This news is a bit old, but reading what I read in the paper today, it is worth looking at again. At the end of June the once-divorced, twice married John McCain gave his support to the anti-gay marriage initiative. Here is what the anti-gay group, protectmarriage, had to say:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Frank Schubert
June 26, 2008 (916)448-4234
SACRAMENTO, CA – United States Senator John McCain today announced his support for the California Protection of Marriage initiative on the state’s November ballot, leaders of the ProtectMarriage.com campaign announced. In an email received by the ProtectMarriage.com campaign, Senator McCain issued the following statement:
“I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions.”
Commenting on the endorsement of Senator McCain, ProtectMarriage.com Chairman Ron Prentice said, “We are honored to have the support of Senator McCain. As a leader in the United States Senate and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Senator McCain’s position will be an important factor to millions of Californians. Senator McCain has articulated a key feature of the initiative campaign, which is that voters and not judges should be determining this issue. Over 61% of the electorate has already voted to reaffirm marriage as between a man and a woman. Four activist judges on the California Supreme Court in San Francisco wrongly substituted their own narrow views for the opinion of over 4 million California voters. Fortunately, voters will be able to correct that mistake in November and restore the definition of marriage to our constitution. We look forward to working with Senator McCain and many other elected leaders to accomplish this. We hope that U.S Senator B arack Obama will join Senator McCain in endorsing the initiative, and would welcome his support as well.”
Since then Barack Obama has said he was against this initiative. But what is interesting is that the newspaper today talked about John McCain and his own marriages. John McCain, in an autobiography, stated that months had passed before getting married again. His divorce was granted on April 2, 1980. Want to take a guess when John McCain got his next marriage license to Wife #2, the woman he was cheating with? On March 6, 1980. Yes–that was nearly a month before he was actually divorced! I’m not sure how that happened or who let him do it, or why he thought he could get a marriage license before he was even divorced from Wife #1.
So now read again what the ProtectMarriage people are saying about John McCain and his endorsement that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. He couldn’t even wait to get his license for Wife #2 before divorcing Wife #1. And this is a man who is for family values?