As the Grand Junction Sentinel’s Charles Ashby reports:
Allowing gays and lesbians to enter into civil unions is against God’s law, and lawmakers should reject it, some GOP senators said Thursday.
“My prayer as I stand here is for my words of truth to be spoken gracefully and heard with love,” Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, told his fellow senators as they gave final approval to a civil unions law, sending it on to the Colorado House for the second year in a row.
“I truly believe Jesus is a better answer than Senate Bill 2,” [Pols emphasis] he said. “Adopting laws that change our definition of morality will tear the fabric of society. We’re trying to adopt laws that God’s law says is immoral.”
While some senators invoked religious reasons why gays and lesbians shouldn’t have similar rights of heterosexual couples, others said it shouldn’t be allowed because it would diminish traditional marriage between a man and a woman…
Ashby’s report captures some of the mood prior to yesterday’s final Senate passage of Senate Bill 12-002 to create civil unions in Colorado for gay and lesbian couples, but you’ve really got to watch the clips compiled above by Daniel Gonzales of Box Turtle Bulletin. It’s a heady brew of over-the-top religiosity that only Sens. Scott Renfroe and Kevin Lundberg can deliver.
On the upside, it does appear Renfroe got through this without comparing being gay to murder! As embarrassing as this trip to “Senate Well Sunday School” may be, it’s probably useful to remember the fact that it could have, and in fact has been, even worse.