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Romney hires openly gay spokeman
American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon

Posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

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Joel McDurmon is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal:

Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation.

Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day be able to marry his partner, Matt Lashey. The couple has been together 10 years. . . .

Andrew Sullivan, who had endorsed Obama’s 2008 run, wrote of the news, “For Romney to have an openly gay spokesman is a real outreach to gay Republicans, a subtle signal to moderates, and the Santorum faction’s reaction will be worth noting.”

Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages.

At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book, which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.”

Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added several times, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.”

The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although he protested the decision behind the scenes, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post.

HuffPost has noted that since the choice, Grenell has scrubbed his Twitter account and website of offensive material...

Read this story at ...

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Exactly. These “conservative purists” are wholesale rejecting anyone who sins just like the Pharisees did.

Oh oh. That wasn't my point. My point was, like Jesus, they're teaching, and I hope people are listening.

Sorry to burst your bubble. The Bible says we should correct, rebuke and be bold to those who are sinning. That's exactly what the anti-homo agenda people are doing - their job! They're teaching the error of Romney's ways.

Romney is making yolk with a homo activist. Bad company corrupts good character - as if Romney had any character to begin with considering he was the political king of homoland in Massachusetts.

281 posted on 04/24/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: DannyTN

“Wait till you see who Romney picks for the Supreme Court.”

So you claim to read his mind or have special insights? So, just who is he going to nominate?

282 posted on 04/24/2012 12:40:26 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat
So you claim to read his mind or have special insights? So, just who is he going to nominate?

Well, not to interrupt, but he does have a history. I think he chose 27(?) judges while governor, and all were exceedingly liberal to say the least. They don't come any further to the left.

So, I believe it's safe to assume he'd stick to his old habits. Is there any reason to think otherwise?

283 posted on 04/24/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: EternalVigilance

Get used to hearing this:

We tried to warn you about Mitt. You just wouldn’t listen.

284 posted on 04/24/2012 12:51:03 PM PDT by donna ( couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt Romney)
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To: concerned about politics

How can you teach sinners if you refuse to associate with them?

285 posted on 04/24/2012 12:51:53 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
you can tell a Christian by the way they treat others.

Not can tell by how they treat 'each other'....they are not of those of the world. As Christians we not only have a Commission to Preach/Teach the Gospel message but we are also called to "stand" against falsehood and all that which opposes the truth.

Jesus had much to say to the false teachers of that day...and it wasn't a "kind" encounter. He used a whip when overturning the money changer tables and spoke with a loud voice.......Further He called the Pharasees "white washed hypocrits", "Snakes", "White Washed Hypocrites"..followed by a series of woes against them.

The problem with Churches today are the people are NOT taking a stand against the obvious evil, nor calling it as it is just as Jesus did.

Homosexuality is a vile sin against God, against all that is natural. It destroys the mind and heart of those who practice it.. and deceives them to "imagine" in their own minds otherwise. It destroys families and confuses society ..and worse is a stronghold on a persons very soul.

.....It is an abomination to God...and should be to man. Homosexuality distorts and disorders God's intentions in creation... the practice of homosexuality contradicts the pattern of heterosexuality at its most basic level.

According to Romans 1:32 and other Scriptures,...... homosexuals 'know' that their behavior is sinful. The continued choice to practice such activity is therefore an 'intentional rebellion against God' and the creation order.

Additionally....Scripture is impregnated with premises concerning the properness of heterosexuality between a man and woman; by comparison, homosexuality is conspicuously absent 'except by condemnation'

To affirm homosexuality as biblical and normal is to distort the image of God and by implication, to insult the nature and being of God himself.

In understanding the divine purpose in creation and the fact the creation reflects God's own being, we are better able to understand the reasons for the biblical condemnations of modern homosexuality and why they are severe.

Taken from 'The Facts On Homosexuality', by John Ankerberg and Jon Weldon

286 posted on 04/24/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by caww
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Ahhh, so you are in search of the “perfect race” of conservatives with absolutely zero flaws.

Why don't you leave the adult discussions to adults.

