Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rev. Richard Wells says bigotry needs r-e-s-p-e-c-t

Rev. Richard Wells of Rapid City's hotbed of spiritual correctness, South Canyon Baptist Church, gifted us with an editorial today that was so appropriate, given the PrideFest at Mount Rushmore today. We're talking about people getting together at the Shrine of Democracy to celebrate that most American of values... the right of conscience, the right to choose your own way, the right to live your life unmolested by our government and our fellow man. Once upon a time that was a conservative value.

Wells writes about the California Supreme Court's decision awarding all people equal rights... (and the coming referendum ballot to make LGBT folks less equal than others):
Remember, California already grants Domestic Partners all the rights of spouses. (Well, not all.) At stake was nothing more than Aretha Franklin’s “r-e-s-p-e-c-t.”
No kidding. The State Supreme Court's honest reading of California Constitution has convinced the court that the law must respect ALL families, not just the ones Wells likes.

PrideFest continues today in Rapid City! (More info:

More later, for sure....

1 comment:

  1. Check out the Rapid City Journal for an op-ed response, by yours truly.