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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:31 PM
"Traditional marriage is a great institution. And it’s never been in greater danger." This is such dishonest hackery. HOW is "traditional marriage" in danger? Is this clown really trying to argue that if gays are given marriage licenses, then heterosexuals will quit marrying? By what contortion of logic will this occur? No doubt the same throwbacks were claiming this very scenario when miscegenation laws were overturned.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 3:22 PM
The threat to traditional marriage is not non-traditional marriage, but government undermining it as was done by the "War on Poverty". Who marries whom is not something I feel qualified to determine.
ericynot Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:55 PM
nawlins,

As Groucho Marx once famously said "Marriage is a great institution, and who wants to live in an institution?" :)
David3036 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:59 PM
I thought it was Mae West who said that.
James2517 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:45 PM
I never understand that connection some try to make either nor do I understand how those who are anti-marriage equality call themselves pro-marriage.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:55 PM
They always have to employ a great deal of dishonesty to claim that they're "defending" marriage, as if it needed to be defended from gays who want to participate. The desire to participate in marriage is portrayed as an "attack" on marriage, and they give all sorts of examples of people being "forced" to accept gay marriage.

In almost every case, those examples are based on anti-discriminaton laws rather than gay-marriage laws.

My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise.

But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...