Lest anyone forget why we're making these calls, the religious right has for years said that gay marriage is wrapped up with a whole bunch of other Biblical sins that simply must not be tolerated. They all lead to each other.
I quote a large number of religious right references in our action alert below, but let me remind you of what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote just three years ago, warning of what other dangers were on the horizon along with gay marriage. This is Justice Scalia's dissent in the Lawrence v. Texas case that outlawed state laws making sodomy illegal (a case the religious right, and Scalia, said would lead to gay marriage):
State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers’ validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision; the Court makes no effort to cabin the scope of its decision to exclude them from its holding.Did you catch that? Scalia is upset that by not throwing gays in jail simply because of why they are, he laments that this also may mean that states can no longer regulate masturbation. I link to the entire opinion, read it for yorself. These are the people we are dealing with - George Bush is dealing with - and this is their agenda.
Another AMERICAblog reader checks in, this time with Senator George Allen's office (R-VA):
Good morning, Senator Allen's office
Yes I'm calling to see if the senator supports traditional marriage.
Yes he does, he supports the bill.
Okay, and he's divorced?
Uh (uncomfortably) yes sir.
(she quickly adds) But he's remarried.
What was the cause of his divorce? Do you know the reason? Is his wife remarried?
I don't know, it was a long time ago sir.
Okay, could you tell me if the senator masturbates?
I'm sorry, I can't answer these questions.
Can you tell me, do you masturbate?