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VT Lawmaker’s Family Threatened Over Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Jim Burroway

November 20th, 2008

Vermont Senate Majority Leader John Campbell (D-Windsor) announced that when the state legislature convenes in January, he plans to introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. That prompted a St. Albans woman to call the state house and threaten to blow up Sen. Campbell’s home.

Officer Dale Manning, who took the call, says that police do not take threats like this lightly and are investigating. The caller did not identify herself.

Sen. Campbell characterized the call as disturbing, saying, “This wasn’t directed just at me, but at my family, which is quite unfortunate.”

On July 1, 2000, Vermont became the first state in the union to offer civil unions.

Update: Vermont’s Republican Governor Jim Douglas has announced that he will oppose the proposed legislation allowing same-sex marriages. Since Sen. Campbell said the governor’s support is vital to ensure success with fellow lawmakers, this announcement is likely to kill the measure.

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Buffy
November 21st, 2008 | LINK

Can you feel the “moral values” and “pro-family” love just seeping out of them? Now pardon me while I go vomit.

Kelli Busey
November 21st, 2008 | LINK

I commend Senator Campbell for his vision and courage. Thank you.

werdna
November 21st, 2008 | LINK

“We had to destroy the family to save it.”

Tara TASW
November 21st, 2008 | LINK

Who would Jesus terrorize?

Eddie89
November 21st, 2008 | LINK

Perhaps this woman is a member of the “Army of God” and is simply obeying the edicts issued by her religion’s high command.

No, not peace loving Yeshua “high command”, but the “men” placed in high places of authority by the other “men” within her religion. I.E. Pope, Bishops, Quorum of the Twelve etc.

So, it seems that Vermont is now the latest victim of religious intolerance. If her religion tells her it’s OK to blow up a sinner’s house, then the law should not get in the way.

Right?

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