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Five reasons why gay marriage is a basic, conservative value (Do I really need a Barf Alert?)
Washington Times ^ | 05/22/2012

Posted on 05/23/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

1. Gay marriage promotes personal responsibility.

2. Gay marriage promotes family values.

Marriage makes a family official. It encourages the raising of children within that family. Two parents. Isn’t that what conservatives claim to support? Marriage makes for a more stable relationship and encourages adoption of children. Heck, even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are going to give marriage a whirl....

3. Gay marriage promotes commitment and stability.

4. Gay marriage promotes freedom.

In other words, “Free to be you and me.” Gay marriage would take the stigma out of being a gay couple...

5. Gay marriage is an example of limited governmental powers.

And that is at the heart of the conservative movement: limited government. This is why it has been amazing that so-called Libertarians like Congressman Ron Paul and his son Senator Rand Paul haven’t been big champions of gay marriage....

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; libertarians; marriage; samesexmarriage
Very amusing. I've snipped the hell out of this article. If your stomach can handle it, click the link to read the rest.
1 posted on 05/23/2012 10:20:55 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: All

Didn’t I see this article FReeped yesterday?

Did it get the zot? I can see an argument for it.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 10:22:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Seems the author doesn’t have enough brain cells to rub together.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 10:25:45 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I WANNA MARRY MY TOMCAT!!! WAAAAAAAAAA


4 posted on 05/23/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou, let me ABOs run loose! They are of much use Lou, so let me ABOs run loose)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s amazing how liberals think that the governmental stamp of approval solves all problems. I guess that’s what makes them liberals.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 10:27:09 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: wastedyears
Seems the author doesn’t have enough brain cells to rub together.

He's rubbing something but its not brain cells.

They want to redefine marriage is to make it meaningless.

6 posted on 05/23/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: cdcdawg

It’s like they always expect government to be big, benevolent uncles and aunts. Then when it goes rotten as it always does when vested with that kind of power, they make endless excuses for it.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 10:29:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou, let me ABOs run loose! They are of much use Lou, so let me ABOs run loose)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Counterfeit marriage is the antithesis of conservatism.

More jamming from the homo-left.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 10:30:40 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: dragonblustar

They “think” with their genitals is the problem.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 10:32:35 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: Responsibility2nd; All
Here's a bit of this authors bio.

AUTHOR
Catherine Poe

Catherine Poe

Catherine Poe has been a Liberal for as long as she can remember. Last year, Catherine was named one of the top Progressives in Maryland along with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congresswoman Donna Edwards.

10 posted on 05/23/2012 10:33:53 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am surprised that the washington times would publish this aricle since I always got the impression they were a conservative newspaper.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: Responsibility2nd

The writer could use the same 5 reasons to allow incest marriage. How long before we here that a brother and sister should be able to marry?

Liberalism AND homosexuality is a disease!


12 posted on 05/23/2012 10:34:18 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: dragonblustar
They want to redefine marriage is to make it meaningless.

No-Fault divorce and cohabitation has already done a pretty good job of that. What they really want to do is push homosexuality into the mainstream and make it as much the norm as heterosexuality.
13 posted on 05/23/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Responsibility2nd
1. Gay marriage promotes personal responsibility.
How?
If responsible people get married, that means that responsibility promotes marriage, not the other way round.

2. Gay marriage promotes family values.
How?

Marriage makes a family official.
OK, I'll grant you that, not that it's worth a whole lot.

It encourages the raising of children within that family.
Biology 101 fail.

Two parents. Isn’t that what conservatives claim to support?
I've heard conservatives support having a Mother and a Father, yes.
Two random parents? Not so much.

Marriage makes for a more stable relationship
Maybe.

and encourages adoption of children.
Marriage encourages adoption? Where does THAT come from?

Heck, even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are going to give marriage a whirl....
A worthless comparison if there ever was one...

3. Gay marriage promotes commitment and stability.
Yet to be seen.

4. Gay marriage promotes freedom.
??? How ???

In other words, “Free to be you and me.” Gay marriage would take the stigma out of being a gay couple...
The stigma doesn't come out of their being unmarried...

5. Gay marriage is an example of limited governmental powers.
Somebody told you to list five things, and so you threw this one in there, hoping no one would notice, right?

In case you haven't noticed, 30+ states have made it illegal, when brought to a vote. Having the Feds mandate it doesn't sound like "limited powers".

14 posted on 05/23/2012 10:36:43 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I love it when Lefties tell conservatives what conservative values are.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 10:38:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Will it be “limited government” that tells me that I have to recognize your gay marriage or else?


