“Our second great responsibility to our children and grandchildren is to honor and to pass along the values that sustain a free society. So many of my generation, after a long journey, have come home to family and faith, and are determined to bring up responsible, moral children (not homosexuals like Mary Cheney). Government is not the source of these values, but government should never undermine them.
Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges. For the good of families, children, and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage.”
After telling an entire minority class of American gays and lesbians that they’re immoral and basically not aligned with families, children, or society in general, Bush has the gall to segue into the next section of his speech (on medical research) with the sentence…
“Because a society is measured by how it treats the weak and vulnerable…”
And follow it a few moments later with…
“Because one of the deepest values of our country is compassion, we must never turn away from any citizen who feels isolated from the opportunities of America.”
Except, of course, if you’re a homosexual (like Mary Cheney).
(photo not from tonight’s address)