Today an Iowa House committee will meet to consider a proposed 2013 ballot referendum that would repeal same-sex marriage. While that is happening, anti-gay activists plan to show their “Christian love” to protesters by offering them cookies. SRSLY.
The state’s most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, The Family Leader, which is headed by former GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats, has announced it will hold a prayer meeting in support of the bill in Room 305 from 12 to 1PM. “Several of us plan to bring a token of Christian love (like a small bag of cookies or other treats) to share with homosexual activists who we’ll be encountering Monday,” the group wrote in a newsletter to supporters. “It’s time we dispel lies about Christians, by tangibly showing love to people who struggle with homosexuality.”
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal has vowed that the bill will never reach the floor of his chamber.