Skip to comments.O'Reilly blasts same-sex marriage critics
Posted on 04/07/2013 12:35:31 PM PDT by IbJensen
(CNN) - Bill O'Reilly, the conservative Fox News host, believes same-sex marriage advocates have a more convincing argument than opponents, who do nothing but rehash scripture to make their point.
"The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals," O'Reilly said Tuesday on Fox. "That's where the compelling argument is. 'We're Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.' That's a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The argument on the other side hasn't been able to do anything but thump the Bible."
O'Reilly has previously stated he takes a libertarian view on the issue, and repeated Tuesday night that it's a decision that should be left up to the states. "I support civil unions. I always have. The gay marriage thing, I don't feel that strongly about it one way or another."
Both sides of the debate clashed this week in Washington as the Supreme Court hears challenges to two cases dealing with the issue.
O'Reilly has been less critical of so-called Bible thumpers in the past. In a May 2009 column on his website, he again argued the matter should be decided by states but also said he understands that "most Americans believe heterosexual marriage deserves a special place in our society."
"Our Judeo-Christian traditions, which have made the United States the most prosperous and just society the world has ever known, speak to a family built around a responsible mother and a father-certainly the optimum when it comes to raising children," he wrote.
But, he argued, people who feel strongly about traditional marriage "have allowed themselves to be intimidated" and have refused to stand up for what they believe in.
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Bill's not even middle of the road and his latest book is a disaster.
O’Reilly is an egomaniac that will say anything to make himself look good.
He probably thinks caving on the issue makes him look wise against the “far-right fringe”.
People will say the damnedest things to win favor with the commie lib “media”. Everybody wants to be “a nice person” even if it means sucking up to the sexual deviant crowd.
Individual freedeom, and the economic system known as capitalism is what made America great.
Now taking over is socialism and ... essentially ... slavery for individuals.
Bill O’Luffa is pathetic.
yes, CNN, I get all of my moral guidance from Bill O’Reilly (rolling eyes)
SCIENCE shows that it takes a male and a female to produce a baby. That’s why same sex marriage is a fraud.
If our Constitution can be interpreted that people have a right to violate nature, then it needs to be changed to reflect science.
BTW We can love people without having sex with them.
Individual and economic freedom are a direct result of biblical ideals. Capitalism was the name Marx gave to our free market system.
"The argument on the other side hasn't been able to do anything but thump the Bible."I can just imagine Bill telling this to Jesus when the time comes. -lol-
So you are saying that as a retired widow, if I marry it will be a fraud because I cannot produce a baby? BTW, I don’t think I could love a man in the Eros sense without wanting to have sex with him. Many in this country fail to understand the difference between Eros and Agape.
While on the subject of compelling arguments, let’s consider the case of the disenfranchised citizens of Washington, DC. They pay 100% federal income taxes, but have no Senate or voting House of Representatives delegates. This is clearly “taxation without representation.” What are all the pro legal/economic rights people going to do about that? To quote the article, “The compelling argument is on the side of [the DC citizens],” O’Reilly said Tuesday on Fox. “That’s where the compelling argument is. ‘We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.’ That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side.” What is the argument on the other side???
I wonder what Bill O’Really is packing.?..
It is starting to SUCK..
(A) it is child abuse to subject a child to being raised in the home of such an alternative lifestyle home.
(B) No employer or church should have to engage in celebration of same sex couplings if it goes against his or her moral beliefs. This redefines sin (YOU CAN’T CALL IT SINFUL ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LAVENDER MAFIA HAS SPOKEN).
(C) The once stated goal by such activists was to “Smash the Patriarchy”, “Smash Monogamy”, and otherwise subvert the established culture.
(D) Whenever it is put to vote, the public votes it down even in liberal strongholds like California and Massachusetts.
(E) Bill O’Rielly is a blowhard and a fool who once decried that there even was a war on religion.
yes, CNN, I get all of my moral guidance from Bill OReilly (rolling eyes)
Eye roll; half head turn; up and down motion with left hand..
In the good old days, Biblical ideals fully supported slavery.
If you engage in sex with the same sex, the marriage is a fraud against nature. Many male and female partners can not produce a baby but they still can engage is natural sex.
I always thought that Bill O'Reilly was a bit of a blowhard and a fool. He certainly is on this issue!
Those who support same sex marriage are placing perversion associated with a transient popular culture, above protecting the health and safety of the people.
This may be difficult for the likes of Bill O'Reilly to comprehend, but men and women are NOT interchangeable. The basis of Bill's compelling argument, is that men and women are interchangeable at will. However, this is not so, natural law prevails. Misguided decision-makers are supporting a popular culture that is transient and suicidal, mocks marriage, adds risk and cost to healthcare.
Has Bill O'Reilly considered facts such as: persons with homosexuality are significantly more likely to have psychological disorders, substance abuse problems, suicidal ideation, and to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse and violence. The relationships of men attracted to men are more likely to be short-lived and are almost never faithful over time. The HIV/AIDS epidemic among men who have sex with men continues unabated and has been linked to substance abuse and sexual addiction. Men who have sex with men are also 44 times more likely to be HIV positive, and far more likely to be inflected with other sexually transmitted diseases.
Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero