Last night Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., took to Tumblr to announce her support for gay marriage.

“I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love,” McCaskill wrote. “While churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of their religious beliefs, neither should the government tell people who they have a right to marry.”

Last May, Sen. McCaskill said the issue of same-sex marriage should be left up to individual states.

Many liberals cheered McCaskill’s change of heart.

Curiously, many of these people weren’t quite as pleased when Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, announced his support for gay marriage more than a week ago.

California Democrat Alex Q. Walker, for example, had nothing but praise for McCaskill:

But when Portman announced his support for gay marriage more than a week before McCaskill, Walker sneered, “about time.”

LGBT advocate Kim Smythe was delighted with McCaskill’s “beautiful” statement:

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/316088425512050688

By contrast, she gave Portman an earful:

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/312586669687709696

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/312587064782774272

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/312587591847395328

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/312587860232503296

https://twitter.com/KimSmythe2/status/312588454242430978

Tyson Pruitt, a corporate marketing professional from St. Louis says he is proud of McCaskill:

But he called Portman “selfish”:

Tom Williams tweeted thanks to McCaskill:

But he said Portman’s change of heart was neither heroic nor courageous:

The double standard is nothing new, of course.

  • http://twitter.com/ORoffgrid9 Stacey Mavilia

    This hypocrisy is SHOCKING! NOT!

    • conservativechick

      We all know only Democrats are allowed to “EVOLVE” on issues. I call it ‘what will get me re-elected this time around’? One more reason we need term limits for ALL out representatives! The longer they stay, the more power they get, thus the more CORRUPT they become.

      • capisce

        Democrats evolve – Republicans flip-flop. Change the language to control the issue.

  • CatHerder

    B-B-B-But everybody knows those Repubs hate gay people! Meanies! /sarc

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    Well considering libs read crap like Buzzfeed’s story on how the poor Democrat reps have such a dilemma in backing marriage equality it’s no wonder: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccaberg/at-risk-democratic-senators-shy-away-from-marriage-equality
    don’t you see Twitchy? Dem’s shy away because they are at risk! Republican’s just hate gays because they are homophobes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    Is anyone calling these people out? I don’t have a twitter account but I will take it incumbent upon myself to do so…though I really don’t want to make a twitter account, so someone help me out :)

    • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

      I did :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        thx ni! I am going to stalk you feed for a moment :)

        • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

          Just excuse my Walking Dead spam from last night- I couldn’t help myself :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            You’re not live tweeting The Amazing Race, so we are cool! Character driven dramas are okay by me :) If you need any help, combating the nonsense; let me know..I have your back!

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            It’s actually going pretty well, thanks :)

    • conservativechick

      If you call them out on twitter, you get your account “suspended.” That’s why we often come to TWITCHY to vent.

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        Even if you just ask. ‘Portman is chastised, McCaskill is lauded…what’s the distinction?’.. that would get you suspended? I am not saying rip them a new one, although they deserve it :)

        • Gregg Hammerquist

          They reply that Portman waited two years after his son came out to change and his policies have otherwise been hostile.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Why can’t emails and phone calls suffice?

  • Kimihiro Watanuki

    This goes to show there is nothing the GOP can to do to please Libs, so why try?

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    She quoted Corinthians?!?! Okay, that just put me through the ROOF! The audacity of these people never ceases to annoy. Quoting St. Paul in support of gay marriage??!! Are you kidding me…

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      Knowing St. Paul very well, I found it EXTREMELY odd someone would quote him in support of GM. Anyone who actually read his letters, never would…

      I had a sneaking suspicion someone on her staff just googled ‘Bible + love’ aaaand look at what the search yields…pathetic
      p.s. they didn’t even site the passage properly, it’s 1 Corinthians 13:13

    • https://twitter.com/Webnetcity webnetcity

      Isn’t it amazing how the LEFT quotes scripture out of context
      in order to win votes?

      Hey Claire, here’s a scripture for you…
      “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…” – Romans 1:22

      • Red Fred

        I Cor 6:9-11 Let’s include the entire letter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.givens.963 Luke Givens

      Quoting scripture out of context?! That’s only acceptable when the conclusion you want to make is that god hates homos and thinks they are an abomination!!11!! How dare she!