16 posted on 05/23/2012 10:59:57 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Two, five, 25 homosexuals can enter into a contract to live together and share property but it will never be a marriage.

Just a thought, but what about bi-sexuals? Should they not be allowed to marry two people, one of each sex since they can’t figure out their identity? I’m sure the dimwit that wrote this artcle can justify that as well.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 11:02:20 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Responsibility2nd

As a Progressive, I assume that she opposes things that are Conservative. If she was in favor of Conservative values, she would be a Conservative. Therefore, by her own pen, she must be AGAINST Gay Marriage, and it is a “Progressive” Value (is there any such thing), to oppose Gay Marriage. Shall we list the ways now in which it promotes Progressivism to oppose Gay Marriage?
1.Marriage is just a “piece of paper”...
2........


18 posted on 05/23/2012 11:08:00 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Anima Mundi

to self: “As a Progressive, I assume...” of course means SHE is a Progressive, not that I am!


19 posted on 05/23/2012 11:13:30 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Responsibility2nd
5. Gay marriage is an example of limited governmental powers.

Doesn't this person know we are conservatives - not libertarians? There is quite a difference between the two.

20 posted on 05/23/2012 11:19:01 AM PDT by mtg
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To: Responsibility2nd

[Sarcasm alert]
I think that gays want to have their own version of marriage because they are impressed by the great success and stability of “traditional” marriages.


21 posted on 05/23/2012 11:21:20 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you have a bastardized view of what marriage actually is, then it all makes sense.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 11:29:01 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Gay marriage promotes personal responsibility.”
How in the world does it do that? No fear of pregnancy? It is impossible for perverted homosexuals to reproduce. Nature did that. Why you ask. Simple. Nature kills off. What nature does not want.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 11:31:37 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: mtg; ansel12; CodeToad; Hodar
5. Gay marriage is an example of limited governmental powers.
Doesn't this person know we are conservatives - not libertarians? There is quite a difference between the two.

 

 
 
You'd think EVERYONE knew that. Even liberals on a conservative site pretending to be conservative.


24 posted on 05/23/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No no no no no......homosexual “marriage” is insanity, so that automatically puts it in the Democrat’s box.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 12:01:55 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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26 posted on 05/23/2012 12:07:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Gay marriage would take the stigma out of being a gay couple...

Hmmm, seems that's what wrong in America today. Stigmas have been removed.

No shame, no respect for others, no self respect.

27 posted on 05/23/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where are the liberal commentators explaining that gay marriage is an insane abomination, not to mention a danger to children? Please send all references.


28 posted on 05/23/2012 1:53:49 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m sorry, but I’ll always think a man is less of a man if he can say, “This is my husband.”


29 posted on 05/23/2012 2:05:32 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am basically a libertarian. I really don’t care what other people do as long as they are not bothering me or others.

However, every definition of marriage defines it as a union between a “man” and a “woman”. They wish to steal the definition and apply it to their abnormal behavior, and yes, I believe it to be abnormal.

I am not against these “social unions” in these cases. God will judge that (and the church should be forefront in pointing out what happens to those that practice such abominations).

However, to pervert the word “marriage” and make it mean something that it was never meant is an abomination.

Don’t legitimize your perversions by changing definitions to suit yourself. I could call a different part of my body my nose and tell you to help me blow it, but that is not right.

Blessings, Bobo


30 posted on 05/23/2012 4:28:31 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is there no limit to what the deviants will claim have value? The male homos want male boys for one reason—figure it out, please.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 6:45:45 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: dragonblustar; fwdude
Some of us here have noted that here is a strong correlation between the rise of "homosexual marriage" and the weakening of traditional matrimony.

True enough.

Also true:
There is a strong correlation between the rise of secular civil marriage and the weakening of traditional matrimony.

And:
There is a strong correlation between the rise of divorcible, disposable marriage and the weakening of traditional matrimony.

And:
There is a strong correlation between the rise of contracepted marriage and the weakening of traditional matrimony.

Matrimony, in its genuine, creative, culture-forming and civilization-building form, transcends the marriage partners as individuals, is permanent-til-death, and is intrinsicaly suited to procreation by its form of physical union.

If you degrade any of those essential elements --- if you say it's just about the fulfillment of each of the individuals, it's a dissolvable bond, and its form of physical union can be intentionally non-generative --- you don't have matrimony. You have hook-ups which are civil, serial, and sterile.

That's gay marriage.

And it was gay even before the gays got into it.

Heterosexuals queered marriage. If marriage were still straight, the gays wouldn't want it.

32 posted on 05/27/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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