Skip to comments.Rob Portman Comes Out
Posted on 03/16/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT by IbJensen
Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, a longtime opponent of same-sex marriage, said on Friday he now believes gays have a right to marry after learning two years ago that his son is gay.
Portman, who was on the short list to be 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys running mate, made the announcement in an opinion piece in an Ohio newspaper and gave interviews on his change of heart.
I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldnt deny them the opportunity to get married, Portman wrote in an op-ed piece in the Columbus Dispatch, titled The Freedom to Marry.
The problem as I see it and I put problem in quotes because I dont really see it as one is how to integrate gays into the broader American experience. Theyre out, theyre proud, and they should be. Nobody is forcing anybody back into any closet, or re-criminalizing anyones love life, without instituting an authoritarian kind of religious state that is antithetical to American values and liberties.
But legalizing gay marriage isnt quite the answer. Let me explain.
The vile progs want to institute gay marriage also, but not because of any love or concern for gays. Watch how easily and cruelly they throw around accusations that so-and-so is a [UNPRINTABLE WORD FOR GAY] or a [ANOTHER UNPRINTABLE WORD FOR GAY] and youll see what I mean. No, for the progressive left, gay marriage is just another club for beating Americas churches into submission to the State. First Catholic birth control, then Baptist gay marriage, and so on. Progressivism is a truly jealous god and will have no other gods before it not even yours.
Instead, the proper course is to abolish marriage as a government institution. Civil unions for all who want them, gay or straight, for legal purposes of wills, benefits, hospital visitations, etc. But leave marriage where it originated: With the churches. My church will proudly marry gay couples, maybe yours wont. But no one will be forced to do or recognize anything they dont want to. Everyones rights are protected; everyones liberties are respected.
And, oh yeah, the vile progs lose a big battle in their war against freedom of expression.
Hows that for a win-win-win?
This evil, hell-bent gay-rights movement is communist-founded which openly announced, in its modern (post-Stonewall) manifestation, its objective of destroying marriage. Homosexual-Lesbian state-approved weddings is just another club to beat Americas churches into submission to the State."
I believe that the infestation of the Roman Catholic Church by a gaggle of homosexual pedophiles was conceived in communist minds in order to undermine Christ's Church and cause it to crumble. Their second target enemy was the western world, especially America.
How proud he must be. And now as father of the ‘bride’ he must make sure his son gets the nicest gown and an expensive reception.
And hopefully the near future sees him having lots of butt-grandchildren.
WRONG PARTY THERE ROB!!
Sen Portman was waiting for the right time to come out of the closet about why he supported gay marriage. Is this the lamest excuse ever? Back in the pagan days and in Sodom and Gomorrah they had plenty of cornholing and plenty of gay marriage. One Roman emperor married a horse. Gay marriage is a signal of a society in decline
I’ve been trying to come up with an analogy, so how about this:
One of President Obama’s daughters gets married (to a man) - then, using the same logic, the president is REQUIRED to change position and be against gay marriage, based on the principle that both forms of marriage cannot exist at the same time, for any length of time - as being proven out in Europe, where marriage, to younger people, is now pretty much a thing of the past.
If he’s going to betray us on that, what’s next? Would he send a donation to Planned Parenthood if he learned his daughter had an abortion? Or, as Andrea Lafferty satirically pointed out, if one of his children were a habitual drunk driver, would he suddenly announce that drunk driving should be legalized and renounce his previous opposition? It is possible to love your children without always condoning - much less institutionalizing - their choices. Yes, it is a CHOICE. I’m willing to bet the odds are 1,000,000,000 to one that if this were 10 years ago, or 100, or 1000, the younger Mr. Portman would have quietly lived his life with the partner of his choice, probably but not necessarily a woman, without politicizing his personal bedroom activities; and his father would have loved his son without seeking to change 4 or 5 thousand years of tradition on his account. From now on we can call Mr. Portman an ex-conservative, and were he to run for office again I hope his constituents will keep that in mind.
Someone get to this guy as soon as possible and tell him he's NO LONGER A REPUBLICAN and will not get financial support for any of this.
