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Friday, September 08, 2006

"God's words are very clear on what marriage is."

Or so believes Julaine Appling, the prime mover behind support for the antigaymarriageandcivilunions amendment, according to Cory Liebmann at OWN:
Another thing said by Appling in La Crosse also reveals another true motivation for this amendment. She reportedly told the church that "God's words are very clear on what marriage is." So why is she only saying that in churches? Why doesn't she start running commercials making statements like that? Because in public she is pretending that the core reason for this amendment is societal in nature, when it is really one of personal religious belief. The day that we start putting anyone's personal religious views into the state constitution, we endanger our very form of government.
But what Cory doesn't understand is that, indeed, the Bible is as clear as can be:
King Solomon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh (Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites), from nations with which the LORD had forbidden the Israelites to intermarry, "because," he said, "they will turn your hearts to their gods." But Solomon fell in love with them. He had seven hundred wives of princely rank and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart.
Clearly, at least a few hundred wives per man is okay; any more than that and good religious men might go heathen.

I want an amendment about that.

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