Hail to the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama

Is anyone really surprised by the fact that President Obama came out of the closet for gay marriage? What was most surprising is when he explained how his position (supposedly) “evolved,” by talking to his wife and daughters:

It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the president continued. “You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it comes to same-sex equality or, you know, sexual orientation, that they believe in equality. They are much more comfortable with it. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

Let’s pause for just one second.  When Christian women run for high office, people inevitably bring up the question of submission.  Once, Michele Bachmann, for example, was asked during a debate, “As president, would you be submissive to your husband?”

People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval.  (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)

So are all those reporters who feared excessive family intervention in the White House all up in arms over the President’s announcement yesterday?  Um.  Not quite.

Liberals  everywhere are applauding him for his bravery and his wisdom.

So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?

While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads.  In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.  Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

In this situation, it was the other way around.  I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.

Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking.  In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.
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  • Patsy Carlisle

    Well said Bristol

    • http://cctoivyleague.blogspot.com/ A. Fazchas

      I love how the comments are supposedly in order by time of posting, yet mine from 10 min ago hasn’t appeared yet, while the most supportive and well wishing ones, even from yesterday are at the top, on the fist page, despite any sort of rating system.

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    That. Was. Awesome! LOL You go girl.

  • Tess

    YES!!!! What a great article and great points Bristol!! I loved it!!

    • http://cctoivyleague.blogspot.com/ A. Fazchas

      Perhaps comments like yours are what should really be addressed. This wasn’t an article, this was an opinion. The “great points” had no researched backing, no factual evidence backing up her claims. There is an actual distinction.

  • kristen peterson

    amen bristol! if Obummer was a true leader, he would have “come out” of the closet on this BEFORE the NC vote….instead and as usual, he is a day late and a dollar short.

  • Chris

    My thoughts exactly, the problem today is many parents are letting their kids run the show. In reality though, our president was finally being honest about what he has probably always believed. Our nation should take care, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked.” Wonder how mad our country can make God before he reacts in a way that will make people listen..

    Love your willingness to stand up for your beliefs!

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    I’m sorry but after reading that again, I must say, Obama is a complete idiot. I had no idea he came to this decision after consulting his daughters! Andt I just read another article stating Obama didn’t consult his spiritual advisor. WOW. Thanks for pointing this out Bristol. This is unfreakinbelievable. Let’s just let our kids run everything, at this point why the hell not.

  • http://www.hopeineveryseason.com Sarah Coller

    Amen, amen!!

  • Dave Bales

    “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. ”
    Bristol, did it ever occur to you to think that maybe changing the way you think is evolution? For a couple thousand years, it was believed that Blacks* were below human standard. It took one (REPUBLICAN) president to change the course of history. How is this any different? If you’re opposed to gay marriage, by all means, do not marry a gay person. If you FEAR gay marriage, you’re as ignorant as slave owners were.

    Dave Bales
    37 year old father of 3
    Married 17 years

    • Heather Shirey

      @ Dave Bales: Just because society is changing does not mean it is changing for the better. If a gay couple want to have the same benefits to marriage such as health benefits then fine but DO NOT call it a marriage. Let them enter a Domestic union or something but Marriage is a HOLY union of a MAN AND WOMAN. I have a few gay friends and I love them dearly, I do want them to be able to have the same rights with whatever partner they choose but that does not change the fact that marriage is not something they can enter into in the eyes of God.

      • http://cctoivyleague.blogspot.com/ A. Fazchas

        So we’ve come to semantics then? You do realize at the center of all of this, was the NC vote that also just disallowed the Civil Unions and Documented Domestic Partnerships you just claim to support. NC already had laws on the books defining marriage as you describe it, before the vote.

    • George

      Uh, marriage is a Godly sacrament originally designed to be between one man and one woman. That is the only truth I need to know. I don’t make a habit of distorting the truth so as to make the situation acceptable in my mind. Obama can say what he want for a vote but in the end, it is still wrong .

  • Heather Shirey

    This was fantastic! As thier father it is his job to teach them what is right and wrong and to set up some of the morals they will carry through life. If he does not teach them that marriage is a holy union between a man and a woman how are they going to know. I know that I would have a hard time in in government because I myself could not back pedal on my beliefs just to appease others.

    • Dave Bales

      Heather,
      Marriage isn’t a HOLY union at all. It’s a LEGAL union. If it were just a holy union, there’d be no need for licensing or government regulation. As it stands, marriage is a legal union between two people who want to share life.

      • George

        Dave,
        Please stop! You are making yourself look like a total fool.

        • http://cctoivyleague.blogspot.com/ A. Fazchas

          You mean because he’s debunking your faith logically and you have yet to give a straight answer?

    • George

      Excellent post

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    Dave Bales< Bristol's the one who's evolved, she's smart. It is people like you who are taking this country backwards, Dave, you're ignorant.

    • Dave Bales

      Wow. Really? How am I taking the country backward? So as long as everything stays the same, year after year, decade after decade, century after century, it’s all gravy?

      Please Vanessa, explain to me how I’m ignorant? I’m getting a vibe here that if you disagree with someone on this forum, you’re attacked.

      • Vanessa Stockwell

        You’re ignorant because you have no idea what your saying. You obviously have no clue, that’s why you’re ignorant. Should we go back to the days of cavemen or Greece or Rome when people were having gay sex, some even in public? Didn’t Emperors have days long orgies? Read about the sick stuff that went on years and years and years ago. Or watch Apocalypto. People sacrificing human beings and what not. Of course we’ve evolved! And defining marriage between one man one woman is about as evolved as we can be.

        • Dave Bales

          You want me to watch a movie? A MOVIE? Marriage BEGAN as a union of families. There was ZERO religion involved. Then the church got involved. Fine but the fact REMAINS that marriage is a LEGAL union and NOT a RELIGIOUS one.

          • Vanessa Stockwell

            Yes a movie, I figure it might be the best way to help you understand since reading books might be a little too hard for you. You asked me why you’re ignorant and I was only trying to help. You’re welcome btw. Anyway, marriage began with Adam and Eve, good grief do you know anything?

          • Dave Bales

            Marriage began with Adam and Eve? They were married? Have you read the bible? Have you actually cracked the spine of the book? They weren’t married. Who married them? Oh, wait. I guess “god” did? You’re (notice that I do know grammar) an idiot. I was trying to conduct a civil conversation with an opposite party member and I’m attacked. You’re (again, good grammar) a moron.

          • Vanessa Stockwell

            No, you’re wrong and you’re the moron. You might find this revelation a bit upsetting but if you educate yourself, even just a little, you will see that people like Bristol are right and people like you are not.

      • George

        Dave,
        Sorry man, from your post I can see you are Biblical knowledge is lacking. You better read up before continuing to post and make yourself look foolish.

        • Dave Bales

          Can someone, ANYONE, quote the verse where Adam and Eve are married? ANYONE? No, you can’t because THEY WEREN’T MARRIED!

          • Vanessa Stockwell

            God gave Eve to Adam as his companion so yes they were married. Did they have a wedding ceremony and get a license first? idk, let’s ask Him one day.

  • Maggie Hammerle

    Kudos to Bristol…Great insight, and explained so well!

  • Vicky

    It is refreshing to hear a young person speak with knowledge! I admire you for speaking what is on everyone’s mind, your right on the mark when it comes to the Liberal state of mind! Thank your mom for raising you to become an assets to our world!

  • Elizabeth Scalia

    He talks to Republicans on college campuses?

  • traci fernandez

    Marriage, in my opinion, is a Holy Union! I also believe, like most americans, that it should be between a man and a woman! PERIOD! I do however believe that as adults, people can be with whom ever they choose to be with. If they would like to enter into a civil union, I am all for that. Most religions believe that homosexuality is not something that God supports, so why try to make the religions and most people support something they truly believe is wrong? When people bring up slavery and womens voting rights and try to compare them to this issue is way off base. Not the same thing at all. People are not saying that you cannot be with a person of your choice, they are simply saying dont call it a marriage. Civil unions will give all couples the same rights as married couples.

  • bellagrazi

    Guess we know why this country is so effed up right now. The President is consulting his teen-age daughters on policy that affects all our lives. This is obviously a ploy to get the gay vote in the General election. And it’ll probably work. Gay people want to believe that Obama thinks the way they do on gay marriage. I’ve had many a debate on this topic with people that hate your mom because of her stance on gay marriage. They would always make an excuse for Obama having the same stance. Guess he finally caved to the pressure from gay groups. The guy has no principles. And, once again, he’s using his daughters to make a political point. That’s pretty much as low as it gets in politics. Thank you for continuing to use your voice on these important issues, Bristol. And always with humor. (I laughed out loud at least three times while reading this) Keep fighting the good fight for conservatives in this country, Bristol. We need all the help we can get to combat the liberal media.

  • Pat Cashman

    Great article. I love the Dora reference. Next, he’ll have us all speaking Spanish. Lol. You nailed on the head regarding Dads. There is no replacement for us. I’m not bragging, I am just saying that without that mother/father balance, children will grow up not recognizing the efforts of what it takes to become a good man. And this is especially true for young daughters. A “daddy’s little girl” grows up to be a strong woman. She has a better chance of being well balanced, and understanding the value of a male/female relationship. Nobody is perfect, but a good effort deserves an A. And a strong woman deserves an A+. Like your mom. See, you have a great dad and a great man in your grandfather. HOOAH

    • Deb Canaday

      Spot on!! May Bristol keep up the good work! We (the many) are proud of her!!!

  • Karen Spears Zacharias

    We don’t know that children do better growing up in homes with mothers and fathers. What we do know is that children do better growing up in stable homes with loving parents. That sort of environment is not determined by gender but by the heart.
    In regards to Obama’s coming around, however, it had a lot less to do with his daughters and their friends and a heckuva a lot more to do with politics in an election year.

    • Vanessa Stockwell

      Of course children need a happy, stable home, but the point Bristol made is how a child benefits greatly from having both parents be a mother and father. I agree with her 100% This is a very important issue and we need to speak up in defense of marriage between one man, one woman, for the well being of our nation.

    • otlset

      If the decision was due to politics in an election year, I believe he made a blunder that will hurt him more than help.

  • Supporter

    Congratulations and thanks for such a concise and insightful article.

    Best wishes
    Gabriel

  • Josh Voskuil

    Here is my take. Being a christian father having to answer these questions with my own children I agree with the part you said about him having to be a father. Our job is to guide our children and prepare them for their adult lives where they are going to come across things such as homosexuality that they are not accustom to growing up in a small town christian town with parents still being married. I tell them this and I believe that this is how Mr. Obama should have handled it.
    God is not ok with homosexuality. Period!!!! With that said, he is the only one to judge him. Not us. So you can love a person, be best friends with them but you do not have to agree with their sexuality preferences. If this country wants to be a Godly nation and blessed by the good lord, we can love those who chose to be homosexuality but it is also our duty to let them know that it is not supported or in any way in line with a Godly life.

    • Joy

      Completely agree with you!!! Well said!

  • Georgia

    I can’t wait for the press to ask Obama how Malia and Sasha feel about bombing Iran?

  • nicole

    It’s sad that there are still millions of people like you in the world who pass so much judgement on other people. If 1 million gay couples went and got married tomorrow, how would it affect you? It wouldn’t. People can change their views over time, and whether I agree with gay marriage or not, i think its very admirable that the president can look around him and really educate himself on these matters and change his view, because the world is always changing, and the people that live in this world are always changing. And we cannot have a.president who is stuck in old ways like the republicans are and not allow people their happiness.

    • Jeanne Swaney

      Nicole, and I guess it wouldn’t affect you if one million men decided to get married to their pets? Or if one million men decided to marry more than one spouse? Or if cousins decided to get married? Where do you draw the line? I’m tired of YOUR judgment on our world view. We don’t hate anybody, but believe that the institution of marriage is between one man and one woman. And so did most people for thousands of years. “The world changing” is not necessarily a good thing, Nicole.

    • Skipper

      The primary effect would be that our society would be abandoning Christian principles learned from the Bible, that homosexuality is not a positive alternative lifestyle. It is a sin that God considers to be an abomination. My own life has been filled with sins that I am ashamed of, that it almost seems like I was “born that way” to commit; however, I would never suggest that our society should normalize my own sins.

    • Joy

      Nicole, it is sad that you can’t see that this trivializes marriage! I say that marriage is a religious rite ordained by God! The government has no right to try to change it! It has been trivialized enough already by those that think it is a temporary union that can be dismissed at each person’s whim. The gov decided to make us get a license, and then decided that it could authorize a “divorce”! People want to say “separation of Church & state”, but then, why is the government trying to push it’s ideas in to a religious part of our lives??

  • Julia

    Name calling and attacks? Wow! I believe in healthy debate not mean spirited name calling and condescending diatribe . It is hard to try and understand and respect one’s point of view when it turns mean and ugly. Sway me with your knowledge, not attacks.

    • Joy

      Who are you talking to, Julia??? If you are talking to Bristol: I read no “Name calling or attacks”! And although, I do not agree with Nicole, I didn’t really read name calling or attacks!
      I just expressed my opinion about the subject of gay marriage on my friend’s FB page.
      It went like this:
      I don’t think most conservatives care what other people want to do in their own beds!!! We just don’t need to have it pushed in our faces!! I could be friends with a gay person as easy as I could be friends with someone, who is promisquous, or with heterosextuals living together out of wedlock, even though I believe all three are wrong!! Not everyone has the same moral beliefs that I do! I realize that, but I do not have to agree with their beliefs!! I do not support gay marriage! If the government wants to give privileges to gay couples, so that they can get some of the same benefits that straight couples have, that is up to them.
      As far as I am concerned, marriage is a religious celebration of a man and a woman joining in holy wedlock. The only reason it is now considered a legal union is because the government had to have their say in something else we do!! People used to post their bans at the Church and then get married by the Minister. Now, we need to go get a license, and pay more money to the government, which is how things always go in our country!! Gov always wants it’s $ share of everything, and wants to impose it’s rules!!

  • Doris

    I have no problem with gays, but I do draw the line at marriage. God made man & woman. Obama only came out with this before the election because Biden forced him too. Obama is a very scary person he is bringing this country down to gutter!! I pray he will not win this election, if he does we will be in more trouble then you can imagine!!

  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    Good Read it was… Trust and verify I always say… I trust this four flush O about as far as I could throw him…He knows hes down in the polls and its not beyond him to pimp his children out to get votes… Thats just who he is,a layed off goat herder frm Kenya…

  • maria

    Wow… simply wow… how is gay marriage going to affect you? please enlight me! and since when someone can not change their opinions about a topic? I understand that he is the president but really? do you really think that allowing gay marriage is going to affect millions upon millions of people in a bad way? I really don’t understand the way of thinking of some people. Should we pass a law that states that once you are married to someone you can’t get divorced even though that other person might hurt you, hit you or put you in danger? who are we to dictate who another human being can love? who are YOU to dictate what constitutes a relationship? Your argument is completely invalid unless you can embrace the debate with an open mind and look at both sides before making a buffoon out of yourself!

    • Joy

      Our country is losing it’s morals, one thing at a time. The worst saying I’ve ever heard is “as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else”!!! This liberal way of looking at things is so bad for our country. The government does not have the right to bestow marriage rights on gays. They try to take control of everything we do, but that doesn’t mean they should be able to do it!! As I said earlier, Marriage is and always will be a religious celebration of a man & a woman pledging themselves to each other in “Holy wedlock”. The government decided, “on it’s own” to take over the marriage process by requiring us to get a government license to be able to get married!! That still doesn’t make it “belong” to them!!

      • Kevin

        So let’s get the government out of marriage completely, yeah?

        • Joy

          As far as I’m concerned, my marriage was between me, my husbasnd and God. I only obtained a license because I follow the laws of my country, not because I thought I wouldn’t be married without it!

    • Kevin

      If religions don’t want to grant marriages to gays, they shouldn’t have to. The government, on the other hand is not a religion. If the government won’t always unite two consenting adults, then it should never unite any two consenting adults.

      • Joy

        The government doesn’t unite people, God does!! The government just tries to run everything we do!!

    • otlset

      It’s the original and subsequent legal meaning of the term “marriage” in regards to human family-unit relationships that is at stake. And the original meaning is derived from the basic design/function of the physical human for sexual reproduction that ensures the species’ survival. And we who believe all this marvelous design and process we were *born* into in accordance with that process was created by a higher power, and we give thanks to Him.

    • Rich D

      You will note that he was against it, for it, against it, and now for it over a period of just a few years. You can see that he changes what he expresses as his belief when he panders for popularity, votes, and money. The rest of your post is a series of non sequiturs and contradictions. Just who are YOU to judge someone else and tell him what his opinions should be?

  • Mrs B

    Interesting how when Romney asked his wife’s opinion on women’s issues, they were vilified because she never worked outside the home. However no one seems to think poorly of Obama who asks his children their ideas of gay marriage. Double standards and media biase alive and well in America.

  • Leroy Whitby

    This reminds me of Jimmy Carter saying during his debate with Reagan that he asked little Amy Carter about the most important issue facing the nation, and she answered (paraphrasing) “Nuclear Proliferation Daddy.” Most of the country laughed at him. Bristol is the only person I’ve seen comment on this particularly ridiculous aspect of Obama’s announcement.

  • Kevin

    Bristol, your post really disappoints me. Even as a homosexual and an atheist, I have always been a conservative and a Republican. I vehemently supported your mother’s and Senator McCain’s bid for office. I’m also a strong supporter of Governor Romney’s campaign. A family is a family, no matter who is a member of it. Families share ideas, children influence their parent’s thinking, and parent’s teach their children how to be compassionate and responsible adults. Perhaps at your age, you haven’t seen how your life affects your parents way of thinking. Your argument about family intervention is disingenuous and I think your observations about the way female Republican politicians are treated is way off base. Michele Bachmann didn’t get the question about being submissive simply because she was a woman, a Christian, or a Republican. She was asked that question because she insists on using a thousands of years old collection of stories and parables as a rulebook for all of us, rather than a guidebook for herself. With 312 million of us having varied beliefs and faiths, it is unconscionable to govern based on one set of religious beliefs. The liberal media, which I generally abhor, posed that question in defense of the millions of Americans who don’t believe in the same things as she. They sought to clarify her beliefs. When she uses the literal teachings of the Bible to fight for legislation, why would it not be logical to assume that she uses the literal teachings of the Bible to shape her daily life? Do I believe the liberal media used that question as a veiled attempt to discredit her based on her Christianity? Yes, I do. I also believe that, for more reasons than not, it was a very valid question. The issue of marriage is a very sensitive topic to many. However, the issue of religion in government is a far greater one. I personally believe marriage to be a religious ceremony, a sacrament meant to unify a man and a woman for all of eternity. I also believe that our government has no business sanctifying religious sacraments. If I know anything about religion, it’s that the deity is the only with the power to truly sanctify something. I love my Christian friends and family, but for them to insist we all model our lives after theirs is foolish. I love my country and it’s guarantee of freedom for many beliefs, but shaping it according to one set of unwavering beliefs is equally foolish. Christians are generally good and kind people. You all just need to understand and accept that you are not the only good and kind people.

    Otherwise, you rock lady! Keep doing what you’re doing! :)

    • Joy

      I started out “not liking” what you were saying in your post! Didn’t like that you called our Bible “a thousands of years old collection of stories and parables”, when we believe it is the word of God. Then I started agreeing with a lot of your thoughts!
      I do not believe homosexuality is an alternative life style, but I do not believe it is my right or job to deny you your right to live your life the way you desire. I do believe that if a person were to be a “real” Christian and be President of the USA, that person would be compassionate and try to do good for everyone in his or her country. Jesus taught that! The one great thing about our country is that we are supposed to accept and tolerate other forms of belief and ideas. That does not mean we have to turn our backs on our own beliefs! I totally liked the fact that you understand that marriage is to be a religious rite ordained by God! Maybe you are not as much of an atheist as you think! : )
      Bristol is going on the fact that Obama says that he is a Christian! With that in mind, we would expect him to first teach his children Christian values, but then also the American values of acceptance of ones that “believe” differently!

      • Kevin

        Haha! My apologies for upsetting you about your Bible, but to appreciate what I said, you must see your Bible through my eyes. For a non-Christian, the Bible is in fact what I described. There’s nothing wrong with a collection of stories and parables, is there? :) Some of them teach very valuables lessons, even without requiring a belief in any god.

        I think we all start out “not liking” that which is new and different from us. My parents are Christians and raised me as a Christian. The didn’t raise me to be homosexual or an atheist. That’s just who I am. I’ve made some choices about those things, but I never chose to be them. The choices I made were to accept what was inside me and love myself for who and what I am, rather than fight it and pretend to be someone that I am not. (Much like our President…such a disappointment he is.) No one else has walked in my shoes or thought with my brain, so my journey is not theirs to travel. The same can be said about another’s journey not being mine to travel. Belief and faith in any god is truly personal. Mohandas Gandhi spoke some wise words when he said that “all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu … But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian.” Even as an atheist, I embrace this wisdom. Be yourself, but be your best self.

        Families agree and disagree everyday. That’s a beautiful thing. My family is living proof of that. We respect and love each other in spite of our differences and we are always learning from each other. We all become better people because of our differences. If we were all the same, imagine how we would stagnate. I don’t think anyone’s family is any different. Your defense of Bristol is noble, but I can’t accept it. Whether it is the naivety of youth or something more conscious, I think this post of hers was wholly unappreciative of the complexities of family and religious beliefs. She would do better in life to be more open and accepting of others, while still being true to herself.

        Thanks so much for your response, Joy! I love a good conversation! :)

        • otlset

          “Even as an atheist, I embrace this wisdom. Be yourself, but be your best self.”
          Based on what criteria, the “golden rule”?

  • NiteOwlMom

    Bravo Bristol. Bravely said. Fathers nead to lead. You really nailed the hypocrisy of the left well. It’s ok for their leaders to bow to current moral relativity and the wisdom of teenagers, but when conservative leaders stand with thousands of years of TRUTH, we’re the weird ones.

  • vina101

    I believe, we are put on this earth by God, for a purpose. Life, begins at conception, when that first seed was planted inside of us, that began… the meaning of “life”. The heart, one of the most gifted organs that was giving to us, which keeps the blood flowing through our body, and the brain, to keep us alive, to love, to hate, to have emotions, our eyes, to see the beauty of life and all living creatures around us.
    The world we live in, the air we breath, the rain that keeps all living things green, that’s “life”. New planted seeds, that we put into our garden, that are now… beautiful flowers, that’s “life”. The old oak tree, we plant from a seed, now tall for all to see, and also gives us shade, that’s “life”. The little calf, born in the pasture, and when he first stands up to feed from his mommas milk, that’s “life”. The caterpillars, or moths, coming out of its spun cocoon, that transforms into a beautiful butterfly, that’s “life”.
    And… most of all, The Meaning of life…
    Feeling for the first time, a little life growing inside, knowing that, God had a purpose for life, let it be human, animal or the seeds we plant in our garden.

    I thank God, for making Adam and Eve, because… without Adam, how could we give birth to someone as wonderful as a baby. Life… is so precious, it starts out as a tiny seed planted from Adam into Eve, not Adam and Steve. Thank you God, for our precious children, and thank you God, for giving us a mom and dad.

  • CrustyB

    We’re supposed to believe that a 50 year old man, a life-long liberal activist and politician, has had a sudden epiphany that gay marriage is OK. This, just six months from the election and because his kids have friends with gay parents. I know Obama supporters are inherently gullible but this has to stretch the imagination of even the most ardent Obama cultist.

    • tja

      So, CrustyB, you weren’t listening then? He has said for some time that his views on gay marriage were evolving. No one, including this Obama supporter needed to stretch their imagination. The ONLY surprise to me was that he did it in an election year. Which takes guts and integrity. Because he knows that H8ers will say the sort of baloney that you have just said.

  • Bridgette

    Exactly! He is a divider instead of being a leader.

    • tja

      Holy Cow! Have you been in a coma for the last 3 1/2 years or are you just living in an alternate universe? NO PRESIDENT has tried to reach compromise with the likes of Tea Party fanatics then this President. And, it’s always Rs and so-called ‘conservatives’ who try to divide our country, pitting Americans against one another – our history is replete with it. “Obama’s a socialist”; “Obama wasn’t born here”; “Obama is a Muslim”; “Obama is an Arab”; “Let’s get as many gay marriage ban amendments on State ballots as we can….” And, that’s just a sample of the last 3 1/2 years. This POTUS actually believes in the Constitution and is a leader!

    • Kevin

      Bridgett, you are absolutely right. Tja is clearly a fanatic. That’s obvious through the way she speaks about the president. This president has been pitting Americans against Americans from day one. We all see it. Poor Tja chooses to ignore it.

  • Charlotte

    “In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ”

    Thanks so much for pointing out that children do better in a home with their parents…mom and dad. Statistics back you totally.

    Why didn’t the POTUS ask kids who have been raised in gay family homes if he’s so interested in “children’s input”? I think we know the answer to that one.

    Well said. Thank you.

    • Hank

      In a study published online Jan. 11, 2012, in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts, interviewed a group of 49 teenagers and young adults with gay parents and found that not one of them rejected the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Most cited legal benefits as well as social acceptance.

      • otlset

        Who would speak against their own parents or caregivers? I wonder if Dr. Goldberg really expected a different result beforehand.

  • http://zachabbott.blogspot.com Zach Abbott

    Bristol, I think you are not quite representing how President Obama came to this decision. He has talked with many, many friends and family about this issue. He didn’t come to this decision by simply asking Sasha and Malia what he should do. Personally, I believe in tolerance, and that should homosexuals choose to marry we should not prohibit them and they should be allowed all the benefits of opposite-sex couples. Most Americans are fairly tolerant of gays, shouldn’t our government also reflect that? Bristol, as a Christian I certainly believe that marriage and family function best in opposite-sex marriages, but isn’t it also a Christian attitude to allow everyone equal benefits under the law?

    • Kevin

      Yep.

    • TLC2012

      Well said Bristol!

  • Matt

    Bristol, you have the right to your own opinion and I think you seem quite lovely, but nowhere did Barack Obama ever say his children were his sole reason for saying he supports gay marriage. Instead of trying to make some clever point, why don’t you just say you disagree with him? Nobody ever said Michele Bachmann wasn’t qualified to run for president because of her husband, it’s because she is unqualified and in my opinion, crazy. I respect you and your family, and have loved watching your show, but for you to try to make a connection between some dumb question asked to Michele Bachmann and Barack Obama saying he sees the next generation not bogged down with the idea of same sex marriage is really just an unintelligent argument.

    • elaine

      Matt you are right he did not say that it was just because the kids friend Parents are gay. This is just another why this country is so messed up and there are bigger issues that People should focus. Bristol you do not have room to talk about Christian morales and values because there is no place in the Bilble that it say it is ok to have sex and babies out of wedlock before you talked about somebody you need to look in the mirror and ask have done everything that is pleasing in God’s eye. No of course not we are human and subject to our own opinion and views. Because I do not feel that you should have been selected as a role model because you are sendin a message tha it is ok to have a baby before marriage and you can get paid for it , The main issue we should be focusing on are the World issues and Jobs because I am sure most of us have friends who are gay so does that mean we should not like them because they are gay no that is Judging and that not what we should be doing, so let us not mke this a major issued because this two shall pass and we must focus on what is realy important remember Gay People are human beings with feelings and just like you do not like your feelings hurt neither do they.

      • otlset

        Only a fool would still get the message “tha it is ok to have a baby before marriage and you can get paid for it” after Bristol clearly admitted it was a mistake, and that she learned the hard way from the experience and resolved to not make the mistake again, and now advises others not to also make the same mistake based on her experience as well. It is warning others for their benefit based on her experience.

  • Paulette

    Bristol, this is such a great blog! I especially liked your thought, “So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?” God bless you, your son, mom, dad & the whole family! Go Bristol! Go Sarah!

    • Hank

      Yes, he should use an astrologer, like Ronald and Nancy.

  • Lissa

    Excellent post, Bristol! I am so very impressed with you, young lady.

    I am SO tired of the hate, bigotry, intolerance and judgment that is being rained down upon faithful Christians who hold the Holy Word of God to be the ultimate truth. As we watch our country circle the drain into ruin because so many people are enslaved by sin and immorality, it is people like Bristol Palin and her family who stand as beacons of light showing us that it is not all lost …. not yet. While we wait for His glorious return, we stand strong in our faith. We are ready to give an account of ourselves to the Lord at the Judgment Throne and we beseech those who are lost to turn away from sin and immorality so that they too can live forever in His Kingdom.

    God Bless you, Bristol. Love to your mom and your family. Kiss that baby boy for me!

    • David

      “I am SO tired of the hate, bigotry, intolerance and judgment that is being rained down upon faithful Christians who hold the Holy Word of God to be the ultimate truth.”

      So…much….irony…

  • http://EileenS Eileen Steller

    Excellent and great points and reasoning. How any Christian could think that homosexuals marrying is ok or acceptable is beyond me as the Bible is very clear that their lifestyle is an abomination to Him. It doesn’t matter what our personal opinions on this are as we stand before Him in judgement, not each other. When the voters were allowed to vote on allowing homosexual marriages, they voted against it. The majority of states that have allowed same sex marriage got the law passed by the house and senate of their states. When very liberal California voted on same sex marriage, they voted no. It was a liberal judge that changed this,not the voters. At least 30 states have voted against same sex marriage and unlike our president who thinks we have 57 states(yes, he said that he had been to 57 so far), 30 is more than 1/2 of the states that are against same sex marriage. Even animal families are headed up by male and females, not 2 males or 2 females. Keep their feet to the fire Bristol as you are right on regarding this issue.

    • Barry

      “the Bible is very clear that their lifestyle is an abomination to Him.”

      The bible says ALOT of things that many people now choose to ignore. Like Slavery.

  • http://www.creationpictures.org Sherry Gaston

    I love your perspective, Bristol!

  • Kim Floyd

    Great post, Bristol! NOW.. DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE THE CREEPY FIGURE IN THE WINDOW IN THE PICTURE OF THE OBAMA’S? IT’S A FACE LOOKING TOWARD THE FAMILY AND IT’S NOSE IS ALMOST TOUCHING THE LITTLE GIRLS HEAD…. CU–REEP—Y!

  • http://arunthroughtheparke.blogspot.com Caleb

    Bristol, you are an awesome woman of God! Keep fighting for what is right – you are incredibly blessed, and I am so proud of you for using your platform to help so many people. You are pointing people to Christ – I’m learning so much from you. Praying for you and your family! Our generation is doing great things!

  • John R

    Part of those thousands of years of thinking about marriage is that sex outside of marriage, much less having a child out of wedlock, was a HUGE scandal, often causing the woman to be shunned… so, are we keeping to all the old traditions?

    • Hank

      She believes by having this kid, it absolves her from her sin.
      There’s an escape clause for every sin in the bible.

    • http://EileenS Eileen Steller

      John, there are traditions and then there are Gods specific mandates. In both the Old and New Testament, He reinforces that homosexuality is an abomination to Him.

      • Tom

        He talks about hypocrisy with much more disdain…and that at religious hypocrites more so.

    • Carran

      John R.
      In reply to your sarcastic remark; Shunning a person is drastically different from not agreeing with a persons lifestyle or choices and recognizing sin. Jesus himself did not shun the women at the well, but blessed her and then instructed her to go and SIN NO MORE! He got his point across without being hateful. Homosexuality is no different in God’s eyes than lying, cheating, stealing, or any other form of sin. We are simply to recognize it, ask for forgiveness and then don’t do it again. Even us Christians have recognized when our past brethren were wrong in how they administered the word of God. The word of God never changes, but we as Christians should always be changing to be more Christ perfected.

  • Hank

    “I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox”.

    And we’re suppose to take you seriously?

    • Evelyn xclark

      How can Brisrol say anythiong about gay/straight or anybody, after all she had a baby outm of wedlock so did I but i am not trying to tell the President how to raise his daughters.

  • Rich Johnston

    Acts 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
    If you are married in church by an appointed representative of God on Earth, doesn;t that count?

  • Alex

    Let me get this straight. You got pregnant without being married, and Levi is not even a part of your baby’s life. According to your logic this means your son is screwed or you’re just a big hypocrite.

    • otlset

      I’m sure there are lots of upstanding and righteous young men out there who would GLADLY marry such a beautiful (yet imperfect but striving to live righteously) young woman like Bristol and take on Tripp as his own son.

  • LMA

    Leave it to a Palin to dumb down a topic. I’m so disappointed in the lack of insight here. Being the mother of a child conceived in your teens, and with your babydaddy absent, you’d do well not to speculate about what President Obama did or didn’t say to his daughters when discussing same-sex couples and their families.

    • Hank

      The Palins have sold theirs souls for “success.” Bristol is just “Sarah-lite,” ensuring she always has a financial future, at least on FauxNews.

  • mary

    So gays should not get married because of tradition, is the dumbest statement ever. It was a tradition that women did not vote, it was a tradition that black people were slaves, he was tradition to have child labor, etc,etc

  • Merry

    Thank you for saying this Bristol. I’m sorry to say that we have an evil, morally bankrupt imbecile in the White House. Thank God for people like you, Bristol!!

    • Hank

      You have a long four more years coming.

  • http://crayfisher.wordpress.com votermom

    Great post.
    I often tell my 10 year old daughter that she can be President one day. I guess I might as well tell her that she can be President right now. :D

    • Hank

      Why not? The former president had the mentality of a 10-year old.

  • Jan

    We received an email from Obama explaining why he was supporting gay marriage NOW and ASKING for a political DONATION. He has been POTUS for over 3 yrs but now that he has OFFICIALLY started his campaign, he needs gay’s money, votes, & time. This will help him in Hollywood as I think Obama sees Hollywood as his own personal ATM machine.This is the 2nd time he has brought in his CHILDREN on a stance. First was gov. paidf birth control for college students and now this. I think he has not only failed as a President but as a father too.

  • LMA

    My goodness, the audacity of this girl astounds me. She embarks on a paid abstinence tour after having a baby out of wedlock while a teenager with a man who ran off, and then she presumes to question Obama’s parenting skills? And look at her supporters, glomming on to the burgeoning meme that Obama consulted his daughters on his same-sex marriage stance. Want to know why this country is, as you all assert, “circling the drain”? Look in the mirror.

    • Hank

      Excellent term to explain the current status of the GOP, “circling the drain.”

    • otlset

      She’s questioning Obama’s governing skills, which actually are not much in evidence based on his numerous failures so far.

      • LMA

        If you watch the interview, Obama lists a few things he considered when he decided his position on same-sex marriage needed to change. It is absolutely ludicrous to assert that his decision was based solely on Sasha and Malia’s input. If Bristol’s questioning Obama’s governing skills, then she — er, her ghost writer should try harder to stick to that point and quit with the “Dora the Explorer” BS. Bristol can’t afford to come off so smug, being an unwed teen mom and all.

  • nancy

    I guess I missed the part where her child’s DAD is helping shape his views.” we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” how’s tghat working out with you and Levi?

  • Hank

    “Circling the drain,” excellent term to express the current status of the GOP and the far right.

    • otlset

      Unfortunately our entire country is circling the drain now due to our woefully unprepared president foolishly and doggedly adhering to the bigger government, more astronomical spending on credit, more restrictive and job-killing regulations on business, and less freedom for individuals liberal mindset.

  • Laura

    Bristol, you are dead on. Parents need to be parents, not friends. Yes, it’s lovely to sit at the dinner table and discuss current events, and listen to their opinion and reasoning, but as a parent it is your responsibility to guide your children and point out any flaws in their thinking.

    Clearly, Obama is using Malia & Sasha to justify his pandering for votes.

