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11/29/2006

LaBarbera asks Santa for a more "boldly" anti-gay Mitt

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images Picture-8-4-2-2Speaking about Mitt Romney, the way he's handled gay marriage while governor of Massachusetts, and his chances for obtaining the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, Peter LaBarbera (pic.) of the so-called "Americans for Truth" says today on the organization's website:

I firmly believe that in spite of his past, Romney WOULD be well on his way to the GOP nomination, and the presidency, had he stood tall in 2004 and refused to enforce the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s arrogant ruling declaring “gay marriage” a constitutional right.

It’s way too early for coronations in any party.
Romney should issue an executive order striking down counterfeit “gay marriages” in the Bay State–an act of Reaganite boldness that would make him stand out among the quisling politicians on Beacon Hill, and the GOP presidential hopefuls for 2008. Such an act is riskier than giving another speech, but it would earn him recognition as a genuine pro-family hero.

::sigh:: Isn't it sad that in order to be a hero with the crew that claims to be soooo into the family, one has to aggressively work to keep some folks from having their own families legally recognized? These kids are just so achingly "moral" that they think it's perfectly acceptable for one man to completely overturn a judicial body's ruling and invalidate/put the kibosh on thousands of marriages? They're so "spiritual" that they refuse to see they're rhetoric crushes the spirits of countless decent people? Sorry, but it seems to us that it's not gay marriages that's "counterfeit" -- it's the high moral ground on which these characters claim to reside!

As far as Mitt goes -- It's totally outrageous and frightening that LaBarbera and friends don't think politicians who say of gay marriage things like...

"...activist judges struck a blow to the foundation of civilization - the family" [Romney, 10/15/06]

...are queer-unfriendly enough to capture their support! Because correct us if we're wrong, but implying that gay marriage "strikes a blow to the foundation of civilization" seems pretty anti-gay to us! What do they want, Mitt to say that "merely saying the word gay makes God cry?"

Frighteningly probable.

Mr. LaBarbera may consider such extreme pushes for mariage inequality to be "Reaganite" in their boldness. We, however, consider them about as noble as the way Reagan so "boldly" ignored the AIDS crisis for the first seven years, a time when a more proactively "pro-life" individual could have saved the existences of millions. Because just like with that travesty, pushes to outlaw gay marriage are only leading society down a path that will someday be remembered as an unbelievable historical misstep!

The GOP has been handed a golden opportunity to save their party from the far right, "red state," socially extreme clutches that have divided this nation in real and terrible ways! The potential GOP nominee who wishes to truly better this world need not go further to the right; he or she needs to instead FURTHER HUMAN RIGHTS!

Someone who displays some Ron Reagan Jr.-ite boldness, perhaps?

The Mitt Romney Deception [AFT]

**UPDATE: Labarera has strangely altered the text that we quoted. It now reads:

Ironically, in spite of his liberal past, Mitt Romney probably WOULD be well on his way to the GOP nomination, and then the presidency, had he stood tall in 2004 and refused to enforce the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s arrogant ruling declaring “gay marriage” a constitutional right. Instead, he enforced the ruling and endorsed “civil unions” (homosexual “marriage” by another name).

Maybe it’s not too late to take on the runaway judiciary. Romney should issue an executive order striking down counterfeit “gay marriages” in the Bay State –– an act of Reaganite boldness that would make him stand out among the quisling politicians on Beacon Hill and the GOP presidential hopefuls for 2008. Such an act has its risks, but it would earn him recognition as a genuine pro-family hero. For now, it’s way too early for a coronation in either party.

Not a huge deal; we just didn't want to be accused of misquoting him.

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