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White House Officially Recognizes Homosexual Unions and Parenting?
Christian News Wire ^ | May 30, 2007

Posted on 05/30/2007 10:04:56 AM PDT by Between the Lines

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Personally I think they are reading way too much into this, but I would agree that the caption to the photo isn't in line with Whitehouse policy.

Link to the photo with caption.

1 posted on 05/30/2007 10:04:57 AM PDT by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines

Why not? They recognize illegal border invaders...


2 posted on 05/30/2007 10:08:04 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: Between the Lines

I think they are officially recognizing little Samuel David. Period.


3 posted on 05/30/2007 10:08:15 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Between the Lines

These aren’t good arguments at all. Is adoption also “playing house” because the parents are not biological? Doesn’t make sense.


4 posted on 05/30/2007 10:08:21 AM PDT by billybudd
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To: Between the Lines

I’m with you.


5 posted on 05/30/2007 10:08:23 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Between the Lines

So he has no father?


6 posted on 05/30/2007 10:08:48 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TommyDale

This thread is being hijacked. Remain in your seats. We are returning to the airport.


7 posted on 05/30/2007 10:09:31 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: TommyDale
Please. I disagree with the immigration bill (which is OT), but releasing a picture with a grandchild and equating it to an endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle is silly and a bit of a stretch.
8 posted on 05/30/2007 10:10:45 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: sageb1

I think you are correct. I think Dick Cheney handles this situation in exemplary fashion.

You can still love someone even when you don’t agree with them. The Cheney’s obviously love their daughter, and will love their grandson.


9 posted on 05/30/2007 10:11:27 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Perdogg

I think the Bush White House has lost all sense of direction.


10 posted on 05/30/2007 10:13:22 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: Between the Lines
Here's the picture of the father they forgot to post:


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11 posted on 05/30/2007 10:13:41 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Perdogg
"...releasing a picture with a grandchild and equating it to an endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle is silly and a bit of a stretch."

Yes, it is.

12 posted on 05/30/2007 10:13:59 AM PDT by Theresawithanh (You are my tagline, my only tagline, you make me happy when skies are gray...)
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To: luckystarmom

I’ve seen nothing to indicate the Cheneys disagree with their daughter on her lifestyle.


13 posted on 05/30/2007 10:14:06 AM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Between the Lines

What is so hypocritical of this Administration is its “double-speak.”

true, but other issues this WH and administration double-speak about are downright dangerous and subversive to our country and our way of life.


14 posted on 05/30/2007 10:16:02 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: drpix

LOL! Good one!


15 posted on 05/30/2007 10:17:14 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: Between the Lines

This shouldn’t be turned into a political statement.


16 posted on 05/30/2007 10:17:53 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: billybudd
These aren’t good arguments at all. Is adoption also “playing house” because the parents are not biological? Doesn’t make sense.

I was thinking the same thing. My wife and I have two adopted sons and I'm sure they consider us their "real parents."

You could turn this argument around and argue that a biological father who deserts the mother before the child is born is a "real parent." That wouldn't make any sense at all.

That being said, the caption under the picture of Cheney's grandchild could have said "Cheney celebrates, along with his daughter's partner, the birth of Mary's child..."

17 posted on 05/30/2007 10:18:22 AM PDT by 50mm (la prensa dos en traducir mi línea de etiqueta al inglés)
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To: Between the Lines

I think they are reading into it to much as well. They act as though Cheney should have nothing to do with his daughter or grandson... not exactly Christian-like (before anybody points it out, yes, I know, Cheney has made it clear he has no problem with homosexuals marrying - I’m not arguing that one o way or the other, just that Cheney and his wife have acted appropriately in regards to their daughter/grandson).


18 posted on 05/30/2007 10:18:23 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Between the Lines
Heather Poe is Mary Cheney's live-in lesbian lover. She may act like a parent, she may treat the baby as a parent, she may love this baby with all of her heart, but in this reality we all live in, Heather Poe is NOT the baby's real parent. She has NO biological connection to the child whatsoever. Some man, the baby's real Daddy, is the child's other REAL parent.

No wonder I'm confused. I was raised in a foster home by two people who later adopted me when I was around three and half years old. For as long as I can remember, I have referred to these two people as "mom," "dad," and "my parents." Thanks to the Christian News Wire, I now realize that my real parents are not the people who fed me, housed me, clothed me, and cared for me when I was sick -- because I do not have a biological connection to them -- but rather, my real parents are two strangers who I know nothing about other than they were so dysfunctional that social services removed me from them and placed me in foster care and eventually initiated proceeding to terminate their parental rights, which they did not bother to oppose.

