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Clint Eastwood On Gay Marriage: Leave Everybody Alone And Let Them Get Married [Video]

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Clint Eastwood isn’t exactly for gay marriage, but he isn’t exactly against it either. The Hollywood legend told Ellen Degeneres yesterday that who you marry should be none of the government’s business.

Eastwood said:

“It’s a part of the libertarian idea: Leave everybody alone!”

The actor-director went on to say that the United States is facing some serious problems right now and that politicians are wasting too much time discussing gay marriage.

Eastwood said:

“The condition of society right now with the high unemployment rates, and the tremendous debt increasing, and the government spending, you’d think there’d be a lot to think about, except worrying about what gay marriage is about.”

Eastwood’s comments on Ellen reiterate the actor’s belief about gay marriage. In 2011, the actor told GQ that he doesn’t “give a f**k” if a gay couple wants to get married.

Eastwood said:

“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don’t give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bulls*** about “sanctity” — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”

Here’s the video from Ellen.

Are you a fan of Clint Eastwood? Do you agree with his stance on gay marriage?

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255 Responses to “Clint Eastwood On Gay Marriage: Leave Everybody Alone And Let Them Get Married [Video]”

  1. Cheryl Lundgren

    Personally, I loved his speech at the RNC. Go Clint! Whatever happened to both parties? Can't we get some moderate voices and some people willing to compromise on a few things into office?

  2. Jim Freeman

    Hells Bells and Cockle-shells, he was sitting in front of a queer who married her girlfriend and was ask about gay marriage, what do you think he would say. He is Clint and also Human.

  3. Scott Rutherford

    Not a huge fan of his movies (Gran Torino being the exception), thought his speech was a little weird, definitely not a fan of his stance on this issue.

  4. Scott Rutherford

    Not a huge fan of his movies (Gran Torino being the exception), thought his speech was a little weird, definitely not a fan of his stance on this issue.

  5. Anonymous

    Is it too late for Clint to run for President? Hell I'm going to vote for him anyway.

  6. Trey DeLano

    I totally agree with that. Just because you don't like it, for whatever reason, it isn't hurting you , get out of their way.

  7. Ben Miday

    Morality isn't about how you want to live…it is about how your lifestyle affects others. We have a whole generation of people who grew up without fathers and society is feeling the effects of it now. The man contributes to the child's understanding of the world, and the woman contribute's to a chid's understanding of the world…To say that a woman and a man think alike is just simply not true…and anyone who denies that is just kidding themselves. The child, whose father is absent, may gain their father's/mother's missing contributions latter on in life, but we as a society will pay the price until that child does. So, to endorse two same-sex couples as a viable family unit with the ability to raise well-rounded individuals, IMHO, is simply a pipe dream.
    Now I know the nay-sayers will come out of the woodwork giving examples of successful individuals who have been nutured by same-sex couples. But, success is not equated by dollars and cents. Success is measured by peace and harmony with oneself. When a person is at peace with themselves, the world becomes a better place, not when they have the high paying jobs, big house, and bank account to match.

  8. Anonymous

    Eastwood's quote above is even better if you hear it with Dirty Harry's voice… I agree… it's none of anyone else's business who marries who.

  9. Anonymous

    That's the problem Clint, no one cares, about the spiritual or moral decay in our society.All people care about is money and jobs It is rotting from the inside out. Yes I agree the government should stay out of our personal lives and marriage however this is a spiritual and moral issue. Countries rot from within!

  10. Anonymous

    Definitely Clint. As a christian I don't believe in gay marriage but I'm not going to throw stones at their house either. Let God deal with them. God forgives sins, people don't have that power. Although the church believes it is their appointed duty, it isn't.

  11. Ellie Regular

    Yes I do , let this gay/ lesbians lead their lives. There are so many problems in this gov't that are more important than argue of anybody's business. 100% back -up Eastwood. comments. Common sense people.Leave them alone.

  12. Rich Davies

    I totally agree with Jack. I did not know that Clint was a lib and not a far right winger as seen at the convention. I agree with Clint and that is leave us alone to make our own decisions and let government solve unemployment, over spending, wars (thanks Bush) etc. And since we are on leaving us alone, legalize pot for christ sake, look at all of the tax revenue it would take in, da! When is the last time a pot head killed someone with a car aka drunk drivers. They don't bother the alcohol industry because it generates millions in tax dollars, pot can do the same dill weeds! Oh, for the record, I don't smoke pot (allergic) but I strongly believe in freedom of choice, isn't that the large part of the foundation of this country?

    Rich Davies

  13. Scott Rutherford

    Clearly you cared enough to comment. As for minding my own business…um, ok….are you suggesting we don't all get a vote here? Because we kinda do.

  14. Larry Bohannon

    I really needed to hear something good come out of his mouth after hearing him at the RNC. I had sworn I would never watch another Clint Eastwood movie the rest of my life after the convention shambles. Good going, Clint!

  15. Scott Rutherford

    Ellie Regular If you'd actually read the article, you would have seen that, in fact, someone cared enough to ASK. I quote, "Are you a fan of Clint Eastwood? Do you agree with his stance on gay marriage?" Last line. After the picture.

  16. Randi Middleton

    What about children being raised by an asses like yourself? Tell us how well rounded they are going to be? Your children are perfect I assume?

  17. Anonymous

    Could not agree more! There are FAR too many bigger and more pressing issues than who marries whom. It is nobody's business and who cares!

  18. Trish Dillon

    Fine I'll give you an example of my parents. They never married, they both cheated on each other constantly, he would beat my mother. My father has 14 children with at least 7 different women. When he did marry he cheated on his wife and was never home spending time with my siblings that lived woth him unless they played sports. He was also very abusive to my sisters. My mother was physically and verbally abusive. She lies, steals, commits fraud, she actually went to jail on Christmas Eve 1997 (sounds like a great quality to give to your children.) She is also racist and most likely wouldn't approve of my current relationship. So please explain to me how having a mother and a father was so much better for me than having two parents of the same sex?

  19. Larry Bohannon

    All you said sounds very reasonable, but it adds up to being hogwash. All children need is care and love. They need teachers and support. To grow up knowing that you are safe and loved. Everything a child will become comes from being given a good role model to look up to and room to be who you need to be as you form who you are. Children are like plants. All they need is water. Everything else is already there.

  20. Sam Rose

    You made your comment public, so I'm allowed to publicly comment on it. But as far as your personal choices in who to marry, sexual orientation, or family planning. It is none of my damn business, and I would never question how you live your life. That courtesy should be returned to all human beings.

  21. Sam Rose

    You made your comment public, so I'm allowed to publicly comment on it. But as far as your personal choices in who to marry, sexual orientation, or family planning. It is none of my damn business, and I would never question how you live your life. That courtesy should be returned to all human beings.

