| KKK publishes web-page on anti-gay US Rep. Marilyn Musgrave
The Knights Party, an Arkansas based affiliate of the Ku Klux Klan, has posted a web page in support of a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colorado), PageOneQ has learned. The report first appeared in ROLL CALL a newspaper serving Washington, DC's Capitol Hill.
The bill, The Home School Non-Discrimination Act of 2005 (HR 3753), is described on the website as having "[A] lot of provisions. Chief among them is making sure home-schooled students get a fair shot at financial aid and scholarship opportunities. In some states," the site continues, "these kids can't apply for some scholarships." On the website, the Knights Party refers to the bill as HR 2732, the bill number in the 108th Congress.
In addition to sponsoring the same bill
in the 108th Congress, Musgrave also was the sponsor
of an amendment to the US Constitution which would,
if enacted, deny marriage equality to same-sex couples.
In the 109th Congress, Musgrave has not sponsored
or co-sponsored a similar proposal, the Marriage Protection
Amendment (HJ 39).
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PageOneQ has obtained permission from ROLL CALL to reprint the article, in full.
To see an archive of the KKK website page endorsing Musgrave's proposal, click here.
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The Full Article is below:
Heard on the Hill
What What What?
By Mary Ann Akers
Roll Call Staff
May 22, 2006
Maybe it’s a hoax. Maybe not. But it sure caught HOH by surprise.
If this Web site is to be believed, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) has become a darling of the Ku Klux Klan.
As of Friday afternoon, the Colorado Republican was featured prominently on a Web site representing the Harrison, Ark.-based Knights Party, described as “America’s Largest, Oldest and Most Professional White Rights Organization — We Love You.”
The site heralded the Congresswoman’s proposed Homeschool Non-discrimination Act to make scholarships more accessible to home-schooled students. The Knights also hail her efforts to keep marriage between one man and one woman.
Now, we don’t know how she feels about this “honor,” if indeed the site is legitimate, since Musgrave’s office did not return a phone call and e-mail seeking comment.
The Knights introduce Musgrave this way:
“During her eight years in the Colorado Legislature, Musgrave, the mother of four and grandmother of five co sponsored a successful 2000 bill that defined a marriage as a union between one man and one woman. She has also pressed the legislature to pass laws expanding the right to carry concealed weapons, requiring doctors to provide brochures and a videotape to women seeking abortions, lowering the tax burden for families, more stringent immigration laws, making adoption of children by homosexuals illegal, upholding the rights of ranchers and farmers, and she opposes slave reparations. She now serves as a U.S. Representative.”
They also reference her work to pass a constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage. According to the Web site, “Musgrave points out that the homosexual movement is now making use of the many liberal judges appointed during the Clinton administration. Homosexuals are going to unelected judges to get their way rather than going through the legislative process.”
One mystified Democratic strategist, secretly thrilled by the discovery of Musgrave on a KKK-affiliated Web site, told HOH:
“With Marilyn Musgrave finding love in all the wrong places, the only three-letter acronyms I can think of are OMG and WTF. After nearly four years of Musgrave’s MIA leadership and her rubber stamp rallying behind GWB, Colorado families have been SOL. It’s time for a change.”
Originally published on Monday May 22, 2006.