Many of you already know that on Tuesday North Carolinians will go to the polls to vote on the "Same Sex Marriage Amendment" and, if they are Republicans, to vote in the GOP primary for the other bigots of their choice.
The wording of this Amendment to Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution is as follows:
Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.This morning our Sunday Newspaper carried the following full page advertisement...
Picture, if you will, a full page black and white profile picture of a sincere, dignified-looking, white-maned Billy Graham accompanied by the following text:
At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage. The Bible is clear--God's definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage Amendment on Tuesday, May 8.If you're interested in reading more about this odious legislation and who supports it and who opposes it you can go here: Amendment One
God Bless you as you vote,
(Paid For by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)
My thoughts are as follows: If this Amendment passes, not only will North Carolina citizens publicly display amazing bigotry to the rest of the world, it will prove that the first Republican controlled legislature in 100 years is nothing but a nest of vipers hell bent on destroying all the progress made in this country in the past 100 years. I suspect many businesses and individuals will finally realize "elsewhere" is a more desirable place to live, work, or create jobs. Buh-bye, North Carolina.
And, Billy Graham will, like many of his ilk, today cements himself among the ranks of those famously described by Christopher Hitchens as
"if he'd had an enema before he died, he could have been buried in a match box."Finally, to my knowledge, God herself never wrote one word of the Bible.
I hope this Amendment fails. I hope Billy Graham gets his comeuppance somewhere, somehow. I hope North Carolinians are better than the political "conservatives" promoting this garbage. BTW, this amendment is just rubbing salt into the wound because same-sex marriage is already illegal in North Carolina.