Bar exam flunker has hat in hand to fight marriage equality in Massachusetts
This guy Stephen Dunne has already had his 15 minutes of fame, and I don’t really feel like giving him another 30 seconds of it, but this is so lame-o that I couldn’t resist. He’s raising money on a website so that he can defeat Homosexual Marriage.
My dream is to become a Lawyer, but I cannot defile my Christian faith simply to pass an examination. I will not pay the price that the Defendants are forcing me to pay in order to practice law in Massachusetts. There is no price tag on my faith. It is not for sale.
As reported in an earlier Blend post by Dana, Dunne is sore because his score of 268.866 just missed the 270 points he needed to pass because of a question he said required applicants to “affirmatively accept, support and promote homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting,” violating his First Amendment right to exercise his religion.
On June 25, 2007, I filed a Federal Complaint challenging the inclusion of the question regarding Homosexual Marriage and Homosexual Parenting on the Massachusetts Bar Examination. Furthermore, I am challenging the constitutionality of Homosexual Marriage and Homosexual Parenting in Massachusetts. In 2003, four unelected judges legalized Homosexual Marriage in Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, 798 N.E. 2d 941 (Mass. 2003). I sincerely believe that this ruling is profoundly undemocratic and un-American.
[Modesty abounds…]I have preemptively fired the first shot that has been heard around the world. An Army of Liberal Lawyers led by the Massachusetts Attorney General stand at the ready to dismiss this lawsuit as quickly as possible. If I am to successfully challenge the constitutionality of Homosexual Marriage and Homosexual Parenting in Massachusetts, it will be because of the generosity, support and conviction of my fellow Americans. I cannot overlook the passage in Matthew 10:16: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” With that passage in mind, I plan on hiring America?s #1 Law Firm to help me win this case. Justice is expensive in America, but with your support it can be realized. Litigation expenses, expert witnesses, court costs and legal fees associated with legal research are only a sampling of the costs that must be paid to guarantee victory and protect the faith of the Founding Fathers of this beautiful Country. I humbly solicit your support and will gladly offer an accounting of the funds received by a Tax Attorney/CPA. The majority of donations will be utilized exclusively to fund the incredible expenses of this Federal Lawsuit. This case is about the protection and defense of Christianity.
Donations start at $1, btw.
Jeremy shreds Dunne:
Wow, so it’s worse than we even thought! He’s not just trying to have his own bar exam given a passing grade, but he’s also trying to end gay marriage in Massachusetts! And he, someone who should know a thing or two about religious freedom and separation of church and state, is basing his ENTIRE CAMPAIGN regarding a civil institution on his own personal faith views!
* Massachusetts Bar Applicant Suing State for “Unlawful” Question about Same-Sex Marriage