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  • Pelosi: Obama’s Gay Marriage Reversal ‘Not Political at All,’ ‘Nothing to Do with Money’

    05/11/2012 3:10:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Pelosi: Obama’s Gay Marriage Reversal ‘Not Political at All,’ ‘Nothing to Do with Money’ By Elizabeth Harrington May 10, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Barack Obama’s embrace of same-sex "marriage" on Wednesday was not political “at all,” nor due to concerns over fundraising from the LGBT community, adding that she’s not “big in the bundler crowd." At her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday, Pelosi was asked whether fundraising may have affected the president’s decision to endorse homosexual "marriage," and if she had spoken to friends, donors and “bundlers” who now are more...
  • ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian.

    05/11/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    showbizspy.com ^ | May 11, 2012
    ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian. According to a Gawker report, the ABC news anchor — who scored the President Obama gay marriage interview — wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the scoop because she thought it would bring her own sexuality to the forefront. “Most of the discussions [among TV people] today about why Robin got the interview have to do with her being gay,” a source said. “Not that she’s black, or friends of the Obamas. “Obviously they picked her because she’s black and gay.
  • Poll: 40 percent say Obama's gay marriage stance will affect vote (This ain't good news for Bam)

    05/11/2012 1:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Gallup is out with a new poll suggesting a whopping 40 percent of Americans say President Obama's newly public support of gay marriage will affect their votes. Of those, 26 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for Obama, while 13 percent say it will make them more likely to vote for him. The critical number in the poll, though is for independents - 23 percent of whom said the gay marriage support makes it less likely they will vote for Obama. The survey is the first since the president publicly endorsed gay marriage on Wednesday with...
  • Obama For Gay Marriage: A Day After

    05/11/2012 2:08:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Neon Tommy - Annenberg Digital News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Matt Pressberg, executive producer
    One day after President Obama made a landmark public statement announcing his support for gay marriage, which some say was nudged forward by Vice President Joe Biden's announced support for it this past weekend, another world leader also came forward. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand broke his longtime silence on issue, providing a statement to the Associated Press in which he declared that he was "not personally opposed to gay marriage." President Obama's opponent in this fall's general election, Mitt Romney, confirmed his position opposing gay marriage yesterday, but according to the Washington Post, refrained from further comment...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama Has ‘Shaken His Fist’ at God

    05/11/2012 12:53:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 MAY 2012 | Andra Varin
    Evangelist Franklin Graham said President Barack Obama has “shaken his fist at God” by voicing support for gay marriage. In an interview Wednesday with ABC News, Obama said his opinions had evolved and he now believes same-sex couples should have the right to wed.
  • KUHNER: Obama’s homosexual America

    05/10/2012 9:32:04 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama has made it official: He now supports same-sex marriage. It is his latest onslaught on traditional America. Mr. Obama has made history. He is our first commander in chief to openly embrace legalizing homosexual and lesbian unions. He has crossed a cultural watershed, paving the way for the eventual triumph of the homosexual agenda. Rather than being a victory for “civil rights” or “marital equality,” Mr. Obama’s decision puts America on the path to moral disintegration. We are one step closer to becoming like secular, post-Christian Europe. For years, Mr. Obama claimed his position was “evolving.” Facing re-election...
  • Cuba mulls legalizing gay marriage

    05/10/2012 11:43:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:56AM BST 11 May 2012 | (agencies)
    Cuba could pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage later this year, according to the daughter of President Raúl Castro. Mariela Castro, the country’s premier sexologist, made the remarks one day after US President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, but said Cuba still needs to be "more revolutionary" in its treatment of gays. Ms. Castro said she "has the hope that this year" parliament will pass legislation to legalize gay marriage in Cuba, although the bill under debate by lawmakers here "sad to say is not everything that we would have hoped for." Castro looked to another of its neighbors, Argentina,...
  • Bristol Palin's gay marriage rant: Obama girls watch too much 'Glee'

    05/10/2012 11:17:00 AM PDT · by Bill Buckner · 117 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/2012 | By CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Bristol Palin thinks it’s laughable that President Barack Obama’s children influenced his decision to support same-sex marriage. “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads,” Bristol, the eldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, wrote in a blog post titled “Hail to the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama” on Thursday. Obama said on Wednesday that his daughers' acceptance of friends with same-sex parents helped prompt his "change in perspective." In response, Palin writes: In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia...
  • Can two people of the same sex be married?