    • LMA

      Get a clue. He explained his reason for coming to his conclusion about same-sex marriage. Watch the interview. His reasons are many. You people take what Bristol’s ghost writer says as gospel. Now that fat bloviator Rush Limbaugh is going to be screaming into his mic how Sasha and Malia told President Obama how to think about same-sex marriage. And you read it here first…

  • L.A.

    BP truly proves her ignorance here, enough said.

  • Laughable

    Wait – an unmarried teen mother with an opinion on what marriage “should” be? How is her opinion even valid?

    • otlset

      Wait — an untested senator without any executive experience not even completing his senatorial term in office had an opinion on what the Chief Executive “should” be? How was his opinion even valid?

      • Tom

        Oh how about a Governor who didn’t know the job of the vice president when asked 3x…oh that untested senator…he got Osama Bin Laden..whom did your quitter governor get? Oh that’s right a job on fox news.

        • otlset

          She left the state of Alaska with a surplus. Unlike Obama who only knows how to spend, she knows how to govern and understands fiscal responsibility.

          • idesign

            She quit.

  • Johnathon Webster

    Bristol you’re wrong. Christian women running for office get asked about submission to their husbands because patriarchal authority is a major tenet of conservative fundamentalist christianity. The purpose of such questions is to see if these self-professed female christians will actually act according to their own beliefs and submit to their husbands. It’s very inconsistent for a woman to profess conservative values, which instruct her to submit to men, as she tries to run for a job that, by definition, gives her authority over many men. Liberal women aren’t asked these questions because they don’t claim to aspire to these old-fashioned ideas. It’s an oxymoron for an old-fashioned Christian woman to try to do anything except raise kids, cook, and clean… let alone run for president. If you disagree then you need to work on changing your own beliefs.

    I think Obama’s point was that even children, in their innocent mindsets, don’t see a compelling reason to treat gay couples differently from straight couples. It’s not until children become brainwashed with old-fashioned ideas that they begin to modify their otherwise natural viewpoint.

    And kids to best with parents who are willing and able to take good care of them by providing them with a loving home. Gay couples are just as capable as straight couples are.

  • Gina

    Hmmm, changing thousands of years of thinking is a bad thing? In that case, maybe we should maintain the Ptolemic view of the universe. You know, Aristotle’s view that earth was the center of the universe that stood for thousands of years until the scientific method proved his idea, and the Bible’s view of the universe, wrong. Ooooorrrrr maybe we should have stuck with Absolute Monarchies, slavery, social darwinism, women’s role as homemakers? Hell, let’s go back to the neanderthal time.

    It’s called progress, and it’s something our forefathers believed in. Change is inevitable, someone your age should understand that.

    • otlset

      Our forefathers (and Founding Fathers) believed in individual liberty, and constructed a *limited* form of government system that would allow that. Unlimiting government is definitely not progress, and indeed heralds ever more government control over people’s lives which by definition takes away individual liberty.

  • Izzy

    Bristol, you are so right. Keep it up.

  • Liz

    Bristol. Thank you for posting this!!! It needed to be said. I mean, first the African Americans are freed, then women get to vote, and now the audacity of the left to say that gay marriage is ok? As the unwed, single mother you are, I look to you for moral direction and you came up with aces on this blog post. Why the President thinks he can look to his own kin to help him see the world through the next generation’s eyes is beyond me. He should just stick to listening to the old, crotchety old men and women in the Senate and House. Now THEY know what the younger generation wants. I can’t wait to move to Alaska. Maybe I could come over and watch the sun set over Russia from your back porch?

  • Michelle

    “Liberals everywhere are applauding him for his bravery and his wisdom.” And Republicans everywhere, too.

  • Peg

    Bristol. I am one of those who has had a position on gay marriage evolve too and it is because of my own children. When you find out that the teacher your child loves and has helped make her into an intelligent and wonderful person is gay and does not have basic civil rights, it changes the way you view things. When you find out that your daughter’s college roommate has been in a relationship with his boyfriend for 8 years and the two of them together are obviously committed but cannot get married, it makes you question things.
    If your son turns out to be gay, you will have a choice. You can either shame him or support him and want what is best for him. But HE will make you see things in a completely different light. I am sorry that someone who is as obviously immature as you are now is writing things like that that will be forever on the web for your son to see. You shame him by belittling the importance of our children in the way we view the world.

  • Steve

    Meanwhile, in reality, every serious study comes to the conclusion that children with same-sex parents do just as well as those with opposite-sex parents. Bristol is pulling the typical wingnut trick of comparing single parent households to two parent households. It’s true that children tend to do best with two parents. But their gender is irrelevant.

  • Kameron Swithin

    Bristol–I know you are strong enough to ignore the many rude and ignorant and hateful comments some people have left to this post. The fact that they are attacking you means that you are doing something right. Also, to all the haters out there–I guess your ignorance blinds you to the fact that Obama perfectly timed his “announcement.” Interesting that he announces his endorsement of same-sex marriage one or two days after North Carolina voters voted AGAINST same-sex marriage, which caused an uproar amongst many Americans. Timing means everything. He’s using the uproar against the NC vote to gain votes for his presidential election. DUH. Even my many gay friends saw through that one. Also–to all the haters–if all you have to do with your time is write hateful things about someone else, GET A LIFE. Okay, I feel better now. :)

  • Chanel

    First of all – how can you Ms Bristol Palin judge anyone. I honestly hope that you son in a homosexual so one day you will understand what it is like. I am a straight, female. I however, am a parts of the GLBT, I am an advociate for human rights. My best friends, serious, my two best friends from childhood are both gay. Obama did not say that Sasha and Malia made the decision. He was thinking about his childrens future and those around him. That why because you love a female and you are female, or your soul mate is a male and you are a male you deserve to be happy. Did you know that there was a time in America when being black you were not considered a human. 3/4′s of a human was all black people were considered. That there was a time when women couldnt vote. Ms Palin, there was a time when you would have been so irrevelent and not have been able to have this blog, if it wasnt for you mom. IF you MOM was never famous, nobody would give a crap about a teenage who had a baby out of wedlock.
    Oh Bristol, YOu live in a glass house do not throw stones.
    “”Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. ”
    A man is needed in a household to help raise a child? Where is your babys daddy. Is he raising your son? Oh thats right, he is playing daddy to someone else.
    and lets look at this statement:
    “So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?”
    -maybe if you mom listened to men more, she would have been VP. BUt then this country would have been screwed.
    Last time I checked a sin is a sin is a sin. It doesnt matter if you have to tell a little while lie, or are gay, get a divorce OR HAVE A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK!

    Miss Plain, I had respect for you. You were a teen mother, yet instead of being like the “teen moms” you went out and spoke to teens, and I will appluade you for that. However, you have lost my respect.

    Grow up. And stop trying to be you Mom.

  • Sam B

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”

    This is absolutely not true. There are longstanding, well-established studies that show that parents do better in TWO PARENT homes, not mother/father homes, as much as I’m sure certain people would love to read them that way. There are also studies, quite recent ones actually, that show that kids raised in homes with two parents of the same sex do just as well as their peers.

    You’re entitled to your opinion, but don’t you think you have a responsibility to stick to the facts?

    • otlset

      Many “studies” aren’t conducted adequately at all, and end up being totally wrong. Like the “studies” in the 70s that indicated the earth would enter an ice-age due to man’s fossil-fuel burning.

  • Samantha

    Wow, you really are a dumb bitch.

  • D

    Studies show children do better in homes with a mother and father as opposed to same sex couples. What does the study say about children born out of wedlock? Is that productive?

  • Andrew Meyer

    Bristol it concerns me, but I understand your 21, that you dont understand that people change. Much that “has been traditional for thousands of years” has changed as well, including but not limited to, a womans right to vote, interracial marriage, non male/white landowners, (also see king david he had 8 wives) and hell smoking used to be good for you. Also your facts on a child being better off in a woman/man relationship are factually incorrect…read “My Two Mom’s”…how is my ability to marry whomever I want going to affect your family or future marriage?

  • Kevin

    A young unwed mother judges someone else’s view on marriage? Ridiculous!

  • Jack

    Obama is pandering to gays for their votes (and their money)

    • Susan

      He has a big fundraiser at George Clooney’s house tonight. He’s going to rake in A LOT of Hollywood money.

  • DermoMC

    So… ” kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ” Really??? How’s YOUR child’s “mother/father” home ? I don’t even LIKE Obama, but I’ll defend him against your type of hate speech any day of the week.

  • Jennifer

    At least be honest that you are only writing this because you do not agree with his stance, not how he got there. If someones children helped them change their opinion on religion and become “closer to god,” I highly doubt you would be looking down upon that. I would expect that you of all people could understand how hurtful it is when people who do not know you judge your life, decisions, and “mistakes.” I would think you could have a little more compassion for others, including democrats, the non-Christians, and homosexuals (gasp!). Lets put it in a way you might understand “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

  • http://ifyoucant.wordpress.com Randi

    There was one thing that popped out instantly in your blog post, Ms. Palin – the fact that your mother was questioned on whether or not she would submit to her husband when she was running for president. You also noted that liberal candidates were not asked the same question, only Republican candidates. Does that not make you see something? You seem to say that any female candidate should not be questioned about whether or not they would ask their husbands for permission before making any sort of serious decision, and the fact that female Democratic candidates to not get questions like this should show you one thing very clearly – the Republican way of thinking is extremely outdated. How can you support the Republican Party and their belief that homosexual relationships are wrong when you’re also sitting there saying that they shouldn’t be questioning female candidates about their subservience to their husbands. Wake up and smell the java, Bristol. The nation, and the world, are changing very rapidly.

    Personally I think it takes a very strong person to be able to look through the eyes of their children and have their vision changed because of it.What will you do with your son decides that he wants to be a homosexual relationship? What would you do if your siblings wanted to be in a homosexual relationship? What if tomorrow morning you woke up and realized that all men suck and you wanted to be with a woman? If you truly want to be someone that other people can look up to, you have to be willing to open your eyes and to look at things differently than you may have before.

  • Kim

    Really? So, you’re all “defending” marriage from gays because the Bible says being gay is a sin? It’s not because you hate gays?

    I might believe that if you were also defending marriage against divorce, adultery, or sex before marriage…but I haven’t seen too many protests against those “destroyers of marriage.”

    Why is it that so many Christians are insistent that there be laws and Constitutional Amendments against gay marriage, yet they would be against laws prohibiting divorce, adultery or sex before marriage? Don’t those “sins” also threaten marriage?

    I guess you just pick and choose the parts of the Bible that are important enough to warrant laws, eh?

  • Donna

    I know this is off-topic, but I can’t believe Bill Mahar is attacking you yet again, Bristol. You are more than half his age, yet you have far greater grace and class. Hold your head up high, girl!

  • Caitlin

    With all due respect, how can you criticize the idea that children do better growing up in a ‘mother/father home’ while your son doesn’t even have that? Can you argue that he’s doing better? Would it be better for him if you were both under one roof, despite the fact that you both clearly don’t get along anymore?

    There’s a reason people get all up in arms when you say things like this, Ms. Palin. It’s because it seems incredibly hypocritical to the rest of the world to criticize something as ‘lesser for the children’ when you don’t seem to follow the conventional wisdom, either.

    • Erik

      I side with Bristol, but let me explain.
      I am a 43 year old man who is not religious, not gay and not homophobic. I was raised by my dad only. I think I am a very well rounded individual who learned to take care of myself. While my upbringing did not involve homosexual parents, my mother was not involved so I still lacked the true feminine influence…just as a child with two gay fathers would.

      To clarify, I am now married with 2 kids and have a brother-in-law who is gay. I personally do not care if people of same sex get married as long as they have all the same laws, taxes etc as I do.

      However, studies have been done and it has shown that children absolutely receive different stimulus from the mother and the father. My wife read an article stating that children with strong male influence tend to be more compassionate. That surprised me, but that is what it said….I am VERY involved with my kids and they are both extremely compassionate..so who knows.

      This can not be made too much of an emotional issue. It would make sense that a child raised with both a healthy male and female influence would tend to be more well rounded.

  • Ashley

    Normally I never comment on blogs or things I read. And although I agree you are entitled to your own opinion and can voice your own opinion, I have still lost all respect for you. How big of a hypocrite can you be? You had sex before marriage and had a child OUT OF WEDLOCK . You are not supposed to do that based on your “thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” In fact it’s a sin, and is also a form of adultery because it is sex outside of marriage, and adultery is in the ten commandments. but you’re a “Christian” so you are well aware of that . You cannot pick and choose what you want to believe about marriage. Once more, I have no problem reading your opinion. What I have a problem with and what outrages me is your hypocrisy and you picking and choosing what you want to believe about marriage when in fact, you are one of the very people who are going against what traditional values in marriage are. You need to look at yourself and what you have done before you throw any stones at people. You are the one living in a glass house and everyone can see right through you. Grow up and stop trying to pretend you value traditional views when you’ve already broken so many of them. Before I was sympathetic towards you and all the criticism you received for being an unwed and teen mom, I would think that would have somehow made you a bit of a more sympathetic human being, but it has not. You deserved every bit of that criticism you got, and for every bit more for what is to come.

  • Kevin

    Says the single, unwed attention seeking mother. You have no credibility to speak about a married father listening to his daughters or anything else,you and your mother exploit your kids for financial gain or political gain and nothing more.

  • gw

    Another Palin insight.

  • Ryan Donahue

    Actually, Ms. Palin, the fact that Malia and Sasha’s friends’ parents are lovely people IS a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. The same way that because you and your mother are lovely people, there was reason to change thousands of years of thinking about the rights of women. The same way that because President Obama and the First Lady and basically everyone else on earth are lovely people, there was a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about how we treat others who are different from us. President Obama IS a dad who is leading his family in the right way of thinking. It is you who needs to reshape your thoughts and begin reflecting on the very large and complex world that exists outside your very small and thoughtless realm of experience.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Yet, when Republican/Conservative Female Politicians are asked questions that wouldn’t be asked to Liberal/Democrat Female Politicians, the Main Stream Media goes on about that woman’s religious beliefs. But because the question wasn’t asked to a Liberal Politician, no one gets a clear view on their beliefs.

      A bit of a double-standard, wouldn’t you agree, Ryan?? In case you’re wondering, that was a rhetorical question.

  • C dawg

    Bristol Palin you are a twat. Go thump some bibles somewhere else. Have you ever heard of the theory of evolution or you seriously believe the venom that spouts from your mothers mouth. Seriously- Alaska isn’t even on the same standards as other states in the US so get the f*ck out and bring your douchey family with you. I’m from NY. One of the most important states in the US that actually stands for something. LEAVE. no one wants you here.

    • The Constitutionalist

      C dawg….you’re a liberal. As such, you wouldn’t know your arse from a hole in the ground. And being from NY myself, I’m now fully ashamed to be called a New Yorker…because of you!! And knowing that the State of NY is a liberal state, makes it all the more shaming that I was born there.

    • Southernlites

      I personally wouldn’t be bragging too much about being from New Yawk…..from what I read on the news they just approved child pornography. So disagree with Bristol, but like all liberals….you have to be not only objectionable and start calling names……..but also ignorant.

    • otlset

      “Go thump some bibles somewhere else.” This is her blog idiot.

  • Sue Lynn

    Look I agree with Bristol and Love all people as she does and she is right. When Mary was with Child “our Lord’ He made sure he would be in a family and brought Joesph in the picture…get the picture of what God thinks about Family! God bless you Bristol!!!!!

  • Cara D

    If I recall correctly, Ms. Palin was very upset when people made accusations and assumptions about her being a single, 17-year-old, unwed mother. She wondered why people couldn’t respect her decision. What is clearly eluding her is the fact that in order to gain respect, you must be willing to show respect. Part of being a Christian is loving thy neighbor; easy to say, difficult to do. Those who truly walk in Jesus’ path don’t pass judgement on the lives of others. They follow the Golden Rule. By denying others their rights, we put our own rights at risk. Jesus included everyone as part of His flock, and he asked that a man be judged how he treats the least among us.

    Bristol, you and those who wish to restrict the rights of others are not walking with God. All humans deserve the same civil rights, regardless of sex, race, religion or sexual orientation. Jesus doesn’t discriminate.

  • Cindy

    wow how can you all be so ignorant ? We all deserve the same rights. You all talk about marriage should be between a man and woman and how its so “holy” but them again the divorce rates are as high as they can be…hmm….

  • Justin

    “In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.” — if you had allowed your father to shape your thoughts at that age, you probably wouldn’t have become a teenage parent. Think before you write.

  • Patriot

    “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” Bristol you do realize that marriage has changed many times during the thousands of years you speak. Did you read the Ole Testament where men had numerous wives? Did you know that only a little over 100 years ago in this country women and children were OWNED by men and considered property? Please stop making such a fool out of yourself every time you open your mouth. Have you ever read a book or this precious bible your so fond of quoting all the time?

  • Alysha

    This coming from an unwed young mother who has no idea what she’s talking about, twisting the words of Obama smh

  • Alicia

    Anytime I see the name Palin, I expect stupidity. Thank you for not disappointing.

    • otlset

      Your close-minded and prejudiced expectations are the real disappointment.

      • Alicia

        I believe prejudice is defined as having an unfavorable opinion without prior knowledge. The Palin family has put their bigotry and hypocrisy out there for all to see. So, no, it’s not prejudice. It’s a reaction to a well established pattern. The only disappointing thing here is the fact that there are people who agree with her, that believe it’s okay to deny people basic civil rights. That’s the truly disgusting thing.

  • Cindy

    & if Obama’s daughters watched to much glee then you obviously watched too much 16&Pregnant.

  • Joe DaPublic

    huh…so those who are NOT free from sin DO cast the first stone….typical hypocrite…

  • Emma

    Lmfao the fact that Bristol Palin is judging anyone is a fucking joke. Hunny you’re not even married. Does that mean your son is going to grow up to be a shitty person because you didn’t marry his father? You clearly know nothing about gay parents and children raised by gay parents because they’re doing just fine, if not better because they were raised in an open minded home that embraces everyone regardless of sexual orientation.

    Your mother is a moron and so are you.

  • Laura

    Bristol the devil is applauding you for all the hate you spread

  • America

    Where is the father helping shape your out-of-wedlock baby’s worldview?

  • Krista

    “Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”

    And exactly how is Tripp doing in his mother/father home?….. oh, wait. … Nice example.

  • Laquita H.

    Though I have had my personal negative opinions on you and your family, I must say that I do respect what you just said. I respect anyone who says what they believe even though it goes against what seems to be the norm in this country & you have opened up yourself to a lot of hate from those who feel the need to bash you for not thinking like them. I applaud you for posting this.

  • Quantum Buc

    While I know it is useless to try to reason with someone who is just spouting retoric, I will attempt to do so anyway by asking Ms. Palin to think about her comment, “…while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”
    Bristol, by your way of thinking, it is ludicrous to allow women the right to vote, work, or have any equal rights whatsoever. Just because women seem to be equally capable to men in all regards, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about the role of women in society.
    Feel free to substitute People of Color above for the same exact effect.
    Sounds kind of weak when applied to something less polarizing, doesn’t it?
    I don’t begrudge people who are against equal rights for gays to feel the way they feel, I just ask that they be honest with WHY they are against it, and don’t use an argument that holds about as much water as your average spaghetti strainer.

    • Hanna

      Well said!

  • ManxMamma

    This is the most incredibly offensive post your ghost writer has posted here yet Bristol.

  • Heather

    I feel so incredibly sad for you Bristol. You obviously weren’t raised to not open your mouth until you have thought out what you want to say, so instead you blast out ridiculous things, without realizing just how foolish you come off. You, a woman who was a teen mother who begged for people to not judge you, sit here and judge someone else’s parenting. I can’t, for the life of me, understand why people hate gay marriage so much, and why that always seems to be the deal breaker in Christianity, instead of the rules like, give everything away to the poor, something Jesus himself asked. He never said a word about gay marriage. I hope you one day find peace and happiness, because your angry and rude behavior only show what a sad person you are. Your child will learn hatefullness from you, and you will only have yourself to blame.

  • Peck

    What the hell are you talking about?

  • Khatty

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” so not only do you disapprove of gay parents, you disapprove of a single parent household…oh wait…you are raising your child in a sinlge parent household?! And is he worse off for that, no. To have the ability to be raised in any house with a parent or parents that love and care for that child is a blessing.

  • Ian

    Reading this comment thread is like going back to a time before civil rights.

    You remember the dred Scott case? Blacks were denied basic freedoms afforded under our constitution because they were deemed not to be citizens of the united states. Nobody would even think that this idea should be upheld in todays society. But when you swap blacks with gays, it’s suddenly ok to strip them of rights afforded to other people.

    The fact that gay marriage is even a legal issue at all is shameful.

    I am truly sad that so many people seem to think this way. The education system in the united states clearly is falling behind. Our children are too indoctrinated by religion and its circular reasoning that they cannot hold their own in a logical conversation without referring back to the comfort of that circular logic

    Dreadful, really.

  • America

    You show how naive or possibly arrogant you are to the world you currently live in. Michele Bachmann was asked this question because she herself stated she obeyed her husband. As a woman, I found that to be concerning. Although on paper Michele might have been President but in reality it would have been her husbands word pointing our countries direction? This is more acceptable to you than a president who looks to his family and daughters for his views on the society they live in? When your child grows you will see how your views will also evolve as is the case with *true* parents. I’m guessing your moms views on teen pregnancy must have changed some what, as did yours. Both would be hypocritics otherwise.

  • TMB

    If your argument on two women raising a child together is, “Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview”, your own kid is in big trouble. How dare you judge anyone, and how dare you think that heterosexual relationships (you’ve done so well at those), are the only unions worth protecting. This is a civil rights issue, and you are a bigot.

  • SD_Dave

    I’m waiting to hear the BS meme from her, you know the one that says, “I have tons of gay friends and they understand where I stand” so let me fill you in Bristol, AND you so-called “friends” and please trust me when I say this…..”YOU ARE NO FRIEND!!!!!”

    Oh and you want to know why liberal Christian women don’t get treated the way your ReTHUGlican female candidates get treated? It’s because ReTHUGlicans have yet to evolve with the times! You are still STUCK in the fourth century….when your “holy” text was written. Liberal women KNOW that times change and that the Bible is NOT a book to be interpreted literally. Perhaps it is time for you to go back to school and actually LEARN some critical thinking skills!

  • fact checker

    to my knowledge Michele Bachman is the only female candidate ever asked if she would submit to her husband as president (or governor/senator/etc) because she is the only female politician to state publicly that she resisted entering politics in the first place until her husband told her to do it. After that she had no choice, as she was biblically compelled to submit to his wishes. Bristol, you’re entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

  • Levi

    Hey, remember that one time when everyone though owning slaves was ok? Should they not have changed their way of thinking because it was fine for thousands of years?

  • Angel Johnston

    She’s right! Thousands of years of marriage = this: http://innertubes.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/how-the-bible-defines-marriage.jpg

  • Samuel Stainback

    Considering Bristol got knocked up under age out of wedlock, perhaps she should keep her “Good Christian” mouth shut. We were to follow all of the Bible, she would be stoned to death.

    • sodakhic

      You wouldn’t last long either, Samuel, because of your sin.

  • Nerdista

    Are you serious? Is this a joke?

  • http://www.rachelsjunkinthetrunk.blogspot.com Rachel Entzminger-Lloyd

    Let’s prayer for all the haters out there,Bristol!

  • Laura

    Don’t let the haters get you down Bristol. You were trying to make a point in this blog that they failed to see. It is ok.. you were spot on and haters are just going to hate no matter what you say. They also get nasty about it.. what happened to having a discourse without name calling? The hypocrisy of the left/liberals never cease to amaze me. You have many more supporters than you think Bristol. A lot of us just don’t respond cause of the fear of being verbally attacked by people that hate.

    • Mjohn

      Before you can make any judgment on this subject, its best that you get educated first. First, Marriage equality is not a liberal issue, it’s a freedom issue. As a libertarian I believe government should remove itself from regulating marriage completely. You cannot force gay or hetero sexual marriage on anyone. It’s up to consenting adults to decide who they will enter into a marriage contract with, it’s governments job to protect that contract. This way everyone can make their own definition of marriage without forcing others to accept your definition
      Second, marriage is an ever evolving institution. You can never say that Obama, or gays for that matter are trying to change it when it is always changing on who we marry and why we marry. Why people marry today is not the same reason why people married 100 years ago, and 1000 years ago marriage was purely done for the preservation of resources, land , and economic centers which was built with an extended family, never the nuclear family.
      Before that marriage was and still is polygamous. In a time when clothing, food, utensils were all created in the home, it was insane to ever conjure a marriage of only 2 people. It was immediate death on any family that did not have multiple partners because it took about a family of 20 to do the daily duties and maintenance of running a home. And for those who prefer biblical marriage , well here you go…this is what marriage was in the biblical times. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=553625434488&set=p.553625434488&type=1&theater

    • Harley Spoon

      Laura, tell us what Bristol Palin’s point is…All I saw was a political whine from someone whose morality has been in question…

  • http://www.rachelsjunkinthetrunk.blogspot.com Rachel Entzminger-Lloyd

    Let’s pray for al the HATERS out there,Bristol. Wow?!

  • Mjohn

    Before you can make any judgment on this subject, its best that you get educated first. First, Marriage equality is not a liberal issue, it’s a freedom issue. As a libertarian I believe government should remove itself from regulating marriage completely. You cannot force gay or hetero sexual marriage on anyone. It’s up to consenting adults to decide who they will enter into a marriage contract with, it’s governments job to protect that contract. This way everyone can make their own definition of marriage without forcing others to accept your definition
    Second, marriage is an ever evolving institution. You can never say that Obama, or gays for that matter are trying to change it when why and who we marry is always changing. Why people marry today is not the same reason why people married 100 years ago, and 1000 years ago marriage was purely done for the preservation of resources, land , and economic centers which was built with an extended family, never the nuclear family.
    Before that marriage was and still is polygamous. In a time when clothing, food, utensils were all created in the home, it was insane to ever conjure a marriage of only 2 people. It was immediate death on any family that did not have multiple partners because it took about a family of 20 to do the daily duties and maintenance of running a home. And for those who prefer biblical marriage , well here you go…this is what marriage was in the biblical times. Thanks pastor Carl https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=553625434488&set=p.553625434488&type=1&theater

  • Rhea

    If having a mother and father is so important, where is your baby’s father?

  • Gina

    I am sorry but I was raised with same-sex parents. I didn’t need my biological father’s views to shape my own. I can figure out what is wrong and right by myself. I am better off without my father, who was an alcoholic and was even arrested in front of me once. Having two mothers did not make me a bad person. Through out, my entire educational career I’ve made honor roll and dead’s list. I received honors on my AA. Shit, I’ve never gotten a detention. So don’t you dare say children can only grow up properly with a father figure.

  • Christina

    Well. I suppose since you are a single mother your child will wander this country aimlessly since it has no father has been there to shape it’s opinion. And your actions and opinions will have no effect on you parents or your child.

  • George Walker

    Your arguments are so feeble and sad; cherry picking individual words out of context, certainly illustrates the level of your pathetic intellect. Nothing you’ve said makes any sense in context and just exposes the bitter core of your being. Go take it up with your nasty mother, she’s the one who sacrificed your privacy for her foul ambition. You and her are the sad, embarrassing fallout of a dying society that mocks genuine consideration and human striving in the name of book you don’t even comprehend.

  • Harry Hancock

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”
    Who is “we” in this sentence?

  • Jon Mitchell

    With a view of family like the one you express here, it is no wonder that you can’t create the kind of family you seem to advocate for yourself.

  • Lawyer

    Odd. I don’t recall Jesus saying anything about the gays. At all.

    He did have an awful lot to say about marrying the guy you knocks you up. Per Leviticus, you should be stoned to death, Bristol.

    Let he who is without sin cast the first… oh, who am I kidding? You’re just a sad little bigot.

    • artsybhe

      Jesus wasn’t in Leviticus, as he was born later, the first century.
      The bible always says that “fornication” and “homosexuality” is sinful.
      Fornication and homosexuality are always forgivable by Jesus, (as are all sins) if the “sinner” repents and turns away from his or her sin and follows Jesus. This is according to the bible and not Bristol..
      Calling Bristol or anyone names is as sinful as any other sin. You can’t categorize sin as one being worse than the other, according to God. All are sinners. So Bristol is following the teachings of Jesus. Bristol is being persecuted for her sin by people that condemn her. Jesus told the woman who sinned to go and sin no more. Reading the bible would help put things in perspective and understand the teachings of Christianity.

  • Levi

    “I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.”

    Seems like someone has some growing up to do. In case you’re too stupid to figure it out, (like your mother) it’s you Bristol!

  • amanda

    I just wanted to say I do agree with Bristol, She has made her share of mistakes, and some of you readily slap her in the face for it. I feel she is growing and learning about life, even though she didnt do the things perfectly as christians are taught, we all make mistakes, but we know right from wrong.. the majority of these posts are from hard core left liberals.. and I just wanted to say, I have quite a few years on you Bristol, But you are right about gay marriage, and its not a slap in the face like everyone thinks. its just an oppinion blog.

    this is what cracks me up about the left, they cant take any annalysis without getting all in an uproar about the president. truth is the hardcore left will always vote for any democrat running or in office, the Independents are what counts in the voting.. cause that can sway the decisions one way or another.

    now, people, its kinda funny and ironic how hes backing gay marriage and everything else all of a sudden.. hes putting a womens health care scare amoungst us so he can get your votes.. well, i wont fall into his mess.. for one thing he wants to know everything we have done, he wants to put his nose in private peoples business.. I am a private person, and I dont feel the government should have to pay for me. I didnt ask for their help nor do i want it…

    I know this isnt dead on topic but it shows you hes grasping at straws.. all a sudden the gay marriage thing, the womens health thing.. just outta the blue, just something to pull outta his rear so he can get reelected.. well, I wont be voting for him this year, hes been an utter dissapointment.

    Bristol, good luck, and, dont let all these people get you down that are giving you a hard time. christians do fall from time to time people.. we are human, not perfect.. but we know right from wrong, and how we are raised is that gay marriage is an abomination.. and in my thoughts, it is.. I dont judge them but im not going to embrace them getting married like a man and wife do. sorry i just dont agree with that….

    • KT

      Out of the blue? He said he was for civil unions and has “evolved” his position on gay marriage. There’s two facets of marraige, one being legal and the other religious. You may not believe in the religious application of same-sex marriage but there’s no constitutional admendment that would stop same-sex marriage. from a constitutional standpoint it should be lawful. And Obama has always been for womens health, it’s the GOP you drew the line in the sand…

    • GettingItRight

      How can anyone take you seriously when you can’t spell, use proper grammar, or correct punctuation? Get an education and then you may have a clue.

    • elpinche

      What ? Please repost in english with complete thoughts. I respect home-schooling and all, but someone missed the Highlights magazine on run-on and sentence fragments.

    • Ack

      It’s more we “readily slap her face” for being judgmental of others while having several obvious flaws herself. Besides the fact that she repeatedly thrusts herself and her opinions on the rest of the world, but then complains when people make fun of her stupidity that we are “picking on” her. If she really knew any better she would disappear, raise her child, and stop trying to act as if she knows better.

    • Steve

      Perhaps a private person such as you should stay in private and not mess around with things you do not understand, like grammar and spelling for starters. The reason this “gay marriage” is in the news is due to states such as North Carolina making amendments that are against equal rights for citizens of the US. There is nothing “ironic” about that. Women’s health is not an issue that the “hardcore left” just conjured up, but again due to states such as Virginia and others working to pass laws that require unnecessary medical practices such as vaginal ultrasounds. Taking away the access to women’s health for the poorest people is far from “ironic”, but rather hateful.

    • Jason

      Amanda,

      I have a hard digesting the notion that conversatives believe Dems want to “put their noses in private peoples business” considering it’s conservatives who want a say in abortion, it’s conservatives who want to dictate who can and can’t get married, it’s conservatives who wants everyone to live by Christian ideals when we all aren’t Christian. I bring that last point up because many conservatives want to scream from the mountaintops “this country was founded on Christian ideals” well it was also founded under the pretense of separation of church and state. I say the government should completely stay out of our houses, and our bedrooms.
      ________________
      BTW… does anyone else see the irony of a girl who had a child before she was old enough to vote speaking on how a father should impact their child’s life? LMAO

    • Scott

      Tisk Tisk Amanda.

      1. Please learn how to spell analysis (or at least look it up before you use it as a defense
      2. Please present the facts from this “annalysis” you speak of (last time I checked no study is available concluding kids are better off not being raised by a gay couple)
      3. Pause (take a breath. While you’re at it, maybe grab a snack)
      4. When Facts of said “annalysis” are not found, please stop talking.

      As a gay christian (what?! Who?! Huh?!?! They do exist??) my life has nothing to do with you. If a gay marriage ban is passed, it does absolutely nothing to your marriage (or any future marriage you may enter into). I’m not going to call you up and ask you for advice, nor am I going to suggest we form a parenting group together. Honestly, I would prefer you go nowhere near my child, because I will instill in them the values of love and acceptance that Christ taught us. Love is love, and I’m sorry that you are too ignorant to see that.

      I am not political. I dislike the lies and deceit that come with all politics (I blame the money), but to say liberals blindly follow the democratic leader is about as big of a hypocrisy as Bristol preaching Family Values and Abstinence. I’m sure you didn’t vote for Obama last time, so no surprise you’re not going to vote for him again. Republicans never change (or are too afraid to voice their opposing views….just look at congress).

      You applaud Bristol for learning from her mistakes, as do I (even though this blog entry proves she has a long way to go). Now its time for you to learn from yours. If you took the time to get to know me as a person, as a Christian, I’d love for you to tell me to my face that I don’t deserve to get married. Not this “group of gays” as republicans view us, but me, as a person.

      I wish you the best of luck. If closed minded people like you succeed, we’re all going to need it.

  • Nancy

    Bristol,

    I am so glad that your mother did’nt become our president! If you are the example of your mother’s parenting…I would have to say ‘Wow!’. You have no concept of a holy union…you are an unwed mother! You have no concept of morals….you posed for Playboy!

    • Kathy Smith

      You stupid idiot, Bristol never posed for Playboy, Levi posed for Playgirl, and his sister Merdcede posed for Playboy……………get your facts strait before you get sued for slander and defamation of character……..

    • Michael

      Excellent posting, Bristol. Absolutely Right On. You are an inspiration.

      • Tom

        Yes she is an inspiration of being a single mom raising a kid without a daddy, and giving advice on parenting. Saying that how fathers shaped their children without having her own child’s daddy involved in its life. Jesus would have strong words for this one.

  • Farianna R

    So you say we should not change the way we’ve thought about marriage for all this time and that children do better growing up in a father/mother household….Now whatever happened to being married before you have a child and raising your child in a father/mother home? Did all that go right out of the window when you slept with your son’s father and became a teen mom? I understant that your mother ran for office, but I honestly don’t think people care for who you are. You are not perfect or a role model to anyone, so before you go judging and making comments on anyone’s point of views and decision, why don’t you look at yourself in the mirror and your situation. Think before you speak.

  • TheLion

    You might be the eldest Palin daughter but you are too young to know what it is to be humbled by your children.

    • America

      YES!

    • chuva

      AMEN to that!!

    • LMA

      Excellent statement.

    • Scott

      Well Said!

  • Mary

    Where you influenced by Glee too when you became a teen mom?

  • Jorge Brito

    Young lady you make me laugh. I thought motherhood matured unmarried young women after they go through the judgements of society. But clearly having unprotected sex before marriage, having a baby, surviving all that didn’t give you a change of heart for equality and love. Gay people are born gay, they don’t just want to be evil and decide to be gay. But we all know that one thing is for sure. What goes around comes back around and all the hatred that you harvest will come back to haunt you.

