Bob Knight unhinged — again
Here’s another screecher from one of our favorites, Robert Knight, the penis-possessing director of the Concerned Women for America’s Culture & Family Institute.
He’s completely unglued, upset that the marriage protection amendment was scrapped by the Senate last week, but the interesting aspect of this column is that he is on target about the Dems who dance around the issue of equality. Ted Kennedy was one of the few senators who actually called out the amendment for what it was and demanded full marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
Bob definitely noticed…
Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) was one of the few who actually talked about the MPA itself. He called any vote for the amendment “a vote for bigotry, pure and simple.” Well, that’s pretty straightforward. If Mr. Kennedy is correct, then about half the Senate, the president of the United States, the Pope, Billy Graham, the late Mother Teresa, Franklin Roosevelt, the Founding Fathers and a majority of the U.S. electorate are or were drooling, raving hate mongers.
This is because the amendment language itself was not an issue for Mr. Kennedy. It was the appalling idea itself of preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Anyone who believes that a wedding needs a bride and a groom is in Mr. Kennedy’s Bigotry Hall of Shame. Even though Mr. Kennedy is undoubtedly an expert on creative expressions of marriage, it would have been better for the country and even for him if he had spent more of his time talking about Iraq. Or gas prices. Or health care.
And Bob doesn’t hold back on the Senators that he sees as RINOs in bed with the homos.
…When all was said and done, seven “maverick” (read: liberal) Republicans joined all but two Democrats in voting to kill the amendment. It was McCain (Arizona), Specter (Pennsylvania) and the New England Gang (Snowe and Collins of Maine, Sununu and Gregg of New Hampshire, and the ever-trendy Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island) against the rest of the country, or at least Red State America.
Meanwhile, while senators were fiddling in Washington, the people in Alabama gave an 81 percent approval to their state constitutional amendment. Apparently, they didn’t get the memo that marriage isn’t supposed to be a big deal.
…In Nebraska, U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon last year struck down a constitutional amendment passed by 70 percent of the electorate. His reasoning? Passage of the amendment precludes a “class” of people from “petitioning their government for redress of grievances.” And what’s the grievance? The state’s voters don’t want to recognize anything other than man-woman unions as marriages. This means that people who want other arrangements, such as two guys, two girls, three girls, two guys and a girl, a guy, a girl and a mariachi band, are being denied their First Amendment rights.
Tee hee. His knickers are in a twist again.