  22. Barry LeFan

    That was the dumbest statement I have ever heard, it's not who raised the child, it was the government getting too involved on how you raised your child, you can't disipiline children anymore, not at home, not at school, no where, so we have a generation of intitlement, people who have no concious on what they do, Clint is 100% right, stay out of our lives, let us marry who we want, and raise our children the way we want, step in ONLY when the child is really being abused or neglected, not when they get a swat on their ass

  23. Scott Rutherford

    Nonsense, Sam. This is a major issue with implications for society as a whole. If you didn't believe so yourself, you would be just as quiet as you are suggesting those who disagree with you should be. I welcomed your comments, and even your debate. Your lack of basic manners is another matter entirely.

  24. Larry Bohannon

    It sounds like the rot is in you own home or in your head. "Moral decay" does not come from embracing the love that you have in your heart the day you are born. That is what being gay is. We receive our natures at birth and recognizing it and nurturing and accepting who we can be at our best is the finest way to become great and "moral" people. It sounds like you have a very wrong and biased way of looking at what being a "moral" person really is.

  25. Aaron Frazier

    Randi Middleton Ahh, and out comes one of the very bastards Mr. Miday spoke of. Maybe if YOUR dad was around you'd be something more than a magician AND learn to mind your tongue. Don't dish it if you can't take it, Houdummy.

  26. Todd Morris

    Slightly confused, doesn't he support the political party that strongly suggests gays and lesbians are immortal and don't count as people?

  27. John Paul Gettelman

    Clint is LaissezFaireLiberal not ProgressiveIdentityTheftLiberal. He is ConservativeLibertarian.This is also called ClassicalLiberalSocialLife.See LaissezFaire Books and particularly Vienna Law School author Ludwig von Mises' Economic and Sociological Analysis of Socialism.

  28. Trey DeLano

    Yes, so let them do what they want, he doesn't give a f**k unlike the party. He's got more important things to worry about.

  29. Barbara Tatum

    So, just out of curiosity, you think I should vote on whether or not to allow you to marry your chosen partner? Because, I'm a straight woman, married to a man, and I'm unable to find the history of referendums and other bullshit in which people proposed that my marriage be made unconstitutional in any state in this union. Have I missed a huge chunk of American history? Because we didn't actually vote on straight marriage.

  30. Todd Morris

    Yes well, he believes that the government shouldn't interfere with whom you marry, but supports the political party that believes the government should control what is considered marriage and who can qualify for marriage. Sounds… a wee bit twisted, or was he just pitching his movie?

  31. Trey DeLano

    If he could have only pitched the movie I'm sure he would have been happier. But he had to find a happy (for Clint Eastwood) medium.

  32. Todd Morris

    Hah, well Eastwood was on Degeneres' show, and I'm sure the topic of same-sex marriage would come up… that tends to happen on her show. Eastwood's handler should have realized this, "It's a trap!"

  33. John Paul Gettelman

    LaissezFaire means let us do(our social deeds),let us do our socialeconomic deeds),let us ENTREPRENEURS do our social economic deeds.Do not let anti social deeds be done in the name of social action.Do not let anti social, fast change artistry commit identity theft in the name of social action.Let us not let anti social deeds be done in the name of social progress.Conserve Private property oF our individual lives,liberties & properties.Are not the fruits of our pursuits our private properties?ELSEWISE WE ARE SLAVES, ARE WE NOT? Is this not why Property is interchanged with pursuit of happiness in the USA constitution?

  34. John Paul Gettelman

    LaissezFaire means let us do(our social deeds),let us do our socialeconomic deeds),let us ENTREPRENEURS do our social economic deeds.Do not let anti social deeds be done in the name of social action.Do not let anti social, fast change artistry commit identity theft in the name of social action.Let us not let anti social deeds be done in the name of social progress.Conserve Private property oF our individual lives,liberties & properties.Are not the fruits of our pursuits our private properties?ELSEWISE WE ARE SLAVES, ARE WE NOT? Is this not why Property is interchanged with pursuit of happiness in the USA constitution?

  35. KarenandLoren Pittman

    Randi Middleton Why are you calling names just b/c he doesn't agree w/ your opinion. At least he is a man who cares about children enough to think through what HE THINKS is best for them! You sound meaner (like an ass) more than he does!!

  36. John Paul Gettelman

    Clint is Conserving LaissezFaire Liberal social life from identity theft.LaissezFaire liberal (classical liberal),(conservative libertarian) social life let's social life do it's own thing.Notice doing your own thing is possesive.Iin other words it means do not let anybody violate anybody else's property rights.

  37. Paul C Fabela

    What you want to be is your choice. Who you want to be with is your choice. No one should tell you how to live your life. Smaller government should be our concern as citizens. What happens behind closed doors in the privacy of your home or in your bedroom is of no concern to me. Be happy with the one you love.

  38. Linda M Morrow

    I believe the bible teaches homosexuality is a sin, however God gave man freedom of choice on what to believe and practice so who are we to take it away? For all you christians who want the government to intercede what happens when that government starts endorsing another religion like in the middle east? Seperation of religion and state, there is a reason for that.

  39. Linda M Morrow

    Todd Morris there are gay groups that are republicans too. You missed his point we need to elect the candidate that will make america strong with jobs and get out of our business. Society will take care of social issues. If you look at reports more and more people are accepting gay marriage. It will eventually be acceptable in all the states no matter what political party is in.

  40. Todd Morris

    Oh I'm sure, maybe some day, and wouldn't that be nice. I'm just finding this all very ironic, that's all. One of the core founding arguments of the Republican party, and also of the Teabag movement, is this idea of freedom… that freedom is being taken away, or in some way snubbed by the government. These groups are okay looking the other way when the freedom to marry is suppressed.

    @Linda – I subscribe to your faith in this.

  41. Bill Boyd

    Ben Ben , all your education & your fancy letter writting will not fix the situation. All I know is that Love is Love even if you want to love a rock, what business is it of yours to tell me who & what I can love? It's my damn life & my right to live and be free in this USA.

  42. Bill Boyd

    Ben Ben , all your education & your fancy letter writting will not fix the situation. All I know is that Love is Love even if you want to love a rock, what business is it of yours to tell me who & what I can love? It's my damn life & my right to live and be free in this USA.

  43. Bill Boyd

    Ben Ben , all your education & your fancy letter writting will not fix the situation. All I know is that Love is Love even if you want to love a rock, what business is it of yours to tell me who & what I can love? It's my damn life & my right to live and be free in this USA.

  44. Anonymous

    Marriage is a religious ceremony and should be decided by the religion, it's not of the govt's business. Lots of religions accept same sex marriage. Stay out of it govt, when civil unions have disputes then govt courts make the decision. That's your one job when it comes to marriage.

  45. Jennifer Jones

    Ben, you should look up the definition of morality :
    "Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior."

    Your saying you believe it is "bad behavior" to marry someone of the same sex because children need both parents to grow up…? Are you trying to say that children of same sex unions can't be stable, well rounded, happy and contribute to society..?

    If your argument against gay marriage is children not having a mother AND a father raising them then I guess you would want the government to make divorce illegal.
    Divorce has made more children grow up without a parent.

