New Orleans- Chock
another one up for the Christian right. The great state of Louisiana on
Saturday passed a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The
measure was passed by nearly four to one. The voter turnout however, is
the most depressing part. 26 percent, less than one third of all voters
in the state made a visit to the polls. The number only reflects those
lucky enough to actually cast their ballot. Many precincts did not even
have voting machine present until after noon. This current predicament
is now under investigation, although a re-vote (including the multiple
local races that were on the ballot) is unlikely.
This blatant display of
ignorance by the Louisianan voters, reflect a growing trend in the
United States. The willingness to condemn and legally bar individuals
and couples of rights seems to be swelling.
Apparently the movement is in the name of religion, to Ďsave
the sanctity of marriage.í What puzzles me is the lack of legislation
banning divorce or serious laws against adultery. To be honest, this is
not about marriage any more than the war in Iraq is about weapons of
mass destruction or terrorism. Simply put, the right hates gays.
Thatís it. I have yet to hear an argument against this fact.
Now that the citizens of
our state have begun to be attacked by needless legislation (the state
already has a restriction on gay marriage and civil unions) we will soon
see the effects. Until then, we can just wait and pray that Jesus knows
the difference between judgmental bigots and those of us who donít
feel it necessary to run otherís lives. I find it odd how the right
can claim that they want less government and less restrictions of the
peopleís lives, yet seem so eager to pass measures like these.
by Captain Psycho Pants