Skip to comments.Conservatives to Portman: Gay ‘Marriage’ Harmful to the People Involved and Society
Posted on 03/22/2013 1:26:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced in a Mar. 15 commentary that he had switched his position on gay marriage because one of his sons had disclosed he was homosexual, a reversal of views that some conservative leaders criticized as harmful to the people directly involved and to society overall.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement that he applauded Portman for loving his son no matter what the circumstances but that heas a conservative aware of the social necessity for marriage between a man and a womancould not condone Portmans view about gay marriage.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, refuted Portmans assertion when he spoke to CNSNews.com. In this case, [Portman] changed his public policy view., said LaBarbera. He was elected on that plank, hes flipping it now, and thats really a betrayal of the values that he stood for before the Ohio voters.
Ben Shaprio, a 29-year-old conservative commentator and author, echoed LaBarbera's points. If you watch TV, the whole goal of the left is to normalize behavior that a lot of people disagree with, and to make you feel like youre a bad person if you have moral scruples about certain behavior. Its effective because its an emotional appeal. Theres no argument here. I have a gay son is not an argument.
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Portman is an idiot. Period.
We will do what we can to send the self-serving a$$hole into the private sector.
As this debate goes on, we believe that most states will continue to conclude that marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces, said Perkins.
Great statement, but I think that ship has sailed and the USSC will uphold homosexual marriage as a right, denying children the right to be raised by both a mother & a father.
I wonder, if Portman’s kid were to ‘come out’ as being oriented to small children would he change his moral views on pedophilia?
Obviously, Portmans’ moral foundation is built on sand.
That's a very major part of the problem. Shut it off, or watch only wholesome shows/movies.
>>Theres no argument here. I have a gay son is not an argument.<<
Well stated. The number of logical fallacies “gay marriage” brings up are all but innumerable.
Portman married Jane Dudley in July 1986. Dudley, who previously worked for Democratic Congressman Tom Daschle, "agreed to become a Republican when her husband agreed to become a Methodist.
Ohio gave us Boehner now this moron.
I wonder where Portman thinks he going. Could he really be so delusional as to think he could win a national election? Maybe he’ll become a Democrat.
While I’ve been blessed that in my immediate family there are no gays. I know of none at all. My wife had one uncle who was mentally deficient who was lived with a guy. That said if one of my son’s decided they were gay it wouldn’t mean I’d be in favor of homosexuality or gay marriage no more than if I discovered they were being promiscuous or cheating on a wife or girlfriend.
Or..people are free to watch whatever they want without instruction from anyone else for heavens sakes.
I have a gay cousin. My husband has a gay niece. Neither of us are for gay marriage. It has no influence on either of us. Though we love both of them very much.