Texas justifies our much needed inoculation from its utter stupidity. Even the goddamn Democrats voted for this steamer:
A bill clarifying that clergy members have the right to refuse to conduct marriages violating their beliefs tentatively passed the Texas House 141-2 Thursday.
State Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring, said the bill was about protecting pastors who feared what may happen in the future related to marriage and the law.
“Maybe pastors won’t be sued but we need some protection in case they are,” Harless said.
A grand total of two legislators were interested in why this was necessary:
The two “no” votes on the bill were state Reps. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Armando Walle, D-Houston.
During the House debate, Canales asked Sanford about what situation the bill was trying to prevent, as he was not aware of a situation in which a religious clergy member has been prosecuted for not marrying a couple.
Surely the Texas legislators have something better to do than conduct show votes on issues that have nothing to do with reality.
Assuming this makes me as dumb as they are.