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Four Democrats Align with Anti-Gay GOP Forces in Iowa

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Despite the fact that both the Senate and the House in Iowa failed in attempts to bring a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage up for a vote last week, four Democratic state senators have since signed on with anti-gay forces, the Iowa Independent reports:

Iowa  "Four Democratic state senators — Dennis Black of Grinnell, Keith Kreiman of Bloomfield, Rich Olive of Story City and Joe Seng of Davenport — broke with their party and signed on to a Republican petition to force a vote on same-sex marriage."

The measure is technically dead (until 2014, the AP reported),though the paper warns:

"...it could still remain an issue if Republicans go down a similar path as they did in the closing weeks of the 2009 legislative session. House Republicans made numerous attempts to tack a constitutional amendment on to other bills last year."

EnglishStill, this is the kind of religious extremism these Democrats have aligned themselves with:

Bryan English, a spokesman for the conservative group Iowa Family Policy Center, said Democratic leadership who are blocking a vote on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage will suffer the consequences, both electorally this fall and in the afterlife. 'Anyone who has read the Bible knows that while individual battles will continue, the ultimate outcome of the spiritual war was settled long ago by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,' he said in a statement. 'When the current political debate over marriage is viewed through the lens of eternity, politicians like Mike Gronstal and [Senate President] Jack Kibbie need to understand that they’ve already lost.'"

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  1. These assholes are quickly forming my argument for atheism.

    Jesus hates me, this I know, for their bible tells me so,
    Little ones to him belong,
    they are weak while he is strong.

    Hate Jesus, hate me,
    hate Jesus, hate me,
    Hate Jesus, hate me,
    The Bible said it's so.

    Happy fucking Monday.

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Feb 15, 2010 10:57:25 AM


  2. With friends like these...

    Posted by: Alexander | Feb 15, 2010 10:57:33 AM


  3. @FIZZIEKRUNTNT yep, I think that's how a lot of us have felt.

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 15, 2010 11:03:59 AM


  4. Hopefully, the Dems in Iowa will slate progressive candidates and get rid of these jokers.

    Posted by: jimmy | Feb 15, 2010 11:37:48 AM


  5. Why are these people so obsessed with SSM?!
    Makes you wonder!

    Posted by: Dan | Feb 15, 2010 11:56:58 AM


  6. English looks like he just pulled a cock out of his mouth.

    Posted by: Coco | Feb 15, 2010 11:59:25 AM


  7. All the more reason to sign this petition! http://site.equalitywanted.com/

    Posted by: Eric | Feb 15, 2010 12:05:06 PM


  8. I have a question for Mr. English:

    If we've already lost, why do you keep fighting?

    Posted by: Jeffy | Feb 15, 2010 12:28:02 PM


  9. The DNC should cut these bastard’s campaign funding. I’m no fan of the GOP, but at least they largely stay unified on their talking points (no matter how misguided they may be).

    If you are a Dem, you damn sure better be for LGBT rights or you’re off the payroll.

    Posted by: ichabod | Feb 15, 2010 12:35:08 PM


  10. ugh...these people are scary looking. I am glad I don't have kids...the world has really gone bonkers!!

    Posted by: Paul | Feb 15, 2010 1:25:42 PM


  11. The funny thing is that they are fomenting all of this fear using the baseless tactic that white, christian fundamentalists are being oppressed (by us). Just like Henry Ford said "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black," we are free to pursue happiness in any manner we like as long as it is through christian fundamentalism.

    Posted by: Bryan | Feb 15, 2010 1:51:41 PM


  12. We Dems should cut them off from funding. We absolutely need to start taking a page from the RepubliBan playbook.

    Posted by: DEREK WASHINGTON | Feb 15, 2010 2:47:21 PM


  13. Are any of them under 60??? lol

    Posted by: CB | Feb 15, 2010 6:43:29 PM


  14. That's not a pic of English it's Vander Plots, I think. Yet same breed of ignorant biggot

    Posted by: Alyn | Feb 15, 2010 8:06:42 PM


  15. Why is it so hard to keep Church & State separate in this issue!?!? I do not believe in your religion so why should you use your religion to dictate my laws? Where the hell are the representative that protect my belief to not believe in religion?

    Posted by: Tony | Feb 15, 2010 8:56:43 PM


  16. Yep, nothing like white men of a certain age deciding what rights other people should and shouldn't have. Mmm-hmm, "liberty and justice for all." Right.

    Posted by: Dback | Feb 15, 2010 9:05:51 PM


  17. Derek Washington says "We Dems should cut them off from funding."

    Why stop there Derek?

    Obama sabotaged the preservation of same sex marriage in California in 2008 when he
    said "gawd's in the mix." He's a right centrist religious bigot.

    So are Kaine and Leah Daughtry, titular and real head of the DNC. Daughtry is an ordained pentecostal minister in the same cult as Jimmy Swaggart who opposes SSM and reproductive choice.

    And so is Joshua Dubois, who got Obama in bed with nortorious bigots McClurkin. Dubois is also an ordained pentecostal bigot who runs the White House office for faith based bribes of anti-SSM pulpit pimps.

    And the list goes on and on. Why did you omit those other Democrat bigots and just concentrate on a few dopes in Iowa?

    "We absolutely need to start taking a page from the RepubliBan playbook."

    Sorry Derek, that happened decades ago. Maybe you were sleeping.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Feb 16, 2010 2:23:33 AM


  18. @Coco: I think he looks like he's still deciding whether or not he's going to swallow.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 16, 2010 1:31:48 PM


  19. Democrats = always willing to stab the lgbt community in the back. FUCK THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ITS WORSHIPPERS!

    Posted by: Norm D Plume | Feb 16, 2010 8:19:23 PM


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