Bigotry played a trump card this morning in Wilmington

This morning our Sunday Newspaper carried a full page advertisement...a full page black and white profile picture of a sincere, dignified-looking, white-maned Billy Graham accompanied by the following text:

At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage. The Bible is clear--God's definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage Amendment on Tuesday, May 8.

God Bless you as you vote,
BillY Graham
Montreat, N.C.
(Paid For by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

My thoughts are as follows:

If this Amendment passes, not only will North Carolina citizens publicly display amazing bigotry to the rest of the world, it will prove that the first Republican controlled legislature in 100 years is nothing but a nest of vipers hell bent on destroying all the progress made in this country in the past 100 years. I suspect many businesses and individuals will finally realize "elsewhere" is a more desirable place to live, work, or create jobs. Buh-bye, North Carolina.

And, Billy Graham has, like many of his ilk, today cemented himself among the ranks of those famously described by Christopher Hitchens as...

"if he'd had an enema before he died, he could have been buried in a match box."

Finally, to my knowledge, God herself never wrote one word of the Bible.
I hope this Amendment fails. I hope Billy Graham gets his comeuppance somewhere, somehow. I hope North Carolinians are better than the political "conservatives" promoting this garbage.

Also posted at Kos.


The Christian Taliban

This whole amendment is (1) a distraction and (2) designed as pay back to the christian taliban in NC. And, so we have all leaped backwards through our apex and tumbled about fighting this thing. But the smug evangelicals will think that they have been paid in the coin of their realms. What frauds.