I wrote about Condi 'n' Laura's cutesy gay wedding ceremony last Tuesday, and since that time the Christian Crazies™ have built up an impressive head of righteous indignation. Thank goodness for Agape Press for rising to the bait and telling exactly why Dr. Ferragamo has now been blacklisted from all the holiest, jesusyest Christmas card lists:
The Washington Blade, a pro-homosexual publication in the nation's capital, was accurate on Friday when it predicted Rice's remarks would "rais[e] the eyebrows of conservative Christian leaders." Peter Sprigg, vice president for policy at the Family Research Council, says the secretary's comments were "profoundly offensive" and fly in the face of the Bush administration's endorsement of a federal marriage protection amendment, though that backing be less than enthusiastic.Poor Condi, she'll just have to settle with being loved by everybody else in the world.
"We have to face the fact that putting a homosexual in charge of AIDS policy is a bit like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," says Sprigg. "But even beyond that, the deferential treatment that was given not only to him but his partner and his partner's family by the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is very distressing."
Sprigg says in light of the Foley scandal, "it's inexplicable that a conservative administration would do such things." He also notes that Rice's comments defy an existing law on the books protecting traditional marriage. "So, for her to treat his partner like a spouse and treat the partner's mother as a mother-in-law, which implies a marriage between the two partners, is a violation of the spirit if not the letter of the Defense of Marriage Act," the FRC spokesman states.
UPDATE -- Bonus Condifun! Check out the bewitching visage of a Condi/John Bolton half-and-half sideshow freak. Yay!