Does The Right Fear Gay Marriage?

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton claims that cultural changes such as gay marriage resulted in the right to “seek the kind of leadership that will limit freedom.”

Clinton stated, “Why is it when the world, and in particularly the West, is by any measure richer and safer and healthier and stronger, what is giving rise to these yearnings not for greater freedom and democracy that lives up to its name—where you don’t try to throw voters out of the role, but you want everyone to vote, what is it that is motivating large numbers of people to seek the kind of leadership that will limit freedom? Starting with the press, academia, political parties. And why is it so many people on the right, in the United States and Europe, look to Putin, a known authoritarian, someone who has journalists and political opponents murdered with impunity? What is going on in the minds of 21st century Americans and Europeans that would lead them to say, ‘You know, I just want to have security, stability? I think we need a strong leader.’”

“Now some of it is traced to discriminatory feelings and prejudice and bias, that other people are getting ahead at a rate or somehow to the disadvantage of me. So people look and say, well, these cultural changes, whether it is woman’s right to choose or gay marriage or whatever it might be, that somehow they find threatening. So there are cultural forces at work that are now spilling over into political allegiance that is often described as tribalism. So ‘I want my freedom but limit hers. Take away her right to choose. And you know what? I shouldn’t have to sell a cake or provide a service to a gay person because that impinges on my freedom.’ And all of a sudden you start to see the atomization and fragmentation.”

  • meredit

    When my gay brother-in-law came out in his late teens, he speculated that folks at the extreme end of the bias spectrum might be so extreme because they fear a tendency in themselves. I never forgot that. I suspect that for some that might be true, while for others it arises from ignorance and an inability to go on with their own lives, acknowledging that it’s none of their business.

  • Rachel

    Gay marriage is against my religious beliefs along with others. To us, marriage is a religious ceremony. The Roman Catholic Church considers marriage a sacrament. Forcing a baker to bake a cake or photographer to photograph a gay wedding is forcing someone to participate in a ceremony that they consider blasphemous. It works both ways. What you do is your own business but you should not force others to violate their beliefs.,

    • johnnywoods

      “Gay marriage” is forbidden by Holy Scripture which means that GOD forbids it. If the Hilderbeest has a problem with that she should take it up with HIM.

  • Mike_E_V

    I’m not sure I fully understand what Hillary is attempting to convey. I do not see an author and it appears to be a reprint of her speech. I know this; My wife and I have now and in the past claimed many gay individuals and many gay couples as dear friends. The most interesting part is how all of them are Republicans. Imagine you have your male gay couple friends over for Thanksgiving dinner and the subject of gay marriage is brought up. The twist here is one man is for it and one man is against it. That’s worse than one Republican and one Democrat. Both bring up good points. Keep in mind these men have been together for upwards of 38 years. We have many excellent political discussions with these friends. The ability to sit down and discuss differences is exactly what is missing today from the left. To have a respectable conversation about important issues. It’s my way or the highway with the left. The general population is more forgiving then the MSM would have most of us believe however when one group is subjected to constant inaccuracies from the press that group will strike out in defense. We on the right rarely engage in the needed conversations about important subjects as we are constantly defending our conservative stance without ever getting to the meat of the problems. Many of us believe it is a tactic used by the opposition to navigate around the issues and not take them head on. Why? Because many positions of the left simply aren’t compatible with the Constitution. Many are not compatible with common sense. There are more than gay rights at stake here, Hillary just choose to include the gay community along with her abortion stance to stir the emotional pot within many. Claiming only one side is guilty of bias, prejudice or discrimination is a very narrow point of view. Why is my right to carry a legal weapon constantly under attack from the left? Is that not a bias or prejudicial stance? All gun owners are bad? Everyone is entitled to an opinion but base it in facts to support a position.

  • antimarxist

    “what is it that is motivating large numbers of people to seek the kind of leadership that will limit freedom?” She has a good point, but she is referencing the “useful idiots” that voted for her; a large part of that is due to the MSM lying/shilling for democrats and the “useful idiots” not realizing that.

  • johnnywoods

    Hey Hilary go take another hit on the vodka bottle and calm down.

  • Gardener8

    Mrs. Clinton is displaying her own virulent bias. The hypocrisy is nothing new.
    Religious freedom is not respected by Mrs. Clinton.

  • ralhow

    Same sex marriage is an oxymoron and creates an inequality in the name of equality. It defrauds those who are married.

  • WTOMA

    “. . . has journalists and political opponents murdered with impunity?” Is she speaking about her “husband”?

  • RMHolb

    . . silly . . You can’t fear a sickness like gay marriage , you just need to cure it . . .

  • Donald Baker

    Don’t fear it. I just think it is an abomination and a perversion that destroys the fabric of our society.

  • mark davison

    Yes, I fear eternal HELL-FIRE for ACCEPTING the abomination of Same-Sex-Marriage.
    Visit the Godcast of TruNews dot com to get the truth.

  • Mad Scientist

    This is hypocritical, coming from someone who has spent her career trashing the 2nd Amendment while her party continues to do so.