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Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem With' Gay Marriage

There are 336 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from May 24, 2012, titled Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem With' Gay Marriage. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

"I have no problem with it," he said on CNN, "and it was the Congress that imposed Don't Ask, Don't Tell, though it was certainly my position and my recommendation to get us out of an even worse outcome that could have occurred, as you'll recall."

"But as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones, and they are as stable a family as my family is, and they raise children. And so I don’t see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married," he said.

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Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#1 May 24, 2012
wow, a black guy who ameriKKKa loves and wnats no political gain by respecting his fellow gay u.s. citizens.

astonishing!

but the rest of ameriKKKa, pathetic.
Norris

Netherlands

#2 May 24, 2012
STFu you filthy homosexual piece of crap!

“Lying for the Lord”

Since: May 12

Heartland USA

#3 May 24, 2012
A former intern to Mitt Romney publicly stated that as a candidate for governor in 2002, the Massachusetts Republican did authorize and disseminate flyers championing equal rights for gay citizens.

http://dailydish.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c45...
Hans

Vienna, Austria

#4 May 24, 2012
Frank Stanton wrote:
wow, a black guy who ameriKKKa loves and wnats no political gain by respecting his fellow gay u.s. citizens.
astonishing!
but the rest of ameriKKKa, pathetic.
Any time, any place Stanton. When are you going to grow a pair and face me?
punxyphil

United States

#5 May 24, 2012
government wont be happy until ,everybody is either divorced, on welfare,broke, gay,in jail, in forclosure,making minimum wage,adopts somebody elses kids, has an abortion,pays 27% SALES TAX,gets shot in the hood,cant do the math or read ,looses their ira,401 on wall street. and equality is a minority political group,where reality is new law for an old problem .EVERYBODY ELSE CAN EAT S--- AND DIE.....means tested of course..
uve

Indio, CA

#6 May 24, 2012
The Lying Mormon wrote:
A former intern to Mitt Romney publicly stated that as a candidate for governor in 2002, the Massachusetts Republican did authorize and disseminate flyers championing equal rights for gay citizens.
http://dailydish.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c45...
Romney has already back peddled on that too.
Disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#7 May 24, 2012
Norris wrote:
STFu you filthy homosexual piece of crap!
awe poor you...... boo hooooo......what a sad/pathetic person you must be..... Boo hooooo

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 May 24, 2012
There goes Powell's chance of ever getting the GOP nomination......

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#9 May 24, 2012
Norris wrote:
STFu you filthy homosexual piece of crap!
So reports one from the country where it is OK for women to sit in windows like pieces of meat so strangers can come in and f*ck them. Nice Christian attitude!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#10 May 24, 2012
Hans wrote:
<quoted text>
Any time, any place Stanton. When are you going to grow a pair and face me?
Ah, Herr Hitler, Gutten Morgen, Wie ghet's? Got that Concentration Camp all "fired up" yet"

Arbeit macht FREI!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 May 24, 2012
Hans wrote:
<quoted text>
Any time, any place Stanton. When are you going to grow a pair and face me?
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Mitts Gold Plated Tablets

Philadelphia, PA

#12 May 24, 2012
Colin Powell certainly did not cast his remarks on the purported effects of openly gay troops on unit cohesion as "wanting to avoid an even worse outcome."

I think Clinton can make that argument.

No, Powell was defaming gays and lesbians...as you'll recall.
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#13 May 24, 2012
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets wrote:
Colin Powell certainly did not cast his remarks on the purported effects of openly gay troops on unit cohesion as "wanting to avoid an even worse outcome."
I think Clinton can make that argument.
No, Powell was defaming gays and lesbians...as you'll recall.
Indeed. He threatened to resign and embarrass Pres. Clinton over gays in the military.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#14 May 24, 2012
I find it really telling that Republicans who feel they have something to lose (like upcoming elections) behave the worst towards minorities like LGBT citizens. And when they're past the point of running for office, like with Cheney and now Powell, they suddenly discover their basic decency and say the opposite of what they used to push.
Brenda Lee Johnson

Burbank, CA

#15 May 24, 2012
10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed
By TFP Student Action
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1. It Is Not Marriage

Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses.

