Skip to comments.The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage [retread pinko zot]
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 thedailybeast.com ...
what part of “abomination” does Ted need explained??
Who is this nut?
Teddy is using his intellect and reasoning for the wrong purpose - to undermine judeo-christian values.
This is not a civil rights issue. It’s about sane Americans resisting the gay mafia’s attempts to redefine the word marriage.
Dressing up anal sex in flowery civil-rights language is leftwing propaganda of the highest order.
This is, I trust, Barbara’s husband? And he argues before the Supreme Court. He seems to be not merely amoral but monumentally brain-dead.
License to commit buggery is conservative? Conserve what?
When I see myself as labelled “almost knee-jerk” in the first sentence, I read no further.
My opposition to the homosexualization of marriage, and my opposition or support of anything else, is not “knee-jerk.” I have substantive reasons for my opinions. I think about things. I study.
This author is condescending and I therefore don’t care to read the article. If this author would like to win hearts or minds, he might start by not insulting the majority of Americans in his opening statement.
FReeper NoPinkos is without a doubt a zotted retread. All he/she/it does is post provocative BS to get the conservative base in an uproar, or to get Santorum supporters attacking Gingrich supporters.
He's often a Hit & Run poster too.
IBTZ NoPinkos, you POS!
The dailybeast now equals Newsweek??? Pinko?
I didn’t realize getting a pounding in the kazoo is conservative value.. Who would thought!
Step away from the bong, Teddy.
I’m not reading four pages of this. I wonder if he ever addresses the fact that for many homosexual men, marriage is no bar to promiscuity, no elixir of stability.
Marriage was intended to contain fertility. Now it is a privileging of sexual love above all other love.
And in turn, Ted's giving us the fake, knee-jerk emotional BS-propoganda that is used to justify "gay-marriage."
Many of the things he says about couples is true. Bedrock, Stable Bonds building blocks of our neighborhoods.
Two individuals WHO CAN BREED creating loving households and raising children.
Marriages are extemely important. That is why marrioage is between a man and a woman . Not two freaks who want to play with each other.