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  •  Religious convictions?? (9+ / 0-)

    What the fuck is Cantor, a Catholic now??
    I guess so, because the Republicans are the party "of diversity" and pigs are apparently flying high.

    (Karl Rove just zipped by my window).

    Ayn is the bane! Take the Antidote To Ayn Rand and call your doctor in the morning: You have health insurance now! @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 12:55:37 PM PDT

    •  Oh I'll go further (9+ / 0-)

      I do not understand where Cantor gets the idea that he can use his "religious convictions" to oppose marriage equality.

      Cantor was raised in Conservative Judaism. The Union of Conservative Judaism which is the movement's official governing body, has participated in an amicus brief, in conjunction with a consortium of other religious bodies, requesting that the Supreme Court uphold the Ninth Circuit's decision overturning Prop 8. Conservative Judaism ordains openly gay and lesbian rabbis, supports marriage equality and permits individual rabbis to solemnize same-sex marriages (of Jews) if they so desire. Unlike some faiths, members are free to disagree with the governing body but support of marriage equality among Conservative Jews is quite high. And of course it's possible that Cantor has become a modern Orthodox Jew. Orthodox Judaism officially does not support marriage equality but generally tries to stay out of other LGBT rights issues. However many Orthodox Jews are more progressive on social issues than is the governing body.  Regardless of the many obnoxious positions Joe Lieberman has held, Lieberman who IS Orthodox fought for years to get DADT overturned and as far as I know also supports marriage equality. So Cantor is not only a coward to hide behind his religion, he is out of step with the majority of his coreligionists as well. Cantor is just a shandeh. And a putz.

    •  My Religious Convictions -> Law for ALL (2+ / 0-)
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      Dodgerdog1, S F Hippie

      What he is saying is that his religious convictions are the basis for him trying to pass laws which restrict your freedom.

      Shouldn't this explicit admission be the headline?

      Don't they all swear an oath to uphold the constitution? I must have missed the part about trying to make America as close to a theocracy as legally and politically possible. From this one could assume he would also like to outlaw premarital sex, but he just doesn't have the votes?

      Give the people a choice between a Republican and a Republican and they will vote for the Republican every time - Harry S Truman

      by mr market on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 02:01:56 PM PDT

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