Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Are children at risk in Republican homes? (paca)

I know I am a couple days behind on this in the blogosphere, but I love it nonetheless. Following a bill in the Ohio legislature to ban any adoption into a household with a gay, bi, or trans member, a wonderful Ohio legislator introduced a companion bill to bar Republican households from having children. The bill came complete with bogus reasons, just like the first one:

"To further lampoon Hood’s bill, Hagan wrote in his mock proposal that 'credible research' shows that adopted children raised in Republican households are more at risk for developing 'emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos, and alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask their insecurities.'"

The bill's author freely admits that there is no scientific basis whatsoever for his bill, but then neither is there any for the first one that is being taken seriously. If you follow the link here and above, read the comments as well, they get pretty funny near the end, when they move into the debate over whether or not Republicanism is a lifestyle choice or biological. There are repeated calls to cure the sad souls as well.

Actually, during the gay marriage debate of 2004, I wanted to find out what color hair Frist's wife had and then introduce legislation banning the marriage of people with said hair color. And no dyeing please. No one is fooled by that.

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