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Bill O’Reilly: Argument for Gay Marriage is Compelling, Opponents are Bible-Thumpers

Bill O’Reilly’s never-ending campaigns to save Christmas, Easter and other holidays of that sort have made him a favorite of the Religious Right. However, it will be interesting to see how his allies feel today after the Fox News host spent a pretty decent amount of time on yesterday’s program essentially lambasting everything they believe about gay marriage.

In a discussion with Megyn Kelly regarding the Supreme Court listening to arguments about gay marriage, O’Reilly noted that most critics haven’t been able to do anything “but thump the bible.”

“What I'm saying is that when you ask, for example, I had an interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. What is it about calling a marriage, calling a gay union a marriage that offends you,” Kelly said. “How does it hurt a traditional, or a heterosexual marriage? And I didn't hear anything articulated that was particularly persuasive. What people go back to…”

"And I agree with you 100-percent. A 100-percent,” O’Reilly interjected. “I agree with you a 100-percent. The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals. That's where the compelling argument is. 'We're Americans, we just want to be treated like everybody else.'

“That’s a compelling argument. And to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”

At that point, Kelly tried to offer the only case anti-gay marriage folks have made thus far.

“Their best argument, thus far, has been, 'well, marriage is an institution that for 2,000 has been about a man and a woman creating babies…” she said, before then disproving that argument herself two seconds. “…procreation; but look at how society has changed. I mean, people, they talk today about would we be okay passing a law saying people over 55 can't get married because they're not likely to have babies.”

Finally, O’Reilly reiterated his support for civil unions.

“I support civil unions, I always have. Alright. The gay marriage thing, I don’t feel that strongly about it one way or the other.”

Source: Real Clear Politics


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