Bob Inglis failed to avoid a runoff for his South Carolina GOP House seat on Tuesday. He trailed Gowdy badly. Why? Look no further than this op ed Inglis wrote, after voting for the Federal Marriage Amendment. Why vote for marriage and then denounce his own supporters as theocratic hysterics?
Marriage Amendment: Marriage amendment's failure isn't a sign of our 'slouching toward Gomorrah'
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - Friday, July 21, 2006
By U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis
The captains of the culture wars were hankering for a fight this summer, so we had a vote on a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. I voted "yes," but the amendment fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to amend the Constitution.
In the aftermath of that failure, the captains of the culture wars will no doubt announce that it's more proof America is, in fact, slouching toward Gomorrah.
Could it be, though, that it was the wrong amendment at the wrong time with the wrong leadership motives?