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Gay son defends the stance of anti-gay marriage Congressman father
American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/04/2013 7:19:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

This won't get much play in the media, but Matt R. Salmon, the gay son of Congressman Matt Salmon of Arizona, came out in defense of his father to the Washington Blade, a gay newspaper.

From The Hill:

"People seem to be trying so hard to analyze where it's coming from, but really he was quite straight-forward," Salmon said of his father's opposition. "My father loves me very much and he supports me and he respects me. He's very much there for me as one of my closest friends. I think that was obvious in everything that he had to say."

Rep. Salmon 's opposition does not mean that he does not think people should be with who they love, the younger Salmon said.

"He doesn't see it as not allowing his son to be with the person he loves because he knows that regardless of where marriage is, I'm going to be with the person that I love," he added.

Salmon continued that his father's opposition centers on the definition of marriage.

"As far as it goes with marriage for him it's a matter of what marriage means to him - to him marriage is defined as between a man and a woman," Salmon said. "It has nothing to do with the way he views a person's relationship, and that's the thing that I think is hard for people to understand."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexuality

1 posted on 04/04/2013 7:19:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Gay son defends the stance of anti-gay marriage Congressman father

And why wouldn't he? Last I knew, in America, people were entitled to their own opinion. Although, if you run in democratic circles, if you stray off the reservation at all, you're immediately vilified.

Let's remember that tolerance is not acceptance.

2 posted on 04/04/2013 7:24:24 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind

A lesson for Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) -

If you don’t compromise your principles, your children will have respect for you.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 7:27:47 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 04/04/2013 7:32:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Puppage
Let's remember that tolerance is not acceptance.

Exactly. It sounds like Congressman Salmon and his wife did something right in raising this kid.

Junior has made a horrible lifestyle choice but he at least has the decency to understand that bludgeoning society into redefining the institution of marriage won't make his personal lifestyle choice feel any better for him and will have dire consequences for society as a whole.

It would be wonderful if the pink and purple mafia could employ similar clearheaded reasoning.

5 posted on 04/04/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems more common for GOP legislators to have sons who are homosexuals then sons who are veterans...just an observation.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 7:48:54 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: SeekAndFind

How refreshing! My respect for both Rep. Matt Salmon and his son has increased.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 7:51:16 AM PDT by spaced
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To: SeekAndFind

There are SOME gay people that are not also flaming libtards, and are embarrassed about those that are.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 8:16:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Puppage
Last I knew, in America, people were entitled to their own opinion.

Used to be the case; but, I don't think that is the case anymore. You are only entitled to an opinion that corresponds with the opinions of the Leftist elites.

Any other opinion is viewed as hate speech.

9 posted on 04/04/2013 8:16:32 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: MSF BU

My guess is that NO Democrat legislators have anyone in the military in their family.....and just guessing that they have a LOT of HOMOSEXUAL kids, but they are all FOR it, so it doesn’t make news.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 9:00:27 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Vigilanteman; Puppage
Let's remember that tolerance is not acceptance.

Exactly. It sounds like Congressman Salmon and his wife did something right in raising this kid.


Not if you're a Christian.

Tolerance of any sin, especially a sin God calls an Abomination is Exactly acceptance.
11 posted on 04/04/2013 9:07:15 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Exactly! In this debate about homosexual marriage, any who do not adhere to the leftist line are deemed haters, bigots, intolerant etc by the liberals and the MSM. We’re not allowed to talk about whether changing the definition of marriage is good for society, possible downsides to it as a social/legal policy in our family law. Instead, we are told that homosexuals are suffering and all that because they can’t legally marry each other. And theMSM dutifully repeats over and over that this is just like the civil rights movement, and that we can’t deny rights, yadda, yadda, yadda.

I think this is a key reason we got rolled as a society on homosexual marriage. Between the media elites being cheerleaders, and the liberals decreeing that any opposed are bigots and haters, we just can’t even discuss pros and cons of this issue.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 10:12:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SoConPubbie
Depends on how you define tolerance. I tolerate a federal government picking my pocket and destroying my country piece by piece because what I can do about it is so severely limited. I don't accept it.

I don't accept homosexuality as normal, but neither do I think they should be rounded up and hanged. Especially the type like Salmon's son who aren't in your face about it.

Further, I do not subsribe to the theory that the only Christians are Taliban Christians. Until such time that Jesus Christ establishes secular reign on the earth and tells us how to deal with these sins, my position stands; tolerance is not acceptance. I don't recall a single instance in the New Testament where Jesus literally cast the first stone even though he was without sin. Admonition is fine. Violence against homosexuals who aren't in your face or otherwise provoking violence is not.

My lack of a violent reaction does not constitute acceptance.

13 posted on 04/04/2013 10:44:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MSF BU

Probably common with legislators overall, since dad’s out of town all the time at work.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Vigilanteman
Further, I do not subsribe to the theory that the only Christians are Taliban Christians. Until such time that Jesus Christ establishes secular reign on the earth and tells us how to deal with these sins, my position stands; tolerance is not acceptance. I don't recall a single instance in the New Testament where Jesus literally cast the first stone even though he was without sin. Admonition is fine. Violence against homosexuals who aren't in your face or otherwise provoking violence is not.

My lack of a violent reaction does not constitute acceptance.


You're confusing the Old Testament Laws with the New Testament Gospel. The response between the two domains or dispensations are not the same. However, there is no tolerance in either dispensation for Homosexuality. Read Romans Chapter 1 and other verses in the New Testament that make it quite clear how God views this abomination.

Remember, we are to HATE the SIN, but LOVE the SINNER.
15 posted on 04/04/2013 11:31:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Ann Archy

There rate of military participation for the children of both parties is lousy, though there are some exceptions. If you want a Democrat example, Senator Johnson’s son was an infantry NCO in the 101st Airborne Division. Senator Webb’s son served in the Marines as an infantryman.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 7:47:54 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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