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        Is there something wrong with you? That is was not my point; my point is – she nor her staff have ever read Corinthians. It is quite obvious…

        • http://www.facebook.com/luke.givens.963 Luke Givens

          Well no thank you for your concern but nothing is wrong with me or my reading comprehension. All of your comments imply they cherry-picked a cute verse from one of Paul’s letters about love but ignored his rantings in Corinthians and Romans about homos. Yeah you’re right they probably didn’t read anything by Paul but rather found the quote on some cutesy site somewhere, and I’d prefer if politicians kept religion out of their comments altogether, but since you mentioned it, how many of the anti-gay marriage crowd who are not educated clergy can quote verbatim a verse out of Leviticus that doesn’t involve man lying with man?

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            The old testament has no bearing on my life. Neither does gay marriage. If you have seen me around, I am not a gay marriage dissenter. I prefer civil unions at a state by state level. I do realize however, gay marriage is not pro-gay, it’s anti-Christian. I do take offense when someone quotes St. Paul to promote their anti-Christian agenda…

          • Gregg Hammerquist

            How many pro-gay marriage crowd can quote from Leviticus that doesn’t involve blending of fibers for clothes?

          • Jack Panter

            Gregg, the 613 laws in the Jewish Bible were designed to show that man is incapable of perfection. Jesus came to fulfill the Law. He did this by always keeping all 613 without fail thus showing our need for a Savior, a sacrifice for the remission of our sins so we may appear Holy and acceptable in the eyes of God. The Christian New Testament does not nullify any of the 613 laws of the Jewish Bible. It is by the Grace of Jesus’ sacrifice we are no longer stoned for, as an example, adultery. However, homosexual behavior is an abomination in the eyes of God as is all sin.

          • Jack Panter

            Gregg, the 613 laws in the Jewish Bible were designed to show that man is incapable of perfection. Jesus came to fulfill the Law. He did this by always keeping all 613 without fail thus showing our need for a Savior, a sacrifice for the remission of our sins so we may appear Holy and acceptable in the eyes of God. The Christian New Testament does not nullify any of the 613 laws of the Jewish Bible. It is by the Grace of Jesus’ sacrifice we are no longer stoned for, as an example, adultery. However, homosexual behavior is an abomination in the eyes of God as is all sin.

      • Jack Panter

        Luke, God plainly states his views on HBD (homosexual behavior disorder), and, yes, He did say the behavior is an abomination.

    • Theresa Bell

      Tell them..

  • Danny Wheeler

    More hypocrisy at its worse.

  • RightThinking1

    Even the devil may quote scripture to his advantage. McCaskill cherry-picks a bit of scripture to rationalize her bad judgement.

    I am not given to quoting scripture because non-believers quickly turn away, and even good Christians find proselytizing tedious.

    But McCaskill has made the choice to frame things in those terms so let’s take a look.

    If one considers Old Testament, Leviticus 20:13 reads, “Whoever lies with a man as with a woman [meta arsenos koiten gynaikos], they have both done an abomination.”

    St. Paul, who McCaskill has quoted, says in Romans:

    “26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.

    27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women
    and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts
    with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their
    perversion.

    28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the
    knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought
    not to be done.”

    I Corinthians 6:9-10

    “9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?
    Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
    adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

    10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

    Gosh…, seems pretty explicit to me.

    Though Jesus was explicit that we should love one another, he also was explicit that we should resist evil, and not sin. There is no Christian imperative to accept, let alone embrace and nurture sinful behavior. Therein lies the homosexual agenda, that homosexual acts should not be regarded as sinful behavior, but accepted as ‘normal’.

    A little more from St. Paul, and remember, it is McCaskill who has selected him as her moral authority:

    I Corinthians 6:9-10

    “9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?
    Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
    adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

    10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

    Whatever her tenets or beliefs may be, Ms. McCaskill is manifestly a hypocrite.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      My point exactly!

    • Emily B

      Thank you!! Someone should tell her that it’s foolish to use scripture out of context.

      • RightThinking1

        Emily,

        One might do so, but ought to consider that there is a Biblical imperative against the casting of pearls before swine…

        • Emily B

          True.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Thank you so much for doing our homework.
      I hope you will send this to her in writing. and to all the political sycophants seeking homosexual approval. Will you?