We know the American people will not vote for Republicans if they think the party is overrun with gays ~ SEE;2006
If he discovered that his son was a heroin addict, would he then come out in favor of legalizing heroin?
Portman strikes me as simply one of two things (or a blend of them): a faux traditionalist or a parent who refuses to admit his kid is screwy. Ohio country club Republicans are real dandies.
Just, FYI, I have been on this forum since 2000, and am certainly no troll. I vote conservative candidates only - no RINOs.
Personally, I don’t care if gay people have civil unions or whatever the heck they want to call them. Marriage is an institution of the church. That said, if civil unions keep gay men out of the bath houses and spreading HIV, then I am for it.
True, the same as many parents whose kids are drug addicts, doesn’t mean you think it is an okay “lifestyle choice”
First of all, he didn’t turn “gay.” He’s become a homosexual . . . period. “Gay” means happy, and if he thinks that the homosexual lifestyle will make him happy, he’s got another thing coming: alcoholism, STDs, gay men’s bowel syndrome, AIDs, suicide, violence, more than likely a lifespan of 39-41 years tops, etc.
I would encourage such a child to go back to church, get counseling from his priest or reverend, pray, and hope that Christ will lead him out of such a horrible lifestyle.
That’s a hell of a lot better advice than to be an enabler. Portman should be ashamed of himself.
Do you believe the homosexual/lesbian agenda is on a roll and have pulled out the stops in order to get this agenda into the curriculum of the government schools? This action of the perverts is not limited to their bathhouses...it is being introduced as a proper lifestyle for young kindergartners.
This marriage evil is just another ploy to gain acceptance and shove polite American society out of the picture.
There is something radically wrong, a fact which most of us here would agree, with a young man who probably achieved his first orgasm with a member of his own sex and liked it so well he embraced it as his life’s passion.
He doesn’t see anything wrong with shoving his pee-pee up another guy’s poo-poo and then his face up his partners backside.
Examine that scenario.
It’s not only aberrant; it’s radically aberrant and abhorrent.
He seems mighty enthusiastic about it. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him come out himself at some point. After all, don’t they claim it’s genetic, not choice?
It is the liberal world view: as a liberal believes and lives so should the rest of us.
Many Rinos go both ways......sarc
They are out and they are proud: Proud of what?
Fellatio? or sticking their thing in poop?
Is that something to be proud of?
These are sick individuals, and any father would be ashamed for his son. Sure you can still love a person and be ashamed of them at the same time.
It is a time for chosing. Portman chose to forsake his principles. Let’s re-dedicate ourselves to God and pray we don’t forsake His principles.
I hope he gets primaried. I donated to him last time. Better start looking for another candidate.
We finally see that Portman is on about the same moral level as Kerry’s running mate. (whoever that was)
That’s all well and good.
But please run somebody who at least listens to Rush a couple hours a week and understands what to do when journ-0-lists ambush you.
Six years with a progressive senator is a lot of pain.
(speaking with Hoosier experience)
I believe that you’re from Sidney, Ohio.
We’re transplanted Buckeyes from Troy who still maintain a residence in Ohio.
Excellent point, the term, Republican, becomes more and more disgusting.
I fail to see how this changes anything.
It was an evil sin before his son chose to live that lifestyle so it is still an evil sin.
Its your son and you will not stop loving him but that does not mean you have to turn you back on the word of God...
I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldnt deny them the opportunity to get married,
Brother and sister them?
Or Mom and son? Or a 42 year old and a 12 year old?
Why is he limiting it to 2 people? Why not 3 people?
“That said, if civil unions keep gay men out of the bath houses and spreading HIV, then I am for it.”
What if I showed you the numbers in Canada that 9 out of every 10 are performed with non-residents?
Does marriage keep men (and women) out of cheap motels and brothels?
I used to rent out rooms in my house in Lynchburg, VA to college guys who were interning at the company I worked for as a way to afford to trek up to Baltimore to watch the O's play (Memorial Stadium).
One night we all had dates (girls) over and were listening to music and making small talk. A knock on the door revealed one of the Jerry Falwell youth fundraisers. He was selling gravesites in Fort Hill Cemetery cheap because he said they could stack the bodies in a single grave up to 6 people deep. I am not making this up.
