Skip to comments.Ex-President George H.W. Bush serves as witness at same-sex wedding
Posted on 09/26/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, were the official witnesses of a same-sex marriage between two women in Maine over the weekend, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
The former first couple witnessed the private ceremony on Saturday in Kennebunk between Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, according to Jim McGrath, a Bush spokesman.
Clement posted a photograph on her Facebook page of President Bush signing a piece of paper as the couple, close friends of the Bushes, watched and held champagne glasses.
The couple owns H.B. Provisions, a general store in Kennebunk, Maine. The former president owns a compound in Kennebunkport, about four miles (six km) east of Kennebunk.
Maine is one of 13 states that allows gay marriage.
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They drank too much D.C. koolaid.
No Moral Foundation.
Nice puff piece. The media is pushing this story. See, prestigious people such as former President GHW Bush are on board with homosexual marriage, so of course we should be too. No other reason to report this.
He wasn’t exactly a great president.
W was better and more conservative, but the strange thing is that I always felt for some reason that he wanted the approval of his liberal Connecticut rich guy father and that was one of the things that had him always looking over his shoulder.
Probably Ronald Reagan’s greatest mistake, buying the liberal media narrative that he to pick moderate country club Republican VP to “balance” the ticket. (Reagan would have beat Carter in 1980 no matter who he would have picked)
Was he always there or is this a new development ?
Hmm. I thought the Bush’s were good Episcopalians?
OMG! Senile old fools. Always respected him, but I do remember he had to switch from pro choice to pro life in order to be Reagan’s Veep. It’s not hard to change your core beliefs if you really don’t have any.
Bill Graham needs to pay George H.W. a visit to set him straight.
George H. W. was the Liberal the GOP establishment saddled to Reagan to try to “moderate” him. Anyone who saw him as anything else was fooling themself.
THIS is why he lost. he took a 85% percent approval and squandered it so he could do “this”.
DC country clubbers who have no place in leadership.
Perhaps he should go watch british tv shows with John McCain.
Probably always in this camp.
I always thought he picked him because he came in second place.
At least he is being honest in his old age. One can conclude that GHWB was either a fraud during his political career or that he is nothing more than a weathervane or dead fish floating downstream.
Moral of the story - to save traditional marriage, traditional conservatives have to actually show up to the fight and bring the fight to the opposition at all levels, from grassroots activism on up. They need to take the initiative and explain why people should be worried about it, explain why it is in fact an attack on liberty, in particular religious liberty, and explain why opposing redefining marriage the way we do does not mean you are devaluing anyone;s humanity.
Relying on politicians of any stripe to do all of the work for us is only gonna lead to letdown after letdown.
I knew they picked him to placate the Republican Country Club set.
the Episcopalians have given leeway to their bishops to bless these ‘unions’.
Before then I had no idea how much the GOPe hated conservatives.
37 states do not allow gay marriage. That should be the focus. Unfortunately, 50 states allow abortion. Ugh! Get rid of abortion in 13 states too!
Get real. They helped brew that kool aid.
They’ve always been that way.
If you weren’t politically aware at the time, it’s hard to describe just how terrible Bush had to have been, in order for him to destroy the goodwill from the Reagan Revolution in four short years. Bush was elected as Reagan’s heir, and rejected as not-Reagan’s-heir.
Let's just say they are exemplary Episcopalians.
are we conservatives believing that people have the right to come and go as they please or do we need to follow people around making sure they only do what we want them to do....
I disliked and distrusted George Sr from the gitgo, but over this, I could care less..
progressives aren’t just in the democrat party
and the ones in the republican party allow themselves to be propaganda tools for the greater progressive movement
Very, very sad. Evil on the Throne, Good on the Gallows.
If he wanted to be at his friends’ civil service, I would have had no issue. Putting his weight behind the abomination of Marriage, is a bit much.
Please..........Have they nothing else to do with their time?
OUT DA BUSHS’
There was no bird in hand but certainly 2 Bushes united.. Make that 3 with Sr.
On George HW Bush being connected, another reason why I didn’t care for hi much at all. IMHO, Reagan should have picked a different VP instead, someone more from the right wing instead of the melodramatic and damaging liberal wing. For future elections, the GOP should not go with these weaklings and instead, get someone with balls. Romney was the worst pick for the GOP ticket ! I would like Patrick Buchanan or Ron Paul or his son to run !
Have you been paying attention to the episcopalian dogma for the past 20 years or so? It made me a reformed episcopalian.
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