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Colin Powell Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
BET ^ | May 24th 2012 | Joyce Jones

Posted on 05/25/2012 5:50:52 AM PDT by AmonAmarth

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn’t yet ready to endorse a presidential candidate, but on Wednesday evening, he endorsed same-sex marriage. Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993 when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was implemented, said in an interview on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer that he has “no problem” with marriage equality and speculated that most Americans are prepared to adapt to changing times.

“As I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable a family as my family is,” Powell said. “And they raise children. And so I don't see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married under the laws of their state or the laws of the country, however that turns out. Its seems to be the laws of the state."

The retired four-star general also said that while religious institutions are entitled to not embrace what for them remains a highly controversial issue, state and federal governments are not and should treat heterosexual and gay unions equally.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; dadt; dontaskdonttell; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; marriage; marriageequality; powell; swrdswllwngsdshw
Of course he does...
1 posted on 05/25/2012 5:50:56 AM PDT by AmonAmarth
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To: AmonAmarth

You watch! He’s bucking to run on the RAT ticket for 2016, or Hussein has told him to be ‘on stand by’ if he decides to throw his Clown VP under the bus in August.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 5:56:58 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: AmonAmarth

Isn’t it odd that so many conservatives once idolized this obscure officer plucked to fame by Reagan and the first Bush?


3 posted on 05/25/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Only his mother cares. And it probably won’t be ‘news’ to her.


4 posted on 05/25/2012 5:58:46 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: AmonAmarth

Well, of course he would. Colin Powell was always sucking up to the Washington D.C. and New York media elite - and nowadays endorsing gay marriage is the “in” thing to do.


5 posted on 05/25/2012 6:01:33 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: AmonAmarth

You mean Colin Powell removed the Presidential member from his mouth long enough to speak?

Amazing!


6 posted on 05/25/2012 6:04:22 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Not only is he dishonorable, willing to let Scooter Libby go to prison when he KNEW for three years it was Richard Armitage, his deputy,was the leaker in the Valerie Plame affair, but he has proven to be a four star @sshat as well.

Colon—please leave the GOP and join the Democrats. After all, you have really always been one.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 6:12:48 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Well isn’t that special.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 6:14:41 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: AmonAmarth

Another supposed Christian who refuses to read what God says about the subject in the Bible.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 6:32:09 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot, thankfully.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Q. What’s brown, smells bad and you don’t want to go anywhere near it?

A. Colin Powell


10 posted on 05/25/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: broken_arrow1

Powell caught the Commie Cancer or is it the Red Plague?


11 posted on 05/25/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: AmonAmarth

What does “individually gay” mean?


12 posted on 05/25/2012 7:06:47 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

If not for Norman Schwarzkopf he would just be another name we would have forgotten by now.


13 posted on 05/25/2012 7:22:59 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: AmonAmarth

But then, old Colin thinks a man should be able to marry a knothole in a fence.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 7:28:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: AmonAmarth

It seems that everyone is turning their back on G-d...this is NOT going to end well.


15 posted on 05/25/2012 7:31:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
It seems that everyone is turning their back on G-d...this is NOT going to end well.

It never has in the past. The Old Testament testifies to that for numerous nations.

It is like there is a mass deception taking hold of America and its people. I can only imagine that this is what happened in Germany in the 1930s--a modern, technologically advanced, educated society, embracing sheer madness.

Yet, there is always a Gideon or an Elijah, and thousands who have never bowed their knees to Baal.

Pray for America. This election affect every living American for years to come, for better or for worse. Like 1860 and 1980, it will determine our destiny as a country.

16 posted on 05/25/2012 7:37:21 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Good grief. What a blatant opportunist. To hell with him.


17 posted on 05/25/2012 7:39:29 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: exit82
It is like there is a mass deception taking hold of America and its people.

Strong delusion is referenced in Thessalonians...

18 posted on 05/25/2012 8:00:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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“Hey Colon Fowlhole, STFU!”


19 posted on 05/25/2012 8:04:24 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: AmonAmarth

Colin Powell, the architect and persecuter of honorable soldiers who told the truth about the My Lai massacre.


20 posted on 05/25/2012 8:21:22 AM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: AmonAmarth

It’s not surprising that Anus Powell’s decided that’ s where other men ought to put it.


21 posted on 05/25/2012 8:56:32 AM PDT by libstripper
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