      • RightThinking1

        Beautiful,
        Well, first of all, I am not one of her constituents, and so would not make it past the front gate. Secondly, I would likely be resigned to the “Ignore” Inbox which the ‘haters’ are consigned to. Still, I suppose it is worth the effort.

        What usually happens in these circumstances is that a staffer picks a stock reply letter off of a menu: “Dear _____, Senator McCaskill thanks you for your input, blah, blah.., please donate.”

        Still…, we have to hold these people accountable, if only by occupying their time, so…, Okay.

  • http://twitter.com/murgatr0id GTJessop

    I wonder what the lgbt community would do if the Mormons demanded a legalization of polygamy older the #marriageequality hashtag? Or NAMBLA for that matter…

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      They would call the former an attempted revival of an archaic patriarchal system of discrimination based on gender roles and stereotypes and the later (rightfully) disgusting.

      • http://twitter.com/murgatr0id GTJessop

        Bu-bu-But #marriageequality FOR ALL!

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.givens.963 Luke Givens

      Well polygamy would be a separate debate and having multiple people entering a marriage contract seems to have a lot more thorny questions (how do you divide property, handle child custody when one person wants out, what if one member of the polygamous union becomes very sick and no longer competent to make medical decisions, but the other members of the union disagree about decisions involving his or her care?), but I wouldn’t have a problem having that debate.

      As for NAMBLA, well kids are not consenting adults and it shows what a despicable pervert you are for bringing it up. Why is it whenever there is a same sex marriage debate some freak on the right asks about marrying a family member, an animal, a child or an inanimate object? Do you have some hidden desires that you are afraid of somehow being exposed in all of this? In any country/state that has legalized same sex marriage, there is no slippery slope, it begins and ends with two consenting adults of the same gender marrying.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        Add:…with no concern for the consequences to children or family.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      The truth is, they want those things, too!
      These fools will die of old age in ignorance, and the next generation will suffer. Maybe unto the 8th generation.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    The hypocrisy train has no brakes.

    • Jack Panter

      And the throttle is wide open.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    The follow up question for Portman and McCaskill should be, “What other sexual practices do you look forward to including into your expanding view of what constitutes “marriage?”

    • forgetyoutooo

      Claire “what’s good enough for Hillary is good enough for me” McCaskill

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.givens.963 Luke Givens

      So does your marriage (or if you don’t have a wife, speaking hypothetically) just revolve completely around your sexual practices with your wife? Should straight couples be prohibited marriage if they carry out sexual practices you disapprove of? I’m assuming you meant, in a rather obtuse way to ask what other unions she would approve of, and the usual conservative shtick of trying to equate the loving marriage of two consenting adults of the same sex with marrying your toaster or your child. Well…. all I gotta say is in no jurisdiction that has legalized same sex marriage has there even been a serious debate whatsoever in terms of further expanding the definition, so your fears that you will one day have your church being forced at gunpoint to carry out a ceremony between a man and his dog are well, a little overblown buddy.

      • Jeff Coil

        That same logic was used against people who opposed abortion 50 years ago, now look what we have – viable babies being killed while they are 90% out of the womb. If someone had argued then that allowing abortion would lead to that, they would have laughed and called their fears “overblown”, just as you have. Fact of the matter is, once you let the genie out of the bottle, then everything is free game. After all, what right do you have to tell a man he cant marry his horse? For that matter, what right do you have to tell a woman she cant marry her son? Of course nobody is having a “serious” discussion about other “alternative” marriages now – you have to break the barriers first -but what about in 5-20 years?

        • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

          That exactly what the whole progressive movement is about! They play the long game. They know as generations pass, the fight of today, will slowly morph into something else in future generations.
          It’s all about breaking the barrier…
          Look at the result of the secular movement. Take religion out of society(and schools) – now look at how many less people consider themselves religious years later…

  • KateNE

    The only thing liberals do well is hypocrisy.

  • Clayton Grant

    While the jackass is still accurate, the Democratic party needs to adopt a new name and its symbol could be the hippo ….

