A Harbinger of Things to Come
Today's Roll Call reports that the Democratic leaders in the House are seeking to extend taxpayer- funded travel to same-sex partners of homosexual congressmen and staff. This is in direct conflict with the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Bills have already been introduced that would allow for homosexuality in the military and expanded federal prosecution of "thought crimes." To make matters worse, the majority Democrats have added a provision to the Iraq War funding bill that would use taxpayer money to subsidize Planned Parenthood's purchases of the morning after pill and RU-486. While many Democrats talk publicly about defunding our troops in Iraq, they hide provisions in the troop funding bill that would use taxpayer dollars for abortion clinics and unrelated earmarks! In contrast, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) helped to change a whistleblower protection bill last night to include language that protects religious freedom in the workplace, proving what principled leadership can do. The latest liberal efforts have been reprehensible, but, unfortunately, they may be just a sign of things to come.
(Family Research Council)