Shorter Sen. Renfroe: "My god says gayness is just as icky as murder and adultery, therefore I want to make it illegal for everyone, no matter whether you worship my god or not." Full transcript and
Thank you, Madame Chair. Members, I also come down here to oppose this bill. When we look at some of the declarations in the bill, some of the arguments used here to do this, I guess, number one is that there are employers that offer this are at a competitive advantage over those employers that do not offer such benefits. And number one, employers, that's the private sector, and I believe in that choice, and the private sector should be allowed to do that, and businesses should have that opportunity to choose how they run their business and what they want to do. The state, on the other hand, we are here to represent the people of Colorado and do the State's business. And like Senator (somebody) said, the state did actually speak almost directly to this isue two years ago, and in the last three years we've had bills that contradict what the people of the state of Colorado voted on directly in 2006. So with that, I think that part of the declaration should be considered in that what the will of the people was.
And for me, personally...I guess I oppose this bill because of what the vote of the people was. And then I also oppose this bill because of what my personal beliefs are. And I think that what our country was founded upon was those beliefs, also. You know that in the beginning, God created our earth and the structure for creation, when you have God, you have the Son, and then you have the Holy Spirit. You have that trinity. You also have that same trinity, which is in my opinion a mimic-over to what we have within the family. You have the father - the husband - you have the wife, and then you have the children. And I think when you look at that scenario, that is what we were created for, and I think that's what the Bible says. Through the whole beginning of creation, it talks about how we, how things were created, and that it was good, it was good, it was good. It says over and over that it was good. Then we get to verse 18 in Genesis 2: The Lord God said it is not good for man to be alone. And so he made him a helper suitable for him, and that was woman. And then if you go on, it talks about that, God blessed them, and said then be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds, over the sky, over every living thing that moves on the earth. And then in Genesis 9, he said to Noah again, be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. And i think that that goes back to this whole picture of family, which God created us for, and we need to honor that.
Homosexuality is seen as a violation of this natural created order, and it is an offense to God, the creator who created men and women, male and female, for procreation. Leviticus 18:22 says: You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a female, it is an abomination. Leviticus 20:13 says: If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act, and they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltness is upon them.
In Romans 1:18, So the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteous men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. And that's what we're doing here. We're suppressing the truth. The truth is what the family was created for in the beginning. That is, a husband, a wife, and children. And that is why were are here, and this goes against that. And this is just a continuation of the detraction of the family.
And what I...I say all that to back up my beliefs in where we're going with this. I believe government is here, we are here to create the laws of our land. And when we create laws that goes against what Biblically we are supposed to stand for, I think we are agreeing or allowing to go forward a sin which should not be treated by government as something that is legal. And that is what we are going to do with this, and what we have done in the past, we are taking sins and making them to be legally okay, and that is wrong. That is an abomination according to Scripture. And I'm not saying that this is the only sin that's out there, obviously we have sin, we have murder, we have, we have, um, we have all sorts of sins, we have adultery, and we don't make laws making those legal, and we would never think to make murder legal. But what I'm saying that for, is that all sin is equal. That sin there is as equal to any other sin that's in the Bible, to having wandering eyes, to coveting your neighbor's things. Whatever you do, that sin is equal and it can be forgiven because of that.
So with that, I think I need to go back and say that I stand in my belief that this is wrong, and we should not condone it as a government, and I think that the verses that I quoted you in Leviticus back that up in a strong way, and I ask you to vote no on this bill.
Seriously? This guy considers it A-O-fucking-K to stand up in a body of representatives elected by a diverse population of constituents worshiping many different religions, and base his entire fucking argument on a passage from his holy book that says gay people should be put to death for the blood-guilt of their terrible gay ways? What century are we in, again? This is 2009, is it not?
And yet, in the year 2009, this man flat-out declares his support for defining what should be legal and illegal by the specific Christian concept of sins. What's up next, then? A ban on shellfish? Restricting textile manufacturers from producing mixed-fiber fabrics? Stoning as a sentencing option? Shit, if you're gonna create your government to be in line with one particular religion, you might as well go all the way. I'm sure there are many people better-versed in the peculiarities of Old Testament law than I am who could provide even more absurd examples of the kinds of laws we might be subjected to under this fuckmonkey's guidance.
Honestly, I'm just floored that he said all this as if it were perfectly normal to assume that your religion is the One Twue Religion and that it is entirely legitimate to apply the rules of that religion to everyone, no matter what their religious beliefs might be. Seriously, what part of his brain was this guy using? I'm inclined to think none of it.
And if the religious angle isn't enough to infuriate you: He compared homosexuality to murder with a straight fucking face. Enough said.