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White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett Apologizes for Calling Homosexuality 'Lifestyle Choice'
Fox News ^ | 10/14/10

Posted on 10/14/2010 1:15:02 PM PDT by truthandlife

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett apologized to the gay community Thursday after she referred to homosexuality as a "lifestyle choice" during a discussion about the wave of recent teen suicides.

"I meant no disrespect to the LGBT community, and I apologize to any who have taken offense at my poor choice of words," Jarrett said in a written statement.

The Obama confidante made the off-hand comment in an interview Wednesday with The Washington Post. She was talking about a speech she delivered Saturday to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, on teens who've killed themselves after being bullied over their sexual orientation.

In praising the parents of one teenager who killed himself in Minnesota, she said: "These are good people. They were aware that their son was gay. They embraced him, they loved him, they supported his lifestyle choice. But yet when he left the home and went to school, he was tortured by his classmates."

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The White House finally got something right. They called homosexuality what it is a "lifestyle choice." LOL!
1 posted on 10/14/2010 1:15:09 PM PDT by truthandlife
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If it’s not a “lifestyle choice” then it’s a mental illness. Is that what she’s saying?


2 posted on 10/14/2010 1:16:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: truthandlife

Apology? Talk about bending over and grabbing your ankles!


3 posted on 10/14/2010 1:17:23 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: truthandlife

She was momentarily confused. For liberals killing babies is a “choice”.


4 posted on 10/14/2010 1:17:28 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: truthandlife
White House apologizes....

We're all getting used to that......

5 posted on 10/14/2010 1:18:03 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: truthandlife

Rule #1 for Lefties: NEVER speak the truth


6 posted on 10/14/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: truthandlife

More evidence that the White House is completely controlled by the extreme left fringe kooks!


7 posted on 10/14/2010 1:18:43 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: truthandlife
As some pundit observed, In Washington, a "gaffe" is accidental truth-telling.
8 posted on 10/14/2010 1:18:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (octoras)
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To: truthandlife

A PC b1tch gets her lips caught in a PC trap. Funny.


9 posted on 10/14/2010 1:19:21 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: truthandlife

“…’lifestyle choice’…”

And what exactly did she say that was wrong?

Or is it, ‘the freedom to drag dalliances in from the street, like an alley cat’ is genetic or psychosomatic… or just maybe she was too close to the truth for once.

So who’s bullying who in America?


10 posted on 10/14/2010 1:20:04 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about their misdirection!)
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To: truthandlife

...morons can’t even keep their own PC terms straight...


11 posted on 10/14/2010 1:20:58 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: truthandlife

So if I were born with a burning desire to steal everything in site I can simply claim that is how I was born so I can steal anything. Sort of like a politician.

We all have desires that we do not act upon and that is what separates us from animals. If any desire is equal and can be acted upon then we are no better than animals.

Gays have made a choice to act on an unnatural desire.


12 posted on 10/14/2010 1:20:58 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: truthandlife

First, it certainly is a choice at least for some.

Second, the issue of homosexuality is one thing but am I the only one totally offended by “LGBT”?

IF you are bisexual, then how are you genetically forced to be either? Are we really claiming that people who go both ways are forced to from birth?

And is it accepted that people changing their gender are truly somehow born as the “other sex”? I believe there is a psychological condition associated with many sex chages, and also many change sexes but then are homosexual in the new sex. It’s a totally screwed up situation and if that has to be accepted along with “normal” homosexuality, then the hell with them it’s all lifestyle.


13 posted on 10/14/2010 1:21:44 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: truthandlife

Valerie Jarrett:

“I’m sorry that I assumed that you’re grown adults who are capable of making your own decisions on what you do with your own bodies.”


14 posted on 10/14/2010 1:21:44 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: the_Watchman

“For liberals killing babies is a “choice”.”

Only if you choose to kill the baby. Choosing life is repugnant to them.


15 posted on 10/14/2010 1:21:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: truthandlife

It’s an abomination.


16 posted on 10/14/2010 1:22:06 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: truthandlife

A regretable slip of the truth.


17 posted on 10/14/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: truthandlife

Next question, is a transvestite not a lifestyle choice?

How idiotic do we have to become?


18 posted on 10/14/2010 1:22:52 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly!! It’s one of the two; either a genetic defect or a lifestyle choice. My guess is that it’s a bit of both. You have those that are born with the defect and are more predisposed to be a homosexual and then you have others that, due to external influences (i.e. physical, sexual, or mental abuse), choose that lifestyle.


19 posted on 10/14/2010 1:23:07 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: truthandlife

Hmmm do I see a teleprompter in Val’s future?


20 posted on 10/14/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^)).....)
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To: truthandlife

It was the gays that FIRST called it a lifestyle choice and did so for years. Then they realized they could get farther by claiming it wasn’t a choice.