    • BeautifulAmerica

      …or the actor in “The Bible” who looks exactly like traitor-obadma.

    • Jack Panter

      The Vulture might be more their style.

  • forgetyoutooo

    “Do as I say, not as I do” liberal mantra continues!

  • TexSizzle

    “I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love.” What an idiotic statement. Government does not “limit the right to marry based on who you love,” it limits ti on the *definition* of marriage. Homosexual activists don’t want to marry; they want to change the definition of marriage.

    • Gregg Hammerquist

      Also it does limit that right. I don’t believe anyone is going to allow anyone to marry their son (despite what others say), but that doesn’t mean the Govt. isn’t limiting that ‘right’.

  • ModdKenwood

    she doesn’t think the church should have to marry homosexuals? wanna bet,Claire? if they get bent out of shape when a bakery won’t make their wedding cake for them they go completely mad and protest in front of the place so don’t you think they’ll cause a ruckus protesting during Sunday worship? watch…we’re going to see gays standing on the steps of church being photographed kissing in their matching tux’s and gowns…homosexuals have a major hard-on for anything normal…they shouldn’t be allowed to adopt or have invitro or surrogate mommies either…after all,it’s about the children!

    • Gregg Hammerquist

      Very true. I’ve often seen this argument before and it didn’t hold water for me then.

    • Jack Panter

      “Gays”? There is nothing “gay” about homosexual behavior. Another one the really gets my goat is calling the democ_rat party the “democratic” party. Their name is the “democ_rat” party (underscore added for clarity).

  • Scott Carroll

    I love how leftists can usually be found mocking scripture until they want to use it to validate some cockamamie opinion they have. Then they become as pious as Father Flanagan.

    “Shop at McCaskill’s! Producing vapid political opinions since 1999!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      And when they DO choose to use scripture, they cherry pick it and attempt to use same in a different context than what was intended. Hypocritical bass turds, every one of them. The Bible teaches us not to hate, but somewhere, I am sure I can find a passage that makes exceptions for liberals. They are to be scorned, reviled and, yes,…Hated.

  • VerminMcCann

    Wow. It’s almost like these people are complete freaking hypocrites.

  • des111168

    Judas betrayed Christ with a Kiss. Hypocrites like McCaskill did it with a Tweet.

  • Man of Little Means

    I’m all for gay marriage in the animal kingdom where there no marriages.

  • Jeff Coil

    Lets see :
    Republican takes a stand against his own party and voters = not courageous.
    Democrat parrots the official party line = courageous.
    What world are these libs living in? It just proves my point that a Republican CANNOT make these people happy, so they should just stop trying.

  • Liberalism is a disease

    An all of a sudden Moral Compass? McCaskill’s moral compass must have come from that place where the retirement communities she owns, raid the Elderly Social Security and medical payments from the taxpayer for services that mysteriously never occur.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      I think her moral compass resides in the Bermuda Triangle

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    In state where nearly 3/4 of voters voted against so-called “gay marriage”.

    Hope that stupid rape comments were worth it, Missouri.

    GOP 2014

  • Right Wired

    When can we expect tweet “Thou shall not kill” (your unborn child out of convenience so you’ll look good in a bikini this summer)

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Earlier this month Sen. McCaskill joined 212 sitting members of Congress in signing an amicus brief in the support of Prop 8. Portman did not.

  • BlueStateRepub

    So, all the democrats are now on the same side as Dick Cheney?

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      On this, yes.

  • Mario Leone

    and missouri republicans have nobody to blame but themselves that she is in a position to announce this because they put up that nutjob akin. maybe brunner will come back to take her out in 6 years

  • nc

    Oh look! Another one of those cool kids.

  • Bill Board

    I am getting sick and tired of hearing about gay people. Let them do whatever they want to do, just don’t make the American taxpayers pay for it.

  • Jack Panter

    Those individuals suffering from HBD (homosexual behavior disorder) should no more be allowed to defile the institution of marriage than rabid homosexual boy rapist Jerry Sandusky have been allowed to marry his prey.

  • http://twitter.com/paulolim Paulo Loreto Lim

    It was because of the President that the “evolution” of opinion was invented. Unfortunately, it’s only for the Left. Republicans still flip-flop.