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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

Provided courtesy of DefendtheNaturalFamily.com

americanvisionnews.com

Joel McDurmon

MetroWeekly.com 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 americanvisionnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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To: Magnum44
..need I go on?

No; as I understand now and agree with on this point.

301 posted on 04/24/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
I will ask you what I asked earlier...Is a church not to associate with sinners? Hmmmm...not what Jesus taught.

Isn't it? The church is not to associate with unrepentant sinners.

Matthew 18:15-18

Dealing With Sin in the Church

15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

302 posted on 04/24/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Elsie

Where is that article from?


303 posted on 04/24/2012 1:29:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: Elsie

LOL! Well done, Elsie.


304 posted on 04/24/2012 1:29:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Magnum44
..staring wars ..



Bring it!

305 posted on 04/24/2012 1:30:42 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: wtc911
Can’t wait to see freepdom throw palin under the bus when she comes out and endorses the GOP nominee at the convention.

Oh?

Do you know who that will be?

I do not think that someone with deep pentacostal roots would endorse a deceived MORMON for president.

I may be wrong; but we'll just have to wait and see.

306 posted on 04/24/2012 1:42:04 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So you have decided when its too late for repentence? How divine of you, must be nice sitting up there so high...


307 posted on 04/24/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44
In the Navy, during dont ask dont tell, it was obvious that there were homosexuals serving.

DADT was the beginning, because when I was in they were not tolerated period. DADT was the gateway just as G-PG-R were the gateway to porn in the theaters and TV. If homosexuals were obvious to you then how many did you report, as would have been your duty?

308 posted on 04/24/2012 1:51:33 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
So you have decided when its too late for repentence? How divine of you, must be nice sitting up there so high...

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Do you have an argument against the Scripture that was posted, or is your defence of the homosexual agenda based only upon insulting those with whom you disagree?

309 posted on 04/24/2012 1:54:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Magnum44
Now you tell me, is a church conservative if they let sinners (gays) into the service?

Not if they continue in their sinful behavior, but you already know that since your home page tells me you are a Christian.

310 posted on 04/24/2012 1:54:26 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: little jeremiah

I am not pretending anything. I agree that there is a radical homo agenda by some just as there is a radical Islamic agenda by some. But I am not going to attack every misguided person for the radical agneda of some or every person who associates with someone who has a vice.


311 posted on 04/24/2012 1:55:51 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Exactly. These “conservative purists” are wholesale rejecting anyone who sins just like the Pharisees did.

Well... YOU unapologetically embrace and support the homosexual sex purveyor and promoter WHILE wholesale rejecting "These “conservative purists”"...

WOW

Could you show some Christian compassion for us evil “conservative purists” RATHER than carry water for homosexual sex promoters?

MAYBE you could at least NOT be a hypocrite condemning one sin while championing another?

312 posted on 04/24/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: trisham

I have a problem with people who forget we are all sinners from birth and forget what the “mission” that Jesus set us out to do is...the most important commandment (both parts)


313 posted on 04/24/2012 2:00:01 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: DBeers

Please show me exactly where I said I support anything related to the homosexual agenda... thanks in advance...


314 posted on 04/24/2012 2:03:24 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: itsahoot

You dont report suspicions...you have to report behavior. Condemn me and 5000 others on the carriers I served on for not reporting suspicions.

Yeah, your right, that should negate 24 years of service to country...


315 posted on 04/24/2012 2:04:33 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Elsie

Finally a sense of humor...


316 posted on 04/24/2012 2:06:37 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Please show me exactly where I said I support anything related to the homosexual agenda...

Well heck! If you didn't admit it, I guess it means the charge can't be functionally correct!

317 posted on 04/24/2012 2:08:26 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: Magnum44
I have a problem with people who forget we are all sinners from birth and forget what the “mission” that Jesus set us out to do is...

It certainly wasn't to be apologists for the radical homo agenda, that's for sure. On the contrary! Our mission is to end it.

318 posted on 04/24/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Very appropriate considering this thread.

Either the lesson went over your head or your pastor didn't understand them either.

319 posted on 04/24/2012 2:10:03 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: Elsie

Respect was lost on this thread right after post 10...I wont run the history leading up to the remarks you highlighted...I admit I can get fed up too.


320 posted on 04/24/2012 2:12:48 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44
I have a problem with people who forget we are all sinners from birth and forget what the “mission” that Jesus set us out to do is...the most important commandment (both parts)

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I know exactly how you feel. People like that are just awful, aren't they? If only they were more like us.

321 posted on 04/24/2012 2:13:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: papertyger
Well heck! If you didn't admit it, I guess it means the charge can't be functionally correct!

Pretty much hard to say that I am a huge proponent of pushing a homosexual agenda when there is not a single shred of evidence that backs that up... Because I don't instantly condemn Romney and his new gay press guy into the fires of hell and eternal damnation doesn't mean am a proponent of all things gay. That's a hell of a logical leap.

322 posted on 04/24/2012 2:13:59 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Magnum44
I have a problem with people who forget we are all sinners from birth and forget what the “mission” that Jesus set us out to do is...the most important commandment (both parts)

And FReepers, in general, have a problem with dissembling, duplicity, conflation, and subterfuge to call evil, good and good, evil.

323 posted on 04/24/2012 2:14:21 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
Because I don't instantly condemn Romney and his new gay press guy .....

Oh oh. Busted!

Water seeks it's own level.
Like minds attract.
Birds of a feather flock together.

Oh oh. You're gay, too, right?

324 posted on 04/24/2012 2:17:02 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: itsahoot

Neither but thanks for your input. It’s exceedingly valuable............................................


325 posted on 04/24/2012 2:17:58 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
Pretty much hard to say that I am a huge proponent of pushing a homosexual agenda when there is not a single shred of evidence that backs that up...

