Monday, October 24, 2011

If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the initiative process!

That's what I'M sayin'!

And I'm saying it in reponse to this news from the 9th Circut Court this morning:

A federal appeals court Monday put a temporary hold on a decision to make public the video recordings of the Proposition 8 trial and decided to rule on the matter expeditiously.

A three-member panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a brief order that Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware's ruling this month to release the video recordings may not be enforced pending a decision by the appeals court.

The court set an accelerated schedule for written arguments and a hearing for Dec. 5.
Supporters of same-sex marriage want the recordings made public to show the evidence behind former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling that overturned the 2008 ballot measure, a decision the appeals' court also is reviewing. The historic two-week trial examined the history of marriage and the nature of sexual orientation.

Opponents of gay marriage insist the recordings should remain sealed because of possible harassment of witnesses who testified for the backers of Proposition 8.
Enough already! These are the people who label equal protection for same-sex couples "special rights" and then ask for what amounts to a court-sanctioned closet to hide their support for Prop 8?

Seriously! And given that so many of them are so fond of throwing The Bible around I've got one for them: John 8:32 ... "The truth will set you free."

And here's another one ... The Gospel According to Me: If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the initiative process!


IT said...

Everyone knows who the witnesses were.

They aren't shy, they are all over Youtube on this issue.

Everyone knows what they said.

How can they be possibly at risk for retaliation from the video, when all is already known???

The pro-Prop8 forces only want to keep from the public how very, very weak their case was.


No "probably" about it.

Which is why I have another piece of "traditional Biblical values" for them.

The 9th Commandment. That bearing false witness thing. As in: don't say you're in fear for your life when you're afraid your arguments will be exposed for being as lame as they are.