  • KT

    Bristol, you’re such a ignorant, arrogant, and hypocritical young woman. You’re sitting there with a child who will probably never know her infamous father and attacking someone else kids and relationship with their father. It must really eat at you to know your child will never know the joy and relationship of having their father, most single parents take it in stride but you choose to proceed this nonsensical and bitter rant. Maybe one day your kid will help transform you into a decent human being, you learn a tremendous amount raising kids. You also learn from their innocence how to overcome those preconceived thoughts and prejudices you may have been learned. If not for new generations and their acceptances and rejections of traditions, woman wouldn’t be able to vote, minorities would still be using seperate bathrooms, and your mom would have probably been burned at the stake for trying to steal Dorothy’s red shoes in the Wizard of Oz.

    Whether you believe in gay marriages or not, you should not fault a man for being strong enough to listen to his family. You cannot be a real leader without listening and adapting to the people you’re leading and that’s the reason your mom is not in office right now. Next time you decide to write an opinion piece about family values….don’t.

  • LaToya

    Dear Bristol Palin,
    First of all, you have no right judging President Barack Obama for his support on gay marriage. Just because you are in support of peoples rights does not mean its wrong. I do not beleive in gay marriage but I do believe people have the right to do what they want and on their judgement day the have to answer to their higher power not you. Besides, are you going to be the poster child for unwed mothers who have sex before marriage. I do believe fornication in the bible is a sin. Also, have a child out of wedlock is even worst. Secondly, you have no right taking about Melia and Sasha at all. They are kids and smart ones at that. Lastly, as for calling the President of the United States Barack Obama stupid, think back on your mother’s campagin or look at “Game Change” she was and still is far from being the smart cookie in the cookie jar. Maybe the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when you wrote your blog….I almost felt sorry for when everyone picked on you about being pregnant and not married but now I feel even more sorry for you when you have the nerve to bring up other people’s children. It shows you have no character what so ever about yourself. If your going to talk about the President…then OK but to bring up his children…shame on you. But you don’t know any better, it’s in your blood line.

    • Lisa

      APPLAUSE!!!!

  • Shocked

    For thousands of years women were oppressed, prohibited from owning property or voting, let alone allowed to hold political office as your mother has.

    Just because it’s been one way for a thousand years doest make it right, nor is it a valid argument. Whether I agree with Obama or not, I have no issue with him supportung something that he believes is right.

  • Fish

    Setting aside the fact that kids being raised by a male and a female parent is a debunked horseshit Christian talking point, Bristol Palin is a single mom whose own god-fearing, pro-family mother actively uses her lawyers and political clout to keep Levi Johnston away from his son. So using Bristol’s own logic, she might as well toss her son at a pack of wolves because it doesn’t have a father and will probably just grow up to watch Glee.

    • http://C4P&P4A indemind

      Fish-ing For LIES

  • Resettozero

    Don’t stop writing, Bristol. You’re gaining admirers on the basis of this blog alone. It is effective. Thank you.

    • otlset

      Sure brings out the nasty spitefulness, arrogance, reflexive ignorant hatred and prejudice of the left doesn’t it?

  • Tom

    You are nothing more than a bigot. The bible hates women. Despises them. In the bible it states that a woman should be submissive to her husband so if you were a true Christian you wouldn’t even consider running for president. A girl that got pregnant outside of marriage before she even turned 18 talking about the importance of a mother father household. Pathetic. This is about human rights. Basic human rights.

  • Scott Ihrig

    Was it having a mother and father that kept you from getting pregnant as a teen? Oops… guess not. And how is your baby doing without a daddy? Something about those who live in glass houses…

    • TampaDink

      How costly is it to heat a glass house in Wasilla?

  • lawlinglibertarian

    What an astonishingly ignorant post, Bristol. He didn’t “do his daughters bidding after consulting them”–they influenced his way of thinking by showing him their perspective.

    You’re for “traditional marriage”? You, and conservatives like you, want to return to the 1950s–or earlier–which is *incredible* given your personal history. Do you know what your hypocritical community would have done to you if you’d had a child out of wedlock as the result of pre-marital sex if we’d kept the “traditional” view of marriage for the past few “thousand years”?

    Your family would’ve either A) disowned you, B) carted you off to a remote abortionist or C) carted you off to a distant community where you could have your baby and then give it up for adoption. Or WORSE.

    Be grateful you live in a more *liberal* time, less dominated by the forces of theocracy that your parents and their ilk would have us return to living under. Astonishingly ignorant, Bristol. Astonishing.

  • GettingItRight

    You make me sick. You obviously have no right to dictate how anyone defines a healthy relationship considering your personal mistakes/incredibly stupid heterosexual teenage parenting blunders. Please go bury yourself in a hole and take the rest of the under-educated conservative idiots with you. Get a life and let others lead theirs.

  • Colleen

    “Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”

    That’s funny because you’re a single mother.

  • green losangeles

    Bristol, What happens if your son comes out of the closet? Would you not allow him to have the same civil liberties as other Americans because of his sexual orientation?

  • Lauren

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.”

    ….So I guess YOUR kid won’t be doing so great either, because he’s growing up in a single-parent household (without the full-time presence of a father)? I’m sorry if that’s harsh of me to say, but you deserve to hear it after writing this article. Seriously, how can you be so short-sighted, saying that same-sex parents aren’t as ‘fit’ as hetero parents, when you *yourself* don’t even fit that mold? Hypocritical much?

  • Anne

    , that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. 
    What thousands of years of thinking about marriage?
    Are you referring to the thousands of years where women were treated as chattel and marriage was an men sold their daughters for monetary gain , and gain in social stature.? Is that the tradition of marriage your advocating we return?
    I really wish people would stop and think about what they are saying before they make the “Tradition” argument.

  • Sean

    The single mother who had a child out of wedlock is trying to talk about “family values” and what’s “right” for the children?

    Lmao… That’s rich.

  • CarmenAlex

    Bristol, I say this without hate, but I disagree with you on so many levels. First of all, according to you, I should have been guided by my past generations…but I didn’t let myself. If I was, I would have been a raging bigot racist. Whats right is right, and I’m happy and proud our President LISTENS, not just spews forth his law without his wife’s and daughters appreciated counsel. But your ilk come from an ideology that puts women as subservient to her husbands, where their opinions are rated second to the man’s. Well Obama is a real man, he needs and surrounds himself with strong women. i also feel you are being hypocritical to an extreme, because if we were to judge you with your own stick, you are an unfit parent that in no way should raise a child…or have you forgotten you are an unwed mother who had a teen pregnancy and who’s lack of maturity now leaves your son with no contact from his father. I WOULD TEN TIMES RATHER BE RAISED IN A GAY HOUSEHOLD with TWO loving, amazing people, than be brought up in your own topsy turvy unconventional home…oh, and you plan on raising your son like your mom raised you? Because you can expect grandbabies when your kid is a teenager.

  • Jennifer

    So when your father taught you about marriage and how sacred it is, you took that to heart and kept yourself pure for the man you would eventually marry?

    Pretty sure Jesus had something to say about men and women who sleep together out of wedlock. Yet he said nothing about homosexuality. Looks like Malia and Sasha are smarter and more open minded than you.

  • Catherine

    It’s amazing that Bristol’s comments are even considered publishable by any sources. Why would her comments be even worthy of reading? What has she accomplished in her life?

  • Tralfaz

    Blow it out your ass Bristol.

    • otlset

      The “new tone” and “civility”, not to mention thoughtfulness of the left here on display courtesy of Tralfaz.

  • Tom

    The bible also states that if a woman is raped she should be forced to marry the man that raped her and be with him for the rest of her life. How could any woman ( or any human being ) base their life and beliefs on an outdated, sexist, and downright vicious book. It literally blows my mind.

  • Lisabeth Donley

    Oh dear, you are a brave young woman to deal with the hatred that unhappy people are spewing at you. You inspire me and millions of others with your strength and grace. I pray the Lord continues to be with you and guide you.

  • dani

    It is hard for me to believe you are throwing stones at President Obama for changing his mind on this topic. You who are an unwed mother. You who have exploited your unwed status by giving interviews, doing reality shows and making millions off of it. You who profess to be a Christian and follow the Bible have publicly bashed your child’s father showing no forgiveness. You who bought a house in AZ then moved in with a male in LA. And as I understand it you are currently living with a boyfriend. Is it platonic?
    I’d say you have no right to throw stones.

  • Amy

    To quote the blog: “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” If we never changed marriage, black and white people still wouldn’t be able to marry one another, people wouldn’t be able to choose their spouses, and dowry’s would be exchanging hands once again. This blog post sounds like it was written by a brainwashed person who is unable to think for herself.

  • 3fingerpete

    The submission question was perfectly valid. Bachmann publicly stated her belief wives must be submissive to their husbands. Her conviction is so deep she entered a field of law she hated solely at the direction of her husband. The argument isn’t that Bachmann isn’t capable of making her own decisions. It is should a woman who will discard her decisions at the direction of her husband be entrusted with the most powerful office in the world. Had Hillary Clinton made such statements the question would be equally fair.

    Then there is the whole “direction vs. influence” distinction in play here as well, but you would be best equipped to understand the subtleties involved by enrolling in college.

  • kate

    So… if marriage is a “Holy Union” only between one man and one woman, should I, as an athiest, also be denied marriage?

  • Hugh Jaisse

    Obviously, the cracker doesn’t fall far from the box

  • Kathy Smith

    To: Levi
    Its obvious anything you say comes from your pants and not your brain
    When you can make an informed point in an intelligent conversation
    then maybe we can respect your views. But as we see and know it
    You ,, Levi, are too busy in Hollywood, making your Obama political Playgirl
    money and scouting the dark to find the next victim you are going to make a sperm donation and
    try to wreck another persons life….did Mr. Gay Obama put you up to this to spy on Bristols page,
    you just cant get over that Bristol is Americas beloved daughter , exposing the dead beat dads that cant raise their self let alone another child in this world……Levi, you and Obama are two of a kind………..

    • JAMALKAM

      wow… that was… interesting….
      I almost have a hard time believing that you’re actually as stupid as you come off because you managed to use the proper form of “too”… however, maybe it was just a fluke and my conspiracy theory is just as hairbrained as yours.
      Honestly though, thank you… it’s this kind of comic gem that makes wading into the cesspools that are comments sections worth it… like finding a ruby in a pigpen.

  • Meg

    You need to check your facts, Bristol. “People say” and “We know” are basically the same as saying “I heard this somewhere and I think it’s true”. Children thrive in 2 PARENT homes, NOT homes with a mother and a father.

  • Realistic

    Sweetie, please get a good education before posting your uneducated opinions for the masses to see. You just may be taken a little more seriously.

  • Jennifer

    also included in thousands of years of thinking about (biblical) marriage: multiple wives, incest, arranged/forced marriages, and death for husbandless mothers by stoning. Is Bristol not opposed to changing those views as well? Go away Bristol.

  • Tom

    so…where’s Levi in your child’s life?? where’s the ring on your finger? Who is the male that is shaping your child’s life?

    Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have.[1] Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.[1]

    Hypocrisy is not simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches. Samuel Johnson made this point when he wrote about the misuse of the charge of “hypocrisy” in Rambler No. 14:

    Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.[2]

    As Jesus said it best: take the log out of your own eye before you take the speck out of someone else’s.

    And Honey you got a forest!!!!

    • sodakhic

      The libs hail all these single mothers, especially in the black community,for striving to be the best they can be , because 70% of the dads are nowhere to be found. But Bristol, who is learning a hard lesson from her mistakes gets pounded, from all these bible quoting unbelievers. Talk about hypocrites.

  • CK

    Love you, Bristol!!
    You, and your mom, live “rent free” in the minds of the lib/progs.
    Sucks to be them, huh?

  • Bob Roberts

    I love how Christians like Bristol Palin expect tolerance of their own sins but have lots of opinions about how other people should live.

    Hypocrites.

    • http:///www.propheciesofamadpatriot.com Annette Mastick

      To Lisa: Hey, Bristol isn’t putting Obama’s kids down. She’s pointing out that for Obama to use his kids opinion, (he said that is partly what changed his mind), about policy, after he has criticized others, especially conservative women who were running for high office of being handicapped by their need to use their husband’s opinion to make decisions, is hypocritical. Doing such is not a hit on Obama’s kids in the least. It’s a hit on Obama as a leader, and even Obama’s supporters admit he is a weak leader. So, what’s your beef? Just a rhetorical question. Don’t answer it, please.

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  • Brian Matthews

    I’m going to continue to beat the dead horse and point out that you’re a single mom whose baby’s father just impregnated another women who he isn’t married to. I also don’t see the two of you living together – so who is the father in your baby’s life?

    Maybe you haven’t realized this yet, but normal, sane, mainstream American doesn’t respect you or your family. Your comments are neither appropriate, warranted, or wanted – if you really wanted to show your Christianity you should talk about acceptance and love, not hate and separation.

    • http:///www.propheciesofamadpatriot.com Annette Mastick

      Brian – really? You’re sounding pretty judgmental to me. Bristol was a teen in love. Doesn’t that happen all the time? Hasn’t that happened for thousands of years in this country and every other in the world? Do teens ever think ahead to consequences when they believe they are in love? What world are you living in? Bristol isn’t responsible for the behavior of her ex-boyfriend. She has grown-up, and has shown herself a responsible adult and is caring for the child she brought into the world. She and her ex made the baby and she took full responsibility for that act. Levi has not shown the same responsibility. He does not have the character she does. Her mother knew this ahead of time, as did her father. But, Bristol, like teenagers all over, was headstrong, stubborn and rebellious, and did not listen and did wrong, and now she is paying the piper. She loves her son, of course, but it wasn’t the course life was supposed to take for her. But, she has made things as right as she can. If anyone is without sin, let them cast the first stone.
      Bristol has learned a great deal. She is not a hypocrite because she disagrees with Obama. She has as much right to express her disagreement as do I or you. How about spreading some grace around. God providing grace for everyone, even you. So, how about you sharing some of that grace with Bristol. If you understood the full pardon granted to you and the whole world, and how much you needed that grace; if you understood just how amazing God’s grace is, you wouldn’t be so hard on Bristol or anyone else. I would urge you to reach out for and discover then experience the grace of God for yourself. Then you will be far more loving and forgiving of others. Remember, we often aspire to virtues or values we are unable to bring about in our own lives. Bristol has not run out and gotten herself involved with a live-in boyfriend, which is what most girls in her situation will go right out and do. And, that is very commendable. She is working and caring for her son. She even attempted to get back with her ex, but found he was lying to her. She genuinely loved him. But, he’s a bad guy. Many women have been fooled by men. It doesn’t make her a bad person. Her big wrong was not listening to her parents as a kid. She’s forgiven. Now she lives with the consequences. But, so do we all. We all live with the consequences of the sins we commit.

      • monkeyjen

        Annette,
        So a ‘teen in love’ should do whatever they please, but 2 adults can’t consentually marry? Very insightful.

  • Lublub

    Dear Bristol, before jumping on a very small soapbox and seizing the opportunity to chastise the President for being influenced by his daughters, consider that Dick Cheney endorses gay marriage, oops, I mean marriage equality, because his own daughter is gay. Your lack of an argument, and a world view that extends beyond your pedigree is abhorrently obvious. There use to be a really strong argument for why interracial marriage was illegal and morally wrong. Some day marriage equality for the lgbt community will be legal and we’ll laugh at the histography surrounding its struggle to legalization.

  • torie

    Let me get this straight – Bristol, an unwed mother who had her child when she was a teenager, is saying that children need to have a mother and a father, rather than two mothers and two fathers? Where’s your baby daddy, Bristol? Last I heard is that you’re not married yet you still have a child. As far as I’m concerned, you are the LAST person to be criticizing anything to do with parenting. Yes, having two parents is going to be best for the child, but it doesn’t matter if its a man and a woman, two men, or two women. If they love the child and teach them respect and morals, then what’s the problem?

  • Lydia

    Hello?! He wasn’t even taking advice from his children he was saying how discrimination who look through their eyes. Discrimination should not be legal, equal rights is what being an American is about not imposing your religious views on others. If you were all about a traditional family why didn’t you marry your sons dad?

  • Tim

    Obama will flip flop on any issue that he thinks will help him get re-elected and it is also yet another distraction from the economy and the debt.

    • Tom

      Tim, Obama isn’t Mittens…I know that’s whom you’re voting for because you have no other choice than to not vote. If you want to talk about flip flopping he’s the king.

  • A grain of salt

    You said:

    When Christian women run for high office, people inevitably bring up the question of submission. Once, Michele Bachmann, for example, was asked during a debate, “As president, would you be submissive to your husband?”

    The reason she was asked this question is because she supposedly believes in a literal interpretation of the bible. One that says that homosexuality is an abomination. She was asked this question because if she believes in Leviticus 18:22 then she must also believe in 1 Timothy 2:12 that says: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” She is being challenged on her hard stance on the bible.

    The reason I get so up in arms about this issue is because apparently its perfectly okay to choose which parts of the bible you will use to judge others with and ignore the ones that judge yourself. A good Christian would take the bible with a grain of salt, knowing there are some terrible things that the bible endorses like slavery, subjugation of women, murder of sinners and non Christians (if carrying sticks on the Sabbath is a sin, why don’t we stone Tim Tebow to death for playing football on Sunday). Instead of focusing on the bad things the bible says, focus on what Jesus said, help those who cannot help themselves (socialism, I know) and don’t judge others because you aren’t so perfect yourself.

    If you did take Leviticus 18:22 literally then for some reason you forgot Leviticus 19:11
    http://i.imgur.com/9OF7m.jpg
    Nice tattoo.

  • Berriffic

    This is a ridiculous post by a girl who wants more attention.

    • Michael

      I know your post is, but Bristol’s post is right on.

      • Tom

        Then Michael where is her baby’s Daddy…i don’t see him in that pic with Bristol and the kid. Where is the Daddy! so…is the post right on? where’s the daddy…oh that’s right Bristol is an exception…because she’s so Palin.

  • lauryn

    The President didn’t decide to openly accept gay marriage because his teenage daughters told him he should. On the contrary, he learned a lesson of humility from a generation of children who (thank GOD) are growing up in a time when it is *normal* for their classmates to have gay parents. There is nothing wrong with wanting to teach children about acceptance and tolerance. THAT is what a real father should do.

  • Raffaela V. DiBella

    It’s ironic and funny that while Obama “consulted” with his Wife and Daughters, Romney was ridiculed for consulting with his lovely Wife! Oh how hypocritical when the shoe is on the other foot…. So typical of the Left!

    • Bristol’s Bastard Child

      Oh shut up.

    • Jim

      Who criticized Willard for getting advice from his wife? Or is that another one of your made-ups??? Yeah, it is!

    • Jarrod Jackson

      Examples?

      • speppers69

        Hillary Rosen….the democrat strategist that has visited the White House more than 30 times was quoted saying that Ann Rmoney was not qualified to give him advice on women because she has never worked a day in her life.

  • Keefe Norton

    Don’t worry Bristol the people hammering you have never made a mistake (NOT!!). Actually they enjoy their entitlement based life and like Obama for giving them more free stuff. People make mistakes and you separate the adults from the children from what they learn from their mistakes. You have learned from your mistake and I applaud you for that. These people on twitter demanding your death and calling you vile names haven’t learned from their mistakes and consider you a threat to their way of life. They quote the bible when it benefits them well they need to read the scriptures about forgiveness. We conservatives have your back. I’m glad I can see your strength in my daughter. Carry on and let freedoms of speech remain a part of American’s life.

  • CRGinTexas

    Great post! I forwarded it to a number of friends/family. I typically do not comment on blog posting but browsing the posts of others I wanted to offset some of the vitriol. Your posts are surprisingly insightful, offer a unique perspective and are fun to read. Keep it up.

    • Peter

      She’s also a single mother……………………………………………………………………

  • janemellon

    Dear Bristol,

    How very Christian of you to be so Un Christian…it is a feature for you, not a trait.

  • Kathryn

    Oh my! I am literally laughing my *ss off.
    This has got to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life.

    Bristol – get a grip. You, your family and your baby daddy are all a joke. Do you really think anyone takes you seriously? Really?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    Go Bristol! You should have this published somewhere, like in a paper magazine or newspaper so that your statement reaches more people. A lot of quality stuff on the Internet gets forgotten after a few days or simply erased.

  • Jim

    Thinking women (you call them “liberals”) don’t need to be asked if they will be “submissive” to their husbands…A well informed questioner already knows that they will not be automatically “submissive” to their husband…and, I’ll bet any amount of money that Michelle Bachmann is not submissive to her husband. I’ll bet it is the other way around! What Michelle wants, Michelle gets!!! Is that Biblical?

  • Gary

    How do you reconcile the statement “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview” with the fact that you, yourself, are raing a child without the father present in the home? This is hypocritical at best! You bring Christianity into the mix here, yet there are plenty of verses condeming sex before marriage, aren’t there? Or are you one of those “”pick & choose” Christians who only usse the verses that they want to and ignore the ones that apply to themselves? All that matters is that the kids are loved.

  • sodakhic

    Gee, Bristol, the libs have come out of their closets today. If gay marriage is so popular, you would have thought the great Obama would have evolved before the vote in NC, in order to sway all the rednecks. But no, he evolved, or rather flip flopped, when it was more convienent. If Sasha and Mahlia are starting to influence policy then they are just as accountable. Good point Is their Dad leading or following?

    • Jim

      Incidentally, sodakhic, I am not a proponent of “gay marriage”…I am just an opponent of the kind of hypocrisy I see almost everytime I see the name Palin in print or on the air!

  • Tracy

    It’s truly remarkable how someone can make it to age 21 without a lick of sense.

  • Liz Williams

    I really don’t think that anyone in your position is fit to comment on anyone else’s marriage. You’re not a particularly good role model.

  • Heather Nichelle-Peres

    “thousands of years of thinking about marriage” You seriously need to learn your history. Marriage was about selling your daughter since women were only property. The bible talks all about it and also promotes polygamy, concubines, underage brides, arranged marriage, forced marriage to rapist and a man’s ownership of his wife.

  • j callian

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”

    Seriously, Bristol???? You do remember that you are a single mom and your baby daddy is a complete moron that your entire family dislikes, don’t you????? Ahhh, ignorance is bliss, isn’t it?

  • http://Www.thescarletnumbers.com Helen Paradise

    Love it! Keep blogging Bristol! We love to hear your voice! I’m very inspired! I recently blogged all about this subject. I am a very successful full time blogger who recently quit working for Rolling Stone due to their liberal bias. Hopefully with more bloggers like you we can make a real difference!

  • Moonpie Nobot

    What is wrong with you , Bristol? Seriosuly, what is wrong? “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage:” Slavery is thousands of years old….What are you thoughts on that.

    • Ted

      I’m with you. “Their friends parents are no doubt lovely people” — Well, Bristol, hope someday someone can say that about you.

  • Jess

    Wow. I think you hit the nail on the head, Bristol. OF COURSE that’s the sheer motivating factor: teenagers watching Glee. Amazing. Couldn’t be that our culture is evolving and people learn to evolve with it. Oh wait. You don’t believe in evolution, do you? Of any sort. Your sins in the eyes of your God are no less than the sins you are condemning, in case you somehow missed that. Personally, I don’t judge you in your choices. Because I’m an individual that knows that life cannot be simplified by reading one damn book. However, I would think that it would make you pause and think before you go out and judge anyone else (including our president). “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” — remember that? Read it again. Take a deep breathe. Look at yourself. Look at everyone you know. And then ask yourself: do I fit the profile of someone who is without sin? Do I know ANYONE that fits that profile aside from the man upstairs? (And I’m not talking about your biological father or your son here) Following the Christian tenets, none of us are free from sin. And no sin is greater than any other. I didn’t create this concept, the Bible did. Therefore we should all shut up and stop judging one another. Live and let live. In the end, it’s our actions that determine our character, not our beliefs.

    • Louis Schnitzer

      “Live and let live” that’s in the Bible…. somewhere, uh, I guess? Oh, actually it is not. And we’re not even talking about sin. We’re talking about 236 of our nation acknowledging what othe societies have upheld for thousands of years. Actually, the Bible says, “For this cause shall a Man leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife. And the two shall become one flesh”. Kind of narrow-minded, isnt it? I believe that we all will answer to God for the choices we make; nevertheless, I would not set up any type of “bedroom police” to regulate behavior. I have not problem with people loving each other, but my government was set up recognizing the special relationship between a man and wife. There are people who believe that polygomy is a fine way to live — some of them are otherwise moral and upstanding people who don’t cause problems for other people. Our government does not recognize multiple marriages either. I guess this is cruel and heartless, insensitive, bigoted, intolerant, narrow-minded, what else? The gay marriage debate is a solution in search of a problem. As long as there are civil unions, we can keep the institution of marriage the way that the founding fathers (intolerant, bigoted white Europeans) wanted it.

  • aldorossi

    Bristol Palin digs up the grey rotting corpse of Irony, reanimates it, and sends it lumbering down the street to rip the throat out of Self-awareness.

  • alexandria

    Yes Bristol you are so right, the President sat down with his daughters at one meal and decided to change a policy for the nation based on something said over lunch.

    Bristol you are tragically vapid.

    The President, unlike you has spent time in reflection on an issue that will change life’s, and hopefully over time~ hearts.

    That you can sit in judgement of others with such disregard and empathy for your fellow human shows not only have you learned nothing from your own personal journey ( that others too can so easily condemn) but also that the roots of your soul were not nourished with love but with hate. And that my dear is as unGodly as you can be.

  • Tanner

    …Says the unwed teenage mother of a fatherless child. Good knowledge of Dora the Explorer, though. Oh, and Yukon>Alaska.

  • Lisa

    I am no fan of your mom, but I’ve always defended you and your siblings – as did President Obama. For you to bring up his children is childish and wrong. Have your writers think about how it makes you look before they put your name on some of this gibberish. :(

  • Andrew James

    I guess having a stable home led you to have an out of wedlock child with a man who posed in Playboy? Is your son better off with a father who wants no part or having 2 loving parents involved guiding him through life?

  • Patricia

    It’s weird how you say a child needs a mother and father in order to grow up properly, yet your partner isn’t allowed to see his own child.

  • Ashley

    “So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?”

    Bristol, your mother wasn’t seen as a strong leader *because* she went to your dad too much. A president has to be able to make their own decisions and think on their feet, and anyone who defers to their significant other that much cannot be expected to run a country efficiently. I think it had much less to do with her being a woman than not being able to make decisions on her own.

    I don’t think Obama went to his family for their opinions so he could figure out his own stance…he (as a good father) wanted to know what effect it had on them, and the answer is none. They couldn’t care less if someone is different, and that reinforced his idea that no one should be given less rights than anyone else.

    As a white girl who grew up in a well-to-do household, you have no idea what it is to be treated differently. You may have felt a little backlash about your pregnancy, but that was due to breaking the main doctrines that your family supposedly upheld. That is totally different from being treated as an outsider because of the color of your skin, religious beliefs, or sexuality. These are things that you will never understand or apparently feel empathy for, because of your upbringing.

    The issue of gay marriage isn’t about what is seen as cool or popular. It’s about giving everyone in the country the same opportunities as everyone else. You can’t dangle the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in front of someone and then say, “Oh wait, you can only go this far on that path. Don’t mind the fact that everyone else gets to go farther.” That’s not what this country was founded on. And while your religion may teach you that some people do things that are wrong, this country was also founded on the belief that everyone is free to practice what they believe, and what seems right in your holy book might not be right in someone else’s.

    Do not expect to be an accepted voice for anyone in this country until you can see the issue from all sides. You are unfortunately going down the path of most politicians in this country of only seeing things from one narrow view and not the view of what’s good for the everyone. President Obama did the right thing and asked other people for their input to see how it affected them. You, on the other hand, don’t care what anyone else’s opinion is. You’re just out to try and debase what he said by making him look silly. But I believe it was your messiah who said “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone.” That is one lesson that everyone can and should live by.

  • Tom

    Dear Eileen steller,

    The bible also states that if a woman doesn’t scream loud enough while being raped, she Is to be dragged into the street and stoned to death by all of the men in the village. How do you feel about that. If you think it’s so important to follow all of gods law right down to the letter, would you be willing to watch a young woman brutally murdered for not screaming loud enough while being violated physically and emotionally? What if it were you, or your daughter being raped, how would you feel then?

    For the record I’m not a fan of obama. I believe that he is all talk and hasn’t delivered on any of his promises. That being said, I am a fan of the human race. I’m a fan of men, women, and children, and I believe that every single person should be treated with the same respect that I’d like to be treated. This is not a conservative/liberal issue, or a gay/straight issue. This is an issue of basic human rights.

    The bible states over and over that women are less important than men ( and that’s putting it very mildly ). Do you believe that as a woman you are less of a human than a man? Do you believe that you shouldnt have the same rights? If you truly do believe that, than I feel very very sad for you, and I’m sorry that you were raised to not love yourself. I just hope you’ll still be alive to watch the revolution, because it is coming.

  • Jarrod Jackson

    (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)
    I know that Hilary Clinton is more of a moderate than a liberal, but if I remember correctly, didn’t she get a LOT of questions about whether her potential Presidency would truly be her own, or whether it would be four more years of Bill Clinton by proxy?

    Can you name an example of a Democratic female contender for high office who wasn’t asked “the same kind of questions”?

  • nicole

    It’s so hypocritical that you say Obama’s evolving opinion on the issue is “not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” Yet ironically, Bristol, having premarital sex and a child out of wedlock is.

  • Lacy

    While I try to stay out of the political opinions of others I had to respond to this blog post for several reasons. Bristol you live in a glass house! And you know how that saying goes with stones and all. So let me break this down in the nicest way possible because I believe you do not know what you do, say, or write. Your young I get that so going off half cocked at the mouth can be expected from youthful ignorance. First the show Glee isn’t about being gay, lesbian, straight. It is about loving yourself despite the hate(pay attention to this)that is spewed at you from others. About accepting yourself and others at face value and forming relationships despite the differences.
    You want to talk about someone else’s children but where do you think the saying “out of the mouth of babes” comes from. Children are the closest to the divine( depending on religion) they know, see, and speak love so much. So if anything I think the president is following that hunch. Seeing how kids of same sex couples thrive in either household because it’s filled with love. You critique others who only fault is love and you spew hate. It’s opinions like yours that cause so many suicides and heartbreak among families because others feel they can’t be who they are. Have you even sat down and talked or observed and same sex families?
    Can you tell me what makes their household any less than a household of an unwed teenage mother for example? Because I do not recall that being any better in the bible or was a death at stoning not the punishment that was dealt out. You can make as many excuses and put partial blame out to as many factors be it as it may but it is YOU who has to own up to it. I advise you to keep opinions that are ill thought out to yourself. Unless your going to go out there and adopt and take care of the numerous children in foster care or left abandoned by their biological mother and father.

    Maybe until you can speak words of love and wisdom instead of hate you should stop period.

    p.s. your scarlet letters are showing!

  • Dennis Poirier

    Bristol…there is so much wrong with your logic I can’t even start, but I will try.

    “while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” Yes, yes it is. It is exactly why we should change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. God forbid two lovely people raise a kid.

    “as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ” No, they don’t. kids growing up with two loving parents do better than kids with one parent, or when one parent is an asshole, or both.

    Look, I’m not a religious person but I will let my child explore religion if they choose to. All I ask is that you give your kid a chance to be open minded, even if you’re not.

  • Trevor B.

    Wow, Bristol! What a great article! Too bad there isn’t an ounce of fact to it. You’re just as dim-witted as your joke of a mother. By the by, is it Christian of you to not be married to your child’s father? Oops, guess that doesn’t count. All of you right wingers are so stuck in the past that I’m surprised some of you know what the internet is. Face it, the world and our country is changing without you. Either get on board or move out of the way!

  • T

    If you were home watching Glee with your parents, maybe you wouldn’t have gotten knocked up

  • rose

    I cannot believe you are going to raise your son to believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman. I believe what your great president is saying is that its time to come to the times of today that his children live in. he is from a different generation. there are many things that have been around for thousands of years, do you believe in those too? such as slavery, not having a baby before you are married, woman not being able to vote let alone run for vice president. do you pick and choose what you beleive in based on being the opposite of what Obama beleives in. In this day and age, there are more important things to be worried about than who people you don’t even know want to spend their lives with. Obama has spent four years cleaning up the mess from Bush. Lets not worry about who marries who. Teach your son to be open minded not a closed minded republican.

    • Sasha P

      Bristol, your comments are great and very knowledgeable, I too was SHOCKED when Obama said he agreed that gay marriage should be legal. He’s fitting to change everything about the constitution and about our American morals. If gay marriage is NOT legal in the U.K., why does it have to be legal in the U.S., why change the sacredness and sanctity of marriage? Gay marriage should be legal but prayer in schools is banned everywhere??? Doesn’t make much sense to me, what’s next? Is it going to be legal for people to start smoking marijuana? Maybe they’ll make bestiality legal??? Where do we draw the line so that we don’t fall out of line with the good, christian American morals this country was founded on?? So I am SO glad you spoke up and spoke out against Obama, Bristol. Someone needs to speak out against him and his ridiculous views, thoughts and opinions and yes….the day they cancel that ridiculous, Sex-filled show, Glee, I will be a happy woman, that show does nothing but promote filth and encourage kids to go out and have unprotected sex, drink alcohol when they’re underage amongst other things, very well blog that you have here, Bristol.

      • Autumn

        I’m hoping very much that this comment,Sasha, was filled with sarcasm. In the event that it’s not, 1) We are no longer a part of the UK for a reason, therefore we should not set all our standards by what is done there. That’s almost like condoning there being another Holocaust in the US because it happened in Germany. 2) Do you actually watch Glee or do you go by reviews from people such as, oh I don’t know, Bristol Palin? 3) The REQUIREMENT of prayer in PUBLIC schools was banned because they are GOVERNMENT entities and per the Constitution should be separate from the church. 4) This country was founded on the basis of RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, not Christianity. Please, take an American History class or something and actually pay attention.

  • a

    Bristol you are the worst…

  • Ben

    The points you try to make are so far out of context, and your prejudice against anyone that doesn’t believe what you do is appalling. And fyi, you’re probably the last person who should weigh in on this topic.

  • adam

    Gay people have always existed….get over it. Canada legalized same-sex marriage and no straight marriages have imploded as a result. Why are you all so obsessed with what gay people do?

  • MM1230

    You’re an idiot. You’re a single mom. Your dumb mother keeps your child away from his father. And you are the one who should dictate that every child should have a mother and a father? This is one of the most hypocritical things I have ever heard. Why don’t you apply the same rules to your child? Stop talking, no one wants to hear what your stupid self has to say. Get an education, take care of your child…I guarantee you that Obama’s daughters have more wisdom in their pinky fingers than your entire family combined. No one cares about your irrelevant opinions!

    • sodakhic

      So why are you here?

      • Tom

        Because someone has to use logic on this board since none of you are using that brain that God gave you with Reason…you’re not questioning how someone who is a SINGLE MOM who doesn’t have her child’s FATHER in his life is dishing out advice that the FATHER is important in a child relationship and saying that Gays would be bad parents.

  • john.frank

    Well stated Bristol.

  • rand

    1st off i would like to say, You are a freaking idiot. Clearly the apple does not far from the from tree or in this case, just doesn’t fall. 2nd of all, who are you or anyone in that matter to say who someone can love and devote their lives too? Please explain to me, since you are “intelligent”, the major difference between these rights and civil right and women’s right for that matter? If you feel that changing the thousand years of thinking of marriage will be altered because people of the same sex are getting married than you clearly are closed minded. Do you even know the base meaning of marriage? Obviously not because you have kid and you are not even married and better yet if you ban gay marriage then you should ban divorces too. Next time you rant about Christians and marriage, read the bible 1st dumbass

  • Raul Duke

    You really are a moron. I feel sorry for you and your bloodline.

