Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Honorary Member of PFOX

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/15/gay-brawl-at-cpac-over-sen-rob-portman-s-marriage-flip.html

Tradition, Family and Property, another group at at CPAC, is also a sponsor of the upcoming March for Marriage. As of Friday afternoon, the group's spokesman, Michael Drake, had not yet heard about Portman's announcement, but once learning of it, agreed with Peters.

"It's bad for the country," Drake said. "I don't think it brings any benefits. It alienates people who really believe in true marriage. It's pushing away conservatives." He suggested that Portman, as the father of a gay man, might want to talk to "ex-homosexuals," citing the organization PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays) as an excellent resource.

Moreover, he insisted, opening up the definition of marriage is simply asking for trouble. "If my relative is a bank robber, should I change my views on bank robbery?" he asked. "If we redefine honesty to include bank robbery, that's the equivalent of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples."

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