After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

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HRC launches Cheney ad: “What if it was your child, Mr. President?”
The Human Rights Campaign launched an ad featuring Vice President Cheney that poignantly asks Federal Marriage Amendment supporters, “What if it were your child, Mr. President?” At a campaign rally Aug. 24, the vice president restated his position that states should handle the question of marriage, signifying his opposition to putting discrimination in the Constitution.
At an Aug. 24 rally today in Davenport, Iowa, Vice President Cheney made the following comments, according to the Associated Press, “Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it’s an issue our family is very familiar with. With respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone … People ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to. The question that comes up with the issue of marriage is what kind of official sanction or approval is going to be granted by government? Historically, that’s been a relationship that has been handled by the states. The states have made that fundamental decision of what constitutes a marriage.”

God is Not a Republican. Or a Democrat.
Sick of the religious right claiming they speak for all Christians? Does it trouble you that right-wing religious leaders claim that God has taken a side in this election and it is Biblically imperative that George W. Bush get elected? Sign this petition by Sojourners, a Christian ministry with an emphasis on social justice, and send a message that the religious right does not speak for you. “Remind America that Jesus taught us to be peacemakers, advocates for the poor, and defenders of justice. Rather than endorsing any party, we must examine each candidate in light of the complete range of Christian ethics and values,” the website reads.

Spank Bush
You’ve been a very bad boy, Mr. Bush. For those who like to give or get a good spanking or who need a more tangible way to vent their frustrations, surf on over to where you can give Bush (or at least an animated version of him) a whack on the bare behind for transgressions ranging from the war in Iraq to health care disparities to corporate welfare. Choose from a bare hand, a 2×4, or a fish. And when you’re done, join True Majority at They’re the fine folks who bring you this ability to spank your mind.

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