  • Stephanie

    Bristol,
    A few things.
    Nowhere did President Obama say he “consulted” his daughters. To consult is to solicit advice or an opinion. He stated he observed the culture his daughters live in with friends that have same-sex parents and how that would probably never lead them to question marriage equality. Consulting and observing are not the same thing.

    Second, “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” I would LOVE to see the research you’re citing here as fact, because I’ve never encountered it. Anywhere. Also, how is your son doing growing up in a mother/father home? You really seem to set the standard on traditional values, huh?

    What’s funny is that God clearly thought adultery–sex out of wedlock–was such damning sin, he put that in the Ten Commandments. Homosexuality, however, is mentioned in Leviticus, which was written by a man. Not God. Unlike the Ten Commandments.

    Please, for the sake of us all, stop trying to be a judge of morality. That ship has sunk. You are no moral standard.

    • sodakhic

      Neither was Bill Clinton.

      • Stephanie

        And he was another supporter of DOMA. Noticing a trend, here? I am: hypocrisy.

  • Lenn

    It´s such a shame that you had to drag these two young girls to your bashing and once again you have proven how narrow minded you really are.

    • Louis Schnitzer

      Obama is the one who dragged his daughters into this discussion precisely because he knew that people might be reluctant to criticize it for fear of being insensitive to the great wisdom of his daughters. Do you really think that Obama just now came to this conclusion? He has made it all about his daughters “feelings”. Notice I said “feelings”. He wouldn’t want to have to explain to them why their friends’ spouses were treated differently.

  • Margaret

    Growing up in a two parent household sure worked for you. Where is your baby’s daddy at again? Oh yea….never mind.

  • Jeff

    You are a fucking Joke.

    • idesign

      Moron says what?

      • idesign

        what

    • Louis Schnitzer

      I admire your great intellect and use of language. What a great argument!

  • TM

    Hahaha This is laughable. Like a rant of a little girl who has never grown up to experience the world. You make me sick with your “assessment”. And you are WRONG. If you want to spout the bible, really look at it and see that you should have your head covered, not eat deer meat or cloven hoofed animals, including pigs (there goes your bacon!), not play with the skin of the pig (no football!), when you get married you are supposed to be a virgin or executed if not, also I assume you are referring to Leviticus 18:6, One should not lie with another man as they would with a female or Leviticus 20:13, “A man who lies with another man is an abomination and should be executed”. Leviticus is a code written 3000 years ago which includes many other laws on life including, prohibitions against round haircuts, tattoos, working on the Sabbath, wearing garments of mixed fabric and getting your fortune told. So if you are going to go all holier than thou on us, then actually follow the shit you are preaching.

  • adam

    It’s wild how u republicans are against abortion but ok with capital punishment….only some of us should be allowed to take a life i guess. Or u dont want the government to tell you whether you can use guns but you want the government to have a say in whether you can marry the person you love?

  • Jarrod Jackson

    “Liberals everywhere are applauding him for his bravery and his wisdom.

    So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?”

    Protip: Liberals don’t applaud Obama for listening to his daughters, they applaud him because THEY BELIEVE IN GAY RIGHTS. Liberals didn’t condemn your mom because she listened to your dad, they condemned your mom for LISTENING TO A SECESSIONIST. Despite the fact that the Civil War was won by a brave Republican president, in modern times it has somehow became a kooky left-wing opinion to believe that seceding from the U.S.A. and raising arms against your servicemen is a acting of treason. And on a more personal note, as a Marine, if your father had gotten his way and Alaska had left the Union through violent force, some of the men he and his brethren killed might be men I had served with.
    If you ever respond to this comment, I could say that you hate me because of my silly handle, or because you’re a racist who hates bi-racial people, or even because you hate the military. However, I’m guessing that your response would be motivated mostly by what I said, not who I am, and for me to claim otherwise would be incredibly disingenuous–just like your article.

  • dfgjrfan88

    Hey Idiot,
    You were raised in a “traditional” family and look at what a train wreck you turned out to be. Somehow you were raised so right that you got knocked up as a teenager by some other trailer trash idiot who has now gone and knocked up another girl who is not his wife. You “traditional” marriage enthusiasts are a big F’ing joke! You were brought up to be proud of who you are, so much so, that you mutilated your face and could now double as the joker in the next Batman film. By the by, where is the father figure in your son’s life? Does it really matter? Just add another Palin winner to the long list of “traditional” marriage supporters. People like you and your ilk should be chemically castrated and/or sterilized. God Bless!

  • Michelle

    I would like to see proof that children are raised better in a mother/father home and if that is so then why is she trying to raise her son alone and not let Levi in his life? Also if father’s help shape the their kids ‘worldview’ then why is she keeping her son away from his dad? I think she just needs to keep her mouth shut and worry about raising her son. Who are we to judge who people are aloud to marry or not?

  • carolina

    Right, and your opinion on how to raise kids is based on how your mother raised you? Because having a kid as a teenager and not even be with the baby daddy is better than being gay, right? What does the Bible say about being a teen mom and not being married to the dad? Grow up, you just want publicity. Look at how many comments you got here and how many you have on your previous posts. If you really need that much attention, just walk around wearing a watermelon as a hat. Maybe your head can suck up the fruit and you’ll have at least something as a brain.

    • Stupid Republicans.. Trix are for Kids

      I wish this had a like button.

  • Alex

    “We know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.”

    You forgot to mention they also become teenage mothers. Where did you pull this info out of?

    “…it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”

    How’s your marriage going Bristol? Thousands of years of thinking about marriage and family would say that you should be married and THEN consummate that relationship and begin a family.

    Clearly you have a lot of authority and knowledge on this entire subject. Your wisdom is beyond your years and your views certainly make you a role model for young girls today.

    PS – According to the bible, shouldn’t you have been stoned to death by your community by now?

  • LOLWHUT

    Look at all the scared conservative white folks. You guys make life funny. In all seriousness, please tell me how two gay guys–or girls–getting married in the same city/town/province you live in damages the sanctity of YOUR marriage? If you’re going to respond with “Well, that’s the way god intended it” save your breath. I want an honest answer about how YOUR marriage is damaged because two people of same sex–people you’ll probably NEVER meet in your life–get married.

  • Cheryl

    Is this for real? I suppose slaves should have never been given rights either, huh? What a joke… every american, black, white, gay, straight, fat, skinny, man, woman, unmarried teenage mother, married adult mother….every single american should have equal rights! Part of freedom is making your own decisions based on your own values, opinions and beliefs… This is no place for politics! Being gay is not illegal so why would gay marriage be illegal? I think there are worse things that need to be ironed out rather than wasting time on blocking rights of equal americans. If these idiots took the money they spent on political ads and traveling to bad mouth each other, I bet our economy would be pretty good right now. I would vote for someone who actually cared enough about the country to take the high road. Bristol, this is not your place and not your business… you have no right to judge..take a look in the mirror and spend your time worrying about yourself and your son. Such a disapointment…

  • Common Sense

    First of all, I would like to say to you that you are an idiot. I don’t know why you are criticizing the President about listening to his children and taking their perspective into consideration. I bet you had your mom look at your choices from your perspective when you got knocked up, no? I also love how you say that if the girls were younger then we’d be appointing Dora the Explorer as the Attorney General, but I bet that Dora would be a better General then your mother would be President. And what’s this talk about raising a child in a mother/father home? Where’s your son’s father? Oh wait, that’s right he’s with his new baby momma because your family is so disfunctional that he didn’t want anything to do with you. If we didn’t change our way of thinking from those way of life thousands of years ago, then you would be dead for adultry, having a child out of wedlock, and probably all the seven deadly sins you crazy bigot.

  • CM

    “…in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Perhaps we should pass a law that requires you and Levi to live together and raise Tripp. According to you, you’re doing him a disservice by raising him as a single parent, and it’s all about the kids, right?

  • Toby

    “In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about race” — peoples arguments for miscegenation in the 50′s.

  • Norm

    Bristol Palin delivers a great smackdown of Barack Obama. Excellent and logical piece. Barack Obama is full of crap and his reasoning and is pathetic and his story and justification are absurd and young Bristol tears hims shreds. Well Done, Bristol. You make your mother proud.

    • Super Mario

      LOL.

    • Jesus Chris

      @Norm – Really? “A great smackdown” and “tears him to shreds” and, and, and?? An unwed, teenage mother, who laughingly launched an abstinence campaign soon after giving birth in December 2008 and pursued a reality television career which failed, did nothing but embarrass herself by opening up her mouth on this subject. Her mother….now there is an even worse example of hypocrisy!!

  • Kris

    You state “Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.” yet where is your child’s father? Does this mean that your child will have horrible “worldviews” because he/she didn’t grow up in an “mother/father home”? Open your mind and your heart a little. Have common sense.

  • Bill Hansen

    Ummmm…you were knocked up out of wedlock (at 16). Did your Dad teach you that or was the a poor decision you made on your own (like making the above post)?

    I think you need to spend more time thinking about how you are going to explain that getting pregnant at 16 is bad idea to your children, and leave the rest of the world alone.

  • Melanie

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I am a Christian. I do not believe in homosexuality. I do however believe that everyone should be treated equally. After all isn’t that why this country was founded? I see nothing wrong with Obama speaking with his children about this because just as our parents are supposed to shape us, we too should shape them. Because if some of just went by the views of our parents, we would be heartless, out of touch people. And seeing as marriage laws are set by the state and not the country, he really did consult with his teenage daughters before changing his mind on a major policy. If people are for same-sex marriage before Obama shared his opinion, chances are they still are, if they aren’t, they still aren’t. Most people aren’t that easily influenced.
    “In general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”. There are plenty of children that have grown up without fathers in the home that are well rounded, well behaved,and receiving great secondary educations if that is the path that they choose to go. Parents (or fathers, since that is what you seem to be focused on) are not the only people to shape a child’s worldview. And after a number of years, the focus shifts from parents to peers.

  • jd

    Are you kidding me? Who are you to talk about marriage? Your mother talks about abstinence and you have a baby out of wedlock. Where is your righteousness there? Who the heck cares about your opinion? Because you are some flavor-of-the-month’s daugfhter? Why don’t you just go away.

  • one too many episodes of teen mom

    Yeah and you are publishing the ideas of a young lady who, if born years later, could have been accused of watching too many episodes of teen mom. Give me a break!

  • Bristol is a JOKE

    Did growing up in a household with a father’s influence prevent you from being an un-wed teenage mother?

  • Kat

    Dear Bristol,
    “change thousands of years of marriage”: Marriage that we have today in Western societies has very little in common with marriage “thousands of years” ago. And YOU, yes YOU, benefit from it. You would have otherwise been forced to marry your baby daddy. See here, handy chart on biblical views on marriage: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17m7ymo0bc12hjpg/original.jpg
    But marriage has also changed from 50 years back: Up until the 1970s, your husband was legally allowed to end your employment without consulting you. So two things: 1) Marriage is constantly evolving. 2) You, yes you, Bristol Palin, would not want marriage as it used to be.
    Another point: According to your logic, single mums shouldn’t have children… So… how about you give up your child for adoption so that it has (an involved) father and grows up in a mother/father household? No?! Didn’t think so.
    Last point on gay marriage: gay marriage isn’t about gay and lesbian couples raising children (hint to you: they already do), it is about having legal rights and commitments towards both the state and the spouse. Many gays and lesbians don’t want children, but still do want the right to marry. Other gays and lesbians already have children, yet don’t want to marry. The two are in no way related.

    And now a point on female politicians: Yes, women in politics experience a lot of sexism. Your mother did, Michelle Bachmann did and Hillary Clinton did. However, that particular example doesn’t work: Bachmann was asked about her husband’s influence on her policy views since SHE HERSELF said that a ‘good woman’ should submit to her husband.

  • Blackolive

    Bristol,

    I believe everyone is entitled to create their own opinion, and I am upset that you believe there is a “right” way to think. President Obama did not make this announcement based off of solely what his daughters said, and even then, consulting big issues such as these should be a family discussion. Clearly your family has discussed and grown up with the belief that gay people should not have the option to marry. I disagree with you whole heartily. There are many ways to make a family, as you should know as a teen mother. Family is family, and love is love, regardless of whether it is a heterosexual or homosexual relationship. I assume that your belief that only and a man and woman can get married is taken from the Bible. Again, coming from your background and experiences, I would hope that you would be more open minded to the fact that not everything written in the Bible is set in stone. I do not want to make this a personal attack, but what does the Bible say about conceiving children out of wedlock? I say this only to have you think about the ways of living life, and not all of them are wrong. I am proud of what the President said yesterday, and I am proud to be an Alaskan Democrat.

    • Jack

      Obama did a flip flop because he need the gay vote and their money.
      To explain his flip flop he is hiding behind behind the backs of Malia and Sasha.
      Obama is just opportunistic.

      • evolvelalready

        Right, because the gays were rallying behind Romney before Obama made this announcement. Actually, the gays were really in love with Bachmann and Santorum but settled for Romney. But all things changed after yesterday. Get a grip, read a newspaper. Have a blessed day.

  • Julia

    Perhaps this unwed teenage mother should keep her marriage advice to herself. What father is leading your household…oh that’s right…it’s your crazy mother. Fix your own family before you meddle in others.

  • Mark

    Very sad that Obama is hiding behind the backs of Malia and Sasha in order to explain his flip flop.

    • Super Mario

      When he said he was evolving on the issue, what part of that was unclear? Oh, maybe you’re one of those conservatives who doesn’t understand the concept of evolution?

  • Me

    This post is such a joke I just wanted to contribute another rude comment. Hope you get more hits on this post than any other. Hope your ignorance and our rage goes viral. <3

  • Samantha

    WOW. An unwed teenage mother talking about marriage. That’s hilarious!!! Oh, who knew there were still good comedy blogs out there!

  • no

    PLEASE STOP TALKING

  • Debi

    Well of course Bristol knows that kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Afterall, look at how fantastical her own child is doing…oh, wait a minute.

  • do your research

    “in general” studies show that the gender of parents does NOT matter in the success of raising a child. however, studies have shown that having TWO active parents is beneficial.

  • Human

    First off what does Obama supporting gay marriage have to do with Christian women? Second he didn’t make the decision after “consulting” with his daughters you dumbass, he said basically that he’s learned the need for equality and acceptance by watching how his daughters are so unconditional in their love. Something that you have neither of apparently and having an child out of wedlock as a teenager and want ing to cutoff the child’s fathers’ rights hasn’t taught you hypocrite. I hope your child is gay.

  • dana

    - “there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads” – Who says that (real) dads don’t change their mind and learn from other, possibly younger individuals?
    - “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage” – Being a tradition does not necessarily imply that it’s right, does it?
    - “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”: Could you cite the reference for a scientific study investigating this issue and coming to your conclusion? Thx…

  • Melanie

    Hey Bristol- maybe you should try switching teams, you might get someone to marry you and not have any out of wedlock/unplanned pregnancies.

  • Tom

    Hey Bristol and defenders… remember all that tradition thingee…

    Sarah’s mother was pregnant when she got married, Sarah’s sister was pregnant when she got married, Sarah was pregnant when she got married, Bristol was pregnant before marriage and Track’s wife was pregnant when she got married.

    I guess the Palin’s are having t heir own type of tradition….not BIBLE BASED ONE… see that pile of stones Bristol…you do not get to throw them…EVER!!!!

  • donna

    Oh, so you got pregnant because you were watching too much MTV’s 16 & Pregnant. Big bully in the play ground picking children under 18. GUESS WHAT pick on someone your own age and preferably your own IQ. GOD is going to strike you down for your hate spew with your mother. You think you’re going to heaven? No way Jesus is going to give you a pass.

  • Johnny T.

    You’re a hypocrite. I fail to see how a gay couple could have raised a more bigoted, hate-filled individual than your heterosexual parents did. Why don’t you do some actual research and read some objective research studies that show how great a one-parent or same-sex parent household can be? You need to educate yourself. You are clearly ignorant. The times are changing, and if you aren’t changing with them, you’ll only be left in the dust. Meanwhile, I will continue my very happy life as a proud gay man. You, however, will one day not be so proud of your stance on this issue.

  • HAHAHAHAHAHA

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Stupid Republicans.. Trix are for Kids

    This all coming from a single mother. Did you know that about 50% of heterosexual marriages end in divorce? Oh wait, you never made it to that part Bristol. What denies a homosexual person the right to happiness? Please Bristol, elaborate for us. Is this something else you have found in your beloved bible which you have probably never opened. If you recall, religion is meant to teach someone to love unconditionally regardless of ones differences… It’s okay, you must have missed that part.
    Maybe it’s time for you to grow up and look at how families with two mothers and/or two fathers function, because it’s quite clear you have never done so. Does the phrase equal rights mean anything to you? So let me get this straight… you believe it’s okay to oppress an entire group of people because of their sexual orientation?
    What I find even more entertaining is the fact that you probably think gay marriage is wrong due to your religious views, but didn’t you have premarital sex? So it’s okay to ignore one thing your religion teaches when you screw up, but when it comes to others’ lives you feel the need to restrict ones rights due to one religions point of view. It’s okay… I mean it’s the same reason we’re fighting contraceptives, isn’t it? Because god forbid companies make contraceptives readily available because well… The Christians and Catholics don’t believe that’s right.
    This article is pathetic… Clearly Bristol has a lot to learn. Maybe her child can teach her a little something when it’s old enough.

  • Tyler

    Wow. Are you kidding me with this? Passing moral judgements just makes you look like a hypocritical fool. Why should anyone care what you have to say anyway?! I cannot BELIEVE you have the balls to say kids should be in mother/father homes. You do know we’re all aware of YOUR life choices, right? When will this family learn their only purpose is provide SNL sketches. Stop embarassing yourself, Bristol.

  • http://www.distressedgentlefolk.com Warren Jason Street

    “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”

    I think there are some definite misconceptions here. Teaching your children to be tolerant of people who are gay and who are raising children–what’s wrong with that? People have been gay for thousands of years; we are now evolving, as a society, where their rights should be protected just like the rights of other Americans.

    What’s wrong with a President who wants to grant freedom and liberty to Americans? All we hear about is how President Obama wants to turn America into a socialist paradise–and yet, he’s the only guy who says we should grant more freedoms to more Americans and stop denying them their civil rights.

    Oh, and kids do quite well when they have a parent. Try growing up without one sometime and see how that turns out. It’s a tough road, and there is no guarantee that having one or two parents or a gay parent or a foster parent will make or break a kid’s life, but I think we can agree that having someone who loves them in their life is better than nothing.

    • rick

      I guess her son who is currently growing up with an absent father is much better off in her eyes.

  • Debbie

    Wow, it looks like a liberal rag has tagged this post. People, no need to spew your hate. Just don’t read if it offends you so very much.
    Bristol, you are an inspiration. You have been kicked and made some bad decisions, but you are a strong young lady. Don’t let the “media Matters” crowd get you down. Keep your chin up and don’t even bother to read the comments.

    • Tom

      Don’t read the comments hey that means yours also Debbie..she wont keep her chin up…you know the new one she bought.

    • StrandedPanda

      It is indeed unfortunate that there are many hominems and red herrings in the comments—as they diminish reasonable discussion. That said, Bristol Palin makes numerous logical fallacies in her post and fails to adequately support her views.

  • Brian

    Bringing up 2 innocent children to get buzz for this is AMAZING. So 2 people can’t get married if they are in love but it’s ok for teens to have babies out of wedlock. AWESOME. Your right the sanctity of marriage… Because Ms. Kardishian did it right? Or the 72 hour Ms. Spears marriage? Or the millions of other examples of failed marriages. Once day people will realize that you cannot fight “the good fight” based off of a purely selfish and religious ammunition. If you don’t like gay marriage then don’t get gay married. So people can sit there and bash all they want and drag babies and puppies and fictional television into their arguments but in the end they are no better then.. well… I don’t like to talk about the “guy down stairs” to much.

  • Jeff

    If the Obama’s watched one too many episodes of Glee, I guess you watched one too many episodes of 16 and Pregnant.

    • TW

      Fact!

  • Eva

    The “right” way of thinking? I applaud the tolerance and accepting ways this generation. I don’t see how gay marriage harms my straight marriage. Ironically a single mom like you would have been rebuked and shamed back in the day, not elevated to celebrity status.

    Seems to me that you’ve benefitted from this generation’s willingness to see things in a different light. I guess we can thank “16 and pregnant” for that?

  • Michael Barlettano

    One word – hypocrite. “family with a mother and a father,” nice job. you know what was also a practice for thousands of years. SLAVERY. and WOMEN NOT VOTING. theres a bunch of passages in the bible about women staying silent as well. i feel so sorry for you, your family and your offspring. and this is coming from a married heterosexual man who used to be a republican until reading this garbage. thanks for helping me out there.

  • Helen

    I know your parents are so proud of you, dear Bristol.

    Yea, this excuse for a decision maker has proved again & again that he’s impotent to take on the responsibility of making his own decisions, and the pitiful excuse of letting his little girls decide policy for the world’s most important country is truly laughable…or just disgusting…what a disappointing man, and can’t WAIT for his replacement…hopefully someone close to you. ;)

    • TW

      Awe, too bad you have to be educated to be president!

  • monkeyjen

    This is the most inane and hypocritical crap I have heard in a long time. Not that I’m terribly surprised since we are so familiar with where you come from, Miss Bristol. Since you’re so hip to the bible, I might remind you that ‘he who is without sin, cast the first stone’ – that’s a close approximation. You are a SINNER (not that I care). You had a baby out of wedlock. You’re a single mother. No FATHER????!! Dear baby jesus. And you’re planning on living in sin with a man and FLAUNT it? Again, not that I care, except that I find you loathesome and insipid.
    I got another quote for you – Genesis 38:24 “And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.”
    There is a special place for hypocritical, self-righteous, bigotted imbeciles like you. And, indeed, I do hope you burn in it.

  • Chadwick

    She didn’t write this. You all sound the same. “Because the bible says so” “That’s un-american” Where is Bristol’s child’s father? If we didn’t change things for the last 1,000 years, Obama would be a slave and Bristol’s opinion wouldn’t matter because she couldn’t vote. Ignorance must be bliss for close minded bigots. Marriage has already been spit on and drug through the mud by heterosexuals let’s see if gay people can do better.

    • Nathan Drake

      Bristol Palin is not a role model. She will never be one. You cannot look up to somebody who is sheltered. Just because your mother is a famous bigot does not mean you have seen the world in your blinded sudo-political travels. I am a religous man but I follow the moral teachings of God, not the fundimentalist views of a moron single mother making this world more dangerous with her back water views.

  • BKD

    I pity you Bristol, I pity the way the media made a muck of your life. I pity you because I feel like you deserved privacy in a vulnerable moment in your life and pundits were too busy using you as a way to discredit your mother. That said, this post is laughable.

    On what grounds are you making these sweeping claims about the benefits of a mother/father home vs. a father/father home or a mother/mother home. Your own experience? As you probably know, heterosexual fathers are not always such stand up dudes.
    If there is evidence to suggest that children who grow up with same gender parents suffer from this experience, I think that it is the result of small minded people’s criticism rather than ineffective parenting.

    This Christ figure you claim to believe in? He preached acceptance. He preached about love. The gospels that decry homosexuality were written by people who were born long after he died. I think if he were around today he would be saddened by what is done in his name politically and and socially.

    Furthermore, as a woman I was more than disappointed in your statement “Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking”. I would ask why parents cannot jointly try to guide their children. This blatant statement of adherence to the patriarchal family structure is exactly why people are so wary of Republican Christian women and men trying to lead the country. If one day I should decide to have children I will not leave decisions up to my partner. The GOP has made sure I will never vote for any of their candidates simply because I enjoy being autonomous.

  • Kim T.

    “Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking.” Who are you to say what’s “right” and “wrong” for millions of families? Worry about your own family and let others take care of theirs.

    • linz

      Bristol, you’re missing details by overgeneralizing any argument you attempt to weigh in on and blatantly misquoting people. Get a clue.

  • Greg

    I’m usually one to use intelligence to make a point, but that seems to be a waste of time in this situation and based on who I’m directing this to.

    Bristol Palin, you are a goddamned idiot.

  • mistah charley, ph.d.

    I believe freedom of religion should be respected, and that no religious organization should be compelled to bless same-sex marriages by the government. However, I think civil same-sex marriages should be a civil right. So I agree with the Obamas and disagree with the Palins on this issue.

  • Sam

    Obviously, you are entitled to your views. I disagree, but you are entitled. I think my biggest qualm is that you’re comparing two different things. You’re criticizing the President for taking advise from his daughters and comparing it to a female Republican politician receiving advise from her husband. That is a problem of sexism which is an issue for another day… But it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Sasha and Malia are not the only influence that led to his decision. His point is that the argument for prohibiting same-sex marriage is becoming outdated. Because when we get older, we somehow forget that when we were kids, people are just people. Not black or white, gay or straight. Now, I have been critical of the President for waiting so long to come out and support it, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with using his daughter’s perspectives to influence his decisions. We all need to take a look and reflect on why we are truly for or against same-sex marriage. I know I am for it because I am sick and tired of living in a country that continues to put its people in chains despite its core values. Are you really going to lose sleep over allowing same-sex couples to wed? I am not asking you to allow people to marry abitrary obejects. I am asking you to thoroughly consider why it makes sense to keep two people who love each other out of the incredible roller coaster that marriage is. Because really, what are you going to gain by keeping same-sex couples quarantined from marriage? I can’t foresee anything.

  • Mike

    What is clear here is that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree- this post could have been written by your mother.
    And they last time I looked, your family had a FIT when the media or anyone else brought up anything to do with the Palin children during her mother’s campaign. I thought they were off-limits, but apparently the President’s children are not. In fact, I remember your mother specifically saying when she turned down running this year (after leading everyone on for months so she could sell more books and make more appearances) that she made the decision based on “talking to her family”.

    Feel free to share your opinion on why you are opposed to gay marriage, that’s fine. Making the President’s discussions with his family one of your reasons must mean your argument is weak. Thank God your family will never be in the White House.

  • chrisinphx

    So Bristol, let me understand this by your logic…If the president raised his daughters correctly, and by that I’m assuming you mean in the same way your Mother and Father raised you, then both of the girls would be currently pregnent out of wedlock and while still in highschool. Seems having a mother and father present certainly didn’t help you make the best choices.
    Did they cover the word “Irony or Ironic” in any of the vocabulary classes you attended while in school?

  • Armand

    “That’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”

    This is dope. I agree! Changing thousands of years of thinking IS wrong.

    Forget about social progress … I want “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, I want segregation, fuck women’s suffrage, and I am writing my congressmen right now to tell him I want slavery back.

  • Sly

    Dear Bristol,

    You are absolutely correct that kids need both parents. So, why don’t you work on that and stay out of other people’s lives. Maybe your family shouldn’t talk or write about family values until you all get some. Being against pre-marital sex while being pregnant kinda doesn’t make sense huh?

    • CJ

      Sly says: “You are absolutely correct that kids need both parents. So, why don’t you work on that and stay out of other people’s lives”.
      UH, ACTUALLY, BRISTOL DID TRY TO “WORK ON IT.” IT SIMPLY DIDN’T WORK OUT FOR THEM. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT REAL LOVE WILL FIND HER :) I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO BE HAPPY FOR HER, WHEN THAT TIME COMES.
      “Maybe your family shouldn’t talk or write about family values until you all get some”. LOOK AROUND SLY…..I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT, I’M SURROUNDED BY FABULOUS PARENTS WHO RAISED THEIR CHILDREN WITH AMPLE LOVE, GUIDANCE, SOUND MORAL AND ETHICAL VALUES, YET, AS CHILDREN OFTEN DO DESPITE THIS, THEY MAKE ERRORS IN JUDGEMENT. NOTHING NOVEL HERE. BUT, FROM THE TONE OF YOUR POST, I SUPPOSE YOU FOLLOWED YOUR PARENT’S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE CHILDHOOD AND NEVER DEVIATED FOR EVEN A SINGLE MOMENT. OTHERWISE, IT WOULD BE QUITE HYPOCRITICAL TO CHASTISE BRISTOL, IF YOU,TOO, FAILED TO HEED OR COMPLY WITH YOUR OWN PARENT’S GUIDELINES, BOUNDARIES AND VALUES, WOULDN’T IT? BRISTOL HAS OPENLY ADMITTED TO THIS AND TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER ACTIONS…AND, SHE TRAVELS THE COUNTRY W/ A SIMPLE HEARTFELT MESSAGE TO SHARE WITH OTHER YOUNG PPL, WHO ARE NOTORIOUS FOR IGNORING OR BEING OBLIVIOUS TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SERIOUS AND SOBERING CONSEQUENCES TO ONE’S BEHAVIOR, NOT FAIRYTALE ENDINGS. SHE LIVES IT. WHO BETTER TO TESTIFY TO THIS TRUTH THAN SOMEONE WHO PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED THESE CONSEQUENCES?? CURRENTLY, THERE ARE SEVERAL HIV + INDIVIDUALS WHO VISIT SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SHARING THEIR STORIES AND BEARING WITNESS TO THE RESULTS OF THEIR PROMISCUOUS LIFESTYLES, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, AND IV DRUG USE. AS, I SAID….WHO BETTER? I APPLAUD THEM AND AM GRATEFUL FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO HELP OPEN THE EYES OF OTHERS TO REALITY.
      “Being against pre-marital sex while being pregnant kinda doesn’t make sense huh?” ACTUALLY, SLY, IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE WHEN YOU READ THE HEARTBREAKING DETAILS IN HER BOOK.
      LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, TO THOSE WHO DERIVE SUCH INTENSE SATISFACTION BY SPEWING YOUR VENOM, I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHO AMONG YOU IS PERFECT??? I HOPE YOUR SLATES ARE COMPLETELY SPOTLESS BEFORE YOU GO THROWING THE VERY STONES WHICH, BY DIVINE RIGHT, WILL RETURN TO WOUND YOU. JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

  • Anonymous

    Wow I saw this post and I couldn’t belive it. I have always been a supporter for Bristol but sometimes you need to think before you write lol. You are really contradicting yourself in your statement. Its ok to belive that you think gay marriage is wrong ( I dont think there is anything wrong with it) but to throw out there that “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage”. HAHA really, you clearly changed the way of thinking when you were a teenage mom with no father for your child. Oh and the best line of all “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.” Where is your sons father if this is really what you belive? Clearly you think you are doing an awesome job, but as you know pretty well that its not so much true. So please as much as I like you, think before you write. You look and act very smart so try not to contradict yourself, it makes you look dumb. (not trying to be mean just stating the truth)

  • Graham Shaw

    I believe you mean about 50 years of marriage tradition. Prior to that divorce wasn’t allowed even in cases of abuse, only abandonment, prior to that wives could not own property, prior to that wives were the property of their husbands, so when you say this is changing thousands of years of tradition you are either ignorant or lying. And as someone who has experienced so much judgment based on her family and lifestyle choices, it’s sad that you have so little compassion for others that you would deny them fundamental rights.

  • Kayla

    So let me get this straight: If your dad would’ve lead your family the right way, you wouldn’t have had a son out of wed lock? Hmm.

    • Tom

      And her brother wouldn’t have gotten his girlfriend pregnant too..don’t forget that..TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE: when you knock your girlfriend up and have to marry her because you have to do the “right thing”…the right thing would have been to keep it in your pants if you were following the Biblical reason as Bristol claims.

  • phhhhh

    Boom goes the nightstick! Go Bristol Go!!

  • Married Adult Dad

    This is definitely a moral issue. The moral being is it right to legislate discrimination and codify it as part of our legal system. 150 years ago the majority said “yes” and we had slavery. 100 years ago the majority said “yes” and little Miss Palin (nor her Mommy) could vote. 60 years ago the majority said “yes” and blacks were barred from marrying whites.

    “Thousands of years of history” and “a majority” do not make something right. The tyranny of the majority has been well documented and the point of the constitution is to protect the rights of all.

    Do I love gay marriage – no. Do I love the constitution and what it stands for? Yes. The latter is how we run this country and should be the only discussion had around this issue, until the constitution stipulates a national religion. Which at that point, we may as well be in Iran.

  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    One couldnt insult that four flush of an imposter O enough… ~ !

  • Susan Scott

    Brilliant Bristol! You are spot on. You parents have trained up a wise young woman.

    • BJ Tellman

      Your parents have trained up a hypocritical, naive little brat.

  • TW

    hey Bristol, go to college. I can’t believe I wasted 30 seconds of my life reading this hypocritical none sense from an uneducated nobody. Why don’t you exploit your sins for some more money?

  • Maria

    Knowledge is power Bristol: (CNN) — “A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers.” … “The results surprised Gartrell. “I would have anticipated the kids would be doing as well as the normative sample,” she said. “I didn’t expect better.” Children from lesbian families rated higher in social, academic and total competence. They also showed lower rates in social, rule-breaking, aggressive problem behavior.”
    Please read about the research results around the world. You are in a position that holds influence over a group of people. Don’t offer your opinion as a fact, read about them first.

  • Joseppi

    Um… because Todd taught you right. Two of his kids conceived out of wedlock. Once is a mistake, but twice, twice is just bad parenting. And you of all people, an unwed teenage mother, giving parenting advice to someone who so far has shown nothing but great parenting skills is laughable. You pimp your kid out for money every chance you get, yep you are mother of the year! Please. Obviously your parents gave you a poor self image, since you had to alter your face at only 20 years old… Guess what! No one with a brain, so that excludes your mothers dwindling fan base, thinks you or your parents have any kind of parenting skills at all.

    Grow up, all you’ve done here is prove that you are the bigot that you showed America back when accused that man of being homosexual just because he didn’t like your mother.

    Do you ever feel God is punishing you for your hate? Because you are definately a hateful loser.

    You made a big mistake here, and embarrassed your mother in the process

    • Jack

      Why are you so hateful? Are you jealous.
      Your amount of hate is amazing; it will eat you.

    • http://www.SamuelTilden.com Nikki Oldaker

      Take a look in the mirror – the hate you just delivered in your message is sickening. I personally don’t care who is married to who…but people like you who look down their noses at single teenage mom’s shouldn’t open their yaps…The easier thing for her to have done was to abort…but instead, like your own mother, she decided to give birth.

      Marriage has always been between a man and woman…it’s both a religious and legal contract between the two… Homosexuality, also has existed since the beginning of times and I have no problem with it –but I do have a problem with our President using social issues during an election year to pander for votes.

      America, if there is to be one in the future is in dire need of a President who is focused on the business of our fiscal health –not who’s kissing who in the bedroom legally .

  • Jennifer

    While I do believe in freedom of religion, I do not believe in denying civil rights to a large segment of the American population. Gays and lesbians deserve an equal place in our social framework, and this includes the right to marriage and equal protections under the law.

  • Maggie

    Who are you to sit in judgement of other people? Shame on you.

  • nohype

    A Palin criticizing the President sure does bring out the haters and the ad-hominen attacks.

  • Robert Laine

    don’t like calling people names but what a clueless ditz she is– this shows the logic of a 2 year old child– who let her write a blog in the first place and thought that was a good idea…go back to your KKK meeting Bristol- and please please leave public life, no one invited you!