The promoters of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.

Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing.

2. It Violates Natural Law

Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.

Natural law’s most elementary precept is that “good is to be done and pursued, and evil is to be avoided.” By his natural reason, man can perceive what is morally good or bad for him. Thus, he can know the end or purpose of each of his acts and how it is morally wrong to transform the means that help him accomplish an act into the act’s purpose.

Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality.

Being rooted in human nature, natural law is universal and immutable. It applies to the entire human race, equally. It commands and forbids consistently, everywhere and always. Saint Paul taught in the Epistle to the Romans that the natural law is inscribed on the heart of every man.(Rom. 2:14-15)

3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother

It is in the child’s best interests that he be raised under the influence of his natural father and mother. This rule is confirmed by the evident difficulties faced by the many children who are orphans or are raised by a single parent, a relative, or a foster parent.

The unfortunate situation of these children will be the norm for all children of a same-sex “marriage.” A child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model.

Same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests.

4. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle

In the name of the “family,” same-sex “marriage” serves to validate not only such unions but the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender variants.

Civil laws are structuring principles of man's life in society. As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They externally shape the life of society, but also profoundly modify everyone’s perception and evaluation of forms of behavior.

Legal recognition of same-sex “marriage” would necessarily obscure certain basic moral values, devalue traditional marriage, and weaken public morality.

5. It Turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right

Homosexual activists argue that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue similar to the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
Brenda Lee Johnson

Burbank, CA

#16 May 24, 2012
This is false.

First of all, sexual behavior and race are essentially different realities. A man and a woman wanting to marry may be different in their characteristics: one may be black, the other white; one rich, the other poor; or one tall, the other short. None of these differences are insurmountable obstacles to marriage. The two individuals are still man and woman, and thus the requirements of nature are respected.

Same-sex “marriage” opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature, erudition or fame, will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility.

Secondly, inherited and unchangeable racial traits cannot be compared with non-genetic and changeable behavior. There is simply no analogy between the interracial marriage of a man and a woman and the “marriage” between two individuals of the same sex.

6. It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union

Traditional marriage is usually so fecund that those who would frustrate its end must do violence to nature to prevent the birth of children by using contraception. It naturally tends to create families.

On the contrary, same-sex “marriage” is intrinsically sterile. If the “spouses” want a child, they must circumvent nature by costly and artificial means or employ surrogates. The natural tendency of such a union is not to create families.
Therefore, we cannot call a same-sex union marriage and give it the benefits of true marriage.

7. It Defeats the State’s Purpose of Benefiting Marriage

One of the main reasons why the State bestows numerous benefits on marriage is that by its very nature and design, marriage provides the normal conditions for a stable, affectionate, and moral atmosphere that is beneficial to the upbringing of children—all fruit of the mutual affection of the parents. This aids in perpetuating the nation and strengthening society, an evident interest of the State.

Homosexual “marriage” does not provide such conditions. Its primary purpose, objectively speaking, is the personal gratification of two individuals whose union is sterile by nature. It is not entitled, therefore, to the protection the State extends to true marriage.

8. It Imposes Its Acceptance on All Society

By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval.

In the private sphere, objecting parents will see their children exposed more than ever to this new “morality,” businesses offering wedding services will be forced to provide them for same-sex unions, and rental property owners will have to agree to accept same-sex couples as tenants.

