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

sam allen Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 6:36 PM
Ok, here is my argument, not built on thumping the Bible, but rather on why we have laws and what is good for society. By the way, people have been making these arguments for years (See the book "The Meaning of Marriage" from 2006), but no one even on the right wants to listen to well reasoned arguments that might limit anyone's sexual freedom. Soundbytes rule the day, and frankly the libertarians often get much more play on conservative networks than someone making an argument for reasonable laws related to any form of Judeo-Christian morality.

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):