Thursday, October 29, 2009
Republican Ken Cuccinelli, running for Attorney General in Virginia, has declined to promise whether he will uphold the state nondiscrimination policy enforced by his GOP predecessor, telling the Virginia-Pilot:
“My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”
Can someone slowly explain to Mr. Cuccinelli that as Attorney General, his duty is to uniformly enforce the laws of the state and that he represents all of the people of Virginia. His personal biases and religious prejudices about homosexuality cannot inform this process.