Your inability to distinguish the "center of gravity" on any given issue does NOT impede those of us not raised on half-wit "absurdum" arguments from doing so.

Here's a clue: when you have to jump to the "zero flaws" canard to support your contentions, those of us who actually think instead of trading in cliches, tune out from whatever you have to say.

In fact, advocacy that uses such tactics is a good indicator the other side is probably the correct one.

287 posted on 04/24/2012 1:02:02 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Wyatt's Torch

You know nothing about the homosexual agenda and how it is destroying our Constitutional freedoms of religion, speech, and associtaion.

You could inform yourself if you are so inclined. It’s very hard to believe you know nothing about this, so I can only assume the homo-agenda is fine with you.

288 posted on 04/24/2012 1:02:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
How can you teach sinners if you refuse to associate with them?

God blessed us with the Internet. That way, their diseases are useless against us.
Let them associate with each other like in Romans. That should clear up the problem - eventually.

289 posted on 04/24/2012 1:03:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Wyatt's Torch; Magnum44; DJ MacWoW

For Wyatt and Magnum who are pretending that there is no malignant homo-agenda destroying our Constitutional freedoms of religion, speech and association. Among a host of other evils.

Here’s the summary of “After the Ball”:

(Comments are not written by me - I know it’s a long read but everyone should scan this summary.)

The Homosexual Propaganda and Media Manipulation Game...

Although homosexual propaganda has been around for 50 years, the current campaign started in 1989 with a very popular book within the homosexual community called: “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 1990s” by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. This very popular book within the homosexual community makes a passionate argument that homosexual activists should implement an organized propaganda campaign to change public opinion to gain public acceptance to their behavior and obtain special rights, benefits, and privileges. Their rationalization for launching such a campaign is that people who do not agree with them are “bigots, haters, or ignorants”, and therefore activists can and should justifiably employ any tactic possible, including mass deceit, lying, slander, maliciousness, intimidation, violence, etc. Although many activists initially condemned this approach at first in public, remaining hold outs have jumped on board after benefitting from the success of the propaganda campaign. The following are exerpts taken from “After The Ball.” These strategies, tactics, and techniques have been and are currently employed by most homosexual activist groups, as verified by their well documented trail.

1) The homosexual agenda can succeed by conversion of the average Americans emotions, mind, and will, through, a planned psychological attack in the form of propaganda to the nation via media (page 153);

2) “Propaganda relies more upon emotional manipulation that upon logic, since its goal is to bring about public change” (page 162);

3) Propaganda can be unabashedly subjective and one-sided, there is nothing wrong with this (page 163);

4) Homosexual agenda can succeed by “desensitization” achieved by lowering the intensity of antigay emotional reactions to a level of sheer indifference (page 153);

5) Homosexual agenda can succeed by “jamming” and “confusing” adversaries, so as to block or counteract the “rewarding of prejudice” (page 153);

6) “Heterosexuals dislike homosexuals on fundamentally emotional, not intellectual grounds” (page 166)

7) “Desensitizing” is “our recipe” for converting “ambivalent skeptics”;

8) Make victimizers look bad by linking to Nazi horror while helping straights to see gays as victims and feel protective towards them (page 221);

9) The Nazi story of “pink triangle as a symbol of victimization” should be a sufficient opening wedge into the vilification of our enemies (page 190);

10) Show grisly victimization of gays and demand that readers identify themselves with either social tolerance or gruesome cruelty;

11) Discourage anti-gay harassment by linking and calling all those that have opposing opinions to latent homosexuality (i.e., call people homophobic) (page 227)

12) Jam people by pointing out that it’s inconsistent with the reader’s belief in the value of love between individuals (page 233);

13) AIDS epidemic should be exploited “to increase attention and sympathy” as “victimized minority.”(page xxv)
14) “We argue that for all practical purposes, gays should be considered to have been born gay, even though sexual orientation, for most humans, seems to be the product of a complex interaction between innate predispositions and environmental factors during childhood and early adolescence” (page 184);

