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Bill O’Reilly’s Gay-Marriage Evolution in 10 Quotes
New York Magazine ^ | 03/27/2013 | Dan Amira

Posted on 03/27/2013 3:05:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Edited on 03/27/2013 3:16:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It seems to have surprised a lot of people that conservative Fox News host Bill O'Reilly doesn't think that arguments in favor of "traditional marriage" are very compelling. But as the following timeline shows, O'Reilly's views on gay marriage have been shifting, in fits and starts, for years now. Bill O'Reilly is America.

October 27, 2004: “I've been saying that all along, that if you open the door for gay marriage, then you have to have the polygamists and the triads and the commune people and everybody else, right?”

April 14, 2005: "We told you this would happen, if gay marriage is legalized, then much chaos would follow.”

June 5, 2006: “Traditionalists like me believe the USA has become strong because of its core values, the freedom, individual responsibility and institutions like traditional marriage, which foster common goals.”

July 10, 2006: “The gay marriage thing to me, I don't understand why it's so important for the secular progressives in this country, the people who want to change America fundamentally and every way, why this is the lead issue. The L.A. Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe. These people are going, 'Oh, my God, what are you doing? How can you not see the civil rights aspect of this?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 03/27/2013 3:05:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
This whole gay marriage thing is a perfect example of the media leading public opinion.

Its an opinion that is as temporary as a house of cards.

2 posted on 03/27/2013 3:07:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

I bet you can’t find quotes about homosex marriage before 1995. It was inconceivable before that.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 3:07:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: skeeter
Yes, he called us Bible thumps. He's old; he's lives in NYC and could less and he wants to liked by the Huffington Post people like Shep.
4 posted on 03/27/2013 3:10:50 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: nickcarraway

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5 posted on 03/27/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: DManA

if the foudning fathers had knew this was about being turned on pushing feces then they would have done marriage in the constitution, who knew that the comunists would have been working for so long pushing this agenda and infiltrating the polls, media, the Dem party and are party and quite clever they are.
They the communist tools and trolls use the no Govt involved but really want this sick agenda to advance to ruin America, Christianity and the family.

This goes ahead the lawsuits to adoption agencies, churches, wedding planners, cake makers, teachers who refuse to teach this in school.
There goes the first amendment and the very reason wy America was founded
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM


6 posted on 03/27/2013 3:13:28 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Christie at the beach

he;s another north east elitist who seems to hate the south and the midwest.
He;s an arrogant SOB who seems to think he;s right on eevrything and refuses to listen to anyone and now his Lincoln book going movie has gone to his head and why anyone watches or listens tot he trud is beyond me

Personally I;d love to get him in the ring


7 posted on 03/27/2013 3:14:44 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: nickcarraway

BOR...a FAKE CATHOLIC and A FAKE CONSERVATIVE...>WHAT A DUMBASS.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 3:16:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: skeeter
I'm sure the media loves leading public opinion, and have no same about it. The question is: can anyone stop it. The answer, apparently, is no.

My questions is, should we now have a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? He was against gay marriage, and apparently that makes a person evil.

9 posted on 03/27/2013 3:17:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Fox is coming around to the Reich way of thinking. Watch for Hannity to cave sooner or later.....oh, sorry, he’ll “evolve”, like he did with amnesty.

More reason to support FR and get news here.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 3:17:33 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: nickcarraway

Those who “evolve” on their core principles never had any to begin with. They are too cowardly to stand up and man up in the court of public opinion


11 posted on 03/27/2013 3:17:39 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: nickcarraway

0’Reilly is no conservative. It’s hard to read past stupidity of that magnitude.


12 posted on 03/27/2013 3:19:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ann Archy; manc

I think people are missing the point. O’Reilly used to be against it. The point is peer pressure. Major corporations (example: Cisco) will fire people for being against gay marriage, even if they don’t mention it at work. In a few years, being against gay marriage will get you fired and be the equivalent of saying you thought the Nazis were good. How many people will be against gay marriage when that pressure is one them. Bill O’Reilly may be craven, he doesn’t want to lose his career.


