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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:28 PM

Paul Ryan Promises Focus on the Family that He Will Fight Gay Equality

Source: Right Wing Watch

During an interview with Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, Paul Ryan reassured the anti-gay group that a Romney-Ryan administration will fiercely oppose gay rights. Focus on the Family and its founder James Dobson have a long history of promoting anti-gay policies and ex-gay therapy, and earned a shout-out from Romney earlier this week while campaigning in Colorado, where it is headquartered.

Ryan: Itís the foundation for society and for family for thousands of years. First of all, Mitt Romney and I ó Iíll just say it, itís worth repeating ó we believe marriage is between one man and one woman, thatís number one. Number two, you know where I come from we had one of those amendments in Wisconsin, I was a big supporter of it and we passed it like you say, where itís put on the ballot it passes. The second point is, President Obama gave up defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, I mean, not only is this decision to abandon this law the wrong decision, it passed in a bipartisan manner, it is very troubling because it undermines not only traditional marriage but it contradicts our system of government. Itís not the presidentís job to pick and choose which laws he likes. A Romney administration will protect traditional marriage and the rule of law and we will provide the Defense of Marriage Act the proper defense in the courts that it deserves.


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Reply Paul Ryan Promises Focus on the Family that He Will Fight Gay Equality (Original post)
Newsjock Oct 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #1
kardonb Oct 2012 #32
benld74 Oct 2012 #2
beac Oct 2012 #3
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #4
Skittles Oct 2012 #22
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #5
earthside Oct 2012 #6
freshwest Oct 2012 #11
central scrutinizer Oct 2012 #19
SoapBox Oct 2012 #7
Panasonic Oct 2012 #8
OldHippieChick Oct 2012 #27
Panasonic Oct 2012 #35
catbyte Oct 2012 #9
tarheelsunc Oct 2012 #30
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2012 #10
William769 Oct 2012 #12
bunnies Oct 2012 #13
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #14
julian09 Oct 2012 #20
freshwest Oct 2012 #15
skypilot Oct 2012 #16
onehandle Oct 2012 #17
randome Oct 2012 #18
texshelters Oct 2012 #21
Fearless Oct 2012 #23
Bertha Venation Oct 2012 #24
bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #25
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #26
tarheelsunc Oct 2012 #28
Cha Oct 2012 #29
SheilaT Oct 2012 #31
Hubert Flottz Oct 2012 #33
L0oniX Oct 2012 #34
fightthegoodfightnow Oct 2012 #36
elbloggoZY27 Oct 2012 #37

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. They do nothing to hide their extremism. It's bizarre.

Why are they even continuing their campaign?

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:03 PM

32. larest

 

homosexuality has been around forever , and the world is still going around , the sun still shines , heterosexual marriages still exist and are not threatened , so whats their beef ? Mine is : their narrow mindedness , intolerance , mean spiritedness , and general superiority complex .

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:33 PM

2. Shill!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:34 PM

3. More disgusting bigotry from Romney-Ryan.



Amusing that the teammate of the man that has vowed to repeal the ACA on day one says "Itís not the presidentís job to pick and choose which laws he likes."

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:35 PM

4. I have never understood why the repukes say marriage equality . . .

'undermines traditional marriage'. Why does anyone give a flying fuck who someone else chooses to love and marry? How in the world can this be construed as harmful to hetero marriage?

Is this what they mean by smaller government?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

22. think about it, fleur-de-lisa

they cannot say they are against gay marriage because they detest gays so they have to come up with a less rabid-sounding "reason". What better reason than it is a threat to the "real", "legitimate" marriages of, you know, people like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:38 PM

5. Why do they hate us so much?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:38 PM

6. One man and ONE woman?

That is not what is in the family tradition of the Rmoney family.

After all, it was his grandfather that even felt compelled to leave the United States for Mexico so that the Rmoney men could practice polygamy.

It is also interesting to note the "one man and one woman" is NOT a biblical tradition, either. Abraham had two wives, right? And Solomon had multiple wives and hundreds of mistresses. So where is this "foundation" for marriage that goes back "thousands of years"????

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Response to earthside (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:55 PM

11. Nailed it.

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Response to earthside (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:26 PM

19. and "traditional" marriages were arranged by the families

love was only an unintended consequence if it happened at all.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:40 PM

7. This FREAK just continues to blossom with HATE!

Gawd...just keep on talking Freak Show.

You want to Coupon Care the elderly...cut off others...make the rich, even filthy RICHER, attacked women from all sides (guess you are in that special "Rape Apologist Akin" club!), and now the ultimate DOG WHISTLE, you are gonna attack the LGBT community.

Sheesh, can you HATE anyone else? You've just about included everyone except stinking rich, white guys.

FUCK you Mr. Coupon Care!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:45 PM

8. I dream of the state of Colorado taxing the hell out of FotF out of the state into Wyoming where the

 

FotF assholes can rot there.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:44 PM

27. That's Mean to Wyoming

How 'bout Utah, where they really belong?

