout is fair play.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go flip a coin an decide whether I will kiss the loving partner with whom I share in all of life's adventures, or commit a homicide. Ya know, because it is 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.

Scott Renfroe Compares Being Gay to Murder [YT]

**SEE ALSO: Colorado's Renfroe: another bedmate for Sally Kern [PHB]

Write Your Local Newspaper to Challenge Colorado State Senator's Anti-Gay Comments [GLAAD]

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Your thoughts

He makes the argument that there are no laws making adultery legal....which begs the question: Why aren't religious groups trying to put laws on the books that make adultery illegal? If homosexuality (because as far as I know, this bill he's making arguments for had nothing to do with gay marriage, but simply benefits for gay people) is on the same level of 'sin' as adultery, then he should be pushing for both to be outlawed.

Posted by: Andrew B | Feb 25, 2009 3:26:45 PM

I actually wrote a letter to the chairman of the Colorado State Republican Party.

As a Republican and gay man from California, I would like to provide some advice on how to bring your party to the majority and the mainstream again. Be a party that unites ALL of Colorado and the nation as a while. Wonder why Congresswoman Musgrave lost in 2008, and your state party lost the governorship, a US Senate Seat and the state legislature.

Remarks from Senator Renfroe will only help the Democratic Party devour your state party and help fuel the liberals to gain bigger margins. Even if your members in the legislature have these views they need to be quiet so they don’t cause further losses towards irrelevance.

You got to be a party of the mainstream, not just James Dobson! Until this happens, do not expect to gain back the majority or even retain the US Senate seat our party still holds in 2010.

Posted by: Matt from California | Feb 25, 2009 3:28:04 PM

So, then he suggests that god made women as an afterthought! I can just see god laboring over his new creation, and then breathing in the "breath of life", and then looking at his creation and saying, "OH FUCK, JESUS! Where the hell is the Holy Spirit? One of the two of you was asleep at the wheel, that's what I'm sayin'! NOW WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? Look! Only 10% of them are attracted to one another!" And, so, the next day, god made woman!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 25, 2009 4:45:41 PM

Would someone rational please tell me what the Bible has to do with the laws of the United States of America? Renfroe is just a blowhard spouting antigay Christian rhetoric, quoting the Bible and interepreting as he sees fit in order to subdue the queer bee that's been buzzing in his bonnet. It's frustrating that the average person is not intelligent enough to understand that his or her representative, preacher, guru etc. is sometimes motivated by personal views rather than human equality. Think for yourselves, and don't let the words of some putative god as channelled through a hater persuade you to be a hater yourself.

Posted by: Paul | Feb 26, 2009 11:33:02 AM

Paul: When it comes to keeping personal religious beliefs out of government, I don't think you'll find much objection on this site.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 26, 2009 11:36:20 AM

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