  46. Craig Adair

    For you it is a spiritual or moral issue but it may not be for others. You stay out of other people's homes and maybe they won't come into yours telling you what an idiot you are for believing what you believe in

  47. Mariah Ramsey

    I agree with Clint completely. Why is such a big deal if two people who love each other want to get married? I am a christian and have argued over this before since my best friend is gay. He is a nice, wonderful person who would lay his life down, who are we humans who are imperfect to deny him this. We aren't God. While the bible says its a sin, so is cheating, so is having sex before you are married and does the term "Judge lest thee be judged" mean anything?

    But here is what is the matter with the government intervening. They shouldn't be able to. There is a seperation between church and state, meaning we can't pray in school or say even God's name in the pledge of allegiances. The government can't legally get invovled in this. It's not a moral or church thing, it's a civil rights issue! Let the people get married, have their happiness, who are we who are allowed happiness to deny another?

  48. Blank Page

    The finest example of a couple is my Minister and his spouse. they have been together26 years, no kids unfortunately, but they have tons of nieces and nephews who are very close. I have known the Minister's better half since High school, and have been close to all of the family. The fact they are Gay, and cannot be married here, doesn't bother them as much as it bothers the family, because they are perfect for each other, and are at church every Sunday, and participating in community events, and charity. God created Love…I really don't think hate was his.

  49. Linda M Morrow

    i think that is why he called himself a libertarian which is more where I fall.But until we become more than a two party system we have to choose which candidate running fits us better. But I hear you on the republican party it's one of the arguments I have with my own family! Freedom for religion means freedom to not believe in it too.

  50. Mariah Ramsey

    For all the gay couples out there, I wish you happiness and good luck in getting to be able to marry. You all deserve this right that is being unfairly kept from you and I want y'all to know you have people out here that support you.

  51. Mariah Ramsey

    For all the gay couples out there, I wish you happiness and good luck in getting to be able to marry. You all deserve this right that is being unfairly kept from you and I want y'all to know you have people out here that support you.

  52. Craig Adair

    Are gay people coming into your home telling you not to believe what you believe? Maybe you should stay out of their home. What if the government told you to practice Islam, Scott? Would you be a fan of the stance to mind your own business? And something is wrong with you if you don't like his movies.

  53. Danny SK Lum

    when is it the business of the government to define love, marraige and what goes on in someone's bedroom. I know there are the older generations, the religious nutjobs and the ignorant who spew their venom but who cares. Go out and vote, make your voices heard where it matters the most. I live in Canada so I don't have the same BS to deal with. All we want in Canada is a stable economy and prosperous outlook.

  54. Todd Morris

    Yes, freedom for religion does not force you into believing in any specific religion at all… but the Constitution attempts to get everyone on the same page, believing that "tolerance" is the answer. Not everyone is reading between the lines.

  55. Craig Adair

    Todd Morris he thinks there are more important issues (like the economy) to worry about and feels like the Republican party can get us back on track. Many people that vote this way do agree with the social issues of the Democratic party but don't feel they are the most important issues

  56. Danny SK Lum

    Ben, obviously you're from the south. Your comments don't apply to regular folk.

  57. Mariah Ramsey

    Why does it effect you? Seeing two people, gay or straight, happy with home and families? Is it like they are walking up to you and demanded you join their pride parade? No. They just want the same rights as everyone else and they deserve them.

  58. Craig Adair

    Actually the writers of the Constitution all had different religions, some were non-believers. This country was definitely not based on Christianity. The only real "core" member that was Christian was John Jay. Jefferson didn't believe in God, neither did Washington.

  59. Caleb Mayor

    gay marriage or nor gay marriage, sex or without sex, let everybody carry his/her cross, the judgement day is coming soonest and its just on your door step.

  60. Craig Adair

    Not at all gray, you don't necessary agree with everything either party offers, you just pick which one you feel would be better for what you feel is important

  61. Craig Adair

    That's right. Until there's a better system. If you have all the answers please elaborate.

  62. Curtis Stanley

    This is my first time seeing someone argue against gay marriage and NOT come off as an angry idiot teenager. But, you make it sound like same sex couples are incapable of raising children. Even if that were true, we could spend all day pointing out all the heterosexual couples who have failed their children. I do agree that it will be tougher for a gay couple to raise children in such an intolerant world, especially when they get to high school age. But I don't believe endorsing gay marriage will change a single thing for better or worse. You would have to be really focused on this if you can tell if a child is raised by gay parents without seeing the parents first.

  63. Melanie Wardlow

    C'mon it really is no one's business. I mean as long as there a decent person who cares. Also, what you do in your own home-big deal. You don't have to like it, but you should respect them for finding someone their happy with. Don't get me started on religion bashing gays that is wrong and a total contradiction, because we are supposed to love one another. Let's get past the bigotry and stupidity people.

  64. Larry Jones

    don't thank bush for the wars.. thanks the assholes who flew the planes into the towers.. and the other assholes who used chemical weapons on their own people.. bush had the backbone to stand up to that and obummer never will.

  65. Larry Jones

    don't thank bush for the wars.. thanks the assholes who flew the planes into the towers.. and the other assholes who used chemical weapons on their own people.. bush had the backbone to stand up to that and obummer never will.

  66. Todd Morris

    I wish I had all the answers, then I'd write a book, go on tour dispensing "how-to" help, and I could retire early. Wouldn't that be nice.

  67. Todd Morris

    I wish I had all the answers, then I'd write a book, go on tour dispensing "how-to" help, and I could retire early. Wouldn't that be nice.

  68. KarenandLoren Pittman

    Yeah um Danny, it's the SOUTHERNERS that sound hateful right about now! And since there are so little of them, they aren't "regular folk". ???

  69. Linda M Morrow

    that's the problem in America Danny, the political parties use things like this to keep us divided so we don't concentrate on the economy. I look forward to the day that we vote on the economy,health,education etc… I'll probably be long gone by than but I can still dream!

  70. Chris Jensen

    Doesn't really sound like the kind of guy the Repubs wanted as a primary speaker at their convention, does it? Clint was brilliant, he had a new movie coming out, raked in all the publicity at the RNC and he'll profit from it at the box office. He's no dummy. That whole empty chair schtick was pure Hollywood. :)

  71. Leonor T. Ritz

    The Republican party has been using the smoke screen about gay marriage for years to distract you and me from the fact that they were going to put us in the poor house and turn us into their slaves.Well, thanks to dumb poelple in this country, THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED!

  72. Scott Rutherford

    Craig Adair , if the government demanded that I convert to Islam, I would, of course, disobey it. Wouldn't change much for me. Governments have persecuted my religion before (and some still do). If they do so here someday, I will stand until I am martyred. I expect that to happen at some point, the only question being whether it's in my lifetime or not. I have not barged into anyone's home, gay or otherwise. As for liking Clint's movies….um….OK…..who knows? Maybe we can find some agreement there. I've only watched a few of them. They were all just OK for me. Which ones would you suggest? I thought Gran Torino was one of the top 5 movies I've ever seen, so I'm open to the idea I might like others.

