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Colorado Lawmakers Offer Bible Lessons at Civil Union Debate: VIDEO


Yesterday, Andrew noted the that civil union bill had passed 23-12 with bipartisan support and was on its way to a much more difficult battle starting in the House Judiciary Committee.

COEven though these two Christianist blowhards Senator Scott Renfroe and Senator ‪Kevin Lundberg were there to oppose it, it seems Jesus wanted the bill to pass.

So let's start the day with a prayer. That one day this theocracy works its way out of American politics.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. God hates civil unions. For goodness sakes, people, it says so right in the Bible!

    Posted by: Terry | Apr 27, 2012 8:00:38 AM

  2. Does Freedom of religion mean we are 'free' to not be governed under your bible ? Didn't we leave England to settle in America to escape the tyranny of the church ?

    Posted by: paul | Apr 27, 2012 8:01:19 AM

  3. When will this morons get it through their pea sized brains that this is a secular society and government. They cannot place their religious opinions above the rights of others. Secular laws have nothing to do with theocratic practices.

    Posted by: LiamB | Apr 27, 2012 8:06:10 AM

  4. @paul: i don't really think that's accurate

    Posted by: nico | Apr 27, 2012 8:22:31 AM

  5. My comment above was an extremely lame attempt at sarcasm. Obviously, I suck at the sarcasm thing.

    Posted by: Terry | Apr 27, 2012 8:23:20 AM

  6. I posed a question to both of them, but doubt I will hear back:

    In your testimony against SB 002, you bring up the bible and religion many times. I want to know what your opinion would be of someone getting up there and using the debate from a Muslim view that SB002 should not only be stopped, but that an amendment requiring arranged marriage for woment should be added. Would you be offended that someone got up there, even though they were using faith arguments, because it went against what your faith dictates?

    Now imagine me, who is not of the same faith as you, who believes that gays and lesbians deserve equal treatment under the law. Could you see how I would be upset that you got up there and used your religion as a reasoning to vote against SB 002? You might have your faith, and you are entitled to have your faith...but when your faith dictates what I can do with my life, do you not see that as a form of Christian Sharia Law (known as Canon Law) that you are trying to thrust upon everyone? If you support thrusting your religious laws on everyone, do you also support the ability for a Muslim to try to push Sharia Law on to the citizens of Colorado?

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing your response.

    Posted by: deppy | Apr 27, 2012 8:25:08 AM

  7. Politicians who cram their Bibles up our ass would love to see this become a theocracy.

    Posted by: Joseph | Apr 27, 2012 8:50:25 AM

  8. Please stop debating problems with the bible as a guide. The bible is nothing but a fairy tale book.

    Posted by: Monrob | Apr 27, 2012 9:08:11 AM

  9. I think we were escaping the tyranny of the Crown... kinda funny in retrospect.

    Posted by: chad | Apr 27, 2012 9:13:14 AM

  10. Nico - you are correct i wasn't spot on.The pilgrims left England in 1609 so that they could practice the religion they chose. An English law, the 1559 Act of Uniformity, demanded that all British citizens attend services and follow the traditions of the Church of England. Which sounds ironic if you listen to present day hard line right wing here who sort of think the US should be a solely Christian country. The minute you start linking laws to religion you end up back where you started.

    Posted by: paul | Apr 27, 2012 9:21:21 AM

  11. That man really did just say that the Constitution (unclear if he meant the Colorado one of the US one) only applies to those who are "moral and religious people".

    Wow. Just wow. The blatancy of it all just astounds.

    Posted by: NVAgBoi | Apr 27, 2012 9:55:54 AM

  12. Off course Jesus wants it to pass - He was pro love/equality.

    Posted by: CGD | Apr 27, 2012 9:56:24 AM

  13. All I can say is WTF. Don't we have laws against this sort of thing?

    Posted by: Eric | Apr 27, 2012 10:30:24 AM

  14. Paul-

    "Didn't we leave England to settle in America to escape the tyranny of the church ?

    The short answer is "no". The 'religious freedom' BS is just part of our folk history, a story teachers used to like to tell gullible students.

    I descend from several of Virginia's first families. Most of them predate the Pilgrims in the North. None of them were religious refugees. All of them moved to Virginia to make money.

    Most of the earliest settlers in Virginia were middle class, third sons of noblemen, merchants, etc... The exodus of poor downtrodden British people came later.

    "After a few false starts, on December 20, 1606, the London Company, established by Shakespeare's patron, Henry Wriothesley, 3d earl of Southampton, sent out three ships - Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed - carrying 143 adventurers, most of them, according to the 18th century Virginia writer, William Byrd, "reprobates of good families".
    (Grolier, Inc. 1966)"

    Posted by: David Hearn | Apr 28, 2012 12:10:09 AM

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