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Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’
ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.”

“Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.”

Perry moved beyond the national security implications of the decision and honed in on what he deemed to be an attack on “traditional American values.”

“But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea,” he said. “This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many [Americans] of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.”

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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now before you or others run to the mods or the owner of this site in an effort to ban me once again, I will remind you: this is an open forum for anyone to chime in and give their opinion.


51 posted on 12/06/2011 2:14:14 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Thanks Lazlo see post #43.


52 posted on 12/06/2011 2:14:20 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gays alleged “human rights” for them to triumph means the human rights proven through 5000+ years of Judeo_Christian (Christian-Judeo) civilization get decimated. Where are our human rights? Proven human rights of proven and reliable man+woman marriage? Where are the majority rights of normal people? Gays mock all of this

**** People who are fixated on anuses (gay sex) are idiots and children. Sigmund Freud had something to say about this


53 posted on 12/06/2011 2:14:49 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: smoothsailing

I only supported Gov. Palin running. Who are these other candidates you speak of?


54 posted on 12/06/2011 2:15:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: ml/nj

It is not in America’s interest to champion the rights of homosexuals while ignoring that Jews and Christians are the principle victims of radical Islam, even more so than women.


55 posted on 12/06/2011 2:16:07 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: McLynnan

Perry signed it.


56 posted on 12/06/2011 2:16:45 PM PST by PAConservative1 (Myth, Ricardo, and AmNEWTsty - NON STARTERS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Texas has a very weak governorship, which was part of the problem with Dubya.

The other part of of his problem was this guy.


57 posted on 12/06/2011 2:17:28 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
..... Texas has a very weak governorship, which was part of the problem with Dubya.

Perry's made every appointment he is allowed as governor and has built a strong office. The Lt. Gov office is strong too -- as was set up in many southern states.

58 posted on 12/06/2011 2:17:28 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BunnySlippers

Please link to where I supported Speaker Gingrich.


59 posted on 12/06/2011 2:17:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pull the plug, Ricardo. Worry about getting re-elected to your current position.

It is a VERY misleading headline.

Read the article before commenting. It is a very good habit to use.

60 posted on 12/06/2011 2:18:16 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: PAConservative1

LOL, you really don’t have a clue. Would love to educate you but on my way out the door.


61 posted on 12/06/2011 2:18:30 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: Lazlo in PA

Boy howdy!


62 posted on 12/06/2011 2:19:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Understood. As to W, he went with the compassion crap which is big spending. Perry is looking to cut. He is also an outsider that hates Washington, its bureaucrats and regulations. Newt and Mittens I don’t trust.


63 posted on 12/06/2011 2:20:07 PM PST by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: McLynnan

Please feel free to “educate me” on how Rick Perry did not voluntarily sign a bill granting in-state tuition to illegals even though public records show he did when you return.


64 posted on 12/06/2011 2:21:26 PM PST by PAConservative1 (Myth, Ricardo, and AmNEWTsty - NON STARTERS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think I found a way to adequately describe all Perry threads. Image and video hosting by TinyPic WE LOVE YOU RICK!!!!
65 posted on 12/06/2011 2:24:39 PM PST by PAConservative1 (Myth, Ricardo, and AmNEWTsty - NON STARTERS!)
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To: trumandogz

He didn’t say that. He is opposed to Obama’s pandering to his base. Millions of Christians are being deprived of life liberty and property and he doesn’t say anything. He cares only for the gays because they fund his campaign.


66 posted on 12/06/2011 2:43:47 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: trumandogz

He didn’t say that. He is opposed to Obama’s pandering to his base. Millions of Christians are being deprived of life liberty and property and he doesn’t say anything. He cares only for the gays because they fund his campaign.


67 posted on 12/06/2011 2:44:05 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

His problem is simply that he is anti-Perry. I don’t know who he is supporting. That would be an interesting thing to know.


