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First She Backs Abortion and Now "Dear Abby" Supports Homosexual "Marriage"
LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/07 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 10/10/2007 4:13:23 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINTGON, DC, October 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Famed Dear Abby columnist Jeanne Phillips, aka Abigail Van Buren, is being given an award by the homosexual activist group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for her endorsement of homosexual 'marriage'.

"I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless 'em," the syndicated advice columnist told The Associated Press. "That is the highest form of commitment, for heaven's sake."

Stephen Bennett, founder of TheParentsGroup.com, a worldwide support group for parents, family members and friends who have loved ones who are homosexual, responded swiftly to the flood of e-mails and calls from his group's members regarding "Dear Abby" and her controversial statements on "gay" marriage, and her support of the homosexual lifestyle.

"I got into the office an hour or so late today and my e- mail was flooded with people questioning 'Dear Abby's' comments. The phone has been ringing off the wall ever since," said Bennett.

Bennett, a former homosexual himself, now married almost 15 years to his wife and the father of his two children, said, "Sorry 'Dear Abby' - You are WRONG on this one!"

"Jeanne Phillips (aka Abby) is opining a lot about how very little she knows. Her using buzz words as 'homophobic' and 'inclusive' and 'judgmental' are to scare people into believing she is 'right.' Homosexual family members need to be loved and be treated with respect, yet going as far out on a limb as Phillips did, is showing FALSE love and is actually harmful. We encourage families to love their 'gay' identified loved ones unconditionally, yet without ever condoning or accepting the behavior.

"It's a fine line one learns to walk - and when you speak the TRUTH in love - it pays off. 'Dear Abby's' ignorant advice will only cause more harm and pain to a confused society, and not only to the homosexual individual, but to EVERY family member and friend involved," said Bennett.

Bennett ended, "'Encouraging young 'gay' men to accept themselves as such can lead to an early death. I wonder how you would respond to several of our Parents Group members, whose sons have died excruciating and painful deaths due to HIV/AIDS. Try comforting these inconsolable parents."

In 2001 Phillips caused a stir when she called an uncle's pro-life witness to his 11-year-old niece "out of line" in a recent advice column. The column responded to a pro-abortion mother whose child was informed by her uncle that abortion is "killing babies". After the girl asked her mother how she could think killing babies was okay, the mother was distraught and at a loss for answers.

The "Dear Abby" columnist advised the mother to "Explain that you are not in favor of killing babies, but that you feel it is important for a woman to have the right to choose. Some women's lives have been saved because they were legally empowered to make that choice. It wasn't always the case." Referring to the uncle, Abby said, "He was out of line from the beginning for having given your daughter his inflammatory answer to her question."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; dearabby; homosexualagenda; lefties; moralabsolutes
Disgusting, but hardly surprising.
1 posted on 10/10/2007 4:13:27 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 10/10/2007 4:14:02 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 10/10/2007 4:14:41 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

God is NOT going to bless them. You are dangerously wrong. It is not heavenly. It is a deadly commitment. And the parts don’t even fit.


4 posted on 10/10/2007 4:15:54 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: everyone

It’s the “highest form of commitment” because it’s God-ordained. Take away the God-ordained part, and you take away the “highest form of commitment” part, too.


5 posted on 10/10/2007 4:16:20 PM PDT by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: wagglebee

People can commit to each other all they want. I do not give a rats ass about that, what I care about is the state recognizing homosexual marriage.
I have always thought it intriguing that homosexuals say they want commitment but will not commit unless they get a marriage license (state recognized). Hey what about just living together?


6 posted on 10/10/2007 4:20:48 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: shankbear

Your comment to Wagglebee doesn’t make any sense.


7 posted on 10/10/2007 4:23:20 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: wagglebee

“Dont say you are for killing babies. Say you believe in a woman’s right to choose.”

To choose to kill her baby! How much more obvious can it be?


