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  • Against Same Sex Marriage

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  • For spousal rights

    10 83.33%
  • Against Spousal rights

    2 16.67%
  • For allowing LGBT to adopt

    10 83.33%
  • Against allowing LGBT to adopt

    3 25.00%
  • For DADT

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  • Against DADT

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  • For Anti-Discrimination Laws

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Thread: A question for members of the Tea Party?

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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    I identify with the tea party movement, or at least the initial founding concepts of the movement. I'll answer each question you raised in some detail, since my position can be a bit more nuanced than just FOR or AGAINST.

    Gay marriage - I'm opposed to government trying to redefine a cultural and religious institution that has a very long tradition as being defined as being between a man and woman. However, I'm not opposed to Civil Unions that grant the same legal rights and protections. I don't think there is a "right" to it, but I don't oppose it.

    Spousal Rights - I guess my feelings would've been covered under my answer for gay marriage.

    Adoption - Gays should absolutely be allowed to adopt. The traditionalist in me feels that the optimal situation is a household with a man and a woman, but there are so many children who need adoption we shouldn't limit our selves to only the most optimal settings. If a person or couple is financially secure and emotionally stable, they should be allowed to adopt. Who they get their rocks off with really doesn't matter.

    DADT - I think eventually it should be repealed. Other nations allow gays to serve openly and they seem to manage just fine. But I don't think now is the right time, with our troops serving in combat. It will unquestionably have a negative short term impact on enlistment, re-enlistment, and unit cohesion/morale. Once the troops are home safe and sound, then we can deal with the issue and iron out any wrinkles that come up.

    Anti-Discrimination - I'm all for laws prohibitting the government from engaging in discrimination. I oppose laws that apply that to private businesses and my opposition is not limited to gays, I feel that way regarding race and gender as well. Anti-discrimination laws may have once been needed in the name of the greater good, but open discrimination of people is no longer acceptable in most communities. Therefor, I feel we need to return to protecting our constititional right of freedom of assembly (which includes deciding who we will assemble with). Plus it has the advantage of bringing the real backwards bigots out into the open so they can be treated with the disdain they so richly deserve.
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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    How interesting. You just assume there are no LGBT members in the Tea Party.
    You learn something every day. I thought they were all "Left hate'n, Gumball chew'n, Burger eat'n and Tea drinkers"

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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    I'm against ssm, I'm against allowing gays to adopt, but I am also for a repeal of DADT.
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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm against ssm, I'm against allowing gays to adopt, but I am also for a repeal of DADT.
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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    This is like asking MADD about eminent domain.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I didn't know you were a member of the Team Party.
    Yep, I support the Tea Party.
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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    I didn't vote because its not that black and white.



    For Same Sex Marriage
    Against Same Sex Marriage

    I am for the Government getting out of the marriage business. I think all "marriages" should they need to be registered for some of the reasons below all be registered as "civil unions"


    For spousal rights
    Against Spousal rights

    What's this? I think all folks as part of the civil union registration gets the same rights.


    For allowing LGBT to adopt
    Against allowing LGBT to adopt

    I don't think it's optimal, but there are far worse places for orphaned children than in the company of 2 loving people of any persuasion.


    For DADT
    Against DADT

    Don't think it's needed, If you don't make your service about your genitalia, it shouldn't be an issue.


    For Anti-Discrimination Laws
    Against Anti-Discrimination Laws

    All folks should be treated equally. That means no affirmative action or anything that helps one group of people over another....



    What the tea party folk think will vary since it's not the focus of the tea party.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    Rev has my opinion on gay adoption too. If there were more loving, stable heterosexual couples willing to open their homes than kids who need homes opened to them, I'd probably be against gay adoption. However, basically...well, I don't want to use the term "lesser of two evils", but I think two homosexuals committed and willing to raise a child in their own home has to be leagues better than an orphanage or whatever PC term they use nowadays for them.

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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm against ssm, I'm against allowing gays to adopt, but I am also for a repeal of DADT.
    Why against SSM and adoption?


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    Re: A question for members of the Tea Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Why against SSM and adoption?
    I believe homosexuality is a sin and does not fit under the status of marriage. I also think homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to adopt because it's best for them to grow in a father and mother environment, not a daddy/daddy or mommy/mommy environment.
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