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GOP rep with gay son: Iím still a no on gay marriage (Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona)
Hot Air ^ | April 1, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/01/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Via NRO, Rob Portman was criticized by gay-marriage supporters for reconsidering his stance on SSM only after it affected him personally. This guy, naturally, will be criticized harshly for not reconsidering his stance after it affected him personally. His choice of words is interesting, though. Not only does he not think that his son chose to be gay, he uses a term more often heard from gay-rights supporters when he says he hasn’t “evolved” to the point of supporting SSM. More backstory via WaPo:

Salmon voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and for a ban on gay adoptions in Washington, D.C. His wife, Nancy Salmon, led the Arizona chapter of the group United Families International during an unsuccessful 2006 fight to ban gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in the state constitution. (A narrower marriage amendment was passed two years later)…

Salmon’s son, also named Matt Salmon, leads the Arizona Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-gay rights GOP group. In a 2010 interview with the Phoenix New Times, the 22-year-old revealed that he was dating Kent Flake, the second cousin of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). In the article, both young men discussed coming out to their conservative Mormon families....

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TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: arizona; gaymarriage; gop; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; lds; logcabingop; logcabinrepublicans; mormons; republicans; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 04/01/2013 6:07:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the guy can still care about his gay son and not yet bow his knee to the Gay Mafia trying to force sodomy down everyone’s throat?

Good for him.

The approach that is appropriate is to hate the sin, but love the sinner—the approach in the classic Christian sense. We certainly should not be celebrating the activity.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 6:14:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Conservatives really need to be careful where they send their children to school. Check to make sure there are no homosexuality recruiters on the faculty or on campus.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 6:18:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Homosexuality is a sin just as heterosexual promiscuity is a sin.

In the end, there is only the abandonment of ALL licentiousness.

The Lord must come first...before any consideration of sexual matters.

Sorry hedonists...your penis must die so that your spirit can live.

4 posted on 04/01/2013 6:20:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thinking about these “gay” children.
Is it now fashionable to have a “gay” child?
This issue is becoming boring.........really boring.
Most of the people I know, even those who have no problem with homosexuality are sick to death of talking about it.
Bottom line you can love your child and still disapprove of their choices.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:43 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

The Gay battle is not about children or tolerance. It is about embracing Satanism (the Gay Mafia may not even know this...but they will soon enough). It is about the tolerance of evil.

Lasciviousness has vast Satanic power. Satan knows our nerve endings infinitely better than we do.

That is the battle front in this war. Our pleasure centers (i.e. give me this now...before I have to earned it...gimme, so that I might revel in it...and the ease with which I have achieve it).


6 posted on 04/01/2013 6:30:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I was growing up there was something called shame.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 6:33:46 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: RoosterRedux

You are correct.
Homosexual a sin of the flesh, is satanic.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 6:40:25 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My concerns are the first amendment and how it is protected in this environment. As far as the morality of the act itself, I believe that it is morally disordered but so are a lot of other things we take for granted now in this culture. I think its interesting that Dante, in Purgatorio, puts the homosexual lovers in the highest level of Purgatorio, closest to Heaven. Not that he was a great theologian but shows that the shame of the sin in his day was less than the shame of the Pope he put in hell. Betrayal of a friend or of God compared to loving the wrong person.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 7:26:33 PM PDT by Mercat (I'm loving this Pope)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do think that a lot of these gay kids of conservatives are due to the dad being too busy to properly raise the kid...in other words, it’s a type of rebellion for what the kid perceives (rightly or wrongly) as neglect by the dad.

It’s a no-win for us, as it’s hard to be prominent, yet still watch your kids like a hawk, which you have to do, given the recruiting going on - so we end up like this.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 7:26:58 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“When I was growing up there was something called shame.”

In my day, we had 9 planets!


11 posted on 04/01/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it IS a choice. Unless its rape, its a choice.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 8:39:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

was he molested as a kid?


13 posted on 04/01/2013 8:39:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd definitely be interested in a few things on this issue with these families: how long have they lived in the DC area; did their sons attend schools in DC; and did their sons attend public grade and high schools, in DC area?

I personally think that the cesspool in and around DC is as bad if not worse than in Hollywierd for wholesome living.

Even Mormon kids, if they spend enough time in government schools and Ivy League colleges and universities, and saturated by liberals morning, noon and night that the influence of liberalism is many time stronger than the influence from their families and religion.

14 posted on 04/01/2013 9:00:47 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s called being principled.

If my son were an adulterer, I’d still be against adultery.

If he were a bigamist, I’d still be against bigamy.

If he were a fornicator, I’d still be against fornication.

And none of that means I’d “hate” him.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 11:00:32 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, but the Gay Population is EXPLODING!! It is no longer 1-2% ——it SEEMS like it’s 10% because NOW it’s a COOL thing.....although it’s Dancing on the Trapdoor of HELL!


16 posted on 04/02/2013 1:56:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This will repeat but main topic is that there is something wrong with gayism, lesbianism & transexuality (worse than gays). Sad truth is that we’ve lost the war on homosexuality as since 2000, discussion mainly is about marriage. Too many young people (those under 30 years old) see nothing wrong with gayism/lesbianism. When people see nothing wrong with gay/lesbian behaviors, then marriage becomes inevitable.

Gay/lesbian marriage is a moot point, because again, it’s about the fact that there’s something wrong with gay/lesbian behaviors & transexuality & not enough discussion is being given to the latter. If a person son is a drunkard, it’d be a bad idea to approve of drunkardism because a family member is. Some people have criminals in family, but it’d be a bad idea to support crime because 1’s son turned out to be murderer. Yes it’s human nature for family to stand by their kids even if a kid is a murderer, but it’s a bad idea to approve of the behavior. Anyhow, there’s too much talk about gay/lesbian marriage when again, that topic’s a moot point. Talk must be about that there’s something wrong with gay & lesbian behaviors but when people see nothing wrong with gay/lesbian behaviors, then marriage becomes inevitable.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 11:39:20 AM PDT by salamancaspain
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To: GeronL

It’s undebatable truth that if a person’s a victim of childhood sex abuse, then it’s more likely he or she will do gay/lesbian conduct repeating what he learned. Many gays were victims of homosexual rapes when they were boys such as by gay priests. Childhood sex abuse especially homosexual rape is a major cause of gay behaviors because boys who are homosexually raped are more likely to do gay behaviors in adulthood. I’ve never heard a straight person blame childhood sex abuse for reason a man is married to a woman & has kids with her but I’ve heard some gays & lesbians blame bad things such as childhood sex abuse. We must search for curing homosexuality & transexuality.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 11:55:24 AM PDT by salamancaspain
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To: salamancaspain

bump!


19 posted on 04/02/2013 3:24:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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