15) “Muddy the moral waters”, that is, to undercut the rationalization that justify religious opposition… this entails publicizing support by moderate churches and raising serious theological objections” (page 179);

16) Portray opposing churches “as antiquated backwaters”, badly out of step with the time and with the latest findings of psychology (page 179);

17) Jam the self-righteous pride by linking to a disreputable hate group (page 235);

18) The main thing is to talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome (page 178);

19) All opposing disagreements to homosexual behavior is rooted in “Homophobia, Homohatred, and Prejudice” (page 112)

20) It is acceptible to call people “Homophobic” or “Homohaters” if they do not agree 100% with homosexual views, opinions, or behavior. (page xxiii)

21) A media campaign should portray only the most favorable side of gays (page 170);

22) Show others accepting gays and homosexuals (page 241);

23) Heterosexuals are like Aryans and people who are against homosexual behavior are “Nazis” and “Clansman”.

24) Homosexual persecution is identical to Jewish persecution (page 57, 62, );

25) Homosexual persecution is identical racial prejudice to Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics (inferring inborn) (page 62, 73);

26) All scientific/medical arguments to prevent 1973 APA/AMA removal from disorder list were rooted in cultural prejudice, medieval knowledge of science/medicine, and misinformation.

27) “Two-thirds of all boys” have rudimentary homosexual experiences (inferring most teenagers want to have homosexual sex) (page 44)

28) “Vast majority” of homosexuals do not engage in compulsive high-risk sex (page 49)

29) American opposition is based solely on prejudiced, outdated, and hypocritical Victorian morals (page 51)

30) All homosexually suicides are based entirely on societal rejection (page xv)

31) All sexual morality should be abolished (pages 64 to 67);

32) Homosexual civil rights are “explicitly set forth in the Bill of Rights”;

33) Health concerns for AIDS prevention are unwarranted (page 91)

34) Opposition to homosexual marriages is based on “family nostalgia” and “sexual guilt” based on religious/Victorian values (page 92)

35) Adoption agencies have been “placing kids with gay people for a long time,” as long as “you do not bring up” the fact that your gay;

36) “Kids in gay households ultimately receive better-than-average parenting” (page 97)

37) All speech that is opposing homosexual behavior should be banned under “clear and present danger to public order” (page 101)

38) All and any news or media coverage that is presents homosexual in negative form is prejudiced and invalid (page 54);

39) Everyone comes out must be prepped by a media campaign carefully crafted, repeatedly displayed mass-media images of gays (page 169);

40) “Gay activists have tried to manipulate the American judicial system.” Sometimes the tactic works: many executive orders (which side step the democratic process) and ordinances passed by city councils now protect certain rights (page 171);

41) “Employ images that desensitize, jam, and/or convert on an emotional level” (page 173);

42) “Gain access to the kinds of public media that would automatically confer legitimacy upon these messages and sponsors” (page 173);

43) “Ambivalent skeptics” are our most promising targets (page 176)…

44) Associate gay cause with “talk about racism, sexism, militarism, poverty, and all the conditions that oppress the unempowered.” (page 181)

45) Project gays as victims of circumstance and oppression, not as aggressive challengers (page 183);

46) “Mustachioed leather men, drag queens, and bull dykes” should not appear in gay commercials and other public presentations (until later after wide acceptance) (page 183);

47) Groups on the farthest margins of acceptability, such as NAMBLA, must play no part at all in the medioa campaign (page 184);

48) Gays should be portrayed as victims of prejudice…graphic pictures of brutalized gays, dramatizations of job and housing insecurity, loss of child custody, public humiliation… (page 185);

49) In time we see no reason why more and more diversity should not be introduced into the projected image (i.e., drag queens, pedophiles, etc.) (page 186);

50) Infer and speculate that famous historical figures were gay for two reasons: first, they are dead as a door nail, hence in no position to deny the truth and sue for libel; (page 188)

51) In TV and print, images of victimizers can be combined with those of their gay victims by a method propagandists call the “bracket technique” (page 190);

52) The media campaign will reach straights on an emotional level, casting gays as society’s victims and inviting straights to be their protectors (page 187);

