Skip to comments.Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage
Posted on 07/13/2014 7:05:06 AM PDT by madprof98
Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years.
While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values.
"I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said of gay marriage. He spoke with The Associated Press during an interview this weekend at the National Governors Association in Nashville.
But after his party's disastrous 2012 election, the Republican National Committee commissioned a report calling for more "inclusive and welcoming" tones on divisive social issues particularly those "involving the treatment and the rights of gays."
"The Republican Party has been on the wrong side of history on marriage equality," said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who leads the Democratic Governors Association. "Whether it's women's rights, voters' rights, workers' rights or marriage rights, this is not the most creative group of people that are open-minded to being inclusive."
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The Romney Republicans. Surrendering for you since 2012.
Personal characteristics including honor, integrity and loyalty are most often not considered in their political calculations. This is just the way it is.
**The Republican Party has been on the wrong side of history on marriage equality,”**
But on the right side of things when it comes to God’s view!
English Standard Version (ESV)
26 Then God said, “Let us make man[h] in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
If marriage can mean anything then it means nothing.
It will only get worse.
Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo
Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion
By Jonathan Pearlman in Sydney 12:47PM BST 10 Jul 2014
A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings.
Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and “unnatural” but is now widely accepted.
He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” the judge said.
“If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a man to be interested in another man or a man being interested in a boy. Those things have gone.”
GOP tries to attract new voters - by coddling the homosexual community will drive away voters in droves - and that is a fact!!
With so much of the youth population seeing giving special rights to sodomites as the single issue for voting for a President, I think the 2016 candidate should campaign in favor of sodomite marriage and then “evolve” on it after elected.