A top Republican senator has come out in support of same-sex marriage, in a shocking reversal that also reveals his son is gay. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who was a finalist to be Mitt Romney´s running mate last year, said he wants "all of my children" to benefit from marriage like he has. "I´ve come to the conclusion that for me, personally, I think this is something that we should allow people to do," Portman told CNN in an interview released Friday. "To get married, and to have the joy and stability of marriage that I´ve had
So much for core belief, Rob. If one of us discovered our daughter was an armed robber, we´d be all for robbery too, right? If we discovered our son was an aldulterer, we´d be all for open marriage, right? Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet they neighbor´s wife..those are just suggestions, not commandments, right Rob.
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Country Boy, 3/15/2013 9:16:15 AM (No. 9226213)
Gays can do what they want, but marriage is one man + one woman. Anything else is more lib magical thinking.
"marriage (noun) circa 1300, ´act of marrying, entry into wedlock;´ also ´state or condition of being husband and wife´;"
We can´t change wrong to right just because a son or daughter lives contrary to the commandments of God. If my son was a drug dealer it is still wrong to screw up lives of others by selling drugs. Portman loves his son but lots of sons are involved in sexual activities that are out of bounds--and I include all sexual relations in that mix. Principles do not change based on who violates them. Sorry gov, you are an idiot.
Typical. He might as well have a sex change and rename himself Diane Feinstein. He is no longer representing his constituents but making emotional decisions based on his personal ´feelings´. Just exactly what is wrong with our elected losers. Marriage isn´t a goobernment function. It was an institution long before this country was even a distance shore for intrepid Argonauts. Marriage is about procreation, not loving sexual relationships. Marriage is an institution that has shown to be a successful instrument to procreate and raise children. Marriage would occur without goobernment just as homosexual relationships occur with goobernment. But homosexual marriage is the antitheist of the foundation for this country.
So if his son also decided to become a Satanist, I guess he would be fully supportive of that move too?????
You have values or you don´t. The Republican Party stopped being the party of conservative values a long time ago, and is in it´s final death wallow. When we loose the House in 2014, the Republicans will be just a note in the history books.
As evil and immoral as their values are, the Demon-RATS at least do stay true to them. In these uncertain times, too many idiot voters are looking for certainty. It´s too bad that they can´t find that in a conservative party...
FTA: "I think this is something that we should allow people to do," Where in the constitution does it give the federal government the authority to allow or disallow anything to do with marriage? Thats the problem. We condemn the communists for pushing their social agenda on us, but then we try to do the same thing. I´ll live my life. You live yours. Neither of us should need the government´s blessing on any of it.
This only shows how flimsey was Mr. Portman beliefs. If any one of my children was different in any way, I would still hold fast to my belief that somethings are just not in the interest of general society. Of course, I would hope that that child would still conduct his/herself in such a way that would support civil society.
Me too #5 - my wife and I are outta this state this summer.......... just waiting for final custody of grandkids and school to be out. Giving the election to obumbler not once, but twice, only proves there are too many idiots up here.
Love the way he went on CNN to confess this.. McPain will be there next to continue to trash the conservatives for doing what he is too lazy and old to do... Hope you can sleep nights Senator Portman..
#14 hits it on the button. Civil unions will give them all the perks that marriage does. They could include all sorts of contracts between themselves stating how they will deal with finances, sickness, wills, etc. The homosexual crowd wants marriage because it hints that God approves and other people will be more accepting of their perversion of nature. I give points to the Sen for accepting his son, but that does not give him the right to legitimatize homosexual marriage. I hope he enjoys his adopted or suragated grandchildren.
Why does accepting your son as gay have anything to do with supporting gay marriage? Gay marriage does not do anything but demean the meaning of marriage which was originally about two heterosexuals staying together to raise the children they produce. Marriage is already degraded enough that we have half the children raised in single parent households. Gay marriage is just pilling on more damage to an already seriously threatened institution.
Why do we need the government to "bless" our union with a piece of paper? I know of two senior citizen couples who have taken public vows as man and wife but have forgone the government paperwork. In my eyes they are married. I also believe in God´s eyes they are married. Did Adam and Eve have a marriage certificate?
So get the ´state´ out of marriage. Marriage is a covenant between two people - regarding which, the government should have little to no interest in. Let marriages be performed by the church of your choice and be done with it. I really don´t see why government is involved anyway because it doesn´t care if one guy knocks-up 50 different women and, it doesn´t care if a marriage is dissolved. What is marriage if its not an agreement between two people to share their lives together. Gays can call themselves married if they want now - who´ll say otherwise?
The leftists are so out in front of the game it´s like there are two different races. ´Marriage´ today has very little to do with children, as an institution, or as commitment. The majority of people will just look confused if you try to talk about it in those terms. It´s about falling in love and having a party. If you are against gay marriage, you want to keep two people who love each other apart because you are hateful and a closet homosexual. Bringing up civil unions doesn´t do anything because it´s comparatively minor. People get married, they don´t get civil unioned. The left owns the media, they define the language, and it´s all over folks.
"My son is a devil worshipper, so I am proposing tax breaks for temples to the devil."
Where does such convoluted logic end? Hate the sin, love the sinner. I would not hate any of my children if they told me they were gay, but it would not make me approve of the homsexual lifestyle either.
The republican party has "core" beliefs? Hurry, can you tell me what those are? I say hurry, because I think that any core beliefs held by the republicans in the past have been scrapped, or soon will be.
While I do believe "gay" is real, and not just a lifestyle choice, I do think civil unions are the way to deal with the issue of marriage. Civil unions provide the legal frameworks and basis of a loving commitment gays seek. But a "marriage" means that the public at large must accept this as well, without regard to personal agreement or fealty to one´s religious tenets. So, an adoption agency may be sued for refusing to allow gay adoptions, or perhaps a church lose it´s tax-exempt status for not allowing a gay wedding. In this, IMHO, gays are overstepping and over reaching in their demands for not tolerance, even beyond acceptance, but into full on participation.
I have relatives that live in Dayton OH. It´s funny to wach them make fools of themselves while praising DA WON. With spineless politicians like Portman(who I was right about being to whimpest)is it any wonder OhiO went to the O´Clown. I hope that you´ve already got grandkids sir because with gay unions it just doesn´t come naturally.
Scripture says homosexual acts (not people tempted to perform them) are as sinful as adultery or fornication. Holding to that is far more important than merely winning an election. How many elections did Jesus win?
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