13 posted on 03/27/2013 3:22:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I haven’t watched O’Reilly (or anyone for that matter) in years, but he always struck me as somewhat Libertarian in his views.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 3:23:48 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: nickcarraway

The Cultural Warrior. LOL


15 posted on 03/27/2013 3:23:53 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: nickcarraway

if he had any balls and guts like he pretends to have then he would stand for marriage and what is right.
A man not ever standing on conviction is not a man in my book and hell it;s not like he has no money

Maybe if people did speak up for once and stop being cowards then we would not have got to where we are, and it;s not too late.

How many freepers even stay silent on this issue, how many never speak up as they should, how many shy away once this issue is raised at their neighbors, work, etc?

Sorry if anyone does then they;re just as miuch to blame for the state of this country as the communist who first pushed this agenda


16 posted on 03/27/2013 3:25:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: central_va

LOL THE CULTURE WAR, What a joke he is.

How about him standing for what is right, stand on conviction, stand for what marriage is, not like he;s can;t retire on his money is it.

The man hates the south and the midwest, he;s an elitist prick from the north east like so many of his pals are.

He could have shown the freaks on their parades, Folsom fair etc he could report how most boys who are raped are by men and therefore homosexuals

But no he and Hannity are cowards and its because of them the left can get away with their agenda


17 posted on 03/27/2013 3:27:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Christie at the beach

Me thinks someone’s got the goods on him.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 3:29:42 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: nickcarraway

Get freaking real...he will NOT lose his job at Fox....NEVER...he’s their heavy hitter and I cnNOT believe that Roger Ailes is GAY!!


19 posted on 03/27/2013 3:32:59 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: FES0844

Now that’s different....someone MAY have the goods on him....gays are VICIOUS....AND DEPRAVED sometimes.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 3:34:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: manc

It will only become worse because we do not have a strong leader on the opposition side and a leader who will protect religious freedom and respects how this nation was founded. Morality, now we are seeing hip hop decisions driven by the media so the gays can be reorganized as a voting block and changes attitudes. This is a Christian nation. The attack has been there for a long time. They aim to destroy the family. They can do as they like with no one in their lives. It’s wrong to see what is happening. Forcing others to agree with something you disagree with on this level through changing years of historical facts and foundation by doing so with a corrupt media.


21 posted on 03/27/2013 3:37:14 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: nickcarraway

The timeline shows O’Reilly moving from the conservative, to the libertarian/rino position.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 3:38:33 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: Ann Archy; smvoice
"Now that’s different....someone MAY have the goods on him....gays are VICIOUS....AND DEPRAVED sometimes."

Perhaps he is just fulfilling the role of an informed Catholic. After all, Rome cannot decide whether Pelosi and Biden should be in or out. O'Reilly is simply moving along with the times...the same thing Rome is doing.

23 posted on 03/27/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Dutchboy88

Sorry, but Biden and Pelosi have EX-COMMUNICTED THEMSELVES!! The Pope does NOT ex-communicate when someone ex-communicates themselves....no need to. Besides, GOD KNOWS ALL.


24 posted on 03/27/2013 3:44:06 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: FES0844
Maybe so - yet he still lacks the stones to say "Publish and be damned!"



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 03/27/2013 3:48:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Christie at the beach

agree with every word


26 posted on 03/27/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Ann Archy

agree and even if he did lose his job then he has enough to reitr nad certainly stand on convictions.

Him and Hannity should have been mentioning this for years just like the left did.
The left have been chipping away for decades to push this agenda and lets not forget this is what the communist started in this country in the 60’s.

Did the left ever say they had to reach out, did they say we have to stop this issue, hell no they kept plugging away so when people have heard it enough they can;t be bothered.

Our side became cowards to the Akinsky tactics and oh how the communists and weather underground are laughing at O.R Hannity and our side now


27 posted on 03/27/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

WEAKLINGS that think they are BLACKMAILABLE so they CAVE!!!!


28 posted on 03/27/2013 3:57:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: skeeter
This whole gay marriage thing is a perfect example of the media leading public opinion.

The sad thing it's even corrupted life long Christian's that should know better. A long time believer who attends the same church as me just today said this to me when I mentioned my opposition to gay marriage on facebook.

"....I may not agree or approve of the gay lifestyle but I do not condemn them either and some of them live a christian life ...i have learned not to judge others in their relationship with God as it is a personal relationship ...each has their own set of convictions that God has shown them...."

