Everybody calm down. Just calm down! I know what you're thinking: Louisiana — that bastion of liberalism — is gonna go gay!
Well, not on Bobby Jindal's watch it's not. And if you have any doubts, just look toward his incredibly forward-thinking Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family…
Jindal's Commission is going to be looking at – and making recommendations regarding – marriage and family issues within the state. And a quick look at some of those appointed by the Governor to serve on the panel leaves no doubt that, in the end, the line-up will do nothing more than promote an extreme, anti-gay agenda that sets back, blocks and battles any attempts to recognize or respect Louisiana's same-sex families.
Among those who have been appointed by Jindal to serve on the Commission are Tony Perkins (who hails from Baton Rouge), the president of the anti-gay advocacy group known as The Family Research Council… Gene Mills, executive director of the far-right Louisiana Family Forum… Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund… and numerous members of the clergy. All, Jindal has said, "have significant academic and/or professional expertise" on issues of marriage and family.
Whew! That's a relief.
But who will keep West Virginia safe?
Tags: Bobby Jindal, LGBT, Louisiana, Proposition 8