Same-sex marriage is diversion from Bush's failures

Published: Monday, March 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 10:09 p.m.

Cynthia Tucker's column (Feb. 21) describes how Georgia politicians have been distracted by the "crisis" of same-sex marriage. Instead of attending to budget crises, unemployment, educational problems, etc., they have adopted the same priorities as the Bush administration.

In response, Tucker (and many judges) said, "What harm can possibly come from allowing persons of the same sex to commit themselves to marriage, with all its rewards and sacrifices?"

The same-sex marriage crisis presents a scapegoat to "deliver us" and divert our attention from the national debt that threatens us with bankruptcy. Bush needed a diversion from his failure to create jobs, his failure with health care reform and his failure to find WMDs in Iraq. Then, along came same-sex couples demanding equal rights and a sacrificial lamb appeared in the wilderness.

Even as the President's men attempt to prevent Iraq from forming a theocracy, Bush is plugging along toward a U.S. theocracy. It is based on the biblical authority that supported multiple wives, slavery and death by stoning for numerous "sins" that are now seen as a joke - to name just a few long-gone institutions.

Our nation's founders provided a constitution to assure the tranquility of the people, and they recognized that there is no peace in a nation that denies civil rights based on the moral tenets of a religious faith.

If the Bush administration attempts to amend the Constitution to deny civil rights based on its perception of morality, Bush should be impeached and/or retired from office ASAP.

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