Friday, September 18, 2009

Please, someone run against Metcalfe next year

PA State Rep: Domestic violence= family values?
by Michael Morrill
Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 09:20:54 AM PDT

A simple resolution to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was halted by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican representing Butler. Why? Because, he said, "It has a homosexual agenda."

No, I'm not making this up. Here is the rest of the quote from his remarks on the House floor, objecting to the resolution: "I protest, this is not non-controversial, and if you read the language it has a homosexual agenda."1

On the same day, also on the House floor, he made matters worse. The House was about to vote on increasing marriage license fees from $3 to $28, with the increased amount going to a fund for victims of domestic abuse. Metcalfe opposed the measure, calling the funding of domestic violence programs "a slap in the face to family values."2 The bill passed despite his outrageous claim.


  1. I am appalled and disgusted by the absurdity of this man. It is probably wrong of me to say so... but I wish someone would beat on him awhile, while verbally acosting him so he could get a taste of what it's like to be a victim of domestic violence.