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.
This is not a reversal. This is Portman coming out of the closet.
Margaret Thatcher would have said to him “Don’t go wobbly” but he did
I agree. He's the GOP's version of Jim McGreevey.
The "wife and family" thing is just a political prop.
I wish he had not brought up his faith and how he thought so hard about it. Then he attached himself to the Gospels about “Loving One Another” to justify his change of heart.
Jesus also said that belief in Him would cause families to go against one another. That is because belief in Jesus requires that a person follow him and not succumb to the world’s standards. The fate of one’s eternal soul demands it.
We should pray for Portman and his son. They apparently are under the impression that they are Christians and that what they are doing is a good thing as it is “charitable to allow people to be happy”. Well, is it charitable for a father to neglect telling his son about the need for the soul’s salvation?
it is the meme of the left “christian” means “accept others walking all over you”
to the left mentioning christion is the their version of a cheat code.
An extension of this is the parable of the prodigal son. The father didn’t go out looking for the son when the kid was wasting his inheritance on debauchery; it was when the son was beaten down and chastened by his poverty that resulted from his hard living, and was humble enough to go back to his father to even say that he would be happy just as a hired employee, that the father took him back. The father’s perspective was that before, his son was dead, and after the son repented, he was alive again.
Portman is coddling his son while in the dead state, and encouraging it.
Portman is clearly in the wrong, but what we are given in the Gospel is a call to personal conversion, not an invitation to personal trashing.
Back in the good old days government ministers helped their relatives first. That's not the way it's supposed to be done these days
you mean turning your own kid into a homosexual to protect yourself from leftwingtard socio-politcal criticism? (/s)
That's something different. What you are describing is people making it a point to attack your views and beliefs.
A very un-Christian attitude. Didn't Jesus himself teach us to hate the sin, but love the sinner? Can't do that by removing them from our lives, can we? How about we just love our kids who don't necessarily live as we would prefer. We don't have to reward their behavior, just simply let them know that we don't agree with it, but we love them anyway.
Who knows, someday, they may decide that THEY don't like their behavior, and if they know that their parents still love them, regardless, they may return, repentant. Isn't that what the parable of the Prodigal Son was all about?
I think Portman thinks that if he doesn't support his son's lifestyle, his son may think he doesn't love him. Too bad he didn't make the distinction of loving the sinner, but hating the sin.
If I am not mistaken, the marriage license began as a mechanism to keep whites from marrying outside of their race.
We are all sinners.
Okay, that made me smile.
I’m sorry you’re so full of hate.
Glad to see somebody else gets it.
If you can’t change the people around you, change the people around you.
Much of the world has yet to adopt it.
Previously churches served as the places to register births, deaths, marriages, etc.