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Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist Apologizes for Backing State's Ban on Gay Marriage
christianpost.com ^ | 01/03/2014 | KATHERINE WEBER

Posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:18 PM PST by massmike

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently issued an apology for backing the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2008.

Crist said in a recent interview with the Orlando-based LGBT publication Watermark Online that he regrets backing Florida's constitutional Amendment 2, which was approved by nearly 62 percent of voters in 2008 and defines marriage as being exclusively for one man and one woman.

"I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mistake. I'm not perfect … That's the journey I'm on … and I'm still on it.""

Crist was a Republican for the majority of the time he served as Florida's governor from 2007 to 2011, eventually leaving the party to become an Independent in 2009 when he unsuccessfully ran for a Senate seat. He then officially joined the Democratic Party in 2012 and endorsed Barack Obama, the democratic presidential candidate running for re-election at the time.

When Watermark Online asked Crist if his previous statements against gay marriage and gay adoption were "politically expedient," the politician responded: "They were. They were. And it was wrong. That's what I'm telling you. And I'm sorry."

"As a Republican, on social issues I always felt I was a round peg in a square hole. I just didn't fit. But I tried, until I couldn't do it any more … until I had to say, 'Enough is enough,'" Crist added.

Notably, when Crist initially backed the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2008, he said he did so because "It's what I believe in."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014midterms; apology; charliecrist; fl2014; flipflop; florida; homosexualagenda; maleprostitute; nocharacter; noconviction; orangeskin; politician; prostitute; slime; slimeball; slimy

1 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:18 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike
I'm down on my knee
Begging you please!
We come...to the End of the Road...
< / Boyz II Men >
2 posted on 01/03/2014 6:53:41 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: massmike

Apparently he stands for nothing. By his own words.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 6:55:35 PM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: massmike

Knee pads for Charlie, he’ll need ‘em permanently now.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:33 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: massmike

Translation: Like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, I have to pretend to be conservative sometimes to get elected. Now that I have come out.....(as a dem silly!)...I can be true to who I really am.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 6:58:23 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: massmike

He will do anything, and I mean anything.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 6:59:23 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: massmike

The most ideologically vacuous individual I’ve ever seen.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 6:59:23 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: massmike

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist = worthless oxygen thief.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 7:03:00 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: massmike

Charlie is going full democrat now, whatever it takes!


9 posted on 01/03/2014 7:03:01 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: traderrob6
Well said! Crist has no rudder as well as no brain. He has proven it often, this is only the latest in his swishy-swashy career. I plan to work against his attempt to regain the state house. Crist showed his colors when he went to work with John Morgan, of Morgan and Morgan, who is an absolute dork lawyer in the state of Florida. “Birds of a Feather” fits the description of these two. If they teamed with Alan Grayshit, the sparks would really be flying.
10 posted on 01/03/2014 7:08:09 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: traderrob6
The most ideologically vacuous individual I’ve ever seen.

Wrong. He comes in a close second to Mitt Romney.

11 posted on 01/03/2014 7:11:58 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: massmike

“As a Republican, on social issues I always felt I was a round peg in a square hole.”

No comment.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 7:14:16 PM PST by EEGator
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To: massmike

The only politician in the country with real “CHARACTER” is PALIN


13 posted on 01/03/2014 7:16:27 PM PST by capt B
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To: massmike

Lol, whatever, Charlie Whatever.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 7:20:46 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: massmike

Good old, orange “wet finger in the air” Charlie. King of the flip floppers.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 7:25:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: massmike

Politicians that say, “I’m on a journey”, are so Gay.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 7:31:38 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: massmike

17 posted on 01/03/2014 7:32:57 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: EEGator
“As a Republican, on social issues I always felt I was a round peg in a square hole.”

I think he has it backwards.

A round peg can easily go into a square hole. The other way, not so easily. But what do I know about round pegs?

Crist is an expert.

18 posted on 01/03/2014 7:35:59 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: boop

Pegs shouldn’t go in some holes.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 7:38:26 PM PST by EEGator
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To: massmike
Why shouldn't I think that his apology isn't just as politically expedient as his now-admitted support was?