  • L Wurst

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Ms. Palin, “we” do not in fact, know that in general, kids do better growing up with a mother/father home. On that note, Ms. Palin, is your baby’s father living in a home with you? I don’t think so, and that is not saying your child does not see his father. However, he may do better with you and his father “dealing” with each other in the same household while pretending to love and care for eachother beacuase as you said “We know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Also, to further my tyraide, you being a christian; does it effect your child that you had him out of wedlock? So before you throw around generalizations and assumptions on how a child is raised best, look at your situation, look at crack mothers AND fathers, look at same-sex parents, and female/male parents and see who is raising their child “best.”
    Signed,
    A Pregnant Unwed Happy Liberal

  • Huntingmoose

    Bristol, you rock. Your mother could not have said it better.

    • TW

      Oh I believe that. I’m pretty sure she couldn’t do anything better than someone else…

  • 56Survivor

    Give em hell, Bristol…..You have the haters out in full force today. When that happens, you know you have hit a home run. Keep your head up and smile right into their faces. Like your mom says, be a happy warrior. It drives the leftists nuts!

    • TW

      Yes, that’s it, encourage her to be proud of aggressive ignorance and hypocrisy.

    • Emma

      Love it… Way to go Bristol! Even E!’s talking about you, so we know you’re definitely on to something! Too bad the haters don’t realize it. Keep it up!

    • Dee

      First of all. He said nothing about policy change. What is said was this was his personal opinion and the states are still responsible for the law. If she would listen and stop getting only the talking points maybe she would learn something. I know where she gets it from though. No one is hating on her, believe me. Young, silly girl who got pregnant at 17 while unwed while her mother the ultimate conservative was pushing family values, yes we are really are letting her get to us.

    • Ann

      http://anthropologist.livejournal.com/1314574.html

      Bristol, you might be more believable if you knew your facts and spoke logically instead of emotionally.

  • Tom

    Is Bristol gonna be on Dancing Because I got knocked up and my mom was a vice presidential candidate again?

  • saywhatyoumean

    Allright everyone simmer down now….people are hitting mighty hateful! So I am a liberal and an agnostic….I know….so “what do I believe in” if I am agnostic….I can hear you all now. What I believe in is that we all have the right to believe whatever we want….that’s what is so great about this country. Christians might think I’m nuts but that ok…that’s their opinion. But see that’s beauty of it…I have the right to think whatever I want and so do Christians, Buddists, Muslims, or anyone else for that matter. I don’t agree with Christians but I’m not going verbally bash them for it. So everyone needs to settle down on the name calling….if you don’t agree with Bristol just say so and move on. If you don’t agree with the liberals, speak your mind and move on but bashing a person for their beliefs is so petty.
    As for what Bristol said….I do not agree at all. I believe marriage is up to each individual. The comments in her blog lead me to believe that her lack of education in so many areas of study could be the reason why she made these statements. There are so many books on religion, philosophy, sociology, science, art, history, and many more that she has probably yet to discovery. The Bible is a great book but there are so many more to explore. Bristol go feed your mind and explore other possibilities. I promise if you do in 10 years your world views will be different. I’m not saying stray from you faith….keep that in your life because it is precious….I’m just saying knowledge is power….never stop striving for knowledge. Explore the fact that all people live differently and THAT is beautiful!!

  • ShouldntThrowStones

    I think the phrase “people in glass houses…” is appropriate. Before you use your ill-gotten fame to slam an intelligent and caring President perhaps you should question your own upbringing and how successful a mother-father parent team were in stopping teen pregnancy.
    Furthermore, to insinuate that it is somehow a negative that a popular show may have built a higher level of tolerance and understanding across today’s youth is narrow-minded and shows just how prejudice you are.

  • DMV

    So someone who had sex out of wedlock and is an unwed mother, is talking about the tradition of marriage? Ok, because that’s not hypocritical. I mean wow.

  • Heather

    I definitely agree with you Bristol that there is a double standard at work in D.C., and in the press, when it comes to their criticisms of conservative Christian women like Michelle Bachmann. It actually has become so predictable that it’s funny. But, you know as well as I do that Democrats seem to love emasculated husbands. However, I don’t see President Obama as emasculated in any way. His claim that his view on gay marriage “evolved” due to his wife and daughters’ influence is just his way of putting a happy face sticker on what I believe is a calculated political move. I strongly believe that this has been his view all along, and now he sees that it is politically expedient to “evolve”. Honestly, he and his advisers must believe that this election will be dangerously close. He knows that he’s lost many average American voters who probably aren’t in favor of gay marriage. So, how do you make up the loss? You make a dramatic announcement that will surely win the entire homosexual community, and you try to win women (young and old) with the cute back story that this evolution was all due to the women in his life. In his mind this risk may be worth taking if it manages to squeeze out another win for him in November. It will be interesting to see how it works out for him.

  • Evelyn Frick

    I know you think you know what you’re talking about but let me give you a reality check: You don’t. President Obama isn’t letting his children run the country, he was simply personalizing his speech to relate to others. Not to mention, how dare you say how wrong gay marriage is, when during your the 2008 election you became a teenage mother, but believe premarital sex is wrong. You try to make Mr. Obama sound hypocritical, but please, Miss Palin, at least practice what you preach. Also, I would like to see your credentials. You have the right to free speech, but what makes you qualified to tell me that the President of the United States, a man who was elected to Congress, and graduated from Harvard Law knows less about how to run the country than you do? I will at least thank you for that great laugh, Miss Palin.

  • Jodi

    Bristol, I like that you are trying to be thoughtful about politics, about how politicians come to decisions, and about how women and man can be partners in leading both our homes and our country. I agree that there are some venomous comments on your blog, although admittedly, when you review the rebuttals, they land in the same category of dismissive generalization. Republicans are the only ones to get criticisms. Liberals spew rags. As a public figure – even though you are young and not necessarily a politician – you could use your role to do more than cast sweeping generalizations. You know that Liberal women receive just as much absurd criticism as Republican women do – or must we rehash the “news story” that Hillary Clinton wasn’t wearing makeup?
    I part ways with you though, beyond the sweeping generalization merely meant to push liberals’ buttons and rally Republican’s cheers, on a couple of points. Though Obama referenced listening to his children (something I’m sure your mom does, from time to time), you know that this isn’t the only method that he used to make up his mind, right? You know that listening to your children (as I do) doesn’t preclude listening to others, doing research, praying to god and even searching your own moral compass for an answer. For you to position it this way is only to rile people up and not to make thoughtful criticism – and it’s ok for you or I or anyone to feel differently than the President does about this issue.
    Second, as someone who knows that there have been thousands of years of thinking about having children out of marriage, do you not believe that our society evolves? The Bible recounts thousands of years of stoning, animal sacrifices and other barbaric practices that we have evolved as a culture to new ways of thinking. You have bravely pursued single motherhood as a new way of thinking, and in your case, you are one of the lucky ones who has resources, loving parents and a village to raise your child.
    I think it would be nice for you to consider a leadership role in toning down the rhetoric and enhancing the conversation.

  • Ashley

    Your comments about children being “better off” in a household with a mother and father as opposed to same-sex couples is completely unfounded. If you are going to use that criticism, perhaps you should address the evidence regarding children being better off in a two-parent household rather than being raised by a single parent. Either way, any same-sex couple parenting would be better than your outdated and narrow minded crap that you spew.

  • CJ

    If the old saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ is true, you must have reached nirvana by this point. It’s really scary how indoctrinated you are. You are an unwed, single mother, and yet you are espousing views that essentially dismiss single parents as effective mothers and fathers. As for your false assertion that ‘we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home’, studies have shown that the genders of the parents raising the children don’t matter as much as having two active, loving parents in the child’s life. (Not saying this cannot be accomplished with a single parent raising a child. It’s entirely possible for the other parent to be involved and for the situation to be civil, if the parents put the child’s needs over their own. I’m just saying.) And if you think thousands of years of thinking about marriage has all been endorsing male/female marriages, you need to pick up a history book and educate yourself. You talk of dads who should help shape the thoughts of their children and lead them in the right way of thinking. That’s not parenting; that’s called indoctrination. What President Obama, and Mrs Obama, did in letting his daughters form their own opinions is exactly what more parents should do – rather than pass own their own biases and prejudices. The right way of thinking is not to deny any other human beings their basic rights. It always amazes me that the most Bible verse-quoting Christians are often the most judgmental and hypocritical. I thank God every day that the 2008 election went the way it did.

  • Sara Madison

    LOL. Sheer genius. This makes my day.

  • http://esssexandorange1773.com ThePalinPatriot

    Bristol, the apple did not fall far from the tree. Your sense of humor is so much like your mother’s. You and your mother poke fun in the same way at the absurdity of the Left, and especially Obama. Your post was a riot! Thanks for that most welcomed laugh today!

  • Zaharah

    What a misguided young woman. The POTUS hasn’t made or expressed any policy decisions regarding marriage equality. He clearly stated that the issue of legislation on marriage equality remains a state by state decision. The POTUS conveyed his PERSONAL views/opinion.

  • melissa

    According to you… your child is doomed because of the lack of a father figure… I am glad you are big enough to admit it out loud.

  • JesusLover

    Your rant made legit no sense. Try going back to HS English.

  • myra edgar

    To have him shape his Daughters thoughts would make him a dictator, and we all know what happens to countries and their population when run by a dictator, i think instead of running someone else down who wants to take his country forward in to the 21st century you should be re-shaping your opinion.

  • Daniel

    So you are saying that Danny Tanner, Uncle Jesse, and Joey weren’t fit to be raising DJ and the rest of the girls??? #FullHouse

    Seriously Bristol I am disappointed in this blog. You really don’t need to be passing moral judgments on anyone based on what we know about your decisions. Why is it ok for you to spread your legs and pop out a kid but not for two people who love each other to commit???

  • cycle climber

    Hey Bristal, so sad to read all the negative comments to your post. Emotion based with out thought or ponder; typical of short sided liberals! Ungrateful unforgiving and a debased mind creates a lost soul. Romans Ch 1 clearly contrasts Barry’s public opinion on this topic. My final thought, who is right? Barry or the Bible? In my view, a battle between dark and light.

    • Tom

      Yeah cause the bible says nothing about having sex b4 you’re married and being a hypocrite at all cycle.

  • rosiephoenix

    Bristol, what do you have to say about your son’s absent father? Is he “less than” because of it?

  • MGH

    Yes you clearly know so much about the sanctity of marriage since you were too stupid to take your birth control and got knocked up out of wedlock? Get a life.

  • excopconservative

    This whole matter is just a distraction intended to take the focus off of the election result from Tuesday. The issues of the TEA Party and Sarah Palin defined the elections, smaller government, reduced spending, having a budget, reducing the deficit, stopping the erosion of our freedom to make our own health care decisions, to make our own decisions about much less important areas of our lives such as what kind of a light bulb we can screw into a socket. The gay marriage “evolution” is meant to take charge of the discussion on President Obama’s terms, on social issues where he thinks Republicans are vulnerable.

    Republicans are vulnerable on social issues only if those Republicans are milquetoast moderates who don’t understand the basis for the positions they are taking, much as Obama is now vulnerable for “evolving” a position on a social issue. He should have known his position based on his value system, whether it be based on religion or doctrine. He chose to reveal his position one day after an important election where it might have been a factor. He promised no action and in fact reaffirmed that it was a state matter to decide, and 32 of the states out of 32 that have voted on this have decided against his position.

    Nevermind, Obama has succeeded in getting everyone including Republicans talking about social issues at least for a few days until we again hear from Gov. Palin who will put us back on track.

  • http://www.SaraKirschner.com Sara Kirschner

    Firstly, it is absolutely false that children grow up better in a male/female home compared to a home with two mothers/two fathers. That is a personal opinion and should not be confused with fact. The fact that your mother allowed people to view her dialogue with your father as a stamp of approval is something she should’ve addressed. It is important to have dialogue with your family, just as it is important to accept change as a leader. The reason we have a great president is evade he understands that change is vital to a thriving society and this is America, a FREE nation. Just as you were given the right to not marry the father of your child, other citizens in Thai nation should have the right to choose TO marry their partner. It’s a shame that anyone who wants to lead this country doesn’t agree.

  • Roman

    Vapid. Embarrassing. Beyond illogical. Some folks just don’t know when NOT to share. Ignorance and prejudice coupled with her compulsive need to be in the media and a celebrity is… pathetic.

  • Maxim

    This post is intellectually dishonest. Obama’s children are not directing him to change policy. He is stating his position evolved due to a number of influences. Believe that or not , argue that is acceptable or not but don’t undermine the conservative cause by making yourself look foolish.

    • Jack

      Bristol didn’t say that Obama’s children directing him to change policy; only that they influenced Obama decision.
      Obama said so himself in the interview.

    • Tiffany E

      Well said Maxim! “intellectually dishonest” and “foolish” are the best way to describe this….especially seeing as how the writer is raising her own child without a father.

  • Paul

    Yes Bristol, you are a shining example of what means to be a strong independent woman. Listen to your husband and shut up. Good for you!

  • Jim

    I think Bristol is right ; Obama is using his daughters as an excuse for his flop flop on gay marriage.

  • http://www.akgeomom.com Liz

    Dear Bristol,

    It’s apparent that President Obama is appealing to his liberal base now, since it’s election year, but I truly don’t believe that his declaration, supporting equality, is the heart of the gay rights issue at hand. I feel I am like MANY Christians when I say: I believe that traditional marriage is fantastic and of course! Biblical, BUT- the times are a’changin’!

    Hun, my husband and I learned a few months ago that our son is gay. He’ll be 11 this summer. It is a total 180 when you have a child that says to his mom (I’m his stepmom), “I like boys”. HUH? WHAT? WHEN? HOW? These questions immediately ran through our minds when we learned. We digested our newfound knowledge and we both quickly came to the same conclusion: Our son is an amazing creation from God and nothing changes that! My son has a God-given gift of compassion and infinite LOVE.

    I have wrestled and thought in circles about when my son turns 18, or whenever he wants to get married. I keep thinking about the moment he comes to us with his fiance and says, “Dad, Liz, I found him. Here he is- this is the man I want to marry. We love each other, and this is the beginning of something wonderful.” I KNOW that I will take a flying leap into both of their arms (bawling of course!) and say, “Son, (soon to be son-in-law), I love you both, I’m so happy for you, LET ME PLAN YOUR WEDDING!!!”

    In recent events with our son, he lives in the south with his mom and stepdad, and my husband and I live in Delta. He mustered the courage and gumption to confide in his good school/ play mate in the neighborhood and came out to him a few weeks ago. Bristol, my son is being mercilessly bullied now. AND my youngest son is feeling the wrath too because of this. It’s so bad that my husband and his ex-wife were on the phone the other day and he said to her, “Get him out of school, get him on a plane to Alaska- NOW.” This family in the same cul-de-sac all has the same attitude: Gay people have cooties, gay people have germs, gay people are horrible, gay people… BLAH BLAH BLAH. The father of this “good” playmate told his son (the bully) to shoot my sons with Nerf guns any time he saw them playing in the neighborhood. The bully and his siblings literally stand at the edge of my sons’ mother’s front yard, waiting for them to come outside. My sons can’t even go outside without fear of something happening. The bullies write in chalk on the sidewalk “**** is stupid”. And these are KIDS!

    When I read my Bible and think of Jesus and God and what it all means, I naturally think of all things eternal. I think of “Love one another”. I feel that gay rights shouldn’t exist because rights should be AMERICAN rights. In my heart I feel that if the definition of marriage was broadened then the sheer unrestricted opportunity for the LGBTQ community to come to know and ACCEPT Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be what it’s all about. I have gay and lesbian friends- not one of them is a Christian and that saddens me to no end. But, I have a gay son and he has been saved! He knows, my husband’s ex-wife knows, his stepdad knows, my husband knows, and I KNOW that God loves him just the way he is!

    Do I want my son to keep with tradition and marry a woman and naturally have children that way? Sure. But for me as a mother, DO I WANT MY SON TO BE HAPPY AND BUILD A FAMILY WITH LOTS OF LOVE, even though it’s not the way I personally envisioned it? Of course! Most importantly, I want my son to know in his heart that Jesus loves him so very much and to keep reading the Living Word, pray, love, and continue to be who he is. (Speaking as his mother!,) anyone who meets my son falls in love with his at first sight. He is, and always has been, such a wonderful and tender soul. :)

    Just yesterday, I mailed my membership dues and membership application to the Fairbanks PFLAG organization. I love America and I want my son to have all of the opportunities that this wonderful nation has to offer. I don’t want the federal government making state’s decisions, I can only hope that more Christians and conservatives (I’m a Libertarian) reach out and meet fantastic people, like my son, and think, “If it were MY child, how would I feel?”

    I love your blog, our family is a supporter of the Palin family, I just hope you’ve read my thoughts and reflect about what life would be like if someday your cutie pie Tripp came to you and said, “Mom, I like boys”.

    God bless you, Bristol, you’re a strong woman!

    • Dale

      Wish there were more people like you. By that I mean more people, especially Christians, willing to look into their own hearts and make their own decisions. From my experience, not enough Christians are willing to put themselves in other peoples shoes and think for themselves rather than simply buy into the lies thrown about by those with simply too much hate in their hearts like the bully neighbors you mentioned.

      I knew I was gay at an early age, probably the same age as your son, although I didn’t know what homosexuality even was at that time. My ignorance is probably what saved me as a child as I didn’t tell anyone. I came out in high school and was merely a curiosity as I was already an outsider at that time. It wasn’t until my high school reunion that the hate really surfaced. Kids imitate, it is the adults/parents that promote hate, just like Bristol has here.

      • http://www.akgeomom.com Liz

        Thank you, Dale :). I certainly don’t know if being gay is biological, nature, nurture, etc. And when I say I think of “all things eternal”, I think, IT’S OKAY TO SIMPLY NOT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS! Just because I don’t understand how a person can be attracted to the same gender (I’m as straight as they come) doesn’t mean I will retreat in fear of the unknown and ostracize. I’m so, so sorry you’ve dealt with hate, Dale. The plain truth is that Jesus Christ died on THE cross: not a straight cross, not a gay cross, not a black cross, not a white cross… I used to think that diverse thoughts and attitudes built up our great nation- if someone doesn’t agree with everyone being able to get married, that’s ok… That’s their view. I can’t help what the fear is about though. Jesus loves you so much, Dale- ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT! Much love, Liz

  • Elisama Rodrigues

    I agree with you Briston.
    Don’t listen to people that ignore the truth. Just love them.

  • wodiej

    good stuff!

  • http://www.dadandburied.com Dad and Buried

    Wow. What a crazy way to think, that evolving notions of acceptance should be repelled and younger generations should embrace their elders old-fashioned, restrictive ways of life. I’ll never understand Christians who themselves don’t understand the one essential tenet of Christianity that has nothing to do with who is the real highest power: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

    Here’s what I think the President’s announcement means for my young son, and I can only hope he guides me towards the same kind of acceptance Obama’s kids helped him reach: http://goo.gl/rnTyQ

  • Michael Abraham

    A correction. Children of lesbian parents, as compared to the children of straight parents, gay parents, and single parents, fare the best of all. There’s a mountain of data on this. Do a Google search. Single parents, for the record, are the best at fucking up kids.

    Also, you point out that it makes more sense to listen to “thousands of years of tradition” than to the empathetic ears of children.

    I’d like to call your attention to other things that had thousands of years of tradition that have generally been shied away from.

    Slavery—Excellent example, Mike, you must say.
    Marital rape as an accepted practice—Kinda surprising, you think, but yes, for thousands of years, until the 20th (and somewhat 21st century) this has been an accepted practice
    Executing adulterers – This is a common practice in many cultures, including those reared in the joys of Christendom.
    Selling brides/Dowries – This is a good one. Bristol, you would most likely not be able to be sold, especially since you’ve spoiled your virginity and have a child out of wedlock. This brings me to our next item.
    Killing infants – Thousands and thousands of years, people killed kids for all kinds of reasons. This includes: Deformity, crazy religious nonsense, and most importantly, for being conceived in sin.

    • http://clickthis,youterribleperson.com joey

      just like a LIBERAL to use things like FACTS and DATA to back up your points!

      WELL I GOT FAITH AND JESUS IN MY BUTTHOLE, NO ROOM FOR OBAMACARE

  • Anonymous

    You say that liberal women would not be asked questions related to their independence from their husbands when it comes to decision-making. There was a well publicized news story in 2009 where a university student asked Hillary Clinton what Mr. Clinton thought about a financial issue. Fox and NBC among others reported on this issue (do a quick search for “hillary bill congolese”). She disassociated herself from him in response, saying that she was not her husband. Ms. Palin – when you make a claim like this, do you not perform even a modicum of research to back up your assertions?

  • Proud Canadian

    If I could literally punch you in the face, I would. You are such an idiot and your blatant hate for the rights of HUMAN BEINGS, aka your EQUALS, is terrifying. How wonderful that you are teaching your son the same hateful, hurtful values your moronic mother taught you. The cycle continues, hey? Please, do not only your country, but the WORLD a favor, and SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • Big-O

    There are so many flaws in your argument I honestly don’t even know where to start. You’re an unwed, single mother, who had her child out of wedlock! Do you realize exactly how ignorant you sound right now?

    Obama’s fighting for the rights of hardworking, intelligent, good people. He’s standing up for people who don’t have anyone to stand up for them. He’s fighting for the rights of the minority. Simple put, he’s doing the right thing. If you can’t wrap your head around that, I’m sorry, but you just don’t understand the bigger picture.

    We’re all human. We all deserve to be happy. I may be black, you may be white. I may be an agnostic atheist, you may be a…whatever you are, but, above all else, we’re HUMAN. That’s all we are. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, fat, skinny, gay, straight, short, or tall. We’re all simply humans, trying to find a sliver of happiness in this crazy, messed up world. We’re given a short time on this planet, so why not make the best of it? Why not give everyone the chance to be happy?

    It’s people like you that make me think there’s no hope for humanity.

    It’s people like Barack Obama that make me think there’s good in the world. It’s people like Barack Obama that give me hope for humanity.

    We need to move forward as a country, not backwards. More importantly, we need to move forward as a SPECIES, not backwards.

  • http://TiredoftheBullCrap.com Ms. Griffin

    One statement sums this all up…”I can see Russia from here.” Rotten apples never roll, they stay right next to their parents. IDIoDIC MORON. I feel sorry for your child. Oh..by the way…LEVI is having another child out of wedlock. That makes 2 basterd children, that we have to suppoort b/c your 15 mins is on its way out the door. Next time someone asks you to be a spokesperson for abstaining from sex, look down at your kootter and tell ‘em that, “that message is a LOST CASE.”

  • Jessica

    test

  • Dale

    I hear you are planning to marry your new boyfriend on a reality TV show? Way to go! Now that is what marriage is all about, fame and money! Just ask Kim Kardashian. Marriage should only be between a man and a woman and a TV camera and entire crew!

    Mature adults lead by example, like president Obama, therefore your opinion means nothing to anyone with a brain.

  • 19YearOldWho’sSmarterThanYou,BP

    Dear Bristol Palin,
    You are positively the WORST example of good parenting because – as many people before me in these comments have said – you are an unwed mother! I am not a Christian but I do know the Bible and you thoroughly and completely go against nearly every teaching in it with your baby, your hatred of everyone who is not exactly like you and who doesn’t like your Mommy Dearest, and the fact that said Mommy Dearest even ran for President! Don’t you know she’s supposed to be back in the hut cooking a meal over a hot fire for your daddy and brothers while you run along and help her? Also, you REALLY need to check your facts because it is (and beware I’m about to say that bad S word!) SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN that children brought up in gay and lesbian households do just as well if not BETTER in school, have better social lives, and are happier than those in straight homes. The idea that you spew hatred and then say it is in the name of Jesus is appalling. I do good things because they are the RIGHT THING TO DO, not because of the threat of Hell or the bribe of Heaven. I really pray that you grow up and learn to open your eyes to how good all these people are that you call evil or bad because they happen to love someone with the same genitals. I also pray that you don’t end up as ridiculous or as bad of a laughing stock as your mother, but as of now you’re heading down that sad path.
    Sincerely,
    I’m 19 and more mature than you are. Get over yourself.

  • Bob Smith

    Thousands of years ago you would have been stoned to death.

  • EVF

    You are a fucking moron Bristol.

  • http://missdynamite.com Sirkowski

    Christ, Bristol, this is a dumb article. You’re really grasping at staws. When will YOUR mom come out FOR civil rights, uh? How can your mom justify being against the Bill of Rights and the Constitution? How is the North Carolina anti-gay amendment not Sharia Law?

    • otlset

      “How can your mom justify being against the Bill of Rights and the Constitution?”

      Most ignorant comment on the page.

  • Monstrous

    Um Bristol,

    You know in biblical times, you would have been stoned for screwing some dude and having his kid. They would have probably killed your kid too. I hope one night when all the lights are off, and things are quiet, you actually look at who you are, and what YOU have done before you throw stones at someone else. I mean really, my grandmother would have called you a hussy. I call you a hypocrite.

  • idesign

    We were warned, and are constantly reminded to keep the Obama kids out of things. They are just children.
    However, whenever Obama wants to talk about something controversial…or he wants to act as though he cares about an issue…he mentions his daughters. He did it when he said he favored abortion, he did it when he talked about contraception, and now he does it when he talks about gay marriage. Guess the kids are no longer off limits since Daddy is constantly including them and obviously considers their input valuable to our nation????

    Actually, it is disgusting how Obama uses his daughters, and hides behind them. They probably would have been better off with another woman as a parent, because Obama is certainly no man! Imagine the confusion in that family.

  • Niseyrae

    Children do better in homes with TWO PARENTS. That doesn’t mean one father and one mother. Children who grow up with a parent who’s not there have the issue of abandonment to deal with- but a same sex home doesn’t leave that window open, so your argument is null.
    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, little lady…. And your dumb ass brought a wrecking ball to your little glass cottage!!! Everyone has already named the countless reasons why you’re a hypocrite for quoting rebellious views when you were/are an unwed teenage mother, but I just wanted to take this opportunity to laugh at the absurdity again lol.
    And did you really think Obama had a little talk with his girls and suddenly changed his whole view on policy?? Well that’s just one more reason why you’re an idiot! This is what we call a story. He told a pretty story to show the pureness and simplicity of children. It’s why he’s an amazing POTUS. Please focus your time on being a mother so you’re not a grandma by age 30, and leave the smart talk to people with brains. Thanks!

  • Speechless

    This piece has left me speechless. I am at a loss for words so I’ll just turn it over to this guy: http://tinyurl.com/ldvoam

  • Starshadow

    Right, Bristol, you and your family are SUCH role models for parenting. It’s especially touching that you prate about President Obama being a terrible parent when he’s in a committed Christian marriage and has never commented publicly on you and Levi having a child out of wedlock (which would be unremarkable save for your hypocrisy.)

    Keep on showing your vapidity and ignorance, Bristol. Like you have a choice, I mean. Something about the apple not falling far from the tree comes to mind.

    • sodakhic

      By lib standards, according to this thread, Obamas mother was a whore and his father a socialist, three timing sob.

  • Tom

    did we break the commenting thingee??

  • JiminNC

    This blog post is very poorly argued, and the title is ridiculous. There is no equivalence between a woman being overly submissive to her husband and a father learning from his children. Didn’t you watch that “one of these things is not like the other” song on Sesame Street? One thing is for sure, Obama would not follow his children’s advice if they were really really stupid. And if they were really really stupid he wouldn’t let them embarrass themselves by showing in a public blog that they cannot do analytical thinking.

  • Hal

    You are a hypocritical tramp.

  • Gary

    You don’t even understand the issues behind same sex marriage. We want equality in government. Like taxes, partner support and medical insurance. If you think its all about raising kids in a household, you are sadly mistaken young lady. You know, you really have a lot of room to talk because your life is such a prime example of how hetero couples raise kids and have a family. Why don’t you do your research and THINK before you say something else so irrational and make yourself look even more stupid! I guess the apple doesn’t far from the tree. At least your family is consistant!

  • aaron krohn

    Maybe your best post yet!!
    LOVED the line about Dora the Explorer as Attorney General!!
    And I’m happy you stood up for your father, Mr First Dude himself!!!!
    He’s the best!!!
    And I loved your line challenging the idea that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her hubby’s input!!
    Should I assume you might be speaking of your Mother??
    But she isn’t a Christian female President……
    yet!!

    We WANT her to be, though!!!
    We surely 100% DO!!!

  • Leah

    Are you serious? I’m not sure if you’re really in the best position to comment on other people’s lives and the opinions they have.

  • Marc Pascucci

    Bristol, you are truly an idiot. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree even up there in Alaska. Just shut up.

  • mike true

    stick with dancing with the stars. ooops. i forgot.. you were eliminated!

  • Malia

    Bristol, perhaps this will help you to understand the oppositions point of view: To be “Submissive” would generallybe regarded as a negative trait in a leader: “Inclined or ready to submit; unresisting. ie. ‘submissive servants’.” To “Consult” with another would, most likely, be considered a positive: “To seek advice or information. To have regard for (a person’s interest) in making plans” …and then come to your own personal conclusion.

    And when you say that “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home,” do you really believe that? I only ask because your own family life, with Levi/Tripp, isn’t all that private.

    PS: Thousands of years of thinking, more often than not, evolves; with knowledge.

  • AB

    Says she of single motherhood

  • RyanTodd

    Kids may do better in a male/female home, and they also may do better in a wealthy home… or a home where the mom stays at home, etc. etc. etc.

    But not every kid can always have a “perfect” home. Some homes only have a single mom. Some families may have a sick dad. Every home has differnt challenges.

    A gay home is just another challenge. And it may not be perfect, but we should not hold that against them any more than any other family challenges. We can’t expect them to be any more perfect than we are.

  • Tweety

    So Bristol Palin takes umbrage of President Obama’s acceptance of gay marriage. It is this very prejudice that impedes our constitutional rights of which all of us as Americans hold so dear. Heterosexual couples are allowed to marry while gays and lesbians are not. Bristol Palin got pregnant by her boyfriend and had a child out of wedlock so who is she to come off as the holy almighty? She made a conscious choice, as did Levi, not to utilize birth control and her religious beliefs prohibited her from aborting the child. She could have put the child up for adoption and petitioned the court for legal rights to see the child but she instead opted to have the kid and continue to live at home with her parents for financial and emotional support. There are many responsible gay and lesbian couples who have been together for a number of years who would like nothing better than to enjoy the benefits of marriage that their straight counterpoints possess but because it is illegal in most states, they are prohibited from doing so. Bristol Palin needs to widen her mind and embrace the fact that there will always be gays and lesbians abound and to be grateful for the freedom our country allows us. And yes, there may come a time when we have a president who is female or Asian, or Jewish, or Indian or Hispanic — what difference does religion and race have to do with doing a good job? Bristol Palin needs a lesson in humanity but I doubt she will get the message because of her ignorance and shallow beliefs.

  • Sam

    Interesting writing Bristol. I was wondering if you could write a follow-up post about the qualities of the father of your child and how he has play a major role in your son’s life. If you could outline his achievements and his righteous opinions, I would be very interested in reading that.

    You are mistaken though in the assumption that Obama’s opinions are dictated by his children. His daughters’ opinions are just evidence of how innocence sees nothing wrong with two people loving one another, making a commitment to support and stand by each other and responsibly starting a family. I wonder, how can you have such disdain for people that were able to reach such a level of commitment and love that you were unable to obtain with your child’s father? Also, it sounds like your problem with women having to listen to their spouses is something inherent to the ideology they claim to adhere to, I think you should voice your opinion. Seeing as you have the ability to voice your opinion freely as you don’t have a husband to be submissive to.

  • http://clickthis,youterribleperson.com joey

    bad mom, bad celebrity, bad values, bad logic.

    good publicity stunt.

  • Pearl Klutcher

    Bristol,

    Would you say that your mother’s views on out-of-wedlock-birth ‘evolved’ after she spoke to you? Did her stance on single teen mothers ‘evolve’ when she spoke to you? Did your mother and father then tell you that you had to get married because there is no reason to change thousands of years of thinking about proper child rearing and family values? You, yourself, changed the way your family thought on teen-pregnancy AND single teen motherhood. You did the same thing to your mother and father, that the Obama girls did – and yet you call him on out the same thing that your parents did – however you did it with your parents on a national stage in front of the entire nation. The Obama Daughters did it, quietly over dinner.

    The LGBT & Liberal community supported you and your decision to have a child out of wedlock, while many people within your group condemned you for it. My Daughter came out as a lesbian 15 years ago. At first, I was very concerned for her soul. I spoke to my reverend, and sought assistance in a support group for people with gay children. The more I spoke with those people, the more I realized that I did not do anything wrong, and neither had their children. Their children, and mine were leading happy and productive lives. The only people making their lives miserable were the people like who I had been. Sinners throwing stones in a glass house. I also realized that the debate on marriage was not one based in religion, it was based in law. Laws of the USA. It was to grant rights to people who just wanted to be like everyone else, to get the same tax rates, visitation rights, and child custody as Kim Kardashian, and all those others who go through spouses like fancy clothing and elitist fine foods. It made me sad know that those people were being used like pawns for liberal and conservative political games.

    While I do respect you and your views, there is far to much hypocrisy and history for you to speak on anyone’s marriage. Why are you not talking more about the skyrocketing divorce rate? Why are we, as a country not fighting divorce by making it illegal? We should be banning divorce, or at least making it much harder to achieve. I feel that it is a shame that you are not using this platform to discuss how faith and law can better be used to strengthen marriage, and deter divorce.

  • Demi

    Let’s look at what Obama ACTUALLY said, not your faulty interpretation. He said that his children’s experiences had an impact on his own perspective. He did not make “a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters,” as you say. He never CONSULTED them. It’s not like he said, “Malia, Sasha–what should I do here?” NOT AT ALL.

    Are you telling me that being a mother and all that you’ve experienced with Tripp and all that you’ve watch Tripp experience hasn’t shaped the way you see the world? Are you kidding me? Being a parent gives us a new perspective as we start to place new value on how we live in the here and now–we realize that our decisions and choices go beyond us and shape the future world our children will inhabit.

    That’s what Obama did. You may disagree with the sort of world he imagines for his children, but don’t falsely accuse him of being a powerless man who lets his children make his policy choices.

  • Swati

    Look. The concept of marriage has been changing for the past thousands of years. It has not remained stagnant. It used to be considered that a woman was considered property and she would be married off to the highest bidder. Even 50 years ago, women did not have much of a say in anything. Would you rather we stayed in that time?

    You say that a child needs a mother and a father. What about all those single family homes? Are they just supposed to not exist because the child does not have both parents? When are you and your child’s father getting married? Do you honestly think that because you are heterosexual, that makes your entire situation more valid than anything a homosexual couple has to go through?

    The times are changing. We do not live in a society that is dictated by religion. We were built on the fundamental rule that there is a separation between Church and state. And especially now in this day and age, there is a huge diversity in the religious identities of people. Just because YOU feel that it is wrong for a homosexual couple to get married, does NOT mean that it should be illegal. Personal opinions have no right to belong in the law.

    These couples need the rights to be married because if anything, God forbid, happened to them, they would need the rights of a spouse. The legal benefits in day to day life of being married are enormous. But of course, they don’t deserve it. Right? But you do. Because you are just so deserving of everything society has because you were lucky enough to be attracted to the opposite gender.

    Get off your high horse please. You are not doing anyone any favors. Least of all, yourself.

  • katie

    There are so many things wrong with this blog posting it’s ridiculous.
    First of all, it’s not at all true that children benefit more from having a mother and a father, and if that were true, would it mean that single parent households shouldn’t be allowed to raise children? What a stupid, unfounded and hateful statement.
    Second of all, how dare you minimize something as important and monumental as marriage equality to an episode of “Glee?’ Supporting gay marriage has to do with granting all citizens their basic civil rights and liberties and the fact that you would link it to an hour long musical only expresses just how ignorant you are concerning the matter.
    I applaud President Obama on keeping an open mind and evolving; I don’t value stubbornness and close-mindedness in a person, and especially not someone who is supposed to be representing our nation.
    If more people chose to remain uninfluenced by changing perspectives and times, none of the progress we’ve made as a nation would have occurred; this includes the same kind of progress that enabled women to participate and make strides in the political field.
    Lastly, I don’t even understand what the point of that sad comment about Dora the Explorer was. It feels like this posting was written by a child. One who certainly is not as well-informed or progressive as Malia and Sasha.

