Bil Browning

Perry: Repeal Marriage Equality in New Hampshire

Filed By Bil Browning | October 29, 2011 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, marriage equality, New Hampshire, Rick Perry, same-sex marriage, state's rights

Well whattaya know? The candidate so gung ho for state's rights he thinks it would be okay for a state to secede, doesn't respect rick-perry-corndog.jpga state's right to legislate their own marriage laws.

Presidential candidate Rick Perry praised the legislators working to overturn New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law last night in Manchester.

"As conservatives we believe in the sanctity of life. We believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage," Perry said. "And I applaud those legislators in New Hampshire who are working to defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, realizing that children need to be raised in a loving home by a mother and a father."
Bruce Reeves of Manchester said after Perry's remarks that the governor's stance on issues like abortion and gay marriage have fully informed his decision to support him for president.

"It's more instinct. I think it's from his heart. . . . His issues are really derived from his own belief system," Reeves said. "It's not something he's adopted to meet a certain political point."

What's coming from Perry's heart is bigotry. What's coming out of his mouth is bullshit.

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Pure bullshit. You can not beleive in states rights and then go to another state while running for federal office and make that kind of statement that negates your privious stance without looking like a total tool.
But it is nice to see that Perry has taken the lessons to heart that Marcus Bachman shared with him on how to properly deepthroat a corndog.

If only that SOB would choke on that corn dog!

Rachel Bellum | October 30, 2011 3:16 AM

I don't think it's "bullshit" coming out of his mouth. I think it's "santorum."

Where is Lorena Bobbitt when you need her?

Typical Reich Wing hypocrisy - scream your head off about states' rights, until the state exercises those rights in a way that conflicts with your warped definition of "principle" or "morals." Then you start screaming your two-faced head off for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is, indeed, "bullshit" and hypocritical at that.

As for Lorena Bobbitt.... wrong "head". I'm feeling like the Red Queen today, "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!

OMG. Is this guy really that stupid or is it just a desperate political stunt to woo the Evangelical Christians?

Aubrey Haltom | October 31, 2011 10:07 AM

As much as I dislike Perry, I think in this instance his camp would say Perry is supporting the right of the state (in this case the state legislature) to repeal marriage equality.
There isn't a mention of a federal marriage amendment in this article (or did I miss it?). Perry's comments are re: the state's own legislature voting to repeal (a Republican led effort).
So I'm not sure I understand how this contradicts his states rights message. (And again, I am not a Perry apologist...)

The man believes states should be able to make their own marriage laws and DOMA should stay.
Okay, many people do not agree with that, I get it.

But what is the problem beyond that, countless politicians and activists go to different states and lavish praise upon those who agree with them and encourage them to take certain legislative actions. What is the surprise here?

Texas gave us warhawk LBJ and warhawk Dubya. I call it the Alamo complex. I'm also not comfortable with Californians after Nixon and Reagan. Nor do I want to see another attorney become President. Unfortunately that doesn't leave many choices.

Bruce Reeves is right. I am a southerner and I know southern fundamentalists very well. I was brought up to be one, but it did not take, just like it did not with President Jimmy Carter. Perry is very much sincere. He was brought up with his beliefs and taught them from childhood to the exclusion of all others. You are also right that these beliefs are bigotry. But Perry would not characterize himself as a bigot. He would call the beliefs "Christian" even though they are not.

Many southerners also believed that slavery was right and biblical. Some still believe that African-Americans are socially and mentally inferior to whites (which will make for an interesting delimma if they find themselves with a choice of two African-Americans for President---Cain or Obama).

The problem with Perry is that a person with the potential for having as much power who is this narrow in his beliefs and who could not change them without feeling his relationship with God has been severely compromised (but not his soul if he is Southern Baptist but, yes, his soul too if he is Church of God.) Perry apparently does not have the reasoning ability to examine his religious beliefs and possibly realize that other interpretations of scripture could be correct. This makes him extremely dangerous. He is a very likable candidate. He is probably the most likable and for many, the most electable. Here is why. Almost all the other candidates have serious flaws: Cain is black. Bachmann is a woman. Huntsman and Romney are not Christians in the minds of fundamentalists. Newt has been married at least three times and changed his religion to one that fundamentalists do not consider Christian (Catholic). The only other possible candidate strict fundamentalists would vote for might be Rick Santorum.

I can see where he might consider secession ok but not states deciding on their own laws. It is an issue of saving souls. Not only does he need to evangelize in order to meet the tenets of his faith, but he needs to purge America of sin. Like I say, this is an ingrained religious belief. He cannot be any other way without assistance from some very mature Christians, people he knows have Jesus in their hearts, but are also different in their interpretation of the scriptures and well studied in it. It is like the Crusaders going after the Islamic "infidels". They knew they were right and would die for their beliefs. It is religious and cultural bigotry that comes from his heart not his mind. It is immensely dangerous.

I would like to make a comment about that corndog, but you all know what it would be.