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Top Religious Right Group: We Won't Oppose Gay SCOTUS Pick
WhoRunsGov ^ | 5/7/09 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 05/08/2009 3:49:08 AM PDT by steve-b

In a move that will surprise gay activists and liberals, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, a top religious right group, tells me that his organization has no problem with GOP Senator Jeff Sessions' claim today that he's open to a Supreme Court nominee with "gay tendencies."

The spokesperson confirms the group won't oppose a gay SCOTUS nominee over sexual orientation.

"We agree with Senator Sessions," Bruce Hausknecht, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, which was founded by top religious right figure James Dobson, told me a few minutes ago. "The issue is not their sexual orientation. It's whether they are a good judge or not."...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bhojudicialnominees; bhoscotus; christians; dobson; fotf; homosexualagenda; nomination; obama; scotus; sessions; supremecourt

1 posted on 05/08/2009 3:49:08 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b; Victoria Delsoul

I’m not.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 3:52:16 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: steve-b
"The issue is not their sexual orientation. It's whether they are a good judge or not."

Can't disagree with that.
3 posted on 05/08/2009 3:58:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: steve-b
“The issue is not their sexual orientation. It’s whether they are a good judge or not.”

First off, it's not an "orientation", it's a "preference". Preference meaning a choice is made. If that choice happens to be having intimate relationships with someone of the same sex, it's a very bad choice that will ruin a person's life and after life.

Second, a "good judge" should be able to make good choices. A judge that chooses to have intimate relationships with those of the same sex, will make bad choices. Many bad choices.

4 posted on 05/08/2009 4:09:31 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: cripplecreek

“It’s whether they are a good judge or not.””

Failed on the first test. IMO were the individual a good judge, the individual wouldn’t be gay.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 4:11:02 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

> a “good judge” should be able to make good choices. A
> judge that chooses to have intimate relationships with
> those of the same sex, will make bad choices. Many bad
> choices.

Exactly.

I wouldn’t want a drunk or a drug addict on the SCOTUS either.

Bad choices.

Bad judgement.


6 posted on 05/08/2009 4:12:30 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Constitutionally you wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.


7 posted on 05/08/2009 4:18:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Dixie Yooper
First off, it's not an "orientation", it's a "preference".

The text clearly reads "orientation".

8 posted on 05/08/2009 4:25:24 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wasn’t thinking about the Constitution. Was posting my opinion.


9 posted on 05/08/2009 4:37:54 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: steve-b

I know plenty of gay folks who are pro-RKBA, pro-life, pro-smaller-government, and against gay marriage. I suspect that BHO will not pick someone like that.


10 posted on 05/08/2009 4:43:46 AM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: steve-b

Maybe there’s a political motivation here. If they keep attacking the O administration it will continually make the right wing conservative the bad guy. This way the right wing conservative flies below the radar, sort to speak, until it is ready to strike.


11 posted on 05/08/2009 4:44:24 AM PDT by pctech
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To: rockinqsranch

http://folsomstreetfair.org/photos/folsom-2008/index.php?page=2

The Gay Mafia’s annual convention, no wonder the family groups are intimidated!


12 posted on 05/08/2009 4:46:14 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: gieriscm

I ran into a guy I grew up with yesterday and he told me that he was gay. It seems he was the last to know because I figured it out when we were teenagers. (really more my sister’s friend)

He’s very conservative. Says he doesn’t talk about being gay because it doesn’t define who he is. He’s still a pro 2nd amendment avid hunter who opposes gay marraige.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 4:54:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: steve-b

It’s a PERVERSION!! Why not be OK with a PEDOPHILE??? We are so damn over as a decent country!!


14 posted on 05/08/2009 5:13:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: steve-b

Their sexual perversion RULES their LIVES and their THINKING!! What has happened to Focus on the FAMILY???


15 posted on 05/08/2009 5:16:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: steve-b

Caving early this time.


16 posted on 05/08/2009 5:16:52 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Arlene Sphincter epitomizes everything rotten about career politicians.)
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To: steve-b
The text clearly reads "orientation"

That depends on what your definition of the word "is", is.

17 posted on 05/08/2009 5:24:36 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: cripplecreek

You and I must have the same friend.


18 posted on 05/08/2009 5:27:31 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

My friend says he doesn’t really have so much a sexual attraction to men as an emotional one.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 5:33:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: steve-b

Just wondering if FotF would advocate a drug addict or alcoholic be seated on the bench?


20 posted on 05/08/2009 5:47:52 AM PDT by Reddy
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Caving early this time.

To beat the rush.

21 posted on 05/08/2009 5:58:53 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: cripplecreek
I love my friend dearly and it is very weird. To be honest I'm not 100% sure he is gay but there are many signs. He lives with a very nice man and they're in business together.

My friend is very conservative. He sends me messages about God and he's very big on the Second Amendment.

22 posted on 05/08/2009 6:47:53 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Northern Yankee

OMG!


23 posted on 05/08/2009 7:47:08 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Can you believe this stuff?

Don't know if I came across right on this, but I am amazed what happens with some of these so called "religious groups".

How do they identify with being a conservative religious group and not oppose a supreme court nominee who might show gay tendencies?

Good grief!

24 posted on 05/08/2009 8:44:57 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee
It's hard to believe, indeed.

People with religious beliefs can't be so naive, or perhaps so moronic or full of rage.

I've been discussing a matter with a so-called religious individual lately, and man oh man the hateful words that come out of this individual's mouth in the name of religious rectitude. Goodness Lord, the hate and lack of compassion often attributed to extreme Muslims are alive and well with certain people among us. Some people are just so rigid, with no room for compassion, while others are so nonchalant with the word of God. And at the same time, both groups call themselves religious.

It's a crazy world, if you ask me.

25 posted on 05/08/2009 9:13:29 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: steve-b
I would say this is be misrepresented. They can say that they think the most important thing is that the person be a good, constitutional judge and their sexual perversion doesn't matter.

That doesn't mean they support homos for judges. That doesn't mean they think a homo judge would be a good judge. What they are saying is when they oppose the homo it will be because, first and foremost, they are not a good judge, not just because they are homos, although that enters into being a bad judge.

Bozo isn't the only one who can play word games.

Much is being made out of a statement trying to make it seem this group actually supports a homo judge, when in reality they said no such thing.

26 posted on 05/08/2009 9:20:15 PM PDT by calex59
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