StreetLegalPlay by Kyle Thomas Smith

Congratulations, Ellen and Portia!

Posted in Uncategorized by streetlegalplay on August 17, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi got married!

The ceremony took place in Ellen’s house in California.

I don’t know much about Portia, but Ellen is one of my favorite people in the world. I’m a longtime fine.

I’m so glad she got married – even if her union doesn’t qualify as a marriage in Barack’s (or McCain’s) eyes.

(See my last blog, “Selling Us Down the River, Barack?,” for more about my views on that:

Congratulations, Ellen and Portia!

Selling Us Down the River, Barack?

Posted in Uncategorized by streetlegalplay on August 17, 2008

Tonight, we stayed in and caught some of the Faith Forum on CNN.

There’s Barack, courting votes and racking up applause at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church by pronouncing, “Marriage is between a man and a woman.”

(Remember during the 2004 Vice-Presidential Debates when Barack’s compatriot John Edwards went one better than Barack by saying, “Marriage is between a man and a woman, period.” Almost four years later, at the Democratic primaries, Edwards shuddered as he stated how difficult it was for him to concede even civil unions to gay couples. A few months after that, the lid was blown off just how much Edwards honors the very institution of marriage that he wishes to exclude gays from sharing with his more righteous set.)

Another sell-out sound byte from Barack, “I’m not someone who promotes gay marriage.”

He capped off his defense of civil unions by saying that hospitals should allow gay partners to visit each other “whether I personally agree with it or not.” The “it” is homosexuality – whether or not it’s morally right to be in a same-sex partnership. And, by the tone and context of his statement, he was trying to reassure evangelicals that he doesn’t believe gay relationships are right.

As far as I can tell, Barack, you’re no better than McCain on this issue. Not now, that is. It wasn’t always like this.

I used to love you, but you’ve steadily lost my respect.

You’ve deeply offended me.