Skip to comments.George H.W. Bush Served as Witness at a Lesbian Wedding
Posted on 09/25/2013 8:28:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
People are often surprised to learn that members of the Bush family support gay marriage, though Laura Bush, her daughter Barbara Bush, and Dick Cheney have declared they believe in marriage equality. (It probably has something to do with George W. Bush's support for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.) Apparently W.'s parents are okay with gay marriage too, since they not only attended a lesbian couple's wedding on Saturday, but served as witnesses as well.
Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen have been together for 12 years and are co-owners of a general store in Kennebunk, Maine. They have been friends with the former First Couple, who own a compound in neighboring Kennebunkport, for years. In an e-mail to the Washington Post, Clement said they asked George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush to be witnesses after thinking about "how blessed we are to be in their lives." She added, "Who would be best to help us acknowledge the importance of our wedding as our friends and as the former leader of the free world. When they agreed to do so we just felt that it was the next acknowledgment of being 'real and normal.' "
Since leaving office, George W. Bush has made some vaguley tolerant comments about gay marriage, but he's refused to comment on the issue directly and had nothing to say about his parents' participation in the wedding. H.W.'s office didn't make any sweeping declarations about marriage equality either, saying only, "They were private citizens attending a private ceremony for two friends."
Everything about that picture is sad.
I regret voting for McCain and Romney. I’m proud I never voted for Old Man Bush.
Marriage is between a man and a woman. Anything else is neither real or normal. If folks have a problem with that, take it up with God. His planet, His rules.
The man who destroyed the Regan reformation!
I was never going to vote for a Bush, but now I’ll really RELISH not doing so.
GOT LUCKY FOLLOWING A GIANT.
Go slobber in the corner you FAKER.
Stay outta da bushes.
I trusted them both but they didn’t keep their word nor defend their practices. Love their support of the troops but was all that necessary. Overall a D and I’m feeling generous.
The Bushes are completely cynical on the social issues. George H.W> gave lip-service to pro-life after 1980, but his wife made it clear he did it for political expedience. W. was pro-life but his wife and girls made itclear that for him it was political, too. They sent to the girls out some time again to pronounce in favor of same-sex marriage.
Oh Oinkubus, look we’ve scored another “Conservative” convert.
Praise be to... ahhhhh..., well whoever! Right?
There was a reason hubby hated GHWB and was happy he lost in 1992. Not that he liked Bubba at all. But at least you could fight everything Bubba did. I hate to say hubby was right all along about all of the Bushes. But he was. They are just more liberals whose god is government.
Remember, George W. Bush came out this summer and echoed Anthony Kennedy that people against gay marriage were evil.
This is why we love Rockefeller Republicans. Babs and Laura are pro-abortion, too.
GHWB and WJC=two peas in a pod
I regret them all...Dole and Dubya, too. I haven't cast a vote for which I was proud since President Reagan in '84.
Don't be sad, FRiend, get mad as h*ll!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Why oh why did Reagan pick this RINO douche?
What a compassionate conservative, the Bush clan is a stain on America
Sad and evil. I’m of the thought that whatever lying garbage you bring to other in life, you ultimately end up suffering.
I am sorry to say, I hope the rotten pos is suffering.
To me, he is just downright evil.
God forgive me, I’m trying, I’m really really trying.
The Bush family is close to rapist Bubba:
Barbara Bush —I’m going to throw up just saying it— calls Bill, “SON”.
Disgusting, isn’t it...?
It was the worst thing Ronald Reagan ever did.
On the other thread on this topic, someone said the same thing as you.
I was always under the belief that Ronny pretty much had NO choice, they made it so that f’er was on the ticket.
My anger is running deep tonight, time to get off FR?!
A thousand points of light?
Reagan and Bush were at each other’s throats just before the convention....then suddenly, he was named the running mate....I’ve always thought that the power elite demanded tha Bush be picked....what a mistake...
I didn’t vote for Dole either. I voted for W the first time. In 2004 I just wasn’t motivated after the Patriot Act.
I voted for Nixon and Ford. Ford is a another regret. I voted for Reagan twice. And like you, that’s the only votes I’d do again.
No, not really, we’re not surprised.
I'm ready for more Ted Cruz's et al.
NO MORE BUSHIES--EVER!!!!
[Why oh why did Reagan pick this RINO douche?]
Ronald Reagan didn’t pick GHWB the GOPe did. They said they needed to “balance” the ticket....a conservative with a northeast “moderate”. When they were running in the primaries, GHWB called Reaganomics, “Voodoo Economics”. I could never forgive him for that and completely caved, bent over and grabbed his ankles to the DemocRATS when he broke his famous promise....”read my lips, no new taxes”.
Barbara Bush trashed Sarah Palin because Sarah Palin espoused the principals of Ronald Reagan. Barbara and Hillary have a lot more in common than Palin and Barbara.
I had eleven opportunities to vote for a Bush, excluding the VP votes. I only did twice, and I regret one of those votes. I don’t regret voting Bush v Clinton.
Exactly I remember vaguely that Ronald Reagan criticize George Bush sr. for being a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. That was the first time I ever heard of them. No doubt the Bushes are Globalist, NWO type.
I regret voting for McGovern, Ford, HW Bush, Perot, W Bush 2000 & 2004, McCain, and Romney. It’s been a life of regrets.
I voted for Perot in ‘92. I’m now convinced he was a plant. He and his son have made billions off the government since he ran.
It may have been to convince us our vote counts. Bush was at 90% approval rating 9 months before the election. The people had to be convinced that he lost legitimately. So Perot “cost Bush the election”. It appeared to me Bush was trying to lose to Clinton. Then comes Bush’s son. On the night of the ‘92 election I told my wife “Bush’s son will be the president following Clinton.” Then the Florida recount happened and I got suckered in again.
Now look at the last two elections. There’s no way obama could have won in a fair election.
Going to get my tinfoil now.
Exactly. The greatest friend the Progressive democrats ever had.
New World Order
Leaving Federal Department of Education n place was actually worse.
You can pin that one on Bill Bennett who was hired to shut it down, but convinced Reagan that it would backfire and instead increased its funding. Guess it was a bad gamble for the crook of virtues.
I always vote, and always for the one who doesn't have a D after his name who stands the best chance of winning.
Voting is a purely political act. It is not a statement of principle.
I won’t vote for a liberal of either party
Dear former President Bush,
If you want to see a couple of Girls kissing, have one of your Secret Service guys show you how to surf the Internet.
Funny, I’ll bet neither of those “girls” ever Voted for a Republican, friends or not.
They originally wanted him to pick Gerald Ford and Reagan said no. He should have said no to Bush.
Look it up. They wanted him to pick Gerald Ford, and he met with Gerald Ford. He should have said, “no,” to Bush.
Since Bush is a former president, will he be able to preside over the wedding when his son marries Putin? I feel sorry for Laura, but Putin is Bush’s true love.
This makes me sick.
Now a so-called Christian ex-President celebrates perversion.
God’s Kingdom will continue, but probably in Asia is where He will rise the next generation of leaders who will preach His word.
America? We’re rapidly—RAPIDLY—deteriorating into Jerusalem circa 586 B.C. The society is confident it is secure, but it is crumbling within and dangers are lurking just outside. And our “leaders” are engaging in bread and circus antics like rejoicing over homosexuality and the “choice” to sacrifice babies on the altar of Convenience.
Did HW ever claim to be a Christians? I know W did, but I thought was something he allegedly got in later life.