Friday, June 27, 2014

Glenn Grothman Finds His 'Almost' Soulmate

Let The Wisconsin State Journal explain:

State Sen. Glenn Grothman snagged a high-profile endorsement this week when he won the backing of previous GOP presidential hopeful and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, from Pennsylvania, and his Patriot Voices PAC.
During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Grothman and Santorum praised each other for their devotion to conservative principles. Grothman talked about how Santorum won him over when they first met during Santorum’s unsuccessful bid to become the 2012 presidential nominee. 
“When I met him, I felt we were almost soulmates,” Grothman said. “It’s kind of an odd thing.”
Though Grothman may consider paring off with this fellow Wisconsin GOP Congressional candidate:  
A Wisconsin Republican congressional hopeful warned Tuesday that a federal court ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of marriage between siblings.
Karen Mueller, an Eau Claire attorney whose practice has focused on opposing abortion and defending those “discriminated against and harassed in the workplace, the school, college and/or the public square because of their faith,” is one of three Republican candidates seeking to challenge Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI). At a Republican Party of Monroe County candidate forum, she denounced the ruling and warned that it would create a slippery slope.
According to the Tomah Journal, Mueller said that the ruling might set a precedent that any two people can marry: “We’ve got, for instance, two sisters, and these two sisters want to get married. They love each other. They are committed to each other. They want to spend the rest of their life together.”


jimspice said...

I've always considered Julaine Appling Grothman's soulmate.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will be another story where finding your true love will lead to dramatic personal change.

I foresee glenn grothman becoming a major proponent for gay marriage.

Sue said...

Karen, putting aside the fact that a sister/sister relationship isn't the first thing that springs to mind when one considers incest, nor does the idea that incest involves a committed, equal partnership, a sister wouldn't necessarily be blocked from seeing her sister on her deathbed. A sister would be more easily able to retain custody of her sister's children should something happen. So if you think about it, those sisters already have more rights than a gay couple.
Gay marriage isn't about the ceremony. It's about the day-to-day protections that come after it.
Why is that so hard to understand?

Gareth said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much time conservatives spend worrying about lurid sexual practices in defense of their knee-jerk puritanical authoritarianism, ruminating over everything from bestiality and incest to sex with furniture.

Code blue...Calling Dr. 666.