"I did not believe that as a member of that body that I should allow someone to make comments such as he was preparing to make that ultimately were just open rebellion against what the word of God has said, what God has said, and just open rebellion against God's law," Metcalfe said.
Rep. Metcalfe blocked one of his collegues, Rep. Brian Sims, from speaking about the DOMA decision. Sims is gay. The first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania legislature. His attitude is so wrong on so many levels. Yo, sepration of church and state anybody? As long as his fellow reresentative isn't yelling, screaming, calling people names, throwing things etc. he has a right to speak. And you don't have the right to shut him down. Especially for this reason.
So just keep pushing guys and gals. The Greeks had a word for that attitude. It was hubris. The push back is coming and when it happens it will be epic and then the screams claiming "persecution" will resound throughout the land. And the response will either be laughter or...a thundrous silence.
All that and his sentence would get him a fail in any comp class.