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Meet the Press Host David Gregory Slams GOP Congressman on Same-Sex Marriage (VIDEO)

On the Sunday talk shows this morning, social conservatives came out in force to voice their talking points in the wake of the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling.

One particularly noteworthy exchange was between Meet the Press host Davis Gregory and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), who repeated the false notion that the children of same-sex marriages are at a disadvantage.  

In an attempt to justify his introduction of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, Huelskamp resorted to the same debunked research that religious right figures and social conservative politicians have been using for years, suggesting that heterosexual parents provide the ideal environment for raising children. Gregory immediately challenged the congressman to admit that the research he cited is false.

“As Senator DeMint did note, the research is very clear that the ideal way of raising our children should be the issue here, and that’s what we need to focus on in this debate,” Huelskamp declared.

“Wait, but Justice Kennedy speaks to this,” Gregory responded. “There’s also research that indicates that — you know, everyone talks about the interests of children. Children tend to prosper in homes where there is a loving marriage. There is really not evidence to suggest that if you are a same-sex couple or a heterosexual couple that it makes one difference one way or the other.”

Again, Huelskamp cited the debunked research. But Gregory went on to point out that it’s the dynamic of “broken homes” and not same-sex parentage that has the most effect on children.

Watch the exchange on Meet the Press in the video below.

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  1. Bob Cull

    July 1, 2013 at 2:40 am

    In their tightly closed and sealed minds it is only true if they want it to be true. Therefore by insisting that it has been proven that the children of same sex couples somehow suffer, in their minds that becomes the fact.

  2. Bonnie Fruchey

    July 2, 2013 at 3:20 am

    He was only repeating what Rachel Maddow had already said, one of the very few times she was allowed to speak. Otherwise he would have allowed Huelskamp to drone on and on with no challenge. We’re talking about David Gregory here.

  3. Catt Cantu

    July 2, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Very true. The truth is dancing on his pointy little head and he STILL refuses to acknowledge that what Gregory is saying is true. Just dances around it. Gregory should have DEMANDED he face the question and answer it honestly.
    Can we start daring these asshats to put their hands on their bibles while they discuss the issue? We’ll soon see how ‘faithful’ they are.

  4. Shawn

    July 2, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I have come to hate these people more and more as I hear them talk about their theistic take on the family unit. Their bigotry knows no bounds.

  5. Wonko Sane

    July 2, 2013 at 3:55 am

    For centuries the common practice for much of mankind was to have multiple wives. We don’t allow that anymore in the U.S. Things change.

  6. galiberal

    July 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Gregory leaves his argument open because he said that broken marriages have the MOST effect. That’s not a full rebuke of this f-tards statement (which is just plain wrong).

  7. RichardR

    July 2, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Let’s be clear here…the interest of children has to do with understanding how to strike a normal human balance between the yin and yang, the male and female. That makes exposure to the male and female ROLES a lot more important to males and females themselves. So, exposing kids to a man who takes 100% of the traditionally male role and a woman who takes 100% of the traditionally female role seems like the ideal. But in reality, if both parents are 50/50 male/female-role, or match with inverted 80/20 roles would accomplish exactly the same thing. That’s why gays manage to raise kids perfectly fine…better even than a lot of straight couples. It all goes back to one thing: It takes more than a penis to make you a man, and more than ovaries to make you a woman. Children DO need exposure to both sides, but that doesn’t have anything to do with exposure to genitals.

  8. RichardR

    July 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

    That would be the Benghazi Approach to Circular Logic, yes?

  9. Bob Cull

    July 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Exactly! Just like Chaffetz said, he couldn’t find any evidence of anyone doing anything wrong in Benghazi and that in itself was proof that there had been wrong doing.

  10. Bob Cull

    July 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    We already know how faithful they are, they put it on display for the world to see. George Carlin nailed it when he said that they are concerned about these children until they are born and after that they don’t want to know them until they are old enough to hold a gun and do their killing for them in some war for oil or whatever other resource that rightly belongs to them and that some other people had the nerve to put their country on top of. That is how much the sanctity of life means to them.

  11. Brian Boru

    July 3, 2013 at 6:15 am

    WELL said Bob!!! perfectly true.

  12. Phil B.

    July 3, 2013 at 6:25 am

    It wouldn’t surprise me if in the near future we start seeing Red states making it more difficult for same sex couples to raise kids. Like the abortion issue, Conservatives are experts at sidestepping their way around laws.

  13. Duspin

    July 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I see here a well-rehearsed speaking point man. Nothing more. Gregory challenged his view and he immediately came back with another way of saying the same thing he said before, side-stepping the point Gregory raised. None of this matters–the guy’s a buffoon. Today, not in the future, but today, the majority of same-sex marriages will not likely involve children, so what is this guy talking about?

  14. Thorsten Stier

    July 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Awesome Statement, thx!

  15. pat

    July 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    The meaning of words do change over time. Get over it ass-hat.

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