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The Gay Old Party?
The American Spectator ^ | 5-9-12 | Daniel Allott

Posted on 05/09/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT by Wolf13

President Obama and his lieutenants aren't the only ones whose views on same-sex marriage are "evolving."

Republicans -- including prominent conservative office-holders, pundits and activists -- are increasingly endorsing key parts of the gay-rights agenda.

What do former Vice President Dick Cheney, Governor Chris Christie, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Governor Sarah Palin, columnist Ann Coulter and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist have in common? They're all prominent conservatives, and they've all made overtures to the gay community.

Cheney publicly endorsed gay marriage years ago. In January, Christie appointed New Jersey's first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Priebus has done fundraisers with the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group. Palin hinted that she supported repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Coulter and Norquist sit on the advisory board of GOProud, a gay conservative advocacy group.

There have been noteworthy developments at the state and federal levels. In March, a majority of New Hampshire Republican legislators joined Democrats to reject a bill that would have repealed a gay marriage law and replaced it with civil unions. And in 2011, New York legalized same-sex marriage with the decisive support of four Republican senators, marking the first time in the nation that a legislative body controlled by Republicans approved either same-sex marriage or civil unions. According to a recent Politico story, House Republicans have "quietly worked behind the scenes to kill amendments that reaffirm opposition to same-sex unions." Politico reporters interviewed House Republicans and found that gay issues "hardly register" with them.

Politico describes the change as "one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as they've come nearly full circle on same-sex politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; logcabinrepublicans; obama; republicans

1 posted on 05/09/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT by Wolf13
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To: Wolf13

As it is written:”Except the Lord of Hosts had left to us a very small remnant,we would have become like Sodom, and like unto Gomorrah” Isaiah 1:9 —see Romans 9:29) When a political Party abandons Reason in favor of compromise they cease to represent me.For what should a man profit if he should gain the whole world but lose his very soul.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 5:01:17 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Wolf13; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker

Seems accurate... Republicans just blowing with the wind.

Billy Graham came out FOR the NC marriage amendment and countered Bill Clinton’s robo-calls attacking it.

Dems were making the same argument to defeat it that they used in 2004 against a federal constitutional amendment on marriage, that it is not necessary. Recall in 2004 Dems and libs assured us that DOMA would NOT be repealed by the courts, when that was their main objective. And now their POTUS wants it overturned in the courts.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 5:08:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: Wolf13
Cheney's daughter is a lesbian. Gingrich has a lesbian sister. I think there's a problem over there even with Pat Buchanan's family ~ with a different sister.

I wouldn't put too much value in those "conversions" ~ when there's a GLBT situation in the family.

4 posted on 05/09/2012 5:09:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: StonyBurk
Amen.

When these people endorse homosexuality the only vote they get is the homosexual vote, they lose ten times what they gain.

Homosexuals have endured for thousands of years, they have endured as an aberration. It is, what it is and should remain so.

5 posted on 05/09/2012 5:10:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Wolf13

The Republican party is going “big tent”. I’m glad I’m not a Republican any more.

It’s way past time for a Conservative party.

Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I’ll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 5:12:09 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Wolf13
However, as I warned when Priebus was selected as RNC chairman, we will rue the day we let this guy and his funny little friends into the top echelon, and now you see what he's done.

More than anyone else this supposed conservative has brought the gays back into the party structure and put the Mittbots in charge of entirely too many committees.

Obama can beat that even with the worst economy in American history ~ IF the election of 2006 can be taken as a guide.

He's not going to open up to gay marriage but he may use it as an issue against Republicans.

7 posted on 05/09/2012 5:13:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Wolf13
Get Government out of "marriage" altogether. Treat every person, gay/straight, single/married, as an individual under the Law for any and all purposes.

Any type of relationship is between the individuals and must be documented by civil contract or it will not be acknowledged or recognized for purposes such as beneficiary rights, inheritance, child custody, etc.

8 posted on 05/09/2012 5:27:39 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Wolf13
Everytime we take out a RINO, we take out a person sweet on queers (closeted or otherwise)!
9 posted on 05/09/2012 5:31:09 AM PDT by texican01
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To: muawiyah

All this Republican pandering to homosexuals just confirms that 95+% of blacks will continue to vote for Obama .

Los Angeles blacks voted against gay marriage

First Published 2012-03-20 16:49:43

Any notion that Tuesday’s election represented a liberal juggernaut must overcome a detail from the voting booths of California: The same voters who turned out strongest for Barack Obama also drove a stake through the heart of same-sex marriage.