  73. Scott Rutherford

    Mariah Ramsey , I don't believe I made any claim to it affecting me. Really, the only effect gay folks cohabitating and raising kids has had on me personally is that I've seen a disproportionate number of their kids in the juvenile system when I was working there….so I guess in a sense, it kept me in work for a while, especially when I was working with juveniles.Don't know if the percentages hold up nation-wide or even state-wide. I just know what came through the doors of the 3 residential placements I worked for personally. And they were disproportionate.

  74. Scott Rutherford

    Incidentally, I had no problems working with the kids. Or their parents. Didn't hate or even dislike any of them. My belief that it's wrong isn't based out of any kind of dislike or disdain for anyone. I don't label people based on their behaviors or mistakes.

  75. William Tew

    Two parents of the same sex can do the same thing to children that you just talked about. It is not the gender that causes abuse. Just saying, I do not see where you are coming from, saying your parents were bad parents. If they were of the same sex they could still be bad parents.

  76. Anonymous

    Yet he supports Mitt Romney, who will likely push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Not the governments business indeed…

  77. Linda Cornelius

    YEAH FOR CLINT EASTWOOD! He tells it like it is. It should be the chose of the people not government. They have other more important things to worry about. And it also is not up to anyone else to choose who someone should or should not marry.If the straights can be happy… the gays can be happy too. Leave them alone and get on with your life. Worry about yourself and try to be a more unstanding person. GOD LOVES ALL HIS CHILDERN!

  78. Anonymous

    …well Clint…ya see buddy, ya can't just leave everybody alone because then you'll have anti socials, anarchy and well…people like you! To explain your preference, try maybeeee….first ammendment rights, human rights, personal choice…you know things like that. Clint, you can't (or shouldn't) be a cowboy forever1.

  79. Anonymous

    …well Clint…ya see buddy, ya can't just leave everybody alone because then you'll have anti socials, anarchy and well…people like you! To explain your preference, try maybeeee….first ammendment rights, human rights, personal choice…you know things like that. Clint, you can't (or shouldn't) be a cowboy forever1.

  80. Anonymous

    …well Clint…ya see buddy, ya can't just leave everybody alone because then you'll have anti socials, anarchy and well…people like you! To explain your preference, try maybeeee….first ammendment rights, human rights, personal choice…you know things like that. Clint, you can't (or shouldn't) be a cowboy forever1.

  81. Donneta McNeill Williams

    I will encourage ones I know to follow the words of Our Lord and Savior. All I can to it try and it is up to them to decide. They will answer to God. I at least this gene problem, if it is a gene problem, may stop, no children will be born of such a union.

  82. Craig Adair

    Just like gay people will disobey if the government tries to tell them what to do. You are barging into others' homes if you are telling them what they can and can't do while in it. (No you are not physically barging in). You want the government to give you freedom of religion but you don't want others to have their freedom FROM religion. I can't understand how anyone thinks that way.

    Movies? My favs are The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, A Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Outlaw Josey Wales. He directed Mystic River, Unforgiven is pretty good. I liked Bridges of Madison County although no one else seemed to. I'd go with one of the first two I listed. The old spaghetti westerns were the best. If my wife let me I would be re-watching them all the time

  83. Anonymous

    I'm With Clint on this, we need to mind our own business in how others sexuality is concerned, as long as it doesn't involve those under the legal maturity age or animals. With the world population escalating to disastrous limits I should think governments could see the benefit of same sex marriages. As for narrow minded religious zealots..DO YOUR OWN THING LEAVE OTHER PEOPLE FIND HEAVEN OR HELL ON THEIR OWN!

  84. Buce McLaughlin

    I've been saying the same damn thing for years! Leave the Gay population alone and let them marry if they choose to!

    It's none of our business if two people love each other, let them bond in such a way. It can't be any worse than a man and woman getting married and then getting divorced with kids involved.

  85. Buce McLaughlin

    I've been saying the same damn thing for years! Leave the Gay population alone and let them marry if they choose to!

    It's none of our business if two people love each other, let them bond in such a way. It can't be any worse than a man and woman getting married and then getting divorced with kids involved.

  86. Buce McLaughlin

    Ben…I can 'somewhat relate' with what you're saying, HOWEVER, who are you to determine how others may live their lives?

    GRANTED…you are OLD SCHOOL raised I presume, yet you have to realize that we are living in different times. You should adapt and allow people to do as they wish, afterall, isn't it a FREE COUNTRY?

  87. Linda Valerio Hayes

    Political affiliation aside…what Mr. Eastwood says is just plain common sense. There are so many more important things this country needs to have addressed by the government. My personal opinion…I know many gay couples who have better marriages then some heterosexual ones…so LEAVE THEM ALONE, they aren't hurting anyone…jeez.

  88. Chuck Wilkins

    I BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS TRYING TO SAVE SOULS. THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A CHURCH, HOWEVER IF A PERSON WANTS TO MARRY A SAME GENDER THAN GOD WILL DEAL WITH THEM IN THE HERE-AFTER AND I DO FEEL FOR THEIR SOULS.

  89. Angel Burr Moore

    We all need GOD because he is the only one who can give anybody (parent, child, sibling, etc…) the wisdom and Morality to not only raise a child but to do anything else in life right. You can come on here and critize me all you want because I am just giving my view and opinion like everyone else!

  90. Angel Burr Moore

    We all need GOD because he is the only one who can give anybody (parent, child, sibling, etc…) the wisdom and Morality to not only raise a child but to do anything else in life right. You can come on here and critize me all you want because I am just giving my view and opinion like everyone else!

  91. Scott Rutherford

    Not sure we really want whether or not people will obey as the standard for whether or not things should be legal or encouraged. At least, the 12 years I spent in juvenile justice leads me to believe that's a bad idea. As for what adults do in their homes, I am not a proponent of the government getting involved. Never claimed to be. However (again I draw from 12 years of working with juveniles in my area), having seen a disproportionate number of kids in trouble coming out of these relationships, I don't think giving legal status to them will help. I wouldn't claim to know if my experience is representative of the nation as a whole….just saying that a disproportionate number of kids I worked with came out of these situations….frankly, an even more disproportionate number came out of single parent homes, but that's another discussion.

    I will check out those movies. I've seen most of them in part, but can't say I sat through any of them (honestly, not a huge movie guy).

  92. Danny SK Lum

    Linda, visit Canada. I think you'll like it. We are not embroiled in world politics, we do what is right not popular and yes it is safer here.

  93. Brian Kappes

    Rich Davies Clint Eastwood has always hailed himself as socially liberal but fiscally conservative, so both in this interview and in his RNC speech I am not surprised. Plus i believe back in the late 70's early 80's he made this same statement (except with less curse words), but it is only now that it is known since he gave the RNC speech.

