"The power of position does not exist to provide the office holder with profit, it exists to guarantee the freedom of the people." RJ Harris
If you are against gay marriage then DON’T enter into one. And if this advice is not good enough for you then ask yourself ‘what did Jesus do’ when the lawyers asked him what to do with the prostitute. He DID NOT say go ahead and kill her and he certainly did not say ‘let’s petition the Roman government for tougher laws against prostitution.’ Nor did he call her a bunch of names and treat her with the derision I see from so many “Christians” towards homosexuals. He simply told her to “go and sin no more” and he left it to her free will as whether or not she followed his admonition. God agreed with Abraham to spare Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of 10 righteous people NOT if Lot could get the Law to strike down sexual immoralities. Does this not show you the high degree of respect God places on free will? Then who are you to take away that free will through the law when the government exist for ONLY the purpose of protecting our lives, liberty and property and NOT for the purpose of allowing one group of people to FORCE their morality onto another group of people?
If you would call yourself a Constitutional Conservative I would challenge you to remember that the original intent of the Constitution is to limit the power of the Government NOT to infringe upon the Liberty of the People and the one time an amendment was passed to affect a Liberty infringement it became the ONLY amendment ever repealed. Let God be known to those around you through your goodness and right action towards your fellow human beings, like Jesus did with the Pharisees by sparing the prostitute, and NOT from the fire and brimstone of your rhetoric nor your willingness to tyrannize those who live differently than you.
As Congressman, I will respect both the 1st and the 9th amendments which make marriage a fundamental and religious right and as such I will do everything in my power to keep the federal government OUT of regulating marriage or any other fundamental temporal or religious freedom.
- RJ Harris