You seem to be forgetting the prima facie evidence of your comments on this very thread.

You may be able to duck a court of law by pleading no positive evidence, but the court of opinion does not scruple at "assuming" the obvious.

326 posted on 04/24/2012 2:18:28 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: concerned about politics
Oh oh. Busted! Water seeks it's own level. Like minds attract. Birds of a feather flock together. Oh oh. You're gay, too, right?

LMAO! Because I don't condemn them to hell I'm gay? Wow....... Are you truly that stupid or do you have to work at it?

327 posted on 04/24/2012 2:19:39 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: papertyger

Whatever you need to tell yourself...


328 posted on 04/24/2012 2:20:58 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: trisham

No...more like you...you are clearly a better person than me.


329 posted on 04/24/2012 2:21:32 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Please show me exactly where I said I support anything related to the homosexual agenda... thanks in advance...

I never made such a claim ALTHOUGH, in my opinion, a case could be made that you are unwittingly assisting in the promotion of the homosexual agenda by endorsing Romney's hiring of an avowed homosexual sex practitioner and homosexual sex promoter. A hire that attains instant national notoriety, be on public display, and be granted an influential seat at the table.

Promoting the normalcy of homosexual sex is promoting the homosexual agenda AND that is what Romney is doing with this hire.

No if ands or buts about it -Romney is promoting the homosexual agenda right now JUST as he has in the past.

330 posted on 04/24/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: concerned about politics

when did American intellects get so stunted that they don’t recognize a confession of guilt as reason to make a judgement?


331 posted on 04/24/2012 2:23:28 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: Magnum44
I didn't say it. You'd better check your Bible.

Everyone is a sinner. Not all know that. The difference is repentant and unrepentant. Openly homosexual is flaunting sin. While God loves them, He cannot look on their sin and Believers are not to associate with them. Be kind, tell them the truth, but do not condone their sin.

332 posted on 04/24/2012 2:23:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: chooseascreennamepat; DannyTN
So you claim to read his mind or have special insights? So, just who is he going to nominate?

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -- George Santayana

Romney has a history. Learn it. Remember it.

333 posted on 04/24/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Wyatt's Torch

So when you get an answer that solidly confutes your position, it’s somehow a fulfillment of MY needs?

And you call others “stupid?”


334 posted on 04/24/2012 2:26:39 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: Magnum44

Well done! It’s not easy to fake sincerity, but you’re obviously a master.


335 posted on 04/24/2012 2:27:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: papertyger

Dont forget irrational accusation, lack of patience to actually read and understand a brief post or politely enquire as to its meaning or context, a propensity to label a different view point as coming from DU or a bot or troll, the gang up factor of pinging all your FRiends to join in the gang bang...

This is not directed at you, but if you actually followed this melee, then I neednt explain.


336 posted on 04/24/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: DBeers
I never made such a claim ALTHOUGH...

Of course you didn't. He's trying to muddy the waters of the debate by switching terms and assertions on you. That way he can escape into the rhetorical smoke screen.

Don't fall for it.

337 posted on 04/24/2012 2:30:24 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: trisham

Must have learned it from your last post


338 posted on 04/24/2012 2:30:41 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44
No need to be modest, you've already set the standard. Now, about the lesser posters on this thread. We can't let them distract us from the real issue here.

Judgmental, aren't they?

339 posted on 04/24/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Magnum44
You dont report suspicions...you have to report behavior.

Then they were not obvious were they? I would guess that you got away with to on your ship, on mine you would have likely went swimming.

340 posted on 04/24/2012 2:43:49 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: redgolum

Sorry after McCain I will never vote for a RINO again. We are all dead.


341 posted on 04/24/2012 2:43:53 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: redgolum

Sorry after McCain I will never vote for a RINO again. We are all dead.


342 posted on 04/24/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
LMAO! Because I don't condemn them to hell I'm gay? Wow....... Are you truly that stupid or do you have to work at it?

You can deny it, but if you "tolerate" it as normal, you are attracted to it. If you are appalled by it, you'd be absolutely repelled by it.
Because you appear to be an apologist, you have more in common with your friends than you realize.

It's call "resonance" or "entrainment."

343 posted on 04/24/2012 2:44:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: upchuck
Dear Lord,

Please save our precious country from this.





Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD


 

344 posted on 04/24/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: DJ MacWoW

You posted:

The church is not to associate with unrepentant sinners...

and then went on to quote scripture which I do not disagree with.

I did not say anything else about what you said. Your post implies you know that the sinner is now and forever unrepentent. If not, then you would let God decide when the judgements in your scripture apply. Our job is to live by example, which most uf us dont do very well, as exampled by most all (including me at times) during this thread. Our job is to follow the most important commandment. Our job is to go out among the sinners and convert in what ever way God has called upon each of us individually to do. That is not condoning sin.

Condemning Romney because of the sin of someone he hired? Something is not Christain about that. And its a huge waste of energy.


345 posted on 04/24/2012 2:46:10 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: concerned about politics
Bad company corrupts good character...

Yup!

Ya toss a BAD apple into a barrel of good ones and you get???

Ya toss a GOOD apple into a barrel of bad ones and you get???

346 posted on 04/24/2012 2:48:20 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: trisham

You get the last word Mrs Trisham, catholic conservative from MA.


347 posted on 04/24/2012 2:49:05 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: little jeremiah
Now then, edit this and replace the word GAY with MORMON.

Sound familiar??

348 posted on 04/24/2012 2:50:16 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: itsahoot

Must be nice to have lived during a more perfect time...yeah I probably would not measure up in your Navy...


349 posted on 04/24/2012 2:52:21 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: caww
Google is our friend...

1984 by George Orwell.

350 posted on 04/24/2012 2:52:36 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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