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G.O.P.ís Portman, Saying Son Is Gay, Now Backs Same-Sex Marriage
NYT ^ | 3/16/13 | GERRY MULLANY

Posted on 03/15/2013 3:16:40 AM PDT by OKRA2012

Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Republican, has switched his stand on same-sex marriage, saying he now supports it after his son told him he is gay.

Mr. Portman, who had been considered one of the leading candidates to be Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, told Ohio newspapers that his son Will told him and his wife, Jane, in 2011 of his sexual orientation.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; marriage; portman
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1 posted on 03/15/2013 3:16:40 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

If I had a son who wanted to marry another man, a toaster, or a favorite novel, that wouldn’t make me willing to pretend that any of those pairings is a real marriage.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 3:21:44 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: OKRA2012

Why do these politicians think that they can change a moral fundamental just because one of their relatives has fallen to that sin? As Hillary might say, “What difference does it make?” Is marriage an agreement between a man and a woman, or not? Some would say: a man, a woman, and God. It has always been defined as such, and what Sen. Portman’s son does doesn’t change it.


3 posted on 03/15/2013 3:24:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: OKRA2012
This proves that Mr. Portman had positions on various topics that were not backed up by principles, in the same way that Senator Feinstein has a position on the 2nd Amendment that is not backed up by principles.
4 posted on 03/15/2013 3:25:06 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: OKRA2012

My brother was gay (died of likely AIDS). My ex’s son is gay. We had very good gay friends. Our individual relations and associations do not redefine the institution of marriage.


5 posted on 03/15/2013 3:26:29 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: OKRA2012

That is so intellectually lazy. The only reason for gays to ‘get married’ is to have society accept their sexual acts as equivalent to natural copulation. They are not.

Marriage, ordained by God, is a sacred commitment to having children (naturally - not by petri dish/egg & sperm donation) to raise in love and spirituality.

Sadly, in this modern age, too many heterosexual couples have abandoned the sanctity of marriage. Since homosexuality is a sin in all religions - how can anyone find a rationale for gay marriage? Society’s acceptance is the only answer.

The human race is heading into extinction.


6 posted on 03/15/2013 3:28:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: OKRA2012

Unicorns are gay. Teddy bears and pink ponies are gay. Homosexuals are not gay. They are miserable, self loathing sexual perverts and a tiny fraction of the total population; a fringe group provided extra - ordinary power and protected class status by secular humanists on the left to drive a wedge against traditional Christian family values...and now the GOP wants to embrace that. To hell with them.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 3:32:07 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: sodpoodle

Very well said!


8 posted on 03/15/2013 3:43:24 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: sodpoodle

...”Marriage, ordained by God, is a sacred commitment to having children (naturally - not by petri dish/egg & sperm donation) to raise in love and spirituality”...

And, if law and order ever breaks down, political correctness will go and Mother Nature will reassert herself.
If our society could be likened to a computer hard drive, I think it is about full and the memory is overtaxed..A crash is coming.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 3:45:24 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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Which means that Portman is going to support law that forces others to service and support his son’s homosexuality.

Dick.


10 posted on 03/15/2013 3:46:54 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: TADSLOS
Unicorns are gay. Teddy bears and pink ponies are gay. Homosexuals are not gay. They are miserable, self loathing sexual perverts and a tiny fraction of the total population;

Absolutely true!

Leftists are very good at relabeling/rebranding via political correctness (aka fascism).

Communist -> Progressive -> Liberal -> Progressive

Homosexual -> Gay

NAZI (Natl Socialist Workers Party) -> Rightwing

Leftism was responsible for > 200 MILLION deaths in the 20th century = pure evil.

11 posted on 03/15/2013 3:53:29 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: OKRA2012

I think I am pretty much sick of hearing about gays. Is there such a thing as Gay Fatigue Syndrome (GFS)?
It’s all day now, 24/7 ...

GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY.
Obama loves gays, the GOP loves gays, everybody loves gays!
GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY.
The military loves gays, the gays love gays, everybody loves gays.
GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY.
Gay all day, Gay All night, Gays on the left, and gays on the right.
GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY! Horray!


