House Speaker Boehner Would Hate His Gay Children If He Had Any

There are 7 comments on the Mar 18, 2013, lezgetreal.com story titled House Speaker Boehner Would Hate His Gay Children If He Had Any . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

House Speaker John Boehner addressed the recent conversion on marriage equality by Sen. Rob Portman by stating that he would never change his position- ever

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Mar 18, 2013
For a Republican to be against equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americnas is hypocritical (a hypocrital politician ?! oh my ! who knew ?! who could've guessed ?!) and is in direct oposition to Republicans' stated priniples of limited government, maximum personal LIBERTY, and the states' rights found in the U.S. Constitution.

Marriage laws are the purview of teh states, and NOT the federal government AS PER THE BILL OF RIGHTS' TENTH AMENDMENT.
david traversa

Argentina

#2 Mar 18, 2013
Why anybody should care about the opinion of such people is beyond me ..

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#3 Mar 18, 2013
I bet he'd change his tune if the sanctity of marriage were denied to those who use Walgreens instant tanning lotion.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#4 Mar 18, 2013
Seriously, Lezgetreal ... you take from that interview that Boehner would HATE his gay children if he had any?! C'mon, that's not what he said.

I am NO friend of John Boehner's and I am in a same-sex marriage myself, but I DO support accurate journalism, and you do yourself no favors by twisting the truth like that. A person can still love his own children while taking a principled stand (rightly or wrongly) against something they wish to do.

Let's not become just like the opportunistic politicians with their 'gotcha!' politics and their hysterical screaming at each other across the isle. A modicum of balance in our reporting of the facts is called for.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Mar 18, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
Seriously, Lezgetreal ... you take from that interview that Boehner would HATE his gay children if he had any?! C'mon, that's not what he said.
I am NO friend of John Boehner's and I am in a same-sex marriage myself, but I DO support accurate journalism, and you do yourself no favors by twisting the truth like that. A person can still love his own children while taking a principled stand (rightly or wrongly) against something they wish to do.
Let's not become just like the opportunistic politicians with their 'gotcha!' politics and their hysterical screaming at each other across the isle. A modicum of balance in our reporting of the facts is called for.
"Balance" and "FACTS" in reporting by liberals ?! ROFL !

FOX NEWS is Fair. And Balanced.(As I always am.)

Sei

Since: Nov 08

Rutland, VT

#6 Mar 18, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
Seriously, Lezgetreal ... you take from that interview that Boehner would HATE his gay children if he had any?! C'mon, that's not what he said.
I am NO friend of John Boehner's and I am in a same-sex marriage myself, but I DO support accurate journalism, and you do yourself no favors by twisting the truth like that. A person can still love his own children while taking a principled stand (rightly or wrongly) against something they wish to do.
Let's not become just like the opportunistic politicians with their 'gotcha!' politics and their hysterical screaming at each other across the isle. A modicum of balance in our reporting of the facts is called for.
Did you read my article?

Do you know who he is in bed with when it comes to LGBT rights?

Given who he has allied himself with among the hate groups, it is a fair assessment.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#7 Mar 25, 2013
Sei wrote:
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Did you read my article?
Do you know who he is in bed with when it comes to LGBT rights?
Given who he has allied himself with among the hate groups, it is a fair assessment.
Of course I read your article, why else would I take the time to give you my feedback on it?

You are not open to correction ... fine, whatever. But that doesn't mean I wil stop offering constructive critcism on any text. Yes, I know 'who he is in bed with when it comes to gay rights.' But that does not mean I'm in favor of misquoting him. If all bets are off once someone is in bed with the wrong crowd, then why don't we just go all the way and accuse him of murdering his fictitious kids since he 'hates' them so much? Is there no limit to what one would say?

My comments were not intended to defend or exonerate John Boehner, nor to belittle you. On the contrary, I would like to see his type exposed -- as you have indeed done on many occasions in the past, for which I thank you. Whether he actually said he would 'hate his gay children' or not I do not know since I'm not the reporter and I rely on your research, but if you were going to make such an outrageous statement you needed to support it in the article with a direct quote, which you did not do. We need to remind ourselves to remain responsible and honest in our reporting, otherwise we risk being viewed as no different from the hysterical religionist right-wingers.

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