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GOP Senator Comes Out for Gay Marriage: Is GOP in Danger of Losing Evangelicals?


Republican Sen. Rob Portman has come out in support of gay marriage. CNN’s Dana Bash broke the story. Portman reveals that his son is gay, hence you can see why he might have changed his mind on this. More here.

Folks, the gay marriage issue is a defining issue for conservative Christians in this country. And let’s face it: They are not winning the fight.

Has the train left the station? Look at the evidence: Some states are now passing voter-approved constitutional amendments, young evangelicals are more open to gay marriage than their parents, the media is saying it’s okay, the majority of Democrats love it, some Republicans are jumping ship, and GOP leadership is loathe to talk about it because it isn’t a winner politically.

What are evangelicals to do?

Has it come to the point where conservative evangelicals now have to rely on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to provide the key swing vote in their favor on two crucial same-sex marriages cases currently before the highest court in the land?

The Brody File would suggest it’s much deeper than that. You have a Republican Party that, by it’s relative silence on the issue, have been complicit in the march toward legalizing same-sex marriage. In secret meetings, GOP leaders scream, “It’s toxic! It’s toxic! We can’t win elections this way!” And yet they walk to podium after podium proclaiming how vital Judeo-Christian values are in America.

Hypocrisy? You judge. While you still have some GOP lawmakers willing to take a stand for traditional marriage, the Republican leadership has walked away from this issue.

In turn, what very well may happen is that conservative evangelicals all across the country may start walking away from the GOP. That’s not just empty rhetoric. That really could be reality.

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Comments on this post

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

Because this man's son made probably the worst decision of his life (that is if the Bible is true). Does not give him the right to make the same bad decisions for his constituents.
Left by karl91 on Mar 15, 2013 11:52 AM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

This is an example of man obeying mans laws instead of our Lord! It is DETESTABLE and an ABOMINATION! This shows that man loves someone more than the Lord! Money is another example! We need to pray for these people.
Left by bill dlubak on Mar 15, 2013 12:18 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

David I think we allready have started leaving the gop alot of christians didnt vote for Romney becaus he was weak and indefinate on these issues important to christians.Also just because the train has left the station its heading over a cliff ppl are exposing themselves its good to finally know where they really stand. The sheep are separating from the goats. We need to be on the sheep side even if we lose an election. The mometum is huge on this issue but GOD is bigger.
Left by kelly on Mar 15, 2013 12:28 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

I have thought very seriously about leaving the Reb. party. I did not renew my membership. We have to articulate our support for traditional marriage better. Just because others are going for gay marriage doesn't mean we have to give up our own standards. We have to be salt and light in this world. If the Republican party can't or won't then maybe its time for a new party.
Left by KellieC on Mar 15, 2013 12:42 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

You can't compromise the Word of God and get away with it. Sooner or later it will turn back on the GOP or anyone standing for gay marriage. God have mercy on those people who say it is okay and open their eyes to see truth.
Left by ASHER on Mar 15, 2013 1:39 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

We compromised the Word of God when we abolished slavery and let women speak openly in churches. Allowing gay marriage is just another thing on the list of stuff humans wind up doing because of annoying feelings of "empathy" and "justice" and "equality." Oh well. How about evangelicals get back to denying evolution education in schools. That's bound to be a winner, right?
Left by Person of the People on Mar 15, 2013 3:38 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

MARRIAGE can be seen as both a civil cermoney and as a RELIGIOUS sacrement.The Church in a plurlistic and secular society should not be able to try to impose it's values on those who disagree with them in situations where others are not being harmed.When Rev.King fought for civil rights,he did so as a clergyman and what he did was not only for his people but for all people.Homosexuals are a marginalized group that are being exposed to intolerance and hostility.SHOULD Churches be forced to perform gay nupitals? NO,BUT in a DEMOCORACY,NOT A religious state,the homosexual should be able to have a civil cermoney that is recognized by the secular state-different churches are starting to accept gays,as this article points out,and christians,who are gay and want the religious cermoney should be able to go there. are people being harmed in the present situation?yes,the homosexual is.
Left by stanley Trent Bemis on Mar 15, 2013 3:38 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

Believers need to stand true to God's word and not trust a party. The Bible says that he t hat trusts in his own heart is a fool. God can set anyone free and pray that this young man will come to Christ and be set free.
Left by carlylecastle on Mar 15, 2013 4:18 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage: Is GOP In Danger Of Losing Evangelicals?

The Republican Party has, for the most part, just tolerated Christians. They want our vote but don't really share our beliefs or concerns.
Left by Mark Richardson on Mar 15, 2013 5:03 PM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out for Gay Marriage: Is GOP in Danger of Losing Evangelicals?

The Bible clearly shows only a union between one man and one woman is a marriage; and God said homosrxuality is an abomination. When we as Christians do not speak up against homosexial marriages; or homosexials in church leadership and membership; or permitting our children to stay in public schools that teach homosexuality is normal....then we bring ourselves and our children and our family lines under a curse. When we stay in church membership or tithe at churches with the "I'm okay your okay" mentality....we are cursed. Jesus said when the Pharsees taught their followers false teachings both would perish; and when the blind lead the blind both will fall in the ditch. What do you do each day to try to stop this atrocity? Yes pray...then what? Why is the Christian majority letting the homosexual minority get away with this? We are called to stand up to evil and be bold as lions as David and Jesus. Jesus said when He comes back would he find any faithful.
Left by Donna on Mar 16, 2013 12:40 AM

# RE: GOP Senator Comes Out for Gay Marriage: Is GOP in Danger of Losing Evangelicals?

I agree with the previous comment by Mark Richardson. So as evangelical Christians let's stop being tolerated by the GOP and form a strong evangelical Christian voting block within the GOP. Since a third political party doesn't work, why not form one big evangelical Christian lobbying organization made up of a coalition of all the existing ones which currently vie for the same voters, thus nullifying their respective influence and limiting their finances. I mean come together under one leader, one board, one financial department, etc. A lot of egos would have to be sacrificed, but it would be worth it if we as evangelical Christians could have a meanngful voice in our government's elections. The new leaders of the group would have to be voted on by all members, as would the charter, etc. Maybe Dr. Ben Carson would be interested in heading it up.
Left by Geraldine on Mar 16, 2013 5:56 PM