I left a comment at Iowa Independent re: the Iowa GOP’s coming agenda:
Iowa GOP ready to push hard on social issues in 2011, by Tyler Kingkade : http://iowaindependent.com/49776/iowa-gop-ready-to-push-hard-on-social-issues-in-2011
Legislation to end or curb same-sex marriage and abortion is beginning to take shape as the Iowa General Assembly prepares for a busy 2011 session. The non-partisan Legislative Services Agency is reported to be handling about 650 bill requests from current and soon-to-be members of the legislature, as well as 150 from state agencies, and many aim to start debate on contentious social issues
So much hate from the GOP. It’s homophobic, religious intolerance that drives their agenda. It’s the same beliefs that drive jihads, the Crusades, and the Inquisition. That is: you must act according to their religious beliefs or be persecuted.
These people need to reflect on the key, and first, freedom of America: From the 1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof […]”. That means, in no uncertain terms, that America is not a conservative Christian nation where Christian religious beliefs are our laws.
Homosexuals can get married in Iowa because they are people protected by Iowa’s and America’s freedoms. The unconstitutional homophobic law enacted to prevent same-sex marriage was rightly and unanimously overturned by Iowa’s Supreme Court. New laws aimed at chipping away at gay rights will again be overturned.
Here is what I propose: Conservative Christians should move to another country where Christianity is already the official religion. I’d suggest France where Catholicism is the official religion but the GOP’s Protestant Christians wouldn’t find life under Catholic rule all that comfortable. Plus the GOP keeps telling us that the French are gay. How about the Netherlands? That’s Protestant, but of course they are the kind of Protestants who like socialist programs.
OK, so maybe we should go back and look at the pre-Civil War boundary lines. The GOP can have all the states that used to be slave states, but without the slavery. Pretty much most of the red states except Utah. (Since the GOP hasn’t made up its mind whether Mormons are Christians, I assume the GOP would want to leave Utah in America.)
Then the rest of America can enjoy our American freedoms in peace, protected from the GOP’s theocratic tyranny.