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Dialogue Dashed and Equality Mantra Exposed in Iowa Senate

Dialogue Dashed and Equality Mantra Exposed in Iowa Senate
By: CWALAC Staff - 4/19/2013

Today, April 19, is the annual “Day of Silence” in most public school districts throughout the nation. Mass Resistance describes it as an annual psychological assault on children saying,

“The schools use various psychological methods during the day to attempt to create a strong bond with the homosexual (and now also transgender) movements in the minds of the kids, emphasizing stories of victimhood, pushing messages of fairness, and linking GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender) issues to civil rights struggles of the past.” Parenthesis added.

In an effort to represent Iowans and allow parents the best information, Sen. Dennis Guth (R-District 4) rose in the Chambers to speak to information available on the health aspects of promoting such behavior. His comments offered awareness of Thursday, April 18, 2013, being deemed “Day of Dialogue” in fairness to students who wish not to be silenced in their schools. View his comments.

However, dialogue was immediately dashed as Sen. Matt McCoy (D District 31) sharply turned the discussion to personal attacks – nothing short of name calling and character assassination – the most used tool in the equality toolbox. View his comments.

Promoting personal interests over the majority of his constituents and most mainstream Iowans, McCoy exposed the homosexual agenda’s true lack of tolerance for any views contrary to their own. The “Equality” demanded by this movement is apparently not extended to those outside it. As many anti-family groups clamored in front of cameras to quickly condemn the good Senator’s comments, it was clearly evident “equality” looks very lopsided in the eyes of those who may proclaim victim status, but behave more often like bullies working to isolate and silence any with opposing views.

Sen. McCoy sniped about bigotry and spit slurs of ignorance belittling Sen. Guth and Christians as lacking in truth at the same time touting his own experience as authority. Interesting since Sen. McCoy’s own change of orientation seems to prove the heart may be fickle, while the Bible remains true over centuries. It is McCoy who threw the verbal punches and turned the conversation from civil to cruel. Yet ironically, he is now insisting he get an apology. View his statement on Channel 13 News.

This being the same Senator who only weeks earlier berated and bullied the Governor’s nominee to the Board of Regents discriminating against Robert Cramer on the basis of his deeply held religious convictions, calling his views “political poison” and “lightning rod politics” in spite of Cramer’s construction expertise which would have greatly aided campuses with any plans for building expansion. View McCoy’s comments concerning Cramer.

It’s evident who is concerned about public policy and who is concerned about personal interest. In time, even the most “open-minded” voters are going to tire of the continual and shameless self-serving interest of politicians like Sen. McCoy who demand that all citizens march to the beat of his drum or silence their own.

CWA of Iowa thanks Sen. Guth for having the courage to stand in the face of attacks from those like Sen. McCoy. Sen. Guth’s attempt to allow Iowans full discourse and information pertaining to children and their health should be applauded by parents and the public.

CWA of Iowa calls on the local media to truly investigate and accurately respond to these continued attacks towards pro-family groups and legislators.

Pray: ” readiness for God prepared to so do the smallest thing or the largest thing-it makes no difference. It means we have no choice in what we want to do, but whatever God’s plans may be we are there and ready. Whenever any duty presents itself, we hear God’s voice as our Lord heard His Father’s voice, and we are ready for it with total readiness of our love for Him. Jesus Christ expects to do with us just as His Father did with Him. He can put us wherever He wants, in pleasant duties or in menial ones, because our union with Him is the same as His union with the Father ” – Oswald Chambers

“… that they may be one as We are one …” (John 17:22)

Dear Father, help us to stand ready and faithful as we do what You have called us to do.

CWA of Iowa calls on parents and the public to thank Sen. Guth for standing in the face of fire to truly inform others. Please e-mail him right now at dennis.guth@legis.state.ia.us.

Related articles:

Born or Bred?

Mass Resistance

Times are a Changing

Local news coverage:

http://www.kcci.com/news/politics/Gay-lifestyle-poses-health-risks-to-my-family-senator-says/-/9356970/19786994/-/7c99k5z/-/index.html

http://whotv.com/2013/04/17/strong-words-lawmakers-spar-over-same-sex-relationships/

http://whotv.com/2013/04/17/senate-debate-homosexuality/ – In this coverage you can see the bias of the media which speaks of so-called same-sex marriage being legal in Iowa. It is allowed, but it is not legal. The legislature has never reconciled the law with the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision. DOMA is still in the code and thus, the law of the land should our elected officials have the courage to stand on it.

Though many local TV stations have either buried or sanitized earlier video of McCoy’s verbal attack on the Board of Regent nominee, articles from other sources are below.

http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/03/19/senator-says-nominee-would-be-political-poison-for-board-of-regents/

http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2013/03/iowa-board-of-regents-must-now-favor-homosexuality/

http://whotv.com/2013/03/19/hot-seat-regents-nominee-faces-uncertainty/

Tamara Scott
State Director
CWA of Iowadirector@iowa.cwfa.org

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