Dropping all pretense (JDeeth)
Last week, in anticipation of the debate of the last 24 hours, I wrote: "Drop the pretense that this is about anything other than prejudice. Get up on the House floor, say 'I hate fags,' and sit back down. It’ll save us all time and it’ll be more honest."
That's now happened, as the ugly, hateful side of our state emerged.
Mark Doland of Oskaloosa complained that, paraphrasing, 'he pulled his child out of school and is having to pay thousands of dollars to educate his child because somebody at a public school taught his child that it is all right to be gay.'
“Telling people in the medical field that they have to perform services that go against their beliefs? Whose rights are more important? It will filter into all aspects of life, school, medicine. At some point enough is enough. My rights are under siege,” said Karen Mogenhan of Montrose, who apparantly believes her "right" to have her prejudices officially sanctioned by the state is more important than a gay Iowans right to, well, be alive.
Complete article at John Deeth Blog : http://bit.ly/gOPWpS