Thursday, November 7, 2013

Same Sex Marriage: The Blowback

Abraham Lincoln, who is known to have shared a bed with at least 11 boys and men during his youth and adulthood, would have been proud. Marriage equality is now the law of the land in the Land of Lincoln.

Haha. Predictably, the first fourth estate is not amused. The McHenryCountyBlog -- the Huffington Post of uneducated and rural Illinois -- points an accusatory finger at one legislator:
Franks Votes for Gay Marriage, Bill Passes
The Northwest Herald -- the New York Times of uneducated and rural Illinois -- could not resist the temptation to pile it on:

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages
One Lake County State Rep -- Barbara Wheeler -- was having none of this legislative gaiety tomfoolery, and told the Northwest Herald ...
she could not support the bill because she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. Wheeler did not participate in the debate on the House floor before voting against the bill. "I'm Catholic, and the message hasn't been more clear to me from my Catholic church, my bishop and my priest that this is something that is not going to be good for our communities," Wheeler said.
Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages
Note to operatives: when times are tough and money is tight and your employer is having trouble making payroll, remember one thing. You can make ends meet by doing freelance work for the Vatican.

By your LakeCountyEye's preliminary tally, every Republican legislator in Lake County voted against the marriage equality bill. Every Republican legislator, with the exception of one -- and his name escapes your LakeCountyEye at the moment.

Another suburban Republican legislator, opposed to the bill, was not about to mince with his words and worries the bill will lead to polygamy. According to the Daily Herald ...
Religion was at the center of the debate, and state Rep. Tom Morrison, a Palatine Republican, argued the approval of same-sex marriage could pave the way to polygamy. "A 'no' vote today simply preserves the current social order, which has served us well for thousands of years," he said.
How Illinois' vote for same-sex marriage unfolded
Your LakeCountyEye couldn't agree with Representative Morrison more. Those marriage customs that were good enough back in Biblical times are still good enough for today:
Many of the Old Testament Prophets and Patriarchs had multiple wives, including Lamech, Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Gideon, Saul, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Elkanah, Ashur, Abijah and Jehoiada. Some interpretations also suggest Moses had a second wife in Tharbis. Other polygamists identified in the Bible include Ahab, Ahasuerus, Ashur, Belshazzar, Benhadad, Caleb, Eliphaz, Ezra, Jehoiachin, Jehoram, Jerahmeel, Joash, Machir, Manasseh, Mered, Nahor, Simeon, and Zedekiah.
Old Testament polygamy
Note to ops: No one ever went broke by making a living at representing (or catering to) uneducated and rural Illinois.


Anonymous said...

"No one ever went broke by making a living at representing (or catering to) uneducated and rural Illinois."

All but 1 Republican in Lake County is a hypocrite catering to the uneducated as a "representative".

The Republicans' game plan in Lake County is to keep 51% of the voters stupid.

Cal Skinner said...

When did the Judeo-Christian tradition settle on monogamy?

Incidentally, ten years ago the traffic count in front of my "rural" home was 6500 per day.

Barney Baxter said...

hi Cal,

If that's what it takes to boost this blog's anemic numbers, it's worth giving a try.