Skip to comments.Gay Marriage Will Destroy the GOP
Posted on 05/30/2014 1:41:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If conservatives dont embrace the inevitable, they'll become irrelevant.
Since last year, the progress toward marriage equality has been nothing less than stunning. Nearly a year ago, the Supreme Court granted full federal recognition of married same-sex couples in declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. In rapid succession since then, federal judges in 13 states have overturned their states respective bans on same sex unions. The latest was last week in Pennsylvania, when Judge John E. Jones III, a G. W. Bush appointee, overturned the ban, writing, We are a better people than what these laws represent. Because Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to appeal the judges decision, Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Federal judges have ruled against the bans as diverse as Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Gay marriage isnt just for blue states anymore.
One of the most eloquent statements against the bans was issued earlier this month by Arkansas federal judge Chris Piazza, who argued that states ban violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Procreation is not a prerequisite in Arkansas for a marriage license, he said. Opposite-sex couples may choose not to have children or they may be infertile, and certainly we are beyond trying to protect the gene pool. A marriage license is a civil document and is not, nor can it be, based upon any particular faith. Same-sex couples are a morally disliked minority and the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages is driven by animus rather than a rational basis. This violates the U.S. Constitution.
These cases, and the others that will likely follow, can lead to just one thing: another historic case about gay marriage before the Supreme Court, one that could establish a constitutional right to marriage equality, something few legal experts thought would happen so soon after last years DOMA case.
Public opinion on this issue is marching forward as well. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 59 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. Only a third opposes it, nearly the reverse of the same poll 10 years ago. Forty percent of Republicans support it, and nearly 60 percent of Republicans between the ages of 18 and 29. Even 51 percent of white evangelicals under 35 support it, according to the Public Religion Research Institute.
And yet the Christian Right, or at least most of its self-proclaimed leaders, just wont let it go. In mid-May, a group of them called the Conservative Action Project met outside Washington, D.C., to plot their next moves and devise their agenda to push back against the Republican leadership in Congress, whom they see as too soft on Obama and his agenda. Mainstream business groups like the Chamber of Commerce, which is keen to see a GOP takeover of the Senate after missed opportunities in 2010 and 2012, are siding with the leadership.
Although some of the attendees do not share the Conservative Action Projects anti-gay agenda, most of them do. At the mid-May meeting, they reaffirmed their explicit opposition to same-sex marriage along with opposition to abortion and illegal immigration reform. Tony Perkins, head of the anti-gay Family Research Council, led a panel about restoring the traditional family as a Republican Party priority, as if almost universal opposition to gay rights has not been the partys priority for several decades.
Polling consistently shows that independents, younger voters and womenall of whom used to routinely vote Republican in presidential contestsare now more often than not reliable Democrat voters. They are also pro-gay rights and same-sex marriage, especially younger voters. Unless Republicans begin to win some of them back with policies of social tolerance, they will simply no longer be in contention in presidential elections. Slavish devotion to right-wing social policies is the road to oblivion on the national stage.
So its time to stop letting the anti-gay tail wag the Republican dog. The Christian Right spokesmens pious pleas for tolerance for their anti-gay religious convictions will fall on deaf ears (and should) as long as they continue their own intolerance for those who practice different faiths or have different sexual orientations than they do.
Ending their tight grip on the partys social agenda, and its 2016 platform, must be the top priority of those who wish to bring the Republican Party into the 21st century and make it appeal to more than just old white men.
David Lampo is the author of A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights, and he serves on the national board of Log Cabin Republicans.
What has been done can be undone.
A few years from now, lampo will be making the same arguments in favor of pedophilia and bestiality.
Once marriage is no longer restricted to one man and one woman, there can be no legal limitations on it at all that will not be found unconstitutional.
Thus, the institution will be destroyed and with it our society.
That 2% of the population has succeeded in foisting this on the other 98% is nothing short of astounding.
Because of this crap America will soon be irrelevant in the eyes of God.
Consider that a handful of judges have imposed fag marriage on what are supposed to be fifty free, self-governing republics.
God punishes national sins with national calamities.
I think that’s the point the tyrannists keep missing. The bulk of the population are against being dictated to and, at some point if sufficiently motivated, can push back a lot harder and eliminate the enemy in one fell swoop.
History shows legalized gay marriage and the acceptance of homosexuality in society in general will destroy our nation. First comes moral collapse then comes the judgment of that nation.
and certainly we are beyond trying to protect the gene pool. A marriage license is a civil document and is not, nor can it be, based upon any particular faith. Same-sex couples are a morally disliked minority and the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages is driven by animus rather than a rational basis. This violates the U.S. Constitution.Heh. Just wow. Did this cretin overturn laws against intrafamily marriage? "we are beyond trying to protect the gene pool."
