Thursday, May 5, 2011

How many gays does God have to create.....?

Video of the debate in Minnesota about a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality. Sadly, the state house and senate committes have approved this, and it will go to the full legislature, where it is likely to pass with Republican majorities in both. But full kudos to State Rep Steve Simon for this argument!

[He} referenced a clergy member who testified to the committee that sexuality was a gift from God.

"I think that's true [...] and I would ask everyone on this committee [...] if that's true, if it's even possibly true, what does that do to the moral force of your argument?"

"How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?" he asked to applause.

Alternate video source here (thanks Paul(A))


Grandmère Mimi said...

Great quote by Rep Simon. Too bad that the bill is likely to pass. Rep Simon's statement won't be forgotten.

Paul (A.) said...

Your video now says that it is no longer available, but you can get it here.

Counterlight said...

I saw this speech. Brave and selfless testimony regardless of vote.

He's right. A lot of people will really regret their current positions on the gay issue, and sooner than they think.