12 posted on 03/15/2013 3:54:05 AM PDT by BRK
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To: OKRA2012

And probably because he has a friend that hires a latino worker, he will now vote for the dream act amnesty bill.

I give up!

The republican party as we once knew it is dead.


13 posted on 03/15/2013 3:57:03 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: TADSLOS

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled G.O.P.’s Portman, Saying Son Is Gay, Now Backs Same-Sex Marriage , TADSLOS wrote:
“Unicorns are gay. Teddy bears and pink ponies are gay. Homosexuals are not gay. They are miserable, self loathing sexual perverts and a tiny fraction of the total population”

No they’re not, they’re 10% of the population I read it in the New York Times....(I trust you understand I am being sarcastic)...But Portman’s turn around is one reason why as I’m paying attention as to who is saying what at the CPAC and why they’re not doing this..

When the democrats decided to remove God or any reference to Our Creator at their 2012 convention. They also demonstrated they are no longer the democratic party of your father’s father. They have become a hyphenated radical unit and should be known as Demo-Coms dedicated to the establishment of a collective idealism using the device of PCP to modify behavior and shed beliefs that they believe would impede remaking their concept of the perfect utopian state. That is hardly democratic because the word democrat idealizes the individual voice.

But Rove, GOPES (GOP Elite Snobs) and RINOS lack the capacity or the understanding or the courage to point to the historic radicalization that occured at that moment and use it politically. Worse yet they are unable to forthrightly defend what the demo-coms have set out to destroy and some are even comming up with their own version of PCP . Anyone preaching PCP is going down the poisonous road to oblivion . Following a policy of PCP. Politically Correct Politics which the hyphenated democrat party, the Demo-Coms,is using is flat out wrong.Worse yet moral questions such as marriage, sexual practices, family constituency and particularly beliefs those of containing Judeo Christian tenets are being assulted and not defended. That offers a majority of voters no choice in the direction this country is to take.

PCP when used by the Demo-Coms such terms as: Afro-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, White-American, Rich-American ,Gay-American, are more than simply nouns but vehicles used to separate US from each other. Beside separating US from our money the Demo-Coms demand we become adhearents to a system without the constituional constraints on government. Thus surrendering our protections from governmental abuses and excessive bureacracy to the will of a bureaucratic collective which is no longer answerable to the average citizen.

Sadly for the Republicans and it seems conservatives God remains in Limbo


14 posted on 03/15/2013 3:58:35 AM PDT by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: OKRA2012
Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Republican, has switched his stand on same-sex marriage, saying he now supports it after his son told him he is gay.

This turnaround by a politician demonstrates how "fluid" our politicians are. They just hold their finger to the wind and adjust their positions to which way the wind is blowing today.

How many genuine Statesmen do we have in office, two? three? more? fewer?

15 posted on 03/15/2013 4:03:51 AM PDT by olezip
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To: jimfree

I’m sorry, and I agree; Jesus didn’t define morality by individuals’ circumstances, but by His Father’s law.


16 posted on 03/15/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jazzlite

“And, if law and order ever breaks down, political correctness will go and Mother Nature will reassert herself.”

I thought Mother Nature had asserted itself with the gay population; they have shorter lives, can’t breed, and a whole host of medical and mental issues that make it clear that it is a mental illness. Just because the government pretends that this isn’t the case doesn’t make it so.


17 posted on 03/15/2013 4:08:26 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: OKRA2012

There have ALWAYS been gays. Always will be I suppose

But it is an abberation and should be treated as such. The deal, in most major population centers was. “You don’t stick it in our faces and we leave you alone to do what you do in PRIVATE”

The closet was a good thing.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 4:10:38 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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To: OKRA2012

If Portman’s son was a thief, would he favor the legalization of theft?


19 posted on 03/15/2013 4:12:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: OKRA2012

This is all a pretext to eventually legalizing sex with children. That’s what this is all about. Incremental-ism.


20 posted on 03/15/2013 4:13:06 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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