Skip to comments.Gay son defends the stance of anti-gay marriage Congressman father
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."
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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.
A lesson for Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) -
If you don’t compromise your principles, your children will have respect for you.
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.
It seems more common for GOP legislators to have sons who are homosexuals then sons who are veterans...just an observation.
How refreshing! My respect for both Rep. Matt Salmon and his son has increased.
There are SOME gay people that are not also flaming libtards, and are embarrassed about those that are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Probably common with legislators overall, since dad’s out of town all the time at work.
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.