Who is this Kevin Lundberg guy? A quick primer...
Since I have a particular interest in Larimer County and I can't vote against Cory Gardner in 2012, I thought it would be wise for me to find out who this Kevin Lundberg guy is.
All I can find is that he thinks gay marriage is the most important issue facing the United States, and has thought so for many years, and that he was pushing the personhood issue WAY before it was cool. He seems to be a Christian crusader that's not all that focused on the things the rest of us are concerned about.
In 2005: Colorado Lawmaker Says Gay Marriage Promotes Bestiality:
Rep. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) and Rep. Jim Welker (R- Loveland) called the news conference to tout their proposed amendment to bar gays and lesbian from marrying.
Colorado already has legislation that blocks same-sex marriage. But, Lundberg said that it could be overturned by judges. Lundberg called it "the most significant domestic issue of the decade."
Really? That was the most important issue facing us in 2005?
Also in 2005: Lawmakers debate bills concerning abortion, emergency contraception
[Lundberg introduced] A bill that would change the legal definition of pregnancy in Colorado. Currently the law says pregnancy begins when an embryo is implanted in a woman's uterus. The proposal would change it so pregnancy begins at conception. House Bill 1155
That bill sure sounds familiar.
Early last year, Lundberg was at the forefront of the debate to stop the civil unions bill:
In the past couple of decades some nations have already changed their laws to include civil unions and/or same-sex marriages. In the brief time since those changes began, particularly in the countries of France and Sweden, marriage has not become a greater influence on the culture. In those countries marriage has diminished in acceptance and practice. Marriage has become more of the exception than the rule. With this diminished role of healthy marriages in those cultures the state has, by default, become the greater influence in citizen's lives. Then, not only has marriage diminished, so has liberty.
Gay's entering into civil unions, according to Kevin Lundberg, not only destroys the role of hetero marriages but it also destroys our liberties. Lundberg went all out to fight that bill, because heaven forbid homosexual Coloradans not be discriminated against. And he claimed he fought it because it was the state getting involved too much in marriages.
And then more recently, Lundberg decided that the state needed to be more involved in marriages, especially in those having children. He was to introduce a bill requiring a longer period before a divorce could be finalized and then state-mandated couples counselling.
"In my mind, this is an appropriate step to ensure better, stronger families in Colorado," he said.
He has since decided not to introduce the bill, but the fact that he announced he would shows how much he thinks his values should be in our bedrooms and our marriages.
Kevin Lundberg seems to think his being an elected official is for the sole purpose of imposing his values on everyone's family lives. How about doing something that would help our communities thrive and staying out of my family life?
With a few minutes of searching the internet, I know all I want to know about Kevin Lundberg...