    05/10/2012 8:06:39 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | May 14, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    In light of President Barack Obama’s change in his position on same-sex marriage it is entirely appropriate to ask the question, with sensitivity and respect, whether or not two people of the same sex can be married. While yes, two people of the same sex can be legally married in several states, the question that ought to be raised by the President’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is whether or not such a relationship actually constitutes a marriage. It should be noted that a law that makes something legal does not necessarily make it right or make it true. This is...
  • Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Announcement Timed For Tinseltown (George Clooneys' party is tonight!)

    05/10/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/10/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama’s seemingly-sudden decision to endorse same-sex marriage may have been far more orchestrated than previously believed. CNN reported today that President Obama was supposedly planning to announce his support for gay marriage next week on ABC’s The View before comments by Joe Biden caused him to accelerate his timetable. But there is another theory in the works. Biden’s comments on Sunday were clearly orchestrated; the notion that they were unplanned neglects the tape of the interview, which shows David Gregory consulting his notes as he asked a completely out-of-the-blue question on same-sex marriage. The very next day, Secretary of...
  • Can a mandate that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman be federalized?

    05/10/2012 4:27:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    5/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If this mandate can be federalized, via a federal constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall only be between one man and one woman, then why did RNC head Reince Priebus say on Andrea Mitchell Reports the following: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own." If Romney had not signed the pledge some time back that called for a federal constitutional amendment that...
  • Limbaugh takes on Shep Smith’s ’21st century’ reaction to Obama gay marriage announcement [Video]

    05/10/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-10-2012 | Jeff Poor
    Fox News’ Shepard Smith didn’t hide his feelings after ABC aired a snippet of the interview in which President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage. “The president of the United States, now in the 21st century,” Smith said. Later on his “Studio B” show, in a segment with “Special Report” host Bret Baier, Smith doubled down by saying Republicans were on “the wrong side of history.” On the Thursday broadcast of his radio show, however, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh challenged Smith’s statement, and asked where the anchor thought gay marriage been a winner electorally. “Republicans on the wrong...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes About Homosexual Sin

    05/10/2012 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    usachristianministries.com ^ | usachristianministries.com | Steven Andrew
    All Our Founding Fathers Opposed Homosexual Sin: Fearing God, and wanting the USA to be blessed by God and not cursed, our Founding Fathers made Christian laws for our nation. God says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” Obeying God, our Founding Fathers shamed sin. George Washington court martialed homosexuals. He forbid this sin in the military and said: “…the Commander in Chief… with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes [sodomy]…” The Ninth Law Made in America with the Laws of Virginia 1610 is: “No man shall commit the horrible...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama shook fist at God by supporting same-sex marriage

    05/10/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    WSOC ^ | 5/10/2012 | STAFF
    Franklin Graham said President Obama has “shaken his fist” at God by announcing his support for same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, Obama voiced his support for same-sex marriage, saying he was taking a personal position on the issue. "I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient," Obama said in the interview with ABC. He added, "I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word 'marriage' was something that evokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth." Now, he said, "it is important for me personally to...
  • WH won't push gay marriage into party platform

    05/10/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama declared his personal support for same-sex marriage yesterday, but the White House chose not to push for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act today. "Well, party platform issues are for the party to decide," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said when asked if Obama would call for the repeal of DOMA and endorsement of pro-gay marriage language in the party platform. "That process is underway, and I refer you to the DNC on the question about the platform."
  • Romney’s denials about homophobic assault are despicable

    05/10/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 149 replies
    NY ALTNEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Cliff Weathers
    There may be a good reason voters can’t get a good bead on Mitt Romney. And it may be because the real Romney has a troubled, sadistic history. High School classmates of Romney recall an incident that’s disturbing to its core. Romney, then a popular senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan, disapproved of classmate John Lauber’s long, blond locks, which Romney allegedly took as a clue that Lauber was a homosexual. So Romney assembled a posse of bullies and held the boy down and brutally chopped off his hair. “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-09-12 ("BREAKING: Obama Embraces Marriage Equality")