8 posted on 10/10/2007 4:23:37 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: shankbear
God is NOT going to bless them. You are dangerously wrong.

I know that, it's Dear Abby that doesn't.

9 posted on 10/10/2007 4:24:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Go away Dear Abby.................


10 posted on 10/10/2007 4:28:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: wagglebee

Well, she just tied herself to a party. Seems the whole culture is partisan.


11 posted on 10/10/2007 4:30:15 PM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: wagglebee

Dear Abby a doofus liberal? Whodathunkit?


12 posted on 10/10/2007 4:30:56 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: wagglebee
So how 'bout first cousins? or a guy and his sheep? How about a 20-something guy and an eight year-old with acquiescing parents? Should G-d bless them too? Does the Bible matter, Abby, or is it just another book you can buy at Barnes & Noble?

ML/NJ

13 posted on 10/10/2007 4:31:52 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: wagglebee

Next up, her cheerleading for Sharia law and sex with animals.


14 posted on 10/10/2007 4:32:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: wagglebee

About 20 years ago, Ed Peters, noted Catholic lawyer and canon lawyer, wrote an article in FIDELITY magazine, comparing the Dear Abby of 1955 and 1985. She had gone from flatly condemning divorce, teenage fornication, fornication in general, adultery, etc., to approving of divorce, fornication, adultery, sodomy, etc. Her daughter has simply picked up where her mother left off, and continued in the same direction. Or maybe Peters’s article was about Ann Landers. Either way.


15 posted on 10/10/2007 4:33:36 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: wagglebee

Does anyone read that silly column anymore?


16 posted on 10/10/2007 4:36:56 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: wagglebee

This is what happens when you are willing to sink to any low to boost readership. Hey Abby, why not do the nasty with Larry King on TV. That will work.


17 posted on 10/10/2007 4:44:01 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: wagglebee
Image hosted by Photobucket.com ABby is just another ABscess on the backside of the MSM...
18 posted on 10/10/2007 4:53:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Chode

She died in 1997!!!!!!!!!!!

This was done by a bookwriter of “Abby”


19 posted on 10/10/2007 5:03:20 PM PDT by crazyshrink
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To: kimoajax

Poor old Larry would have to have a lot of them “love pills” for that one.


20 posted on 10/10/2007 5:04:14 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wagglebee

“Anything Goes Jeanie” is a poseur.

The /real/ Abigail Van Buren had more sense. She’s probably spinning in her grave right now.


21 posted on 10/10/2007 5:05:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: crazyshrink

my mistake, was ann landers....her sister


22 posted on 10/10/2007 5:11:52 PM PDT by crazyshrink
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To: steve86
"Your comment to Wagglebee doesn’t make any sense."

Yes, it does. Shankbear's response: "God is NOT going to bless them. You are dangerously wrong. It is not heavenly. It is a deadly commitment. And the parts don’t even fit." is to the sentence from the article:

"I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless 'em," the syndicated advice columnist told The Associated Press. "That is the highest form of commitment, for heaven's sake."

Were you confused about the "parts not fitting" part? In other words, a man and a man...

Make sense now?

23 posted on 10/10/2007 5:27:17 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: wagglebee

I think Shankbear’s response was really to the “columinst from the Associated Press” (see article).


24 posted on 10/10/2007 5:29:16 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: jackibutterfly; steve86; shankbear

I see that now.


25 posted on 10/10/2007 5:31:40 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless 'em,

Dear Abby: Who are you to impose your moralistic arbitrary limit of "two"? After all, if three people want to commit to one other, what right do you have to say they can't?

26 posted on 10/10/2007 5:34:09 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: wagglebee

There is no more “dear abbey”. Her chores were taken over several years ago by others under the same byline.


27 posted on 10/10/2007 5:36:04 PM PDT by saganite
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To: freekitty

Well, yes, but I hate myself for it.

Very few of those advice columnists are worth shooting.

Most of them are liberal these days, and they used to be funny sometimes.

