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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Gil Gutknecht Goes for the Theocrat Vote

Tim Walz didn't take the usual John Kerry type line on gay marriage. When asked by Lambert and Janacek on the topic this is what he said:

And the best thing that ever happened to me was to get married and I don't see a reason to deny that to anyone. So I'm pretty consistent on that, of where government should not be in our lives.

This ends the questions. Walz opposes efforts to write discrimination into the constitution. Now Gil Gutknecht is getting desparate, so he thinks he that pulling the old gay marriage scare card will work. He also drove up to St Paul for the Focus on the Family Rally to get photographed with James Dobson.

Press Release from the Gutknecht website:

Pro gay marriage group to campaign for Tim Walz


Rochester, Minn. - According to independent expenditure reports, the Human Rights Campaign Fund plans to begin a phone campaign against First District Congressman Gil Gutknecht. The Human Rights Campaign is the self-described largest organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexuals. The group opposes Gutknecht largely for his stance on marriage.

"Congressman Gil Gutknecht believes marriage is a union between one man and one woman," said Gutknecht for Congress spokesman Bryan Anderson. "The Human Rights Campaign and Tim Walz disagree. Elections are a choice, and Gil Gutknecht clearly stands with a majority of First District voters on this important issue."

The Human Rights Campaign supports gay marriage, using the public school system to educate students about transgender issues, the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and the placement of liberal judges on federal courts.

"John Adams said, 'Facts are stubborn things.' The fact is Tim Walz is left wing, no matter how much he tries to convince us otherwise. One can simply look to his support from big labor and liberal special interests as evidence," concluded Anderson.

Gutknecht was first elected in 1994. He is a member of the House Agriculture, Government Reform and Science Committees. He serves as chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Dairy, Nutrition, and Forestry.

I guess Gutnecht's people don't realize that the public is in support - by sizable margins - of repealing the Bill Clinton policy, Don't Ask Don't Tell.

It's rather ironic that Gutnecht's website also features photos of that well known defender of marriage, Newt Gingrich.

I wonder if he'll be making a road trip to Living Word Christian Center next?

You can find more about Tim Walz, go here.