  94. Anonymous

    God gave us free will the the birth right for our souls to seek and give love and joy ~ He will not judge or punish for the choices we make to fulfill our dreams of finding love and happiness, regardless of who that is with! I am heterosexual by the way. Love is love, gender has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

  95. Trish Dillon

    William Tew That was the point I was trying to Convey to Ben. He stated " So, to endorse two same-sex couples as a viable family unit with the ability to raise well-rounded individuals, IMHO, is simply a pipe dream." I was giving an example that it's the same for parents of the opposite sex. You don't have to see where I'm coming from but I'm sure you can easily grasp the concept.

  96. Brian Kappes

    If science is right and homosexuality is caused by a hormonal imbalance, then what is to stop a man with a hormonal balance from thinking like a woman and passing on womanly traits and vice versa with the father (whether it be a man or a woman.)

  97. Brian Kappes

    If science is right and homosexuality is caused by a hormonal imbalance, then what is to stop a man with a hormonal balance from thinking like a woman and passing on womanly traits and vice versa with the father (whether it be a man or a woman.)

  98. Brian Kappes

    If science is right and homosexuality is caused by a hormonal imbalance, then what is to stop a man with a hormonal balance from thinking like a woman and passing on womanly traits and vice versa with the father (whether it be a man or a woman.)

  99. Brian Kappes

    If science is right and homosexuality is caused by a hormonal imbalance, then what is to stop a man with a hormonal balance from thinking like a woman and passing on womanly traits and vice versa with the father (whether it be a man or a woman.)

  100. Brian Kappes

    If science is right and homosexuality is caused by a hormonal imbalance, then what is to stop a man with a hormonal balance from thinking like a woman and passing on womanly traits and vice versa with the father (whether it be a man or a woman.)

  101. Danny SK Lum

    @Linda M Morrow I am not being intentionally mean spirited. You have to admit, this guy's comments are of prehistoric values. I can appreciate that but who has the right to impose their will upon others? isn't that why the US is not liked abroad? It's my opinion and screw everyone else.

  102. Danny SK Lum

    @ KarenandLoren Pittman, I am not sure how to interpret your response.

  103. Scott Rutherford

    With all due respect, God has a great deal to say about how we seek to give love and joy. And sex. Incidentally, love and sex are not the same thing. You can have sex without loving at all, regardless of your inclinations. And you can love without having sex. At any rate, careful about speaking for God unless you can back up what you're saying. If you're referring to the God described int he Bible, you're off a bit.

  104. Linda M Morrow

    Have visited Canada it is indeed a beautiful country. But American born and bred,we have some unique things facing us that Canada doesn't have but we are survivors!

  105. Deeforrest Fairchild

    LIVE & LET LIVE! that's why we <3 Clint Eastwood, devoted father, loving husband, Libertarian, humanitarian…CLAMPER…<3.

  106. Gary Bennett

    All of the other enlightened, civilized countries of the world don't legislate bedrooms and women's vagina's. My fellow Americans, time to get on-board!

  107. Dixie Miller

    Your headline is wrong all he said is "leave everybody alone", I watched the interview and you can see a clip of it. He didn't approve or disapprove because he is smart in public. Beside the fact it shouldn't be a political topic.

  108. Dixie Miller

    Rich Davies He isn't a liberal but a republican with the libertarian mindset. Both parties have changed and really dramatically since Obama came into being. I use to vote democrat but the party is run by thugs and the lies and believe me, it's changed for the worse. I voted for a truck driver when I was 21 because he was running as either an independent or libertarian.

  109. Dixie Miller

    Trish Dillon Sad for you Trish. But most people who marry and love each other don't do what your parents have done, though you aren't alone as you probably know because I am sure you go to AA or Alanon or something so you can try to live a somewhat normal life.

  110. Dixie Miller

    Randi Middleton Wow, you are a top commentor! So you think living a moral and good life with both parents available makes a person an ass for their opinion? Then you must be a brainwashed liberal/democrat, right? Why are you so angry? I hope all your responses aren't so negative. You don't like what someone says so you call names? Really Randi, get some help.

  111. Dixie Miller

    Randi Middleton Wow, you are a top commentor! So you think living a moral and good life with both parents available makes a person an ass for their opinion? Then you must be a brainwashed liberal/democrat, right? Why are you so angry? I hope all your responses aren't so negative. You don't like what someone says so you call names? Really Randi, get some help.

  112. David Small

    Ok why would you support gay marriage and Mittens Romney ain't? And plus you was attended to RNC? Something ain't add up right….

  113. Lon Kaufmann

    Excellent Response Mr. Ben Miday!! Well reasoned and mature. The idea that we take responsibility for the effect that our choices have on others, or that there may actually be moral guidelines provided to God's creation is however abhorrent to many. As much as I like Eastwood as an actor, his response sadly reflects the erosion of a moral compass among many in the U.S.. 'Libertarian' sounds broad-minded, philosophical, and fair as who shouldn't believe in liberty for everyone? If there is no Creator who's designed humans and all Creation, and provided guidelines by which all can function together in an ideal harmonious way, then we are left with the anarchy of every person designing their own formula for happiness.
    But then isn't that what our prisons are full of…people who simply followed their own inner compass towards self-expression and happiness? Who's to fault them? If one doesn't accept that there are already moral and social guidelines that come 'packaged' with humanity, then we're left with Rousseau's definitions of the noble savage and as Mr. Bohannon states, humans, children, are no different than plants. Noble, beautiful plants, but plants still the same. As to marriage, if three men, two women, an armadillo, and a Toyota Camry have found happiness together, should we deny them the happiness of announcing them as legally married in all 50 states?

  114. James Miller

    Not the biggest issue to old straight men that can't git it up Supaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  115. Anonymous

    It sure would have been interesting if he had said at the GOP convention "I do hope that many of you change your mind about gay marriage." It would have gone from Jekyll to Hyde with laughs and cheers immediately turning into boos and jeers. I am glad he is sensible and not a bigot. Thumbs up for Clint on this one!

  116. Judy Mortenson Gilmer Beach

    Gay marriage is a non-issue in the government…" let them eat cake"… stay out of our sexual functions. That is a matter of conscience, and is up to the individual….

  117. Judy Mortenson Gilmer Beach

    Gay marriage is a non-issue in the government…" let them eat cake"… stay out of our sexual functions. That is a matter of conscience, and is up to the individual….

  118. Jim Hahn

    Very much Hogwash from someone who does not understand what or who he is talking about. There are some very fine people in this world, full of integrity and love, with all sorts of leadership values we hold dear, who were raised by same sex parents. Government has no business determining how may family should be organized or look. Besides, you can't exactly hold up the heterosexual model as better given all the crap that has been generated by that family format. Ozzie and Harriet disappeared in the 1960s and will never return. Instead of trying to go back in time, how about we look FORWARD and give families of ALL types the support they deserve.

  119. Hunter Adams

    I have a question, you said " Success is measured by peace and harmony with oneself. When a person is at peace with themselves, the world becomes a better place, not when they have the high paying jobs, big house, and bank account to match" So let me ask you something, Mr. peace and harmony? Remember the young men that open fired on the school in Columbine, or the young gunman in Arizona, the theater shooting or how about Adolf Hitter and Osama Bin Laden? They had traditional parents; did that fill them with peace and harmony?

  120. Mick Evans

    I want to bring up an issue that I'm surprised has never come up in these gay marriage debates. The U.S. was built on the idea of separation of religion and state. As these debates have shown marriage is inherently a religious concept that is understood through the lense of what one's religion says about it or what one's lack of religion says about it. What business does government, state or federal, have deciding what marriages will recognize and what they won't recognize? Honestly, I don't think the government should recognize any marriage, hetersexual or homosexual; I think people should go to their religions for that or if they aren't religious go to themselves for that. Now if we want some sort of contract between people that give some sort of benefit then the government can issue those to whoever wants them, it could be celibate friends who decide by a house together or could very well be two people who are romantically involved. Whatever the case may be like Eastwood said, its not the government's business.

  121. Anonymous

    Wow…a Republican who does not fit the stereotype of Republicans in the main stream media. Whatever will they do now? The Republican party has always been more of a big tent party than the Democrats, despite what the media would have you believe.

  122. Anonymous

    Wow…a Republican who does not fit the stereotype of Republicans in the main stream media. Whatever will they do now? The Republican party has always been more of a big tent party than the Democrats, despite what the media would have you believe.

  123. Rick Shoaf

    Dixie Miller The Republican party has moved totally to the extreme far right in the last 30 years… except for when it comes to decreasing government spending. That's actually been what the Democrats have done since Clinton. Democrats run by thugs? Excuse me? It was Republicans that have started 2 wars of aggression based on lies.

  124. Rick Shoaf

    "When a person is at peace with themselves, the world becomes a better place, not when they have the high paying jobs, big house, and bank account to match."

    You don't need a mother and a father for that.

  125. Artie Parkin

    Suprise! Seems like Clint is for whatever audience he is speaking in front of at the time.

  126. Artie Parkin

    Suprise! Seems like Clint is for whatever audience he is speaking in front of at the time.

  127. Michael Winters

    Thank you Mariah. I wish we had a world full of wonderful people like you. I think we might be able to find a more peaceful world if everyone shared your views.

  128. Robert Ritchey

    Notice that Mr. Narrow-minded… uh, excuse me, Mr Miday hasn't responded to back up this comments once a valid argument was posed. The problems of society he speaks of are due to bad role models… period. There are far more mid-guided children in broken heterosexual relationships than there are due to same-sex marriages. Granted – having gay parents certainly puts a strain on a child by his friends and peers. But… if we could rid the world of intolerance and bigotry like Mr. Midays mindset, this wouldn't be an issue now would it? Learn to accept others for who they are, not the choices they make that have no bearing on you.

  129. Carl Lee

    I still like clint eastwood, but I have hot ever liked ellen! he had to say something to the fact of I don't care, if they want to be g/a/y/ a/s/s f..cks. if he had said any thing else, and say no I disagree with gay marriage. then ellen would have said something stupid to him. clint would have had to kick all of the body guards a/s/s/e/s. then ellen would hit him while he was getting jumped, kick him in the b/a/l/l/s. then as she is the last one standing, she would tell clint, you wouldn't hit a lady would you! then clint would knock the h/e/l/l/ out of her! devildogcarl semperfi.

  130. Carl Lee

    why don't one of you g/a/y fairies , go and try to coddle up to old dirty harry while hes eating a hot dog! I bet he plants a boot in your a/s/s/, comes out if a 44 magnum, and asks you do you feel lucky punk? well do you punk? devildogcarl semperfi.

  131. Anonymous

    Rich Davies, Your progressive communism is hanging out, ( thanks Bush ). The world trade center was first attacked under Clinton and Bush was Pres for 6 mo.s when it was taken out. That attack was years in the planning. And we are being attacked right now under Obama. This has nothing to do with party, they hate YOU and your way of life period.

  132. Ben Miday

    If we take the arguement that people who are not attracted to the opposite sex are "born this way", then we are accepting that nature did it…if one is not attracted to the opposite sex naturally, then we must accept that nature never intended for those people to have children…since it is a biological impossibility for two people of the same sex to have children….that is using the "born this way assumption".

  133. Edward Black

    You seem to say reasonable things, but they just don't make sense. " Morality isn't about how you want to live…it is about how your lifestyle affects others." Huh? Morality is about being the best you that you can be; it's not about changing who you are becuase those who don't have the capacity to understand or tolerate those different from themselves can't handle who you are. Those people need to evolve. Otherwise, we might just as well go back to living in caves. You paint a bleak portrait of modern society, and I don't agree with your conclusions. They are, afer all, just your limited experience, with no wider lens than the narrow one you see life through. As many will point out to you, life is a unique experience for everyone, and can't be explained away universally by one person's viewpoint. I will, however, agree with your last statement: "Success is measured by peace and harmony with oneself" Gay people should be at peace and harmony with themselves (and not try to become something they are not). Once society quits chastizing gay people, and quits making them feel less than others, the world will be a better place.

  134. Edward Black

    God isn't going to punish those that simply live according to how God created them. There is no sin in being gay; you are indeed born that way – no matter what anyone says.

  135. Edward Black

    God isn't going to punish those that simply live according to how God created them. There is no sin in being gay; you are indeed born that way – no matter what anyone says.

  136. Ben Miday

    It is my personal belief there are people born without natural attraction to the opposite sex. But, I also believe nature never intended for them to go and find a same sex partner. Can they be loving and caring to others and children as well, yes of course…love is a choice to share with whomever. However, you can take a child to daycare and have a loving, caring, naturing enviroment…but is that a subsitute for parents?

    In fact, it is my personal belief, adopted children struggle with the same issues emotionally. Don't get me wrong, adoption is the next best thing to real parents and is needful and appreciated…but it can never take the place of real parents, and could never diminish the importance of the contributions the real parents could have given to their child, nor is their any substitute.

  137. Ben Miday

    @ Edward Black "Morality is about being the best you that you can be; it's not about changing who you are becuase those who don't have the capacity to understand or tolerate those different from themselves can't handle who you are."

    Hmm, so those folks who think child molestation/exploitation is okay, should just be left alone? What about a culture that thinks its okay to beat your wife? Does that make polygmy okay? What about children getting married at the age of 12? If someone makes you mad, shouldn't you have the right to kill them since people should be tolerant of your different viewpoint?

    Fact is, most our moral laws are based upon the Ten Commandments and Jewish Law…thus morality IS BASED on how your behaviour affects others.

  138. Ben Miday

    @ Edward Black "Morality is about being the best you that you can be; it's not about changing who you are becuase those who don't have the capacity to understand or tolerate those different from themselves can't handle who you are."