19 posted on 05/30/2007 10:18:48 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
"Double speak?" Would you prefer the White House issue a fatwa?
20 posted on 05/30/2007 10:22:19 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Between the Lines
Kicked in the teeth again by the Bush Administration.


21 posted on 05/30/2007 10:27:12 AM PDT by fishtank (We have human public servants, not semi-divine potentates.)
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To: Between the Lines
Personally I think they are reading way too much into this, but I would agree that the caption to the photo isn't in line with Whitehouse policy.

I agree. They are reading way, way too much into this one. After all, what're they going to say? The only other option is to just not name one of the people in the picture. I feel bad for this child, as I think it's unfair to grow up without a father, and it's especially unfortunate when that happens to a child by the choice of his parent(s).
22 posted on 05/30/2007 10:29:10 AM PDT by JamesP81 (Isaiah 10:1 - "Woe to those who enact evil statutes")
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To: luckystarmom

Should Dick Cheney strangle the kid when none are looking? What would happen if they refused to see the child?

There is a good chance that the “father” will split before too long, it happens lot in these types of partnerships.

The child deserves love and forgiveness and will need more support from the grandparents than one raised in a healthily normal family. It looks like Cheney and his wife will make a good set of grand parents.


23 posted on 05/30/2007 10:38:02 AM PDT by Goldwater and Gingrich
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To: Between the Lines

The paernts are the mother and whoever donated the sperm.


24 posted on 05/30/2007 10:41:48 AM PDT by stockpirate (IF BUSH SIGNS THIS POS IMMIGRATION BILL, I WILL NOT VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN!)
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To: Between the Lines
Personally I think they are reading way too much into this

Most definitely.

25 posted on 05/30/2007 10:44:15 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Irish Rose
I’ve seen nothing to indicate the Cheneys disagree with their daughter on her lifestyle.

What would you have him do, specifically?

26 posted on 05/30/2007 10:45:46 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: billybudd

Agreed. Weak argument.


27 posted on 05/30/2007 10:45:46 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: Labyrinthos
Thanks to the Christian News Wire, I now realize that my real parents are not the people who fed me, housed me, clothed me, and cared for me when I was sick -- because I do not have a biological connection to them -- but rather, my real parents are two strangers who I know nothing about...

Thanks for that post. I have an adopted daughter, and if anyone from the "Christian" News Wire ever dared to suggest that she somehow wasn't really my daughter, they'd have one angry momma to deal with. Why this group is sticking its nose into someone else's private family business (especially our Vice President's family) is beyond me.
28 posted on 05/30/2007 10:46:29 AM PDT by mngran
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To: Between the Lines

I have no qualms with the Cheneys welcoming this little angel into their family. My only question is, have they issued official pictures when their other 5 grandchildren were born?


29 posted on 05/30/2007 10:46:32 AM PDT by murron
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To: Goldwater and Gingrich
The child deserves love and forgiveness...

What on earth has this child done that could possibly require forgiveness?
30 posted on 05/30/2007 10:47:52 AM PDT by mngran
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To: Between the Lines

Congratulations to Dick and Lynne Cheney on the grandbaby. He is theirs; they love him.

What are they supposed to do?


31 posted on 05/30/2007 10:49:33 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Between the Lines
His parents are the Cheney's daughter Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe

Ick.

32 posted on 05/30/2007 10:52:16 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Ah don't feeeeel no ways taihrd.)
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To: Between the Lines

I agree. Dick Cheney will be a loving grandfaher and will continue to be a loving father. Disowning one’s children because they are gay is not an act of love. Being a good father, and in this case a grandfather, too, in spite of his daughter’s ‘preference’ is a very big act of fatherly love. I mean, come on, this baby has Dick Cheney as a grandfather!


33 posted on 05/30/2007 10:52:58 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what an Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: MEGoody
What would you have him do, specifically?

THank you for asking that question.

I will enjoy crickets chirping as I wait for some of these poster to reply.

34 posted on 05/30/2007 10:56:35 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what an Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: Between the Lines

Bush is morphing into more of a democrat before our eyes. What’s the surprise?


35 posted on 05/30/2007 11:01:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Between the Lines

Reading this as sometype of endorsement is ridiculous.

This forum certainly has people who feel strongly about issues, but trying to read something like this into a family photo shows a Kerry-like spin on Lynn.


36 posted on 05/30/2007 11:03:47 AM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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I would say they are definitely reading into it AND quite a dishonest title if you ask me. That is a stretch at best. I was expecting to read something about how George Bush added something on the website praising gay marriage or something. This is just a total distortion of the truth. Man I think this website and whoever the author is wanted George Bush to spit on Vice President Cheney or something. I am not for all this nonsense either, but to lie and distort is not right.


37 posted on 05/30/2007 11:10:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: massgopguy

Let no one suggest he is the second coming.


