Friday, October 24, 2014
Rick Santrorum believes young people are increasingly supporting gay rights because the “statists” in the gay community have silenced the church's message.
Santorum joined other Christian conservatives outraged that Houston attorneys defending the city's gay-inclusive anti-discrimination law would subpoena the sermons of pastors in connection with a failed attempt to put the law on the ballot in November.
“I really believe in this subject matter at hand with the gay community that a Judeo-Christian worldview cannot survive with a worldview that is as rabidly secular as this movement is,” Santorum, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC).
“One is going to battle the other and I can tell you that the statists, these secular statists, do not want the competition that comes from the church and so they are going to do everything they can to marginalize them, to force them out of the public square to be quiet.”
As a result, young people, Santorum claimed, have not heard from the church.
“The arguments are being won among young people. We are losing in this particular area among young people not because we’re out there and competing, it’s because they have effectively silenced the church on a lot of those issues and young people don’t even know what the opposing view is on these issues,” Santorum said.
I think it more likely, young people have heard *your* message loud and clear and aren't buying it.
Your inability to see this, is a constant reminder of how out of touch with reality people like you really are.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Gohmert made the comments a day after the third anniversary of the end of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that barred openly gay and lesbian personnel from serving, saying he still believes allowing them to serve ‘is not a good idea.’
Gohmert conceded that warriors in same-sex relationships had been successful on the battlefield in Ancient Greece but said America no longer fought those sorts of wars.
‘I've had people say, “Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks,”’ Gohmert told host Kerby Anderson. ‘Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it's a different kind of fighting, it's a different kind of war and if you're sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you're not going to last very long. It's guerrilla fighting.
‘You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that's what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did ... as people have said, “Louie, you have got to understand, you don't even know your history.” Oh yes I do. I know exactly.’ Gohmert did not explain why same-sex attracted soldiers would need more massages than their heterosexual colleagues.
Gohmert’s comments were uncovered by RightWingWatch.org – a project of the group People for the American Way.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ross Douthat, a right-wing columnist for the popular newspaper, spoke at the ADF’s “The Price of Citizenship: Losing Religious Freedom in America” event last week.
The ADF argues that same-sex marriage is meaningless because gay couples cannot reproduce without a third person, and has offered free lawsuits to anyone dismissed from their job because of “their support of marriage”.
The group claims to uphold ‘Christian values’ but opposes even the most basic gay rights, including partnership protections, adoption, employment protections and hate crime laws. It also opposed the Boy Scouts allowing gay members.
Mr Douthat – who has previously spoken out against laws protecting gay people from discrimination – was to be honored at the event, but claims he was unaware of the nature of the event.
He told MediaMatters: “I was not aware in advance that this event was a fundraiser and had I known, I would not have agreed to participate.
“I was invited by an events organizing group, not by ADF directly.
“I understood this to be a public conversation about religious liberty. This is my fault for not doing my due diligence, and I will be declining the honorarium.”
Richard Rosendall of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance said: “Douthat’s helping ADF raise money is disturbing.
“I am not inclined to jump all over the Times for it, as they feature a range of columnists and a columnist needs some room to say and do the wrong thing, and then be duly criticized for it.
“But ADF does not merely engage in polite disagreement. It is relentless in its attacks on equal protection of gay people and families.
“If this is the company that Douthat is happy keeping, it says unfortunate things about him.”
A more serious question would be, why bother apologizing?
Ross has made his stance well known, he's anti gay rights, anti-gay marriage, why try distancing your connection with this group when you agree with everything they do?
No matter what, Ross is a douche bag, hetero-supremacist and nothing he has done will changed that.