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Patronizing B.S., Part 2.

Jim Burroway

November 6th, 2008

From Exodus International president Alan Chambers:

And, while I am thrilled with the vote in support of keeping marriage the way God intends it, I am truly heavy in heart for the men and women who saw same-sex marriage as an answer to their struggle for acceptance. I do not take any joy in seeing people’s dreams or hearts crushed even if I disagree with them. I pray this morning that the proponents of Arizona’s Prop 102, California’s Prop 8 and Florida’s Amendment 2 celebrate with these broken hearts in mind and with a desire to comfort those who need comfort in the wake of what has to be bitter disappointment. Truly this is what Jesus would do!

This is the same guy who just a year ago characterized these same “brokenhearted people” as following an evil agenda

Exodus International Vice President Randy Thomas’s reaction on his liveblog was much more transparent:

11:37 Randy Thomas: CNN says that Amendment two is still at 62% with 87% of the precincts reporting in.
11:38 Randy Thomas: I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM THE AMENDMENT 2 CAMPAIGN SAYING THAT IT PASSED!
11:39 Randy Thomas: That’s a big wow. I will be honest… this is the second time I have gotten emotional tonight.
11:40 Randy Thomas:

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Willie Hewes
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

He wants to comfort us?

Awww, you poor baby, did someone stick a knife in your back? I’m sorry, I bet that really hurt, too…

I don’t swear a lot, even virtually, but I have no better words.

FUCK you, Alan Chambers.

werdna
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

Not surprising but still disgusting.

Joel
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

Does ex-gay go under the 27% of gays that sided with McCain?

Like werdna, this is definately not that suprising. The only expression that made me say.. WTF… was the ‘omg im so emotional part because gays still dont have equal rights’. Lay off the bible for a while and stop loving god so much, its a burden to those around you. Oh wait… i AM evil, so hurting THAT is a good thing. Congratulations.

Timothy Kincaid
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

Joel,

No. The 27% identifies as gay.

Lynn David
November 7th, 2008 | LINK

I posted this on Chambers’ blog.
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Alan Chambers: And, while I am thrilled with the vote in support of keeping marriage the way God intends it, I am truly heavy in heart for the men and women who saw same-sex marriage as an answer to their struggle for acceptance. I do not take any joy in seeing people’s dreams or hearts crushed even if I disagree with them.

Where do not our most basic of human rights lie if not in the love expressed in our dreams and aspirations? So you have just celebrated the suppression of persons real, human, inalienable rights. But….

Alan Chambers: Finally, and again, I am choosing to see the outcome of this election in a non-hopeless light and with the absolute belief that America is, though possibly hanging by a thread….

SNAP!! Proposition 8 was doomed to fail from the beginning. In an interview in the German magazine Speigel The Republican-appointed CA Supreme Court Justice Ronald George said the following (Via Good As You):

If this amendment to the constitution passes, it would prevent gay people from being married, but it would not remove this protection that we put in our analysis. … We’re saying that if you look at a classification of gay people, you must treat it just as if you are classifying on the basis of the color of their skin or their religion. And that is probably the most important thing in the whole ruling, even though the population’s attention understandably has mostly been on the “M word” of marriage.

Courts will often not comment on amendments offered up for popular vote, often hoping that that vote will simply go the “right way.” But the Court when prompted, and it will be prompted in several suits, will rule on such amendments. George is saying that the only way to rule on Prop 8 is to strike it down as unconstitutional.

Sorry….. you lost (Alan). And just think all that Mormon and Focus on the Family money that went into Prop 8, spent meaninglessly…..

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