    Hmm, so those folks who think child molestation/exploitation is okay, should just be left alone? What about a culture that thinks its okay to beat your wife? Does that make polygmy okay? What about children getting married at the age of 12? If someone makes you mad, shouldn't you have the right to kill them since people should be tolerant of your different viewpoint?

    Fact is, most our moral laws are based upon the Ten Commandments and Jewish Law…thus morality IS BASED on how your behaviour affects others.

  139. Ben Miday

    @ Trish Dillon Failure on the part of your parents, due to their lack of moralistically redeeming behaviour, is not an indictment of the traditional family, nor an endorsement for gay parenting.

  140. Ben Miday

    @ Trish Dillon Failure on the part of your parents, due to their lack of moralistically redeeming behaviour, is not an indictment of the traditional family, nor an endorsement for gay parenting.

  141. Ben Miday

    I have a question. To those who feel they are qualified to answer, is a gay person someone who is in a same-sex relationship, or one who is not attracted to the opposite sex?

  142. Doug Williams

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with gay people or any reason to fear them. if gay people get married it's not going to change my life at all. On a different subjectClint Eastwood is a senile old turd. I'm surprised if he would have anything positive to say on the subject.

  143. Doug Williams

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with gay people or any reason to fear them. if gay people get married it's not going to change my life at all. On a different subjectClint Eastwood is a senile old turd. I'm surprised if he would have anything positive to say on the subject.

  144. Doug Williams

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with gay people or any reason to fear them. if gay people get married it's not going to change my life at all. On a different subjectClint Eastwood is a senile old turd. I'm surprised if he would have anything positive to say on the subject.

  145. Dorie Pierce

    You should get over your past..it is the past. Learn from your parents mistake and your mistakes and move on. Your past is no different than mine. Dont cry the poor me syndrome. Grow up and go on with your life, but forgive first and move on.

  146. Nancy Laurent

    your an idiot to believe what he's saying. It's all bullshit because he's on t.v. I bet you he's not that way off of t.v. Let one of his kids be gay and he wouldn't have anything to do with 'em. He's a FAKEASS ACTOR. i WILL NEVER WATCH HIS SORRY ASS MOVIES AGAIN!!!!

  147. Nancy Laurent

    TO HELL WITH CLINT EASTWOOD…i USED TO LIKE HIM, BUT HE'S AN ASSHOLE! hE'S LYING THREW HIS TEETH WHEN HE SAID WHAT HE SAID ABOUT GAY MARRIAGES! sINCE HE WENT ON t.v. ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT HE LOST ME AS A RAN AND WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER ONE OF HIS PUNKASS MOVIES!

  148. Anonymous

    I agree with Clint Eastwood, in the words of The Beatles LET IT BE! I'm married if they what to be miserable like me by all means let em DO it! 1

  149. Edward Black

    You make ridiculous arguments, Ben. Do you really think that's what I'm endorsing? You are now just making yourself look incredibly foolish. There is no "Fact is", Ben – just becuase you beleive it doesn't make it fact. And that's a fact.

  150. Edward Black

    You make ridiculous arguments, Ben. Do you really think that's what I'm endorsing? You are now just making yourself look incredibly foolish. There is no "Fact is", Ben – just becuase you beleive it doesn't make it fact. And that's a fact.

  151. Edward Black

    You make ridiculous arguments, Ben. Do you really think that's what I'm endorsing? You are now just making yourself look incredibly foolish. There is no "Fact is", Ben – just becuase you beleive it doesn't make it fact. And that's a fact.

  152. Edward Black

    You make ridiculous arguments, Ben. Do you really think that's what I'm endorsing? You are now just making yourself look incredibly foolish. There is no "Fact is", Ben – just becuase you beleive it doesn't make it fact. And that's a fact.

  153. Edward Black

    You make ridiculous arguments, Ben. Do you really think that's what I'm endorsing? You are now just making yourself look incredibly foolish. There is no "Fact is", Ben – just becuase you beleive it doesn't make it fact. And that's a fact.

  154. Edward Black

    You make ridiculous arguments, Ben. Do you really think that's what I'm endorsing? You are now just making yourself look incredibly foolish. There is no "Fact is", Ben – just becuase you beleive it doesn't make it fact. And that's a fact.

  155. Paul Pierce

    Eastwood mustn't be a Christian. Judeo Christian Ethic says in both Old and New Testament it is unlawful. Of coarse it is just another sin, like Audultry but it is also listed as an abomination because it is agaist God's oder of creation. Therefore the Church has to declare it is Sinful and unacceptable in God's plan of things. PTL

  156. Paul Pierce

    Eastwood mustn't be a Christian. Judeo Christian Ethic says in both Old and New Testament it is unlawful. Of coarse it is just another sin, like Audultry but it is also listed as an abomination because it is agaist God's oder of creation. Therefore the Church has to declare it is Sinful and unacceptable in God's plan of things. PTL

  157. Anonymous

    @Trish Dillon

    Because you cant base one father/mother from the rest of the world. The same thing can happen if you had the same-sex parents. I dont believe gay marriage is right but I have no problem with it…well actually the thing that sucks now is to worry if your girlfriend/wife is cheating on you where ever she goes! Or if your hitting on a straight person haha.

  158. Anonymous

    @Trish Dillon

    Because you cant base one father/mother from the rest of the world. The same thing can happen if you had the same-sex parents. I dont believe gay marriage is right but I have no problem with it…well actually the thing that sucks now is to worry if your girlfriend/wife is cheating on you where ever she goes! Or if your hitting on a straight person haha.

  159. Gary Bennett

    Gay people were NOT taught by their heterosexual parents to be gay. They just are. The only real danger of being the child of a same sex couple is that you won't be brought up to believe traditional prejudices. Thank goodness for that!

  160. Ray Rothermel

    I agree BUT I don't think Eastwood fully understands Libertarianism. Ron Paul is for TOTAL DEREGULATION OF ALL BUSINESS, which is how we got in to the mess we are in. He's also for prayer in public schools. WHOSE prayer, which prayer? Agnosticism and atheism are growing in America, chuirches are losing membership anxd Ron Paul wants to force prayer on our kids??? Really???? Paul also appears to be a racist. There's much more to Paul than most people rfealize. He's a very dangerous man. Corporations already rule this countrty with money and lobbying power. And he wants to give them more power. That's SICK!

  161. Ray Rothermel

    I agree BUT I don't think Eastwood fully understands Libertarianism. Ron Paul is for TOTAL DEREGULATION OF ALL BUSINESS, which is how we got in to the mess we are in. He's also for prayer in public schools. WHOSE prayer, which prayer? Agnosticism and atheism are growing in America, chuirches are losing membership anxd Ron Paul wants to force prayer on our kids??? Really???? Paul also appears to be a racist. There's much more to Paul than most people rfealize. He's a very dangerous man. Corporations already rule this countrty with money and lobbying power. And he wants to give them more power. That's SICK!

