Thank you Rep. Johnson! You have been a caring legislator and we will miss
Now it's just more "One Party Rule, One Party Rule" in the most religiously
divided state in America.
If Johnson got in office just to push her personal agenda then shame on her. If
people want equal rights then just be the person you are and move on. If per
chance you feel you have been wronged then take it to the courts but in reality
some gay folk want exceptions to life based on their life style. Many other
gays just go about their business and are accepted for who they are. Why do we
have to know a persons sexual preference? We don't
this makes me so sad. i've been frustrated too... but Christine was a beacon of
hope. she represented the fact that dissent leads to a better democracy. Certain
legislators seem to like to gang up and pass ridiculous bills...she wasn't one
of those. today is a sad day in utah.
great quote, sounds like just the kind of person we need "Utah is a
better place when we suppress our entitled need to cast judgment on one another
and instead respect the authenticity and free agency of each person"judge not, love they neighbor, do unto others, etc.
Re Bennett 3:55 Amen! I don't agree with the lifestyle, but I strongly defend
Ms. Johnson's rights. Some of us Utahns have short memories; it
wasn't too many years ago we were the victims of Illnois and Missouri violations
of our civil rights. Ms. Johnson, Please make sure your baby's
rights are protected, whoever raises it. That's a life long commitment.
Christine, you will be missed.
I would have to agree with many of you on these threads. Many who claim to have
a 'decent idea of moral right and wrong' often have the most bile.
My example? 'Next stop , California (preferably San Francisco) where
Ms.J will have better luck with her homosexual agenda.' - 2:19 p.m.
You mean like being a mother? Natalie, do not pretend being
straight somehow makes you moral. As you seem to have little compassion for
others. It saddens me to see this woman leave, however completely
understandable. As many claim to want 'respectful dailouge' with the gay
community and then claim others to not know right and wrong. I would
like to shake this womans hand. She has worked in a state that does not like her
and still tried to be the better person. Many in Utah do not.
@Natalie J.Only in Utah would we accept hate and bigotry as
"rightT".. what am I leaving out? Oh! I know! Bribery and corruption! Those
seem to be the core values of the legislators that you would prefer, eh?And yet ethics reform, tolerance, education, and acceptance are
apparently "wrong".You can have this moral cesspool.
It does matter (I agree). Some of us are listening. It saddens me to see such
hateful, angry comments from those professing "moral right and wrong."
Why on earth would you think this announcement was irrelevant? It doesn't have
anything to do with her sexuality, the local papers announce election-related
information all the time. She's a Representative of her district in this state.
If you live in this state, therefore, her seeking re-election or choosing not to
matters significantly. What a confusing comment.
It matters to the gay population, just like an LDS leader matters to the LDS
population or a black leader matters to the black population. It matters. I
makes people feel like they are represented, even if no one is really listening.
Which seems to be the case in this state and country. But what's new?
Believe me the Eagle Forum knows and uses it in everything they can. I'm proud
that she is out and open about her sexuality. She is a brave Woman and I thank
her for her service!!
Something fishy is brewing. McCoy, Carlson, and now Johnson...?
you will be missed rep. Johnson,thank you for your service.