First, PA Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) killed a simple resolution proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month because he said, "it has a homosexual agenda.” You can read the full resolution here. Can anyone else find anything remotely like a "homosexual agenda" within it?
Later that same day he opposed a measure to increase marriage license fees from $3 to $28 with the extra $25 to be allotted to a fund for victims of domestic abuse because he claimed that it was "a slap in the face to family values":
Rep. Darryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, expressed opposition by noting that the extra money would not flow to the state court system, but instead help the Department of Public Welfare assist victims of domestic violence.Again, the mind boggles.
"Asking people to pay a 700 percent increase on their marriage license fee so that domestic violence organizations across the state can access more money from the state ... is a slap in the face to family values and to individuals who actually want to enter into the institution of marriage," said Metcalfe said, according to Capitolwire.com.
This is not Metcalfe's first controversy. Last year, he raised the ire of many when before a vote on a resolution to recognize the 60th annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community he said on the House floor, "The Muslims do not recognize Jesus Christ as God, and I will be voting negative."
This is also not the first time that Metcalfe has appeared in a post at 2pj. Back in 2005, Metcalfe was demanding that all voters present a photo ID at the polls.
But my favorite moment for this "God, Guns & Gays" Republican occurred on PCNC's Night Talk program. Metcalfe said on the show that he "chose heterosexuality." (If only the host had asked him what he was before he chose to be heterosexual...)
If you believe that there should be a vote on the resolution recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month and that Metcalfe should apologize for his insensitive remarks, you can take action at Keystone Progress.