Well Arizona’s self-appointed “Voice For Arizona’s Families”, Cathi Herrod is ecstatic over the victory of getting another “state constitutional amendment on the definition of marriage” on the November ballot. In fact you can just feel the joy spilling from her cold hard heart:
This is a great day for the people of Arizona. The people of Arizona will be able to decide the future of marriage in Arizona, not judges as we have witnessed in California.
The situation in California demonstrates that Arizona's current marriage laws are not enough. There's nothing to stop a future court or legislature from redefining marriage. This amendment eliminates the uncertainty. The future of marriage in Arizona shouldn't be left to the courts or the politicians; it should be left to the people.
We thank and commend all the senators and representatives who recognized the importance of marriage for all Arizonans and voted to give the people the opportunity to place the time-honored definition of marriage beyond the reach of the courts.
Well Cathi Herrod:
You may think you are the voice for Arizona Families, but you certainly do not speak for my family or thousands of other families in Arizona either. In fact, I would venture a very safe guess that you only speak for a certain type of family, the type that fits your oh-so narrow template for what you consider normal.
But I just have to wonder what kind of person could derive so much joy from hurting fellow Americans by insuring that there will be laws that take away rights that they themselves enjoy. From my perspective, as a wife of 26 years and a mother of three beautiful children, one of whom will be victimized by your actions, it is a very misguided and ignorant person. And I would argue that when that ignorance translates into laws that hurt other people, that makes the person evil as well.
History is full of people like you. And history has not been kind to most of them either. And I don’t think history will be kind to you. But fear not, you have some great company on the federal level, the honorable U.S. Senator David Vitter and the honorable U.S. Senator Larry Craig are helping you to keep American families safe from that which destroys marriages. And who better to link arms with in your the fight to save marriages and families? I mean what bastions of morality these two men are! And, as an additional bonus, these two Christian, Family Values soldiers have first-hand personal knowledge of what destroys the Sanctity of Marriage. And I am sure that once they get done beating up on gay and lesbian Americans, they will get right to addressing the real things that threaten marriage.
You know Cathi, if this weren’t so personal, I’d be rolling on the floor laughing at you. Your ignorance is beyond comprehension. You know damn well what threatens marriages and families, and it’s not gays and lesbians, but then to admit that might mean fighting for legislation that will hit many of the very dimwits that actually believe your drivel about gays and lesbians. You know, the people who for one week every Sunday sit in a church pew and bask in a false sense of being better than everyone else while conveniently forgetting about their own adulterous affairs, divorces, drug/alcohol problems, spousal abuse problems, etc that actually do tear apart families and marriages. But when your ignorance with threatens the rights and happiness of one of my children and you do it under the guise of protecting Arizona families, you’ve made it personal lady. And I’ll be damned if I am going to sit quietly while you try and impose your twisted version of morality and religion on my family. When you single out the child of any family and fight for laws that will make them separate but equal, the only causes you become champion of are bigotry and ignorance.
You may have won this battle Cathi, but you are not going to win this war. You see, people are starting to realize that self-appointed morality police like you don’t stop once they’ve gotten a taste of victory. Today it may be law-abiding gay and lesbian Arizonans who have the bulls-eye on their backs, but tomorrow it will be someone else that gives Cathi Herrod the heeby-jeebies for being different. Sanctimonious frauds are dangerous creatures, and you Cathi Herrod are a sanctimonious fraud.