Downticket Gay Fearmongering In NC

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Local Interest, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

TPMCafe looks at some of the downticket GOP ads, and how the GOP resorting to the same tactics as 2004 and 2006.

The post references a mailer being sent out in North Carolina, attacking the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Kay Hagan:


I'm struck by the graphic.  The guy kneeling.  Is he proposing, or getting ready to do something else?  Maybe he's receiving the holy sacrament from the preacher.

And if they're going to go with figureines, why not the two-men-wedding-cake figurines?

The text is cute, too.  You see, in North Carolina, as in most states, it is unconstitutional to ban gay marriages.  The text of the ad admits this: state laws are not enough; that's why a constitutional amendment is quote — "needed" – unquote.  And it's "needed" because the obstacle to banning gay marriages is this little tidbit within the NC Constitition:

Section 1. The equality and rights of persons.

We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.

You see, that language makes it hard to discriminate against gays.  Poor homophobic bigots.

So really — who is doing the "imposing"?  If social conservatives have to change the NC Constitution, as they admit they need to do, isn't that "imposing"?



The mailer goes on to suggest that Hagan wants to eliiminate "uder God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, and eliminate Christmas.

Neither, of course, is true, but it just shows the desparation and insincerity of the local and national GOP.  (Hagan, by the way, is an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro).