A little over two weeks ago, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly marched into the mother of all battles against the forces of intolerance, and it hasn't nearly ended. He said that gays are winning the battle over marriage because they have "the compelling argument," and that those opposed to gay marriage need to come up with an actual argument rather than just "thump the Bible. O'Reilly is "a pompous, arrogant windbag," Fischer said , which was kind of like Lindsay Lohan calling Judy Garland a boozer and a pill popper. Since then, O'Reilly, who spent years railing against gay activists and belittling gay marriage, has gotten cover from none other than Glenn Beck, who only last year accused gays of trying to "destroy" marriage. Beck, who converted to Mormonism years ago, has spent the past 12 months sort of being all over the place on the issue, but he now says the "principle" of gay marriage is right.
Glenn Beck Is Pro Gay Marriage
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Conservative media personality Glenn Beck declared renowned neurosurgeon and potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's presidential career over and branded him a "lunatic" last week for calling homosexuality "absolutely" a choice because of prison sex. Carson told CNN last Wednesday that he believed homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice citing as an example that "a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they're gay…So, did something happen while they were in there? It's over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunatic… That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement.
Why Glenn Beck's Argument For Marriage Equality is the Best One Yet
Let me start by showing you this screen cap from a recent roundtable discussion on civil rights, hosted by Glenn Beck on his Blaze TV network:. All three men are regulars on Beck's network and on his eponymous radio and TV shows. David Barton is a particularly good friend, serving as Beck's fill-in ancho r; Lapin has logged literally hundreds of appearances on Beck properties; and, according to Ken Hutcherson, he will soon have his own special airing on Beck's network.
The thought of lifting this proscription is a modern phenomenon, and would have brought disbelief, disdain, and condemnation from those who established our Armed Forces. Public discussions concerning homosexuality are a purely recent phenomenon; it was long considered too morally abhorrent and reprehensible to openly discuss. Consider, for example, the legal works of James Wilson, a signer both of the Declaration and the Constitution and appointed by President Washington as an original Justice on the U.