According to this story at Raw Story, Rep. Mike Pence was on Faux News:Everyone knows that the 'sanctity of marriage' is anti-gay and 'sanctity of life' is anti-women for conservatives.
When asked by Chris Wallace what "conservative solutions" the GOP would bring to their current minority-party status, Pence said social issues like "the sanctity of marriage" will remain the backbone of the Republican platform.
"You build those conservative solutions, Chris, on the same time-honored principles of limited government, a belief in free markets, in the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage," Pence said.
If anyone with a brain and an ounce of empathy wanted to actually uphold the sanctity of life, they'd be more interested in the sociological reasons behind so many abortions in this country in the first place and try to do something about it other than pay lip service to banning it, which they will never do. God forbid if you bring up birth control, then they go into a litany of how birth control is evil. If you bring up the economic issues that are behind many abortions and the fact that there still is no adequate childcare for working women, they change the subject. Furthermore, the sanctity of life should be a seamless garment meaning that the sanctity of life should pertain to all life at all stages and for all people, including those residents of sovereign nations that you invade and blow up for false reasons. So feh on the conservative bullshit-go-round. They don't value life unless it's inside a woman, but not the woman herself. It's almost as if they view a fetus as a punishment for those who dare to have sex.
If you're talking about smaller government, then the government ought to get out of people's bedrooms. We simply cannot afford that. Imagine all the expense of spy satellites and extra police force to make sure that people aren't fornicating? Sheesh. Why not just get to the root of the abortion issue and make this country one where having a baby isn't such an economic disaster for parents. And we all know how the free markets touted by the conservatives has worked out. Grow up already!
If one values the sanctity of marriage, you would think that there would be an attempt at understanding why there are so many divorces in this country, particularly among Republicans and red state denizens. One should start with the crumbling heterosexual unions across this fabulous land of ours before worrying about homosexuals who want to make their unions legal. Why so many divorces anyway? Could it be that many were forced into marriage a la the Palins? Most of those marriages are doomed from the start. Could there be financial problems that break up families? Perhaps looking into the lousy job situation in the country and poor child care services would help marriages last. Why not add birth control education to the abstinence only education for those who can't wait until their union is sanctified? Nothing like a crying baby born to teenagers to take the love and devotion out of a relationship. No one is arguing that marriage shouldn't be a sacred union. Why not think of ways to help people make their marriages last? Or just STFU.
If the Jeso-fascists who are behind all this sanctity of marriage baloney would take a look in their bibles, they would learn much to their dismay that Jesus was totally against divorce and ordered that divorced people do not remarry until their previous spouse was dead and buried. He also said that one should take the log out of their own eye before they started pointing at specks in their neighbor's eye. So before you worry about what gay people are doing, you ought to take a look at what a fine example of heterosexual marital bliss you are setting for everyone else.
How simply naive in this day and age to think that you can solve the only so called ''social problems'' like abortions and bad marriages by simply telling people not to have sex or blaming the homosexuals. Silly twits.