Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Bible is Just a Hand Rest

I cannot find an article that has the quote below (but did not search very hard at work), but whether it is what was truly said or not does not matter. The "quote" is so accurate and amazingly on point:
On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"

Raskin replied: "Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

The room erupted with applause.

Sometimes Bible-thumping politicians need to be reminded to thump the Constitutions they pledged to upheld. Sad, but true.

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