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  • Be Brave

    Good political move.

    The GOP knows how to sell out like the best of the Libs.

    Don’t want to anger Lot’s neighbors.

  • Doc Anthony

    Well said, BB. Concise and correct.

    Saying one thing but doing another, is apparently NOT the exclusive province of Barack Obama.

  • Jon

    BB and DA-

    We know you are sold too. You’ll vote for them, anyway, showing that you really don’t put your money where your mouth is in the end. Just like how evangelicals still voted for Romney, even though he considers Satan Jesus’ brother. In November, as before, you’ll show us again that republican voters don’t really care about their Bible anymore.

  • Jack

    This is bizarre….I put up a post that disappeared.

    Let’s try again:

    Of the 28 stories on today’s RNS site, 11 are on gay marriage or related topics.

    Even given the impending SCOTUS ruling, this is overkill, indicative of a provincial, West-focused orientation.

    Reporters need to visit other countries and cultures, specifically outside the West, and then report on concerns there, which are often quite different from our own.

  • Jack

    When most people read the question, they’re interpreting it as asking what one would do if a close friend or family member were involved. Most Americans, conservatives as well as liberals, have a strong loyalty to those closest to them and thus would feel a normal emotional pull toward attending.

    That is not the same thing as asking whether a bakery owner should be forced to bake a cake with a pro-gay-wedding inscription or symbol. There, conservatives would push back because coercion is involved.

  • Doc Anthony

    Actually, Jon, I voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, specifically because Barack Obama had made it crystal clear, publicly, that he and his little henchman Eric Holder were going to kill DOMA and openly preach to the Supremes to legalize gay marriage in America.

    In 2018, Obama claimed on national TV that he actually supported traditional marriage, — “a sacred union of a man and woman” “God’s in the mix”, — talking all pious and churchy

    (But all that TV piety turned out to be Mr. Fake Obama’s BIG LIE, cynically snagging gullible Christian voters, as Obama top advisor David Axelrod has admitted.)

    So it seriously doesn’t matter to me who **says** they oppose gay marriage. That means pure NOTHING. Gotta show me some **actions** that match the words.

    Other than Mike Huckabee, the GOPs have shown zero so far. Zippo.

    Hillary Clinton, with her huge advantages in money and media, is going to smash up the Republican Party anyway in 2016. So be it.

  • James Carr

    After thought on this testy issue of attending a loved one’s gay wedding, I, personally would decline…..even if it was one of my children. Why? Because it is an affront to God, and my absence would serve God better than posing as a good father to my son or daughter. I would welcome both into my home and my life, but would never recognize their coupling as marriage….and if they reject that, so be it. Understanding and respect is a two way street.

  • Doc Anthony

    Typo correction — “2008”, not “2018.”

  • Diogenes

    I agree that RNS stories are disproportionally weighted towards gay issues. There are indeed far more compelling religious stories to be told of all kinds. But, gay issues and stories focused toward Christianity in America seem to generate the most resonance with Americans, who are the primary posters on this site. As a theologically conservative Christian I plead guilty, but I watch, read and meditate on other religious issues as well; it’s a small world after all.
    Thank you Jack, for your thoughtful remarks. And James, I agree, I could not attend my own child’s gay wedding if such were the case, but as with you I’m sure, it would not be out of a lack of love.

  • Diogenes

    I would add, sadly, that unless the Supreme Court reaffirms traditional marriage, then yes, the boat has sailed for marriage in America. I shudder to think of the implications for the future. But then, the death of marriage is only one of a host of ungodly problems we now face. Including divorce rates among putative ‘evangelicals.’

  • Larry

    ” I shudder to think of the implications for the future.”

    The same thing as before. Except opportunistic Bible thumping politicians have to come up with a new subject to direct mock outrage towards. They are always good at coming up with this stuff. Anything to keep people voting for economic conservatives who rob their working and middle class constituencies blind.