Maybe Michele Bachmann is reluctant to elaborate on her views on homosexuality with reporters because—gasp!—she doesn’t care.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, host Dick Gregory badgered Bachmann about comments she had made seven years ago on her interpretation of the Bible’s statements on homosexuality.
Since 2004, the country has radically evolved in its understanding and acceptance of homosexuality, including its approval of same-sex couples getting married and adopting. Gay marriage is legal in six states plus D.C. and available to 35% of the country’s population. Gay marriage was used as a wedge issue in many states in the 2004 Congressional elections, but in 2008 it was used primarily in California’s Proposition 8. Prominent Republicans who now support same-sex marriage include Dick Cheney, Laura and Barbara Bush, Cindy and Meghan McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, S. E. Cupp, Margaret Hoover, Ted Olsen, and Vaughn Walker. Countless other prominent Republicans favor gay civil unions; most didn’t back in 2004. Even Ann Coulter was recently appointed Honorary Chair of the Advisory Council for gay conservative group GOProud. read more »