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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I am far from being a Bible thumper, whatever that is. I reject homo whatever because I believe they are mentally ill. You do not grant exemptions to psychopaths and kleptomaniacs due to their disorders, why should those afflicted with same sex attraction disorder (SSAD) be so special?
Religion has nothing to do with it for those that recognize it as a sick aberration that should not be accepted as "normal".
You know you know, always right O’Reilly is a nitwit
Well he’s right sadly.
Quoting the Bible is NOT Enough. When the low-info voter sees two dudes or two women basically minding their own business in a clean house and being “like us” like what they are fed on TV, what the hell else are they going to buy? That the better argument is a bible verse?
Oooh that’ll work.
It’s just another example of conservative laziness. If we are going to make a case against this, it had better be something more bullet proof.
We do know he is a sexual harasser.
Always nice to hear from the Baptist ladies... :-)
If OReilly was actually a Constitution-protecting conservative, he should be emphasizing that the Founding States made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution’s silence about things like marriage means that marriage is a unique state power issue. But just as with constitutionally indefensible Obamacare, we cannot expect pro-unconstitutionally big federal government Fx News to bring the Founding State’s division of federal and state government powers into public policy discussions.
It’s too bad that many conservatives probably think that OReilly is really watching out for them.
How much longer will we have to listen to mentions of this putz.
Please just skip posting anything about this ego-maniacal smelly lump of cow pie.
“The argument on the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.’
Excuse me O’reilly, but I’ll go with what my heavenly fathers says, who happens to be greater than you and me and knows what’s best.
O’Reilly is a legend in his own mind, and CNN knows a closet liberal when they see one.
I know he’s writing Killing Jesus. I hope he’s good at dodging lightning!
Will Kant to it for you?
“All moral actions can be universalized.”
What happens if you universalized homosexuality? You get no gay people after about 20 years.
Ergo - homosexuality cannot be universalised and it is immoral.
I haven’t seen “nature” in any law courts crying “fraud!!”
As far as I am concerned, Bill O’Reilly is dead from a self-inflicted wound.
“Bill Reilly, meet Lot; Lot, Bill Reilly.”
It will destroy an atheist society just as quickly as it will destroy a Christian society.
Wouldn’t the libertarian position be against the state recognizing any marriage?
(CNN) - Bill O’Reilly, the conservative Fox News host
Conservative? No. No one that supports or defends the expansion of the perversion of homosexuality into our society is a conservative