Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage [retread pinko zot]
Newsweek ^ | 1/8 | Theodore B. Olson

Posted on 02/22/2012 12:01:42 PM PST by NoPinkos

Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership. We encourage couples to marry because the commitments they make to one another provide benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Marriage requires thinking beyond one's own needs. It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it.

Legalizing same-sex marriage would also be a recognition of basic American principles, and would represent the culmination of our nation's commitment to equal rights. It is, some have said, the last major civil-rights milestone yet to be surpassed in our two-century struggle to attain the goals we set for this nation at its formation.

This bedrock American principle of equality is central to the political and legal convictions of Republicans, Democrats, liberals, and conservatives alike. The dream that became America began with the revolutionary concept expressed in the Declaration of Independence in words that are among the most noble and elegant ever written: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."...

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilrights; equality; freedom; gagdadbob; homosexualagenda; marriageequality; mybiggayzot; onecosmosblog; zot; zotbait
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-148 next last
To: P-Marlowe

No, see my 34 on that. I was very surprised that some did not recognize Ted Olson’s name, however. Regardless of this particular issue, he’s a pretty big name in conservative circles.

41 posted on 02/22/2012 12:25:55 PM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: hoagy62

to add to your list;

Gay marriage allows the huge, rich homosexual organizations (funded by Home Depot, Disney, Ford Foundation, Haas Foundation and many others)to get rid of faith-based adoption agencies, to allow gay adoptions, teach homosexuality in schools, demand homosexual arts funding and in a thousand ways get into the pockets of taxpayers and deny freedom of religion.

It allows them to attack churches who will not perform gay marriages.

Also only 20% of gays get married and most of those are lesbians.

42 posted on 02/22/2012 12:26:23 PM PST by squarebarb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher; darkwing104; Old Sarge; TheOldLady

Good catch yourself there Flycather.

That No Pink wad is not a hit and run poster any more.

43 posted on 02/22/2012 12:27:04 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: fortheDeclaration

Agreed on that. States are well within their rights to limit marriage to whoever it pleases. It is up to us as citizens and voters to limit that to one man-one woman.

44 posted on 02/22/2012 12:28:28 PM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
Ted Olson sounds potted and NoPinkos is ZOTTED!

Didn't realize you were a poet, Jaz.


Now I'll try:

NoPinkos, Farewell,
Please go straight to Heck.

Dang. I can't think of a rhyme... ;^)

45 posted on 02/22/2012 12:28:55 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

Good catch yourself there Flycather.Flycatcher.


46 posted on 02/22/2012 12:29:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd
Thanks. But I am a flycatcher, after all...


47 posted on 02/22/2012 12:31:40 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: MrB

I’m not opposed to same sex “marriage” per se (although I would prefer the term “garriage”,”fairrage”,”larriage” oe even “harriage”). I’m frankly tired of trying to make a non-believing world ACT as if they were believers. I know I’ll catch hell for that from fellow freepers, BUT, I do have questions about unintended consequences. So prisons will now have gay conjugal visits? If a gay married couple commit a bank robbery, get caught and convicted - do they go to the same prison and even cell? Can sisters now marry? If a gay married couple go to Saudi Arabia - is that suicide?

48 posted on 02/22/2012 12:32:11 PM PST by 68stanger (If you are interested in time travel, meet me last Thursday)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos

Just how many times are you faggots going to post this bs vanity and get zotted?

49 posted on 02/22/2012 12:32:31 PM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Absolutely Nobama; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping

Freepmail wagglebee to subscribe or unsubscribe from the homosexual agenda ping list.

Be sure to click the FreeRepublic homosexual agenda keyword search link for a list of all related articles. We don't ping you to all related articles so be sure to click the previous link to see the latest articles.

Add keywords homosexual agenda to flag FR articles to this ping list.

50 posted on 02/22/2012 12:34:10 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CodeToad

Heh heh.

You’ll be pleased to know you are IATZ.

