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Romney Promises To Propose Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

by David Badash on January 30, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,Marriage,News,Politics

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Mitt Romney last week told Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition that he would “propose and promote” a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the U.S., and attacked President Obama by jumping on the false Republican “war on religion” train.

“There’s been an assault on marriage,” Romney said in the Faith and Freedom teleconference. “I think he [Obama] is very aggressively trying to pave the path to same-sex marriage. I would unlike this president defend the Defense of Marriage Act. I would also propose and promote once again an amendment to the constitution to define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.”

Karen Ocamb at LGBT|POV writes an in-depth and worthwhile report on Romney, noting:

With the Jan. 24 release of Mitt Romney’s 2010 tax returns and a summation from 2011, the nation got a glimpse of how committed he is to his Mormon faith – tithing the expected 10% of his income to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. In 2010, that contribution was $1.5 million or about 7% percent of his adjusted gross income. In 2011, Romney tithed $2.6 million, or 12.4 percent of his income, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

This is significant, considering the role the Mormon Church played in passing Prop 8 in California in 2008. After a public backlash, the Mormon Church fell quiet but, according to Mormon-watcher Fred Karger, they were just as involved in stripping rights for same sex couples the following year in Maine. But the Mormon Church was only one part of the troika: the other two significant players were Christian evangelicals and the Catholic-backed National Organization for Marriage. The Republican Establishment candidate Romney has signed NOM’s antigay marriage pledge and the group has called him a “marriage champion.”

Ocamb also reveals a staggering $500,000 donation to NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, by AMWAY, and points to audio, that NOM pirated from the folks at Right Wing Watch, who add:

Romney used the conference call to pick up the same rhetoric used by unsuccessful candidates like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann and dish out red meat to Religious Right voters.

One last note. Who is Ralph Reed? Glad you asked.

Below is the full clip from Right Wing Watch, not the pirated one from NOM. For the above quote, forward to 1:50.

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macdonaldbank1 January 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 against gays depict; rules for temple rituals or “P” … Priestly Rules & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public but to priests. Leviticus exists in the old testament & torah & were written long after Moses; 600BC. Being left-handed or being gay is just as natural. Bibles and the torah which includes leviticus 18:22 should be immediately banned for promoting hatred against minorities; namely the gay community and the crosses removed from all schools and churches.

"It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people? Such a wicked fantasy." To see the religious lunatics manipulate government and our lives is shameful.

There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the cross related bogus elements of christianity. Man goes back 6,000,000 years; 5,996,000 years before the Greeks, Romans and the Jews and 5,998,000 years pre-dating the myth of christianity which is a mere 2012 year old cult.

In the year 325 AD; Emperor Constantine — who to some was the first pope; went on to fabricate & market Christianity with the creative historian Eusebius; a fiction which turned out to be one of the most hateful & evil concoctions ever perpetrated on the world.

Einstein stated in a letter recently auctioned that the bible was a collection of primitive legends. He said believing in God was childish and he as a Jew is no different than another person and not chosen by God. Many theologians state quite correctly that the birth; crucifixion; resurrection and other elements of christianity actually didn’t even happen!

It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it is between two guys or girls all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

How would you like it … if hate speech was directed to your brother or sister as you sat in the pew; spewed by some better than thou religious lunatic with a hateful black book about Leviticus — under his arm?

The pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies only to priests; refuse to remove this stigma maliciously persecuting gays – and many kids bullied into suicide …!

macdonaldbank1 January 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Mormons are nothing more than lustful religious lunatics & bigots; who harvested women … attempting to scrutinize themselves; into eternity – without success!
Is this the type of person; you would allow — to run the USA?

AmericanFellows January 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

agreed, people like us need to spread this information every occasion we get – parties, friends, family, superbowl parties, etc. get the word out about bigoted mormons!

macdonaldbank1 January 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Religion is nothing more than BogusHocusPocus!
Christianity is a two thousand and twelve year old cult! Constantine’s insult!
Leviticus 18:22’s hatred applies to Priestly Rules!
Never meant to apply to schools!
It does nothing but manipulate us!
It’s only good for the brainless …
To believe in such an occult …!
Hatefulness is the final result …!

Religion is BogusHocusPocus …
Just a big manipulative business!
The pope and preachers are heartless … such fiction like Judas … is total madness!
It ends up noxious …the preachers of such drivel are ruthless!
To abuse gays is shameless! Religion is based on ignorant rudeness!
Religion is baseless
Religion is monstrous!
Such fiction like Moses is larcenous …
Claimless & baseless!

macdonaldbank1 January 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Obama should be praised for standing up for human rights … by supporting the gay community! To see the religious lunatics try to manipulate government and our lives — is shameful.
Someone left the door of the asylum ajar — the religious lunatics are loose & they are all in the Republican Party!
The Republican Party have become the party of hate and bigotry against gays — when human rights should be their mantra. Being black; left-handed or being gay is just as natural! The Republican Party is being manipulated by extreme religious wackos — who are destroying the integrity and compassion of the United States. Kids are being bullied and committing suicide while the adults are basing their hateful beliefs on a fictional character! Insanity has overcome the United States!

AmericanFellows January 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

mormons hate blacks and gays today and have throughout their history. google mormons and blacks, mormons and gay people, you will learn a lot. spread this message. romney is the quintessential mormon, deducting his heavy contributions to his church for "charitable" deductions on his tax forms and thus i believe him when he says he will make life harder than ever for american gays

Millard February 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I see the anti-religious are out in full force. Nothing new here….just the same tired, lame rhetoric we keep hearing from the lunatic left.

tat0010 April 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Gay marriage is an abomination and is anti life.

bgryphon April 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Now you aren't even pretending to engage in dialogue- just preach your perverted world view.

And btw what happened to your promise to leave ("Don't worry I am done with your site.You are added to my spam folder") ?

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