Skip to comments.(Florida) Rep. David Jolly backs same-sex marriage ruling
Posted on 07/22/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT by rarestia
U.S. Rep. David Jolly said Monday he supports the recent decision striking down a Florida gay marriage ban.
A Republican, Jolly said that while he believes in traditional marriage because of his Christian faith, he also thinks government should support gay marriage.
In an interview with partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, Jolly (R-Indian Shores) described himself as "a 41-year-old less-government conservative," and said same-sex marriage is "an issue of less government and personal liberty."
During a Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 televised campaign debate earlier this year, Jolly was asked about the issue and said, "I believe God saw Adam was lonely and he made Eve." But in a later interview he also said he saw no problem with a ballot initiative to remove the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Jolly also was quoted as saying he thought it was appropriate for the state to recognize both traditional and gay marriage.
How is homosexual marriage a matter of less government???
Homosexual activists have mounted this years long campaign, precisely to force the government to recognize homosexual marriage. To me, it is a matter of bigger government, because the courts and activists are compelling the government to define marriage and family in a different way than previously.
I refuse to recognize sodomite “marriage” and I will take that stance to the grave if need be.
“I would that ye were cold or hot, but since ye are lukewarm, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
Words of Jesus in Revelation.
In other words RINOs make me puke.
What a bigot. I can’t believe that he opposes polygamy, incest, pedophilia, and cannibalism.
Because of people like him, the next republican platform will lose abortion as an issue, maybe even more.
I wonder if he feels the same way about age of consent laws?
RE: A Republican, Jolly said that while he believes in traditional marriage because of his Christian faith, he also thinks government should support gay marriage.
This position is INCOHERENT.
If gay marriage is allowed, what about freedom of conscience and religion?
Is Florida going to force Christian bakers and photographers to participate in gay weddings now under threat of closing of business or fines or even jail for non-compliance?
Are Chaplains going to be forced to perform gay wedding ceremonies under threat of court martial?
Many of these so-called conservatives (or in the case of Jolly, a Christian) have not even thought about the implications of the policies they support.
“Et tu, Brute.”
This s not about “marriage”. It is about definitions. And political correctness.
Nobody, EVER, has denied the right of even the most doctrinaire and fervent homosexual to marry. Only, it was not supposed to be someone of the same gender.
“Marriage” entails many things that have little or nothing to do with sexual expression most of the time. Shared values, mutual respect, concern for family, striving to assure economic security in some measure, emotional support, and a sense of “home”. It is a CONTRACT, with different meanings in different jurisdictions, and much of it is unwritten, having been determined in innumerable instances where the meaning had to be adjudicated and clarified.
Now, if one individual wants to engage in a personal contract with another person, the correct protocol is to come with a list of expectations and responsibilities, and match them up on a give-and-take basis, finally arriving at some firm agreement, and also reserving the right for review at a later time. If any of the terms are either misinterpreted or flatly denied by either of the parties, the negotiations may be reopened, and if no reconciliation is possible, then the contract is of necessity dissolved.
A more or less restrictive contract may be drawn up between any two people, but that does not make it a “marriage”, it is more on the basis of a civil union. And civil unions may be declared to be the EQUIVALENT of marriage, but just as a GED certificate is the equivalent of a high school diploma, it is NOT a diploma.
Well, I guess Jolly IS just another way to describe Gay.
Jolly is just mad that they call it “gay” instead of “jolly”.
Next we will hear that Jolly supports Crist. RINOs everywhere.
“David Jolly, a Bill Young conservative” the ads touted him as....
I believe he was a lobbyist and has his finger to the wind on this one.
I don’t debate gay marriage, but I believe it is a stepping stone to repressive and totalitarian policies towards those who won’t support it or who have traditional views about sex.
No biggie. We got more issues than weither gay should be married. Let’s worry about ILLEGALS and taxes...
“For he’s a Jolly good fellow”, with two faces!!!
Fact of the matter is that St. Pete where Charlie Crist still has a rental condo (I think), is a very Prideful city. It’s too bad he feels that he needs every vote but it looks like that’s what he’s going for. If he’s been talking to Karl Rove, he might get even stupider as he goes along. Remember Congressman Young’s wife didn’t want Jolley. She liked the other Republican candidate in the primary.