Congressman: We need to ban adultery and divorce, too

Congressman: We Should ‘Prevent Those Who Commit Adultery or Get a Divorce From Running for Office’:

Today, the House of Representative is spending the day debating a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. (It has no chance of becoming law, since the Senate rejected it last month.)

On the House floor, Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) said he was opposed the amendment but only because it didn’t go far enough. Davis said Congress should “outlaw divorce in this country” and “outlaw adultery and make it a felony.” In addition, Davis said, “we should also prevent those who commit adultery, or get a divorce, from running for office.”

Davis said it was important to “go after the other threats to the institution” not just the threat from homosexuals.

He holds a position I can almost respect. Sure, it’s a misguided and fucked up position… but at least he’s being consistent, and coming out in favor of actually protecting marriage. He’s dead wrong and if enacted his suggestions would be a disaster; but at least he’s not being a hypocrtical anti-gay bigot like most people who want to ban gay marriage to “protect it”.

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2 Responses to “Congressman: We need to ban adultery and divorce, too”

  1. J. Clifford Says:

    Thanks for putting this news up.

    It certainly is a confusing thing to evaluate whether Lincoln Davis was serious, because although he is a Democrat, he has a very strongly right wing voting record, and so it is plausible that he might come out in favor of a ban on adultery and divorce.

    Apparently, someone checked with his congressional office, and he was being sarcastic, but it’s really hard to tell. I posted the movie on my web site so people can have a look for themselves:

    Next time Lincoln Davis decides to be tongue-in-cheek, he ought to be a little bit more plain. When he pulls the right wing lunatic act, his constituents just might take him seriously.

    On second thought, maybe he knows that. Is he trying to have it both ways?

  2. J. Clifford Says:

    Okay, brace yourselves – I was wrong, and Lincoln Davis was being serious. I couldn’t believe it at first, but he really thinks that adultery should be a crime

    Davis voted FOR this outrageous Republican anti-marriage amendment to the Constitution.

    Lincoln Davis really meant it when he said that divorce should be a felony, with jail time, apparently.

    This guy is no Democrat. He’s like the American Taliban, wanting to enforce religious edicts with the police.

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