Friday, March 22, 2013

More High-profile Republicans Going Gay Agenda

Joining Ohio's Sen. Rob Portman, who last week said he supports same-sex "marriage" because his son said "I'm gay," is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saying that he doesn't believe that homosexuals should be helped if they choose to end deviant sexual behaviors -- Christie is being pressed to support legislation to outlaw such Christian counseling.
"There is no mistaking [Gov. Christie's] point of view on this when you look at his own prior statements where he makes clear that people’s sexual orientation is determined at birth."
-- Kevin Roberts, Spokesman for the Governor
UPDATE 8/26/13: Gov. Christie Signs Law Enhancing Gay Recruitment of Children

Hey, Gov. Christie, would you go here too?  'Gay Gene' Advocates Say Pedophilia is Inborn

For background, read 'Gay Kids' Can't Change, Says California Legislation and also read Most Homosexuals Who Want to Convert Report Change as well as Homosexuality NOT Fixed, Change Possible: Study and another study says Lesbianism is NOT Genetic

UPDATE 11/4/13: Top Pennsylvania Republican 'Evolves' To 'Gay Marriage'

UPDATE 4/2/13: Sen. Mark Kirk joins gay marriage parade  reports the Washington Post

-- From "Gov. Christie says he does not believe in gay conversion therapy" by Jenna Portnoy, New Jersey Star-Ledger 3/22/13

Christie’s office pointed to a July 2011 interview to show he fundamentally believes people are born gay. "Well my religion says it’s a sin," Christie told CNN’s Piers Morgan. "I’ve always believed that people are born with the predisposition to be homosexual. And so I think if someone is born that way it’s very difficult to say then that’s a sin."

The Republican governor’s announcement came one day after he said he didn’t know enough about the issue to comment — and hours after Democratic challenger Barbara Buono slammed his indecision as "disgusting" and the Democratic Governors Association, calling Christie "extremist," used it as a way to raise money.

Roberts declined to say why Christie crystallized his opinion overnight, or whether he would sign a bill pending in the Legislature that would ban the practice of trying to "convert" gays to become straight. Christie remains opposed to same-sex marriage.

The bill (S2278), which cleared a state Senate panel Monday with support only from Democrats, would ban licensed counselors from using the therapy. Supporters of the ban say the practice is damaging, while critics say it would interfere with the counselor-patient relationship and intrude on parents’ rights. Only California bans the practice, though the law is being challenged.

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From "Conservatives to Portman: Gay ‘Marriage’ Harmful to the People Involved and Society" by Michael James, 3/21/13

[Sen. Portman wrote] “British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he supports allowing gay couples to marry because he is a conservative, not in spite of it. I feel the same way. We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement that he applauded Portman for loving his son no matter what the circumstances but that he -- as a conservative aware of the social necessity for marriage between a man and a woman -- could not condone Portman’s view about “gay marriage.”

Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality . . . said, “I think it would have been a more mature, a more tough-love approach for Senator Portman not to abandon his, essentially, his whole outlook on this very important moral issue of marriage, what marriage is. I think it would have been more mature if he had maintained his love for his son, of course, but not altered his entire worldview to accommodate it.”

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For background, read More GOP Congressmen Proudly Fund Abortionists, Gay Agenda and also read GOP House Rebuffs Conservatives' Religious Liberty  as well as GOP Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters

The question for Christians to discern:
Are Republicans abandoning a God-fearing Party platform?