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NC Rep. receives 'Defender of Marriage' award

“Congressman McIntyre exemplifies courage and moral conviction by defending the values of the American people as embodied in AFM’s Marriage Amendment. He stands with the vast majority of Americans – of every race, color and creed – who want our laws to send a positive message to children about marriage, family and their future.”
— Matt Daniels, president of the Alliance for Marriage

NC Seventh District wingnut Representative Mike McIntyre voted for the House marriage amendment last week, and this week the fundies gave him a little award for his troubles, with a dash of racial harmony for the photo op.

McIntyre says his Christian faith would not allow him to fall under the pressure to follow the majority of his fellow Democrats. “To me this is not an issue about party or about geography or about economic or social division or class,” the congressman says. “It’s an issue that affects all people of all ages, of all backgrounds, of all races.”

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McIntyre was also saluted for his homobigotry by Niger Innis of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Reverend Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC).

Because of his stand, he was given a “Defender of Marriage” award on Tuesday by the group Alliance for Marriage. “I was blessed when I received [that award] that one of the groups sponsoring that was CORE — the Congress on Racial Equality, a group that has been traditionally a strong civil rights group,” he shares. “And we had African-American pastors and a Hispanic pastor, in fact, there.”

Civil rights, of course, has a different meaning for this crowd.

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