Won’t someone think of the children?!
It doesn’t surprise me that Latter Day Saints are always trying to destroy any bill that would allow gays to have equal rights. Here’s an exerpt from one of their recent emails concerning a bill which would allow homosexuals to have recognized civil unions:
The Civil Union Bill (HB 2234) has been scheduled for a hearing in the Youth and Family Committee this week on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in Springfield. If the bill is voted out of committee, it becomes eligible for a vote before the full Illinois House of Representatives. This bill will legalize civil unions in the state of Illinois, and will treat such civil unions with the same legal obligations, responsibilities, protections and benefits as are afforded within marriage.
The only way these guys know how to sell the idea of trampling on people’s rights is to play the old ‘our children are in danger’ card:
…this will empower the public schools to begin teaching this lifestyle to our young children regardless of parental requests otherwise. It will also create grounds for rewriting all social mores; the current push in Massachusetts is to recognize and legalize all transgender rights (An individual in Massachusetts can now change their driver’s license to the gender they believe themselves to be, regardless of actual gender, which means that confused men and women are now legally entering one another’s bathrooms and locker rooms.What kind of a safety issue is this for our children?).
I guess they figure transgenders are all molesters or something, or engage in sex acts while on the can. Funny they don’t automatically think their fucking pastor is touching their kids, a far more likely scenario.