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Family Research Council Founder had ‘black cloud’ over same-sex marriage decision

Dobson says ‘We lost the entire culture war’ with same-sex marriage

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Family Research Council Founder James Dobson has given his reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is constitutional in June.

Dobson, who also founded Family Research Council, spoke candidly in an interview with Christian evangelical televangelist Andrew Womack on “The Gospel Truth”  as reported by People For the American Way’s “Right Wing Watch.”

Dobson stated that he felt like he was in a “black cloud” when the announcement was made.

“It hit me like a ton of bricks,” Dobson says. “What had hit me is that that decision is not really about gay marriage. it’s about everything else.”

Dobson vaguely described how he thought same-sex marriage would lead to negative effects on all aspects of life.

“We lost the entire culture war with that one decision,” Dobson says. “It’s going to touch every dimension.”

As Womack nodded along in agreement Dobson continued on about his fear about same-sex marriage.

“It’s about control of the public schools and it’s what happens in universities,” Dobson says.” It’s about the economy and it’s about business and it’s about the military and it’s about medicine. It’s about everything.”

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  1. Chris Middleton

    December 2, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Glad to see he acknowledged they lost. Can we get him to start encouraging his side to quit shooting up women’s clinics now?

  2. ChuckGG

    December 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Has he finally come to the realization that few agree with B.S. his group spews? The world has moved on and he and his minions were left behind.

  3. Bob Rogus

    December 2, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    You lose.

    • Steve Karper

      December 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      well the phobes sure lost.recent additions to marrriage = Sloveinia, part of the old yugoslavia mess
      portugal may be the only nation witth M= that didnt allow gays to adopt. thats going away

      pope francis is having a fit – the most catholic country in the world -cath Ireland – voted 62% to change the constitution so gays can marry under civil law. Enabling legislation followed and justt a week or 2 ago, the first couple, 2 men married

      CUs in cypress – step in the right direction

  4. lymis

    December 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Those of us in favor of LGBT equality and marriage equality have been saying that it’s about every aspect of our lives, not just our personal or private relationships, for a half century.

    Yes, being treated as equal citizens DOES impact every aspect of our lives. This should not be news to Dobson. If that’s only just now sinking in, better late then never, but it simply proves he’s never listened to the people his actions were affecting.

    Instead of wasting his life attacking others, he could have been spending it working so that everyone treated their neighbors the way they want to be treated. But that appears to be a new idea to him as well.

  5. Larry W. Jones

    December 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I never dreamed I would agree with James Dobson on anything.

    • Steve Karper

      December 5, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      the print shows the poor “boy” to be whining. Maybe he ought to wine over half of the 8000-9000 kids who commit suicide annually are
      3000 known gay 500- no other obvious reason, 500 or so – whose mindset is that if tthey cant succeed with girls, there is nothing to do except “become gay” a common fear according to a psych who helped a str8 friend of mine, but note how theis fcking poison re gay seeps into society

      • Larry W. Jones

        December 6, 2015 at 3:50 am

        Larry W. Jones
        The right time to do the right thing is always NOW; you don’t know that you will have a “later.” – lwj 2013 “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine, 1975

        Subject: Re: Comment on Family Research Council Founder had ‘ black cloud’ over same-sex marriage decision

  6. Steve Karper

    December 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    welcome to america,where if you look on the splcenter.org website there are innumerable hate groups shown on a map, the great majority in the bible belt south

    Btw tony perkins of the FRC hate group, he ran for the louisiana senate and lost, even though the winnerr was woody Jenkins a known crimial
    the founder of FRC george rekers, a baptist and a preacher and a gay fixer, couldnt even fix himself. He got found out and FRC dumped him

    Peter spriggs who claims he was an actor in xtian plays , he’s an actor allright – well known in the NYC actin community as butt for sale

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Anti-LGBTQ Daily Wire host says 2 men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt babies

” […] because babies need mothers. They also need fathers, which is why two women shouldn’t be allowed either.”

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NASHVILLE – Anti-LGBTQ Daily Wire podcast and YouTuber Matt Walsh joined the growing chorus of far-right and conservative voices outraged that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg went on paternity leave from his job in August after he and his husband Chasten had adopted two children.

On his show Monday Walsh not only criticized Buttigieg, but he attacked same-sex couples adopting children altogether.

