Skip to comments.The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
Posted on 08/19/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT by throwback
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Government needs to get out of the marrying business.
Where is the barf alert?
Turncoat Ted Olson wants to don the mantle of conservative after what he’s done?
Homosexual(gay) marriage = oxymoron
He likes the victory Homosque too.
Looking forward to reading part 2 of the article; “The Conservative Case in support of Polygamy”. If “love” is the only criteria for marriage, then polygamy is the next step.
My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican challenge the "traditional" definition of private property ownership and press for an "activist" interpretation of the Constitution to create another "new" constitutional right?
My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on a lifetime of exposure to persons of different backgrounds, histories, viewpoints, and intrinsic characteristics, and on my rejection of what I see as superficially appealing but ultimately false perceptions about our Constitution and its protection of equality and fundamental rights.
Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward theft. This does not make sense, because the thief's newfound property promotes the values conservatives prize. Property ownership is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between an individual and society which creates a social and economic partnership between citizens. We encourage people to own property because the commitments they make to improving and profiting from their possessions provides benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Property ownership requires thinking beyond one's own immediate needs and providing for the future. It transforms a citizen from a non-stakeholder into an involved citizen who shares aspirations with his peers, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be thieves want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it.
Ummm, dunno. Because he's got a new girlfriend and her friends think it's cool? That's usually the reason. Buh-bye, Ted. Hope your late wife is prayin' for ya from Heaven. You're in a bad "place," and the devil likes it like that.
Now that tolerant Ted has come out in favor of the Victory Mosque, maybe his next article should be “The Muslim Case for Gay Marriage.”
Go luck with that one, Ted!
Conservatives do not "prize" deviancy.
“How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the “traditional” definition of marriage and press for an “activist” interpretation of the Constitution to create another “new” constitutional right?”
Because like any other filthy RINO, you are more interested in being liked by the gang, then doing what is right.
I am sick of these phony plastic banana jerks.
At least Ted makes the case why it’s good for society to change the ages old definition of marriage. I don’t buy a word of it but at least it’s better than the usual “I want it because I want it and it’s fair”.
So, what’s the “conservative case” for square circles?
A liberal cesspool of a dying magazine isn’t even qualified to know what conservative is?
This is absolutely disgusting. Ted Olson has sold his soul or lost his mind or both!
Marriage is a Sacrament of the Church.
Government should stay out of it altogether. Otherwise...
Homosexuality is sinful behavior. In the bible it is described as an abomination. Homosexuals undermine society and erode moral values. It is a lifestyle that is both physically and spiritually unhealthy.