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Boehner Says He Would Oppose Marriage Equality Even If Son Was Gay

#11telocaster(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2013 7:58:35 PM
Conservatives?
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#12RedcountPosted 3/17/2013 8:20:40 PM
I wish people remembered the whole "separation between church and state"

Far too many people seem to be under the ridiculous impression that "seperation of church and state" means that a politician can't be influenced by their own personal religious views.

You can't have the government establish an official church in America. That's all that means. Men are still free to hold their religious beliefs, and to have those beliefs impact their decisionmaking.

I don't see why this is really news at all; are we supposed to be surprised that someone would hold fast to their beliefs and not be a hypocrite?

My brother is a homosexual, and I support equal marriage rights. But even if my brother weren't gay, I'd still support equal rights.
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#13lastheroPosted 3/17/2013 8:26:25 PM
I don't see why this is really news at all; are we supposed to be surprised that someone would hold fast to their beliefs and not be a hypocrite?


Changing your mind about something doesn't make you a hypocrite.
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#14AceVanquishPosted 3/17/2013 11:51:45 PM
lasthero posted...
I don't see why this is really news at all; are we supposed to be surprised that someone would hold fast to their beliefs and not be a hypocrite?

Changing your mind about something doesn't make you a hypocrite.

According to 261 it does.
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#15Superlnfinity45Posted 3/18/2013 12:35:27 AM
Even if I was completely for gay marriage I would not expect him to simply turn around and say the exact opposite just because his son was gay. That would make him a hypocrite.

Your saying you would have more respect for him if he based the law on the particulars of his family/friends?
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#16TaiIs82Posted 3/19/2013 2:18:41 AM
Conservatives?

I think it's good for someone to have values and stick to their principles. When my friends are wrong I tell them. Same with family.

despite the growing evolution towards marriage for all within the Republican Party.

False liberal narrative to agitate and divide. They've been caught outright lying in the case of Laura Bush, Marilyn Musgrave, and others. As with global warming the left gets trounced when it comes to facts, so they resort to bullying, censoring etc. and push false consensus to claim victory anyway. After all, when their movement is based around a giant lie, it's not surprising they push a series of smaller ones as well.
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#17lIIuminatiPosted 3/19/2013 2:31:12 AM
Good. I wouldn't either.

Also, when the hell did it start being referred to by the media as "marriage equality" instead of gay marriage?
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#18lastheroPosted 3/19/2013 3:51:42 AM
As with global warming the left gets trounced when it comes to facts, so they resort to bullying, censoring etc. and push false consensus to claim victory anyway.


Really now. What false consensus?
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#19RedcountPosted 3/19/2013 3:54:47 AM
Changing your mind about something doesn't make you a hypocrite.

It does if his only motivation would be because his son was gay. Then the change in opinion would seem to be a self-serving one.

Also, when the hell did it start being referred to by the media as "marriage equality" instead of gay marriage?

"Gay marriage" implies that the individuals getting married are homosexuals, which is not always the case. And it's pretty clear why the term "equality" is used; people want it to be equal.
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#20CdrRoguePosted 3/19/2013 4:10:22 AM
Americans (Republicans?) need to get over this "I believe..." crap. "I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman." What does this even mean? That's not a reason. It's just an empty statement.

But to be fair, I don't see how this is news. If he'd said the opposite, that would be news.