It’s absurd for any public employee, paid on taxpayer dime, to be given that much time off. Now, you can make an argument for women on maternity leave but not for men. Paternity leave is a nice luxury for private companies that can afford it. The U.S. government is not a private company – it’s a public institution, deeply in debt, failing in just about every way and everywhere. So this is not a time and not the place for those kinds of luxuries. But that’s the somewhat safer point to make, right? You are in a much more hazardous place, you are in more hazardous waters when you go away from that and, instead, you start saying mildly critical things about paternity leave in general as a concept.”

I also didn’t say that there’s nothing at all for a man to do for his family after a child is born. I said that as far as caring for the newborn himself, most of that is going to be done by the mother. She, in most cases, will be feeding the child. The child also needs and wants his mother’s presence, his mother’s touch, her voice. The father should be interacting with the baby also, obviously, but the infant is far more focused on his mother at that age. And needs his mother more. There is no mother in the Buttigieg household, but that doesn’t change the point here.”

Babies need their mothers, which is why two men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt babies in the first place. And the outrage mob can now start a secondary campaign over that comment. But I’ll say it again. Two men should not be allowed to adopt babies because babies need mothers. They also need fathers, which is why two women shouldn’t be allowed either.

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Pete Buttigieg calls out Tucker Carlson over attack

Fox News host mocked transportation secretary over paternity leave

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Appearing remotely on MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace’s politics program Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called out Fox News host Tucker Carlson for the attack on his parental leave.

“This attack is coming from a guy who has yet to explain his apparent approval for the assassination of Harvey Milk, ” Buttigieg said.

During his Thursday evening program Carlson said, “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child—paternity leave, they call it—trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that went. But now he’s back in office as the transportation secretary and he’s deeply amused, he says, to see that dozens of container ships can’t get into this country.”

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Biden recognizes National Coming Out Day as time to honor LGBTQ people

White House statement denounces ‘bullying and harassment’

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President Biden recognized Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day in a statement on Monday calling the occasion a time to celebrate the “courage of LGBTQ+ people who live their lives with pride, create community with open arms and hearts, and showcase the strength of being your authentic self.”

Biden ticked off in the statement the achievements on LGBTQ policy, including signing an executive order on his first day in his office ordering federal agencies to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year against anti-LGBTQ discrimination to the furthest extent possible.

“Despite the extraordinary progress our nation has made, our work to ensure the full promise of equality is not yet done. Anti-LGBTQ+ bills still proliferate in state legislatures,” Biden said. “Bullying and harassment — particularly of young transgender Americans and LGBTQ+ people of color — still abounds, diminishing our national character. We must continue to stand together against these acts of hate, and stand up to protect the rights, opportunities, physical safety, and mental health of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.”

Read Biden’s full statement below:

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on National Coming Out Day

Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day and the courage of LGBTQ+ people who live their lives with pride, create community with open arms and hearts, and showcase the strength of being your authentic self. Today and every day, I want every member of the LGBTQ+ community to know that you are loved and accepted just the way you are – regardless of whether or not you’ve come out.

My Administration is committed to ensuring that LGBTQ+ people can live openly, proudly, and freely in every corner of our nation. I am proud to lead an Administration with LGBTQ+ officials serving openly at the highest levels of government — and prouder that together we have made historic progress advancing protections and equal opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community. From acting on Day One to prevent and combat discrimination, to enabling all qualified Americans – including transgender Americans – to serve their country in uniform, to defending the human rights of LGBTQ+ people around the world, my Administration has been clear that we will continue to champion the dignity, equality, and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Despite the extraordinary progress our nation has made, our work to ensure the full promise of equality is not yet done. Anti-LGBTQ+ bills still proliferate in state legislatures. Bullying and harassment — particularly of young transgender Americans and LGBTQ+ people of color — still abounds, diminishing our national character. We must continue to stand together against these acts of hate, and stand up to protect the rights, opportunities, physical safety, and mental health of LGBTQ+ people everywhere. From defeating discriminatory bills to passing the Equality Act, we have more work to do to ensure that every American can live free of fear, harassment, and discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.

To LGBTQ+ people across the country, and especially those who are contemplating coming out: know that you are loved for who you are, you are admired for your courage, and you will have a community — and a nation — to welcome you. My Administration will always have your back, and we will continue fighting for the full measure of equality, dignity, and respect you deserve.

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