53) We like television because it’s the most graphic and intrusive medium for our message (page 201)

54) Over the long-term, “television and magazines” are probably the media of choice (page 204);

55) Ads must manage to get the word gay into the headline or tagline (page 207);

56) Each message should tap public sentiment, patriotic, or otherwise, and drill an unimpeachable agreeable proposition into the mainstreams head (page 208);

57) Several years down the road, our tactics will have carved out, slice by slice, a large portion of access to mainstream media (page 213);

58) Associate and link gays to good causes and non-controversial activities (page 219);

59) The more people who appear to practice homosexuality, and the more innate it appears to be, the less abnormal and objectionable, and the more legitimate it will seem (which is why it is important to maintain claims to 10% of the population)(page 217)

60) Stage candid interviews with gays who appear as solid citizens. Subjects in commercials should be interviewed alone, not with their lovers (for now) (page 247);

61) Most people derive their impressions of the world through the national media (page 250);

62) It will be a sheer delight to besmirch our tormentors, we cannot waste our resources on revenge alone (page 189);

63) “Too many Americans share this mistrust of gay citizens” (page 55);

It is so outrageous and evil what homosexual activists are up to, one does not know where to start. One does not know who to feel sorriest and embarrassed for: the “ambivalent skeptic” who could care less if they were being desensitized, manipulated, and used; reporters and media officials who fail to expose such fraud and fail in their jobs as public care takers of the truth; public officials who are afraid to stand up to these activists out of fear of reprisal; the parents of the children who are apathetic and indifferent and allow their children to be desensitized, manipulated, and reprogrammed; or the homosexual activists who preach of “gays having virtue and honesty” while actively participating in on-going “hate campaigns.” Does the ends justify the means? Should any group in society be able to get away with such audacity and corruptness?

290 posted on 04/24/2012 1:05:54 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Jesus embraced the sinners and tax collectors and, as you say, tried to teach them the right way to live, to repent and change their behavior.

And how would Jesus treat them once they categorically refused to repent and change their ways?

Answer: like he treated the Pharisees....

291 posted on 04/24/2012 1:12:32 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Wyatt's Torch
How can you teach sinners if you refuse to associate with them?

Refusing to ADVOCATE is not the same as refusing to ASSOCIATE.

If you wish to "associate" with homosexuals in this culture and political climate, they will universally insist that you "advocate" for them also.

They are truly "those who are not for us are against us," activists.

292 posted on 04/24/2012 1:16:43 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: redgolum

And people are quiting the game.

293 posted on 04/24/2012 1:18:02 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Magnum44
The mob here is putting words in my mouth that are absolutely false.

And what words would those be?

I thought that I was trying to get words OUT of your mouth; but, alas, it appears that is not going to happen.

294 posted on 04/24/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: papertyger

What you said BUMP.
There is no way to polish that turd Romney.

295 posted on 04/24/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: chooseascreennamepat
"So you claim to read his mind or have special insights? So, just who is he going to nominate?"

Don't need to read his mind. Just look at his record.

Romney judicial record: Liberals Running wild

An excerpt from the above link...

Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney.

Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children.

“Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential responsibilities.”

Barber cites two specific examples of Romney’s radical appointments....

296 posted on 04/24/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: EternalVigilance

According to the headline, Romney hired a gay “spokeman”.
Presumably to fix his bicycle?

badda-bing, thank thank you. I’ll be here all week.

297 posted on 04/24/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bmwcyle

Short of leaving the country, you can’t quit.

298 posted on 04/24/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Lucky9teen
If you want to be gay, be gay. That truly is between you and the Lord (eventually).

Not really, we are not held blameless.

Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

299 posted on 04/24/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: Magnum44
68 We also should treat each other respectfully if we want to “show them the light”, so to speak.
 I am getting personally attacked and name called ...
I just HATE when that happens!

84 Sure, call me Mitt if it makes you happy...jack ass
93 I dont waste my time talking to cranky old A-holes.
120 I would expect from a Democrat Obama voter...dont you have the intellect to actually converse?

300 posted on 04/24/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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