Minnesota Rep: How Many Gays Does God Have to Create Before We Accept That He Wants Them Around?

Simon

Check out Representative Steve Simon's (DFL Hopkins/St. Louis Park) amazing speech which got a big round of applause yesterday in the hearings before a House panel on Minnesota's ban on same-sex marriage (which passed on a party line vote).

Asks Simon of the anti-gays in the room:

"Ask yourself, if it's true that sex orientation is innate, is God-given, then what does it mean to the moral force of your argument? To put it in the vernacular, what I would ask is, 'How many more people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around? How many gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether the living of their lives the way they wish as long as they don't harm others is Godly, holy, happy, glorious. thing.' I've answered that for myself. I don't think everyone's answered that for themselves. I'm comfortable with a society and tradition that bends toward justice, fairness, wholeness, openness, compassion..."

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