Even before he’s the official GOP nominee for President of the United States, Mitt Romney has slapped social conservatives in the face. How? By hiring Richard Grenell to be his foreign-policy spokesman.

Grenell, a gay activist, is a former U.N. mission official in George W. Bush’s administration. According to Atlantic:

“He has been publicly, outspokenly gay for years. He waged a public battle with the State Department to add his longtime partner to a diplomatic registry in 2008, only to be told it would violate the Defense of Marriage Act. He’s also on the record as a supporter of gay marriage, something Romney opposes.

“He’s certainly not the first gay person to have worked in a Republican campaign or administration, but they’ve often kept it quieter,” said gay activist and journalist Michelangelo Signorile. “This is somebody who actually has opinions on gay issues, versus somebody who just happens to be gay.”

The GOP has taken a strong, principled and moral stand against the normalization of homosexuality – including gays in the military. Yet, Romney has now clearly signaled to gay activists that they’ll be supported – not opposed – in his administration.

It has long been known that Romney is pro-gay and supported the gay agenda while serving as governor of Massachusetts.

We have been forced into a Hobson’s choice in this election year.


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Articles like this make us Christians look like bigots and hipocrites.

As Christians we want to be able to believe as we choose and practice as we choose and are seeing government threaten our religious freedom. But we can’t demand not to be descriminiated against if we in turn advocate discrimination against someone like Grennell who is obviously highly qualified for this position because we think their sexual orientation should have something to do with being hired. If someone hires a gay person this article implies that means they agree with his or her lifestyle. This implies Christians shouldn’t hire gays but should discriminate based on sexual orientation? Really is that Christian?

Let me be clear I support traditional marriage and family as defined by God. I do not believe in gay “marriage.” But I also believe we should to a better job taking to heart what Jesus said that he that is without sin cast the first stone (John 8). If as Christians we expect to agree with our friends’ choices in every way we would have no friends. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). If Romney hired him BECAUSE of his sexual orientation shame on him. But if had chosen NOT to hire him because so his sexual orientation shame on him also. Seems like this guy is the most qualified and his sexual orientation should be a non issue. Romney should hire qualified republicans and democrats and independents. It is Obama who refuses not to work with the other side of the aisle (remember he couldn’t get a single republican to vote for the health care bill he jammed down our throats?).

This nation is founded on freedom not on different sides taking turns in power and slamming everyone with their respective agendas. We should be free to worship as we please but that means affording everyone that same freedom.

Come on let’s be Christian.

April 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

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Okaaay, here we go….I become very disgusted
I know this is a Christian site; however, this statement fits: “Money Talks and BS Walks:”

Romney openly states he will have gays in the Military.
Look, it is deeply sad that people who are born like that; and yes, it has been scientifically proven that it happens.
Why reverse Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? That only multiplied the problems in the Military.

Super Donor BACKS Romney and GAY Marriage.

This is one of the reasons I became so upset with Cain. He states that his religion is against it; yet he stomped all over his OWN religious views about gays hoping to get votes.
That, my friends, is prostituting your own spiritual beliefs to gain benefits here on earth.

April 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

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