Wed Mar 20, 2013, 04:48 PM
marmar (63,422 posts)
Talibangelicals toss Rob Portman and his son under the crazy bus
Days after Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) publicly reversed his stance on same-sex marriage, conservative pundits and activists have singled out the politician's gay son for his sexual identity.
On March 14, Portman told Ohio reporters that his decision came after his son, Will, a junior at Yale University, came out to him in February of 2011, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Out of school on spring break, Will supported his father's change of heart via Twitter:
Will Portman @wdportman
But while some people were quick to applaud the young man as "brave," others were less congratulatory.
On the same day Portman's change of heart made national headlines, the right wing blog "Government Is Not God" warned the politician that homosexuality "may eventually kill his son from AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, or oral cancer." .....................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/will-portman-criticized-conservatives-senator-gay-marriage_n_2910103.html?ir=Politics&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 04:58 PM
riqster (6,141 posts)
1. Because nothing says "God loves you" like hateful condemnations.
Yup, that's gotta be it.
"Democracy is two wolves and a sheep, voting on what to eat for dinner; Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote." (B. Franklin)