68 posted on 12/06/2011 2:46:10 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Do you personally believe that the US should not decrease foreign aid to nations that violently crack down on gay rights rallies or kill those who the state perceives to by gay?


69 posted on 12/06/2011 2:47:53 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin and Cain. If I’m wrong about Cain, I stand corrected.

Blessings of the Season and Merry Christmas to you.


70 posted on 12/06/2011 2:59:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry misses the forest for the trees. The reason we don’t need this is because we should never be in support of anything the confers “human rights” based of group affiliation. It doesn’t matter what you are or what you call yourself, your rights flow from God to you as an individual person. That is the essence of conservatism.


71 posted on 12/06/2011 3:03:30 PM PST by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shield.


72 posted on 12/06/2011 3:04:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

His problem is simply that he is anti-Perry. I don’t know who he is supporting. That would be an interesting thing to know.


73 posted on 12/06/2011 3:05:47 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perry was also Bush's Lt. Governor an elected position and the 1st Republican Lt. Governor ever elected in Texas. He has been a Representative and the Ag Commissioner so he has been in the Texas power structure.

Bush owned the rangers and then ran for Governor.

74 posted on 12/06/2011 3:07:50 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: McLynnan

The Perry haters, the liberals, the media, the all or nothing conservatives and the republican establishment are knocking out our candidates one by one. That is nothing but a recipe for Romney.


75 posted on 12/06/2011 3:11:47 PM PST by jersey117
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To: miss marmelstein; 2ndDivisionVet
He won’t like me saying this, but 2ndDivisionVet is a disabled veteran with a very ill wife. Those of us who know him well, know this and pray for him and his family. Basically, that is what is wrong with him.

Wow, that is the most unconscionable, malignant and grotesquely unjust attempt at erasing a person's opinions I think I've ever read. To then end it with a pretended affirmation of personal support twists it into a hell realm of deranged viciousness. Your tagline is perfect for you.

76 posted on 12/06/2011 3:17:25 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a completely misleading headline.

Cindie


77 posted on 12/06/2011 3:19:23 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Talisker

Not given to hyperbole, are you? LOL!


78 posted on 12/06/2011 3:20:07 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: miss marmelstein
Not given to hyperbole, are you? LOL!

Your laughter proves my point. Get help.

79 posted on 12/06/2011 3:23:47 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: normy

Remind me which party he belonged to during much of that time. Oh, and please don’t bring up President Reagan changing parties. He was NEVER a Democratic officeholder.


80 posted on 12/06/2011 3:37:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ther should be NO foreign aid to any country unless there is a clear benefit to the United States in doing so. Disaster aid should be by donation only.


81 posted on 12/06/2011 3:41:43 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: miss marmelstein; Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you both for praying for us. I can barely walk now, so it’s needed!


82 posted on 12/06/2011 3:45:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Way to go, ABC! So opposing this new practice of making foreign aid dependent on the acceptance of sodomy is denying human rights. No bias there!


83 posted on 12/06/2011 3:53:28 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter (They don't even hide it anymore.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Way to go, ABC! So opposing this new practice of making foreign aid dependent on the acceptance of sodomy is denying human rights. No bias there!


84 posted on 12/06/2011 3:53:52 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter (They don't even bother hiding it anymore.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Way to go, ABC! So opposing this new practice of making foreign aid dependent on the acceptance of sodomy is denying human rights. No bias there!


85 posted on 12/06/2011 3:54:15 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter (They don't even bother hiding it anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God Bless You! Take care of yourself; I worry.


86 posted on 12/06/2011 3:56:46 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Talisker
Wow, that is the most unconscionable, malignant and grotesquely unjust attempt at erasing a person's opinions I think I've ever read. To then end it with a pretended affirmation of personal support twists it into a hell realm of deranged viciousness. Your tagline is perfect for you.

She is one of the nastiest posters on FR.

And she has no clue that most of us are too intelligent to fall for the silly games she plays.

