Skip to comments.Portmanís Reversal on Gay Marriage Sparks Harsh Words from Conservatives
Posted on 03/16/2013 11:23:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Sen. Rob Portman on Friday became the first Republican in the Senate to support gay marriageand his switch set off harsh words from many conservatives.
Some conservatives charged that Portmans reversal was timed with gay-marriage advocates to coincide with the Supreme Court hearings. There is a concerted effort to pick off Republicans and make us appear divided, Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage told NPR at CPAC. The group is trying to stop efforts to legalize gay marriage.
Meanwhile, former Sen. Rick Santorum told Newsmax that the GOP must remain firm on its support of traditional marriage.
And Kyle Kondik, a political analyst and former Ohio resident who now works at the University of Virginias Center for Politics in Charlottesville, predicted that Portmans revelation may not be the last for Republicans.
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He’s got a faggot for son.. Guess the upbringing wasn’t what it should have been.
At the very least he should have disowned him.
And yes that’s exactly how I feel on the issue.
Anybody who changes their position when it is a relative:
1) Has not been thinking.
2) Does not belong in a policy position where he/she can favor said relative on that or some other issue.
Resign or Pull chain. Flush.
I too have a relative.
Relative has no answer for arguments except relative wants it.
IMO, he can accept his son, but still keep his original stand on gay marriage. Either you stand by your principles or you show how easily you can be swayed— exposing your inner weaknesses. If his son said he embraces Socialism, would he push for Socialism in this country?
That's pretty brutal. You know, one can oppose gay marriage and the leftist homosexual agenda without disowning family members for being gay.
A lot of wisdom in your post.
Gay marriage gay marriage....ugh, here comes the nausea. time for an escape....
I too have a relative. My oldest daughter married her partner in DC last March.
Upbringing? She was raised in the Baptist Church and was baptized at her request at 14.
I pray for her to have a change of heart daily, and because I pray for her to return to the Lord, I have not disowned her. I want her to know she can come home and be forgiven.
She also knows we do not condone her choice and she is taking a real risk with eternal salvation.
I believe Portman betrayed the people of Ohio by not being honest with us before the election, since everything I have read indicates he has known about his son for two years.
Once a RINO, always a RINO.
I disowned my brother for his liberal views. Haven’t spoken in several years.
As for the whole homosexual shxt you’re either against it or you’re not.. there’s no in between. It’s a self chosen perverted lifestyle and family be damned.
Apparently, he’s been a pussy RINO from the gitgo. Musta rubbed off on his son.
I'm sorry, but that's insane. You disown your own brother because you disagree with him on politics? Good grief, he's your brother. Just don't talk about politics with him. One day you may be the positive influence that changes his mind.
As for the whole homosexual shxt youre either against it or youre not.. theres no in between. Its a self chosen perverted lifestyle and family be damned.
Again, you can oppose the sin and the agenda that typically comes with it without disowning family members that are gay.
Portman wanted to be Vice President so bad that he is emulating Dick Cheney.
We don’t appear to be divided...we are divided. There are the Libertarian Pubbies and the east coast elites who would like to dispense with the whole social issues thing. Strictly defense and economic issues is all they care about...oh, and smoking dope for the Libertarians. But to raise the abortion or homosexual marriage issue with these people is tough sledding.
If I remember my history, there was a time when there were no marriage licenses required. A man and woman merely had to announce that they were going to live together as man and wife, or they could find a preacher who said the vows with them, then entered it in the Family Bible.
Sometime in the late 1700s or early 1800s, some politician found he could raise revenue by requiring a license to get married, so it started.
Now, homos can still cohabit together if they want to, but they still have no reason to need a “license” to ******** each other.
Then in the mid 1960s, the Hippies began to claim a marriage license was not needed if you loved each other. Marriage was dead, old fashioned, not necessary, after all it was ONLY a piece of paper.
Now marriage is the most important thing two people can engage in.....BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE GAY!
But just assume anybody -- everybody -- who can get elected in a competitive race is somebody you'd call a RINO and have done with it.
Nobody who can get elected in a statewide race in a swing-state, let alone in a Democrat state, is going to please you, and that's it.