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December 8, 2005

gay marriage threatens cheese production, Packer fans

Sad news from back home - the Wisconsin state senate just passed an anti-gay marriage amendment to their state constitution. This is from a state formerly thought of as liberal, the home of Robert LaFollette, the father of soapbox politics (well, and that McCarthy guy, father of shitbox politics). For the most part I usually expect my fellow Cheeseheads to move forward with a practical live-and-let-live attitude, but I guess a righteous storm has been brewing there for some time. Wisconsinites are usually not so judgemental.

But it seems a Wisconsin branch of the Family Research Institute has been stirring up trouble there:

On the weekend a political action group sent 4,000 copies of a seven-minute DVD called "The Battle for Marriage in Wisconsin" to churches across the state.

The DVD was produced by the Family Research Institute of Wisconsin and juxtaposes images of the flag and traditional families with gay couples, suggesting that homosexuality is un-American. The DVD also warns that without an amendment Wisconsin courts could follow the Massachusetts Supreme Court and clear the way for gay marriage here.

Nothing like sending out Nationalist propaganda to strike fear into the hearts of good and righteous Christians everywhere. I recall scapegoating like that in another era, where was it...Germany as I recall?

Miscellania: a complete guide to Jennifers, and Dungeons and Dragons offered as an online class. Are those credits transferrable, or do I need to make my save first?

Posted by jimbo at December 8, 2005 10:28 AM


I wish somebody would 'battle' for the separation of Church and State so we can put an end to this lunacy. I am so glad they struck down that Ten Commandments statue thing and showed people that we are not a theocracy! If only they would really get on the ball!

Posted by: TOS at December 8, 2005 12:30 PM

I believe you should look closer at McCarthy's legacy, He'd have been a complete nut job too if they hadn't found some actual spies. I wish there was a gay agenda so we could have tried to crack this nut of marriage a little slower and not thru the courts but thru an old fashioned tv ad blitz...
Everyone gets their panties in a wad, writes some crappy legislation and than ramrods it thru. In oklahoma they ended up anulling common law marriages and screwed a bunch of poor folk rightously. It's funny too cause their good book says your married when you have sex, not when the state tells you it's okay.

Posted by: Tim at December 9, 2005 7:20 PM