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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court Say, “I DO!”

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First and foremost, let me just state, to anyone who supports traditional marriage, or leaving it up to the states to decide, please note, you are not a bigot, you are not homophobic, and you are not intolerant. I support a person’s right to their own belief, especially on an issue like this. And it’s unfortunate that too many in our society today do not feel the same way. Equality is a two-way street, and if someone disagrees with you, that is their right to do so. It is also what makes us one of the most diverse countries in the world. I believe that as long as no one is causing physical harm to others, one should never apologize for standing up for their beliefs, traditional or other. NEVER!

The Supreme Court of the United States today ruled in favor of same-sex marriage (SSM). Now, being gay, obviously some people will feel that we automatically are in favor of same-sex marriage or have some bias on the issue…that’s not true, although it can be difficult to properly express our opinion on this issue without “offending” one side. And to make it clear, I do not speak for everyone who is gay and registered Republican. My beliefs are my own. However, I have had many other gay conservatives agree with my stance on this and other LGB issues. Today’s ruling also told us that all Americans should receive equal benefits and rights under the law. As someone who also holds libertarian leaning views, I would like most of the government out of the marriage business as possible. With that being stated, I just wish the debate on marriage equality could have been done through the judicial process, not the legislative process. I do not agree that a Court can or should redefine marriage, because this, like yesterday’s Obamacare ruling, can take the power away from the American people, and leaves these important life issues to 9 black-robed men and women. If this can happen, what about our 2nd Amendment rights? Can that be stripped away as well, with the vote from a handful of people? Moreover, I also believe that this issue of same-sex marriage is the responsibility of the people, and should have remained with States and with the voters of these States. An important issue like same-sex marriage is a conversation that should be discussed within our own communities; in our homes, our churches, our city meetings, etc.

I’m sure we can all see that today’s ruling disappointed millions of Americans who believe in traditional marriage. Some of whom had their voices silenced on this issue. And with this disappointment also shows that the Supreme Court has now, and probably forever substituted its will for that of the people and States. I’ve read multiple politicians and/or people on social media website suggesting issuing a constitutional amendment to stop same-sex marriage. Although a good idea in the eyes of some, we’re a year and a half away from the 2016 election, and I truly don’t see that happening as we move forward. I have plenty of gay and straight friends who may disagree with me on that, but as Ronald Reagan once said:

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear.”

… What is done is done, and although it may be hurtful to read for some, more people favor same-sex marriage than do not, as we’ve seen in multiple polls across America. It truly has become a generational issue, as Scott Walker of Wisconsin once stated. I see it when I’m sitting in one of my college classes, and the question of SSM is raised.  Moreover, we had more States that had legalized same-sex marriage then did not, prior to this ruling. I do not see our country going back to States rights on this issue, but one never knows.

I think we now need to focus on the important issues of Church rights and Religious Freedom in America. Anyone who has been following me in the past knows, I do not, by any means, believe a church or business owner should be forced to conduct a same-sex marriage, or provide a service that goes against their religious beliefs. As I’ve said before, using the brute force of government to make a church or business do something that goes against their religious beliefs of marriage, should never be tolerated, and I will continue advocating for these beliefs. I also hope that these beliefs will be protecting by law, just as other protected classes are here in America.

In my closing, and on a more personal side note, to see one, Hillary Clinton, who was against same-sex marriage up until recent years (Yea right!), use same-sex issues as a means to pander for votes is truly sickening. This is a woman who [accepts] donations from bigots in foreign countries who kill gays  as well as accepts charities of up to $10 MILLION in donations, from African churches which called homosexuals ‘devils.’ It’s sad that many gay-Left refuse to believe these decisions the Clinton foundation made. I will also say this, the issue of same-sex marriage has been a wedge issue for a long time, Republicans have an opportunity to seize this moment and use it to say, “Hillary, you claim to be a champion for these issues. Well, what’s done is done on SSM, and you can’t hide behind this issue any long… What else exactly do you stand for?” She simply runs on social issues as she has absolutely no accomplishments to run on.

…Seize the moment, GOP!

Mozilla CEO’s So-Called “Anti-Gay” Stance…? PLEASE!

My blood begins to boil whenever I read these ridiculous stories about something bad happening to a heterosexual man or woman, Christian or not who stand for traditional marriage. The gay-Left and their straight allies make every effort to boycott companies or have these people, who have every right to support what they want, given harsh punishment for standing by their believes. Equality to the Left, whether they’re gay or straight means you have to play by their rules.

If you haven’t heard, Brendan Eich’s reign as CEO of Mozilla, developer of the popular Firefox web browser, ended Thursday. He was done in by the news that he had donated $1,000 in 2008 to support Proposition 8, the traditional marriage measure on the California ballot that year. Mind you, as a California resident, and former Democrat who protested after Proposition 8 passed, candidate Barack Obama also ran on this “anti-gay” proposition as well. …Left-wingers reaction… *crickets* …I’ve since learned the hypocrisy of the Left, which helped in my decision to leave the party in 2009.

