Monday, February 11, 2013

Dem. Senator Says Christians Belong in Monastery

As Colorado Democrats ram through same-sex unions legislation (Senate Bill 11) over voters' objection, and Republicans' attempt to include freedom of religion provisions, openly homosexual bully Sen. Pat Steadman quoted Shakespeare, saying "get thee to a nunnery" and further said that anyone who believes homosexual behavior is sinful should live in confinement.

For background, read Colorado Same-sex Unions Trample Religious Liberty and also read Homosexuals Sue Christians for Refusing Accommodation as well as Oregon: Christian Baker Must Do Lesbian 'Wedding'

And read about the Colorado baker and myriad other Christians sued in states with same-sex unions/marriage laws.

UPDATE 3/22/13: Gov. signs civil unions into law

-- From "Civil Unions Gets Initial Nod In CO Senate" by The Associated Press 2/8/13

Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman sounded emotional at times when he pitched the bill he's sponsoring to his colleagues. Steadman's longtime [homosexual] partner died of cancer last year.

Senate Democrats gave initial approval to the bill Friday, with one Republican joining them. One more vote will send the bill to the House, possibly as soon as next week.

Republicans defeated the measure in the House the last two years. But Democrats now control both chambers and vow speedy approval, seven years after voters banned gay marriage.

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From "Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Second Senate Hurdle; Bill Likely To Become Law" posted at Huffington Post 2/8/13

"What to say to those who claim that religion requires them to discriminate?" Steadman began, Fox31 reported. "I tell you what I’d say: 'get thee to a nunnery, and live there. Go live a monastic life, away from modern society, away from people you can’t see as equals to yourself'."

“Go some place and be as judgmental as you like, go inside your church, establish separate water fountains if you like. But don’t tell me that your free exercise of religion requires the state of Colorado to establish separate water fountains," Steadman said.

Colorado would become the sixth state to support civil unions. Currently, nine states and the District of Columbia give marriage licenses to same-sex couples and three states have pending same-sex marriage laws.

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From "Senate Gives Initial Approval to Civil Unions Legislation" by Bente Birkeland, KUNC National Public Radio (NPR Northern Colorado) 2/8/13

Bill sponsor, Senator Pat Steadman (D-Denver) . . . [said] “Love is all that matters. Two people finding love. Senate Bill 11 is for lovers and the gifts they give to one another. If two people are lucky enough to find each other why should Colorado stand in their way.”

“Every argument I’ve hear in support of this bill has appealed to equal rights for all,” said Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs). “To continue with this bill in a way penalizes citizens who are acting in accordance with strong religious freedoms violates the very nature of the argument for the bill in the first place.”

But Democrats struck down Hill’s proposal calling it unjust and saying it would create the right to discriminate. They also defeated other GOP amendments to weaken the bill. Most Republicans object to civil unions saying they are too similar to marriage and would undermine the traditional family unit.

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From "Colorado Senate gives initial approval to civil unions bill" by Colleen O'Connor, The Denver Post 2/8/13

Intense debate rallied over issues of violation of religious freedom, the will of the people and the ability of adoption agencies to refuse same-sex parents.

Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, argued for an amendment that would have included exemption for religious organizations and businesses that did not want to recognize civil unions, and talked about Religious Freedom Day, which celebrates passage of Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom in Virginia.

"I am a lesbian and in a committed relationship, but you also have the right to make your own decision," [Democrat Sen. Lucia Guzman] said. "I am also here asking you to be a little bit more open, to be able to walk with us on this journey that has taken so long."

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Also read President Obama Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion even though Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity

In addition, read 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.