    05/09/2012 4:16:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 9, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    This has not been a good week for Barack Obama. The One kicked off his re-election campaign--not that he has ever STOPPED campaigning--Obamassiah kicked off his re-election campaign the other day, and half the crowd in the stadium came disguised as empty seats. The Obama campaign rolled out an ad called "The Life of Julia," which portrays women as lifelong dependents on the federal government, but "Julia" was met with universal mockery. Then yesterday BO did manage to win the WV Dem primary, but 40% of the vote went to a federal inmate named Keith Judd. Enthusiasm gap, anyone?...
  • President Obama says Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 5:34:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 132 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/9/2012 | Norah O'Donnell
    President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday, just hours after North Carolina adopted a constitutional amendment to ban it -- one of 41 states where same-sex marriage is illegal. President Obama's declaration does not change any law, but it does inject a contentious social issue into the race for the White House. "For me personally it is important for me to affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Mr. Obama said. CBS News correspondent Norah O'Donnell reports Mr. Obama has often said he was in favor of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples and...
  • Obama endorses gay ‘marriage’: says support based on Jesus, Golden Rule

    05/10/2012 5:04:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has flip-flopped on gay “marriage” for the second time, endorsing same-sex marriage in an interview today, in which he said his decision was motivated in part by his Christian faith and his belief in the Golden Rule. “I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC News reporter Robin Roberts in an interview to air this evening. He added that his wife, Michelle, agreed with him. “We’ve talked...
  • Marriage (E-Mail from Mr. Obama)

    05/09/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    May 9, 2012 | Barack H. Obama
    Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. I hope you'll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality: http://my.barackobama.com/Marriage I've always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution. But over the course of several years I've...
  • Maryland GOP gives voters the last word

    05/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | David Hill
    When Marylanders go to the polls in November, the most interesting races might not involve political candidates. The state’s voters will elect eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. senator, and will help choose a president, but an unprecedented slate of ballot initiatives is expected to set the state’s course on social issues, including same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, and potentially on gambling and congressional redistricting. This will be the first time in 20 years that a voter-petitioned referendum makes the state’s ballot, and as many as three could appear. All were initiated by Republicans who...
  • Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

    05/09/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/9/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 3:15 p.m. ET- President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay rights advocates. Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative. Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had "concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples...
  • Obama in 2004: 'I Don't Think Marriage Is a Civil Right'

    05/09/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama's position on same sex marriage might be "evolving," as he's admitted himself, but he wasn't always so unclear about where he stood. Consider this interview from 2004: Q: “Mr. Obama, you've said that your religious faiths, your religious faith, dictates that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Would you elaborate on that?” OBAMA: “Well, what I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to...
  • Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 386 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein
    President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of...
  • Snr. Obama Advisor: Obama Will 'Certainly' Endorse Same-Sex Marriage 'After the Election'

    05/09/2012 10:28:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    bretibart ^ | 5/9/12 | John Nolte
    Ryan Lizza, a Washington correspondent for 'The New Yorker,' tweeted out a statement from a SENIOR Obama advisor today: Sr. BO adviser to me re: BO endorsing gay marriage: BO "may get around to it before this election but he certainly will after the election." If true, I guess we're once again learning what Obama has in mind after the election when he has more "flexibility." There's also news on the Twitter-nets that Obama's going to or already has done an interview in order to clarify his position on same-sex marriage, you know, because the words "for" or "against" require...
  • Obama may clarify position on same-sex marriage in interview today

    05/09/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/9/2012 | Peter Wallsten
    The president has been under intense pressure for his self-described “evolving” position on the issue since Sunday, when NBC aired an interview in which Vice President Biden said he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage. Biden’s comments put Obama on the spot, exposing the president’s position to ridicule among gay-rights activists who see it as a wink-and-nod stance to avoid alienating conservative swing voters as well as African-Americans and Latinos key to Obama’s reelection. The president’s challenge was evident in Tuesday’s vote in North Carolina, one of the campaign’s targeted states, where voters overwhelmingly backed a constitutional amendment to ban...
  • North Carolina voters ban gay marriage, civil unions

