Skip to comments.GOP Should Remove ‘Traditional Marriage’ Plank from Party Platform, Whitman Says
Posted on 04/20/2009 5:21:53 AM PDT by kellynla
The government should have no say about marriage, and the plank in the Republican Party platform that calls for preserving marriage between a man and a woman should be scrapped, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R) told CNSNews.com.
Furthermore, the U.S. military should not differentiate between homosexuals and heterosexuals, said Whitman. The former governor spoke Friday at the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) 2009 convention and symposium in Washington, D.C.
The Log Cabin Republicans are a group that seeks to promote homosexual and lesbian concerns within the GOP. In her speech, Whitman spoke about how inclusion can help the GOP become stronger, and she called on the Republican Party to veer in a moderate direction.
Well, I am somebody who believes in the separation of church and state and that the government, frankly, ought to be out of the business of marriage entirely, Whitman told CNSNews.com after her speech.
It ought to be everybody heterosexual, homosexual. When you go down and register to get married, thats when the legal transfer of everything occurs and thats a legal recognition of a relationship and if you want to get married in a church, a temple, whatever, and you find one, great! she said.
Civil marriage, everybody, said Whitman. I am not against marriage for gay couples. I just think it would make the issue easier if it was civil marriage for everybody. And I am not against I mean, its [same-sex marriage] not going to threaten my marriage. I mean my 35th anniversary is on Monday. Its not going to threaten my marriage to have a gay couple married.
Whitman said that the entire issue of same-sex marriage ought to be removed from the Republican Party platform. That part, entitled, Preserving Tradition Marriage, partly reads:
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Until homosexuality is driven out of America, America will no longer be a client nation in God’s Plan.
Those who acquiesce and condone homosexuality are no better than those who condone murder, liars, sexual immorality, and a number of other activities which destroy marriage, family, and national freedom.
Given the alternative at the time, she did not look that bad. But once she got in...
She’s a ‘Tranny”, right?
Ignore Whitman. She hasn’t much wisdom to share.
I've been hearing that a lot lately.
The problem lies in being given nothing but that kind of alternative in the first place.
I think these people will become more and more irrelevant as people strive to survive the POR (PelosiObamaReed) depression.
Put a fork in the GOP. It’s dead.
The GOP does that to us all the time. This year, we HAVE a good alternative, Steve Lonegan, but the national establishment GOP is supporting Christie. Same old, same old.
The FEDERAL gubmint shouldn’t have anything to do with marriage. It should be a state issue. The only question for the FEDs should be how to deal with interstate problems between states that allow homo marriage and states that don’t.
What we should remove is Whitman from the party.
Film at 11. Watch the dead pachyderm bounce.
In 1962, Goldwater endorsed Jacob K. Javits, who did NOT return the favor in 1964. But Javits has a center named for him, and Goldwater later tried to emulate Javits, forgot his own policies.
I dont see how catering to 2% of the county’s population half of whom are Democrats can possbly make any difference in an election.
Unless there are a lot more fruits out there than the official count. Which is my guess.
Pennsylvania also has a couple good alternatives in Peg Lusik or Pat Toomey, but Cornyn has come out asking everyone to support the establishment's choice in one Arelene Sphincter!!!
MEGoody says Whitman ought to take a long walk off a short pier.
Lunacy. Too many Republicans in the government seem to have this misguided belief that dropping their principles to appease homosexuals will suddenly make them relevant again.
Log Cabin Republicans are certainly free to try and change the party platform, but I see no reason why the overwhelming majority of Republicans who support traditional marriage should compromise with a small minority who want to change it. If they don’t like the party platform, they will simply have to decide what is more important to them, their homosexuality or their conservatism.
BTW, Whitman’s views are probably more common in our leadership than the party rank and file. Our elected “representatives” generally play lip service to the party platform only long enough to get and stay in office.
TADSLOS: “Film at 11. Watch the dead pachyderm bounce.”
Most excellent post!
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