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Frist on America's Top Priorities: Gay Marriage and Flag Burning

After Frist put these issues on Congress’ fall agenda, even a Fox News host questioned whether there weren’t things of more pressing importance to the country.


Think Progress:

Today on Fox News Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) tried to argue that banning flag-burning and same-sex marriage are two of the nation?s most pressing priorities, which is why he put them on the Senate agenda for June:

HOST: ?Are gay marriage and flag burning the most important issues the Senate can be addressing in June of 2006?

FRIST:?When you look at that flag and you tell me that right now people in this country are saying it?s okay to desecrate that flag and to burn it and to not pay respect to it, is that important to our values as a people when we?ve got 130,000 people fighting for our freedom and liberty today? That is important. It may not be important here in Washington where people say, well, it?s political posturing and all, but it?s important to the heart and soul of the American people. ? Why marriage today? Marriage is for our society that union between a man and a woman, is the cornerstone of our society. It is under attack today.

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