Scott's girlfriend looks over at Scott and says, "That means, if you go first, I get top position." We all started laughing, and Falwell's disciple left.
Could it be that maybe, just maybe, his kid might need psychological help, instead of condoning deviate behavior?
RULE 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.
The press is going to have a field day with this. They know Republicans eat their own if they change positions on key issues. Portman is toast.
Democraps/Liberals/Socialists don’t have this problem. How many times has Obama flipped on an issue and they still love him. Remember, Obama was for traditional marriage during most of his first term.
Beat me to it. Being a sodomite is NOTHING to be proud of. It’s a disease-ridden, repellent lifestyle that logically should have its members hiding away in shame. Like they USED to.
But no one has the guts to say it, not even most conservatives. If you notice, they speak out against gay MARRIAGE, but lose their nerve completely when it comes to homosexuality itself.
Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, a longtime opponent of same-sex marriage, said on Friday he now believes gays have a right to marry after learning two years ago that his son is gay.Since the election is now behind us, he thought it would be okay to bring up something that he's thought for two years.
There, I fixed it. If someone who believes in Bible-ordained marriage were to say this about Christianity in the public schools, his/her job would be lost.
If he was asked why he agreed with one deviant behavior but not the others, I'm sure he would have a readily available explanation. (sarcasm alert) As of now, he supports Gay Marriage because his Son “loves” another Man.
Taking the position he just announced is based on the notion that such behavior is a Civil Right, which if accepted ingrains the behavior into Society as a norm. Well, people who want to be Polygamists or want to Marry their own Blood Relatives would tell you the same thing. The entire concept of Gay Marriage fails simply because those who accept it must also accept every deviant behavior or deny the same “Civil Rights” of those choosing to be involved in them.
So much for principle.
Even in ancient Rome, there was no gay marriage! No society, as far as I know has ever sunk to the level of accepting homosexuality by putting it on the same footing as marriage. Think about it, this has been invented and promoted in the Christian West. The Communist world did not invent this, not the Muslim world, not the Buddhist world or the Hindu world. But the Western World which has given the world the highest form of religious expression is now hell bent on tearing down all that is holy in the Christian world.
Have you ever read the “Gay Manifesto”? Portman’s actions are right in keeping with one of the stepping stones of the gay manifesto. One of the gay’s plans was to encourage gays to “come out of the closet” to their families, then to work on their parents and families to get them to accept their homosexuality and then to use their families as advocates for acceptance of homosexuality. It has been working like a charm. A number of prominenet people, some of them Republicans and conservatives have sons or daughters who are gay, trangender etc. and they have come out to defend their children. This causes a socially difficult position within the extended family as well as their friends and colleages as it puts people in an ackward spot since they do not want to hurt the feelings of the parents.
I believe that GOProud has been using this tactic. These people have the subtlety and cleverness of the serpent. We have to find ways to counter this by standing up for our principles regardless of the emotional pressure that the gays know how to use so well.
... is obliged to deconsruct natural marriage pe se, and invent a new, absurd institution with the same name."
What if his son had wanted to give a "lifetime commitment" to two men? Or to his grandmother? Or to a man and a woman (there's the "B" in "LGBT".)
And no that he's got a "lifetime" "commitment", is his daddy going to criminalize divorce?
Theres a word for this that has 8 letters and sounds like a fresh steaming ready-made organic fertilizer product, but its a word I dont want to use on Free Republic.
Unfortunately, the Ohio GOP leader has said he will continue to support Portman. Outrageous! They should be asking for his resignation, post haste!
BTTT, exactly right.
Here is the actual Gay Manifesto. It was written by Carl Wittman who was a member of the SDS and later was an LGBT activist.
Keep this, you will find it very useful to know the enemies plans.
Read paragraph 6 which begins with —”A note on exploitation of children” and #5 top right hand column — “Perversion”.
This is not the Gay Manifesto that I read before, that was more of a specific set of plans for changing society’s attitudes toward the whole gay attitude towards sex.