Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Dick & Lynn to be Grandpa & Grandma

Oh blessed union and blessed childbirth!

The Washington Post reports the stork will soon be visiting the home of Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, Mary Cheney, and her almost-spouse.

Mary Cheney, the vice president's openly gay daughter, is pregnant. She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple.
Don't worry about the union being sinful in disobedience to God's laws; according to the story, Cheney considers the union a marriage, even if it's not legal, so it's okay. the Post points out, last month, "Virginia voters passed a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions."

Poe may want to insist the happy couple move to another state, as thousands of gays have recently done. "[S]tate law is unclear on whether Poe could have full legal rights as a parent of Cheney's child."

Oh dear...any suggestions, grandpa?!?

Though glad to see you pick up on this story, the idea that "thousands of gays" have recently moved to another state as a result of the amendment is a bit overkill. A handful, maybe even a hundred. But not thousands. At least NOVA is still a safe place to live for most GLBT.
I dunno know. I,personally, know of two who were professors and I'm not even inside the loop.

Projecting out, I'd garner to say that the number if in the thousands; it's a bet I'd willingly take.
Arizona here we come!
Woe unto America... Just because they consider themselves married doesn't mean the are. Marriage is sanctioned by God not man. They cannot be married. The definition of it is determined by powers higher than man. Liberals have forgotten that Words mean things.

You still have not answered my post rebutting your posts about Jesus and divorce and frankly I don't think you can...
Actually, I'm still in the throes of papers, so I'm only going by memory but...

In the Old Testament, I seem to recall, a man could divorce a wife with a letter of some sort.

In the New Testament, Jesus said no letter sufficed. The Old Testament allowed it 'cause God knew men's heart was hard, or something to that effect.

I'll get back to you, I promise. I enjoy chatting about "stuff."
Deuteronomy 24:1 says,

"When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness* in her: then let him write her a bill (letter refrred to as a "get") of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house."

*This word in Hebrew is "Ervah" hich strangly enough is used 54 times in the Tenach (Old Testament). It is derived from "Erah" a primative root. This root means to expose yourself sexually to someone. "Ervah" is translated 1 time as "uncleanness" here, 1 time as "shame", and 52 times as "nakedness".

Jesus interpreted the Torah passage this way in Matt 5:32,

"But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication (any sexual misbehavior including lesbianism or beastiality), causeth her to commit adultery (if she marries): and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."

I don't see a contradiction here. Jesus was telling the Liberal Rabbis that their interpretation that they could divorce their wife if she had simply offended him by burning dinner or raising her voice to him was invalid.
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