Skip to comments.Republican senator reverses his opposition to gay marriage after his 21-year-old son comes out
Posted on 03/15/2013 5:04:58 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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Portman was blackmailed?
Nope. He was my congressman from this overwhelmingly conservative Ohio 2nd district.
What is that smell of sulfur? It is the Saran wrap as it is the devil!
how much money is involved?
Going by his claim that his son is gay, I don’t believe he needs to cut him off. He can still love his son and be in life, but he doesn’t have to agree with his lifestyle or support redefining marriage. If it was my child (I have no children), I’d still love my child and be there for him/her, I just wouldn’t support his/her lifestyle because it goes against my faith (Catholic).
I voted for Portman thinking he supported traditional marriage, so this is disappointing to me.
The article quotes Portman:
'The overriding message of love and compassion that I take from the Bible, and certainly the Golden Rule, and the fact that I believe we are all created by our maker, that has all influenced me in terms of my change on this issue.'He announced this as a biblical and a political conviction. The article states further that this took place TWO YEARS AGO, at which time he secretly discussed the issue with other elite Republicans - while withholding it from the public/voters.
He added that he believed opening marriage up to homosexual couples 'strengthens the institution' and he realized his son's sexuality 'wasn't a choice'.
It was during that 2-years of concealment that he and the elite Republicans sought to sneak him in as the GOP Presidential candidate!
Portmann is dead to me. He is nothing but a 5th columnist within the GOP.
if the son is recalcetrant, he should be treated as if he has just died and shunned from the family.
Portman would have had to “man up” for that.
This is 100% digusting for portman to capitulate to emotional blackmail at the least. Or he knew he was going to capitulate all along at the worst.
There is no logical reason for portman to stay. He should resign.
Sounds like he "evolved" on the issue. Actually, sounds more like he saw polling data in Ohio that said homo "marriage" is all the rage.
Excellent point! If you don’t mind, I am going to steal that line.
I agree that this is the absolutely worst reason to change position on gay marriage. Don’t other people have children who are gay? Is he saying that unless it impacts him, that it doesn’t matter? He has revealed himself to be very shallow on one of the most important issues of the day.
However, I always am amazed at the comments on these types of threads that call the kid a pervert who should be cut off and disowned. The kid told his father that he was gay. He didn’t have gay sex in front of him. He wasn’t making out in public in a Gay Pride Parade. He’s gay and we have not evidence that he’s some gay activist or anything other than an otherwise normal person. Let him alone to live his life. Don’t immediately assume he’s going to be prancing around in a speedo screaming “We’re Here, We’re Queer.”
Bullshit! Queers have the same opportunity everyone else have. They have the same rights everyone else has.
Another rotten-ass turncoat in the Republican Party. Inexcusable! First of all, I wouldn’t want to admit to the world that my son was a homosexual. Second, I wouldn’t want to admit that I soul-searched the Bible and was unable to find the very explicit condemnation of homosexual behavior.
This man is disgusting to jump ship and approve of degenerate behavior just because his son is a sicko. Has his son been counseled to get help? Of course not . . . because homosexuality has so much to offer . . . an average lifespan of 39-41 years of age.
Our lousy governor now embraces Obambicare, and now this corrupt politician is endorsing the whole homosexual disgusting life-style.
Once again, Ohio loses.
the next we will hear from Portman is that his son is pregnant and He now supports earthworms and flowers. keep in mind earthworms and flowers are hermaphrodites - the ability to be either male or female in regards to sexual activity.
the problem in America is that America is so focused on S-E-X that the Americans have become to lose all reasonable ability to think.
God wrote the Bible regarding what is appropriate.
America will fall just like Rome. The soldiers were more concerned about keeping their “johnsons” occupied than caring about their weapons (spear, and shield). here now, the government wants to take away guns, yet supports homosexuals as the status quo.
However, this ‘episode’ simply confirms GOP couldn't be trusted, talks about reform, re-brand GOP image will not work. Don't know how many realize that.
ALL sodomites need professional help. The people of this former Republic prefer to enable their perversions, and turn the country into hell.
He called CNN to come to his office to tell them that...WHY??? Is HE gay and being Blackmailed?? He always seemed a TAD too effeminiate.
MSNBC just said that the Romney campaign woman who was in charge of the VP pick KNEW about the capitulation.
She is saying it did not play a part.
Is the old and crusty guard in on a USSC secret?
remember Sotomayor, is widely rumored, prewrites opnions and preconcludes cases before arguments.
Is Portman comming out to block any federal constitutional amendment? probably.
they played a clip, he cam accross as lying through his teeth. He sould have booted his son out of the house. Christian does not mean must accept “played for a fool.”
logic and reason dictate homosexual conduct is a choice and is not acceptable.
Well said, Pinkbell.
My oldest daughter is a lesbian and it hasn’t changed my mind about about gay marriage.
When she married her partner in Washington DC last March my husband and I were not there.
She knows I believe her baptism does not cover what she is doing.
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