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    Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

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    Conservative firebrand Glenn Beck has joined a growing chorus of Republican commentators in defending gay marriage, laying out a strong case for ending government opposition to letting same-sex couples wed.

    "Let me take the pro-gay marriage people and the religious people — I believe that there is a connecting dot there that nobody is looking at, and that's the Constitution," Beck said during a recent segment of his online talk show. "The question is not whether gay people should be married or not. The question is why is the government involved in our marriage?"

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    "What we need to do, I think, as people who believe in the Constitution, is to start looking for allies who believe in the Constitution and expand our own horizon," Beck said. "We would have the ultimate big tent."
    It's astonishing that Beck is starting to come around to positions that authentic libertarians were advocating for decades ago.
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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
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    It's astonishing that Beck is starting to come around to positions that authentic libertarians were advocating for decades ago.
    That isn't softening, and there is no such thing as "gay-rights". There is not one gay person on earth.
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    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    That isn't softening, and there is no such thing as "gay-rights". There is not one gay person on earth.
    Amazing. It's like trying to decipher the runic hieroglyphics of some long-dead alien civilization.

    What do you mean "(t)here is not one gay person on (E)arth"? That they exist purely in your mind, a solipsistic nightmare by which you torture yourself?
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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

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    It's astonishing that Beck is starting to come around to positions that authentic libertarians were advocating for decades ago.
    Being that Beck has been gravitating toward libertarianism for a few years now, I'm not sure why you would find it astonishing.
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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    That isn't softening, and there is no such thing as "gay-rights". There is not one gay person on earth.
    You friends with Ahmadinejad by any chance?

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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Being that Beck has been gravitating toward libertarianism for a few years now, I'm not sure why you would find it astonishing.
    Beck's never 'gravitated towards libertarianism', though he certainly saw fit to try to co-opt the mantle (like many conservatives) during the waning days of the Bush Administration. He couldn't even bring himself to bear to support a milquetoast paleoconservative like Ron Paul.



    Libertarianism is most emphatically not 'conservatism with a human face'.
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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    I find it astonishing that Beck still has listeners....
    we really need to improve our education system.
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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I find it astonishing that Beck still has listeners....
    we really need to improve our education system.
    I'd rather listen to Beck than most.

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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Amazing. It's like trying to decipher the runic hieroglyphics of some long-dead alien civilization.

    What do you mean "(t)here is not one gay person on (E)arth"? That they exist purely in your mind, a solipsistic nightmare by which you torture yourself?
    *Facepalm* People just don't think logically anymore!
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
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    Re: Glenn Beck softening on gay rights

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I find it astonishing that Beck still has listeners....
    we really need to improve our education system.

    Given that many people think Beck is an idiot, yes!
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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