Seven in 10 African-Americans who went to the polls voted yes on Proposition 8, the ballot measure overruling a state Supreme Court judgment that legalized same-sex marriage and brought 18,000 gay and lesbian couples to Golden State courthouses in the past six months.

Similar measures passed easily in Florida and Arizona. It was closer in California, but no ethnic group anywhere rejected the sanctioning of same-sex unions as emphatically as the state’s black voters, according to exit polls. Fifty-three percent of Latinos also backed Proposition 8, overcoming the bare majority of white Californians who voted to let the court ruling stand.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/us/los-angeles-blacks-voted-against-gay-marriage-620399/?print=1


10 posted on 05/09/2012 5:34:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Venturer

Yes, why are politicians catering to this 1-2% of sex deviants in the population. The other 98% need to express their revulsion louder.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: Wolf13

The GOP won’t be around for very long, the way they keep endorsing RINOs and keep succumbing to the very small but very vocal, PC, big-money special-interest groups.

Support of traditional marriage is a proven blockbuster win among the people (even in falling off the leftist cliff California). The GOP should seize the role as defender of American traditions. They have a golden opportunity yet they throw it away for fear of the state-run government-media complex and the activist homosexuals who know how to use their speed-dials.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 5:49:44 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Wolf13

The GOP is not a conservative party. It is only meant to appear as one, and to siphon off conservative votes, energy, money and time into dead ends and slow betrayals.

It is working as intended.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 6:23:29 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

You are exactly right. The Human Rights Council and GLAAD are enormously rich organizations with hundreds of millions of dollars, big legal departments and PR departments and they never stop working.

They are lobbying your state government, your city and country governments as we speak not to mention the federal government. They have plenty of money to do so, from Home Depot, from the Haas Foundations (Levi-Strauss money) and many others.

They’ve taken over the Episcopal Chruch and they have that money.

Check out the interwoven nature of all those organizations. Plus hundreds of gay and lesbians in the media and in every PR deparment of every big corporation.

But -— it’s all appearance. It’s all virtual. These rich organizations have no support in the gernal population. It’s going to fall apart when people’s belief in the veracity of the media falls apart.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 7:12:05 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Wolf13
"They're all prominent conservatives, and they've all made overtures to the gay community."

Making "overtures" and endorsing that life-style are NOT the same things.
If a Christian is interested in reaching out to those held in bondage to homosexuality for the purpose of introducing them to the Gospel of Christ, that is a different critter altogether than supporting homosexual marriage.

15 posted on 05/09/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

When did Sarah Palin say she was for lifting DADT? I must have missed that one?

And Pat Buchanan’s sister Bay converted to Mormanism about 40 years ago. Some guy she was going with brainwashed her.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 7:55:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: DTogo

The institution of marriage — real marriage — predates all governments. It’s inherent in human nature, and its exercise and protection are therefore essential to human dignity.

Government does not have the right to repudiate its obligations to recognize and defend the unique status of marriage, any more than it has the right to back away from its other duties to defend natural law and human dignity.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 8:05:29 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: NKP_Vet
"When did Sarah Palin say she was for lifting DADT?"

News to me - that's why it's not fair to include all Republicans in the "OK with Homosexual marriage" pot just because they have a kinder, gentler attitude towards homosexuals.
From a Christian perspective: love them, meet them where they are, speak the truth (in love), show them the Gospel - and Jesus changes hearts, not us....

18 posted on 05/09/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: DTogo

Marriage is more than a religious symbol. It is a viable economic income generator that benefits the government.

History has proven that society benefits and flourishes when man and wife get married and have children. A conservative and Constitutional oriented government has a real financial reward when healthy marriages work.

However, if a socialist government is in place, we will always see a devaluation of traditional marriages which increases the welfare roles, which increases the tax and spending habits of that government, which decreases personal liberties and freedoms.

It all begins (and ends) with marriage. If you want a strong, healthy government that intrudes very little on your health and wealth; then you support pro-marriage initiatives.

If you want a government that supports gay marriages, gays in the military, the erosion of the family, stands by while educations standards plummet, a government that replaces husbands and fathers with welfare checks, and on and on and on we go.... then you support Obama. Or Romney.

“Get Government out of “marriage” altogether. Treat every person, gay/straight, single/married, as an individual under the Law for any and all purposes.”

A sure recipe for social and economic failire.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Romulus
Marriage is more than a religious symbol. It is a viable economic income generator that benefits the government.

And once you allow today's government into "marriage," tomorrow's government can decide what it wants marriage to be, or not to be.

Much like the TSA and other Bush-era initiatives we all cheered then, but are regretting now.

20 posted on 05/09/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
we all cheered then

There were those who didn't, and were smeared or banned for their trouble.

21 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:39 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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