In every situation where marriage affects society, the State will expect Christians and all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on the natural order and Christian morality.
they r jokes

Elkview, WV

#17 May 24, 2012
Brenda Lee Johnson wrote:
10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed
By TFP Student Action
Share
1. It Is Not Marriage
Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses.
The promoters of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.
Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing.
2. It Violates Natural Law
Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.
Natural law’s most elementary precept is that “good is to be done and pursued, and evil is to be avoided.” By his natural reason, man can perceive what is morally good or bad for him. Thus, he can know the end or purpose of each of his acts and how it is morally wrong to transform the means that help him accomplish an act into the act’s purpose.
Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality.
Being rooted in human nature, natural law is universal and immutable. It applies to the entire human race, equally. It commands and forbids consistently, everywhere and always. Saint Paul taught in the Epistle to the Romans that the natural law is inscribed on the heart of every man.(Rom. 2:14-15)
3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother
It is in the child’s best interests that he be raised under the influence of his natural father and mother. This rule is confirmed by the evident difficulties faced by the many children who are orphans or are raised by a single parent, a relative, or a foster parent.
The unfortunate situation of these children will be the norm for all children of a same-sex “marriage.” A child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model.
Same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests.
4. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle
In the name of the “family,” same-sex “marriage” serves to validate not only such unions but the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender variants.
Civil laws are structuring principles of man's life in society. As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They externally shape the life of society, but also profoundly modify everyone’s perception and evaluation of forms of behavior.
Legal recognition of same-sex “marriage” would necessarily obscure certain basic moral values, devalue traditional marriage, and weaken public morality.
5. It Turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right
Homosexual activists argue that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue similar to the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
You mean like when women should be seen and not heard, but think they have equal rights? That is your religion not mine.
Sam Jose

San Mateo, CA

#18 May 24, 2012
Brenda Lee Johnson wrote:
This is false.
First of all, sexual behavior and race are essentially different realities. A man and a woman wanting to marry may be different in their characteristics: one may be black, the other white; one rich, the other poor; or one tall, the other short. None of these differences are insurmountable obstacles to marriage. The two individuals are still man and woman, and thus the requirements of nature are respected.
Same-sex “marriage” opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature, erudition or fame, will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility.
Secondly, inherited and unchangeable racial traits cannot be compared with non-genetic and changeable behavior. There is simply no analogy between the interracial marriage of a man and a woman and the “marriage” between two individuals of the same sex.
6. It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union
Traditional marriage is usually so fecund that those who would frustrate its end must do violence to nature to prevent the birth of children by using contraception. It naturally tends to create families.
On the contrary, same-sex “marriage” is intrinsically sterile. If the “spouses” want a child, they must circumvent nature by costly and artificial means or employ surrogates. The natural tendency of such a union is not to create families.
Therefore, we cannot call a same-sex union marriage and give it the benefits of true marriage.
7. It Defeats the State’s Purpose of Benefiting Marriage
One of the main reasons why the State bestows numerous benefits on marriage is that by its very nature and design, marriage provides the normal conditions for a stable, affectionate, and moral atmosphere that is beneficial to the upbringing of children—all fruit of the mutual affection of the parents. This aids in perpetuating the nation and strengthening society, an evident interest of the State.
Homosexual “marriage” does not provide such conditions. Its primary purpose, objectively speaking, is the personal gratification of two individuals whose union is sterile by nature. It is not entitled, therefore, to the protection the State extends to true marriage.
8. It Imposes Its Acceptance on All Society
By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval.
In the private sphere, objecting parents will see their children exposed more than ever to this new “morality,” businesses offering wedding services will be forced to provide them for same-sex unions, and rental property owners will have to agree to accept same-sex couples as tenants.
In every situation where marriage affects society, the State will expect Christians and all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on the natural order and Christian morality.
Mind your own marriage and shove your bigoted christian superstitious b/s up your a$$, bigot.
Crakca Obama the Con Man

Wasilla, AK

#19 May 24, 2012
Powell has a few commercials that are government sponcered. He always sounds insercere and rehersed.

He is a played payed stooge in my opinion.
Crakca Obama the Con Man

Wasilla, AK

#20 May 24, 2012
Gay - Serial Sex and Fun

No marriage intended

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