Friday, March 31, 2006

From My In-Box

"On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at American University, was requested to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin replied: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.""

15 Comments:

Anonymous Jenn said...

Beautiful.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

Yes, I particularly liked it also. How I adore a good quip.

4:17 PM  
Blogger DD said...

Would "Amen" seem like hyprocrisy?

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

I, too, thought of saying "Amen". :)

5:37 PM  
Blogger art-sweet said...

My dad sent this to me as well.

It's just so right on.

I feel like sending it to every single member of congress and state legislator.

7:31 PM  
Blogger chris said...

Sing it, sister.

Besides, everyone knows that if you have a problem with two gay dudes having sex, let them get married. Before you know it, they won't be having sex. Just like every other married couple I know.

See? Problem solved for everyone.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Firefly said...

Finally someone in a position "power" who isn't an idiot. Hear Hear!

1:21 PM  
Blogger LilySea said...

I'd like her to show us just exactly where in the Bible it says "marriage is only between an man and a woman."

Then again, she says "her" Bible says that. So maybe she scrawled it herself, in a margin somewhere.

Because "my" ungrafittied Bible doesn't say that anywhere, thank you very much and I'm a has-been Baptist so I know "my" Bible.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Soul Searching said...

YES!

2:52 PM  
Blogger M. said...

Freakin' CLASSIC.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

Pure gold.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

*applause*

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

That's awesome.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous mamacate said...

Damn right!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Nico said...

I have to add my applause as well. Score one for the thinking people of the world!!!

11:17 AM  

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