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Published:October 21st, 2008 18:09 EST
Palin Wants To Ban Gay Marriage

Palin Wants To Ban Gay Marriage

By Robert Paul Reyes

"In an interview with CBN`s David Brody, Sarah Palin signaled her support for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, a position that John McCain once described as "antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans."

`I am, in my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that`s where we would go because I don`t support gay marriage,` Palin said.

`I`m not going to be out there judging individuals, sitting in a seat of judgment telling what they can and can`t do, should and should not do, but I certainly can express my own opinion here and take actions that I believe would be best for traditional marriage and that`s casting my votes and speaking up for traditional marriage that, that instrument that it`s the foundation of our society is that strong family and that`s based on that traditional definition of marriage, so I do support that.`"

CBS News/Scott Conroy

Some evangelicals are not content to refrain, or to pretend to refrain, from engaging in activities they consider sins. They want everyone else to be as miserable as they are, trying to live according to draconian and impossible moral standards as outlined in the Bible. "Those heathen next door watch softcore porn on Cinemax" Mr. and Mrs. Born Again fume, as they delight in the latest shenanigans of the Desperate Housewives.

Sarah Palin is one of these frustrated true believers who wants to bring all Americans under the bondage of spiritual fascism. Palin is entitled to her belief that homosexuality is a sin, but she shouldn`t try to impose her moral values on the entire country.

According to the Old Testament it`s a sin to wear fabrics made from more than one kind of material, but that doesn`t stop many fundies from wearing hideous polyester outfits. (Most polyester garments are made from synthetic and natural fibers.) My point is that if you take the Bible literally, just about anything can be construed to be a sin.

Jesus Christ never condemned homosexuality, he focused his attention on the sins of spiritual pride, greed and neglect of the poor and disenfranchised. I`m tired of conservative politicians demonizing homosexuals to rally the Republican base.

Palin isn`t content to "live and let live", she can`t stand the fact that millions of gay couples live happy and fruitful lives without incurring the wrath of God. She wants to take the extraordinary step of codifying discrimination in our most sacred document.

Americans wouldn`t put up with a politician who yearns to codify discrimination against African Americans or Hispanics in the Constitution. We shouldn`t let anyone get away without trying to institutionalize discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Palin claims that she`s not going to tell individuals what they can or can`t do, but that`s exactly what she`s trying to accomplish. She wants to prevent gays and lesbians from enjoying the psychological, spiritual and legal advantages of marriage.

I agree with Palin that traditional marriage is the foundation of our society, so why condemn homosexuals couples to "living in sin"? Gay and lesbians couples should enjoy the blessings of traditional marriages just like every other American.

Everyone, gay and straight, should reject Palin`s support of a constitutional ban on gay marriage by voting for the Obama/Biden ticket.