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Et Tu, O'Reilly ?

Posted on the 29 March 2013 by Jobsanger

Et Tu, O'Reilly ? Nobody knows how the Supreme Court is going to decide the two cases it just heard on same-sex marriage, but poll after poll has made it obvious that most Americans are changing their minds -- and those minds are being changed quickly in favor of granting equal rights to the LGBT community (including equal marriage rights). Note this quote from a well-known personality:
The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals. That is 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. 
It may surprise you, but those are the words of Fox News most popular talking head -- Bill O'Reilly. He went on to say that he wanted all Americans to be happy, and although he doesn't feel strongly either way, he is fine with New York's legalization of same-sex marriage.
This has to be devastating for the fundamentalist right-wing. There are other Republicans who have come out in favor of same-sex marriage (Dick Cheney, Rob Portman, Ken Mehlman, etc.), but these fundamentalists have counted on Fox News always backing their position. Losing O'Reilly is big (since he has always been a big supporter of other fundie causes (War on Christmas, War on Easter, etc.). The tide of equal rights is growing, and it will soon sweep over them!

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