    05/08/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    North Carolinians voted to change the state constitution Tuesday to say that the only valid "domestic legal partnership" in the state is marriage between a man and a woman, according to the AP's projection. The amendment passed 61 to 39 percent with most counties reporting, making North Carolina the 29th state with a gay marriage ban in its constitution. The state already outlawed gay marriage, but the constitutional amendment makes it more difficult for politicians to ever change the law. The amendment also means that a handful of North Carolina municipalities that extended benefits to the domestic partners of their...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s same-sex evolution

    05/08/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Editorial
    The president takes a wide stance on homosexual ‘marriage’When it comes to same-sex “marriage,” President Obama is a commitment-phobe. He keeps putting his political partners off by saying his position is “evolving.” He should just come out and take the plunge. Adopting an evolving position is a classic political dodge, allowing Mr. Obama to claim to be sympathetic to the concerns of homosexual activists while not offending traditionalists. His stance is calculated to grab centrists whose votes he needs in November. It gives him wiggle room with leftists who are curious why he won’t be more explicit. But when Mr....
  • Breaking News: AP Headline Only: NC Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes

    05/08/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    North Carolina already bans gay marriage by statute. Amendment One goes beyond confining marriage to heterosexual couples; it amends the constitution to also makes marriage between a man and a woman “the only domestic legal union” recognized in the state.
  • North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    05/08/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT · by Milagros · 52 replies
    NYT ^ | May 8, 2012
    As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay..
  • NC approves amendment on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
  • Defeat Awaits Gay-Marriage Backers in North Carolina

    05/08/2012 10:56:13 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 8, 2012 | JP
    Here’s a message to gay America as voters in North Carolina go to the polls today to decide the fate of Amendment 1, a ballot measure that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the Tarheel State’s constitution: Don’t attack those who vote for the measure as “gay haters.” I voted for a similar measure in my state. And it was not because of any animus I have toward gays – some of whom I count as valued friends, some as respected colleagues and some as beloved members of my very own family. I simply believe...
  • Iowa judges ousted after legalizing same-sex marriage to receive Profiles in Courage Award

    05/07/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2012 | AP
    CBS/AP) BOSTON - President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. . . . The three judges will receive a sterling silver ship's lantern symbolizing a beacon of hope. The award, which was designed by Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and crafted by Tiffany & Co., resembles one belonging to the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides."
  • White House spokesman grilled over Biden’s same-sex marriage comments

    05/07/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    WaPo.com ^ | 5/7/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    A day after Vice President Biden said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay couples having the same rights as heterosexual couples, the White House press secretary found himself furiously fighting back at suggestions that the president and vice president are out of step on same-sex marriage. More than 50 times, reporters pressed spokesman Jay Carney on President Obama’s position on gay marriage at Monday’s White House briefing. And each time, Carney’s answers elicited a new torrent of questions about the president’s views.
  • Jake Tapper to Carney: How about you cut the crap and admit that Obama supports gay marriage?

    05/07/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, what are the odds that Joe Biden and Arne Duncan and, oh, 99.9 percent of the rest of the liberal intelligentsia support legalizing gay marriage but The One doesn’t? It’s getting harder every day to sustain this charade, which is why Axelrod is suddenly eager to change the subject: Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday pivoted sharply to Mitt Romney’s views on gay marriage when reporters pressed him on the president’s stance on the issue. On a conference call with reporters, Axelrod said there’s a “clear distinction” between Obama’s views on gay-rights issues and the presumptive...
  • North Carolina’s Ban on Gay Marriage Appears Likely to Pass [Obama Loses]

    05/07/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/7/12 | Nate Silver
    On Tuesday, North Carolina will vote on a state constitutional amendment that declares, “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized,” thereby banning recognition of same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships of any kind... The most recent poll was conducted by Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank whose poll results have generally shown little partisan bias in the past. That survey polled Democratic and Republican primary voters separately, but projected that the measure would win by 16 percentage points when it combined the results. An April poll by...
  • Biden 'absolutely comfortable' with gay marriage

