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Frankfort Bigots Push Their Hatred On You

March 12th, 2010 · 15 Comments

You know what’s cute? That State House leadership allowed House Resolution 232 to get out of committee.  (Actually, it was a simple resolution, but the board was opened for co-sponsors.)

What is HR232, you ask?

See for yourself:

Recognize and honor the efforts of those who have inspired thousands of Kentuckians with the Manhattan Declaration.

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WHEREAS, on February 1, 2010, a group of pastors and Christian leaders from across Kentucky came to Frankfort to stand in solidarity with the Manhattan Declaration; and

WHEREAS, the Manhattan Declaration is a pronouncement of determination to answer the “call of Christian Conscience” by upholding the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and the rights of conscience and religious freedom; and

WHEREAS, leading Kentucky pastors coordinated this effort to publicly stand for those principles and express their determination to see them implemented in our culture; and

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Section 1. The House of Representatives recognizes and honors the efforts of those who have inspired thousands of Kentuckians with the Manhattan Declaration.

Section 2. The House of Representatives further wishes great success to those who are committed to the principles upon which our Commonwealth and indeed the nation at large were founded, and appreciates the heartfelt motivation of those whose calling it is to minister to others even as they declare and advocate for truth.

And what’s the Manhattan Declaration? It’s referred to as “a call of Christian conscience” and is a full-on affirmation of being anti-abortion, vehemently anti-gay and all-around ridiculous. People like Al Mohler (one of the original creators) signed it and promote it breathlessly.

Who sponsored it?

These ridiculous people:

I’m not in the business of outing people, but I think the three gays/lesbians on this list need a come to jesus moment.  It’s too bad the Kentucky Democratic Party is largely non-existent these days.

They push this horse shit and House leadership lets it through. Meanwhile, the budget is a clusterfuck, 11% of Kentuckians – that we keep track of – are without a job, we’re cutting away at education and jacking taxes up sky-high. But we’ve got time for this mess.

This, folks, is why Kentucky can’t have nice things. Because these idiots are “serving” us in Frankfort.

Tags: Discrimination · Hypocrisy · The Gays

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Mar 12, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    “Dicta and Hate from the State Legislature”

    The Manhattan group and its pawns in Frankfort arel so all-fired sure of everything. Yet it is a wonder that they don’t use much of their brains, reason, or intellect. Please don’t insult the intelligence and morality of the rest of us who do the best we can in an imperfect world. Please don’t try to send us all back to the Dark Ages. If you want to dwell there, that is your business.

  • 2 Suzanne // Mar 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Could this Jeff Greer be the same Chairman of Banking and Insurance who refuses to hear the payday lending cap bill? No….

  • 3 Chris // Mar 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Barf.

  • 4 oh really? // Mar 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    oh the righteous indignation – fiddling while Rome burns…..

  • 5 Davi // Mar 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the list; might as well be a “do not vote for these people, ever” list for many, particularly women.
    In a perfect world, women would enjoy the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage…along with the men in their lives, yet women are most often punished by poverty, health problems, society (Christian Consciences) as they are most often victims of men who have abandoned them or mistreated them, used them.
    There are four or five women who signed this?
    The men who signed should be tarred and feathered by voters the next time they come up for reelection. It would be interesting to note any non-Christian type offenses these men have committed. Non marital sex? Affairs? Signing such a thing leaves them wide open for expose’.

    This is a slap at gays too, of course, but women are idiots if they don’t object en masse. Young people will no longer accept this kind of discrimination; we’re five-ten years away from a revolution against the good-old-boys due to young voters who have open minds.

  • 6 Jim // Mar 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    “Young people will no longer accept this kind of discrimination; we’re five-ten years away from a revolution against the good-old-boys due to young voters who have open minds.”

    Hasn’t this been said for 40 years?

  • 7 Just me // Mar 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Jake,
    Where can I go to see who votes for *this* shit and the rest of it? Is there a website/place that lists the votes?

    Sadly, my representative is on that list. Course, he doesn’t have anyone running against him in the next election…

  • 8 jake // Mar 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    There’s not a place to get that information.

  • 9 Jeff Noble // Mar 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Just Me:

    Try going to the LRC webpage – http://www.lrc.ky.gov – then on the left side click on Legislation and Legislative Record. Then in the middle, the second link down is Bill Watch. Click it. You will have to register, but once you have, you can review the bills, and in the “bill detail” section, review the votes. They’ve tried to post the vote several different ways, including a pdf. copy of the roll call machine. There is other information available here as well, including the original sponsors and where the bill actually is in the legislative process.

    JN

  • 10 jake // Mar 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    WOW! When did Bill Watch go public?

    I’ve been using an antiquated method of tracking shit for a long time.

  • 11 Just me // Mar 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks so so much for the info, Jeff!

  • 12 James Younce // Mar 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    my first time on the site…. good friend LF sent me here from Marion County. I’m not surprised by it – is anybody else? Just add it to the list of reasons why I left the Democrat Party.

    For all of you Gay Dems still out there, I implore you to look for a new political home, and make sure you support the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. When we go back to the Puritan era, we’re gonna need our guns to fight off attacks as we migrate to some other country where people truly are equal.

  • 13 Jeff Noble // Mar 13, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Bill Watch has been available to the public since at least the 2008 session.

  • 14 Larry Wallberg // Mar 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    The anti-abortion and anti-gay agendas are disgusting, but no surprise. To me, the scariest part of the Manhattan Declaration is its new call for “civil disobedience” (read: uncivil disobedience”) under the lying headline: Religious Liberty.

    Through the centuries, Christianity has taught that civil disobedience is not only permitted, but sometimes required. … Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family. We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.

    That’s a not-so-subtle cue to clinic-bombers and gay-bashers, and also those who want to kill science teachers for telling their kids about evolution.

  • 15 James R. // Mar 14, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Meanwhile one out of three Kentuckians do not have health insurance