And being opposed is based on aniumus, so being opposed is unconstitutional. To borrow the author's characterization, "How eloquent."
The arguments like procreation isn’t a prerequisite is about as assinine as you can get, since the whole premise of marriage was designed to join people together to form strong families and GROW communities!!
The same argument can be made AGAINST homosexual-marriage: love is not a prerequisite for marriage otherwise we wouldn’t allow for easy annulments and quick easier divorces!
The crazy, far reaching arguments will open the door for people to marry their parents and siblings - since procreation isn’t a component anymore!!
The Pandora’s box with which these idiots are toying is going to destroy not only the moral fabric of America but also the financial future as well!! You think American money is tied up in the elites today, wait until families can hide and shift their fortunes from generation to generation a-la Royal families!
The progs are fond of asking, “What would Jesus do?”. Do they really believe that Jesus would be “pro-choice”, and approve of “gay” “marriage”?
If conservatives dont embrace the inevitableMarxists have been saying that for how many years now? About 166 years. Only tyrants demand that people embrace the inevitable which is not.
What Jesus would do is written down for all to see. But they insist on denying that.
>> the inevitable
So now it’s taxes, sodomy, and death...
They will try to eliminate inter-generational inheritance altogether so that upon death, the state absorbs all assets.
“Abolition of all rights of inheritance” is the third plank of the Ten Planks of Communism as outlined in the Manifesto.
Gay marriage will destroy the United States.
Government Marriage is not the same by definition as Biblical Marriage. Therefore, there should be a differentiation of spelling to convey which marriage is in effect. Both may have the same rights for Government benefits, but one is sanctioned by God's Word and the other by Government which either replaces God or copies another Law of Old for the socialist masses.
The ObamaNationist's made legal travel of known AIDS carriers outside the US legal for military personnel and diplomats as a first order of business - breaking our treaties to limit AIDS.
oh please its not just about gay marriage. The gay mafia revealled their intolerance to the 1st amendment with their opposition to Chick fil a and Phil Robertson.
After gay marriage they’ll go after Christians then Christian churches until all are in group think.
If you drop “legalized gay marriage and” your statement is true. What remains of western culture is going deeper into the abyss beyond where any previous culture has gone.
You have 2 pairs of people, and they are both claiming to tie the knot.
a. The first is a male and a female about 28 years old.
b. The second is a male and a male about 28 years old.
As you look at couples a & b, do you see any differences, to you anticipate any differences, and do any of the differences suggest that the two pairings are absolutely different in their nature?
The institution was destroyed in the period 1969-1973, when the following three changes were made:
1) It became terminable at will by one party with no recourse to the counterparty.
2) Its principal legal feature - sexual exclusivity - was no longer enforced by the law.
3) Bastardy was made the legal equivalent of legitimacy, as regards the obligation of fathers.
This made "traditional marriage" illegal in all 50 states, and instituted "gay marriage for heterosexuals".
That gays want in in what has become a nonbinding contract whose only legal significance is the receiving of certain government benefits is understandable.
I’d love to see a backlash on all the leftist travesties. But I don’t. Where is it. I’m ready to join.
“And yet the Christian Right, or at least most of its self-proclaimed leaders, just wont let it go”
How dare they. And who would have thought it. You know, when Christians overseas have elected to die rather than renounce their faith. Who would expect these people to be so resistant.
The only way this destroys the GOP is if they listen to this creepy looking agenda pimp.
I do not want to be relevant. I want to be right where God is. God is not where sin is, including and especially my own.
The GOP isn’t the only thing it is destroying. More importantly, it’s destroying America.
A handful of judges are engaged in a coup d’état.
When gay marriage is dictated throughout the United States, we will no longer be a free people.
We will then become the subjects of a judicial dictatorship.
And Jefferson warned us of this outcome in 1820.
I want to say upfront that this is not an endorsement of gay marriage, just something I noticed a few weeks back.
Patty Murray, who is about as dumb as a pile of rocks but who is also by virtue of seniority the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, put up a proposal to rein in the marriage penalty.
The reason is that the a big wave of newly married gays are either experiencing or about to experience the marriage penalty, and the Dems are trying to get ahead of being held to account for it ...
Let’s see, 5000 years of human civilization versus 10 years of public delusion. My bet’s on biological reality. Ask the ancient Greeks and Romans how it all worked out for them.
Marriage vs. Mar-age?
Notice how these so-called polls always show a majority in favor of same-sex marriage(I refuse to use the term “gay marriage” because it isn’t) but every time the issue has ever appeared on a ballot the sodomites have lost? The polls are worthless.
One trick pony...
June 13, 2012
David Lampo, a longtime activist with the Virginia chapter of Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) and publications director at the libertarian Cato Institute, is author of a new book, A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights, scheduled to be released on June 16 by Rowman & Littlefield.
