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  • elk_1l elk_1l Mar 27, 2013 11:11 AM Flag

    OT: Bill O'Reilly: Gay Marriage Foes Can Only 'Thump The Bible' In Their Arguments

    03/27/2013

    Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that the opponents of same-sex marriage have been unable to do anything but "thump the Bible" in their arguments.
    Speaking to Megyn Kelly about the Supreme Court's hearing on Proposition 8, O'Reilly--who has previously compared gay marriage to #$%$--appeared to have "evolved" on the subject. He said he didn't "feel that strongly" about gay marriage "one way or another" and thought the decision should be left to individual states. "I want all Americans to be happy," he said, adding, "I live in New York. New York is fine with it."
    Kelly said pro-marriage equality forces had made very compelling arguments that opponents had been hard-pressed to tackle.
    "I agree with you 100 percent. The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals," O'Reilly said. "That is where the compelling argument is. We're Americans, we just want to be treated like everybody else. That's a compelling argument, and to deny that you've got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn't been able to do anything but thump the Bible." This, he added, was not a basis on which to enact public policy.

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    • They probably tried that argument that the narrow minded often try "Marriage between a man and a woman is the foundation of society". LOL. Over half of hetero marriages end in divorce, so if that were the "foundation" they are speaking of, I sure as hell wouldn't want a house built on that "foundation". Unfortunately, whenever there is a push to legalize gay marriage, there is often a push back that can be violent. Don't be surprised if we hear of more gay bashing episodes during this time. Those guys who need to keep proving they are MANLY MEN (because they have deep seated interest in #$%$ ) will be driving around in their 14 year old pickup trucks with bats looking to pummel some poor guy just walking down the street alone.

    • It's amazing what losing election after election will do for the right wing conspiracy machine. 10 years ago THEY used homosexuality as an issue to divide Americans. Now FAUX News is trying to get everyone to sit around the campfire and sing Kumbaya. Hey, whatever works I guess, right? This new found attitude will help to further isolate those loony right wing Tea Bags as the minority they are and will help get the Republican party back to the sane place it once was when it was a force to be reckoned with. O'Reilly ain't exactly one who should be making comments on social issues and morality, although I guess he's done paying off that woman he sexually harassed, Andrea Mackris who worked for him. Maybe O'Reilly is feeling the heat from the newly sharpened ax that's been getting a workout at FAUX since the election. If he wants to keep his multi-million dollar a year salary intact, he'll say whatever they want him to say-what else is new.

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      • Are you kidding? He's basically right, but many people in this country follow the Bible. This became loud right after the discovery of HIV (30+years). They also used Roe vs. Wade to divide. O'Reilly et al has to get with the program or acknowledge the needs. The Velvet Mafia took years to convince them (thru movies) to be at least, be sympathetic and less threatening to heteros and foes more loony. No one is singing Kumbaya-they're thinking-what's this gonna cost? Mostly this is about pol power-no gays in politics to vote their agendas (and women's agendas) Lesbians are women. And me-I'm happy when they (or actually anyone) don't tongue in public. Later gator!

    • Seems like the only time Republicans believe in evolution is when public opinion turns against them. The pace of "evolution" has increased quite a bit since the election and the realization that the numbers are not going to get better for them in the future. Saw an interesting tweet from an arch conservative trying to turn this into a libertarian argument by saying that the government has no right legislating behavior between consenting adults. So much for their old "principles".

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