Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rep. Paul Broun's Poor Defense of Marriage

Paul Broun and his dog, who will never get to be one of his divorcees.

As we've noted before, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is on a quest to protect marriage from homosexuals (whatever that means) by trying to pass a constitutional amendment at the federal level defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Tom Crawford, BlogforDemocracy's newest blogger, points something out about Broun and the sanctity of marriage:

It would be nice, however, if the media that reports on the activities of people like Broun would also provide the useful context about the politician's personal history. The Athens Banner-Herald dutifully ran an article in its May 8 edition about Broun's latest "attempt" to ban gay marriage. Blake Aued, who's normally a decent enough reporter, failed to mention that Broun himself has been divorced three times and is currently in his fourth opposite-sex marriage.

It's not really that big a deal, but come on. If a guy has failed at the number of heterosexually oriented marriages that Broun has, then hasn't he pretty much destroyed any credibility he might have as a critic of other marriages between persons of the same sex? I'm just asking.

So Rep. Broun has been divorced three times and he considers himself the right person to defend the institution of marriage? Heck, I've got him beat. I've never been divorced! And I think one of the best ways to strengthen marriage is to let more loving people get married, which it seems like New Hampshire is about to do.


Anonymous said...

I take it Broun has no problems with polygamy, then, having three wives.