Lying, inside-trading, coke-snorting, AWOL, dry-drunk, fake cowboy, election thief claims gays are “sinners”

President Bush said today that federal government lawyers are working on legislation that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman.

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Mr. Bush was responding to a question premised on the assumption that many of his political supporters believe “that homosexuality is immoral” and has been given too much cultural acceptance.

“As someone who’s spoken out in strongly moral terms, what’s your view on homosexuality?” a reporter asked the president.

Yeah, I am mindful that we’re all sinners,” Mr. Bush replied. “And I caution those who may try to take the speck out of their neighbor’s eye when they got a log in their own. I think it’s very important for our society to respect each individual, to welcome those with good hearts, to be a welcoming country.

Speak for yourself, monkeyboy.

And what is with this “welcoming country” crapola? Did I miss John Ashcroft designating all gays as Resident Aliens? Repeat after me:

They’re here, they’re queer, and they aren’t going to vote for you.

Meanwhile the Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement from their closet:

Log Cabin Republicans are concerned following comments from President George W. Bush today in a Rose Garden press conference.

Responding to a reporter’s question on the morality of homosexuality the President responded, “…I think it’s very important for our society to respect each individual, to welcome those with good hearts, to be a welcoming country.” The President then went on to say that he would not compromise his long standing belief that marriage should be between a man and a women and that White House lawyers are looking at ways to codify that position.

“Log Cabin reminds the President that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed by President Clinton in 1996, defined marriage as being between only a man and a women. The bill passed Congress with bi-partisan support. There are far more important priorities facing our nation than duplicating existing federal legislation. We encourage the White House to focus on winning the war on terror and jump-starting the American economy.

Guerriero continued, “Log Cabin Republicans believe in civil recognition of gay and lesbians couples in committed relationships. This basic recognition would encourage stable families, offer tax fairness, insure inheritance rights and guarantee hospital visitation rights for American families. Despite misinformation from the radical right, this civil recognition would in no way interfere in religious freedom or religious traditions.”

Log Cabin Republicans agree with Vice-President Dick Cheney on this issue. In his vice-presidential debate in 2000, Cheney stated, “People should be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to enter into. It is really no one else’s business, in terms of trying to regulate or – or prohibit behavior in that regard. …I think we ought to do everything we can to – to tolerate and accommodate whatever kind of relationships people want to enter into.”

Log Cabin Republicans were also relieved to hear that, when John Ashcroft sets up the Reparative Therapy Camps, they will get first shot at staying in the John Paulk* cabin which is the one with the nice Italian marble floors and interesting window treatments.

*I had forgotten all about Matthew Glavin (noted in the Paulk article). Nice guy, but if you run into him, you may not want to shake his hand.

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Yeah. Like I would tell you....