Pat Powers comes out in oppostitin to SB 128:
“An Act to protect the citizens and businesses of South Dakota regarding speech pertaining to views on sexual orientation and to provide for the defense of such citizens and businesses.” Have we had one lawsuit in South Dakota arising from someone being sued for expressing their religious beliefs on the subject of sexual orientation? Even the threat of one?
If we’re going to perseverate on a topic and introduce loads of legislation on it, why don’t we focus on bringing new and better jobs to South Dakota? Or, reducing the cost of college tuition? Or how about measures that reduce government red tape or the tax burden on it’s citizenry?
Clearly Powers opposition to SB 128 is wrongly based on pragmatism, and it would be untrue and out of line to portray Powers as being pro-gay. What Powers shows us is that the culture war is over, and the GOP Establishment has thrown up the white flag. The New Age Theocrats have won, and they have won that war when they made our public schools the battleground. Cory Heidelberger gives us an example:
Josie Weiland, senior at Stevens High School, challenged legislators to defend Senate Bill 128 at a Rapid City crackerbarrel yesterday. SB 128 is Senator Phil Jensen's (R-33/Rapid City) effort to pervert the First Amendment into permission to deny others' civil rights, not to mention nullify federal law and subjugate the judicial branch to the legislative branch.
Cory Heidelberger and his fellow New Age Theocrats have used public education to destroy the Constitution, including the First amendment, and to replace it with a new social order. Weiland provides yet another example:
Senate Bill 128 is an unproductive act of discrimination that allows for social oppression of the LGBT community, and is a clear violation of human dignity. It states: every person is entitled to the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness, unless the individual takes another individual's unalienable rights away.
What the New Age Theocrats have done with public education is twist American history on its head in order to destroy fundamental Constitutional rights. If you read the Locke based Declaration you will understand that those unalienable rights come from God, and God does not consider immoral sexuality a right, but instead an abomination and a sin. Now with public opinion on their side, Cory Heidelberger and his New Age Theocrats want to shove homosexuality down the throats of all Americans, including those who stand on Constitutional principles.
Sad that Pat Powers and too many members of the GOP Establishment have chosen to abandon those principles in order to win elections, as the sexually immoral indoctrination in our public schools over the decades have changed the mindset of the electorate. American's worldview have been converted to the new social order. And all of us have to conform to it, or else you will be singled out for persecution.