So this is what it's come down to, the church can't teach homosexuality is a sin, because that's between the homosexual and God, and as long as God isn't convicting them it's none of our business.

Sigh, I'm almost to the point of wishing judgement day would get here, because I'm sick of constantly fighting a losing battle.

29 posted on 03/27/2013 4:00:15 PM PDT by apillar
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To: nickcarraway

What is utterly flabbergasting is that people still consider O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Faux News, as being Conservative.


30 posted on 03/27/2013 4:02:32 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: FES0844

O’Reilly must be going perv on his staff again....like he did on a female producer a few yrs ago....which he admitted to doing when he settled with her


31 posted on 03/27/2013 4:06:03 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: nickcarraway

O’Reilly’s original occupation was that of a school teacher. With that infection of his brain anyone who can trust him to stay on the conservative course is just plain dumb.

You never know where he is coming from on any issue....however.....most of the time it’s through the eyes of a liberal school teacher.

At the end of his show each night he gives the class a word to look up. How about “two-faced.”


32 posted on 03/27/2013 4:10:41 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: nickcarraway

There is a culture war, and this is a battle that is being lost. It’s just that simple. The younger generation doesn’t see why gay marriage is even an issue. The older generations are dying off. It’s probably the most sweeping change to the foundations of civilization since the bronze age, and it took only one generation. One decade, really. They think it will not affect the essence of civilization, and they’re inevitably wrong. How they are wrong will only be a matter of time.


33 posted on 03/27/2013 4:13:23 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s because O’Reilly believes in HOMOSEXUAL CIVIL UNIONS,
which are identical to marriages. He also believes it’s OK if sodomites adopt children. O’Reilly should be barred from receiving community in the Catholic Church. He is causing great scandal by being a public figure and openly going against the teachings of the Catholic Church.


34 posted on 03/27/2013 4:21:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

I don’t know if O’Reilly is Catholic. Yes, civil unions are against the teaching of the Catholic Church, but considering the new Pope supported civil unions, I doubt he or anyone else will be barred.


35 posted on 03/27/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Ann Archy
"Sorry, but Biden and Pelosi have EX-COMMUNICTED THEMSELVES!! The Pope does NOT ex-communicate when someone ex-communicates themselves....no need to. Besides, GOD KNOWS ALL."

I said nothing about ex-communication or the pope. I simply said O'Reilly was acting like a modern, informed Roman Catholic. They move with the tide; they change their belief structure as the society teaches them. It is a pattern they see in the leadership of Rome which includes abortion promoters in the congregation when those people are "powerful". Of course, God knows all...it's Rome which doesn't know much.

36 posted on 03/27/2013 5:22:33 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Christie at the beach

Yes, he called us Bible thumps. He’s old; he’s lives in NYC and could [care]less and he wants to [be]liked by the Huffington Post people like Shep.


Bill O’Really’s political motives are not far from Shemp[Smith]..
Shemp is proudly a democrat.. go figure...


37 posted on 03/27/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
Those 2 have done so much damage by not explaining the constitution; how it works and the importance of morality. Most people run from the word. Now..it's more or less how we all feel saga. Rush even does not like to use the word.
38 posted on 03/27/2013 5:55:09 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: nickcarraway

O’Reilly claims to be Catholic and the new Pope didn’t support Civil Unions. That was a story floated by the liberal press.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-will-never-approve-homosexual-civil-unions


39 posted on 03/27/2013 6:55:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

O’Reilly claims to be Catholic


He also claims to be a patriot..
You know one “for the folks”... with no spin....
O’Really is a Designer Catholic.. with no label on his designer slacks..
A stealth liberal.. a poseur, shill, fake... MOLE.. “snitch”..


40 posted on 03/27/2013 9:42:08 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ansel12

He’s a sexual harassment lawsuit just waiting to happen.


41 posted on 03/27/2013 9:43:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

O’Reilly paid out megabucks to a 20 something year old female that worked for him at Fox. He was having harrassing phone sex with her and she sued his sorry ass. To keep it out of court he paid big time.


42 posted on 03/27/2013 10:09:41 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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