I kind of like Carolyn Hax because she is clever and calls them straight.


28 posted on 10/10/2007 5:41:04 PM PDT by altura
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To: jackibutterfly

It didn’t make sense because, as you yourself just stated, it should have been directed to a person other than Wagglebee, rather than being addressed to “you” — implying Wagglebee.


29 posted on 10/10/2007 5:42:31 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: wagglebee
...it is important for a woman to have the right to choose. Some women's lives have been saved because they were legally empowered to make that choice.

Very small "some", btw. Same tired old excuse for their evil agenda.

30 posted on 10/10/2007 5:43:40 PM PDT by babyfreep (Duncan Hunter Fan!)
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To: wagglebee

Abby has become a pagan infidel. Her sexual orientation is now to be questioned.


31 posted on 10/10/2007 5:51:21 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: steve86

It was generally a response to the article. Not to wags.


32 posted on 10/10/2007 7:18:05 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: poindexter

And why limited to people?

My toaster oven makes great grilled cheese sandwiches. I love grilled cheese sandwiches...so I love my toaster oven. I mean it.

Why can’t I marry my toaster oven?


33 posted on 10/10/2007 8:34:10 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

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34 posted on 10/11/2007 3:51:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

I would rather read Heloise Helpful Hints than that crap, but hey, don’t even buy the paper anymore, it’s so worthless.


35 posted on 10/11/2007 6:53:04 AM PDT by SaintDismas (.)
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To: wagglebee

Dear Abby,

You’re wrong.

signed Nowhere Man


36 posted on 10/11/2007 4:24:08 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (RIP, Corky, I miss you, little princess!!! (Corky b. 5-12-1989 - d. 9-21-2007))
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To: wagglebee

Well, I am surprised.


37 posted on 10/11/2007 4:26:22 PM PDT by tear gas
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To: reagandemocrat
Why can’t I marry my toaster oven?

Or in my case, my Playstation or my 1977 Mercury Cougar. B-)
38 posted on 10/11/2007 4:28:08 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (RIP, Corky, I miss you, little princess!!! (Corky b. 5-12-1989 - d. 9-21-2007))
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To: Doctor Don

lol. Well considering she is about 90 (July 2008), I doubt she has sex at all...


39 posted on 10/11/2007 4:34:52 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Past Your Eyes

You people are really stupid! From 2000-2006 the republicans had control of the executive branch, the majority in both houses of congress and a favorable supreme court. Why then didn’t they outlaw abortion? They had the power to do it. Oh and one more thing, do you people honestly believe a republican has never had an abortion before in our country?


40 posted on 10/12/2007 4:57:35 AM PDT by American Psycho
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To: American Psycho
You people are really stupid!

Not half as stupid as some. Bye!

41 posted on 10/12/2007 9:35:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: wagglebee

Isn’t “Dear Abby” Ann Lander’s sister?

I thought they were both New York City liberals.


42 posted on 10/12/2007 9:38:59 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU

Yes, they were twin sisters. “Ann Landers” died. Abby is still alive but her daughter is doing it now. Has been for some time. I’d rather listen to Dr. Laura.


43 posted on 10/12/2007 9:53:36 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I like Dr. Laura.

I hate the Landers bunch - they are leftists.


44 posted on 10/12/2007 10:48:03 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: wagglebee

Most advice columnists seem to be liberal. Just recently, one told a woman that she had managed her secret affair (she had been cheating on her husband and children for years) well, and she said she was on the fence about whether the woman should call the affair off or continue living a double life. There is one guy who writes an article in the advice section of the paper once a week. His name is Kevin Eigelbach. He is a very hardcore liberal, and his columns love to poke at conservative Christians. His column annoyed me so much this week, I punched a whole right through it.


45 posted on 10/13/2007 3:05:39 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: Pinkbell

Oops!

whole = hole


46 posted on 10/13/2007 3:06:17 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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