Political Radar

The children

July 9th, 2013

The Hawaii Republican Assembly is taking the lead among conservative Republicans in opposing gay marriage in Hawaii.

On Tuesday, the group warned supporters that gay marriage would hurt children, citing background material from the conservative Heritage Foundation.

From the Heritage Foundation, we know well that:

  • Redefining marriage would hurt children.  Decades of social science—including very recent and robust studies—show that children do better when raised by a married mom and dad.
  • Redefining marriage would further separate marriage from the needs of children.  It would deny as a matter of policy the ideal that a child needs a mom and a dad.  Government would be forced to intervene more often and welfare programs would grow even larger.
  • Redefining marriage would put a new principle into the law—that marriage is whatever emotional bond the government says it is.
  • Redefining marriage would push out traditional views on the family, leading to the erosion of religious liberty.  Citizens in Canada and right here in places like Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., are already seeing this happen.

13 Responses to “The children”

  1. Goober:

    The carefree don't care about
    the children, since same sex marriage couples
    cannot produce children of their own,
    except by impregnation. Adoption still needs
    to be explained.

    Explain to children that they are
    test tube babies or they had a surrogate
    mother. Father unknown.

  2. Goober:

    Conservatives could not care less
    about others but their own party.
    Seems that republicans are just
    as carefree.

  3. ohiaforest3400:

    Republican strategy: when all else fails (and just about everything has for them in Hawaii), bring the bogeyman out of the closet, so to say.

  4. Auto de Fe:

    Gays love children. Just ask Leon Rouse.

  5. hipoli:

    That is so lame, Auto. Seriously. SHAME ON YOU!

  6. Utse:

    Auto, I don't know if you are ignorant, or if that is just a failed trolling attempt. Either way, how about some productive and/or factual comments?

  7. Kolea:

    This is an opportunist, "get-rich-quick attempt by the HRA to try to gain stature among the social reactionary crowd in the local GOP. They know same sex marriage is coming and is inevitable. "Success" for them would not mean stopping marriage equality, but attracting a following among conservatives as they look "heroic" in the battle.

    This is rank opportunism. Prolong division for personal and factional gain.

  8. Goober:

    "Arrested in the Philippines on October 4, 1995, and later convicted for paying 200 pesos to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, Leon Rouse served eight years of a 10-to-15-year sentence in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. After complaining of kidney stones, he was released by the Philippine authorities on September 29, 2003, and immediately deported to the U.S. As a condition of his release, he was banished from the Philippines for life."


  9. Utse:

    Goober, yes those of us that have been around remember this. The point I am making is that Mr. Rouse is not representative of the entire gay community. Look deep enough into any community and you will prove the exact point Auto is trying/failing/trolling to make. Mary Kay Letourneau, Michael Jackson, and Catholic Bishops all "love children" too.

    Again, if we are going to have this conversation, there are ways to be productive without attributing a single act with an entire community.

  10. Auto de Fe:

    Yes Utse, you're right. Gay Catholic priests love children, too.

  11. Goober:

    It was not intended to make a point Utse but for
    Auto de Fe.
    Seems it needed some refreshing not you.
    Auto de Fe is Catholic by lack of faith.

  12. Kolea:

    "Auto de Fe" is a rather peculiar name for a Catholic to adopt, as it evokes the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. So I suspect our Auto de Fe is NOT a Catholic. (Unless he is that albino priest in The Da Vinci Code, working for Opus Dei. Such a priest might be attracted to the imagery of an old-fashioned auto de fe.)

  13. Goober:

    Dante's Inferno but
    a Divine Comedy to this blog.

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