Thursday, March 26, 2009

Amen, brother Part II

“I would like to remind those legislators who took their oath of office with their hand on the Bible, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution; you did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

The above quote was from Brad Peacock (pictured), speaking in favour of a proposed marriage equality law before a Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee hearing recently. He clearly states a simple fact that all American elected officials ought to always have in mind as they do the people’s business. Religion ought not to have anything to do with this issue.

Not surprisingly, the Republican Governor of Vermont today pledged to veto the marriage equality law when it reaches his desk, though he expects the state legislature to override his veto.


d said...

Ooohhh! That is such a great quote!

Arthur Schenck said...

I love this quote, obviously, because the sentiment is one we don't hear in American politics, and we definitely should. I have no idea if it's original or not, but I give credit to where I got it from either way.

Nate said...

Wow, I went to high school with Brad. I had no idea he had taken such a strong stance on these issues. Rock on, Brad!