Minutes after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed her state’s controversial anti-gay, SB 1062 bill, a pre-recorded Hannity show featured a pastor wanting to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for his support of gay marriage. Or, as Sean Hannity quoted from the petition, “trying to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex marriage agenda.”
Rev. William Owens, of the Coalition of African American pastors, told Hannity, “King Obama and King Holder… went against the will of the people” in their support of same-sex marriage. In fact, polls consistently show that a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage.
Hannity, of course, did not correct the falsehood. He seemed to be all ears as Owens went on to suggest that Obama and Holder had somehow hoodwinked the country into its current opinion. “They used their influence of their office to change America,” Owens said.
According to Owens, Obama “purposely lied” when he said, as a U.S. Senate candidate in 2004, he thought marriage was between “a man and a woman.” Owens probably got some Fox bonus points for tying that to President Obama’s “you can keep your doctor” comments about ObamaCare.
Owens continued, “It’s a pattern. It’s a pattern for them to get what they want, when they want it, over the will of the people.” I thought the “they” was President Obama and Holder. But as Owens kept talking, the “they” seemed to switch to gays.
They don’t want equal rights, they want superior rights. They want special rights. They always had the right to do what they want to do. Now, they’re tramping (sic) the religious belief. What about what we believe? What about the religious belief?
And if you notice, all of the discussion, any time the discussion comes up, it’s about money… how it’s gonna affect money. This country’s supposed to be built on morals first, not how much money you get. Companies are going after the governor of Arizona now. And you watch the conversation. It’s all about money. And the gay community bought the president with millions and millions of dollars. I said it then and I’ll say it again. It’s all about the almighty dollar.
Owens is proof, in case you needed any, that just about any guest is welcome on Fox if they are willing to smear President Obama and/or his administration. Credibility is optional.
All the gay community would need to do, is launch a civil rights campaign and call it civil union, caring the same weight the same responsibility and same law as marriage!
The gay community took over the word gay because they did not like the word queer the bastardized that word from its original meaning!
The gay community is about destroying the sanctity of marriage by saying marriage doesn’t mean marriage anymore! Now marriage means with the gay community wants it to mean!
If the gay community really believes in equal rights they would call her union, a civil union! A civil union could carry all of the equal rights of a marriage and they would not need to bastardized the word marriage!
The gays can have all the rights they want, I worked alongside them and call them friend, but why do they have to infringe on my rights by calling it marriage!
And maybe Mr Owens would care to tell us all how he doesn’t take any money for his work. I mean, if “money” is so bad, he must work completely for free, right?
If you want it in blunt terms, she’s trying to use a loophole in Arizona election law to get a third term, which she has a good chance of pulling off. Lot of support for her on that, with the right PR, she could pressure it to be allowed. Not to mention that her resignation to be Secretary of Homeland Security has opened a can of worms on whether or not 2010-2014 can only count as one consecutive term, meaning that she could get it to count as only a 2nd term with a good litigator on her side.
It’s an obscenely complex issue, but the bottom line is that she’s thinking about this in terms of whether or not it will cost her the office, if she can wrangle that run. That’s all she cares about. It really is.
It must take a special type of wingnut teabagger to be elected to the Arizona legislature.
She didn’t veto this for reasons that should be obvious, but for financial reasons in the loss of tourism, business and most importantly, next year’s Super Bowl.
The real victory here is the reaction to this hate from a majority of the country. I think I read 80% of Arizonians wanted this bill vetoed, along with the overwhelming support from our nation, and hopefully it’ll show many on the right to find the courage to stand up to the 20% of the Tea Party types. Unlikely of course, but one can always hope.