Senator Bachmann Conversation Part Three
Triple_a: The Republicans were thrown a curve this week, Sen. Koerning has announced he is gay. Is this the â€œbreaking newsâ€ that the media has portrayed? Was it common knowledge at the capital?
This was not breaking news, and was common knowledge for quite a while.
Triple_a: Did you know he was gay?
Triple_a: Does knowing that change anything between Sen. Koerning and yourself?
Nothing has changed between them. He has supported the idea of the voters deciding on the amendment, so she was disappointed by his vote against bringing the bill to the floor. She would strongly urge him to vote for the bill when the time comes.
Triple_a: Do you think his announcement should or will change how the Sen. is received by the Republicans in Minnesota and at the capital?
Everyone should make up their own mind
Triple_a: Will he be thrown out of the party? Should he be?
That is up to his own District
Triple_a: Before we move on to other topics, is there anything you want the people of Minnesota to know?
She said she wanted people to know what sheâ€™s for. She believes strongly in representative government. All she is asking the Senate to do is let the people vote on the amendment. She is not against anyone. This is not about gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender. It is about being pro let the people vote and decide for themselves.
She also reminded me about the rally on Thursday at the capital.
Stand Together for Marriage Rally
- Date: Wednesday, April 20
- Time: 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
- Location: State Capitol, St. Paul
Come together with thousands of Minnesotans in the Stand Together for Marriage Rally. We need your help to demonstrate overwhelming support for the Minnesota Marriage Amendment.
Chuck Knapp, co-host of the KTIS Morning Show, will be the emcee for the event.
Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council and a national expert on marriage and the family, will be our keynote speaker.
Governor Tim Pawlenty will demonstrate support for the amendment from the executive branch of our state government.
Let’s stand together with our families to celebrate the true nature of marriage. Urge family members, friends, neighbors and fellow church members to attend this important event. Our state senators need to see and hear from you! Please remember, this is a family event – inappropriate signs will not be tolerated.
I know some people think this is a hate fest, so I am also posting the sign policy for the event.
Stand Together for Marriage Rally Guidelines for Signs
This document provides some guidelines for those who are interested in bringing signs to the rally. At last yearâ€™s rally, a number of people brought signs with hateful messages. These types of signs actually hurt our cause and will not be tolerated at this yearâ€™s rally. If you wish to make signs, here are some suggested slogans from which you can select:
- Protect Marriage from Activist Judges
- Let the People Vote!
- Kids Need a Mom and a Dad
- Defend the Right of a Child to a Mother and a Father
- This is Not About Civil Rights
- Civil Unions are Same-Sex Marriages by Another Name
- Itâ€™s Simple: Either Youâ€™re for Marriage or Youâ€™re Against It
- Accept No Counterfeits â€“ Support Bill Number SF1691
- Senators: Stop Playing Politics with the Future of Minnesota Families
- Minnesotans will Remember in November 2006
Stay tuned more will follow over the next few days.