4/25/2005

Filibuster News not in the MSM

You won’t hear this in the NY Times or on CNN.

During the broadcast of “Justice Sunday” that was televised to churchgoers across the country to try to convince them to pressure Senators to vote to destroy the filibuster, several people spoke, including TN Senator Bill Frist. While Frist, keeping his eyes on a presidential ’08 bid, decided to play more middle of the road, others went directly for the throat of their adversaries.

Sunday's telecast was organized by the Family Research Council and featured, along with Frist, a number of groups at the forefront of the battle to get a Federal Marriage Amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

"It is telling that Senator Frist regularly appears at Family Research Council functions, but refuses to meet with gay families regarding his extreme Senate agenda," said Eric Stern, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director.

One of the speakers, Catholic League President Bill Donahue, took the stage during the telecast, and proceeded to laughingly mock gay families. Specifically, Donahue claimed that support of marriage equality "is a notion that belongs in an asylum."
The comment drew wide laughter and applause from the audience at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky where the broadcast originated.

During the broadcast, organizers devoted much of their time urging the confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Although her nomination was rejected by the Senate in 2003, President Bush renominated her earlier this year.

In 2003, Brown was the only justice on the California Supreme Court to rule against recognizing the right of gay Californians to legally adopt their children. Brown argued that allowing a gay parent to legally adopt the biological child of their partner "trivializes family bonds."

http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/04/042505dems.htm

I don’t recall mockery and ridicule being mentioned in the red writing in Mark, Matthew, John, or Luke.

1 Comments:

At 08:36, Blogger jenny said...

Keep up the great work, Callie. I love your posts! Jen

 

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