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Preliminary Republican platform grants ‘dignity and respect’ to gay Americans but defines marriage..
Boston.com ^ | Aug 21 2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 08/21/2012 6:15:47 AM PDT by scottjewell

Edited on 08/21/2012 6:28:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A subcommittee helping to draft the Republican Party platform approved preliminary language Monday that would affirm “dignity and respect” for gay Americans but a definition of marriage as the union of “one man and one woman” is likely to be included, according to the leader of a conservative gay rights group advising the GOP.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; 2012rncplatform; homosexualagenda; rncplatform; samesexmarriage
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Full title would not fit and had to excerpt; its still up for debate about endorsing the traditional definition of marriage...
1 posted on 08/21/2012 6:15:54 AM PDT by scottjewell
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“...affirm “dignity and respect” for gay Americans...”

The US Constitution guarantees Equal Rights, NOT separate, special rights. Nothing needs to be “affirmed” by anyone.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 6:25:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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respect is earned for one and the other point is since when do we go around respecting someone based on their sexual fecal turn on?

Ever remember when they used to say it was their private bedroom business? Now they want boycotts, use NAZI thuggery against anyone who does not go with their agenda.

No, this has to stop and the only way is for our side to get some balls and YES IT INCLUDES TALK RADIO, HANNITY ETC and speak up against this agenda.
This utter crap of appeasing a small group which will never vote for us but act like NAZI’s is sickening and the only way this has happened is because our side ignored it and now they try and reason with these perverted thugs

3 posted on 08/21/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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There’s several levels of “tolerance”.

The first is, simply, tolerance. I don’t like it, but I’m not going to harm you over it. I may express my disapproval, and you’ll have to “tolerate” that.

The second level is acceptance,
and the third is full on approval.

Homos are demanding approval while saying they are simply asking for tolerance. It’s a word game, just like the many others the left plays.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 6:28:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: carriage_hill

EXACTLY

They have the same rights as those who have natural sex, what they want is special rights and if they do not get it then they revert to NAZI thuggery.

Now I don’t like to use the word NAZI for anything but when it comes to them then they deserve it as they have acted in every way as the NAZI party in early 30’s Germany


5 posted on 08/21/2012 6:29:05 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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I will treat homosexuals like I treat everyone else as long as they do not push their agenda on me.

When the Republicans start accepting same sex marriage I will be an Independent the next day.Same way with my Church, When it accepts homosexuals I will find another way to worship.

I have a Homosexual nephew, I treat him fine as long as homosexuality is no mentioned, if he brings that up he will soon know how I stand. I think he knows now and knows better than to bring it up.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MrB

I will treat homosexuals like I treat everyone else as long as they do not push their agenda on me.

When the Republicans start accepting same sex marriage I will be an Independent the next day.Same way with my Church, When it accepts homosexuals I will find another way to worship.

I have a Homosexual nephew, I treat him fine as long as homosexuality is not mentioned, if he brings that up he will soon know how I stand. I think he knows now and knows better than to bring it up.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 6:33:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: carriage_hill

I treat gays like I do any other people but respect is earned and their dignity is their problem, not mine.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 6:34:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MrB

Tolerance is guaranteed. Acceptance and approval, aren’t. IMO.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 6:35:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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10 posted on 08/21/2012 6:36:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: scottjewell

And a Chick-fil-A in every pot.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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there are lots of economically conservative and many social conservative(with obvious caveats) Homos, out there...

they generally keep their mouths shut politically and do not want marriage(though they do want economic partnerships). I do not believe Government should be in the marriage business anyway. Let the churches marry and let the tax collector and insurance companies determine peoples partnerships.

that being said, there is a need for them to return to the closets from wence they came...keep it private, no one wants to see them cavort on tv or elsewhere public.

it aint going to go away but there is no reason they should be physically abused any more than straights need to take physical or verbal abuse by politcally left, gay activists.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 6:38:44 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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and respect” for gay Americans

Unsatisfactory. They are accepting the false proposition that homosexuals are born that way instead of broken people, that can be healed.

13 posted on 08/21/2012 6:39:40 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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Your approach is exactly as it should be.
If he brings it up, like you would with any other sin (”I like to steal stuff”), tell him how God looks at it as revealed in His Word.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 6:40:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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In my 21yrs of owning my Family Business, we had 604 employees, only 2 of whom were homosexual. I let them know in the job interview where I stood, what I would not accept or tolerate and what I expected. Both accepted and were exemplary employees for 2-3-4yrs; in fact, 2 of the 10 best employees that I had in that time. But we *understood my rules* together, and they never violated that trust.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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Tolerance I can do, but I can’t accept or approve, because that would be accepting or approving an abomination, and I’d be accountable for that.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2921016/posts?page=15#15


17 posted on 08/21/2012 6:44:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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Respect? Before we go there, let’s start with tolerance. Why should I “tolerate” people who are trying to introduce and mainstream anal sex into our society. People don’t want to tolerate people who use “the N word”. No tolerance for bigotry, but sodamy and perversion are suppose to be tolerated? Somebody explain that to me.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And may God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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Why should I “tolerate” people who are trying to introduce and mainstream anal sex into our society

right. And don't let them push this false argument that they were born that way. There behaviour is depraved, and they can and do repent.

19 posted on 08/21/2012 6:58:41 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: NurdlyPeon

nail on head.

The GOP is trying to tell us that we now have to accept teir sexual turn ons and their agenda.

Respect is earned and i see no reason why right now I shoudl respect a grop whch has used the tactics they have on people, stores, etc and why the hell should I respect one who has sex in a very unnatrual way.

However if they kept teir mouths shut , stopped having sex in public, stopped having pareades flags and what the hell si that anyway, flags, parades, PLEASE then they are to be treated as anyone else.

They have exactly the same rights as us and our side who has a public voice needs to mention this instead of shutting up like the cowards they are.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 6:59:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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