Creep of the Week: Steve King

By |2009-04-09T09:00:00-04:00April 9th, 2009|Opinions|

Iowa. Corn growing, homo loving Iowa. Who would have thought?
Certainly not U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican with glowing rating on the joint Family Research Council Action/Focus on the Family Action Congressional Scorecard.
No, something tells me that corn-fed farm boys exchanging “I do’s” is something that keeps King up at night.
Needless to say, the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of letting homosexuals marry – each other – didn’t sit well with King, who immediately called for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex wedded bliss.
“This is an unconstitutional ruling and another example of activist judges molding the Constitution to achieve their personal political ends,” King crowed. “Iowa law says that marriage is between one man and one woman. If judges believe the Iowa legislature should grant same sex marriage, they should resign from their positions and run for office, not legislate from the bench.”
Something tells me that King wouldn’t be demanding the judges’ resignations had they ruled against letting same-sex couples wed. This whole issue of “legislating from the bench” is a red herring we hear a lot from the anti-gay right. The issue is the separation of powers – that whole checks and balances thing. When things don’t go their way, folks like King cry about the unlimited power they don’t have.
“Now it is the Iowa legislature’s responsibility to pass the Marriage Amendment to the Iowa Constitution, clarifying that marriage is between one man and one woman, to give the power that the Supreme Court has arrogated to itself back to the people of Iowa,” King said.
It’s as if King thinks the Iowa Supreme Court is not part of the same government of the people, by the people, for the people that signs his paycheck.
Not only does King want to keep Iowa homos from getting hitched, he wants to keep out-of-state homos from getting hitched in the state.
“Along with a constitutional amendment, the legislature must also enact marriage license residency requirements so that Iowa does not become the gay marriage Mecca due to the Supreme Court’s latest experiment in social engineering,” he said.
Ah yes, Iowa as the “gay marriage Mecca.” It’s exactly what the gay agenda had planned all along. States like California and New York with their homo hot-spots like San Francisco and New York City were just “dazzle camouflage” to keep all eyes off of Iowa. But now we’re in. And we’re taking over. Hello Gay Moines, Waterlez, Dykenport and Homo Rapids.
And just what does King mean by this ruling being “the Supreme Court’s latest experiment in social engineering,” anyway? When I think “social engineering” I think of shows like “The Real World,” “Big Brother” and “Wife Swap.” Either that or I think about the Republican eagerness to completely dismantle this nation’s social safety net by gutting social security, rolling back welfare and telling poor kids to ask Santa if they want health care so bad.
Social engineering isn’t exactly what I’d call letting two adults in a committed relationship have legal protection and recognition for their families.

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