Gay Marriage: Bill O'Reilly Misses the Point

During the highly publicized exchange between Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham on gay marriage, O'Reilly made this statement: "There are Bible thumpers, and all they do is say, 'I object to gay marriage because God objects to it.' You don't win a policy debate in America with that." Really? Before central control out of Washington was imposed in 2003, policy arguments for criminalizing homosexual acts were won explicitly "with that."  And because of "that," the idea of gay marriage has been unthinkable throughout the history of the American nation. Just over four years ago, during the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama was part of the winning policy debate in America, disapproving of gay marriage.  That moral debate, consistent with America's history, was won "with that."  In fact, Barack Obama was quite the Bible-thumper on the campaign trail. Barack Obama was for gay marriage (1996) before he was against it (2004 Senate race; 2008 presidential race)...(Read Full Article)