  162. Ray Rothermel

    I agree BUT I don't think Eastwood fully understands Libertarianism. Ron Paul is for TOTAL DEREGULATION OF ALL BUSINESS, which is how we got in to the mess we are in. He's also for prayer in public schools. WHOSE prayer, which prayer? Agnosticism and atheism are growing in America, chuirches are losing membership anxd Ron Paul wants to force prayer on our kids??? Really???? Paul also appears to be a racist. There's much more to Paul than most people rfealize. He's a very dangerous man. Corporations already rule this countrty with money and lobbying power. And he wants to give them more power. That's SICK!

  163. Ray Rothermel

    The chuirches aren't doing a very good job of much of anything. They have nothing to say about greed, corporate greed, power and money. Churches and religion are a big part of Ametrica's problems. They should be ashamed. kenradford says he doesn't believe in gay marriage. But the other things the bible restricts to christians — well, notice how those are AOK with him, it's ONLY the gay marriage part. How convenient FOR HIM. Isn't it laughable? Hs, ha, ha, ha, ha These so-called christains are a real mess born of a belief in a sky god. Someone should tell NASA!

  164. Ray Rothermel

    For one thing, he talks about the "nice parts" of libertarianism, not the smarmy parts, like ridding the country of public retirement programs, social security and all business regulation which is responsible for America's current mess. Wake the F up.

  165. Ray Rothermel

    For one thing, he talks about the "nice parts" of libertarianism, not the smarmy parts, like ridding the country of public retirement programs, social security and all business regulation which is responsible for America's current mess. Wake the F up.

  166. Laura Woodward

    No longer a fan, as I do not agree with his stance. He's right that too much time is being wasted on the topic, but not in the way he says. What else is he going to say on the Ellen show, though? Oh one more thing – using the "f" word is real classy, Clint.

  167. Ray Rothermel

    I agree Nancy. He's talking different than he did at the convention. Obama in an empty chair? What a short memory people have! Give me a break!

  168. Jim Provencher

    @Ray, I never once said anything about voting for him. I was simply commenting on one statement he made of which I completely agree. I don't need to worry about his politics becasue he's not running for anything. When did I once mention being a libertarian or a member of any party for that matter. That one comment made me respect him more for standing up for what he believes. Too many elected officials simply say what they think you want to hear. I respect him for taking a stand for his beliefs. Ray, it's people like you who help tear this country apart. You need to read what I said not yout interpretation. Have a nice day!

  169. Robert Pat Partridge

    "I have watched this Senate deteriorate in a way that is almost spectacular," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in an exchange with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who defended his stewardship of the chamber.
    "This is, I am sorry to say, the least productive Congress perhaps ever. Why? Because everything we have tried to do [Republicans] have objected to. Everything," Reid said, citing 380 filibuster threats he has faced in his six years as leader.

  170. Robert Pat Partridge

    "I have watched this Senate deteriorate in a way that is almost spectacular," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in an exchange with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who defended his stewardship of the chamber.
    "This is, I am sorry to say, the least productive Congress perhaps ever. Why? Because everything we have tried to do [Republicans] have objected to. Everything," Reid said, citing 380 filibuster threats he has faced in his six years as leader.

  171. Kevin Osgood

    I agree with him 100%. Unemployment and our debt should be the main focus! This is my opinion; our government is only concerned about their own wallets.

    I'm tired of constantly hearing about it, but I will say this; I'm not gay but I don't see the problem with gay marriage. Marriage is about love, not gender.

  172. Anthony Byrd

    ''Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.” Or just make his day. But I most addsay some thing.
    his 2 daughter are fine as hell. And that got his eyes. Repect. Looks like 20 some years ago he made his wifes.
    day……..

  173. Danielle Papincak

    I've been saying this for years… I still don't understand why crazy right-wing people don't get it.

  174. Anonymous

    Edward Black, I think you should go brush up on your knowledge of the Bible. Like Scott said, "careful about speaking for God unless you can back up what your saying."

  175. Jac Silver

    Obama made his position clear when he spoke about "our gay brother's and sisters. I am a democrat on all other issues, but I will never support anyone who advocates the influence of abnormalpsychology to children. Obama also referred in the past as America being "a nation of tolerance and curiosity." ( Our boys should never be curious about oral and anal sex with other men).

    In the privacy of your home do what ever you like. Take advantage of tax benefits for domestic partners. Leave marriage and the adopting of children, to married couples. When Obama supports gay marriage is like he supporting the idea that our boys should accept that it is okay to be gay. No it is not okay. We want our boys to grow to become real men. We can tolerate so much till we start pushing for a national vote that not only would prevent gay men from being married and adopting and raising children, but a law which would abolish the psychological abnormality of homosexuality, and its dire effect on children, society and humanity all together.

    Unfortunately there is a relentless propaganda by the powerful media controlling gay lobby, to influence politicians. The entertainment industry as well, in which almost every male actor of Hollywood is gay, is afecting out children on a daily basis. Atheism also has become prevailent as homosexuals see that the church is the only force that can apply political obstacles against the gay lobby to advance its agenda of homosexual increase in numbers. Even the scientific world is coerced to comply and declare that homosexuality is not a psychological result and a trend of influence but a natural outcome, which is not only a proven statement, but a downright falacy.

    By the way homosexist and heterophobic are the same thing pretty much. We are not afraid of homosexuals (homophobe), We are afraid of what homosexuals are doing to the children of our country, society and humanity (also biologically-HIV highest among gay and bi-sexuals).

  176. Jac Silver

    Unfortunately there is a relentless propaganda by the powerful media controlling gay lobby, to influence politicians. The entertainment industry as well, in which almost every male actor of Hollywood is gay, is afecting out children on a daily basis. Atheism also has become prevailent as homosexuals see that the church is the only force that can apply political obstacles against the gay lobby to advance its agenda of homosexual increase in numbers. Even the scientific world is coerced to comply and declare that homosexuality is not a psychological result and a trend of influence but a natural outcome, which is not only a proven statement, but a downright falacy.

    We are not afraid of homosexuals (homophobe), We are afraid of what homosexuals are doing to the children of our country, society and humanity (also biologically-HIV highest among gay and bi-sexuals).

  177. Jac Silver

    Obama made his position clear when he spoke about "our gay brother's and sisters. I am a democrat on all other issues, but I will never support anyone who advocates the influence of abnormalpsychology to children. Obama also referred in the past as America being "a nation of tolerance and curiosity." ( Our boys should never be curious about oral and annnal sex with other men).

    In the privacy of your home do what ever you like. Take advantage of tax benefits for domestic partners. Leave marriage and the adopting of children, to married couples. When Obama supports gay marriage is like he supporting the idea that our boys should accept that it is okay to be gay. No it is not okay. We want our boys to grow to become real men. We can tolerate so much till we start pushing for a national vote that not only would prevent gay men from being married and adopting and raising children, but a law which would abolish the psychological abnormality of homosexuality, and its dire effect on children, society and humanity all together.

  178. Ken Castillo

    I know it's an old story, but good ol' Clint's comment pretty much sums it up for me.