A Helper Suitable for Him

So disgusted.

And embarassed.

Gah.

Go listen, I’ll wait.

Clearly Senator Renfroe did not attend the same oration classes our President did. My goodness. My dearly departed Speech Coach in high school would have had her hands full with his stammering and what-I-mean-to-says. Spit it out already man: You’re a hate monger.

Mr Renfroe does represent a more conservative part of our state. But not the the most conservative. Greeley is a nice sized college town located in northern Colorado. It’s a ranch town. It’s predominitly White (80.4%), has a lot of families (>25% of the population is under 18), only a quarter of the adult population have college degrees. Fine. It’s conservative. That does not give Senator Renfroe the right to stand on the Senate floor and say that a) I was put on the planet to help my husband and give him children ONLY and b) align gays & lesbians with murderers.

Gah.

I went looking for the Golden Rule because I too can quote scripture. Instead I came across an article from a debate in Sept 2007 where each of the Democratic candidates was asked their favorite bible verse. Now Veep Biden had an answer that I think refers to Senator Renfroe

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.: “Christ’s warning of the Pharisees. There are many Pharisees, and it’s part of what has bankrupted some people’s view about religion. And I worry about the Pharisees.”

Granted, I had to look up Pharisees. Jesus said they are like

whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

I think Biden was warning us of Senator Renfroe. Jesus too. Thank you jeebus!

And if your knickers are knotted, go here and tell Senator Renfroe what you think of his hate speech.

10 smart people left their mark:

  1. melissaz, 25. February 2009, 21:58

    Ugh.

    But I feel comforted that not all the wackos live in Texas…

     
  2. pamela, 25. February 2009, 23:00

    I can’t even listen to this. This is not what Jesus had in mind. What an asshole.

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  3. pamela, 25. February 2009, 23:00

    Oops, do Christians not say asshole? Sorry.

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  4. Mountain Lover, 26. February 2009, 7:22

    Well, if it’s not a business, and it can’t give you money, why should it have rights? I mean, really!

    And I’m *so* glad that this jerk takes something literally that was written for poor Jewish peasants back in the day. And that we have a Christian rep who is clinging to the Old Testament like Jebus never came and made it so he doesn’t have to. I sure hope to hell that he stones people for stealing sheep and whatnot. Why not toss our current laws entirely and go back to that code of ethics? He wouldn’t last one day before someone heaved a huge rock at his head!

    Oh- and “adultery” is illegal. Um. What rock are you living under, douchebag?

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  5. Beth Partin, 26. February 2009, 10:55

    The Denver Post had an editorial today about how the Republicans have to get rid of the crazies. Amen.

     
  6. Lynn, 26. February 2009, 12:34

    I honestly couldn’t listen. He speakes horribly.

    But I did pull this, written by Thomas Jefferson.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

     
  7. Lynn, 26. February 2009, 12:36

    Another good one:

    In America, no other distinction between man and man had ever been known but that of persons in office exercising powers by authority of the laws, and private individuals. Among these last, the poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest millionaire, and generally on a more favored one whenever their rights seem to jar.
    – Thomas Jefferson, Answers to de Meusnier Questions, 1786.

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  8. Tracie, 26. February 2009, 17:52

    I am tired of people like Renfroe! Tired of listening to him! He is an ASS! I have a few ideas what his purpose on this planet might be…

    Tracies last blog post..I can’t believe…

     
  9. Halimah, 28. February 2009, 6:18

    I am thanking the Goddess for my reps ~ Sanders, Leahy and Welch.

     
  10. Halimah, 28. February 2009, 6:19

    Oh ~ The Minion and I watched Bill Maher’s “Religuous” last night ~ it was great.

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