Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Roanoke First Baptist & Amendment One

The following was in The FBC's Bulletin this week. I immediately called the office and asked for my name to be removed from the mailing list.
"On June 6, 2006, the people of Alabama will vote on the Alabama Marriage Protections Amendment. When passed, it will become part of the Alabama Contitution. The Office of Christian Ethics of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions encourages church members to vote "Yes" on this amendment. This is a moral and ethical issue, not a political race."
I'll tear this garbage from Richard Land up tomorrow I expect. In the meantime here is how Amendment One essentially reads:

A one-paragraph description of the amendment will appear on the ballot. It states "no marriage license shall be issued in Alabama to parties of the same sex and that the state shall not recognize a marriage of parties of the same sex that occurred as a result of the law of any other jurisdiction."

In its complete text, the measure also states, "Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman. As a matter of public policy, the state has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting this unique relationship in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and its children."

Peace ... or War!