Gay Marriage and Liberal Reaction to Dissent

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Recently as I read on a CNN story, David Alexrod was on NPR doing some sort of question and answer game. It had to do with the name of the Obama family's new dog. He made a joke that got good audience response that one of the names in consideration was "Miss California".

This poses an interesting observation. Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked to give her views on Gay Marriage during the Miss America Pagent. Her answer is as follows: "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.” This was met by one of the judges, Perez Hilton with overt hostility and cost her the win (according to the organizers of the event). She has since been pilloried for this view.

In 2007, President Obama had this to say about Gay Marriage: "“I’m a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue … my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” Substantially the same statement.

So why is President Obama given a pass in the liberal community for stating the same thing? I feel that he is given a pass because most people in the affected communities view his statement as a lie, or more favorably, politically expedient and it is not what he truly feels. What do you think?

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Submitted by mysteryman on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 6:13pm.

Sorry i could not help myself, but then again lifes a joke might as well have a good laugh... Remember you should call a Doctor if you experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours....BLESS...

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Submitted by The Wedge on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 8:28am.

and a waste of time. No better than the tagger that got caught in the preserve. bless back at ya I guess

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Submitted by The Wedge on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 5:33pm.

I would still like to know your opinions on the original blog. why does Obama get a pass from the pro gay marriage folk?

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Submitted by Main Stream on Mon, 05/18/2009 - 5:57pm.

...I lost my train of thought when I saw Cal's new ad on the left side of the blog...the ad with the two dudes ad for Cal? Did you get some new advertisers?? Laughing out loud

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Submitted by muddle on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 2:57pm.

I thought it was an ad for wrestling, which makes perfect sense, as I always thought wrestling was gay when I was in high school.

The website is titled "meet gay couples." But if you meet a gay couple, doesn't that make three of you?

The plot thickens....

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Submitted by Main Stream on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 3:26pm.

But what wrestling hold would that be called, where the two dudes are *wrestling* standing up? Shocked

Seriously though, I like the juxtapositioning of the gay and churchy ads on the web page, like jevank mentioned.

Cal must be turning "progressive"! Love that.

Submitted by jevank on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 3:16pm.

Even more intriguing is the gay ad on the "left side" and the church ad on the "right side" of the blogs.

Submitted by Arf on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 6:07pm.

I was surprised also at the ad at the top of the page entitled "Want To Shock Girls" advertising a penis enlargement pill.

Thought this was a family newspaper, not The Enquirer. I personally think we could do without this kind of stuff...but, maybe it pays the bills?

Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 9:00am.

Just look away..I wouldn't have noticed it until you spoke up about it. Smiling

I'm sure Cal appreciates you.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 10:36am.

...but it warms my heart to see that Cal is open-minded enough to add a gay, pay-per-click ad to his website. It just shows that our editor is open-minded and smart!

Submitted by Dondol on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 10:57am.

Hell, it just means Cal will do anything for a Dollar!

Obama's weapon of Choice!

Submitted by Cobra on Mon, 05/18/2009 - 9:15pm.

Man, that's just gross.

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Submitted by The Wedge on Mon, 05/18/2009 - 7:25pm.

Two dudes hugging loses your train of thought? Not very enlightened of you, I guess. The Asian Girls for love and Marriage ad is the one that weirds me out Eye-wink

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Submitted by Cyclist on Mon, 05/18/2009 - 7:47pm.

the link to "nasty". Or perhaps, fat guys gone wild. Shocked
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