The actor best known for playing the the character of Gomer Pyle on the ´The Andy Griffith Show´ has married his male partner of 38 years. Jim Nabors and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15. The 82-year-old actor has publicly confirmed his is gay for the first time though he said he was open about his homosexuality with friends during his time in Hollywood. ´I´m 82 and he´s in his 60s and so we´ve been together for 38 years and I´m not ashamed of people knowing, it´s just that it
Comments: Heavy sigh. He´s 82 and his partner is in his 60´s? Gack!
He and his friend ate at my family´s restaurant on St Thomas one day years ago. They were on a cruise and stopped in for lunch. My mom swooped in and made his acquaintance. He was wonderfully gracious and they would exchange Christmas cards every year. I still have a pic of him there. It was a huge deal for the family. He´s a great guy.
Everyone always knew it, and honestly no one cared. He didn´t rub your face in it, just lived his life. I think the overwhelming majority don´t care if someone is gay or not, they just don´t like having it rubbed in their faces constantly be overthetop activists.
I´m w/ 14 and 15. Nabors is no activist demanding special treatment, or anything else, he´s just living his life, and I respect that. I´m sure the "marriage" was strictly for financial purposes- blame the tax man. BTW, I believe there is no such thing as gay marriage. Marriage is between one man and one woman.
But, #16, if the purpose of such a so-called "marriage" is so that homosexual partners can leave their estates to one another, it is not true that they needed to force a change in the very meaning of the word "marriage" to accomplish that goal.
In a way this is a perfect example of why the GOP/RNC is losing ground. For the most part the gay marriage issue should be way down on the "To Do" list of conservatives. Its has been, and rightly so shifted to the states. Add to this the fact that it seems many conservatives like me see it for what it is, a needless distraction. The churches are responsible for allowing government to pry its nose into marriage issue in the first place. The proverbial deal with the devil.
These "issues" are allowing our elected officials distract us from the real issues we all face; the size of government, its run away spending, and its intrusion into our lives.
Until these issues are dealt with, nothing else really matters.
Everyone who watched was made aware by the show´s writers that, ´´Gomer,´´ was a little different in his thinking but he was loved for his kind & gentle spirit and the contributions he made to the happiness & unity of the town of, ´´Mayberry.´´ Andy, Barney & the good townspeople, -each of whom certainly had their own, er, ...´uniqueness´, reached out to help & encourage each other. Each one respected the others.
At this late date, 82 year old Nabors now would seem to be using Gomer´s scripted innocent personna to further his own personal political agenda. ...shameless
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