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Re: Bush Renews Call for Federal Anti-Gay Amendment

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  • gary_davis31533
    bush is a moron to start off with he is causing great divisions to form in this country hopefully in 2006 his backers in the congress and senate will be
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 22, 2005
      bush is a moron to start off with he is causing great divisions to
      form in this country hopefully in 2006 his backers in the congress
      and senate will be replaced with fair minded people,also check out
      qtelevision.com a new channel that looks very good-- In
      gaykingdom@yahoogroups.com, "Jon" <jon_matlick@y...> wrote:
      > Bush Renews Call for Federal Anti-Gay Amendment
      > by Paul Johnson 365Gay.com Washington Bureau Chief
      > Posted: June 21, 2005 5:00 pm ET
      > (Nashville, Tennessee) President Bush called on Congress Tuesday to
      > pick up the pace and pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex
      > marriage.
      > Addressing 11-thousand delegates at the annual Southern Baptist
      > Convention in Nashville, Bush praised the denomination for its
      > "family values" and support for the amendment.
      > "Building a more compassionate society starts with preserving the
      > source of compassion - the family," Bush told the convention.
      > "Strong families teach children to live moral lives and help us pass
      > down the values that define a caring society. And Southern Baptists
      > are practicing compassion by defending the family and the sacred
      > institution of marriage. Because marriage is a sacred institution
      > the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by local
      > officials and activist judges. For the good of families, children,
      > society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the
      > institution of marriage."
      > A proposed amendment failed last year in Congress, but was
      > reintroduced this year. (story)
      > Bush also chastised Democrats for attempting to hold up Bush's
      > judicial nominees.
      > "And for the good of our legal system, I will also continue to
      > nominate federal judges who faithfully interpret the law and do not
      > legislate from the bench," the President said.
      > "Every judicial nominee deserves an up or down vote on the floor of
      > the United States Senate, and I thank you for your strong support of
      > the fair-minded jurists I have named to the federal courts."
      > Bush also told the convention he wants legislation that would allow
      > faith-based groups that receive federal money to be able to restrict
      > workers to those only who adhere to the tenants of that faith. Such
      > proposal would allow groups to fire gays from jobs such as soup
      > kitchens, HIV/AIDS outreach programs, or thrift stores that are run
      > churches.
      > "Because faith-based groups should never have to forfeit their
      > religious liberty to get federal dollars - and that's an important
      > concept -- we want your help, we want your love, but at the same
      > you do not have to forget the mission of faith or ignore the mission
      > of faith that calls you to action in the first place."
      > It was the fourth time the president has addressed the convention,
      > which boasts more than 16-million members and more than 43-thousand
      > churches.
      > The conservative Southern Baptists heavily supported the president
      > last year's election.
      > Among the motions to be discussed at this week's convention is one
      > urging members to take their children out of schools deemed too
      > tolerant of homosexuality. (story)
      > ©365Gay.com 2005
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