Friday, December 04, 2009

New York Lawmakers Reject Same-Sex Marriage

On Wednesday, New York lawmakers rejected a bill — the Marriage Equality Act — that would have made it the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. The New York measure needed 32 votes to pass and failed by a wider-than-expected margin, falling eight votes short in a 38-24 decision by the state Senate. Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) challenged lawmakers to set aside their religious beliefs and vote for the bill. He asked them to remember that once even slavery was legal. "When I walk through these doors, my Bible stays out," Adams said.

"That's the wrong statement," said Sen. Ruben Diaz, a conservative minister from the Bronx, who led the mostly Republican opposition. "You should carry your Bible all the time." [The Associated Press]

2 comments:

Jinx McHue said...

"When I walk through these doors, my Bible stays out."

That really says a lot, doesn't it? One has to wonder what the Founding Fathers would think of such a statement.

mrclm said...

Indeed, a very sad statement. As Christians our worldview is formed and informed by the Bible first and foremost. To say there is a period where we remove that from our lives is to say we live for a period without our heart. I cannot live without that which pumps my blood, just as I cannot remove myself from God's Word.