I am so proud of my fellow Iowans right now. If you recall, a long while back the Iowa Supreme Court repealed the Iowa ban on same-sex marriage declaring it unconstitutional (which made me proud at the time too). Well a couple weeks ago I opened up the opinion section of the Des Moines Register and front and center there was an editorial from Bryan English demanding that Iowans be allowed to vote against this decision. The article was homophobic and bigoted–distorting facts in some cases and telling whole lies in others. Even worse, it suggested that this was a Christian position. It made me sad.
Then, the following Sunday I opened up the Register opinion section again and found a flood of responses to English countering and rebuking his editorial. According to the editor’s note the Register received many responses to the essay and not a single one of them was in support of English’s views.
Iowans, I am proud of you!