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Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

35. Well, Wyoming is red as hell.

 

Actually now that I think about it, FotF in Utah is not a bad idea. They can go battle with the Mor(m)ons there.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:49 PM

9. Awesome. So when are we women going to be dowried for 3 sheckels and a goat?

I'm sure that's also in the Bible. These bigots have got to get over themselves. Arrgh!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:49 PM

30. The Bible also says that if a virgin is raped, her and the rapist are to be married.

Of course, most of the Bible in fact contradicts modern society and specifically the modern conservative ideology, but cognitive dissonance is what allows that party to continue.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:50 PM

10. You can run, but you can't hide, you miserable SOB.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:56 PM

12. I promise to focus on the family (all families) also

And I will fight his right wing hate! We have a deal Paul?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:01 PM

13. What an asshole. I cant stand *those people*. nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:01 PM

14. "A Romney administration will protect traditional marriage"...

I never get that line - what the hell is there to protect it against? You want to protect "traditional" marriage? Figure out how to het the 50% divorce rate down.

Same sex marriage/unions have no effect one way or the other on hetero marriage.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:30 PM

20. Traditional marriage is not being threatened by same sex marriage

 

same sex couples are not trying to stop traditional marriage, but the opposite is true of some in traditional marriages.
Who one commits their life to, only concerns those who are making the committment. Traditional marriage is only threatened by the participants in divorce, what ever happened to the "death do us part" vow.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:07 PM

15. WTF? Is this truly America's biggest issue? Are there no problems that our nation needs to address?

I CANNOT in a million years, see how this impacts MY life or the lives of straight people, period. This can only appeal to the those with too much leisure time on their hands and boredom in their lives to be concerned about it.

Because it's a NON-ISSUE. It's about paper and certain privileges given to someone NOT about taking ANYTHING away from those not affected. It will NOT change the lives of straight people, because they're not going to suddenly turn gay from equality, anymore than changing color.

It just makes our nation true to its principles of equality. What's wrong with that?

Like the women's health issues. Where the hell do these people come to believe it's necessary to get so involved in OTHER people's lives?

It's not like they are going to lose any money or have to take responsibility, so where do they get off on this?

Some may call it the result of religion, but I don't. I call it a boat load of people who have nothing better to do than indulge their egos by screwing around with other people for cheap thrills.

JMHO.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:09 PM

16. I imagine that...

...right about now those Log Cabin douchebags are tying their brains in knots trying to figure out a way to put a positive (and bizarre) spin on this. Good luck, guys.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:11 PM

17. How Klanny of him. nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:20 PM

18. The right wing has already lost this fight. And they keep fighting!

Incredible. All they can gain from this is to further marginalize themselves.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

21. I'm sick of homophobes

using gay marriage to distract us from issues such as jobs.

Only freaks care who marries whom.

PTxS

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:06 PM

23. This is the 21st century. Your time is over.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:13 PM

24. "Itís not the presidentís job to pick and choose which laws he likes."

Said the Christian God to his followers?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:26 PM

25. And the connection between

his broken budget and Brokeback Mountain is exactly what?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:43 PM

26. You mean that shrinking outfit that laid off half its staff?

Paul Ryan knows how to pick a winner.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:44 PM

28. Defending marriage?

How do they keep getting away with calling this "defense of marriage?" They're not defending anyone, all they are doing is BLOCKING marriage for a significant portion of the population. If you're that offended with seeing men kissing each other or women kissing each other, move to Iran! I thought Republicans were all for "freedom," but I guess that is just short for "freedom to force everyone in America to be like I am: an old,homophobic, angry, and bigoted male."

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:48 PM

29. Paul Ryan is a lying hypocritical monster..

of course, he's a bigot.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:51 PM

31. When my now-grown sons were in their teens,

I used to tell them when it came to picking a life partner, race didn't matter, ethnicity didn't matter, gender didn't matter, religion didn't matter so long as the two of you were compatible that way. The main thing, I always said, was that you treat each other with dignity and respect. Oh, and keep it within the species.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:13 PM

33. I wonder if Jimmy Dobson is taking showers with Paul

now that Dobson son has gotten older?

James Dobson and showering with boys

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/06/24/541003/-James-Dobson-and-showering-with-boys

I wonder if "BIG" Jim calls Paul his little "Rubber Duckie?"

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:40 PM

34. Hopefully they are going to realize the epic failure of their attitude and platform when they loose.

They need to be spanked for this ...hard.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

36. Stand Up America and Fight

The GOP wants only their faith, their notion of family and their freedom protected.

They would have the government choose which religious marriages to recognize.
They would decide how to define your family for you.
They define freedom by what they think is acceptable.

1984 lives in 2012.

Shame on Ryan.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:30 PM

37. Pretty Ugly Stuff

 

Paul Ryan is not fit to be Vice President or even to hold office here in the United States. How can this man take the oath of office and raise is right hand to the United States Constitution.

Seems to me that traditional marriage has big time failed since men and women divorce, assault and kill each other and even abuse their children. Now we in the United States believe you have the right to believe in what you want but you cannot tell other citizens what to believe in.

So as the Vice President you just cannot discriminate and on top of that be intolerant to how others think.

So as far as I am concerned I cannot vote for any citizen who believes in your views and thinks he can be Vice President or then again maybe VP of Iran.

No I sure am not a Navy Vietnam Veteran that can vote for a GOP candidate.

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