Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Defends Gay Marriage: Republicans Need To 'Expand Our Own Horizon'
Posted on 12/11/2012 9:48:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Conservative firebrand Glenn Beck has joined a growing chorus of Republican commentators in defending gay marriage, laying out a strong case for ending government opposition to letting same-sex couples wed.
"Let me take the pro-gay marriage people and the religious people I believe that there is a connecting dot there that nobody is looking at, and that's the Constitution," Beck said during a recent segment of his online talk show. "The question is not whether gay people should be married or not. The question is why is the government involved in our marriage?"
While Beck's defense of gay marriage may seem surprising, given his far-right political views and audience, it is actually not new. Earlier this year, Beck said that he has the "same opinion on gay marriage as President Barack Obama" and does not see same-sex unions as a "threat to America."
Still, Beck's public renewal of his support for gay marriage comes at a politically significant moment for the GOP, which is working to reshape its message to appeal to a changing electorate. A Gallup survey released last week found that 53 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing gay marriage, a number that has been steadily growing for the past decade.
Moreover, by couching his support for gay marriage in a libertarian framework, Beck makes the case for the right to look past differences on social issues in order to broaden their coalition to include all limited government conservatives.
"What we need to do, I think, as people who believe in the Constitution, is to start looking for allies who believe in the Constitution and expand our own horizon," Beck said. "We would have the ultimate big tent."
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Does this qualify as Mormon Relativism?
How can he possibly be considered a conservative?
The problem with Gay Marriage is that a judge in MA ruled that since it is now legal in MA that ALL parental notifications laws were vacated by it. Giving Gay Activists unfettered access to other people’s children.
“The question is why is the government involved in our marriage?”
Beck’s gilded, hermaphroditic angel of light blows a REALLY big trumpet.
this must be a whisper campaign to condition the rubes.
just wait for the youngsters to have their own kids. When their precious little liberals announce their deviancies, how many will write off their those useless offspring?
The statement by Beck is evidence that he has a slightly disordered mind because he supports the contention that men and women are 100% interchangeable. The Constitution cannot change biological facts or natural law.
I personally do not believe that men and women are interchangeable. Men living with men are friends. Women living with women are friends. The Constitution gives all and each and every one of us the same rights.
I’m wondering the same thing. A local radio station in my area that carried his show tanked and has went all Christmas music. Guess I won’t be missing his show anymore if this is true.
Never trust a guy who wears sneakers with a suit.
the solution is simple. Any deviant that comes out is shunned.
So, shall he next announce support for incest? Ya know, in the name of being hip and foreward-thinking.
Oh, my gosh. Are you kidding me? Et tu, Beck?
What part of this S-I-N do you want us to accept?
I will not bow my knee to the god of pop culture!
I’m done with him. As I wrote recently, I hate Libertarians more than any other group, they are the snake in the Conservative bosom and must be cast out.
“”We would have the ultimate big tent.”
Here’s the problem: just like inviting people for a party, I don’t want to invite the entire block. I pick and choose whom I want as company.
And I don’t want fudgepackers at my party.
I think it is a way to back door American chicken ranches. So to speak.
Hey, why not support gay marriage? Why shouldn’t they have the right to suffer the same marital problems as the rest of us??
Besides, divorce lawyers need a new revenue stream!
Glenn Beck caves in to the rainbow nazi crowd. Way to go, letting a small fragment of society lead everyone else around by the nose.
Do you have more information on this? I did a basic search and couldn't find anything that led me to more information. Sad, if true.
Beck appears to have joined those who have lost the concept of language. Government did not create or define marriage - it has no right to redefine it and disregard language by force of law. Two people of the same sex cannot be husband and wife - it has nothing to do with “bigotry” or “discrimination” - it is simply reality.