Where in the Bible Does It Say Colorado State Sen. Scott Renfroe Gets to Withold the Civil Rights of Others?

Joining the likes of Utah State Senator Chris Buttars — who called gay men and women America’s greatest threat — is Colorado State Senator Scott Renfroe, who ranks homosexuality up there with other sins you might’ve heard about, like murder. And why would you give gay people rights? That would be like giving murders rights!

Speaking against a bill that would grant health benefits to state employees in same-sex domestic partnerships, Renfroe treated colleagues to a reading of Scripture as proof that passing this act would affirm a “detestable act”: “I’m not saying (homosexuality) is the only sin that is out there. Obviously we have sin — we have murder, we have, we have all sorts of sin, we have adultery, and we don’t make laws making those legal, and we would never think to make murder legal.”

As you might’ve expected, Renfroe appears to be in a pawn in a new game from Focus on the Family, which got on his case to voice opposition to the bill. That right-wing organization agrees with Renfroe, who says we shouldn’t be enacting “laws that go against what Biblically we are supposed to stand for.”

Indeed, the backlash has begun. Make it louder.