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Video: Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham Yell at Each Other Over Gay Marriage

AmyDB Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:30 PM
Yes actually there is child. but it's not so much against _gay_ marriage as it is against the government recognizing _ANY_ marriage. Marriage was, for a very long time, a sacrament of the Christian church. Separation of church & state you know.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 12:40 AM
Not an option, because marriage is a contract, or at the very least, a function of property.

*Rational* discussions of public policy are about *actual* alternatives and government's job is to enforce and adjudicate contracts (among 2 or 3 others).

Horse. Barn door. Sounds of hooves galloping in the distance...

Sort of.  This heated discussion wasn't really about the issue of gay marriage, per se, but rather how O'Reilly characterized gay marriage opponents' appeals to religion.  Last week, the Fox News host drew controversy for saying that traditional marriage advocates need to do more than "thump the Bible" when building a public case against same-sex marriage.  After some conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh, objected to what they perceived to be a disdainful tone from O'Reilly, the long-time anchor invited Laura Ingraham onto his show to talk about it.  Things got interesting right out of the gate (via Mediaite):