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Bush breaks with GOP on same-sex unions

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by JGrubbs, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs New Member

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    Washington, DC, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- President Bush broke with the Republican Party platform in supporting states' rights to permit same-sex civil unions.

    "I don't think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that's what a state chooses to do so. ...

    "I view the definition of marriage different from legal arrangements that enable people to have rights. And I strongly believe that marriage ought to be defined as between a union between a man and a woman.

    "Now, having said that, states ought to be able to have the right to pass laws that enable people to be able to have rights like others," Bush told ABC's Charlie Gibson in an interview broadcast Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

    "So the Republican platform on that point, as far as you're concerned, is wrong?" Gibson asked the president, to which Bush replied: "Right."

    Source: The Washington Times
     
  2. Monergist

    Monergist New Member

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    Sad. And disturbing.
     
  3. Pennsylvania Jim

    Pennsylvania Jim New Member

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    Sure. But he goes for the liberal votes, and takes Christians for suckers, figuring they'll vote for him anyway. He's probably right, unfortunately.

    And we wonder why America is going down the tubes.
     
  4. LorrieGrace

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    SIGH!!!!!!!!
     
  5. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

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    Cynical, but effective. The religious right will line up and vote as they are told.
     
  6. Elnora

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    I'm shocked! :eek:

    NOT! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Where are the Bush supporters? I guess they are deluding themselves that this doesn't matter.
     
  8. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Oh, what a surprise!
     
  9. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Aren't you glad you didn't vote for him?
     
  10. Pennsylvania Jim

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  11. Pennsylvania Jim

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    ...As the Bush supporters continue to harangue Kerry for being a liberal...
     
  12. The Galatian

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    Wouldn't you like to have a tape of Karl Rove's face when he saw that one?

    "No, no, you idiot! AFTER the election! AFTER the election!"
     
  13. leesw

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    This is really being blown out of proportion. Bush has always supported a legal union of homosexuals but opposed "marriage" for them. They'd have to have some kind of legal "union" for insurance purposes, tax, home ownership, etc. There is no way around it. In fact, someone can be in a legal/civil union with someone and not be a homosexual. Two roomates can have them. Calm down. Bush is still the man. He opposes homosexual adoption and marriage--those are the issues concerning the homosexual agenda. He hasn't changed his stance.

    Lee
     
  14. Pennsylvania Jim

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  15. Pennsylvania Jim

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    As Lee points out, though, Bush has little to worry about from the Christian community, so it's a smart political move to pull some votes from the homosexual crowd.
     
  16. JGrubbs

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    Exactly - with the "lesser of two evils" philosophy he could endorse homosexual marriage and still get the vote.
     
  18. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Sure. It'll probably happen in the next presidential election cycle. Christians have given the GOP little incentive to hold their values. The liberals are at least smart enough to demand action in return for their vote. That's why they are winning, and why our government is driving our nation down the tubes.
     
  19. Johnv

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    So what's the problem? He's saying that marriage should be defined at the federal level, but that states have the right to decide the issue of private civil unions.

    I guess we're all for "states rights", unless it's during a presidential campaign????
     
  20. The Galatian

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    That's not what the GOP was selling to the evangelicals about Bush, was it?
     
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