During a recent appearance on The Five, Fox host Greg Gutfeld made some controversial comments against a major Christian agenda.
While discussing the issue of gay marriage, Gutfeld said that the practice is actually “a conservative idea,” and that Republicans need to start using homosexual marriage against the left.
“Gay marriage, in my opinion, is a conservative idea,” he told his stunned cohosts. “The left generally hates traditions. It’s all about breaking with traditions, and in this case it’s embracing a tradition, one that stabilizes a community, one that is valuable for families. Why would you exclude that from a group of people who are born that way?”
Gutfeld went on to critique the traditional religious principle that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
“If they are born that way, the idea that you are saying that you cannot be part of this, that’s an exclusive belief!” Gutfeld continued. “As somebody who is not religious, who has been but not [now], I was under the impression that faith should be inclusive.”
Gutfeld’s comments divided the panel, with some, like Juan Williams, applauding his stance. Eric Bolling, however, pointed out that the gay marriage issue became so important to the right because “the first few caucuses [and] elections are so important, and they’re so heavily Christian, they’re so heavily evangelical.”
The comments have since divided the conservative community. Paul Kengor, a professor and the author of “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” has been outspoken in disagreeing with his comments.
“With all respect to Greg Gutfeld, who I appreciate and usually agree with, gay marriage is absolutely not a conservative idea,” Kengor said. “Not unless, as liberals do with marriage, you redefine conservatism. I understand Greg’s point, and I’ve heard the argument he’s making before, but gay marriage cannot possibly be construed as conservative.”
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