On KFXK Fox 51: Gay marriage. We lost. Let’s move on.

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On the first Monday in October the Supreme Court punted on same-sex marriage – now legal in 30 states. Upon reflection here, on the first Tuesday in October, I urge that we just stop talking about this unless our goal is to usher Hillary Clinton into the Oval Office.

Here’s why.

This is what politicos call a “wedge issue” – more heat than light, never to be resolved. If the first GOP presidential debate were to be held today, there would be 15 podiums on the stage – 16 if Gov. Mike Huckabee decides to stop being coy. That alone produces enough noise to make Mrs. Clinton seem inevitable by comparison.

“Noise” in 2012 included “oops” from our governor, “legitimate rape,” and “47 percent”, all bloopers that bounced around the echo chamber to the detriment of the GOP’s real message. The result was the re-election of a president who, on paper, was not re-electable. Continuing to debate the marriage issue that the Supreme Court chose not to debate only arms Mrs. Clinton with another wedge issue.

Let’s be clear. I oppose gay marriage. I now lament that it is  fait accompli. But as strongly as I oppose gay marriage I oppose the idea of a President Hillary Clinton more.

We lost this one. If we continue to litigate it we will lose the White House – again. Senator Ted Cruz and other attention junkies do us no favor by jumping in front of a parade that has long ago passed the reviewing stand.

On the subject of gay marriage it’s time for us on the right to simply accept that we lost and move on.

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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12 Responses

  1. Richard Moore says:

    10-4,Roger that – over!

  2. Linda E. Montrose says:

    We have lost all the way around if we do not get someone to run on the republican ticket worth a damn. We need more than what the republican elite wants to cram down our throats if we are ever going to get back in the Whitehouse and start turning this country around. If we don’t straighten up our act and stop being manipulated by the republican elite, then we deserve what we get…the COMPLETE destruction of this country by opening the door for the clintons to finish what obama started! Just cold hard facts folks!!! We have to pick our battles!!!

  3. pk says:

    My white horse has strength enuf for one all-out ride this year. Whether the gay marriage thing or the abortion thing passes or does not has zero effect on my actions. This is a choice.

    But another dem. of Hillary’s ilk & agenda is indeed worth getting him out & feeding fighting rations to him. This country is indeed suffering from Obama & as many of Obama’s effects MUST be wiped out.

    I am down for the cause.
    Let’s get ’em.

  4. C M Solomon says:

    Gay marriage is a wedge issue? The logic of the idea that “we lost, lets move on” escapes me. I don’t see how the Queen of Corruption, The Hillary, could ever lose votes to those that hate Christianity, love Marxism and Libertine living, adore Deception, and despise Morality and the Accountability encoded into the laws of this country, who might vote Republican if we kept our mouth shut. Let’s have a little truth telling about the gay marriage proponents and their agenda.

    The Left has many unrelenting philosophies and the homosexual agenda is just another one that rejects traditional morality that has been in place for over 2000 years. This agenda hates the Judeo/Christian heritage that was the basis for the founding of this country to establish a moral, God fearing nation while prohibiting the formation of a theocracy at the same time. That is the genius of the Constitution and the acknowledgement by the Declaration of Independence that an unbridled big government is by definition, corrupt and Godless, and will ultimately turn its citizens into slaves. That is the issue at hand, not that Christians want to establish a theocracy.

    Did you know that preaching against “sin as defined by the Bible” in Christian churches is dangerous in Canada because it can be claimed by the state to be “hate speech” and the speaker/preacher can be prosecuted? This is the ultimate goal of the Left – – – destroy Christianity or render it impotent – – – as well as shred the Constitution and the concept that unalienable rights come from God.

    There is a virulent homosexual agenda that is determined to wipe out the Judeo/Christian ethic, practice, speech, beliefs, religion, customs, behavior, family values, church values, religious institutions [churches, creeds, societies, clubs, educational institutions, seminaries, etc.] on the bogus claim of illegal discrimination as dictated by activist courts or any other governmental edict that bypasses the legislative will of the people and the States, as protected by the Constitution: Freedom of Speech, Religion, Assembly, etc.

    Can you imagine a married homosexual couple that forces (by court order) a Christian seminary/university to hire them as teachers to educate the young students in the institution if they are qualified? Can you imagine a married homosexual couple that forces (by court order) a Christian church to hire them as staff members if they are qualified? Can you imagine a married homosexual couple that forces (by court order) a Christian youth camp to hire them as counselors if they are qualified?

    The Judeo/Christian ethic is under assault by those that dishonor the Constitution and its clear mandates and they will use any means necessary to eradicate morality and fidelity to the Constitution and its acknowledgement that our rights and responsibilities come from God, not the government. The trend towards moral decay and rampant government corruption continues unabated. It is plain for all to see that we are becoming a decadent nation of Libertines with no accountability as they pursue Marxism in all its glory.

