Friday AgapePress wingnuttery
Nothing like rounding out the week with a visit to the news briefs at wingnut propaganda web rag, AgapePress.
[Tiny] Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families says John Roberts’ service as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court over the coming decades will be one of George W. Bush’s “lasting legacies.” At age 50, Roberts becomes the second youngest chief justice in American history — and Bauer is hopeful the new chief justice will model his performance on the high court after that of the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, for whom Roberts clerked. And Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has high hopes as well. Roberts, he says, has the “judicial philosophy, intellect, and dedication to be one of the great chief justices in our nation’s history.” The president is expected to announce within the next few days his nominee to replace Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. That, says Bauer, could likely determine Bush’s legacy with respect to the courts and how he honored the trust of those who elected him to two terms as president. “That is a tremendous burden for the president,” he says, “but it is also a tremendous opportunity.” The opportunity before the president, Bauer adds, is to “end the hostility of the nation’s highest court against America’s traditional heartland values.”
Sore winner: Arnold’s too soft on the homos, according to Randy Thomasson.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in California, an issue he says should be decided by voters or the courts. In his veto message, Schwarzenegger said AB 849 contradicted a proposition passed by California voters in 2000 that said only marriages between a man and woman are valid.
…In the past, however, the governor has put his signature to other bills that undermine marriage — notably legislation affecting transfer of property ownership between “registered domestic partners,” modifying the state’s Teachers’ Retirement Law so that the term “spouse” includes a person who is a registered domestic partner, and stating that sexual orientation and marital status are among the characteristics protected against discrimination by business establishments.
[CA wingnut media whore] Randy Thomasson of the Sacramento-based Campaign for Children and Families says it is “outrageous” that Schwarzenegger has signed those bills that have “push[ed] the transsexual and homosexual agenda” upon the state’s citizens. Still, Thomasson applauds the governor’s action on AB 849 and for “doing the right thing by vetoing ‘gay marriage’ licenses.” The CCF spokesman maintains that the only way to protect marriage long-term in the Golden State is for the voters to qualify and pass the Voters’ Right to Protect Marriage Initiative on the 2006 ballot.
Bob Knight has vivid dreams about the homo agenda and its effect on all these experimenting women. No, they won’t sleep with you, Bob.
…A new survey on sexuality by the National Center for Health Statistics confirms that despite all the attention they get, homosexuals are still a very tiny segment of American society. The survey found that only 2.3 percent of men and 1.3 percent of women claim to be homosexual. That is not surprising to Bob Knight of the Culture and Family Institute. “This survey is right in line with others that show the incidence of homosexuality is around two percent or less,” Knight points out. “This is far different from the 10 percent estimate we were told for several decades that came out of the old discredited Alfred Kinsey sex studies.” Knight was alarmed by one aspect of the survey which said that 10 percent of women had experimented with bi-sexuality, something Knight credits to cultural pressures.