Let's find out.
It's day two of "Happy Sodomy Day!" And as Joe noted, today is June 6, 2006 - better known as 666. Can't think of a better day for the revenge of the gays.
As you'll recall, the US Senate is spending these three days debating including anti-gay discrimination in the US Constitution. Supposedly this is all about defending marriage, traditional marriage at that, we're told. But if you read what the religious right and the Republicans have been saying about this debate, it's about far more than marriage.
The Senate debate on gay marriage is actually about divorce, adultery, sodomy, and even masturbation. I'm not kidding. For the far-right and the folks running the Congress, gay marriage is wrapped up in all of those issues - and according to these folks, they're ALL bad things that the government needs to regulate (read our Action Alert posted yesterday, it has quotes and sources on all of this).
The entire list of Senators and House members to contact is in our action alert, linked above (that list has been updated - Senate list is the same, House list has a few changes/corrections based on your feedback). But here are a few Senators you might want to particularly focus on today.
- Allen, George (R-VA) - (202) 224-4024 - Divorced, and ever since he was governor has had a thing for hiring lots of cute young gay men.
- Bond, Christopher S. (R-MO) - (202) 224-5721 - Divorced.
- Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R-TX) - (202) 224-5922 - Divorced.
- McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) - 202) 224-2541 - Divorced.
- Graham, Lindsay (R-SC) - (202) 224-5972 - Unmarried and of ambiguous sexual orientation.
“Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9 cf. Genesis 2:24).
Importance of Marriage & Celibacy Before Marriage
“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18)... Now there is an exception to this principle that, “it is not good that the man should be alone.” The exception is with the man who has the gift of celibacy, which is the state of remaining unmarried. Paul discusses celibacy in 1Corinthians 7:6-8. He states that where this exception exists it is a gift from God.
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Leviticus 18:22
For divorced members of Congress
Ask the divorced Senators' offices how they're defending marriage by being divorced, and if the Bible was wrong about divorce being against God's law?
For Lindsay Graham
And ask Lindsay Graham if he's celibate, which the Bible requires of a single man, and ask him to tell us definitively if Senator Graham is heterosexual or gay. We certainly can't have a practicing homosexual voting to "defend marriage" from practicing homosexuals. Now, I have no idea if Graham is or isn't a practicing homosexual, but I also have no idea if he's a heterosexual and can't find anyone to confirm that he is, and that's a problem in Jesus-land. If we're going to amend the Constitution and defend marriage, we have the right to know if Senator Graham is straight or gay.
For Other Senators
Please publicly condemn Senators Allen, Bond, Hutchison and McConnell for violating God's law and failing to protect marriage by getting divorced. And please ask Senator Lindsay Graham to publicly state if he's gay or straight, and if he's remaining celibate while unmarried.
And as always, please do let us know what they tell you.