Or we can stand on the side of love ...If these guys truly mean all this, then they should be up in arms about this "act of violence" as well:
Hampton Roads Daily Press (dailypress.com)
... even as we celebrate the power of love to transform our lives, even as we strive to walk together in the ways of love, even as we embrace the principle of a universal love that extends to every human life, then we must also recognize the destructive power of violence committed by the acts of legislative proscription against love itself.
Our elected representatives in the General Assembly have committed an act of legislative violence. They have endorsed a proposal to change the Virginia Constitution such that only a union between one man and one woman may ever be a marriage valid in this commonwealth.
When our elected officials declare and define certain ways of being as "less than," as unworthy of acceptance, and so endeavor to shut out whole groups of people from the full benefits of living as citizens of this society, they commit an act of violence. (link)
Accused child predator was hired as coach for Chesapeake T-ball ClassicSo. To coin a phrase: How deep is your love? Many people consider homosexuality and child rape to both be abnormal behavior. You may not. If not, explain how it is you can have your "love" for the former but are willing to accept (probably even demand) the "violence" directed toward the latter. Are child rapists then "lesser forms of being?"
By Vince Kelly, WVEC.com
A former college assistant baseball coach accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl five years ago will stand trial next week on similar charges.
According to 13News partners at the Virginian Pilot, 38-year-old Robert Hoeft is charged with sexual battery of a 16-year-old Chesapeake girl.
The paper also reports that the City of Chesapeake hired Hoeft to coach at the Mayor’s Cup T-ball tournament and didn't know of his past conviction. (link)
What happened to all that love?
Mea Culpa 05/15/06 6:41 pm: A friend emailed to say I'd misrepresented the facts in the second article. The person showcased was accused - but never convicted of anything. A careful reading proves that to be true. I was swept up by the headline and should have paid closer attention to the facts.