    05/06/2012 8:32:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Biden 'absolutely comfortable' with gay marriage Comments (0) By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/6/12 9:58 AM EDT Vice President Joe Biden said he doesn't know if a second Obama administration would support same-sex marriage, but he said he's "absolutely comfortable" with it. "Look-- I just think-- that-- the good news is that as more and more Americans become to understand what this is all about is a simple proposition. Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person you love? And that's what people are finding out is what-- what all marriages, at their...
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    WXII12.com ^ | 05/02/12 | WXII12.com/AP
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • July 25 2011: Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is (July 25, 201

    04/30/2012 1:30:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 86 replies
    RomneyExposed.com ^ | July 25, 2011
    As Mitt Romney prepares for his second presidential campaign and gay marriage threatens to undermine America’s Judeo-Christian culture, there’s a raging debate about the role he played in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts during his gubernatorial term. This is important because Governor Romney has positioned himself as a champion of traditional values and claims to have been an opponent of homosexual marriage his entire career. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of homosexual marriage, — the Goodridge case — Romney unilaterally ordered his state agencies to implement homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not order...
  • Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is (July 25, 2011)

    04/12/2012 9:13:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    www.RomneyExposed.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Rino Hunter
    As Mitt Romney prepares for his second presidential campaign and gay marriage threatens to undermine America’s Judeo-Christian culture, there’s a raging debate about the role he played in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts during his gubernatorial term. This is important because Governor Romney has positioned himself as a champion of traditional values and claims to have been an opponent of homosexual marriage his entire career. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of homosexual marriage, — the Goodridge case — Romney unilaterally ordered his state agencies to implement homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not order...
  • Romney vs. Obama: Ontario's deja pue (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 17 replies
    Free Republic - Vanity | April 12, 2012 | NorthernCrunchyCon
    As noted on another thread, political pundits often compare presidential elections to previous ones. In the case of Romney vs. Obama, conservatives should look north to the Dominion of Celine Dion and Maple Syrup. This is a repeat of John Tory vs. Dalton McGuinty, the 2007 election in Ontario during which the two candidates contested governance of Canada's largest province. The only difference, other than citizenship, is that John Tory was not Mormon. He was a nominal Protestant, for the most part indistinguishable from the Kennedy Catholic he was challenging. Nevertheless, religion would cost him the election. As Ontario Liberal...
  • Is the GOP Caving in on Same-Sex Marriage?

    04/03/2012 7:28:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 April 2012 | Dave Bohon
    As the nation faces a crucial election in a little over six months, the Republican Party appears to be caving in on a social issue that many conservatives consider of major import: same-sex marriage. What the GOP felt strongly enough about some 16 years ago to lead the fight for passage of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), many members are beginning to consider an issue open to compromise. Not only do many Republican House and Senate members consider “gay” marriage a “dead issue,” according to Politico.com, but Republican leadership has “evolved” to the point that it has quietly...
  • Starbucks Blows Off its Pro-Family Customers

    03/26/2012 11:21:01 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 42 replies · 38+ views
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 26, 2012 | JP
    Starbucks held its annual shareholders meeting last week, during which the Seattle-based coffee company affirmed that support for same-sex marriage is one of its core values. Following the meeting, the National Organization of Marriage announced a “Dump Starbucks” protest campaign. “The majority of Americans,” said NOM President Brian Brown, “believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. They will not be pleased to learn that their money is being used to advance gay marriage in society.” Brown’s remarks, and NOM’s protest campaign, fomented predictable yelps of outrage from the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Aesexual) community,...
  • Gay Marriage Effort Attracts a Novel Group of Donors [Geffen, Bing, Reiner Mehlman, ex-RNC Chair]