Lampo spoke to the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner about the book at the 2012 Capital Pride festival on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, where he was promoting the book at the LCR information table.
He describes his book, A Fundamental Freedom, as a primer about gay rights for Republicans [and] all right-of-center voters.
GOPs bad reputation
The Republican party, he explained, has a bad reputation regarding gay rights and I thought it was time that somebody try to explain the concept and the philosophy behind [gay issues] from someone who shares their basic, fundamental political values.
He felt it was important that rather than liberals or leftists preaching at them about gay rights from the Left, I thought that somebody on the Right, specifically [someone] with a libertarian perspective, should address the issue with them.
David Lampo (@DavidLampo) tweeted at 7:33am - 30 May 14:
Phil Robertsons advice for the GOP politico.com/story/2014/05/ via @politico Exactly what’s wrong with the Republicans: inviting this idiot. (https://twitter.com/DavidLampo/status/472355036727496705)
David Lampo (@DavidLampo) tweeted at 3:41pm - 20 May 14:
Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Ban on Gay Marriage nyti.ms/1h5pmCU The Big Mo gets bigger, can’t be stopped. (https://twitter.com/DavidLampo/status/468854121248739328)
David Lampo (@DavidLampo) tweeted at 9:09am - 8 May 14:
The Big Reason Republicans Should Hope Jeb Bush Runs nyti.ms/1jjuDLF Cohn is right. Rs must welcome immigrants or die. (https://twitter.com/DavidLampo/status/464406659972857856)
Then don’t have assets when you check out.
David Lampo (@DavidLampo) tweeted at 8:43am - 31 Mar 14:
Republicans Are Driving the Momentum for Gay Marriage - Molly Ball - The Atlantic theatlantic.com/politics/archi Our work is paying off. (https://twitter.com/DavidLampo/status/450629366171463680)
David holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Penn State University and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia. He is cofounder of the organization Virginia Republicans Moving Forward (VRMF), which aims to promote social tolerance within the Republican Party of Virginia.
Well, If the Rs become Ds (more than they already are) on this issue, what use are they? Maybe they’ll win back some pro-gay votes, but they will lose a lot of others.
Maybe Christian conservatives will be totally disenfranchised, as far as having a party to vote for, or maybe there will be a successful third-party movement.
Whichever, I’d rather be right than be Preident, as somebody once said.
There was not a single atom of original thought in this smug, condescending, self-righteous spew. A pig slop bucket would be less disgusting. F for Failure.
So tell me again, what’s the difference between Log Cabin “Republicans” and Democrats, notably the ones who boo God at their convention? David Lampo obeisantly hoists the rainbow flag, shakes his tiny fist in God’s face and thinks he’s big stuff. And Democrats who’d like the Caligula Wing of the GOP to turn the Party into a pallid echo of themselves cheer.
How would Muslims and gay churches spell marriage?
Yeah, “become a godless Democrat or you have no future.”
Go pound sand, or your nearest bath house, faggot!
“Gay marriage will destroy the United States.”
No doubt about that as it is only a matter of time and Democrats and liberal Republicans are hastening the ultimate Destruction.
Our only option is to work harder, demand unequivocal condemnation of gay marriage by all GOP candidates and judicial appointments.
Fight gay marriage in the courts up until the point of impeaching any judge that decides in favor of gay marriage.
Stand up for States’ Rights in every state where a Federal Judge has imposed gay marriage and demand national unity and impose national standards upon those states where the legislatures or voters have forced gay marriage on the people.
Problem is, about half of the population now thinks that the sick and perverse practices of homosexuals should not only be normalized and recognized by civil authorities as legitimate basis for marriage, but must be celebrated by the rest of the population, even to the point of excluding from professional positions those who disagree with the caprophage, urolagnia, fudge-packing, carpet-munching agenda.
The sodomites were able to do this because they have unlimited access to media, entertainment, academia, corporate board rooms, and the culture at large. Now, because of the endless indoctrination over the last 30 years through these cultural institutions, they clearly have the upper hand.
With about half the people on their side nationwide, and that number growing daily, they are now able to bring to bear the institution of government. Soon, there won’t be even one state in the Union that has not succumbed to the agenda of Sodom.
Meanwhile, we have been marginalized and have very limited access to any of these institutions.
And with Big Government coming down on us now, it is no longer just a cultural matter but a legal one if you disagree with the agenda of Sodom.
We will have to start where the Sodomites started, at the bottom of the heap, because that’s where we have been relegated by the rest of our cultural and governmental institutions.
Nature, no difference in pair B. Pair A by natural biological qualification, will produce offspring. Pair B will cause, by nature, unintended tearing of the anal cavity with each encounter, rendering Pair A the only one’s able to properly excrete at age 60.
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