If there is anyone who still does not believe there is a war on women or who doesn’t understand the animus the LGBTQ community is facing, please read the candidate questionnaire of the Louisiana Family Forum (and check out those candidates who submitted answers).
Balancing the state budget, higher education, job creation, coastal restoration — none of these matter to those yahoos and their ilk.
The questions they are asking candidates for the October 24th election illustrate just how focused they are in taking away women’s reproductive choices and limiting the equal rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. They do have other hateful agenda items, too but women, queers and gender non-conformists are their main targets.
Want a sample?
Candidates could support or oppose or offer an explanation. Here is question 1:
Gambling, gun control, immigration, repealing the Affordable Care Act, pledging not to raise taxes, attacking Common Core, bankrupting TOPS and removing references to God and the Ten Commandments from public property make up the other 10 remaining questions. Click above to read the rest.
There is not a single item which will make Louisiana a more fair and equitable place to live. Nothing to improve the standard of living of Louisiana’s hungry, thirsty, sick or naked (Mathew 25:36-37) which you might expect from an organization whose mission is “to persuasively present biblical principles in the centers of influence.” They aren’t too welcoming of the stranger either – see question 6.
It is vitally important that we not let them have the last word on election day. We can make a difference in the business as usual, modus operandi in Louisiana if we vote and we make sure we get as many other people to the polls as well.
Polls open on Saturday, October 24th at 7 am and close at 8 pm. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote. Here is the link for election information from the LA Secretary of State.
If you want more information on the candidates, check out the following:
- Independent Women’s Organization Endorsements
- Forum for Equality PAC Endorsements
- Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) guide to the 2015 constitutional amendments
- The League of Women Voters information on statewide candidates and constitutional amendments
The title of this post comes from a quote from David Foster Wallace:
By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.