Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Way to Go, Al

All the dailies missed what was perhaps the most condemning comment at Monday's debate over Rep. Warren Chisum's gay marriage amendment. (A brief mention can be found at Burnt Orange Report). Our favorite Democrat Al Edwards of Houston, one of the Ds who voted in favor of the amendment (see post below), made it very clear what his opinion of homosexuality is.
Following an impassioned speech by fellow Houston Democrat Senfronia Thompson reminding the House what protecting the sanctity of marriage meant 50 years ago in Texas - lynching blacks involved in interracial marriages - Edwards approached the mic and espoused this gem in response:
"I take offense when people associate me and my race and my culture with a
social ill. I don't see how the two relate to each other. I just wanted to make
that clear."