The 54th and a chopping block
Candidate Shaun Kenney: "While supporters claim the bill [SB 1338] is a free enterprise initiative that will make Virginia a more competitive business environment, newspapers like the Richmond Times Dispatch saw through the spin, appropriately labeling their story, Health Coverage for Gay Couples Set....our delegate voted wrong on the bill." ShaunKenney.com
Supporters of Kenney: "I also share Shaun's belief in traditional family values, which he vows to defend against activist judges and revisionist lawmakers." - Letter to the Editor, Free-Lance Star
Another supporter: "I will not support anyone who refuses to be honest about his record....There is one Shaun that I will trust--Spotsylvania Republican Committee Chairman Shaun Kenney." Letter to the Editor, Free-Lance Star
Yet another supporter: "I hope this year the voters will look more at the candidates' records and not at the campaign rhetoric." Letter to the Editor, Free-Lance Star
Poster Kenney, 9/12/03: "This could be placing my proverbial head on the chopping block, but here goes. . .
It seems as if there is a lack of distinction between a moral act and an ethical condonence of an act. For instance with homosexuality, there is a majority in the United States that believes that morality is unacceptable behaviour, but there is a roughly equal number of people who have no problem with homosexuality as the freely exercised rights of that individual.
As a Catholic, I do not believe homosexual acts to be moral. But to take the extreme position of stating that they have no right to participate in everyday activities, that their opinions should be ridiculed or sidesteped for convenience, or that they are somehow less-than-valued members of society is an incorrect belief.
In short, I am not writing to defend a morality of homosexual conduct. What I am saying is that homosexuals are indeed a part of today's American framework, and rather than slinging Bible verses at them we should be engaging in a more respectful tone that doesn't revert to namecalling or ignorance - and that goes for both sides.
An ethical response in American eyes would be to share one's opinion on the matter and then leave things be. (original emphasis) Excessive moralizing can be just as dangerous as unchecked notions of morality."
FredTalk Posting (his post is deleted, but disillusionedx2's post quotes him roughly half-way down)
Is he really the hard-core family protecting 2nd Amendment lover that he's now telling Spotsylvania he'll be in office? Is he "leaving things be" by running for office? Or is he opportunistic? That's all questions that constituents of the 54th deserve to truthfully know.
The rat stink gets, well, smellier...
As I have more time to find quotes, and not so-called spin, I'll post them here.
Edit: Read the other posts on this subject...
Remember the 54th! Or something...
Update on Shaun Kenney and the 54th
Update on the 54th primary
Beating the old (54th) horse
Kenney and his promises - 5/5/05