Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mormon GOP Lincoln City Council candidate Roy Christensen among those called "too extreme for Lincoln" by Dems

The Democratic Party is certainly right to include Christensen among the three GOP candidates it considers extremists.
     In his response to (at least he filled out the form; fellow Republican Trent Fellers didn't bother), Roy Christensen said:
     All of our political documents have their roots in the Bible. There are those who dispute this and dislike it. This does not change the reality of history. Moral principles must be the basis for political decisions.
     This is both overt crap and implied crap.
     Our most important political document, the Constitution, (deliberately) does not mention the bible.
     It does, however, allude to God, but Christensen probably wouldn't like that allusion, because it's in the Presidential Oath of Office — the part where it says that a president can "affirm" his pledge rather than "swearing" to god. (Don't bother to clue Roy in about that if you know him — he obviously has enough problems dealing with reality.)
     Christensen's implied crap is that the bible — sexist, racist, contradictory and unbothered by slavery — should be the be-all authority for morality of people in civil government, and that he now wants you to empower someone who believes such b.s. (him) to make decisions which affect your life.
     Oh, by the way, Christensen has it in for LGBTs, if you hadn't already guessed. On the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this pandering religious ideologue said:
     I have one wife and she has been with me and I with her faithfully all our adult lives. Marriage and families are the foundation of any society. Any assault on marriage is an assault on our society.
     Who the hell cares if Christensen has one wife and no divorces or 56 wives and 10 divorces like Brigham Young, his fellow Mormon and predecessor in wearing obnoxious religiosity on his sleeve?
     As for DOMA, it is being "assaulted" in the courts by an 83-year-old woman, Edie Windsor, who sued when the US government handed her a $600,000 tax bill upon the death of her spouse, Thea Spyer, that she would not have owed had the federal government recognized her legal marriage.
     That Christensen would call this an "assault" on marriage is beyond self-granted heterosexual supremacist entitlement and beyond contemptible, but far short of honesty or fairness.
      As Ann Landers once said about someone else, Christensen clearly has a clinker in his thinker.
      He shouldn't be allowed by voters to govern in any capacity, not even on a two-bit weed abatement board.
     Older gay Nebraska voters and their families don't need to be reminded what can happen when fervent LDS members aggressively spearhead public policy in the state, but maybe younger voters do.

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