Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bearing False Witness

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
--Exodus 20:16
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: [#6] a false witness who breathes out lies.
--Proverbs 6:16,19a

Tony Perkins of the Family "Research" Council:

  1. Federal challenge to state law is entirely legal, legitimate, and provided for in the constitution.
  2. The judge who presided over the Prop 8 federal trial did anything but "throw out" all the opposing evidence in the Prop 8 trial. Exhibit 1: the proponents entered into evidence depositions given by opposing witnesses and even called one of the opposing witnesses to the stand. Exhibit 2: I've read the decision--and I encourage you to read it too--and the judge specifically cites opposition testimony. Why? Because the opposition testimony supported the plaintiffs' case.
  3. Judicial review is a constitutionally established check by one co-equal brand of government (the judicial branch) on another (the legislative branch). It is an example of our democracy functioning as designed, not a threat to our democracy.
  4. It is dishonest to take one line from the 138-page Prop 8 ruling out of context and use it to misrepresent the larger ruling. It is fear-mongering to say that the 14th amendment will now trump the 1st.


Pomoprophet said...

don't be silly Joe, those parts of the Bible don't apply... its only the ones condemning homosexuality as an abomination that are applicable here!

D.J. Free! said...

That's infuriating. And what's more disturbing is that there's an audience full of idiots there who don't see a shred of irony in claims (which are false to begin with, mind you) such as "everything you believe in will be invalidated by the government!", as if them imposing their will doesn't do the same to their opponents :-/

Lord, help us!