21 posted on 10/14/2010 1:24:30 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: BenLurkin

> If it’s not a “lifestyle choice” then it’s a mental
> illness. Is that what she’s saying?

No, what she is saying is that sodomy, fisting, gerbilling, golden showers, teabagging, and cacophagism are normal behaviors.

The “gay community” has even dropped, “we were born that way, we can’t help it” as an excuse.

In fact, there is no excuse necessary anymore. Now, they want all their behaviors to be accepted as perfectly normal, and within the bounds of normal human sexual behavior, regardless of how depraved and perverse.

This explains in part the big push for bisexuality.


22 posted on 10/14/2010 1:25:09 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Vasilli22

Maybe it’s a virus.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 1:26:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: samtheman
Yep. She slipped for a moment and said what she thought and not what she is coached to say.

This just exposes, once again, that the liberals do not genuinely believe what they spew to the cameras.

24 posted on 10/14/2010 1:27:25 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: truthandlife
How awful. The Speech Police caught up to her.

Bull Dykes in sunglasses with batons? Bleaaa....

25 posted on 10/14/2010 1:27:25 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: truthandlife
Wordgames. The Sex Positive agenda as espoused by SEICUS, Planned Parenthood, Reich, Kinsey, feminists, and others draws no distinction between sex acts that are purely voluntary and those that are "genetic".

Their position is that sex (orgasm in particular) is a birthright to be enjoyed by everyone at every age with no moral judgements over pairings of any kind (regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s)).

If it feels good, do it. The "genetic component" is just a mcguffin to persuade the malable with the excuse "couldn't help it", "born that way". People in civilized societies can reject physical attraction to a "possible partner" because they don't meet one or more established criteria (too young, related, already dating someone who is possibly even a friend or family member, either one of you is already married (and not to each other)...) Sex positive proponents don't care about any of them.

Bill Ayers wrote in his memoirs that he engaged in partner swapping and homosexual encounters with other members of the Weather Underground because they sought to "smash monogamy".

26 posted on 10/14/2010 1:28:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Williams

It seems that the state has an interest in discouraging such relationships for the simple reason that the children who are rasied in them are bound to have retarded social skills.


27 posted on 10/14/2010 1:28:52 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Westbrook

When you try to escape reality and cover the truth with lies,
you’re eventually going to go insane from cognitive dissonance.

These homos have their consciences constantly nagging them that “this behavior isn’t right”,
and insist that society shout at them that it IS right,
thinking that enough voices outside will drown out the voice from the inside.


28 posted on 10/14/2010 1:29:14 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: truthandlife

Boy, am I ever sick of this pandering. They’ve got everyone running for cover over the stupidest stuff.

Paladino is getting his butt kicked because he didn’t cater to one group, gays. What about every other group in the state, don’t they matter? Is their governor only supposed to represent gays?

The inmates are running the asylum.


29 posted on 10/14/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: pallis

The judge who is seeking to toss out Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell says it is an evolutionary trait that monkeys and humans share.

Someone needs to learn about the birds and bees and realize that homosexuals do not procreate.


30 posted on 10/14/2010 1:30:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: 5thGenTexan

The motivating goal behind all liberal actions is to increase the political power of the class of talentless, shiftless, unskilled, do-nothing elitists who currently rule the western world.

It’s all about those phony-baloney jobs, man! They say what they say and do what they do to advance in their phony-baloney jobs!


31 posted on 10/14/2010 1:31:04 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: truthandlife

Its how these Chablis liberals talk when they are with their own kind.


32 posted on 10/14/2010 1:32:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Williams
IF you are bisexual, then how are you genetically forced to be either? Are we really claiming that people who go both ways are forced to from birth? And is it accepted that people changing their gender are truly somehow born as the “other sex”?

It's a cult like Islam. If you become one, you "ARE one" for life.

They encourage "experimentation" and "curiosity" but if you realize that "NO" you do NOT like it, you are "lying to yourself" and some "crackpot" has attempted to "deprogram" you.

The homosexual community considers bisexuals to be people who are afraid to come out as homosexuals.

33 posted on 10/14/2010 1:34:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: truthandlife

Valerie Jarrett is a slum lord bent on keeping her people on the plantation. Enough said.


34 posted on 10/14/2010 1:35:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: truthandlife

Apologizing for speaking the truth - and if there is any class of people that simply cannot stand the truth, it’s the homosexuals.


35 posted on 10/14/2010 1:36:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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Very interesting that now ultra leftists cannot even say that homosexuality is a "lifestyle choice" which of course used to be what the homosexual agenda pushers themselves said. Remember "sexual prefence"? Then it was "sexual orientation". The homosexual agenda is NOT a niche agenda that doesn't affect others; it affects every one who values freedom of speech, religion and association and doesn't want to see the US turn into an Orwellian slash Brave New World. Read a fool in paradise's excellent comment 26.

36 posted on 10/14/2010 1:38:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: truthandlife

Perverts who don’t want to hear the truth demand the White House not speak the truth.

What pathetic country we live in.


37 posted on 10/14/2010 1:38:45 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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She said it because that’s what Barry boy told her. He wasn’t born that way, it’s just his lifestyle choice and MOS is his beard.


38 posted on 10/14/2010 1:40:11 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Caractacus..or Bob if a boy & Boudicca if a girl....such hard decisions for dearie Snidely)
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White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett Apologizes for Calling Homosexuality ‘Lifestyle Choice’
Fox News ^ | 10/14/10

Why apologize for speaking the truth. Has America become that sick that we can not be honest?


39 posted on 10/14/2010 1:45:18 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: a fool in paradise

Your comment deserves a “Nail Meets Hammer” graphic!


40 posted on 10/14/2010 1:47:10 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: truthandlife
There aren't a lot of choices.

If God is correct, the queers are Sodomites and should be destroyed ...

Nope, I don't think they want THAT one.

If it's a disease, it must be cured, eradicated ... I don't think they want that one, neither.

If it's a mental quirk, well once again it is something to be cured and I think they've agreed to not accept that.

If homosexuality is a choice, that means they have voluntarilly taken posession of desease and death (ala AIDS) and are suicidally dangerous around all non homosexual society ... I'm pretty sure thay're not gonna' go for THAT.


I don't know what else the cause or reason for homosexuality could be unless they're trying to say it's normal ... in which case they are vastly outnumbered and couldn't possibly be correct.


I guess it IS a lifestyle choice, and to paraphrase Wilcow, "We're right, they're wrong, end of argument"

.. and if queers insist on promotiong themselves as normal members of society, we may, as a social structure, decide to cleanse ourselves of this unGodly, wrong choice, desease, generic fluke.

41 posted on 10/14/2010 1:53:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: truthandlife

Placing ones pee pee into someone’s poo poo, is in fact a “lifestyle choice”.


42 posted on 10/14/2010 1:54:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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is in fact a “lifestyle choice”.

So is autoerotic asphyxiation.

43 posted on 10/14/2010 2:05:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: truthandlife

I guess the new PC line is that homosexuals don’t make “choices?” - Who knew they are programmed like animals to copulate whenever, wherever, and with whomever happens to be available?


44 posted on 10/14/2010 2:16:39 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: a fool in paradise

I agree. I’ve seen that trick up close. I have attended many death investigations wherein the release mechanism had failed for the deceased. This kind of death was always a tough one to explain to the poor family members.


45 posted on 10/14/2010 2:18:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: truthandlife

It is a lifestyle choice.


46 posted on 10/14/2010 2:21:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: truthandlife

Here is a list of what many doctors refer to as “Lavender” diseases. They occur with extraordinary frequency among male homosexuals.

Anal Cancer
Chlamydia trachomatis
Cryptosporidium
Giardia lamblia
Herpes simplex virus
Human immunodeficiency virus
Human papilloma virus
Isospora belli
Microsporidia
Gonorrhea
Viral hepatitis types B & C
Syphilis

I posted this on youtube a while ago. You would not believe the venom and filthy comments that were returned. The one thing that struck me as odd was through all the comments not one disputed the facts.


47 posted on 10/14/2010 2:26:31 PM PDT by skimask
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To: truthandlife
I think we need to be careful with words. Living any type of lifestyle is a choice and engaging in any specific behavior is a choice.

What's not a choice for most homosexuals is their same-sex attraction. While some homosexuals admit to choosing their homosexuality such as those who adhere to the thoughts and statements on the Queer By Choice website, most don't choose their same-sex attraction. The important point is there is still no science to support the born that way theory. Another very valid point is many homosexuals have left the homosexual lifestyle.

So for those who:

While I think it's quite complicated, we're left with: for each homosexual, why or from where did same-sex attraction originate? When you objectively look at all the evidence, I think the only logical perspective is: homosexuals are confused about their sexuality.
48 posted on 10/14/2010 2:34:46 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: truthandlife

When they first described homosexualism as a “lifestyle” my dad went bonkers! He said “choosing to live in an apartment or buying a house are lifestyle choices!” Now, “lifestyle choice” is considered a slight. Talk about your Overton Window.


49 posted on 10/14/2010 2:48:38 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: truthandlife

Truth-telling will not be tolerated - rather, it will be dealt with in the most severe way possible...


50 posted on 10/14/2010 2:51:35 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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