Vance would vote against codifying right to marriage for same-sex couples

I am going to highlight a few passages, but the main point to be made is that according to these people the US is already a Christian theocracy where the rules of the bible they want followed are to be what the laws of the nation are based one.   Also notice the slur and accusation that the gays target children is baked into their narritive.     Scary.   Hugs

 COLUMBUS, OH — APRIL 23: J.D. Vance, candidate for the U.S. Senate speaks at the Save America Rally featuring the former President Donald J. Trump, April 23, 2022, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, Ohio. (Photo by Graham Stokes for the Ohio Capital Journal.)

Republican Ohio U.S. Senate nominee J.D. Vance would oppose legislation to codify the right to marriage for same-sex couples, according to Mission: America, a Columbus based non-profit which bills itself as a ministry.

In a joint statement with Ohio Value Voters, Mission: America president Linda Harvey criticized the Ohio Republican congressmen who voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act in the House.

“Homosexual couples embrace an ancient sin often involving high risk practices,” Harvey wrote. “These couples are never blessed with their own children, just one of the many limitations of such relationships. But homosexuals in America are often quite willing to corrupt other people’s children.”

Harvey went on to insist it’s actually the LGBTQ movement that is “intolerant,” and that they are responsible for everything from porn to “unnatural identities.” Separately, Harvey is concerned about witchcraft invading the church.

In his response to Mission: America, Vance explained he’d vote no on the Respect for Marriage Act if he were in office. According to their press release, he went on to state “the religious liberty piece of this is very bad.” No language in the bill directly implicates religion, and Vance’s campaign didn’t provide additional comment to explain his statement.

The measure, HR 8404, passed the House last week with broad bipartisan support. In all, 47 Republicans backed the proposal, including Ohio Republican Reps. Mike Carey, Dave Joyce, Mike Turner and Anthony Gonzalez.

Vance’s opposition to the bill marks the second time in a little over a month that the Republican nominee has taken a stance against notable, bipartisan legislative efforts. In June, he told a Breitbart radio show he would not support the gun control package negotiated by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-CT, and John Cornyn, R-TX.

At the time, Vance highlighted misgivings about so-called red flag laws, which allow courts to temporarily seize firearms after determining someone is a danger to themselves or others. Vance dismissed the provisions, calling them a “slippery slope.”

Murphy and Cornyn’s legislation, which was signed into law by President Biden late last month, does not impose a national red flag law. Instead, it sets aside federal funding to assist with administration if states choose to impose red flag laws of their own.

Ohio’s outgoing U.S. Senator Rob Portman, who Vance is running to replace, was one of the ten Republican senators to initially sign on to that gun control framework, signaling the legislation had a real shot at passage. He’s also one of two Republican co-sponsors of the Senate version of the Respect for Marriage Act.

Because of the Senate’s filibuster rules, Portman and other supporters will again need 10 Republicans to back the bill to bring it to a vote. In a press call this week Portman invoked Republican support in the House and emphasized the measure only codifies the “status quo.” Still, he stuck to cautious optimism.

“More than a million Americans in same-sex marriages and their families rely on that. It makes it clear that as a matter of federal law, just as is the status quo, that same-sex marriages will be given recognition across the United States,” Portman said.

“My hope is that the Senate will take it up and pass it, and send it to the president,” he said. “I don’t know the timing of that.”

As longtime JMG readers will recall, Linda Harvey has appeared here many times over the years, most recently when she declared that the rainbow flag is a “flagrant violation of God’s trademark.”

Harvey has called televised same-sex kisses “depraved airborne infections.” In 2018, she bizarrely declared oral sex to be “the practice of homosexuals.”

In 2017, Harvey called for prosecuting LGBTQ activists for “normalizing homosexuality.”

 

Paula • 3 hours ago

But…But.. Its settled case law. We will never do anything to take it away.

Gustav2 • 3 hours ago • edited

Linda Harvey (resident of a Columbus suburb) tried to have a rally in her suburb to gain traction for the anti-T “bathroom bill.” Under a dozen people showed up. So she moved the next rally to a more small town/rural/exurban big box store and just over a dozen showed up. She stopped having rallies.

This is not a big “get” for Vance. It will not add one vote he doesn’t already have, may lose him some.

Gustav2 Gustav2 • 2 hours ago • edited

Many of these people have catchy names for their groups of few people, but are funded by a few very wealthy Christo-fascists.

See: One Million Moms.

현빈(🇰🇷🇰🇿Hyunbin🇺🇸)🥋☕ • 3 hours ago

“But homosexuals in America are often quite willing to corrupt other people’s children.”

