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Bill O'Reilly: Gay marriage foes can only 'thump the Bible.....

Posted by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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(CNN) —Bill O’Reilly, the conservative Fox News host, believes same-sex marriage advocates have a more convincing argument than opponents, who do nothing but rehash scripture to make their point.

“The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said Tuesday on Fox. “That’s where the compelling argument is. ‘We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.’ That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The argument on the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”

O’Reilly has previously stated he takes a libertarian view on the issue, and repeated Tuesday night that it’s a decision that should be left up to the states. “I support civil unions. I always have. The gay marriage thing, I don’t feel that strongly about it one way or another.”

Both sides of the debate clashed this week in Washington as the Supreme Court hears challenges to two cases dealing with the issue.

O’Reilly has been less critical of so-called Bible thumpers in the past. In a May 2009 column on his website, he again argued the matter should be decided by states but also said he understands that “most Americans believe heterosexual marriage deserves a special place in our society.”

“Our Judeo-Christian traditions, which have made the United States the most prosperous and just society the world has ever known, speak to a family built around a responsible mother and a father-certainly the optimum when it comes to raising children,” he wrote.

But, he argued, people who feel strongly about traditional marriage “have allowed themselves to be intimidated” and have refused to stand up for what they believe in.

“When was the last time you saw a Catholic cardinal or archbishop speak against gay marriage on television? I know–I’ve invited some of them. They all turned me down,” he wrote.

His comments Tuesday weren’t the first time he’s taken on his own party. Last week,O’Reilly sharply criticized Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann for making “trivial attacks” and unsubstantiated claims of President Barack Obama’s so-called perks in the White House.

http://kwgn.com/2013/03/27/bill-oreilly-gay-marriage-foes-can-only-thump-the-bible/
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Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I agree that this should be a State decision.  I support gay marriage the same way I support single people's rights.  There is no argument that makes sense to deny gay and lesbian couples to marry.  If federally there needs to be a legal definition of marriage it should be defined as two people, IMO.  And I am polyarmorous (please don't confuse me of living as a polygamist), but I do not think legally threesomes, foursomes, etc. should be allowed to have a marriage lawfully recognized.  

kcangel63
by Amanda on Apr. 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM
I feel that the government has no place in marriage. I personally feel that if two, three, four, or more men and/or women want to marry, and all involved are consenting, they should be able to.

As mentioned by Analeigh2012, if it is up to anyone, it should be up to each individual state to determine what is allowed.

In my opinion, any relationship between consenting adults should be decriminalized.
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Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 3:48 PM

 I do believe Bill O'Reilly is starting to see the light!

A-MEN!

gludwig2000
by Gina on Apr. 2, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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 I really don't understand why it is up to the government, federal or state, to allow two consenting adults to marry.

MrsBridges19
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

If gays are allowed to marry, the country will blow up.

Quoting gludwig2000:

 I really don't understand why it is up to the government, federal or state, to allow two consenting adults to marry.



Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

 No. We'll all get sucked into a huge sinkhole.

Quoting MrsBridges19:

If gays are allowed to marry, the country will blow up.

Quoting gludwig2000:

 I really don't understand why it is up to the government, federal or state, to allow two consenting adults to marry.


 

capmonkey93
by New Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM

not against gay marriage, but i have a feeling that the next argument will be over if a chruch refuses to hold a ceremony for a gay couple. 

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM


Quoting capmonkey93:

not against gay marriage, but i have a feeling that the next argument will be over if a chruch refuses to hold a ceremony for a gay couple. 

No, that can't happen.  Churches are protected by First Amendment and do not have to marry anyone they don't want to.  In fact, they don't marry all heterosexual couples either.  Their church, their religion, their rules.

MrsBridges19
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

And then blow up.  No survivors. 

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 No. We'll all get sucked into a huge sinkhole.

Quoting MrsBridges19:

If gays are allowed to marry, the country will blow up.

Quoting gludwig2000:

 I really don't understand why it is up to the government, federal or state, to allow two consenting adults to marry.


 



gludwig2000
by Gina on Apr. 2, 2013 at 9:07 PM
It will end civilization as we know it, and the next thing you know, women will be allowed to drive and vote! The horror!!
Quoting MrsBridges19:

If gays are allowed to marry, the country will blow up.

Quoting gludwig2000:

 I really don't understand why it is up to the government, federal or state, to allow two consenting adults to marry.


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