    The Right will continue to lose to the Left as the nation continues down this path of moral decay if we on the Right act ashamed of our Judeo/Christian values and abandon the fight “and move on” when the Left NEVER, EVER, thinks of their agendas as “wedge” issues. This is precisely why we desperately need some “new blood” if the Conservative movement is to survive. The Republican Party is infested with cowards and corrupt politicians that campaign to the “right” and govern to the “left” – – – just not as bad, but just as if they were the Socialist Democrat-Lite Party.

  5. Victor says:

    Your defeatist attitude is the exact reason the conservative base has been sitting out the last 2 national elections. The GOP will NEVER win a national election without arousing their conservative base. 8 million potential GOP voters decided not to vote for a shadow democrat/liberal. Just ask the Reagan democrats why they voted for him….he was a man of principle who laid out a strong CONSERVATIVE platform and he swept 49 states, even if they didn’t agree with him 100%. To say that the culture war is “lost” will get the GOP another national defeat. The MAJORITY of Americans do NOT want marriage redefined by the homoactivists. It doesn’t have to be front and center, but to capitulate on this issue and others is to be ignorant of what happened the last 2 times the GOP put up “moderate” viz liberal candidates. Romney couldn’t even win in a lousy economy with the majority of folks saying the country was “on the wrong track”….what the hell does that tell you??

  6. Victor says:

    Here’s a better question for you……Do you think Romney would’ve won if he had said he was OK with redefining marriage to suit a tiny hysterical sexual-identity minority? Guess what, the answer is that he would have suffered a landslide defeat. Use your brain, fool.

  7. L Miles says:

    Being in the media, I can understand that your opinions are heavily influenced by the Washington media culture that hammers Conservatives while ignoring the Left and their stupidity, deception, and subversion of the Constitution at every turn.

    I find it curious that you slam the Conservative “bloopers that bounced around the echo chamber to the detriment of the GOP’s real message.” Why doesn’t the Washington media culture feel your embarrassment of Conservatives when the same or worse is exhibited by their hero, Mr. Obama? Here are a few examples of incredibly stupid statements by this presidential empty suit:

    Mispronouncing “Corpsman”

    Confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist.

    “I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

    “The Cambridge police acted stupidly” …. Before the facts were known.

    “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today.”

    “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”

    “The point I was making was not that [my] Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person ….”

    The truth is that some of us Conservatives just don’t have the same undying energy or determination of the Left to confidently expose their sick philosophy that is destroying this country. We simply can’t let the depraved media that is a megaphone for the Obama Leftists deter our message in spite of our own gaffes. My opinion is that some Conservatives have become victims of the “Stockholm syndrome” that has effectively neutered our willingness to fight at all costs.

  8. Mike Shielding says:

    That’s right, you lost. And you’ll continue to lose until you disappear. Social conservatism is dying — thankfully — and holds zero cachet with living and breathing people. Even modern Christians think you’re full of it.

    You wanna preach fiscal and classic anti-war, anti-foreign affair meddling conservatism? Go on! But social, religious right conservatism? Ha! You might as well join the Flat Earth Society.

  9. Dis-gruntled says:

    So, I guess you threw in the towel on abortion, too? Have you missed the growing number of states passing POPULAR restrictions on legalized infanticide? I’m sure you were no help to all the dedicated people that continued to fight against this travesty in the 30 years since Roe v Wade. When the courts go against the will of the people, the people will eventually make it right. What a poor excuse for a “conservative”.

  10. Maxwell says:

    I’m glad social conservatives didn’t capitulate and have fought back on the “wedge issue” of abortion which the high court supposedly “settled”. Pro-life is now a majority position and states are passing reasonable science-based restrictions. Maybe you should consider becoming a democrat?

  11. C M Soloman says:

    Since the Left has successfully abolished (re-defined) the definition of many words that have lasted for thousands of years to suit their own demented purposes, the followers of CHRIST (hence CHRISTians) should adopt a new term for “marriage” and make it toxic to the anti-CHRIST Left. I suggest the following:

    Christian Marriage
    Ordained Marriage
    Godly Marriage
    Sanctified Marriage
    Biblical Marriage

    That way, GAY Marriage (Marriage) can be the province and “property” of the Left’s perverted dictionary and text books that they want to be the official standards (laws) for the country.

    OOPS! I’m sorry, I forgot. My suggested Christian-based Marriage terms eventually will be pushed into the forbidden zone of “hate speech” and subject to prosecution by the speech police to eradicate “discrimination” and customs of “religious separatists”.

    You know, I don’t think there will EVER be any compromise (tolerance) with these Leftist freaks. Our Constitution is a relic of the past and doesn’t fit their modern era in which we now live. Why don’t we just give up and practice our religion, beliefs, and ceremonies in secret like they did in the Stalinist era in Communist Russia?

  12. TruthTeller says:

    Accept defeat? When the majority is being spat upon by unelected judges? Really?? With “conservatives” like Gleiser….who needs liberals?

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