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.
Wait, before you go…
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.
If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.
Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.Support Truthdig
There are currently no responses to this article.
Be the first to respond.