Fast forward to 2014, the Mozilla chief learns, if you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job.

The gay gestapo has given me even more reason to call out [their] BIGOTRY and HATRED toward anyone who disagrees with their definition of marriage, or disagrees with homosexuality in general. It’s no wonder some heterosexuals dislike gay people; one cannot  disagree on an issue without being labelled “homophobic.” Not everyone believes in SSM or homosexuality, but that’s their right to say so. Dear gay-Left and their allies, here’s a newsflash: As a gay Conservative, I’m here to tell you, you don’t get a pass on being a bigot simply because you’re gay.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/04/04/mozilla-chief-learns-if-dont-support-gay-marriage-dont-deserve-job/

 

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Why More Gay Conservatives Should Support Traditionalists Like Ben Carson

In a comment made to me yesterday, on a Facebook political thread, in response to my going after the ‘gay-Left,’ and my quoting (and praising) Dr. Ben Carson’s firm and admirable stance on traditional marriage, someone replied with, “It’s not about Left or Right, it’s about human rights.” …Be that as it may, the definition of “Marriage” has indeed always been between a man and a woman. Believe it or not, I know some gay people who do not support redefining the word, but still advocate for the [legal] aspects for all men and women, no matter their sexual orientation — as Dr. Carson clearly included in his speech at this years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event.

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As soon as I finished watching the clip of Ben Carson on youtube, I immediately googled Left-wing pages that would have certainly put a spin into Caron’s speech, making him out to be “anti-gay.” Sure enough, they didn’t disappoint. From, Slate.Com, The Huffington Post, to, of course, gay-based pages, they brought up a speech in 2013 Carson gave, where he stated,

“It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society, and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are — they don’t get to change the definition,” he said in a Fox News appearance.

Even then, the Left took that statement, and focused on the word “Bestiality.” Spinning it into words like, “Carson believes homosexuality is the same as bestiality.” “Carson attacks gay people.” And so on…!

Carson also defended these accusations in the 2014 CPAC speech, in that that was not what he meant, but the Left took his words and labelled him a “homophobe.” Even when visiting these pages who criticized Carson’s CPAC statement that, “…Gay people don’t get extra rights.” They, of course, didn’t put nearly enough emphasis on his words before that sentence, which was, “Of course gay people should have the same rights of everyone else…” The Left took these words and labelled him, once again, as “anti-gay” who thinks people want extra rights. Well, sorry to break it to the gay “community” but, he’s right. From disgusting, perverts like the group NAMBLA, the gay organization that believes they are justified in have sexual relations with underage boys, to a recent story that came to light in which a hair dresser refused service to Governor Susana Martinez (which he is justified in doing so by the way, but had the situation been reversed and the roles were opposite, lgbt jokes like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other Gay groups would have had a fit.) simply because she believes in traditional marriage, the gay-Left (and some gay Liberal Republicans I might add.) have made it a point to attack others who disagree with them or believe in something that has been around long before I, or they were around. It’s almost like these gay-Left advocates, and their heterosexual allies LOOK for reasons to be offended.

More gay Conservatives should support people like Ben Carson on his courage to stand up and staying true to his convictions. You know, those who refuse to change their longstanding beliefs  simply because the Political Correct police say they have to. You may not agree with his stance, but you should still respect it.

I know life-long [heterosexual] Conservative Republicans who have changed their stance on marriage; either because they realize the shift that is happening in our country — where younger generations are now supporting and embracing same-sex marriage, or they changed because they learned, usually by talking to gay Conservatives, that we’re not all bullies like the Dan Savages of the gay-Left.

I really can’t blame some straight people for hating gay people. The way the gay-Left requires so much attention, looking… needing acceptance from others, not to mention protesting something every time they don’t get their way makes me sick. Sadly, I used to be so naive. Now, however, on the flip side, I can say the same about the Religious Right and Left. I can see why some gay people hate the “extremists” in both parties. The people who think you “Pray the gay away.” (Sorry Michelle Bachmann, you and your husband are not scoring any points with many youth I have talked to, gay and straight due to that silly notion.) It’s a two way street, and both sides have their share of people who force their way of life on others.

In closing, even as someone who is uncertain on whether there should be same-sex “marriage”, or just calling it something else. I enjoy sitting with my fellow GOP members, whether gay or straight, and saying, “OK! You’re for traditional marriage, good for you. Now where are you on foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, abortion…” You know, the [other] issues that actually affect every American, not just one group of people.

I know that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Yes, it is. But that doesn’t mean people are “bigots” for fighting the traditional side. Nor does it mean that they hate gay people.

So, to the gay-Left and their straight allies, please, stop being victims in this uproar for extra rights. You have your gay pride parades, your Disney “gay days”, your gay magazines in the gay bars… you even have a gay-themed television channel (LOGO). There are no straight pride events. There are no “straight days” at Disneyland. And there is no straight-themed television channel. …Well, other than the NASCAR channel, but you know what I mean.