News for Washingtonians (and a Prayer Request and Praise Report)

A reader writes:

Although the report to which I link is full of the usual pro-SSM condescension, Washington state Sen. Sharon Brown’s Senate Bill 5927 looks like EXACTLY the legislative response to the march of SSM through the institutions that I have been hoping for–and right in your home state! Worth rallying the troops for, sez me.

PS: I have a big job interview coming up Monday. Your prayers would be most appreciated.

Father, hear our prayer for the protection of marriage and the family here in Washington and for my reader, that he may get this job. Holy Family, pray for us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Also, another reader writes:

A couple of weeks ago, I sent the prayer request below. I wanted you to know that the results of the surgery were as good as possible. There is no sign that the sarcoma had spread. Thanks be to God.

Indeed! Thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ!

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  • Laura B.

    Do you have any idea if it would also protect people from, say, renting to a non-married couple who were opposite sexes? That’s one reason I would not want to own rental property, for instance. See–I’m equal opportunity…

    • S. Murphy

      Everybody needs a place to live, though. And everybody is going to commit some sin or other within the walls of their own dwelling, whether they rent or own. Personally, I wouldn’t want to deny people housing, unless they were engaging in criminal behavior on my property, or otherwise making themselves intolerable neighbors.

  • Kenneth

    “…..I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”

    That’s the “family value” and legacy Sen. Brown is defending. It will meet the same fate. A state that passed gay marriage is not going to turn around and make its gay citizens second class citizens. “Your money doesn’t spend here” is as vile and un-American in 2013 Seattle as it was at any Birmingham lunch counter in 1963. All of the angry protestations that the new discrimination is more noble is just lipstick on the same dead pig. It’s fine cosmetic technology, but we still ain’t kissing the damn thing.

    • Harpy

      There are so many problems in your single paragraph, it is hard to know where to start.

      First, at the root of your analysis, you are making a fundamental mistake of conflating disapproval of a specific set of public behaviors, with the position that a specific set of inherent genetic characteristics (skin color) inherently makes a person inferior. Of course, this conflation is not a mistake, which is why it has become the major talking point of gay marriage supporters.

      A more accurate comparison would be for a self-declared satanist to walk into a bakery shop and order a cake to celebrate a simulated human sacrifice and insulting the prophet Mohammad – and the Muslim owner of the bakery refusing to provide the cake.

      To conflate reasoned and principled objection to a set of behaviors with racial discrimination is a deplorable calumny. I guess intolerance is OK when practiced against Christians, Jews and Muslims – just not against people who want to force others to celebrate homosex.

  • Harpy

    (not a mistake in the sense that it is an intentional mistake used as a weapon – sometimes wish there was an edit button on these comments!).