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New Democrat Dogma: No “Decent” Person Can Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Democrats are now openly saying that if you disagree with same-sex marriage, you’re no longer a decent person.

Some on the Left have been saying that for a few years now, forgetting that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both publicly opposed same-sex marriage as recently as seven years ago. But now, even prominent national Democrats who want to be president are declaring it.

The most recent incident of this started when former Vice President Joe Biden referred to current Vice President Mike Pence as “a decent guy.” Pence has had the reputation as one of the nicest people in Washington, D.C. for many years now. Biden and Pence reportedly talk regularly, at least as recently as 2017. And good ol’ boy Joe Biden has spent decades in D.C. stoking his own reputation as a nice guy for being willing to socialize with people across the aisle. There’s nothing surprising about a Democrat calling a Republican “a decent guy.” At least there used to be nothing surprising.

However, this lukewarm compliment by Biden is evidently no longer allowed by today’s Left. Cynthia Nixon, who lost a primary challenge to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, ignited the firestorm when she said this:

Biden could have used this moment to call for civility and respect. He spoke glowingly of his bipartisan relationship with the late Senator John McCain at his funeral. He also claims to be a Catholic, and Pope Francis and the Catholic Church oppose same-sex marriage. Opposing same-sex marriage is a perfectly legitimate opinion that 48 percent of Americans still hold, according to a recent poll. But the 76-year-old Biden cowered instead:

As Ben Shapiro wrote, “Pence, in other words, didn’t agree with Nixon; this made Pence a non-person. And Biden had to participate in Pence’s un-personing in order to purchase an indulgence from Cynthia Nixon and her Wokescolds.”

Fellow Democrat and 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren piled on. When asked about the controversy in Iowa, Warren said, “I’m sorry, I followed Pence’s history on LBGTQ Americans and I don’t think that is a decent position.” A reporter followed up, “You don’t think the vice president is a decent man?” Warren replied, “No.”

So there you have it, folks. According to the Left, if you oppose same-sex marriage for any reason, whether it’s religious, political, or philosophical, you are indecent and should not be allowed to serve in public life. Never mind that same-sex marriage was invented 20 years ago, that every human civilization in history until 2001 held marriage to be only between a man and a woman, and that most Democrats opposed same-sex marriage just a few years ago. In the race to see who can be the most intersectional, Democrats have declared their contempt for not only people who disagree with them, but anyone who dares to say anything nice about people who disagree with them.

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Thomas Valentine

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  • Pence cheers while his wife teaches at a school that shuns LGBT children. This heinous mistreatment of children means Pence is not decent. Valentine has contempt for common decency.

  • Mike Pence’s indecency doesn’t end with his bigoted opposition to legal same-sex marriage. He also supports the abusive practice of programming gay kids into hating themselves with “conversion” therapy, molesting their minds with hate. He is no decent person.

  • No decent person uses government to deny churches from performing legal same-sex marriages.
    Pence is indecent.

    • It’s nice that you are so open-minded and tolerant. jk. Can you explain how Pence, or anyone else, is using the government to prevent churches from performing same-sex “weddings”? Please cite examples.

    • It’s nice that you expect people to tolerate the intolerable. Indecent Pence has a long history of supporting government bans of legal same sex marriage. That is a matter of record. You shouldn’t comment on issues you know nothing about. It makes you look foolish. Moreover these government bans would deny Christian Churches the right to perform legal same sex marriage—violation of religious liberty. Just because your “church” hates gay people doesn’t mean you have the right to governmentally deny Christian Churches the right to do God’s decent work. Pence is indecent.

    • It’s nice that “not kidding” is so open-minded and tolerant of homophobic bigotry. How delightful. Some of us would call this moral relativism when faced with bigoted depravity. The extreme right trades in moral relativism. I would also point out, it doesn’t seem like “not kidding” has an open-mind and is tolerant of the decent people who condemn hate. “Not kidding” should look in the mirror and examine a closed mind.