UPDATE: Laura Bush Wants Out of Gay Marriage Ad

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Former first lady Laura Bush said she never gave her consent to be included in the ad and wants her clip to be removed.

Former first lady Laura Bush said she never gave her consent to be included in the recent ad by the Respect for Marriage Coalition promoting same-sex marriage, and she wants her segment removed.

Yahoo! News reported that. although Bush disagrees with her husband on gay marriage, she was caught off-guard by the ad that included her statement on the subject. The clip showed Bush on Larry King Live in 2010 discussing her new book at the time. She said to King, “When couples are committed to each other and love each other, then they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has.”

A statement about the ad from the Respect for Marriage Coalition read, “We used public comments for this ad from American leaders who have expressed support for civil marriage. We appreciate Mrs. Bush’s previous comments but are sorry she didn’t want to be included in an ad. The ad launched a public education campaign that will now move to new and different voices that reflect the depth and breadth of our support.”

The ad also features clips from other interviews with politicians talking about same-sex marriage, including President Barack Obama during his inauguration speech speaking about gay rights, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell saying he believes the country is moving in the direction of allowing same-sex couples to live together with the protection of law. Former vice president Dick Cheney stated in the ad that “freedom means freedom for everyone.”

The new ad will apparently feature statements from military veteran Craig Stowell. 

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  • Chris

    Why does it matter? It’s supporting what she believes isn’t it?

    • Dalia

      You are right, Chris. It’s free will. She can believe and follow anyone and anything to her hearts desire. Anyone can. There are consequences though. Just like I have the freewill to walk down dark and seedy alleys that are known to have miscreants frequent them. I more than likely will suffer the consequences. BUT, I can shout IT’S MY FREEWILL. Get it?

      • steve

        its your free will to die and go to hell but thats not what god wants for your life he sent his son to die for your sin so you would have a way to be saved from a devils hell thats his will but if you denie him he will denie you he is a respector of no man but just to let you know you have not seen torment like the lake of fire,s gone be. get it

        • Dalia

          I was being facetious. Get it?

        • Dalia

          Thank you Steve. I do not take Jesus’ suffering and dying lightly. It is very serious. He rose, and so shall His children. Until then we live in obedience and worship Him.

  • uureverend

    So Laura personally believes that all loving couples should have the same civil rights, but doesn’t want to legislate her personal beliefs into law? Sounds just like what some progressive leaders say about abortion, “I am against it personally but would never force others to hold my beliefs.” Why are Christians against the latter but in favor of the former? Inquiring Christians want to know!

    • Dalia

      Because they are not true Christians, just mere posers. A person who walks on both sides is like a ship without anchor. I like Barbara bush, but…..I love God more

  • Francis

    leaders are to show good example, not to mislead people to hell, they are to champion a moral course. Will these leaders repeat what they have said if God were to be the interviewer.

    • Dalia

      Leaders are also held more accountable. And good point…I doubt they will repeat before a holy God

  • rodney

    It is impossible for homosexuals to be married. Marriage is a Covenant between a Man, a Woman, and God. Genesis and Jesus make that clear.

  • Erin

    No matter what the content (that’s a whole other dialogue) it is sad that people just “take” others’ statements out of context and fit them to their own purposes without permission. Is that what it’s come to? If you ever say something it can used for any purpose? I admire Mrs. Bush for standing up for the principle.

    Don’t bother to slam me about the theological part. That’s not what I am talking about here.

  • DOMINIYKE02

    A LOT OF THINGS HAS GONE WRONG WITH SOME CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS,BUT I THANK GOD NOTHING HAS GONE WRONG WITH THE CHRISTIAN FAITH,IF YOU SAY YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN BELIEVER WHO LOVES TO MAKE CHOICES IN THE WORD OF GOD TO SATISFY YOURSELF,WHY DONT YOU STAND ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEED OUT OF THE SON OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.IF YOU DONT SORRY YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN!BEING A CHRISTIAN MAKES YOU CHRIST LIKE, NOT CHRIST DISLIKE.
    ALL THESE CHRISTIANS STILL LIVE IN WHAT THE BIBLE CALL DEAD WORKS,CRUCIFYING CHRIST AFRESH. THEY LEAVE THEIR LIFE IN BETWEEN,SATISFYING THE WORLD PRETENDING TO BE PLEASING GOD,NO ONE CAN BE A RIGHT JUDGE WITHOUT THE WORD.

    • Dalia

      “crucifying Jesus afresh.”. …. Makes me cry.

  • steven wilcher

    i want you people to know that homosexuality is sin and will never enter in the kingdom of heaven and i also want you to know that god loves you but hates the sin he did not ordain marriage between two men or two women he ordain marriage between adam and eve and i,m telling you now we are living in pairless times and i believe we are living in t he last days and the coming of christ is at hand but i,m telling you that if you die in your sins hell is your home and homosexuallity is sin an obamanation don,t let satians desiours send you to hell give your heart to jesus and seek him and his kingdom get away from satain and his homosexual deamons and follow the will of christ.

    • Dalia

      Yes, Steven, we are living in perilous times. Satan is using the homosexual agenda and a lot of people, including pastors, want us to show love, instead of truth. You make a lot of good points, and I pray that people listen to what you have said.

  • Ronen

    Why don’t the gays or lesbian community have their union in a civil way, outside the Church.
    No believing Church will ne’r accept marriage of same sex if they are believer of the same God. The punishment of Sodom and Gomorrah should be a warning all of us. America as a society seems to go too far as most people wants freedom from God, who created them.

  • Yemi Agbelusi

    What would any Pharisee have said? A Christian must always be on guard knowing well satan is our to pull statements that contradict the faith and deny Jesus Christ position.

  • Billy Tang

    this is the greatest debate that the world has with churches? Not about whether Jesus is Lord, lunatic or liar?

    How do we bring the focus onto Jesus? By focusing on him ourselves.

    Non Christian: ‘I dislike how the church deals with certain issues such as homosexuality.’

    Christian: ‘But what do you think about Jesus?’

    The church is the body of Christ and needs to reflect Christ in all matters, BUT this debate has surely redirected conversation to something that has become the ‘be all and end all’ when it certainly isn’t.

    Holy matrimony is one of the most amazing parables of God’s love for us. It has been corrupted in many ways: prenuptial, affairs, irresponsible leadership, unloving husbands and wives, abusive relationships, etc.
    How do we deal with those issues?

    I’m just saying, if the world wants to push for gay marriage, let’s stand up for Christ in building up healthy Christian marriages and being firm on what the church’s stance is. If the country isn’t Christian, why should they follow Christian values? Let’s be holy.

    • scott

      one of the most well-reasoned and beautifully put responses to this whole “gay marriage debate.” JESUS. Thank you. I will be quoting you often.

  • l.g.

    If you are human all should go up under the guise of human rights. Now if the human is misusing his or her freedoms, human rights inhumanely then will they have to deal with it here and now or later and forever.

  • Michael F

    Reminds me If the abortion debate at the end of the 20th century. The response remains the same. Do as you wish. What do you think of Jesus?