What are they really attempting to save?
John at AB comes out swinging and on track about the Senate marriage amendment vote today with an action item that will clearly jam the phone lines on the Hill with appropriate, hysterical drama, since the wingnuts have insisted that this debate is about protecting the sanctity of marriage.
He’s got the full list of hypocrites who are going to be mewling about saving marriage when their closets are full of skeletons. A snippet from his action item, which asks folks to ring up the folks on the Hill and inquire about how far they are willing to go in their personal lives to protect marriage…
In a nutshell, the religious right and far-right Republicans have said repeatedly that the “gay marriage” battle is really about outlawing:
* out-of-wedlock sex
* marriages that cannot procreate
Specifically, we’d like you to ask them to vow that in the past, now, and in the future they will abstain from sodomy (including same-sex and/or male-female analingus, cunnilingus, and fellatio), masturbation, adultery, prostitution, out-of-wedlock sex, and marriages that cannot procreate. We will also ask them about divorce, as there is no greater threat to marriage today than divorce (in addition, the Bible makes clear that divorce is a no-no).
Of course my state is well-represented on the list of cretins:
Dole, Elizabeth (R-NC)
Burr, Richard (R-NC)
Coble, Howard (R-6-NC)
Hayes, Robin (R-8-NC)
Jones, Walter B. (R-3-NC)
McIntyre, Mike (D-7-NC)
Myrick, Sue (R-9-NC)
Taylor, Charles (R-11-NC)
The number for the Congressional Switchboard is 1-888-355-3588, if you feel like stirring the sh*t for wingnut elected officials. Here is the Senate contact page.