Seriously, focus on all the pedo priests your religion is turning a blind eye to as they instead point to the gays, who, by the way will still be gay if you prevent them from getting married. No logic.

Ščŏŧŧ Ċ – 🇺🇦 🕊 현빈(🇰🇷🇰🇿Hyunbin🇺🇸)🥋☕ • 3 hours ago

They’re Republicans. Logic isn’t in their wheelhouse.

TnCTampa • 3 hours ago

They coming hard with the queers are pedophiles stick. I wish our leaders would start coming back at em with info about all the people who are really getting arrested everyday for child rape

Nic Peterson TnCTampa • 2 hours ago

I wish actual christians would go after the christians that are molesting children. But we hear nothing from them. That’s because they really don’t care how filthy and empty their faith is.

Uncle Mark eats the rainbow TnCTampa • 3 hours ago • edited

To be fair, Republicans have long been slow in accepting progress or the sea change in American views regarding homosexuality. It’s all that FOX News, coupled with their embrace of the extremist Evangelical cult, and hate groups that blinds them to the general cultural trends.

A number of the more “sane” Republicans know that overturning Roe has fucked them over in the polls by at least 10 points, and their more rabid & puritanical political colleagues among them are not helping by trying to craft more misogynistic punitive laws.

SOOOO they trot out the old Rovian/Bush solution of using gay rights as their piñata. Except, those old tactics of 2000-2004 won’t work anymore, when the majority of Americans seem to be fine with the LGBTQ being LGBTQ among them, as well as seeing them married.

Uncle Mark eats the rainbow TnCTampa • 3 hours ago • edited

To be fair, Republicans have long been slow in accepting progress or the sea change in American views regarding homosexuality. It’s all that FOX News, coupled with their embrace of the extremist Evangelical cult, and hate groups that blinds them to the general cultural trends.

A number of the more “sane” Republicans know that overturning Roe has fucked them over in the polls by at least 10 points, and their more rabid & puritanical political colleagues among them are not helping by trying to craft more misogynistic punitive laws.

SOOOO they trot out the old Rovian/Bush solution of using gay rights as their piñata. Except, those old tactics of 2000-2004 won’t work anymore, when the majority of Americans seem to be fine with the LGBTQ being LGBTQ among them, as well as seeing them married.

bearLvrFL Elagabalus • 2 hours ago

That’s something mainstream Democrats don’t understand, yet. Providing a solid legislative effort—especially if the effort is “behind the scenes” in any way—does NOT cement a political narrative among the majority of voters. Those voters use cemented narratives to guide their votes.

Coming up with “groomer” talking points, getting all your people into lockstep using those phrases, saturating social media with them, getting all your pundits to bang the drum, AND introducing bill after bill in state after state—with significant coverage in the media—cements a narrative.

It’s mind boggling to me the extent to which conservatives have gotten this lockstep “groomer” approach instilled in intelligent people who clearly know better, people such as Andrew Sullivan and J D Vance.

The Democrats have nothing resembling the conservative “roll out” of their marketing/propaganda.

SkokieDaddy – wiener dog dad • 3 hours ago

“Homosexual couples embrace an ancient sin often involving high risk practices,”

How many of the 10 commandments did Cheeto Hitler break? Bonus: Unprotected sex with a porn star would fall into the high risk category.

Chris Baker • 2 hours ago

“High-risk practices”. You meant the same things that straight couples do, at a much higher rate (due to the overwhelming number of straghts).

No one says “we need to ban straight marriage because some straight people have oral and anal sex.”

And somehow childless couples are worthless? There are a lot of straight couples who can’t have or don’t want children, and yet they are free to marry.

Jay Silversmith Chris Baker • 2 hours ago

“some straight people have oral and anal sex.” SOME?

3 thoughts on “Vance would vote against codifying right to marriage for same-sex couples

  1. Scottie, thank you for staying on top of all this, along with Tengrain. I was just looking at a George Takei page about a Spanish grandpa. Tissue alert, and it is positive. A brain cleanser, really.
    https://www.comicsands.com/trans-tiktoker-grandpa-family-photo-2657758291.html
    “In it, we meet Nico’s grandpa, who is happily updating photos in the family photo display. He’s not adding a new baby or wedding pic. Instead, he’s taking out pre-transition photos of Nico and replacing them with updated ones.” Enjoy when you have time!

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    1. Hello Ali. Thank you and thank you for the link. It is true that many people are putting their family first and accepting their LGBTQ+ members. Tengrain does so much better than I do at keeping up with everything. Hugs

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