  • Cher Armstrong

    People in glass houses should not throw stones. Its women like you that raise children to believe that is it not ok to be who they are. You are a sorry excuse for a women and Mother!

  • Brie Elise

    Ms. Palin (Ms., not Mrs., since you aren’t married), you are a single mother, correct? Most Christians frown upon having a child out of wedlock or at least not marrying your child’s father after the kid is born. So while you’re talking about President Obama’s lack of concern for a two parent household with a mother and father, how about you focus on your own life and your own child who is currently growing up without that same two parent household with a mother AND father in his life. Now Levi is a douche but if all children need a mother and father in their life, why doesn’t your own son have the same? Just something to think about. A little self-awareness goes a long way in you not being shown to be the biggest hypocrite and out right idiot on the planet. If you’re going to preach about a righteous life, you might want to live one yourself.

    Oh and btw, just because it’s a practice that’s been done for thousands of years, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be changed as society changes. If the rules of society didn’t change, we’d still have slavery (a practice that’s been done for thousands of years), women would still be treated as second class citizens (a practice that’s been done for thousands of years), and we’d still be hunting and gathering our food (a practice that’s been done for thousands of years). Learn your history before you start a blog on the legitimacy of practices that’s been done for thousands of years. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to go back plowing the fields, instead of living in your cushy home in Arizona, like women have done for “thousands of years”.

  • anna

    She’s really not the best person to criticize the President’s decision of supporting same-sex marriage:

    “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage” – She keeps talking about Christian values and how marriage is supposed to be when she’s the one who got pregnant BEFORE marriage and is not even married with the father of her child. I think she’s being a bit of a hypocrite with that statement.

    “kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” – She was raised in a mother/father home household but she certainly did not do a “better growing up,” she was a single mother at age 18!

  • Rachel

    Why couldn’t you have just given up your child for adoption, so that it could have been adopted by a gay couple who would actually raise it better than you ever will?

  • Dustin

    Hey Bristol, your leg called. It asked if you needed something to stand on.

    • ceil

      dumb comment.

      You are absolutely correct Bristol!!! Who, in their right mind, would ever, ever take the opinion of their young children on such an important issue?? Only someone like Obama. Another reason to make a change in November. Its cooooommmiiinnnggg!!!!

      • Cfielder

        Try reading the President’s quote again. He is talking about stepping back and looking at something from a different perspective. I’m not sure how you can fault the man for that. He is talking about trying to be open to different ideas, perspectives and ways of viewing each other and the world. If you can’t see the value in such an approach, then continue blindly following your rigid beliefs and views. But such an approach is something to be pitied and not celebrated. You will end up missing out on so much that this life and this world have to offer.

  • Andre Smith

    I was raised by a single mother! never saw my dad and look at me! I am just fine! Perhaps you could get your baby’s father to shape your view of the world better ! Can you see Russia from your window too?

    • Mary

      Ignorant liberal!

      • Candace

        Terrible comeback!

  • stop hating

    i thinks its dumb that people like you wanna talk like you hate gays and shit like that but what’s going to happen when your kid says he’s gay one day later down the road, you going to hate him and disown him like some of this other parents have done when their kids have said their were gay. plus for you to sit there say shit about hating gays or whatever, is just wrong of you. plus if you want to hate than i think people should hate you since your not a true catholic or christian person since you had sex. so since you wanna be a fucken judge and hate people then people should judge and hate you and called you a fucken slut since technically you are one. so stop hating and let people be happy.. its going to be funny if your kid turns out gay than your going to wish you hadnt said this..

  • section9

    I wish that all the Obama supporters here that are criticizing Bristol Palin would be honest enough to admit that Obama’s decision was entirely political.
    In 1996, Obama completely supported marriage equality. However, when he ran for the Senate, he dumped that support and dumped on the Gay Community. Palin, for her part, has never wavered in her opposition to gay marriage (a position I happen to disagree with, at least on a Federal level-I happen to think it is a question of State’s rights) no matter how many headaches it brings her. He also softpedaled the entire gay question during the 2008 election, becauase of the rampant homophobia present in his black base. He threw the Proposition 8 Opponents in California right under the bus.
    And watch, he won’t have the Democrats boycott North Carolina because of their vote against BOTH gay marriage AND civil unions, as extreme a step as ANY state has ever taken. He’ll throw the gay community under THAT BUS too.
    Obama is a complete opportunist. The only reason he announced support for marriage equality was to make sure that the gay dollars flowed into his campaign. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder how many gullible gays and lesbians are born every minute.
    But there’s this: Obama cares about you when you give him money, so at least the gay community will get something out of this.

    • Tybo

      It doesn’t matter why or when you do the right thing, as long as you do it. Take a lesson.

    • Jinky

      You are one of the rational C4P posters and I respect almost all of your comments.

      At least be honest and note that Bristol really has jumped the shark on this comment and agree that there is a little bit of hypocrisy involved here….

      • NorCon

        The moment you Jinky (and 50 of the other hater-commenters here) admit you reside at the hater-blogs that spin trig-truther lies and make every second a chance to hate on the Palins between your morning green-tea and your late night basement sessions.

  • kristen

    So Bristol claims it’s a “sin” to be gay. I would love to hear her opinion on the sin of premarital sex. What about “He who has not sinned shall cast the first stone?” I’m not a fan of Obama or any politician for that matter, but even Rick “freaking joke” Santorum has a hell of alot more credibility than any of the Palins.

  • Greg

    who’s bristol palin?

  • Paul

    This has made my day… Not only the ignorant rantings by un-wed teen mom, but the the brilliant comments on this post. 98% of the comments say it all, nothing else for me to say. Can’t wait for late night comedy to run with this foolery

    • sodakhic

      Yeah, we can’t wait for, that flaming liberal, moral decoder, Bill Maher, Million dollar Obama man, to call her every, god awful, name in the book. Liberal civility

  • why am i wasting my time commenting on this garbage?

    you are ridiculous and embarrassing. are you just jealous sasha and malia have parents who people actually respect and listen to (unlike yours who people laugh at and ridicule) and these parents, being the good parents that they are, actually value their children’s input? making sure that no matter how high profile they are in the world, they don’t forget their vital obligation as parents to educate and nurture their kids – particularly when they’re about to make decisions that will revolutionize the social climate of the future?! NOWHERE in Obama’s statement does he say he “CONSULTED” his daughters – he lists CONVERSATIONS he’s had between ‘college republicans’ and his family to illustrate how relevant this issue is (was that too complicated for you to understand?)!
    do you REALLY think adults, make decisions by consulting ONLY their kids? is that how YOU make your decisions? no…you must consult the adults around you, right? so can you explain to me, WHO did YOU consult when you decided to get knocked up out of wedlock? mom? dad? or maybe god? fyi, i’m pretty sure he’d be a little peeved about your decisions up to this point.
    and when you state ‘we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home’ – sooo….exactly where is YOUR husband?
    it seems to me maybe you’re the one who should be taking some life lessons from sasha and malia. they’ve certainly done a lot better than you so far; but i guess, that’s a being a little unfair, cuz i mean, look at who their parents are, and, well, look at yours.

  • Larry

    Bristol, I love you for this.

    I love you because your chosen lifestyle is in direct opposition to what opponents of gay marriage claim to be defending. That’s going to force them to actually confront the contradictions. If we’re protecting marriage to save the tradition and the children…why are we celebrating women who chose to be single parents?

    I also love you because you have this weird feminist angle in a piece that’s against equality. Why should we be concerned about a double standard for Christian women if you aren’t concerned about double standards for other people?

    I mean, you’ve set up a situation where the majority dominates the minority, right, because same sex couples shouldn’t have the same right to get married. So, if Christian women in politics get challenged about their ability to govern because they’re the minority- no big deal. You can’t inflict inequality on one group while lamenting it for another, it’s inconsistent.

    Also kind of fun that you do this while arguing that sometimes Dads should lead.

    But seriously- thank you for this. Pure awesomeness, though probably not as you intended.

    • Amity

      I think I have a crush on you. Thank you for this comment. Bravo!

  • Lisa

    Seriously, the only thing I have to say is that Bristol Palin is an idiot that is still pissed that McCain and her moronic mother failed to win over the country. Hey, Bristol: Welcome to 2012, the year in which people can finally be themselves because they no longer have to be scared. They are accepted. No, I am not gay. But Mr. President probably just saved thousands from suicide. Big deal if marriage was only between man and woman for thousands of years? It was only that way because society didn’t know how to accept it. President Obama made a rightful decision that was not only influenced by his daughters and wife, but also by the rest of his country. If your naive little mind can’t seem to understand it, too bad.

  • no

    You are a terrible person

  • Kirsten

    You are an ignorant girl who obviously needs to grow up. This is why Republicans are viewed the way they are. Who cares how marriage has been viewed for THOUSANDS of years? AMERICA is about equal rights for EVERYONE. Guess what? For thousands of years, it was frowned upon to get divorced and to have children out of wedlock–but guess what? Times change, and theres a reason. You need to do some thinking for yourself instead of accusing our President of merely changing his views because of his teenagers and “Glee”. Get a life and do EVERYONE a favor and STOP TALKING.

    • http://eric-lee.net Eric

      Bristol is absolutely right. Times *may* change, but morality is not relative to time. On the contrary, it stands the test of time. What are we if we have no moral center? Animals, that’s what.

      • Nick

        Morality is not relative to time? Interesting statement. The problem is morality is an ambiguous word. Either you are talking about the public perception of right and wrong or you are talking about objective truths that transcend shifts in perception. Either way we can apply the issue of slavery in the United States to your statement and see if your views about morality stand. For many years people in the United States held slaves and felt no compunction about it at all. Then later slavery was abolished. Either way it is obvious that the public perception of whether slavery was right or wrong has changed from then to now. Now you may argue that slavery was always objectively immoral and Americans simply didn’t uncover this particular indelible moral truth until later on. Then I must ask you why you think that this civil rights issue is different than the last? Is it not possible that- as happened with slavery and the rights of black Americans, not to mention women and other minorities- that the objective moral truth of equality among all human beings is simply in the process of being discovered by many Americans with respect to the rights of homosexuals? No matter what you meant by morality, it is undeniable that public perception of right and wring DOES change over time and that, as with many issues in the past, it is possible that the perception changes from thinking that objectively immoral actions are right to thinking that they are wrong. So if you wish to continue denying rights to homosexuals, don’t base your arguments on unchanging morality, because they won’t hold up.

    • G Epstein

      Sarah Palin is the LAST person on earth to give anyone advice on marraige or parenting. Her response is ludicrious and laughable! I guess she’s only intereted in being like her mom…a media whore with no substance to back it up. Chalk this up to the Palin Curse (supidity).

      • otlset

        Heh, talk about “supidity”!

  • mike

    dear bristol– very hypocritical post by you. riddle me this: if your dad was so great at “shaping your world view”, then how did you ever end up being an unwed mother? according to your own logic, this doesn’t say very much about your dad or you.
    also, in keeping with your skewered logic here, aren’t you worried about how the “world view” of your own baby is going to get shaped with the loser baby daddy you chose? very strange (and rather dumb) that you would subscribe to a world view that doesn’t make you or anyone you’re related to look very intelligent.
    also, bristol, get honest and stop patronising gays with adjectives like “nice” and “lovely”. you very obviously don’t really think that. if you are going to be a bigot, have the cojones to really BE one; i would respect you a lot more. seriously, stop being such a phoney and grow a pair.

    • Rochelle

      like this

  • Clint

    Yeah… how is that whole letting the father run the show working out for your kid, you raging hypocrite? You and the rest of your grifter family have made a fortune out of bashing anyone who does not adhere to your narrow extremism. Who cares what you think about ANYTHING?

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberalsstuckinhell Andi Kral

    Bristol,

    What is it that it says in that book you are SO fond of? “Judge not lest ye be judged?” Since when is it your specific responsibility to police the word of God? Technically, if Barack Obama screws up his kids by not obeying your favorite imaginary friends rules, he’ll be dealt with in the afterlife, correct? So stop questioning your imaginary friend and SHUT UP! I hear that your imaginary friend considers it blasphemy to be questioned…

    And YOU want to talk about how others are raising their children? While you, the “good little Christian” are teaching yours it’s OK to blaspheme?

    Sincerely,
    Andi

  • http://www.twitter.com/willborges Will Borges

    What a stupid and poorly-argued post. Do you REALLY believe that his DAUGHTERS were the sole cause of making such an important decision? Or did you simply take a bit quote out of context to make a stupid point?

    While he is citing his daughters as helping him reevaluate his perspective, he is NOT saying that they were the sole crux that changed his mind. He has said in previous interviews, time and time again, that this was an issue that has always been on his mind, and over the years he has discussed it with advisors, friends, and, yes, family.

    Also, in this “thousands of years” of marriage, property consisted of women and slaves, where women usually had no voice or any legal standing. Something tells me that we don’t disagree that these were positive changes that – gasp – did indeed change the “way of thinking” of marriage that came before it.

    I won’t even touch upon what you believe to be “the right way of thinking”, but I will ask if this thinking is in fact the product of family intervention? Or, rather, religious intervention? Separation of Church and State? No?

    Also, I’m my quite sure where you can back up that “in general, kids do better growing up in a mother/father home,” when there are tons of articles over the past two decades establishing that your claim is, in fact, bullshit. (for more, actually verifiable evidence, check out the sources cited in the Wikipedia article “LGBT Parenting).

    You’re misinformed and it sucks that people actually listen to you.

  • Tybo

    I don’t follow you or your family. You all seem to have gotten out of the same clown car. That being said, did you really think this over before writing? Your life is public. Don’t you have sins of your own to count? We know you do. Do you only count them when you can make a dollar doing speaking tours? You deserve every bit of backlash you get. Try and be smart in the future…try…

  • Sarah

    It’s pretty obvious that the President of the United States doesn’t literally defer to teenage girls for political advice, and to infer otherwise is frankly stupid. It’s pretty normal for an open-minded human being to let their life experiences shape their feelings on certain issues, in this case, Obama has simply realized that most young americans (yourself excluded, obviously) are opposed to legislation that supports bigotry and inequality.

    You are merely trying to twist his words to validate your point of view using rhetorical logic worth of a tabloid magazine.

    Oh, and
    “People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval. (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)”

    As a woman, I don’t understand how you can support a party that so clearly undervalues equality.

  • Maranda

    Bristol, I think having the ability to see things for what they are is a gift. I remember watching your mom and Biden during the debate and they had equal views on gay marriage. So for Obama to up and say.. “Ummm I’m for up gay marriage” (my summary of his speech) is partly for the votes (even if he doesn’t believe in it) and to bring up you kids opinions on the matter is just silly to me. I think our founding fathers would roll over in their grave. Not only about gay marriage but the way he handles things. I just don’t think he is man enough for the job. Too busy pleasing the stars and not working for his country. We need a man who stands up for what he believes in and is kind of a hard ass to be honest. Someone to say “This is not working and I’m going to fix it…now” Thank you for your funny blog. Have a great day! PS I hate when people say your uneducated.. that is just them being uneducated about you.

    • Tybo

      Where is her degree from? Uneducated.

    • Mike

      Our founding fathers would be very disappointed in reading your LACK of sentence structure of basic knowledge of grammar. Go back to school, you bigot.

  • Richard Duffy

    It’s because of this kind of attitude that so many people in the developing world now consider America to be a laughing stock.

    The only reason that we don’t completely deride you is because, even though the far right shouts loudly, we are aware that there are still plenty of intelligent voices making progress.

  • Rochelle

    Dear Bristol Palin:
    How dare you sat up and attack those little young girls on how they feel or what they believe in? how in the world can you sit up and talk about anybody when your self sit up and had a baby out of wed lock yourself. You and your parents just can’t pick something out of the Bible and use it to your own value. #1 your lifestyle is not all that great it a old saying “sweep around your own front door before you sweep around someone else”; you have been in the news about you baby daddy one minute you with him and the next minute you and him are on the outs with him and then he can sit up and talk about your family, I don’t believe in same sex marriage but I have guy friends and I’m not going to stand in their way of happiness. The Bible say “judge not let ye be judge”…so stop judging people if you yourself have not been outstanding yourself. #2 Those are little girl they are not your age and how dare you sat and make judgment on them when you are not all that and a bag of chips are you hating on them that bad that you have to show your true color, really you had to get on “Dancing with the Star” just so some people would like you. Two questions: How did you feel when people talk about you and you being a mother feel if someone talk about your child and how did you feel about when people was talking about you little brother now put yourself in the same postion and those girls before you and you mammy open up your mouth read this and think about what you said because what goes around come back around

    • ceil

      boy, Bristol, you really hit a nerve with the libs!!! They are beside themselves since North Carolina voted down their beloved same sex marriage act. Got news for you libs, it is just the beginning!!

      • Mike

        There is a very special place in hell for bigots like you. Please learn to construct sentences properly

      • Lol

        You, along with Bristol, are obviously uneducated pieces of trash. This blog makes no damn sense whatsoever, it’s full of false assumptions and un-researched information. Bristol, haven’t you learned from your mother that you and your family are in no position to speak to the public, because you’re all so stupid?

      • Grant C

        Uh huh… you just keep telling yourself that and huddling in your little preserved corner ofthe middle ages while the rest of the world passes you by.

        http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/05/10/us/politics/fivethirtyeight-0509-ssm1/fivethirtyeight-0509-ssm1-blog480.png

      • Hal

        You obviously have paid no attention to national trends from the past 20 years or you’d know better. But I doubt that facts (or fairness, love, compassion, basic human rights, etc.) are a part of your life. Try educating yourself before you comment.

  • Huntingmoose

    Bristol, keep it going!

    You know you are doing something right when you get the left completely spinning dizzy.

    the crap and sh*t dumped on the little seed you once were has enabled you to grow in a beautiful flower.

    • Jinky

      A beautiful flower that is homophobic….great…

    • Jacob Ryan

      “Spinning dizzy”. Just ashamed. How very sad.

    • HuntingMeese

      A single mom shouldn’t preach about how great and holy marraige is.

    • Right

      I wouldn’t call LOVING the constant stream of hypocrisy “spinning”. I say keep going too! Awesome entertainment and example of what we do not want our country turning into. She probably get’s more re posts from liberals then she does conservatives. Next I’d like to hear all about how, in her single motherness she’s is shaping her little guys world.

  • Zoocritter

    Bristol you show the same lack of self awareness your mother does. You have no idea what you’re talking about. You think you are qualified to give President Obama advice just like your idiot mother does. You two are too stupid to know what you don’t know. Children need a father and mother except your kid right? And people who know you say your mother barely functioned as a mother and without your father you’d have been totally neglected. Who knows what you people think is “normal”?

  • Frank lane

    Well said Bristol…

  • PoppySock

    Well Bristol, it appears from your post that you are equally as knowledgeable about “thousands of years of thinking about marriage” as your mother is about, oh, I don’t know, Paul Revere, Africa, North and South Korea, NAFTA, what a Vice President really does, how gas prices are effected, the fact that the Queen does not govern the UK….

    P.S. Good luck with your reality career now ;)

    • http://C4P&P4A indemind

      PoppySock You are one Ignorant Fool … Just Saying

  • Phoebe Ivers

    Bristol,
    There are many many people who like yourself believe in the importance of one man one woman marriages. Americans still believe in that one man one woman making a family is God’s plan for us. At 75 years of age I have learned that God’s way is always the best way.
    Thank you for taking this strong stand.

    • Tom Hooper

      An easy stand to take when you’re on the brink of death and need someone to rely on. Enter: God. For your sake I hope he’s a homophobe. Continue your ignorance until your dying breath. Tick.. tick.. tick..

    • Tybo

      How dare you speak for all Americans. My grandmother is 25 years older than you and understands respect for all Americans. Love is what her god teaches. Your old road is rapidly aging, as Bob Dylan would say.

  • Lisa

    Bristol Palin has the nerve to some one stupid because of their beliefs, then why were you so head on having a baby by a man without marriage? Isn’t that falling into the same boat of some of stupidity on your part by not using protective sex or better yet, waiting for marriage. Should we call you STUPID when you made this mistake in your life. iT WOULD BE VERY CARELESS OF ME TO TELL YOUR SON THAT YOU HAD YOUNG AND STUPID PARENTS. YOU wouldn’t any telling your son that he is STUPID because his parents made a mistake. It is disrespectful for SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO MAKE ANY TYPE OF CLAIM OF INTELLIGENCE. WHEN YOUR MOTHER WAS TOO AFRAID TO TELL the public that you were pregnant. I know when you stood up there in front of those people as though you were the ANGEL in the group. Many of us didn’t condemn YOU for the decision that you made to carry and keep your baby without a father attach to it. Learn to use your words more wisely when it comes to JUDGING other people for their decisions that they make.

  • Confused

    How dare you comment of the “thousands of years of thinking of marriage” when you yourself had a baby out of wedlock? Doesn’t your tradition encourage marriage before sex? As a Christian, maybe you should brush up on Matthew 7:3.

  • E

    Oh little girl, I guess you missed to study done a few years ago that showed that statistically the children of gay couples are actually better off than those of straight couples huh? http://www.livescience.com/17913-advantages-gay-parents.html
    Are you going to blame a lack of a father when you own child screws up later in life? Not perhaps, your own bad parenting?
    Grow up – it’s refreshing to see a leader (and a father) stand up for equality so unabashedly. It has nothing to do with Glee, which is simply an annoying TV show at best, but one that is also standing up for human rights.
    For someone who has made many mistakes at such a young age you should really be careful about who you’re pointing fingers at.

  • Not Likely

    Bristol Palin, world class idiot.

  • Honey Shanks

    Big talk coming from a hypocritical Christian never married SINGLE PARENT. Using little girls to further your supercilious hate talk, it’s shameful. Just because you learned this behavior from your parents doesn’t give you any right to push it on someone else’s children. Please stop inserting yourself in matters that don’t involve you.

  • Jacob Ryan

    You had a child out of wedlock and still there is no father to help shape your child’s views. Does that mean that your child should be taken from you? I feel sorry that your child is raised by such a hypocrit with such a pathetic, narrow view of the world we live in today.

  • Tracy

    I don’t know why you try and keep yourself relevant. The only thing that you are known for is having a clueless mother and making dumb ass commentary such as this one. I’m not going to say anything about your child being born out of wedlock because I that would make me a hypocrite. I will say that instead of attacking the PRESIDENT for HIS beliefs, maybe you should focus on something less strenuous on your brain like reading newspaper. Maybe then you will find out that times have changed. Now go sit in the corner with your son and take a timeout.

    Thanks!

  • Christian

    Oh Bristol , If you think we forgot that your stupid ass got knocked up as a teenager by a man who you are not married to and later appeared in playgirl , your stupid ass is wrong.
    Don’t think that trying to knock down progress will help you land a spot on “Teen Mom”

  • screwbristol

    After reading your incoherent blog posts on gay marriage, I have decided that you are officially AN IDIOT. Hmm…. maybe, if YOUR dad really cared about instilling good Christian values in you, you would have thought twice before you fucked a man-baby frat boy. Oh wait, condoms are against what you believe, right?? Hmm…. unwed teen mother, plastic surgery, a good-for-nothing politically retarded fame-whore mother who decided to have her own reality tv show… Yeah, you sure know how to be a role model. Maybe, before you start judging good people, you should look at your own mistakes and show a little kindness and compassion. If you truly love Jesus, then perhaps you should stop with the fanatical rants that make no sense to any educated being.
    This is why (my country) of America is a joke to other nations.
    Because of people like you.
    You are nothing but a low down, pathetic, judgmental, sad, loser of a human being. I am ashamed to be in the same species as you.

  • Dan

    “(I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)”

    This is Bull. Hillary got plenty of questions of how much Bill was going to be involved in her Administration, should she be elected. Implying that she didn’t have the capacity to do it herself. This is in no way a liberal/ conservative issue.

    Its a shame your kid is so young, because children sometimes see the world through different eyes. They see a world not bound by politics and personal baggage. Adults can learn a lot more from, and about their children by listening to them every once in a while, and by treating their children with the respect and dignity they would (and should) treat adults with.

    By the way, we could learn a lot from Dora about how to be a leader. Not only is she bi-lingual (a great trait in this world of international business), she also asks questions when she doesn’t know how to do something, becomes informed, and makes smart decisions how to accomplish her goals.

    “Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”
    Oh yeah? How’s Levi as a dad? I’m sure he has a great influence on your son.

  • Jinky

    She’s just looking for “clicks” on her blog…PALIN = GRIFTER

    I am sure that mamma G had N write this for her as usual as another trial balloon to see what kind of response she would get from the non C4Pers who are now begging for the gang to support little Bristol.

  • Michael Jibbs

    Ugly inside and out. It’s wonderful to see how well a child from a “Mother/Father home” can turn out. Bigoted, ignorant and devoid of human compassion. Bravo Palins!

  • Linda White

    Ms Palin, please dont talk about what you think is right, remember you didn’t want any one judging you for having a child out of wed lock. While I dont agree to same sex marriage, I feel the same about having children and not being married . The very Bible say judge not that you won’t be judged. You have to remember everyone has something to deal with in life. Just try being black .n America

  • Hypocrite

    You’re a freakin’ hypocrite, aren’t you? Isn’t it also against your religious beliefs to have a child out of wedlock? Perhaps you should have focused more time on keeping your legs shut than decrying the evils of gay marriage– which, by the way, should be allowed in every state and has nothing to do with your crappy religion. Marriage is a union initiated by the state; keep your freakin’ God and all that nonsense out of the process. It’s people like you that disgust the crap out of me. I’d rather have two women or two men raising a child in a stable, healthy, happy home than have a million airheads like you with no fathers who are unable and unwilling to care for those they have brought into the world. I guess your child is screwed– by your own logic– since you don’t have this mother/father dynamic, huh? And I guess that automatically means that an unemployed, unmarried, and self-absorbed little brat like you is infinitely more better than having two parents who can afford their children and have jobs and are intelligent enough to be able to parent.

    And by the way, talking about the President’s daughters is a low blow. No one wants you or your mother to be in charge of anything, let alone a county position. I’d take Sasha and Maliah over you any day. How about you and your mother learn that if you don’t want to be talked about negatively, you’ll shut up about other people. Feel how you want about the President; at least his daughters have better heads on their shoulders– and better morals– than you obviously did. You’re trash.

  • 2sents

    The President didn’t have children out of wedlock. What say you, Bristol?

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2012/05/hail-to-the-chiefs-malia-and-sasha-obama/ Victor Sanchez

    Ignorance is bliss
    Words even can’t describe how horrible you are for ranting on children
    Next time you want to give a lesson on traditional, how traditional we’re you when you got knocked up?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2012/05/hail-to-the-chiefs-malia-and-sasha-obama/ Victor Sanchez

      *were

  • Laughable

    This is the most convoluted, incoherent, rambling excuse of an argument I have ever heard. President Obama cited many reasons as to why he has decided to change his policy on same-sex marriage, one of which was conversations with his family. He mentioned interactions with active members of the military and members of his own staff as equally influencing his change in opinion. In no way is it acceptable to attack our President for having intellectual discussions with his family and allowing them to have influence on his beliefs. If anything, it is an example of his open mindedness and ability to connect with a younger generation of American citizens. It is his job, after all, to represent the views off all Americans, not just the older ones.

    You mention fathers “shaping their kids’ worldview.” Are childrens’ views not shaped by being allowed to have their own free thoughts? Imagine if all children were forced to hold the same beliefs as their parents. Social change would be virtually non existent. Abraham Lincoln would never have issued the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement would be an era of fiction. In no way is it a father’s responsibility to instill in his children “the right ways of thinking,” but rather he should encourage them to have their own beliefs and opinions. It is asinine to assume that parents always hold the “right” beliefs and they must be forced on their children.

    You also mention the President not being an “actual leader.” President Barack Obama is the first president in the history of the United States of America to have issued a public opinion on same-sex marriage. This is leadership. President Obama took a firm stance on a highly controversial issue in the wake of an upcoming election. This is leadership. President Obama defended the rights of Americans to marry and commit to whomever they love, regardless of social or religious stereotypes. This is leadership.

    Lastly, you mention this announcement as “affecting this entire nation.” In this interview, President Obama specifically states he still believes the issue of marriage equality should be determined by each state individually. This announcement will not change any national policy. The federal government has no plan to act on same-sex marriage because they understand it is not in their constitutionally granted powers.

    This post is false, offensive, and generally ridiculous. I respect your right to post it, but I am appalled by its content. I would have expected more from a woman who has been under the microscope about her own personal relationships.

  • Coll M

    This is sickening. You are actually the most ignorant person I’ve ever encountered. Maybe people could go at your mom for keeping you in her house after you watched one too many episodes of 16 & pregnant…? Keep your ignorant thoughts up in Alaska. It’s the 21st century.

  • Hal

    I hate your guts, Bristol. But after seeing that pic of you in those cowboys boots, I still want to sleep with you.

    • Jinky

      Stock up on the wine coolers bro…

  • Ash

    All I can do is shake my head at your hypocritical idiocracy. Really? If Obama should have stopped Malia and Sasha from watching Glee, your mother probably should have stopped you from watching too much “16 and Pregnant”.

  • Levi’s Johnson

    It’s really refreshing to see someone so untouched by the influence of 21st century life. It’s quite an accomplishment in this day and age to maintain a worldview that doesn’t extend beyond the end of your nose. And for those who call you “an uneducated, self-righteous, pig-eyed homophobe that doesn’t have the sense that God gave a common housefly”, I say piffle!

  • Kyle

    Asking Bristol Palin to give ANY kind of remark on the subject of marriage or even relationships makes about as much sense as asking a monkey about space flight.

    • J Stratford

      except that monkeys have been to space and lived… they probably know more about space than Palin, any Palin, knows about marriage.

  • Chelsea

    Just the fact that you end your piece with “Ideally fathers help shape kids worldview,” makes me balk at your opinion. YOU’RE A SINGLE MOTHER, WHAT, you have no faith in yourself?? Are you just regurgitating something you heard? I think its awesome Obama found a different perspective through the eyes of his children empathy and looking at things with an open mind is what will move the country and the world forward, otherwise we’re all stuck in the dark stone ages with people like you.

  • Chelsea

    Martin Luther King once said, “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.” This experience with his daughter helped shape King’s desire to change this country. What’s really the difference between King and Obama’s statements? Children see us for what we really are: human, equals. Why is it that such a bad thing?

  • ha!

    Is this serious, or a joke? You had a kid as a teenager and didn’t marry the father, but you’re giving advice as though you’re an authority on “traditional” families? This has to be a joke, right? You would never be that openly hypocritical… right? I think this a joke. Good one Bristol, you almost had us!

    Now go find a father, or heck another mother should you be into that, for that kid of yours.

  • Anita

    Ms. Plain,

    There are a myriad of things I disagree with here, but the most glaring is your assertion that it is a bad idea to “change” the definition of marriage. However, we also used to define marriage for centuries as a union between a Caucasian man and woman. We changed that definition to allow all races to pursue happiness. I think this has turned out extremely well, and has not negatively effected any families. Why is it so wrong to revise how we think about marriage when we have done it before?

    Best,
    Anita (17 years old)

    • Anita

      *Ms. Palin*- correction

  • Andrew

    You’re right, “dads need to be dads.”
    By the way Bristol, how are things going with you, your baby, and Levi?? I’m sure the three of you are REALLY leading by example the “benefits of a mother/father home.”

    Also, the President didn’t make a “massive change” in policy, he just voiced his support for equality. Which, last time I checked, is a rather Constitutional concept.

  • Danielle Hammann

    well said Zoocritter! When I saw the article about what she said in her blog, unfortunately it really did not surprise me-the Palin’s have made a career of sticking their foot (you know where). How can she judge other people for their lifestyle when she is now a single mother seeing a man that is not her son’s father. Hey Bristol, even though you have a right to your unintelligent opinions, does not give you the right to insult the intelligence of two innocent young girls who just want equality in the world. Isn’t that what we should all be striving for?

  • tamara

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ”

    So, Bristol, where’s the father in your child’s life? Just saying.

  • Sarah

    Bristol, you are an un-wed teen mom. You are in no state to preach about the values of traditional families.

  • MoZeu

    Umm . . . with respect to this: “made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation ”

    POTUS’ personal views on gay marriage are just that: his personal views. While they are of great interest to the public, they represent no policy position or change thereof whatsoever. There are no significant policies within the Executive Branch’s control that ride on his feelings about gay marriage. It is in the hands of the states and the courts, which the POTUS does not control. Justice already refused to enforce DOMA ages ago, on the ground that it is unconstitutional, and having nothing to do with POTUS’ opinion, public or private.

    You don’t really seem to understand how our system of government works. It is entirely appropriate for the POTUS to cite personal influences – such as faith, friends or family – when he is talking – as he is here – about personal feelings as opposed to policy positions.

  • morgan

    Hey Bristol-

    Here’s a thought, Obama isn’t changing his policy- he has always been supportive of the LGBT community. He even made an “It Gets Better” video. It’s not like he had a conversation with his daughters and was suddenly “converted”. The conversation showed him the simple perspective of a child (why shouldn’t people who love each other be able to be together?). Which apparently is way over your head. Obama has probably been debating how to publicly take a stand on the issue with the upcoming election and simply realized he has to do the right thing- even if it will fire up some right-wing wack jobs.
    Next time you should just make a blog post about what you’re really getting at and just spout off some of your hatred and prejudice towards gay people. You’re such a good Christian role model.

    Sincerely,
    A Free Thinker

  • Claire R

    First of all I would love to see the studies that show that “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Secondly, where did you get the idea that President Obama stated his support for same sex marriage after colsulting with his daughters? If you could read, you would see he was simply making the point that younger generations simply aren’t as phased by gay marriage, a perspective that promotes progression.

    Quit taking things out of context to make statements that aren’t even true.

  • Dane

    Bristol must be trolling all of us. The jokes on everyone. There is no way someone can possibly be this much of a hypocrite. Stupidity at a level I can’t comprehend.

    • Dusti

      Sadly, the old adage about the apple not falling far from the tree seems to just be ringing truer than usual with this one. It has all of the best qualities of mama bear: hypocrisy, lack of education on the subject, no sources to back up her so-called facts, ideas that are as outdated as home-made shoes, and of course, that ever-present feeling that just because she says it’s so, it must be so.

  • http://C4P&P4A indemind

    Boy I just love the way all these LEFTY get there panties in a Twist…. All they have is Hath and Lies…

    Bristol, These people don’t Hate you because of the Lies, the Lies exist to justify the Hate….

    Bristol, Keep Up The Good Work …. “We’re here, we’re clear, get used to it” Game On …

    God Bless

    • Jinky

      The C4P horn has been sounded…..come on nistas, admit that little B has jumped the shark here…

    • Hal

      Wow, that’s really deep.

  • Tom Hooper

    I hope you’re reading these comments to see how truly despised you are. The only person more worthless than your mother is you, unfit mother. I weep for your baby.

  • Bill589

    Bristol, don’t let these lying trolls get you down. They’re clueless.
    We know the definition of marriage. The state can give homosexuals special rights to this and that, but not to change the definition of one of our most important religious words.

    ‘There is no society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.’ – Thatcher

    Big government people have always wanted families weaker. That is historical. We patriots want them stronger, as they are what made our nation strong in the first place.