-PJ

20 posted on 01/03/2014 7:39:17 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

While were on the subject of apologies, I’m sorry that I actually voted for this worthless piece of crap. Big mistake on my part. But, never again. “Anything” for a vote now, eh Charlie?


21 posted on 01/03/2014 7:40:17 PM PST by dwg2
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To: massmike

Can FL people ever get enough of Crist? They surely can’t Obama and the Clintoids.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 7:42:35 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: massmike

Charlie blows like a flag, its always in the direction of the wind. Ya just gotta love that kind of a Politician. s/


23 posted on 01/03/2014 7:48:22 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Did you misspell a word?


24 posted on 01/03/2014 7:51:34 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: massmike

He reminds me a lot of Lawton Chiles. He made a lot of sort of country sounding statements such as “that dog won’t hunt”, but was in reality a hard core leftist.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 7:59:31 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: fwdude

Romney the weathervane was indeed a worthless, vapid nothing. I love how the GOP-e sends us the candidate we hate most to vote for every four years and then blames us for the loss afterward.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 7:59:55 PM PST by Luke21
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To: massmike

Charlie Crist, hugger of Obama, celebrator of sodomy.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 9:30:27 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: massmike

Oh gawd.....I thought he had gone away.....sheesh!


28 posted on 01/03/2014 9:56:43 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: massmike

the guy is a snake


29 posted on 01/03/2014 9:59:18 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: massmike
"I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mistake. I'm not perfect … That's the journey I'm on … and I'm still..

Shouldn't this actually read:

"I'm thorry I did that. It wath a mithtake. I wath wrong. Pleathe forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mithtake. I'm not perfect … That'th the journey I'm on … and I'm thtill.."
30 posted on 01/03/2014 9:59:39 PM PST by aruanan
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To: 4rcane
I can't believe this guy is taken seriously.

If I was a democrat I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

I'd vote for the real McCoy liberal over this guy.

31 posted on 01/03/2014 11:37:05 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: massmike

Gee. I wonder why he did a thing like that?


32 posted on 01/04/2014 2:43:42 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: icwhatudo
Now that I have come out.....(as a dem silly!)...I can be true to who I really am.

Not even that. You are implying there is some "really am" there.

A few years back it was to his advantage to be anti. Today it's to his advantage to be pro. If five years from now being anti was back, he'd revert.

There is no there, there.

33 posted on 01/04/2014 3:40:52 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: massmike
Crist was a Republican for the majority of the time he served as Florida's governor from 2007 to 2011, eventually leaving the party to become an Independent in 2009 when he unsuccessfully ran for a Senate seat. He then officially joined the Democratic Party in 2012 and endorsed Barack Obama, the democratic presidential candidate running for re-election at the time.

"Evolution" of a Democrat:
- Call yourself a Republican and vote for life and against the atrocity of abortion.
- Become "independent" and condone the atrocity.
- Become Democrat and apologize for ever speaking out against the atrocity.

34 posted on 01/04/2014 4:48:21 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: massmike

I can see this seeing as to how he is a queer of the tenth magnitude.


35 posted on 01/04/2014 5:29:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: massmike

The Orange Menace: A flake, a creep, and totally gay.


36 posted on 01/04/2014 7:43:52 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: massmike
Crist sucks.
That said, we have a legal definition of marriage.
One man and one woman.
No mention of personal sexual preferences.
There are restrictions regarding age, close blood relations, and intent to defraud for immigration purposes.
But nothing about personal sexual attraction preferences.

No homosexuals have ever been “discriminated against” by the rather widely accepted and codified legal definition of marriage, as the socially accepted and legally acknowledged public partnership between one man and one woman.

A male homosexual can legally marry a female homosexual.
No problem!

What same sex marriage supporters crave is the total destruction of the entire social concept of marriage. They remain opposed to a simple legal business partnership agreement alternative, since that would not elevate their sexual preference based abnormality to normal status.

37 posted on 01/06/2014 6:06:13 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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