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Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.


You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em. Well, here are the facts, Jack. If you hate the Government then you are unqualified to manage it. If you hate gay people more than you love America than you should take your own advice and get the hell out. There are several countries that are openly hostile to gay people, but they are full of brown people and you don’t like them much either from what I understand. It looks like you are screwed, but that’s not what I am here to tell you.

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We executed a policy that I think was detrimental to everyone, including them, in my opinion, because sex and sexual preference should not be an issue in the military, period.
Rick Santorum, criticizing the repeal of DADT.
There are people who were gay and lived the gay lifestyle and aren’t anymore. I don’t know if that’s the similar situation or that’s the case for anyone that’s black. It’s a behavioral issue as opposed to a color of the skin issue, and that’s the diff for serving in the military.
Rick Santorum, comparing homosexuality to being black.

reuters:

A U.S. appeals court ruled that California’s gay marriage ban violates the constitution on Tuesday in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the Supreme Court.

DEVELOPING: California gay marriage ban unconstitutional, ruling says.

counterparties:

Obama is now to the right of Goldman Sachs on same-sex marriage. 

Lloyd Blankfein is now speaking out, on behalf of the firm, for same-sex marriage, the NYT reports

As for Obama, well, it’s complicated. Quite complicated:

The White House would not comment on whether Mr. Obama was ready to endorse same-sex marriage. But one Democratic strategist close to the White House, speaking only on the condition of anonymity, said some senior advisers “are looking at the tactics of how this might be done if the president chose to do it.”

And Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat who is gay, said in an interview that a top adviser to Mr. Obama, whom he would not name, asked him this year, “What would be the effect if he came out for same-sex marriage?”

“My own view is that I look at President Obama’s record, he was probably inclined to think that same-sex marriage was legitimate, but as a candidate for president in 2008 that would have been an unwise thing to say,” Mr. Frank said. “And I don’t mean that he’s being hypocritical. I mean that if you live in a democratic society, it is a mix of what you think the voters want and what you think is doable.”

"There are a whole host of sins, an Homosexuality is one of them, and I’m a sinner.." - Rick Perry (around 0:32 in the video)

(via - Huffington Post - Rick Perry Pressed By Bisexual Teen On Opposition To Gays In The Military (VIDEO))

So is this Rick Perry’s admittance to being a Homosexual?

huffingtonpost:

As Buzzfeed has noted, she “told [the photographer] she didn’t know anything about the shirt, but that her sister gave it to her when they headed out this morning.”

Westboro Baptist Church Member Wears ‘Glee’ T-Shirt At Anti-Gay Protest (PHOTO)

A study by the California-based Williams Institutefound that wedding arrangements and tourism by same-sex couples and their wedding guests added between $12 and $13 million to the Iowa economy in 2009 and 2010.

"But you don’t need to be in the pews every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." (via Rick Perry Goes After Obama Over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell)

The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.

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President Obama is among international leaders who have condemned a bill proposed in Uganda which would make some homosexual acts a crime punishable by death. The Ugandan parliament has recently re-opened the debate on the bill, which had been abandoned after an international outcry.

In the memo, Obama said: “I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world, whether it is passing laws that criminalise LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women and children for their perceived sexual orientation.”

Obama’s proposal was condemned by Texas governor and Republican presidential contender Rick Perry, who said President Obama was “at war with people of faith in this country”. Perry claimed promoting gay rights around the world was “not in America’s interests”.

Perry said in a statement: “This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop.

the extreme right wing is going to persecute homosexuals on a whole new level if they have power after the 2012 Election. Homosexuals and supporters of marriage equality will be intimidated, interrogated, and stripped of their right to speak freely. The religious right wing has been allowed to push their un-American and unconstitutional agenda for far too long. Americans must push back. If we continue to do nothing, we could all be persecuted by this fanatical group.

Michele Bachmann has long been opposed to the LGBT community. Her husband runs a ‘pray away the gay’ clinic. Bachmann once again has no idea what she is talking about. Legalizing same-sex marriage wouldn’t grant gay couples a “special privilege.” It would grant them the same special privilege that straight couples have enjoyed for centuries. (via Michele Bachmann Says A Gay Man Can Get Married, But Only To A Woman (VIDEO) | Addicting Info)