    • Jinky

      Another C4Per…sound the horn again for help for little B the Pistol…just like mamma gristle…the comments are 10 to 1 against you on this guys….need more help from the reserves….sound the horn again!!!

    • Ruff

      and the definition of marriage is: KIM KARDASHIAN + ELIZABETH TAYLOR + JENNIFER LOPEZ + THE COUNTLESS OF MALES THAT CHEAT & BEAT THEIR WIVES + THE POLYGAMOUS OLDER MEN ABUSING TEENAGE GIRLS!!!! yay thank you for explaining that one to everyone. Now I can sleep at peace.

    • Will

      How is wanting what you take for granted a special right? As for lies, the anti-marriage equality bigots have built their entire argument on them. Marriage as a social construct existed well before the Hebrew bible was written and predates reliable recorded history. No religion has any legitimate claim on “marriage.” If you want to throw around the term “clueless” to describe those with whom you disagree, I’d recommend having a clue yourself.

  • Devin

    I was going to come on here and state how absolutely ignorant you are, but it seems that many others have already done so. I will say this though, why cant your family just stay out of the spotlight? Is your desire for attention so strong that you will blatantly play the fool, simply setting yourself up for a wave of negative flame comments. You and your mother have a very very small following. I’m proud that our nation puts your views in the minority. Your backwards ideals will never be in a position of power. You and your mother have absolutely no impact on society, with the exception to heated non-nonsensical debate.

    • Jean

      You are the ignorant one.

  • laura

    You really think at the age of twenty ,an unwed mother of a baby with a loser, and has not had a college education,has grifted around under her mothers failed vp run(watch Game Change),is giving advice to the President of the U.S-Apparently you were not raised the right way-stop picking on children-you are supposed to be an adult now-act like it-and take you and your mothers hate elsewhere………maybe to a history class…..

    • Ruff

      thumbs way up… could not have said better myself.

  • Charity

    Wow, really Bristol? You were an unwed teenage mother & you have the audacity to say that? Homosexuality has been documented & accepted since Ancient Greece. You have no room to talk, you are hypocritical in every respect. I hope Tripps father doesnt hold down the law & I don’t know make it to where you can’t see him since you know…he’s the dad & he should lay the law down. Obama is a good dad to sit & listen to his children’s opinions & learn from them. That’s a GREAT father. You have no right to judge anyone’s parental skills nor do you have any room to talk about morals. You’re a hypocrite, seriously. It’s disturbing, it really is, how closed minded you are considering your situation. Were you two even REALLY in love when you had your son or was it just a fling? Cause to judge someone else’s love aswell? I’m starting to think you’re a bad person overall.

  • Jon

    Opposition to gay rights is just baffling to me. How is it not readily apparent that you’re on the wrong side of this issue? I support the rights of individual churches to not perform marriages for same-sex couples and there’s never been a danger of that right being revoked. But honestly, take a step back – look at history. Your grandchildren are going to shake their heads at your beliefs in the same way we do at those citizens who still frown on interracial couples.

  • Cass

    Ugghhh… Firstly, it’s a legitimate question to ask religious women if they submit to their husbands, because the church literally says that wives should submit to their husbands. Secondly, you’re twisting Obama’s allusion to his daughters. He’s commenting about modern society: now children are growing up seeing for themselves that gay people are normal people and not sexually-obsessed weirdo monsters. In fact, you yourself are really twisted and I feel sorry for you. I would run very far away from politics if I were you. You should mind your own business and tend to your own problems, and maybe read a few books while you’re at it. Maybe gossip about your neighbors; that’s what your narrow, trash-fed mind is more suited for.

  • otlset

    This is great! All the self-righteous vitriol from the masses of lefty drones here is toughening Bristol up, strengthening her resolve and spirit like fire tempers steel. She knows this. Good work liberal hate-filled drones for the fire of opposition that actually strengthens her over time.

    In other words, all your mean-spirited vileness has no ultimate negative effect and actually makes her stronger! Talk about irony!

    • Laughable

      Ah yes, because this blog post isn’t mean spirited.

    • Laughable

      Or self-righteous, at that.

    • k

      No, it’s not great. It’s just sad. Sad that an adult who is a single mother and therefore part of a non-traditional family can begrudge other people the right to form their own families. I used to think that, at the end of the day, whether homosexual couples can call themselves married will, in no way, have any effect on heterosexual people, but I think that it will, but in a way we can’t really fathom yet: if gay people can be married and raise their families in a more accepting environment, people like Bristol and her son might be able to exist and thrive in a more judgement-free environment. Divorce is abound, and kids grow up without moms, without dads, with their grandparents/aunts/uncles — you name it. Forget marriage — FAMILY has a different meaning these days, and the sooner we can accept everybody, the sooner we’ll all be better off for it.

  • bryan

    Very well said. I’m embarrassed by this presidents inability to lead the country and doubly so that he gets counsel from his teenage daughters. Don’t let these liberal ignoramuses get to you. They are full of hatred and should be prayed for. Keep up the great work. :)

    Regards,
    Bryan

  • DavidDancer

    SIut.

  • Lauren

    You are truly one of the most deeply terrifying individuals this country has ever had the misfortune of being introduced to.

    • 56Survivor

      Wrong Lauren, that would be Obama.

  • Derek

    Didn’t your mother “consult the kids” before she decided to accept the VP nomination? So that means your Mom is equally irresponsible, according to your logic.

  • Jonathan Chaney

    Wow, what an insipid argument. You are indeed your mother’s daughter.

  • Z

    “People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval.”

    No Bristol, they assume that once a Christian female says that that’s exactly what she did in pursuing her legal and political career: “Why should I go and do something like that? But the Lord says, ‘Be submissive wives; you are to be submissive to your husbands.” -Rep. Michele Bachmann, recalling in a 2006 speech at a Megachurch in Minneapolis that pursuing tax law wasn’t her choice, but she did so at the urging of her husband because she was certain God was speaking through him (http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/republicans/a/michele-bachmann-quotes.htm)

  • Jennifer

    To pick out Malia and Sasha as his go ahead on theories is a) not crazy because you should know your children are your life and they do help shape your decisions and open your eyes and mind to new things and b) is incorrect anyways since he listed several reasons why he’s “evolved” even though I personally think he always felt this way but was not brave enough to go public with it (sad).
    The argument about Glee doesn’t stand either since the argument was previously made a decade ago regarding Will and Grace. Your late. Also, think, Glee is on and is popular because this is our culture now. It is acceptable by most of America. The America that doesn’t accept it are usually uncomfortable with change, uninformed, or bigots. Which are you?
    Before you start making judgements regarding how fathers should shape children’s lives and how it should turn out, maybe you should think quietly to yourself how others could incorrectly view your life situation. Many would view your life and upbringing unbecoming, and I’m sure you would vehemently argue that. And rightfully so. No one knows the joy/sadness/craziness that you’ve truly experienced in your life to make you proud to be who you are. Why would you do that to another person/family?
    I don’t believe in God, although I know you do. I am not an expert, but I was brought up Christian, attended church for many years due to my family, when I was trying to find my way on my own to make sense of the world, when I was lost, confused and then I went to college and majored in Religious Studies. I was in a position that I wanted to learn more and took pride in looking deeper into many religions, including what I was brought up in and around. I know that you either have read the Bible, or know key parts of it. So this is for you Bristol: Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
    I will always consider what my husband, my children, my family and friends have to say and believe. To close them out of my mind and keep to my own thoughts or my upbringing would be a sad thing. I love what I stand for and believe in, but I’m not so high and mighty to think that I myself can’t evolve after learning things that I didn’t know about before. I respect my past, although different from now, and that’s how it should be in my future. I can only wish that will continue until my last days. You should hope for the same.

  • Nicole

    Really? Someone actually gives this girl a platform to speak? Go to college, grow up, and learn some critical thinking skills.

    • Dusti

      Oh, but donchaknow, them there learning universities are full of that there liberal agenda. She ain’t gon’ be tainted by no fancy liberal learnin!

  • Mike Lewis

    Hmmm?

    Let me see…uneducated, unwed mother knocked up by an uneducated, unskilled loser of a boyfriend lecturing the President of the United States on how to properly be a father?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Misti

    Thank goodness for freedom of speech. I believe that religion and state are seperate. President Obama, I believe was speaking about civil rights and is in agreement that same sex relationships deserve the same rights as married couples. They should be able to have their loved one be there at their bedside at hospitals, to be able to share insurance benefits and so on. God is the one who judges not us. Being hateful and ridiculing the President and degrading other peoples choices and rights is not the direction the United States should be going. In case you didn’t know Dora the Explorer is a cartoon character not a real person. I’m sure a nice young lady, I was also a single mother at 19. Being ignorant to the needs of others is wrong. Throughout history mistakes have been made because of closed minds and prejudice, it’s time for unity and understanding. Remember you are raising another human being who will read about the way you have been treated in the media and wonder why you have such a low tolerance for choices made by others that don’t pertain to you. You reap what you sow. Be blessed ))

  • Jennifer Graham

    Shame on you, Bristol Palin. Gays aren’t asking for special rights, they’re just asking for RIGHTS, period. You’re turning out just as mean-spirited as your mother.

  • Chris

    Bristol, you will be written into history as an evil, hypocritical, ignorant woman.

  • Marilyn Arney

    Dear Ms. Palin,
    As a citizen of this country you are welcome to your opinion on things. It is one of those rights we take for granted but we shouldn’t because, as we are seeing today, there are many people (yourself included) who believe that they should have the right to tell everyone else what to think. Many of these righteous bigots claim to be Christians but do not have the same open, loving and forgiving heart that Jesus had so I often wonder how you claim to be one of his followers. But I digress. Apparently you think the media asking Bachmann or your mother about being submissive to their husbands warrants the same kind of questioning of the President as to whether or not he is submissive to his children. I don’t know about your mom but Bachmann has publically said that her career choices have been made by her husband. She didn’t say that she discussed her desires and got her husbands backing. She said that he told her what to do and she did it even though it wasn’t what really appealed to her because the bible says a wife must be submissive to her husband. I don’t want anyone holding the highest office in this country who can be bullied into doing something they didn’t want to do because they haven’t given up their free will. As for the President, he didn’t say he has come to this decision because his wife or daughters told him that he needed to change his mind. He said he came to this conclusion because through his daughters he has come to see that families are defined in different ways and he realized that all families should be equal. You yourself have a family that is not made up of a mommy, daddy and baby. Should you be treated as a second class citizen? Should your child be treated as a second class citizen? Your child will soon have a half-sibling. How have you explained to your child that he is not part of a nuclear family? From all I can see President Obama and Mrs. Obama are doing a fine job of raising well-adjusted, bright young ladies who are not filled with hate and bigotry. I for one would like to have more young women like them in this country than like you. I don’t want anything bad to befall you but I would like you to get an education and find out what this country was really built on and to stop offering “advice” to people who don’t need to follow your form of christianity and bigotry.

  • Timbo

    Didn’t your mother say that she consulted with her kids (including you) when deciding whether or not it was a good idea to run for VP of the United States?

    So, it is okay for parents to consult children on whether they should be a heart attack away from having the most important job on Earth; but it isn’t okay to ask them their feelings on whether two people can get married (which has no effect on your non-marriage or you in any way)?

    Odd . . .

  • Cindy

    Funny how a unwed,uneducated, unemployed Republican would be the one throwing hypocritical homophobic stones! So where is your husband Ms Palin? Where is the father that is so needed to shape your son’s life? People who live in glass houses really shouldn’t thrown stones. So please live the life so you preach before attacking someone else.

  • cwxj415

    Sorry, Bristol, but you miss the point. The POINT of the comparison is contained in the meaning of the word “submit”.

    NOBODY – and I reapeat, NOBODY – criticizes a woman for, as you put it, “listen[ing] too much” to her husband. NOBODY. The questioning to which you refer is about the Christian command for a wife to “submit” to her husband. The idea behind the question is this: Can a woman who has vowed to “submit” to her husband still make decisions in her own right as President? I think it’s a reasonable question. In comparison, all Obama appears to have done is allow his own understanding of a situation to be informed by the people he loves. If you cannot see the significant difference between these two concepts, you really have no business writing op-eds.

  • Grizz

    Isn’t she an unwed mother? or a single-mom or something?
    OMG, Bristol is hilariously funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ….today.

  • J Stratford

    Oh well then, maybe Ms. Unwed Mother Palin wants to suffer the full brunt of Leviticus? Does she prefer stoning or just plain old death penalty for engaging in premarital sex?

  • Katy

    Bristol. You are an idiot. Please, for the love of all things holy, just stop talking.

    • Jean

      You are an idiot. See how easy that was.

  • jessica

    I love how everyone is talking about giving “homosexuals” rights and whatnot.
    This entire article just shows how vapid you are. You’re a TEENAGE MOTHER. Before you judge ANYONE you need to take a step back and look at yourself. You’re truly following in your mothers footsteps of saying whatever you please, and it’s disgusting.
    Please stop wasting your time, you honestly just sound so, so uninformed and stupid. Stay in Alaska, and quit talking about things you have absolutely no idea about. We’d be much better off without your input.

  • D

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.”
    Who is “we”?
    So, your kid’s father is where…?

    • Dusti

      I’m curious about this as well. I’m wondering where her sources are coming from that denounce the idea of a single mother/father or a gay set of parents as opposed to the “traditional” (which is a laughable word in itself as there was no “tradition” to marriage until the Dark Ages, as well as there hadn’t been a “traditional” idea of family up until colonial days…) upbringing.

      This girl is laughable under-educated and needs to get her own skeletons polished up nicely before knocking someone else. I’ve got a little girl with my partner who has been said to be “wise beyond her years” as well as light-hearted, sweet, funny, and an all around charming little thing by her teachers. I’d rather see a child raised in any family dynamic who ends up happy and educated and polite and most of all loving because their parent(s) raised them in such an environment than a “traditional” family dynamic that grows nothing more than intolerance, hatred, bigotry, or violence.

  • 2sents

    Shame on Bristol Palin for attacking two little girls. She and the rest of the Palin Klan would go BALLISTIC if someone went after her child. She’s opening a can of worms that she may soon regret.

    • Jack

      Bristol is not attacking Malia and Sasha; she is only saying that Obama is using his children to excuse his flip flop on gay marriage.

      • Janet Meehan

        So Obama was supposed to teach his kids hate and discrimination instead of listening to them? No wonder unwed mother palin is so screwed up. We now know how she was raised.

  • JB

    Bristol,
    I enjoyed your post.
    My home state, North Carolina, just passed the Marriage Amendment. I am so thankful
    that the majority of voters in NC took a stand for traditional marriage.
    Don’t let the negative responses dissuade you from getting your message out. There are many Americans who stand with you and your family in boldly defending our conservative family values.
    God Bless.

    • PoppySock

      How is foisting your religious beliefs onto others not like the Sharia Law you fundies profess to be so terrified of? Why do you get such sanctimonious satisfaction out of causing others heartache? Do you really believe Jesus Christ approves? My Jesus is accepting, loving, and welcoming. But he doesn’t suffer bullies well. Take heed.

      • sodakhic

        It seems ike most of the foul mouthed bullies are flaming libs.

    • Jared

      I think you meant to say “many ignorant Americans”

  • Aaron

    I understand that the author aims to comment as much on the decision making process as on the decision itself. There’s not a real argument here, though. The president told a story about his daughters’ perspective holding a mirror to his own, and the author describes that as “consulting.” I’m sorry, but this logic does not follow.

    The author unfortunately finds herself on the wrong side of history when it comes to the issue here. We are talking about human rights. If we are able to see each other as human beings first, not as Southern Baptists first or Pennsylvanians first or construction workers first, we know that we’re all just trying to live and be happy. People have dignity, deserve respect, and human rights will always prevail.

  • Bonnie Spears

    Miss Palin, you said, “that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. ” Did you know that there was a time in this country when people of different ethnic back grounds were not allowed to marry? Did you also know that during the formative years of this country there were sects or religions in which members could legally have more than one spouse? Miss Palin, do you know the reasons that laws were enacted to change those realities?
    Miss Palin, do you realize that for thousands of years and even today in many countries women are stoned for having a child out of wedlock?
    Miss Palin, leave the children out of it! How is you son doing any way!

    • Tim Randall

      Hey Bristol, what way were you “thinking about marriage” when you decided not to have one despite having sex and birthing babies? That used to be as controversial as gay marriage is now.

  • James

    I disagree with you. I actually found the President’s story quite compelling, and I support his change in position. That being said, I think some of the other commenters have been quite rude and hurtful. I think the point they were trying to make, if I can put it more politely, is that parenting is complicated and tough, and while you may see this as a sign of weakness in the President, others (rightly or wrongly) see it as a sign of strength. Similarly, some may criticize your own family, while others (rightly or wrongly) have been inspired by your story.

  • Jean

    Bristol, Come on! You know the CIC gets all his advice from Malia and Sasha. How many times has he used his two daughters in the last couple of months? The CIC is a piece of work.

    • Beth Thomas Cohen

      Oh dear is there anyone with any intelligence commenting on this post? If you are going to take that position…at least sound like you know what you are talking about.

  • joe

    You could be one of the most ignorant people on Earth. You legitimately have no idea what you are saying and should just shut up rather than try to live vicariously through the biggest joke of a vice presidential candidate in the history of the United States.

  • Lydia

    Bristol, its like you took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you for your boldness! Don’t pay any attention to the hateful comments and stand firm in what you believe in. And remember, if you have a major decision to make…always consult you children ;)

  • Cindy

    Is there anything more hilarious than an unwed, single mother chastising someone else for their lack of support for traditional marriage?

  • Bo

    I understand your frustration here, cupcake. You are just feeling terribly ignored because no one inside or outside your family has ever really asked you for your opinion on anything. [I suppose that this blog-like fiasco of yours is a direct result of that fact and reflects your own personal need for mental masturbation]
    Well, don’t be taking your frustration out on President Obama or his wife or children just because you were raised in a dysfunctional household. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles, sweetpea.
    And you really didn’t have to let us in on the secret that you are full-out in favor of “traditional” marriage and opposed to the rights of others to marry whomever they love. After all, we all know that you married the guy who knocked you up . . . oh, er, that’s right . . . you didn’t!
    Once again, however, it is so wonderfully and pathetically amusing to read your bloggy little opiniony thing here. You prove once again that you and your family are truly the Kardashians of the Trailer Trash Crowd. It must really suck to be you, pant-load.

    • 56Survivor

      You are a misogynist pig or piglet, whatever the case may be. At any rate, Obama has hidden behind Michelle’s and his little girl’s skirts several times. It is fine that Bristol is pointing this out. It’s not like it is any big secret. It is what it is.

  • Andy who reads research

    That’s a really good point that “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”. Except that kids don’t do any better growing up in a mother/father home. But besides being false it’s a really good point!

  • abby

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion on what marriage should and shouldn’t be, so this is not about your stance on or definition of marriage. The point of this article, however, is not factual or even remotely important. In my eyes, it is driven by a fear of the world coming to an end when two men or two women marry each other – which we all know is how the apocalypse is supposed to start. President Obama fully supported same sex marriages when he ran in Illinois. I believe the election and the environment of the two houses of Congress caused him to lean further right than he ever has in his career. After his remarks on religion and his other efforts for the LGBT community, it seemed only a matter of time for him to finally come out as a supporter of gay marriage. The point he was making in talking with his daughters was that this issue has evolved over generations. Gay marriage is not foreign to young people anymore. I have no idea why you believe that the President of the United States would make such a groundbreaking announcement – something that has NEVER been backed by a President – because his daughters said so. He was merely pointing towards the generational gap and what the future of America will most likely be. I hate to break this to you, but the future of America will be one where gay people can marry each other. And guess what, there’s great news! If you’re someone who believes two people of the same sex shouldn’t marry each other… then don’t marry someone of the same sex! Anyway, your ignorance astounds me. WAY TO GO OBAMA.

  • Becky

    This, coming from a “good Christian” who got pregnant outside of wedlock. I am glad he considers his children when deciding his position on policy that would affect the future of our country…considering children ARE the future of our country.

  • Rob

    A thousand or so years ago Bristol Palin would have been put to death for being a slut and having a child out of wedlock. Lets bring back that time honored tradition. This is laughable, what a hypocrite..

  • Beth Thomas Cohen

    Good lord woman you are SO dumb. But hey, you are a product of your parents.

  • Megan Hawkinson

    Are you insane or just as stupid as your mother? Who are you to dictate a basic human right such as marraige? This is no different than the civil rights movement in our past history with african americans. Please spare us all from your uneducated, insensitive, immature, ramblings of a single mother talking about how much a father means in childs life. I was raised without one and am now a successful management supervisor in an academic University hospital. Go to hell, Bristol Palin.

  • Senior Citizen

    Bristol-

    You seem to lack perspective on how ironic your advice is and how simple and right full civil rights for all Americans is.

    You may be listening to your mother and other members of the GOP Right trying to frame this in moralistic language but what’s happening is that American citizens are being targeted in a campaign to limit their civil rights and use them as scapegoats to inflame the divisive climate in this nation. Perhaps you will be able to reflect on what they have to say and make up your own mind. Perhaps you genuinely are willing to exercise a sort of bigotry. But you could also stop and think about what effect this could have on your son.

    One day you could discover that he is gay. Face it, about 1 person in 10 is gay. So if you have 4 grandparents, 2 parents and 4 sibs who are not gay and you, yourself, are not gay, your family is hitting the statistical boundary where someone becomes likely to be gay. I bet you are saying, “oh no, no child of mine would ever be gay” but chances are your mother once thought, “surely no child of mine will ever be a party girl who ditches school to become an unwed mother in full view of the entire American public.” Better start thinking about how you will explain what rights you helped vote away now. It will be hard to justify later.

  • Bailey

    I’m not usually a violent person, but I want to punch Bristol Palin in the face. And even though she isn’t worth the time to type this status, I need to rant.
    As for kids needing both a mother and father in order to “do better,” I guess that means that since I was raised by two women that I’m screwed up? Despite the fact that those two women are my straight Mother and straight Grandmother? Listen, Bristol. I don’t think I could be doing any better- I’m a full time student, heavily involved in and concerned with the world around me, and I have an IQ score over 10 (something you clearly have never possessed)- and I don’t have a problem with watching an episode of Glee. In addition, I may have been raised by two women, but those two women taught me something your heterosexual parents obviously never taught you- how to be the best, most respectful, and kindest human possible. (They also taught me a little something about contraceptives, some information you apparently could have found useful.) But above all else, they taught me to not waste my time with pitiful, disrespectful, hypocritical, spoiled brats like you. Put that in your homophobic juice box and suck it.

    • 56Survivor

      You are definitely screwed up as is evidenced by this embarrassing post. Too bad there isn’t a delete button for you to use.

  • Mark

    Ms. Palin,
    I applaud your blog. I can’t say I agree with your message. I’m not a big fan of your mom, but she’s your mom and I expect you to defend her as any daughter would. I don’t agree with your mom’s beliefs about much of anything and as you seem to walk in lockstep with your mom on said beliefs, I don’t agree with your positions either.

    But these facts so noted, I applaud you for operating a blog and for writing a post on this issue. You could have hired someone else to do it. You could have prohibited any critical comments, including this one, of your position, of you, or of your mom. You could only post the comments of those who agree with you and/or support your mom and her political positions.

    Instead, you operate an open blog with a free exchange of ideas and commentary. You allow people who disagree with you to state those disagreements, and I sincerely hope that said statements come without personal attacks, mindless vitriol, foul language, etc. You have undertaken an exercise in free speech and, equally important, you have allowed others to reply in opposition to your views. As such, you have started down the long road that extends well beyond sophistry and mindless punditry and, instead, expands into the vital areas of sharing your views and allowing others to share their views with you. In such a setting, people can learn from each other or simply agree to disagree and to do so in a respectful manner.

    Again, I don’t agree with your position on this matter and I’m not a fan of your mom’s, but I find it impressive that you’ve chosen to operate a blog in such a way.

  • 56Survivor

    Bristol, thank you for writing this piece. As I am sure you know, there are 30 states who have already passed laws defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. In fact, the handful of states who do allow “gay marriage” never had a vote. It was done through legislation and lefty activists judges. When the American people are allowed to vote on the issue, they say “NO”.

    The haters who are here today are no doubt GLTB and their sympathizers. Hang in there. They will move along to their next big drama as soon as one comes up.

  • Janet Meehan

    Shame on Obama for not stepping up and teaching his kids bigotry and hate for people that are different. Daddy must have told you to spread your legs and get knocked up out of wedlock according to your logic. What a waste of oxygen the Palin family is.

    • sodakhic

      You should be giving the black community that advise. Talk about draining the treasury. Where are those 70% missing fathers? Don’t think Bristol is taking taxpayer money to raise her kid.

      • myj

        White take up 75%+ of welfare and social programs. low class Trash

      • Wow

        what do black people have to do with any of this?

  • Gina

    “We know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Funny that this is your argument when you can’t even back it up in real life?? So somehow the children growing up with 2 loving and stable same sex parents are doing much better than your poor child with his broken home?? Moronic.

  • Senior Citizen

    PS That is one fine and admirable family in that photo! I have absolutely no doubt that the Obama’s will be able to inculcate good values in those girls and that they will also go on to be Ivy League graduates with advanced degrees and tolerant hears who appreciate that this country is strongest when it’s inclusive and tolerant.

    I hope you catch on eventually.

  • Julie

    Thank you for your opinion. It is refreshing to see. I am proud of you for voicing it! Just remember that there will always be haters and people who will have ugly things to say and disguise it as being “knowledgeable” or “educated”. Keep up the good work and keep throwing out these thought provoking topics! God Bless you and your family!

  • Julie Re

    And how is the father of your child, Bristol, shaping your child’s worldview? I believe in marriage equality and I also waited until I was married, bought a home to bring a child into the world. That’s one of the nice things about contraception, you bring wanted children into the world when you are ready to support them.

    You might want to think about that.

  • Down with USA

    Dear Bristol,
    You are a god damn backwater fucking american, and a philistine.
    Your nation is world renowned in the modern civilised world as lagging far behind on a multitude of contemporary progressive ideas, whether it be equality or healthcare. Your country is *not* a democracy, merely a corporatocracy.

    • Hefmier

      Whoa, nice language there……….NOT!!

  • Joseph

    LOL, Dora the Explorer as Attorney General; I love it!!! You rock, Bristol!

  • kayakbear

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” Wait wait…are you not a single mother????

  • Isabella

    What an idiot she is! She dared to say that kids are raised better with a mother and a father when she is raising her kid alone! After having it out of wedlock! She is full of Shit! There are so many kids that have been raised by single mothers and or single fathers, there would be no difference if gay people raised a child together! Its love and attention that defines what is best for a child! Shame on Bristol for even opening her stupid mouth – Your the idiot! Each and everyone of us has a right to be happy and to wed the one we love. Your just hating cuss Gay or Straight your still not married and already have a child! How will you explain that to your kid huh?? Just keep your stupid mouth shut till you have something smart to say without biting your stupid tongue.

  • Christian Goals

    and Bristol must watch too much 16 and pregnant

  • Kevin

    Bristol, if we take the bible literally you should be stoned for being an unwed mother. Judge not lest ye be judged. Stop spewing your bible onto other people…not everyone CHOOSES to believe in your bible, however people don’t CHOOSE to be gay. I don’t think you should be stoned and I think gays should be allowed to marry. You can’t have one and not the other.

    • sheryl

      Bristol How dare U even comment onObamas decision………..teen mom sit doen!

  • Robhhh

    Wow! Your ignorance and intolerance is stunning! What a miserable human you must be. Inspiration and truth can come from surprising places if you leave your mind open you dumb little bitch.

  • Jay MacNamara

    How stupid. At no point did the president say he “consulted” with his daughters; it was by way of explaining how his position evolved after repeated discussions with students across the country (even Republican ones) as well as his family. Typical of a Palin: not sticking to facts but just making it up as she goes along.

  • Harry

    Who are you to teach Parenting or Marriage to others. You gave birth to your child without marriage so don’t give me the BullShit about Marriage. Get your own life in order before preaching others.

  • Jared

    Britsol, instead of talking about political issues, why don’t you get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich? Why change thousands of years of thinking about a woman’s role in society?

  • http://capitolnewsdaily.wordpress.com Tony Espinal

    Bristol,
    I have read this posting about 4 times now and respectfully, you couldn’t be more wrong in your posting. First thing I am going to point out is your stance that liberal women don’t get asked the same questions as Republican women. Hilary Clinton faced a lot of heat about whether or not she or Bill would be leading the White House if she was elected. Second, people who say that marriage has been clearly defined for thousands of years are obviously misinformed or uneducated about the history of marriage.

    I am not here to attack to your religious beliefs or to insult you as, unfortunately, some of the people commenting on your post have. But I do challenge you and any of your readers to read my posting that I am going to write tonight. I am challenging your stance and would be very interested in your opinion on what I have to say. I assure you there will be no direct attacks on you, your son, your family, or little Tripp. So if you are ready to hear an opposing opinion, you can find my post at http://www.capitolnewsdaily.wordpress.com. All are welcome, but I will not tolerate some of the hateful remarks that I have seen on this posts comment threads.

  • Jimel

    [we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.]
    I’m interested – we “know” this in general? Could you please provide the data, empirical evidence to support this statement?

    • Andria

      I have been teaching for 15 years. This is a simple matter of fact. Except in the cases of abuse, drug use, or mental instability, I have not found one case where a two-parent household is more beneficial to children. Bristol is a young lady who has made poor decisions under the very poor guidance of two adults who should be able to help her make better decisions. It’s very sad. This is what a lack of education and misguided teachings will do to a young person attempting to find their way in the world. I would be so very sad if my children grew up as ignorant as Bristol.

    • Jessica

      “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”

      Studies have actually shown that same sex couples raise children with more stable relationships later on in life. Also, you grew up in a mother/father home and you had a child when you were a teenager out of wedlock. You really are not better than anyone else and you don’t deserve this public platform to speak on.
      You do not have the right to criticize Obama, since you are uneducated in the field of politics and you haven’t graduated from college so you shouldn’t be spreading your uneducated ideas around. Just because Obama has stated that he supports same sex marriage does not mean that he will actually implement policies towards achieving marriage equality. I was particularly disturbed to hear about how much attention you were receiving. It seems that some believe that since you had a child early and you were on Dancing With the Stars that you could be a leading opinion.

      You are not suitable to speak on this matter. Your area of expertise is not knowing how to use birth control so you should stick to what you know instead of the much debated topic of marriage equality.

      I’m not saying this to insult you. I just don’t like the fact that you have a platform to be able to speak and actually worsen the situation for those Americans who cannot help who they love. What you are saying is actually very harmful because you are reinforcing the cultural heteronormativity that is leads to bullying and, tragically, in too many recent instances, suicide.

      Think before you speak. You are entitled to your own opinion but please realize the harm that you are perpetuating before you publish something.

  • Wow

    Bristol, how about you stop being a Christian and using the bible when it’s convenient, and remove the log in your own eye before trying to talk about others? It’s obvious that President Obama’s agenda is 100% anti-Christian, but the motives behind this article seem more political (and seem as if you’re just trying to hold it down for Mom and the Fox News crew) than anything else. You bring up God when highlighting the issues of the Obama administration/President, but just so happen to ignore him in other areas of your life. What type of Christian woman signs on to do a reality show with a WORLDLY, UNGODLY network? Do you honestly think that God is pleased, or will get any glory out of Lifetime (a network that subliminally teaches women to rebel against the order of God) cameras following you and your child around? What reality show do you know of where that has happened? (Same can be said with your “Dancing with the Stars” stint).

    Matthew 7:16 says, “You shall know them by their fruits”. You do not have the fruit of someone who truly has a REAL relationship with God, but rather someone who is religious and knows the do’s and don’ts of Christianity. (i.e. dressing immodestly, only the Lord knows if you’re sleeping with your boyfriend or not, etc) 2 Timothy 3:5 describes you (and many, many others) quite well…”having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”….You really need to read 2 Timothy 3:5 – 7, i’m sure you would see a scary (but accurate) reflection of who you really are.

    It is clear that President Obama isn’t saved, (he never was..what Christian fights tooth and nail for abortion/homosexual marriage like him?), but at least everyone knows he’s against the agenda of God. People like you only bring confusion to the name of Christ with your “sometimey” approach to Christianity. Please check yourself.

    • 56Survivor

      Wow, you are a little judgemental there, aren’t you? Please check yourself.

      • Wow

        No, not at all. You must be one of those who likes to hide behind the “don’t judge me/only God can judge me” foolishness. Christians (don’t know what you consider yourself) aren’t supposed to judge the world, because they don’t know any better. However, we are supposed to call each other out/hold each other accountable in instances like these. In order to do that, you have to cast judgement concerning particular matters. How do I know? “But he who is spiritual JUDGETH all things, but yet is judged by no man” 1 Corinthians 2:15. “OPEN REBUKE is better than secret love” -Proverbs 27:5. Christians are supposed to call each other out when we get out of line. This is what the Lord intended. Read the bible before you try to throw around trite sayings that people use now to make them untouchable/correctable. Geez. (that is, if you consider yourself a Christian)

  • Stephanie Marie

    Did it ever cross your mind that maybe kids do “better” in mother/father homes because thats what is “the norm” and “right” currently in our nation? You’re using data from a correlation which is not the same as a direct cause and effect relationship. This relationship you’re stating is casual. Maybe if same-sex marriage passes, our children can live in a nation where the correlations you are stating reflect much more positively because the masses will be more accepting. This then can lead to better living environments for the children of same -sex parents. Also, I dont believe Obama was literally getting advice from his young daughters as to how to change this country. Thats just a ridiculous statement that shouldn’t even be considered as a reasonable argument. He is not nearly as naive as you make him out to be. Obama seems to have mentioned his daughters in his his argument to describe the vision of equality for this nation that he hopes his daughter can live in when they grow older. I’m suprised this ignorance is coming from you; a girl who could have struggled as a teen mom if it wasnt for the fact that you grew up in a wealthy household. Luckily, you didn’t have it as hard as you could have had; yet, the fact remains, you have still been discriminated against in your life. You clearly were very upset by this. I’ve seen it first hand in interviews that you have given. It wasn’t fair. You are a good person, but this is how life played out for you. Why should you be treated this way? Statistics say kids grow up better when they aren’t raised by teen moms. Would you disagree with this this? It hurts when people say those things. It is almost as if they’re directly accusing you of being a bad mom by using these correlations to define you. Think about all of the homosexual people who feel your pain and are being discriminated against every day. Try to place yourself in their shoes. You know how discrimination hurts, so my question is; why are you promoting it?

  • pcbedamned

    People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse’s stamp of approval. (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)

    I’m sure Hilary Clinton would have loved to have known this……

    Also, too, believe it or not, many parents actually DO listen to their kids and can/will change their point of view or attitudes. As a Conservative (single-and-my-kids-are-just-fine-thank-you) Mother of two teens, I know they have said things and shown attitudes that have made me re-evaluate my positions. See, that is where raising your children as Individuals (and not sock-puppets of ones self) is beneficial. Growth occurs on both sides.

    Then again, what do I know. I’m from Commie Canada where we don’t just spew the words “Liberty”, “Freedom”, and “Individuality” for all – we actually mean it…

  • Anki

    Wow. You really are fuckin stupid.
    I feel sorry for your child. Growing up with a mother as prejudice as you won’t be a bliss.

    • Jean

      You can make a point without your filthy mouth. Obama could careless about gay people. He is using them as a funding raisng tool.

    • 56Survivor

      Anki, it is posts like yours that give liberals a bad name. Think about it if you are capable.

      • Jinky

        C4P sounds the horn again….please help little Bristol the pistol gang….