38 posted on 05/30/2007 11:10:47 AM PDT by Frwy (We need to get those crats to stop the Demo.)
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To: Labyrinthos; mngran
Thanks to the Christian News Wire...

No, you have The Parents Group who wrote this article to thank for this. Christian News Wire neither writes nor edits the articles on it site. It is merely a site where Christian groups can present their own press releases.

39 posted on 05/30/2007 11:11:55 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: doc30
How about this.

If Seinfeld has to say “not that there’s anything wrong with that” in an episode discussing homosexuality, how about if our representatives, like Bush, are required to say, “not that we recommend children being raised in same-sex arrangements”?

What’s good for the goose...

Of course this won’t happen, because it’s not PC. But it is PC that is killing us as a nation and helping to split the traditional family apart, which is the bedrock of our nation.

No, we’ll all just smile and say automatically, like Pavlov’s dogs whenever we mention what doesn’t look right and what history has proved to be harmful to people and nations, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

40 posted on 05/30/2007 11:18:15 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Between the Lines

I imagine the White House has photographers on call every working day, as various photo ops occur. Lynne Cheney visited her father with his grandson, and the VP asked that a picture be taken.

I doubt whether Bush had anything to do with it, or that it means anything except that the Cheneys wanted a picture and a photographer was handy.

The photographer is paid by the government and puts his usual heading on it, to identify the photo in the usual manner.


41 posted on 05/30/2007 11:19:42 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Between the Lines

Thanks for the clarification.


42 posted on 05/30/2007 11:20:29 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Between the Lines

>>Personally I think they are reading way too much into this, but I would agree that the caption to the photo isn’t in line with Whitehouse policy.<<

I’m not sure what policy this violate. Adoptive parents are frequently called parents. Its also just a courtesy to the child to not dwell on the lack of marital status or gender of the adoptive parent - its not the child’s fault.

Policy goes to Federal recognition of gay marriage and I think the Bush43 administration has been pretty clear on that.


43 posted on 05/30/2007 11:26:08 AM PDT by gondramB (No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil)
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To: MEGoody
I don't know if cheney is a believer in the Bible.

but I would say something like this...

"I love my new grandchild and am blessed. I also love my daughter too, but I disagree with her decision to have a homosexual relationship and to raise a child in a homosexual relationship."

44 posted on 05/30/2007 11:26:57 AM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: MEGoody
What would you have him do, specifically?

I have no suggestions on what the Cheneys should do in this situation, but I can tell you what I did.

I have a gay daughter and have been loving and accepting of her and her partner, but not of their lifestyle. We have made clear our opinions, but my wife and I do not make life uncomfortable for them because of our opinions.

When they announced that they were going to try and get pregnant, we sat them down and explained our position. We explained why we believed that children should have a mother and a father and told them that, should they go though with this, we would sue for custody of our grandchild. We assured them that living in the South that we had a better than even chance of winning.

Though they were not happy with our decision, they still visited and were welcomed and we have always been welcomed at their home. They thought of moving elsewhere but didn't like any of the places with more liberal laws. (A lesson in how liberalism ruins a place) It has now been eight years and still no babies.

45 posted on 05/30/2007 11:30:57 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: napscoordinator
I think this website and whoever the author is wanted George Bush to spit on Vice President Cheney or something.

You maybe right. About the author:


46 posted on 05/30/2007 11:38:15 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: sageb1

I believe that also, but do you see the venom that the White House has generated for themselves with this immigration crap? Now they can do nothing right. And rightly so, I guess. People are now so angry they don’t want to see the president or the horse he rode in on under any circumstances.


47 posted on 05/30/2007 11:39:54 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: TommyDale

“I think the Bush White House has lost all sense of direction.”

I agree.

There once was a time this would have been swept under the rug.

Fact is, two lesbians are going to raise a child that will have instilled in him that homosexuality is a normal and accepted lifestyle....and on and on and on and on.

Moral decay folks! plain and simple...and from the top.


48 posted on 05/30/2007 11:44:04 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Between the Lines

So basically this guy had his jollies from about 20 to 31 years old and then suddenly said “Well the fun is over. Time for serious life.” I find that is possible, but then how can he complain about someone who is currently homosexual when that person may find out it is not the life for them at their own time. I bet you a car that the Cheney’s daughter did not have 100 partners in 11 years. I am not trying to condone the Cheney’s daughter just trying to show people that this guy led the life he now hates and expects everyone not to do the same. I know I am not explaining this right, but I wish the guy would bash somebody besides a Republican. I think we get enough of that from our advisaries. This guy is supposedly on our side.


49 posted on 05/30/2007 11:50:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: TommyDale

You’re correct but this isn’t an example of it.


50 posted on 05/30/2007 11:51:12 AM PDT by em2vn
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