Unite the Fight earlier reported on the battle brewing in New York over Gov. David Paterson's same-sex marriage legislation he introduced last week.
Well, more has happened since.
The battle brewing piece mentioned that staunch same-sex marriage opponent, Sen. Ruben Diaz, plans on holding a massive rally in May, gathering his right wing allies in a major protest against the governor and his proposed legislation. The evangelical pastor and senator has called for the ouster of the governor.
“We evangelical Christians just ended our holy week, and the Catholics are receiving their leaders this week,” Mr. Díaz remarked on the timing of the Gov. Paterson's announcement. “He doesn’t even give him a chance to come to the city, and boom that’s the first thing that Archbishop Dolan is confronted with.”
The Roman Catholic Archbishop Dolan was newly ordained for New York the day before the governor's announcement.
Paterson responded the following day, "I didn't know he was convening Christ's Army, because I thought I was a member of it, and I'm in favor of gay marriage."
Sen. Diaz wasn't satisfied with just last. Diaz links New York City Mayor Bloomberg's tolerance of gay couples with his treatment of disabled reporter Michael Harris, whose tape recorder started playing music during Governor Paterson's same-sex marriage press conference and provoked the Mayor's temper.
"It is a shame to see all those elected officials standing by Mayor Bloomberg's side claiming 'civil rights' for homosexuals to marry," rails Diaz, "and at the same time keeping quiet and allowing Mayor Bloomberg to publicly violate the civil rights of a wheel-chair bound reporter."
"It is a shame see how all of them remained mute while the billionaire-master abuses and humiliates Michael Harris, a physically challenged and wheel-chair bound reporter from The Examiner who was trying to earn a living." said Diaz. "I hate to believe that all of those elected officials believe that the primacy of the entitlement of homosexuals to marry supercedes the very basic rights of the wheel-chair bound and physically challenged not to be humiliated in public."
The mayor has since apologized.
Former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is now fanning the flames by voicing his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Yes, that Rudy Giuliani. The one who's been married three times and cheats on his wives. The one who brings marital scandal into his work place.
According to the New York Post, he "is declaring war on gay marriage." They quote him as saying, "Marriage, I believe, both traditionally and legally, has always been between a man and a woman and should remain between a man and woman."
I find it rather hard to take this guy serious while he's casting judgments on what he thinks marriage is when obviously, after three marriages of his own, he has yet to figure it out for himself.
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