    03/24/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2012 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and BROOKS BARNES
    Gay Marriage Effort Attracts a Novel Group of Donors ADAM NAGOURNEY and BROOKS BARNES March 23, 2012 LOS ANGELES — On a warm Friday afternoon three years ago, Rob Reiner, the director, arrived for lunch at the Beverly Hills estate of David Geffen, the entertainment mogul. Mr. Reiner and his political adviser, Chad H. Griffin, had spent six months drafting an ambitious legal campaign aimed at persuading the United States Supreme Court to establish a constitutional right of same-sex marriage. Mr. Reiner, joined by Mr. Griffin and Mr. Reiner’s wife, Michele, told Mr. Geffen they would need $3 million to...
  • Gay married man who's undocumented immigrant fights deportation in California

    03/22/2012 9:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael Martinez
    A federal immigration court judge in San Francisco put a deportation proceeding on hold Friday for a gay California man who is an undocumented immigrant and married to a man who is a U.S. citizen, the couple's attorney said. Alfonso Garcia, 35, who came to the United States as a boy with his parents, and his husband, Brian Willingham, 37, are petitioning the federal immigration service for legal residency based on their marriage, said attorney Lavi Soloway. The judge put Garcia's deportation proceeding on hold while Garcia's legal residency, or green card, application is being processed, Soloway said. The next...
  • Media Joins Opposition to NC Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    03/21/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 21, 2012 | JP
    “Majority of NC voters OPPOSE gay marriage ban.” So reads the headline accompanying a recent a Daily Kos blog post. The headline was based on a poll, conducted by Elon University, in which 54 percent of respondents said they would reject a measure, appearing on the Tar Heel State’s May 8 ballot, which declares: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” Supporters of same sex-marriage, including the Daily Kos, the flaming left-wing Democrat blog, cheered the Elon poll numbers. But there’s a glaring problem with...
  • CNN Asks Catholic Bishop 'Why Not Get on Board' and Support Gay Marriage

    03/09/2012 1:56:31 PM PST · by NYer · 84 replies
    mrc ^ | March 8, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Kyra Phillips asked a Catholic bishop on Thursday "why not get on board" with dissenting Catholics who favor gay marriage. Given CNN's past [1] support [2] for LGBT causes, they clearly would not question the motives of a religious minister favoring gay marriage. In fact, in 2010 Phillips fawned [3] over a Christian pastor who publicly began accepting the lifestyle of gays and lesbians.  Phillips had cited a statistic saying 43 percent of American Catholics favor gay marriage. "So, Bishop, times are changing. Views are changing. You're changing your tactics even," Phillips said. "So, why not get on board...
  • Pope Denounces Gay Marriage Lobby To US Bishops [Denounces Failure To Teach Core Catholic Values]

    03/09/2012 11:26:06 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    YahooNews ^ | March 09, 2012
    Pope Denounces Gay Marriage Lobby To US Bishops NICOLE WINFIELD — Pope Benedict XVI waded deep into U.S. campaign politics Friday, urging visiting U.S. bishops to beef up their teaching about the evils of premarital sex and cohabitation, and denouncing what he called the "powerful" gay marriage lobby in America. As debate over health care coverage for birth control rages in the United States, Benedict said there was an urgent need for Catholics in America to discover the value of chastity — an essential element of Christian teaching that he said had been subject to unjust "ridicule." Benedict has long...
  • Rick Santorum: Unfit for Office

    03/07/2012 5:45:58 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 40 replies
    justin.fm ^ | 3/7/12 | @DryCnty
    Hiding in plain sight is a death blow to former Senator Rick Santorum's presidential campaign. First, let's recap just a few of Santorum's statements...Man on Dog: That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.Boston's universities and the media are to blame for the tragic child sexual abuse scandal of the Catholic Church: It is startling that those in the media and academia appear most disturbed by this aberrant behavior, since they have zealously promoted moral relativism by sanctioning "private" moral matters such as alternative lifestyles. Priests, like all...
  • Could New Hampshire Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Law?

    03/04/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2012 | By Jonathan Moormann
    A bill that would repeal New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law appears likely to pass through the state's House and Senate, but it is unclear if the legislation has enough support to overturn a veto from the governor. New Hampshire passed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions in 2007, which were then converted to same-sex marriages by another bill passed in 2009. The second bill officially allowed new same-sex marriages in the state beginning on Jan. 1, 2011. However, in 2010 Republicans took control of both the state House and Senate, significantly shifting the legislature's opinion on the same-sex marriage issue....