No Pinko is No More-O

51 posted on 02/22/2012 12:35:11 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: ElectionInspector
I wonder if he put Barbara on the doomed plane cause she was too no nonsense conservative.

So are you saying Ted Olsen knew 9/11 was going to happen, with that particular plane, which would also mean George Bush knew, and that he therefore murdered his wife because her political leanings didn't match his?

I know you're trying to be witty, but I think you're way over the line with that comment.

52 posted on 02/22/2012 12:36:09 PM PST by Not A Snowbird (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos

Some log cabin republicrat wrote this.the dilution /fraud of same sex marriage is an attack on the very institution -nothing conservative about it. It is anti-christian and cannot be confused as conservative.

53 posted on 02/22/2012 12:36:15 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher


I like yours better, Fly. It’s where he and those like him belong.

54 posted on 02/22/2012 12:36:36 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos

This guy Olsen has been a putz for quite some time.

55 posted on 02/22/2012 12:37:03 PM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos

On same-sex-marriage: The gays are not interested in the marriage or serving in US Military. What they want is for Government (which we conservatives “love” so much) to validate their life style, which they themselves know is perverted. That’s why they are looking for a marriage license, and they look at it as a Being Gay License.

However, all that being true, the problem remains is that our government already have managed to mess up the Marriage even not counting the perverts, just like our Gov manages to screw up everything else! What is marriage? its 2 people man and a woman intending to live together,to have relationship together, have children together. Why should government have any say with whom and how I sleep who I love, with whom I have children? marriage fundamentally is between 2 people and G-D, not government. Marriage should have no effect on how much you paying in taxes to IRS, if you able to get some insurance policy, or visit a person in a hospital, or even how your assets are shared. Government should get out of marriage business, and only priests or Rabbis should deal with marriage. You wanna get married Mazel Tov! Go to Rabbi and he will say a blessing give you a pretty piece of paper which you can nail to the wall, you wanna marry a cow, all the best find a (Reform) rabbi and you will be married. What Gov has to do with any of it?! if you want to set up shared property, spousoul support etc.. you register yourself as partnership with the Government. You don’t have to have sex to be in a partnership, roommates can be in civil partnership to share assets, maybe they bought a house together,or a car. Another words the social aspect of marriage should be domain of the Church while the financial should be domain of Government,and it should not be called marriage but partnership,Corporation,etc..

The Gays are just trying to exploit a broken system for their own political ends, however that doesn’t change the fact that the marriage system is broken.

56 posted on 02/22/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by alex2011
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein
Condescending is right. And probably naive as hell. I work in the theatre in NYC and probably have dealt with more gay men in a week than he has in a lifetime. They are an extremely radicalized group of men with an absolute hatred of women. Their relationships are always “open” and often corrupt. Just to stick the boot in: they are also unbelievably uncultured and ignorant of Western history, geography and art.

I also lived in NYC, DC, LA and even abroad - and have had homosexual house-mates, classmates and friends, particularly during my younger school years, when one couldn't pick and choose for cheap housing. Some were the nasty types you mentioned, but I know others who were/are kind, decent people. Regardless, ALL seemed to suffer greatly because of their homosexuality (or in conjunction with it). Mental illness, drug/alcohol addition, sexual promiscuity, disease, gay violence and sick brutality, betrayal - some or all of these afflict every homosexual I know. It is very said, and is truly a curse which they suffer under. The push to normalize this for society is something which can only be considered evil.

57 posted on 02/22/2012 12:39:25 PM PST by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos

frigging idiot.

Putting a penis into a mans ass and getting off is not natural, healthy or normal and it certainly make us have to change laws to make you think you’re married.

Also no rights were taken away from homo’s they can marry just like us normal folk, we have to marry the opposite sex, we have to have one spouse, yea just like homosexuals

so stop trolling, seek mental help for your problem and then you can join the rest of normal healthy society

58 posted on 02/22/2012 12:42:01 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoPinkos

All of those arguments would apply equally to polygamy.

59 posted on 02/22/2012 12:43:01 PM PST by circlecity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #60 Removed by Moderator

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-148 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson