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Posted on 12/24/2010 8:05:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Biden sees 'inevitability' for gay marriage By Russell Berman - 12/24/10 10:02 AM ET
Vice President Joseph Biden said in a television interview Friday that theres an inevitability for a national consensus on gay marriage.
The vice president, who backs civil unions but not same-sex marriage, weighed in on the issue two days after President Obama acknowledged his position was evolving.
I think the country's evolving, Biden said in the interview with ABC News. His comments were not the first time he has suggested the country would eventually accept and support gay marriage. Asked in a 2007 appearance on NBCs Meet the Press if gay marriage was inevitable, Biden replied that it probably is.
In the wide-ranging Christmas Eve interview on ABC, Biden also stood by his previous assertion that U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by 2014 come hell or high water.
The White House had clarified that remark, but Biden said Friday he was absolutely confident that the U.S. combat mission would be complete in three years, comparing the process of gradually withdrawing troops from Afghanistan to the war in Iraq, where the military declared an end to combat operations earlier this year.
The vice president did say, however, that the U.S. might retain open bases in Bagram and Kandahar beyond 2014 as part of a train-and-assist mission.
I think there's equally a prospect that they'll remain open as closed, Biden said. But we're not going to be there with 100-- my generic point was there're not going to be 140,000 ISAF forces, International Security Forces, in Afghanistan by the year 2014.
On taxes, Biden reiterated the Obama administrations call to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy after 2012, when they will expire after the extension the president negotiated in his compromise with Republicans. Yet Biden conceded that nothings a guarantee.
Biden also revealed the top of his Christmas gift list: He asked for a golf club - a two-wood, to be exact.
Joe coming out of the closet?
So, what Biden is telling us is that he and his friend Zero can make any laws they want, and we can pound sand. They have votes to hustle and too bad for the average American, because they know best.
There is a national consensus on gay marriage. Every time the issue is put to a vote, an overwhelming majority votes to ban it. The liberals just refuse to accept that.
If it does become law, we need to start movements to take away all tax benefits for marriage and treat everybody as a individual and make marriage only a religous ceremonial act... Couch it in deficit reduction and sowe can’t afford these giveaway to marriage people..
When he names the date I'll send a card but he better not expect a gift.
Biden may, but , God doesn’t. It may not be popular to opine this, but, I would be concerned more about what pleases God than Biden or obama either. But then again, obama is not my missiah, he is not even my President.
It is not about the benefits- they want to force churches to do gay marriage ceremonies. The perverts and their communist allies intend to make American Christians accept their evil.
And another so-called Catholic checks-in.
Memo to Joe:
Once we change the legal definition of marriage, the door is opened to polygamy.
That will codify, into law, a MATH PROBLEM that results in the sexual abuse of young girls. Just like we see in 3rd world Muslim countries. And the abandonment, on the side of the road, of adolescent males.
I’m here in S. Utah, so I know of what I speak.
“...tax benefits for marriage...”
I pay a penalty for being married.
I hope these queers enjoy their queerdom while on earth, the Lake of Fire awaits them.
Is it likewise “inevitable” that Biden’s motoracde will continue to have accidents? /s =.=
Joe, at the rate you guys are going Sodom & Gomorrah and it’s ultimate fate are “inevitable”.
Can anyone tell me for certain whether “marriage” is a religious institution or not? Because quite frankly, everything that a marriage gives to a heterosexual couple, a gay couple can get too by legal process. For instance, name changes, naming a heir, health beneficiaries and so on...
The first time gay military servicemen start doing as portrayed in your photo, all hell will break loose. =.=
And simultaneously, silence any opposition. They want our sons and daughters taught sex education by a teacher wearing a moustache and a dress. That is were the militant gays want to go- toward recruitment.
That is true the Problem is they are afraid to put something like that on the Ballot Because it would Lose ,Just Like we all support abortion but you will never have a Chance to vote on that also ,you will be just told that you love it by your Betters the Elite Know it alls that have done such a Great job Of Stewardship of our Country in all Matters Great and Small.
“That is were the militant gays want to go- toward recruitment.”
What many people think of as “recruitment” really isn’t so much that they want more members in the movement; they literally just want a larger pool of sexual partners (and in their lunacy don’t see anything outside of that context).
woe to those that call evil good and good evil.
For ol’ Scranton Joe, and many on both sides of the issue, the state defines marriage.
Fear not my friend. Marriage is the foundation of the nuclear family, which in turn is the foundation of the country. The demonic-rats will sacrifice the country for short term political gain (they know broken families overwhelmingly vote demonic-rat); but a broken family nation is no match for a paternalistic Islam. By the time the demonic-rats successfully destroy our society, the Muslims will take power and beat - torture - then stone to death all the immoral. The demonic-rats lust so much for power that they do not even see danger. They will be dragged to the gates of the city in shocked disbelief!
We have to tolerant and inclusive. In the future all heterosexuals will have to submit to a night of gay sex to prove their loyalties to the ideals of tolerance and inclusiveness. The Democratic party will demand it. Joe Biden will demand it. Obamas safe sex czar will demand it. If you dont submit you will be fined and forced to buy an ornament of gay Jesus for the Christmas tree.
And Scripture sees the inevitability not long after of the catching up of the church, the tribulation on earth, and the return of Christ. Luke 17:28-30, 34-36.
We know its coming because the Bible tells us. We fight against it but we also know it will be a sign of the imminent return of Jesus coming for His own and the overthrow of the world's wicked and corrupt usurpation of God's glorious rulership.
Finally a slither of clarity from Biden. 3 years means Obama is out and Palin is in and yes I could see her bringing an end to this quickly.
Gods in charge , is sovereign and eternal.
Biden will be in office no longer than 2 years.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
And pray for Biden.
Because Jesus Said so.
Tell that to the porn industry.
In my opinion, the term "institution" simply implies that marriage is and has been recognized by society as valuable to society as as such institutionalized. Society did not create marriage it simply incorporated it as something recognized successful. In the moral free market, the marketplace of ideas, some ideas are rejected and some are accepted, some are but novelty or fad while some become institutions.
Institutions come not from think tanks, elite academics, or government mandates.
Government did not create marriage. Government simply carries out the wishes of society by recognizing and accomodating on society's behalf what society deemed valuable long before government was created by society.
As to religion, from my perspective, marriage entails a commitment before and between God, husband, and wife with religion simply God's representative much like government is simply society's representative.
With homosexual marriage we see government place itself over both God and society. Not good.
He can accept it, but I won’t!
“As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord.”
They will find out for themselves soon enough.
As sick as that picture is, it should be shown far and wide to middle America so they can
evoke an image of what is coming with the queer dictate.
Will it be that Catholic Chaplains are not to be allowed to preach sermons that castigate and condemn the sins of sodomy, etc.?
That's REAL democracy in action, you see?
That is what I thought... but you put it to words. So thank you for that and have a great Christmas.
We WON’T evolve towards the gay way, because they don’t reproduce! Evolution toward the gay way can only proceed via UNNATURAL causes.
Obama is not even a fellow AMERICAN!
The ability of chaplains to operate according to their faith, billeting issues, housing, the blood supply; there are a myriad of issues left unaddressed but my guess is they’ll all be resolved to the detriment of military readiness.
Let’s pass a law legitimizing marriage between a man and his flock of sheep. It’s inevitable anyway.