The conservative case for gay marriage

The conservative case for gay marriage

There are 4 comments on the New York Daily News story from Mar 5, 2013, titled The conservative case for gay marriage. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

A sign displays a message opposed to gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site in Wilmington, N.C., in 2012.

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Philadelphia, PA

#1 Mar 5, 2013
The significance of conservatives on the marriage equality issue, as on most, lies merely in when conservatives finally become irrelevant on the issue. It's not about what they think or what they do affirmatively. It's merely a matter of when their ignorance becomes overwhelmed.

We're almost there.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#2 Mar 6, 2013
Consider the outpouring of support from the conservatives as typical rhetorical fakery. Get yourselves lots of attention for saying the right things, while behind the curtain you continue to pull the levers of hatred and division.

It's not what conservatives say: It's what they do. They've told us they're concerned about deficits, but they won't allow anything to be done that will actually help the deficit. Even tossing poor people onto the streets will cost more money in the long run, plus generate lower revenues. They won't even consider taking the obvious step of ending the disastrous and expensive war on drugs. Nor will they consider rationalizing the Pentagon's expenditures. Nor ending counter-productive tax subsidies to oil companies and farmers.

They've told us that they want to focus on the economy, yet they spin out one anti-choice initiative after another. Every chance they get, they try to slide an anti-gay initiative into a bill in the name of "protecting religion."

Listen not to what they say, because it is merely an attempt to cloak reality. Watch what they do. While a bunch of retired, washed up pundits put a forward-looking face on the same-sex marriage issue, CPAC is pretending gays don't even exist and promoting reparation therapy, don't-say-gay bills, and abstinence-only education.

They do, of course, know that they are on the wrong side of history, and they are trying to fool us into thinking they are not. But they cannot avoid the urge to abuse their power any more than a moth can avoid the draw of a flame.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

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#3 Mar 17, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
Consider the outpouring of support from the conservatives as typical rhetorical fakery. Get yourselves lots of attention for saying the right things, while behind the curtain you continue to pull the levers of hatred and division.
It's not what conservatives say: It's what they do. They've told us they're concerned about deficits, but they won't allow anything to be done that will actually help the deficit. Even tossing poor people onto the streets will cost more money in the long run, plus generate lower revenues. They won't even consider taking the obvious step of ending the disastrous and expensive war on drugs. Nor will they consider rationalizing the Pentagon's expenditures. Nor ending counter-productive tax subsidies to oil companies and farmers.
They've told us that they want to focus on the economy, yet they spin out one anti-choice initiative after another. Every chance they get, they try to slide an anti-gay initiative into a bill in the name of "protecting religion."
Listen not to what they say, because it is merely an attempt to cloak reality. Watch what they do. While a bunch of retired, washed up pundits put a forward-looking face on the same-sex marriage issue, CPAC is pretending gays don't even exist and promoting reparation therapy, don't-say-gay bills, and abstinence-only education.
They do, of course, know that they are on the wrong side of history, and they are trying to fool us into thinking they are not. But they cannot avoid the urge to abuse their power any more than a moth can avoid the draw of a flame.
Can you provide a source for your claims so we can review it and condone or argue against your statement. I only ask, because last I knew the republican house agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy during the fiscal cliff negotations but your president wanted more than what was agreed upon with the "cuts" deals.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Mar 17, 2013
Somebody is clearly not paying attention.

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