I honestly hope she does get help. She is seriously messed up. All that anger and spite can't be good for anybody.

87 posted on 12/06/2011 4:12:19 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The question is if the race boils down to Romney, Newt, and Perry... who do you find the more conservative?

‘Cause that’s what I’m seeing for primaries. Bachmann, Santorum, and Huntsman aren’t going to amount to a hill of beans.

And any conservative worth his salt is going to dismiss Romney, leaving the field down to Newt or Perry.


I find that Perry is, at the very least, actually talking about reducing the size and scope of the federal government, unlike Newt.

And both of them have the same views on immigration, so it’s a wash.


88 posted on 12/06/2011 5:27:31 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Texas has a very weak governorship, which was part of the problem with Dubya.

That gives new meaning to "STRETCH of the imagination."

89 posted on 12/06/2011 5:52:40 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: trumandogz

>> Wait a minute, I thought that Rick Perry was opposed to all foreign aid except aid the US provides to Israel.

He’s opposed to granting dollars without evidence of reciprocity which he stated includes aid to Israel. He’s made that abundantly clear on the campaign trail.

I suspect you’re not pleased with Perry’s dismissal of the rainbow colored flag used to garner politically correct pity.


90 posted on 12/06/2011 7:15:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: PAConservative1

Your statement was about illegal parasites sucking “our” economy dry. The drama of it all! The how and why of this legislation has been explained over and over again on FR and can also be found on the web. I’m sure you’ve seen the background, but you choose to ignore the facts. This was a decision made by the citizens and legislature of Texas. The legislation passed by such an overwhelming majority it was veto proof. If you don’t live in Texas it’s not really your concern. I get you don’t like Perry, I don’t get why you want to twist facts.


91 posted on 12/06/2011 7:44:02 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He has no problem coddling illegals but he calls out Mr. Obama for coddling homosexuals?

That's a ridiculous and dishonest statement.

92 posted on 12/06/2011 8:25:32 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: pgkdan

So Texas doesn’t give in-state tuition to illegal aliens? When did that change? And they don’t have sanctuary cities?


93 posted on 12/06/2011 8:28:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Texas doesn’t give in-state tuition to illegal aliens?

As decreed by the Texas stae legislature with only 3 dissenting votes. Rick Perry signed that bill AFTER it overwhelmingly passed both houses. But you probably didn't know that , right? You probably thought he was King of Texas and just decided all by himself the week before he announced to run for President that he was going to make that law. Right?

94 posted on 12/06/2011 8:34:07 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: McLynnan; PAConservative1
"If you don’t live in Texas it’s not really your concern..."

It is when the governor of said state is auditioning for the position of president of the United States. What he does is definitely our business.

95 posted on 12/06/2011 8:34:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: pgkdan
Did the legislature hold a gun to his head and make him sign it? You Perrywinkles slay me!
96 posted on 12/06/2011 8:37:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Texas does not give tuition, in-state or otherwise, to anyone. Period. Everyone pays their own tuition. Period.


97 posted on 12/06/2011 8:41:53 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The governor of said state is a strong states rights supporter. That means that he believes in less Federal power over the states and the people. He believes in a smaller Federal Government.


98 posted on 12/06/2011 8:46:10 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: Gene Eric

“I suspect you’re not pleased with Perry’s dismissal of the rainbow colored flag used to garner politically correct pity.”

I am not a big advocate for foregin aid to most countries and do not believe that we should be giving our tax dollars to regimes who imprison, brutalize or kill people that are perceived to be gay.

If you are such an advocate for such regimes, you can write them a check, but the American tax payer should not be providing cash to such regimes.


99 posted on 12/06/2011 8:52:59 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Quicksilver

So Texas doesn’t charge in-state tuition (a huge discount vs. out-of-state) to illegal aliens? Pull the other one, it’s got bells on it!


100 posted on 12/06/2011 9:25:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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