Sen. Rob Portman Comes Out for Gay “Marriage”

Rob Portman is often mentioned as a potential VP candidate. Some had him as the favorite to be Romney’s pick. He is sometimes mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate. Well I guess he doesn’t want to be either. He has come out in support of gay “marriage.” Gay “marriage” has been gaining acceptance in our increasingly degenerate and Godless culture, but this will still cost him a Republican VP or Presidential nomination.

At the time, my position on marriage for same-sex couples was rooted in my faith tradition that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. Knowing that my son is gay prompted me to consider the issue from another perspective: that of a dad who wants all three of his kids to lead happy, meaningful lives with the people they love, a blessing Jane and I have shared for 26 years.

I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister. Ultimately, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God.

Please spare me the amateur theologizing. This is so easily dismantled it’s sad he would write such drivel. The Bible clearly and explicitly condemns homosexual behavior. This is not debatable. Those who argue otherwise are either fools or sophists. Obviously, it is understood that “married” gay couples will not be celibate. Therefore gay “marriage” is what our Catholic friends would call “an occasion to sin,” beyond the fact that it is a semantic impossibility. (Gay “marriage” is like dry water or a sober drunk. The meaning of the one precludes the other. Hence my use of quotes around marriage.) So supporting gay “marriage” is supporting an occasion to sin. If we grant that some people are born with a disposition towards homosexuality, something I don’t deny, then Biblically they have two options. Attempt to make a go of it as a heterosexual within the confines of a traditional marriage or remain celibate. If you don’t like this don’t get mad at me. Take it up with God. I didn’t make the rules. He did. The idea that we can paper over the fact that God condemns sin by simply invoking God’s love is sophistry, and Portman knows it. Can we likewise paper over thievery? False witness? Adultery?

“a dad who wants all three of his kids to lead happy, meaningful lives with the people they love”

I assume by ” happy” and “meaningful” he means married with the implied sexual activity that comes with that. So this Christian father is clearly hoping his son continues to engage in sin. A proper Christian father ought to be hoping and praying that his son turns from his wicked ways and repents lest he imperil his immortal soul. What kind of fool Christian father wants his son to continue in sin?

If you support gay “marriage” because you have swallowed the liberal premise of equality as the highest good, then too bad but so be it. But please spare me the armchair theologizing that attempts to give Christian cover to an apology for sin.

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9 thoughts on “Sen. Rob Portman Comes Out for Gay “Marriage”

  1. Matt Weber

    I think it has nothing to do with equality. His son coming out has raised the spectre of a life of anonymous sex in public bathrooms. He would much rather his son settle down to a nice bourgeois existence.

    Granted, I’m sure he has no strong convictions on marriage, but this desire to bourgeoisify gays is probably at the heart of all this rather than some strong egalitarianism.

  2. Sharu409

    Whether his son is faithful to his homosexual parter or not has nothing to do with how wrong this is. An insane drive for “equality” leads to gay “marriage”. Next we will see the normalization of pedophilia and bestiality, all in the name of “equality”.

    What do you mean, that guy can’t marry a horse? What are you, a nazi/racist/homophobe, etc.

  3. Chris Hewlett

    The desire for homosexual “marriage” is deconstructed in my mind by asking the question: “Why do homosexuals want to marry?” Why do they care? If it is deviant sexual activity they want to engage in – who’s stopping them? And sex, of course, is all homosexuality is about – by definition there is no other purpose to it (vice procreation). So, in my mind it just indicates that all they want is the money. They want benefits. It is so plain and simple – and so depressing.

  4. HarrisonBergeron2

    Chris Hewlett,

    “Why do homosexuals want to marry?” indeed.

    It’s the same reason the NAACP insisted the Confederate battle flag memorial to South Carolina’s war dead come down: It was an exercise in power, a victory lap, a spit in the face.

    So once again, the “progressive” forces are showing conservatives who’s in charge now. They understand what Lenin meant by “Who? Whom?”

  5. Savrola

    Fag marriage is not relevent issue.

    What is relevent is that the GOP is largely composed of closeted fags, so this revelation is hardly surprising.

  6. Savrola

    Actually Matt has an excellent point, in that the Democrats want to turn everyone into welfare-recipients, socially as well as economically, while the Republicans want to make everyone middle-class.

    They’re both egalitarian levelers, you see, they just disagree on what level to reduce the population.

  7. Crazyotto

    Matt and Chris good posts and really more libertarian than judgmental. I say who cares? Because in the end they will prove that absolutely nothing was gained by all this preoccupation with gay sex. It is but a diversion perpetrated by the left and the old guard republicans. it keeps us talking about a issue that doesn’t mean anything in comparison to the real problems facing this country. We turn away from a government that wants to shred the constitution and strip us of our God given liberties and start arguing about the silly issue of gay marriage. We need as Conservatives and Libertarians to put social issues aside and win the arguments for liberty and the Constitution. if not we will be stuck with another 1-2 terms of some horrendous presidential candidate like Clinton, Cuomo or Even worse Elizabeth Warren

  8. Savrola

    Fag marriage is irelevent, as I’ve stated previously.

    That being said, you young fags and weaklings who want to jettison social issues and talk about ‘liberty and the constitution” are both wrong and useless, not to mention out of touch.

  9. Chris Hewlett

    Crazyotto, you missed my point. I am judgmental. My question was way do the homos care, not why do we care? We should care a lot. The issue is marriage, not rights.

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