So says the same guy who once said this:
“I’m not saying this (homosexuality) is the only sin that’s out there,” said Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley. “We have murder. We have all sorts of sin. We have adultery. And we don’t make laws making those legal, and we would never think to make murder legal.”
“Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter should have called out the National Guard to “take away everybody out there’s medical marijuana card that had a card.”
“”Homosexuality is seen as a violation of this natural creative order, and it is an offense to God,” Renfroe said. ” When we create laws that go against what biblically we are supposed to stand for, I think we are allowing to go forward a sin that should not be treated by government as something that is legal. We are taking sins and making them legally OK.”
But again, according to Renfroe, he’s just your average guy who reflects and faithfully serves Greeley and Weld County.
His Republican primary opponent, Ken Storck begs to differ. In fact, he thinks Renfroe might be a tad out of touch with 21st century voters and with his own party.
Storck said his message is gaining traction with voters.
“People, I think are recognizing that I’m a moderate and that perhaps some of Mr. Renfroe’s views are a bit extreme,” he said.
Storck’s current fundraising appears to be lending some credence to his theory.
Less than $300 currently separates the political newcomer from State Senator Scott Renfroe in the primary race for Senate District 13.
From April 26 to May 26, Storck raised $865 and has $9,537.13 on hand. In the same time period, Renfroe raised $950 and had $9,824.32 on hand at the end of the period.
According to Storck’s website, Storck is the longest serving deputy district attorney in the history of Weld County. His local ties run deep. A graduate of UNC, Storck returned to Colorado to serve as a Weld County prosecutor, while heavily investing his time and energy into local community service.
Currently, Ken is teaching for Greeley/Evans School District Six. His primary place of teaching is at the Platte Valley Youth Services Center where he has had direct contact with students involved in gang issues. Ken has concluded from his experiences that early education and family involvement is the key to the prevention of lifestyles of crime.
Ken has served on the KUNC Advisory Board and has participated in Partners Superstars. He has also been involved with community theater and the Kiwanis Club. Internationally, Ken has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, building homes in Guatemala, and for Global Volunteers at The Glencree Center for Peace and Reconciliation in County Wicklow, Ireland. Ken had the opportunity to observe the reconciliation process between Catholics and Protestants, and former combatants and victims. He learned that even the toughest of issues can be resolved by people reaching out and talking to one another.
Which is the mainstream Republican and which is the whack job? Do you really need a poll to figure that one out? And is it the wrong year and the wrong environment to be a sane Republican in the Party of Hell No?
UPDATE: Let’s keep this short and sweet–I’m an idiot. Storck is a Democrat. Well, go donate to him. I still hate Renfroe.