  • sgriska

    After reading this blog post and two pages of the comments, I find the whole thing — in fact the entire debate writ large — deeply saddening. People on both sides are so hurt, scared, angry, cynical, frustrated that they treat one another as symbols rather than as fellow suffering, ignorant humans who reach out for happiness and try and avoid pain but who are not very good at knowing which is which for their own selves let alone others.

    Bristol, I am a gay woman your mother’s age and I have lived through a lot of discrimination and persecution at the hands of people who believed all the stereotypes and prejudices their fathers taught them were “the right thing,” and at the moment my inability to marry the woman I have loved in a relationship virtually indistinguishable in character from my parents’ marriage for the last fifteen years is hugely hurtful to our quality of life. The company she worked for shut down a year ago and she therefore lost her health insurance and has had to buy it on the private market. As is the case with many middle-aged people, she has several “pre-existing conditions” and serious health problems that need ongoing treatment/management, and so the only policies we can afford are astronomically expensive, have staggeringly high deductibles, and worst of all provide no coverage at all for any pre-existing condition going back five years, so she’s having to go without treatment and she is rapidly becoming disabled as a result. She is already having to cope with severe and constant pain, and I honestly fear she might die for lack of healthcare.

    The worst of it is, if I we were able to marry one another I could easily and affordably add her to my own health insurance plan at work, just as all my straight coworkers are able to do if their spouses suddenly lose their jobs and insurance. But, because she is a woman and not a man, that is not an option.

    I am far, far from alone. In the last thirty years I have personally seen real horror stories endured by loving, committed same-sex couples simply because they were unable to civilly marry one another, and if you venture out to read the glbtq press now and then, I’m sure you’d quickly encounter dozens of of them — people whose houses and property were taken away by the unsupportive “birth families” of their deceased partners, families broken up by immigration since their marriages aren’t recognized by the federal government, people prevented from visiting their loved ones in the hospital, children being taken away from their same-sex parents… I could go on and on. But there is real discrimination going on against gay and lesbian people, and it leads to a lot of pain and anger and unfortunately some of that is being directed at you because of your mother’s stance on this issue that you now have taken up as your own in attacking the first president in my lifetime who has treated me like a REAL American entitled to the same “special rights” as straight people enjoy.

    To those hurling hateful words at this girl, it is easy to see how this girl has come to hold the point of view she has — she was raised in a deeply conservative, fundamentalist family whose views are ideological and treat us as “perversions” and sinners and all the rest. This is unfortunate, and I hope with all I have that people like this can get to know us as people just like them who are struggling to provide for and protect our families just as they do but who happen to walk in very different shoes than theirs, but repaying ignorance with hatred only hardens the hearts of our opponents more and instills in them the sense that they “are the real victims here” which they then use as ammunition against us. If all these people see of us are howling people throwing hateful names in their direction, I don’t see any chance they’ll ever be able to empathize with us as fellow humans. Let’s take the higher road and be the bigger men and women, especially when we’re dealing with young people still very much in the sway of ignorance and callousness. There are issues on which we are all blind to the sufferings of others, and in which we could all stand to open our minds to other points of view. Use all this angry energy to work for change in a constructive way rather than by attacking someone else with the same kind of viciousness as we have been shown over and over again.

    The best way to defeat an enemy is to make them your friend.

    • sodakhic

      My gosh a civilized liberal. Thank you sg.

      • scarl

        There are MANY civilized liberals if you would take the time to listen. Beautifully said, sg. I hope it is heard.

    • Andria

      What a wonderfully written piece. I only wish the young Bristol would actually read it. The truth is that there is a very small chance she will, so instead it is my hope that some of the other hateful people that came here spread ignorance and intolerance, will in fact read this and understand your words. I am not gay, I am not an unwed single mother, and I do practice Catholicism. Those factors combined certainly set me up toward being of the same opinion expressed in Bristol’s writing. Instead, I was not brought up that way and have a deep respect for all variations on the way one choses to live their life. The fact that the Palin family endorses Bristol in her blog only shows that they wish to continue to the cycle of hatred. Mrs. Palin was unable to achieve the White House, and will never even be considered for it (thank God!) so the reaction of the family is to bash the President? Yes, a very appropriate “Christian” response. This sorry excuse for a Christian family, along with many others, now feel that if an opinion is expressed that they disagree with that the appropriate response is with hate and nasty words. I disagree with most of what the Palin family does- I could go on and on about so many decisions they have made that I would never make. Hate only breeds hate. We live in a beautiful country where people are free to make their own choices. Bristol, you need to take care of your own life and your own family. That alone should leave very little time for you to worry about others.

  • Ernst1776

    Bristol, you are a smart, intuitive young woman. What’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander, or so the liberals think. Obama has no real convictions. Everything he does is politically motivated, the gay marriage issue not being the exception. He is a coward, who when forced to take a politcally ‘hot potato’ stand, hides behind his daughters.

    • Lee

      No, a coward is someone who hides behind her biased, hypocritical conservative daughter. Look to the ranks of nearly ANY Republican presidential candidate: hypocrite and COWARDS to the core.

      Typical conservatives.

  • LOL

    Hopefully your son is gay & you will then have to face the real world. You can either love him & want the best for him, and support him in his “gay” marriage. Or you can be as small minded as you are now & possibly disown him. Hopefully with age comes maturity, otherwise you will be a replay of your dear old mother (gasp).

  • God

    YOU are the moral authority? Shouldn’t you be on one of your “don’t be a whore, like me.” speaking tours?

    • cromagnon82

      Now that’s funny!

  • Robert Hardin

    Congratulations on showing us not only that you don’t understand the world but that Obama’s children were raised to be more loving, caring, and compassionate then you were or then what you will raise your fatherless child to be.. ‎#1 Your place being a Christian is not to judge. #2 Obama has always been for same sex marriage but when the religious whacks such as yourself throw a fit, he tried Civil Unions. He finally realized that it still was a civil right violation to deny ANY HUMAN BEING THE SAME RIGHTS/PRIVILEGES as another – in fact, it’s the definition. #3 The president is on his first marriage and has had all of his children within wedlock and YOU are criticizing him on his morals and values?!?! You are just as close-minded, rude, hateful, hypocritical as the rest of the people in your family. I can only hope that you learn a lesson from this mess and the mess that is your “family” but I know from history that it’s fairly hopeless. You really can’t make this crap up! Enjoy the backlash nitwit.

    • TheresaAK

      Really? obama and his wife raised their daughters in the Black Liberation Theology Religion, under the mentoring of Jeremiah Wright, G…damn America, White, Jew, America Hating Rev….who while “counseling a couple for marital problems” hooked up with the man’s wife, took her as a mistress and divorced his wife….

      Black Liberation Theology is rooted in Islam and Marxism….

      Real responsible parents…raising their daughters in Hatred and Bigotry…

      The point of Bristol’s post, was why is a president making decisions based on what his teenage daughters say?

      “daddy, did you plug the whole”?…….

      You claim obama has always been for gay marriage but religious whacks threw a fit..hmmm

      and yet, your precious der Leader claims he is a Religious Whack who based his misguided decision on “the golden rule”…

      Hypocrite

  • Laura Bush

    “Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”

    You, teen pregancy , your mother pregancy before marriage, your brother pregancy before marriage. Yeah, we should listen to the Palins about morality. Get lost.

  • Chels

    People like you disgust me. Where in the Bible does it say that being an unwed mother is an okay thing? Don’t get me wrong, I grew up with an unwed mother, but she is not ignorant like you are. She is accepting and loving. By having an attitude like yours, you will raise your child to be a bigot just like you. Now, the child with two dads? That child will more than likely grow up to know unconditional love and acceptance. From TWO parents. I am not condemning you because of you are a young, single mother. I am condemning you because you are a buffet-line Christian who is going out of her way to keep others from being happy. I pity your child.

  • Katie

    This is the most thoughtless piece of writing I have ever read.

  • Robert

    What a surprise to find a Palin, who admittedly I’ve never heard of before, expressing there view on the “gay marriage” issue. I won’t bother mentioning the father issue of your child as I see many other people have. I will however would like to know how you came to this conclusion….

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”

    What evidence do you have to suggest this? I’m not American but I find it a damn disgrace that such a small minority have some backwards views on their fellow Americas. Who gives you the right to dictate what other people can do? What harm does it do to you if 2 men or 2 women want to be married and start off a family? Wouldn’t a child be better in an environment with 2 loving parents than just 1? Also the following quote…

    “In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”

    Thousands of years of thinking about marriage? Well lets back track a bit. Wasn’t there a time when white people had more rights in America than other people? Wasn’t there a time when woman couldn’t vote?

    Just 2 similar instances where the greater good for a country was foreseen and changed in order to grow. Your views maybe of your own but being honest they are just as bad as being racist or sexist as you are discriminating against a group of people who only want to live their lives in peace.

    I thank god that Sarah didn’t get into office in any form, although seeing as though she had trouble describing what a vice-president actually does I’m quite sure she wouldn’t have a clue what to do with such responsibility. I hope that you can enjoy the future as times are changing and it such a shame you are still living in the past.

  • Joshua

    There is no hope of opening the mind of someone like you, so poisoned by ignorance and hatred. Your logic is feeble. I feel sorry for your kid.

  • Erica

    So, how does it feel to be the (2nd) most ignorant airhead in Alaska? You can probably find the first one out back staring out towards the Moscow skyline.

  • http://patheos Sharon

    Right on, Bristol. And I think it is funny that he wants the states to deal with the issue when he has tried to take the states’ rights away on every other issue (Arizona) for example. Keep up the good work on bringing these issues before the public.

    • Julie Re

      And try not to get knocked up this time

  • RealGayAmerican

    Bristol I love the picture of you and your son. Where is his father? Oh I forgot he impregnated another girl after he left you. Physican heal thyself. God bless your little cold heart.

  • Lee

    Why is this deluded conservative female even important? Oh, right, she’s here to channel her stupid, cowardly excuse for a mother. Typical.

    Run along, Bristol, get a life and leave decent people alone. Oh, and take a good hard look at your sad excuse for a family. Just how responsible was your conservative father when you and your sister posted those pathetic, immature, and dumb rants on Facebook? A GOOD father would at least teach his spoiled, tacky little daughters how to spell. Jealous that liberals raise their children better? I’m sure the President’s kids wouldn’t have a bastard, er, kid out of wedlock.

    Run along, feminazi. That IS what conservative males LOVE calling their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters, isn’t it? No wonder bright women stay away from the Republican party, too many ignorant extremists!

  • carolyn

    Bristol Palin has done more to ruin the sanctity of marriage than any gays have! How do you have all those babies out of wedlock and then criticize the way someone else raises their family? At least President Obama treats his children with respect instead of parading them around in fake pregnancy suits on a National fucking stage. Hypocrisy is a major understatement of Barstool’s behavior. For her to say the things she said in her blog further convinces me she is psychotic. This girls needs some therapy.

  • Laura Bush

    This pissed me off so much, I typed pregnancy wrong 3 times. Geeze. Anyway, I like when one of the Palin clan starts flapping their gums. She’s as stupid as her mother.

    • Jean

      What, you don’t like Bristol calling out the Liar in Chief for what he is? Obama could careless about gay marriage. He is using the issue to raise funds for his campaign. You are being used.

      • boohoo

        “He is using the issue to raise funds for his campaign. You are being used.” Well, duh. What politician/president hasn’t done this? What…you don’t like us calling out your Hypocrite-in-Chief, Bristol Palin?

      • laura

        The same way you are giving money to SarahPAC-SHE IS NOT EVEN IN OFFICE OR RUNNING AND SHE IS COLLECTING MONEY FROM FOOLS LIKE YOU-The family took a vacation last year on your stupid donations-Pretty soon you will see a little area here on Bristols blog for donations-She has to pay the blog writer…………..

  • Patricia Schneider

    I think we all should learn from Sasha and Malia, especially Bristol Palin. I remember driving listening to cable news on satellite radio. There was a debate about gay marriage and my 6’3″, 16 year-old son turns to me and says,” Are they arguing over gay marriage?” and I said, “yes”. It blew his mind and he said , ” What does it matter if they want to get married, if they love each other go for it!” I just smiled and I felt proud.

    Catholic and Latina

  • Chloe Kay

    Look, I’m conservative about a lot of things and don’t think the president is a great one, in fact I’d give him an F. However, as far as the issue of gay marriage goes, I don’t understand people like you. You call yourselves conservative but.. What happened to the separating of church and state? What your imaginary friend told you a couple thousand years ago really doesn’t have a place in our government, especially when it’s affecting people’s right to happiness. I think watching the movie relilgeless might do you some good because hint: Jesus isn’t real. And to answer your question YES. We do need to change our thinking about marriage, because religious or not (obviously I’m not I think it’s fucking ridiculous and I’ve gone to catholic school all my life so don’t try to tell me I don’t know the bible) getting married doesn’t have anything to do with anyone else. It’s not like you’re going to erase homosexuality, it there, it’s not going anywhere and it’s been a perfectly NATURAL thing since the beginning of time LITERALLY. Ancient Romans were all fucking each other long before your beloved Jesus apparently lived so just give it a rest. don’t like gay marriage? Don’t get gay married.

  • Rich

    Bristol, I’m not sure where you get your information on what makes for a good father, so please allow me to correct you. “Dads simply need to be dads”? Meaning what? Controlling your kids’ feelings and opinions? WRONG. A GOOD father – a father worthy of the children in his care – LISTENS to his children and UNDERSTANDS that they need to be able to form their own opinions – NOT carbon copies of his own. Until you’ve been there – until you’ve been a dad and raised children and seen what it’s like as they grow and mature, you don’t have a clue.

    I’m proud that not only is Obama courageous enough to state his opinion for all to see in an election year, he’s also MAN enough to talk to his kids and see what their take on it is too. That’s the only “right way of thinking” – to listen to the future of this country.

    In listening, and in giving voice to his thoughts AFTER he listened, he proved himself the better leader. And that’s yet another reason why I’ll be voting Obama this November.

    - Rich, proud father of three grown, wonderful, and thoughtful young women

  • Pete

    Bristol, wow, your most recent post regarding the President was a failure of epic proportions. The Presidents response to the question of gay marriage was extremely well articulated during his interview. Your post regarding the issue was incredibly ignorant and simple minded. Please stop voicing your opinion on political issues. Your ignorance is not helpful to conservatives at all. Every time you post it becomes more and more obvious you don’t really care about conservative Christian issues, you only care about lining your own pocket book. You keep this up and people will disappear faster than a fart in a dust storm!

  • Sarah

    So if kids need both parents, how’s Levi doing? Or rather, how’s Tripp doing with one parent rather than two? You’ll be on the wrong side of history, congratulations, you’re pathetic.

    • elizabeth

      I agree. Briston, YOU aren’t even married and aren’t providing your child to grow up in a “mother/father” home and yet YOU want to talk about the kind of home kids should be raised in?!?! you are stupid. I would put money on the fact that a kid raised in a household with two MATURE ADULTS is better than a household say like hmmm.. YOURS.

  • Vanessa Stockwell

    Bristol’s post hit a nerve so there’s obviously truth in it. Haven’t seen this much swine gather in one place in a while. Well they won’t be getting my pearls. Great job Bristol! You rock.

    • Lee

      Looking at yourself in the mirror, honey?

      God, no wonder conservative males think so little of their women.

    • Kathy Kattenburg

      “Great job Bristol! You rock.”

      Great job having a child out of wedlock while advocating abstinence and raising the child without a father while telling same-sex couples they’re not fit to raise children?

      • Vanessa Stockwell

        All I read was, “oink oink oink oink” But seriously, back swine, back to the rock you crawleth out of.

        • Wow

          Then you can’t read

    • Laura Bush

      Yeah, great job. Bristol the media whore, desperately trying to keep her name in the news by blogging this crap. Hate, hate and more hate, tea baggers and repukes in a nutshell.

    • http://Enteryouremailhere Caligirl

      There’s no truth in it. It’s the fact that it’s so much bullshit and hate. Can’t handle that the president listens to his family and to his own heart and makes a decision? This is what a family does. They sit down and talk about subjects. And to remind you and all the mindless minions out there, he only made changed his opinion and his mind about same sex marriage. He can’t make laws. He isn’t going to make you homophobes pair up with same sex partners. So please don’t get your panties in a bunch. He’s simply changed his position on a subject.

  • Karen in SoCal

    I’m sorry you never learned any human compassion at your mother’s knee; you’re just like she is. I thank God every day that Sarah is nowhere near the levers of power and that you and the rest of your trashy family are off in the boondocks of Wasilla, Alaska. Grow up, Bristol, and why don’t you just keep your uninformed, illogical and prejudiced opinions to yourself from now on.

  • Kathy Kattenburg

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ”
    So when can we expect the authorities to take Tripp away from you and place him in a mother/father home?

  • Meg

    What was it about fathers leading their families? Where exactly is the father of your child?

  • hells littlest angel

    Congratulations. You are, I’ll bet, twice the ignorant asshole your mother was at your age.

  • 56Survivor

    Great job, Bristol!! You hit them with the truth and their heads explode. Typical liberals. Keep your chin up and be a happy warrior. It drives the bitter, angry liberals nuts!

  • Jan Page

    Way to go, Bristol! You keep hitting nerves. Keep it up. You and your Mom are more than the libs can handle and I love it.

    • Julie Re

      Hey Jan, how is Bristol’s baby daddy shaping his world view?

  • Lee

    Notice the strident, right-wing bias of this blog? You would think the right to free speech would belong to all, not just under-educated, spoiled, little conservative girls who were so plastered they couldn’t remember who fathered their bastards.

  • Seriously STFU

    Bristol no one wants to hear from u!! Go b a single mom, more taking care of your special needs kid and less spewing of bullshit!!

  • tee452

    You are on the wrong side of history here. It’s unfortunate that instead of working to make real change in your party, you’re hiding your light under a bushel. Realize that those people who are oppressing gay people right now will never be considered great. One day, they will be in a paragraph in the history books with the racists from the 1960′s.

    Ephesians 5:22 is why people bring up the question of submission with Christian women candidates. And with regard to a parent allowing their child to transform their mindset, please read Psalm 8:2-4 and Matthew 21:16. Lastly, John 15:11-12 — This is my commandment that you love one another that your joy may be full.

  • Kim

    this coming from the person who had a child out of wedlock and was still a teen? come on now, no room to talk!

  • Zoe

    L-O-f’n-L!
    Dora the Explorer. Watched too many episodes of Glee.
    My, my. You are smarmtastic and smugtacular today, Bristol! You exceed even your mother’s level of snideness — you must be taking lessons or something.
    I always know that your mindless ramblings will be hilarious but you have clearly outdone yourself with this one. You passed the turn-off to Crazy Town about a mile ago and you’re heading straight toward Self-Satire Gulch at light speed, deary.

  • Mia

    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Jesus = LOVE not hate.

    • Mat

      Agreed, Mia. Jesus = love, not hate.
      So why is it that the only people who seem vehemently against Marriage Equality seem to do so by ignoring the fundamental teachings of Christ?

      Bristol, as always, your grasp on irony provides more entertainment than you could possibly know. Keep going! You’re one of my favorite comediennes to date.

  • louie

    Wow.. imagine if Bristol had maybe listened to her own parents, she wouldn’t have had a child out of wedlock.. that is of course if her parents weren’t too busy trying to rule the world. the gall and hypocrisy of this so-called American family never ceases to amaze me.

  • Gary

    Slag.

  • Tara

    Bristol, first of all, you are an unwed baby-mama. You were having sex as a child in your parent’s home and you became pregnant as a child. Just stop!

  • Kate

    The whole argument that homosexuality is wrong comes from the Bible. And the Bible also says it’s OK to sell your firstborn daughter into slavery. If you want to base your argument on the Bible, you open up a whole universe of inconsistencies. We live in a country where there is a separation of church and state to protect both of them from being influenced by the other. Churches don’t have to recognize gay marriage, but governments do. As Americans, we’re all should have equal rights. There’s really nothing else to say.

  • Connie

    “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview”

    As long as we’re not talking about Levi, right Bristol?
    Hypocrite.

  • Zoe

    Oh, yes . . . one more thing. You’ll never make a living writing this kind of tripe, Bristol.
    If you are really concerned about your son’s well-being, you need to find yourself a nice little woman (who has a high-paying job) and settle down.
    L-O-f’n-L

  • Jim Harrington

    Every time your child is called a bastard by people as ignorant as you and you and he are frowned upon for not following the bible and getting married, I hope you’ll remember the discrimination that you yourself support against other people’s children (and I sincerely hope your son doesn’t turn out to be gay…you may be so ignorant as to think you have some control over this…because if he does, you may just end up with a dead kid on your hands who couldn’t find acceptence for who he is from such an ignorant mother). Cheers to out of wedlock knocked-up up mothers giving parenting advice to the Obamas….you go girl!

  • Palin

    Where is your child’s father again? Oh, got you pregnant and run away you say? You are such a hypocrite. You should know that. Guess it runs in the family.

  • Nuh-Uh

    Just have to express my deep disappointment in this statement. While I respect the right to voice one’s opinion, it is clear that we all have a lot of work to do–as it is quite tragic that in 2012, a few folks are still hung up on “thousands of years of thinking”. Things change, time moves on Ms Palin. What if your son came home and wanted to get married to the person he is in love with, and that person happens to be of the same sex? I mean, as a mom you’d do anything for your kid, right?

  • Gwynn

    Kudos to President Obama to LISTENING to his family about tolerance and bigotry. Love is pure and knows no sexual orientation or race. We can learn a lot by listening to our youth!

  • Anonymous

    The profound irony is that no one less than Sarah Palin consulted her own teenage daughters when deciding whether to join McCain on the ’08 ticket. (Fox News interview: “”So ask the girls what they thought and they’re like, ‘Absolutely, let’s do this, Mom,’” Palin recounted of her daughters, Bristol and Willow.) But presumably that was ok with Bristol.

  • section9

    By the way, Bristol, are you going to ask the gay and lesbian community to insist on asking Obama to give their money back if the Democrats don’t move their national convention from Nasty, Homophobic, Charlotte, North Carolina?

    Where even the BLACK OBAMA VOTERS voted en masse to ban both gay marriage and civil unions, something that even your mother has never supported?

    I lay better than even odds that once Obama knows he has the gay and lesbian political contributions in his bank accounts, he throws the Community under the bus like he always has. This is bullsh*t posturing and always was; if Obama had guts, he never would have abandoned the gay and lesbian community like he did when he ran for President, nor would he have turned his back on the GLBT community during the Prop 8 fight.
    What makes the gay and lesbian community upset with you and your mom, Bristol, is that you two figured out Obama years ago; he was and is a phony. It was always about the money. By the way, you were wrong; it was never about Obama’s kids or their opinions, only about how much money Obama can milk from the GLBT community and their friends in Hollywood and New York.

    • Tom

      Hey Section9 has Bristol’s mom gave the clothes and illgotten gains from her using the GOP as a credit card when she was running for Vice President?

  • lethargic

    Hey there Bristol … the haters have only begun to arrive, but you knew that was coming. Kudos to you for your courage. Of course, nobody believes that Obama really has any particular moral convictions … it’s all about the polls and donations … I so pity those innocent girls. Lovin’ you and your family … praying, too.

    • Lee

      Look in the mirror to see the TRUE hater, honey. I really pity conservatives like you, narrow-minded to the end.

  • Brett Steele

    Bristol, not ONLY are you a single parent! You said that children do better with a mother and a father, its only you bitch? Should we let your son know he’s absolutely screwed or do you wanna tell him? Not to mention you made a baby with the most worthless human on the planet? You’re an idiot, go to school, get an education and learn something. Sounds like your ass has been watching too much glee and dora the explorer. You had a baby at 17, you’re a fuckin idiot. Go away.

  • Lizz

    I was raised by a single mom and avoided sex until I was in my twenties, all STDs ever, and the biggest STD of them all: teen pregnancy. :P

    I have a college degree, a beautiful Prius, and a fulltime job – where I make more money than my mother. I just graduated a year ago, so you can take your prejudice bs and eat it, I’m doing a lot better without my father than I’d ever have been with him. My life is flippin AWESOME! I thank my awesome single mom for that!

    rankly I think your’s must suck if you have to spread so much hate and disgust. LOOK IN THE MIRROR, have some integrity and stop lying to yourself or at the very least WISE UP AND GET AN EDUCATION. Read a book about other cultures or religions, try to be more open minded and maybe you will be happier.

    • Rockit

      800 comments and I like this one best. Even little sarah (i was hoping for the kids sake they took after cool snow-mobiling todd) has to agree that no dad is better than a dead beat/ abusive dad. Single moms rock, same sex parents rock, traditional parents rock, it’s all about giving your children love, not an income. I 100% agree with lizz that anyone who has to spread so much hate to feel useful must not have enough love in their life. Maybe we should stop worrying about other families (the palins, the obamas, the kardashians) and focus on our own.

    • yourmoma

      I LOVED your comment!
      Inspirational.

      pd: the planet thanks you for using a Prius, haha :D

  • Joe Bauers

    I always enjoy lectures on traditional sexual morality from people who have children out of wedlock.

    • Kate

      love this!

  • Sarah
  • Alicia

    Her criticizing others on the practice of marriage would be like Mary Magdalene criticizing Mary & Joseph.

  • Rainbow Em

    Bristol, you are scapegoating gay people for your own vanity–to stay relevant with your pig-ignorant fan base. You lacked the talent and charisma to make it in show business and you are bitter, just like your mom–loser beauty queen mentality.

  • Bunny

    The depths of your ignorance and hippocracy are astounding. I can only assume that from your “analysis” that your son will grow up incomplete due to the broken home he hails from. Just because something is a tradition, doesn’t mean it’s not a stupid idea or open to change. Slavery was, and in some parts of the world still is, a thousand year old tradition. Please think before blogging/speaking; you’re embarrassing to Alaskans and Americans as a people.

  • CSA

    I’m not surprised at the President’s comments; more surprised that an uneducated, politically motivated young woman thinks she is qualified enough to dissect the President’s words. Applying the same level of critique one might say, “Is anyone really surprised that Miss Palin continues to demonstrate such a high degree of ignorance?” Perhaps she forgot about what the good book says about Pre-Marital Sex. Stick to what you know best…

  • Zane Davis

    It’s not as though Obama’s children were the ONLY think influencing his decision. And even then, your logic here is basically that because they are teenagers, they make decisions the same way you did in high school and therefore their political opinions are invalid, when in reality teenagers are all over the spectrum when it comes to intelligence and the ability to make rational judgments for themselves. You’re sort of promoting an odd style of 21st century nuclear family here: rather than having frank political discussions with all members of the family, the father should, as you put it, “lead” the family in their political opinions and close his mind to any of theirs. This logic doesn’t sound a little ridiculous to you?

  • South by Southeast

    Are you going to mind one of son’s friends’ parents saying, “We have no doubt that she’s a lovely person, but that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about parenting.”? “As great as Tripp may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.” (Actually, studies show that children can thrive in any two-parental-unit household- it makes no difference if it’s one mother and father, or two of each.)

    How’s your son’s two-parent house working out for him?

    As far “thousands of years of thinking on marriage”, unwilling arranged marriages weren’t that uncommon as recently as 150 years ago- fathers would sell their daughters off to the highest bidder. It was cloaked as being part of “polite society”, but we can see it now for what it was. 70 years ago, interracial marriage wasn’t even legal.

  • jswan

    I am a republican and I am so happy that someone finally had the guts to stand up for the thousands of Americans that are gay. He didn’t say that his kids told him to support it. He really listened to what they had to say and realized that there is no reason that everyone shouldn’t have the same happiness. And it’s funny that you mention that generally kids that grow up in mother/father homes do better… you must not be in that category since you were a teenage mother that got drunk and pregnant.. weird

  • Harrison

    Umm, how can you say that kids are better when raised by a mom and dad when you cut your own kid’s dad out of the picture? Clearly you’re not even living to your own outdated and discriminatory standards.

    • TheEqualist

      Really, Bristol? That’s what you really think? By the way, your beloved party by way of Mitt Romney thinks you’re abusing your child by being a single mother. Oh and where was your dad in ‘shaping your thoughts’ before you got yourself knocked up?
      Your hypocrisy just kills me.

    • Jean

      How do you know she cut her child’s dad out of the picture? You don’t like what Bristol is saying than prove it with facts.

      • Pete

        How about she proves what she’s saying with facts? There’s no evidence provided whatsoever that same-gendered couples make inferior parents–despite the fact that, according to Bristol here, ” we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.”

        Knowledge requires factual data. Show us some.

      • Tom

        hey Jean…bristol says…levi says he’s not active in his child’s life…so uhhhhhhhhhhh if you live by the word of Bristol you would know this.

  • Kcasey

    Bristol I am SO proud of you for speaking out like this! And with knowing everyone was going to turning it around on you being a single mother you know you’re mistake but it only made you stronger you are an inspiration to me and lots of young women i know! I agree with everything that you say and this whole thing of Jesus is love yeah it’s true He is but if people would actually read the bible they know how much the Lord says that homosexuality is an abomination. And what He is saying is that their sin is an abomination not the person God loves the Sinner hates the sin!

    • Tom

      God calls a lot of things an Abomination…like Pride….and there’s a lot of hubris going on right now….

    • k

      the bible also tells us that fathers should stone their daughters to death if they aren’t virgins on their wedding day. that would kind of suck for bristol, wouldn’t it?

    • Eric

      You do know that people wrote and edited the bible, right?

      Also, in the next sentice after this whole abomination quote y’all love so much, it states that eating shell fish is an abomination….. and I know fat evangelicals love their special nights out at Red Lobster. So do you folks just pick and choose what to and not to follow?

  • Mike

    Bristol, do us all a favor… Take all that money you charge people for speaking fees and go to college, get an education, so you can at least be a smart conservative… Jesus Christ, I can’t believe people pay you to speak. I think it’s funny that you were booked at Washington University and the students protested because you charge to much, Wash U is not even a liberal school.. Ha ha

  • Black Moon

    The jokes just write themselves when Bristol Palin opens her mouth or types something on her keyboard. A young woman with no more intellect than a cocker spaniel offering up her opinion on current events – what’s next, Kim Kardashian’s take on the Import-Export Bank, followed by “The Situation”‘s thoughts on the future of the European Union?

    Oh, my head is going to explode just thinking about the possibilities…

  • Paige

    You, a knocked up while a teen, unwedded mother is talking about marriage?
    Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. What kind of so called “American” are you? We’re supposed to stand uinted, and here you are, making a fucking fool of yourself, disrespecting the President. I should slap you, talking about Glee like that. Glee shows you tha being gay is ok, AND THE PEOPLE LIKE YOU, aren’t worth the fucking time. So what you’re saying is, people who love others of the same-sex shouldn’t marry? What if it was turned, and that it was looked down upon by society to be hetrosexual? I’m sure you’d be as gay as a rainbow huh? ;) You’re an ignoramus, saying people shouldn’t love who they do. If I could, I’d so make sure that you would never be able to marry the person you love, you know, if you ever do find love. People like you make me sick. You’re the reason why I’m ashamed to share the same country as you.

    And hey Bristol, how’s your baby doing?

  • Jeff

    First, he didn’t make this decision by consulting with his daughters, his position evolved because he had contact with more same sex couples parenting their children by virtue of the fact that he has daughters and those daughters have friends.

    Second, please cite the study that compares same sex two parent households to heterosexual two parent households and shows your suggested finding. All of the studies I know that say a child needs two parents are comparing single parent against two parent households, these are obviously invalid here, as same sex parental couples are, by definition, two people.

    The stronger argument could be made that a child needs two parents, not a single mother.

  • Jackie Deveroux

    This is the most ignorant thing I have ever read and anyone who agrees is just as ignorant. In the end it doesn’t even matter what your opinion on gay marriage is. Have none of you ever heard of separation between church and state? If the Catholic church or any other church for that matter doesn’t want to marry people, fine. Whatever. But to not let it be a legal document recognized by the government should be the part that’s against the law. Who are any of you to oppose who marries who? Are you God himself? It is not your place to judge. There is no argument you could ever present that could possibly justify your homophobia and/or stance against gay marriage. Marriage is marriage, gay or straight.

  • Michelle Carrozzella

    Bristol you are quite a hypocrite. You had a kid out of wedlock as a teenager. Do you think you did better in a household with a mother and father? Doesn’t look like you followed those morals that you think is taught in all traditional homes. Or do you just get to pick and choose what you follow from the bible? You should really keep your thoughts to yourself because you just show your ignorance with comments like this.

  • Gracie

    Um, this is a joke, right? No way is Bristol Palin seriously lecturing to American on “traditional” family structure? Talk about the height of ridiculousness – “Do as I say, and not as I do.”

  • Texasron

    I wonder – does Obama’s children make decisions for him that have anything to do with our country’s security? What classes are they taking in their private school?

  • Jack

    Obama is such a flip-flopping, finger-in-the-wind charlatan ; now he is using Malia and Sasha to explain his flip flop on gay marriage.

    • Tom

      Jack…did you get Obama mixed up with Romney?? Because the President had said he was Evolving on Gay marriage awhile ago…you know when you evolve on an idea you start with an opinion one way then you get to another point. Meanwhile Romney Supported Gay marriage…and now lies like he was against it…that’s flip flopping.

      • Jack

        I am fairly neutral on gay marriage, but Obama is a cynical little hypocrite obviously.
        Obama flip flopped on gay marriage because he needs the gay money and vote.

        • Nick

          Jack, he already had the gay vote. The homosexual community has backed Obama from the beginning because he is FAR more progressive than any other GOP candidate. This was a statement of his personal belief.

  • jojo

    What an uneducated trollop. Honestly…how do you get the audacity to think your neanderthaloid opinions are of any interest to anyone. You’re just your own mother’s mouthpiece. You don’t have a clue. And on top of all that, you are standing on the wrong side of history in this one. Gay people will marry and gay people will be given equal rights and you bigots can release all the bigoted vitriol you want against it. You cannot turn this tide. Now, go grow a brain!

  • http://danielmatalon.net Daniel Matalon

    Well thats just it Bristol. “as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.” The operative phrase is “in general”, do we need to make POLICY on “general” or do we make it on “rights” the right to choose and apply the specific to the specific situation. If a loving home can be created for a child, even in an unusual way, why does that need to be prohibited to protect the general? The whole idea is that we have conscious choice to use our wisdom to the needs of the real people involved.

  • Kara

    ” we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” You? Really? LOL!!!!!! Why don’t you go see if there are any Russians in your back yard and stay out of adult conversation.

  • BV

    Could you be any more ignorant, Bristol? Everything that exited your mouth in this post is absolute rubbish. I agree wholeheartedly with all those above stating that this will haunt you for a very long time. Who are you to say that children flourish in a household of both a mother and father? And if that is the case, then how’s your son holding up? Furthermore, Obama did not state that his daughters formed his opinion, rather it was influenced by the innocence of his daughter’s, representing the up and coming generation. Quit living in the stone age, and realize that we’re moving towards equality and away from narrow-minded thinking. Give your head a shake.

  • LP

    Looool you’re an idiot. Here you are discussing how a “standard” home life should be and you’re a single mom who was knocked up as a teen. Meanwhile your own mother is the spawn of Satan.

  • Tracy Gibson

    As the parent of a gay child I am saddened by people who attempt to justify their bigotry and narrow-mindedness by attempting to cite bible references. When this is done by supposed “Christian Scholars” it becomes irresponsible. Quite frankly I don’t care how anyone gets there as long as they come to see that my child is not different from any other and deserves all the sames rights and attendant responsibilities as everyone else in this country.

    I suppose I would feel the same way about having a child who pretends to vow abstinence and then almost immediately ends up with a child, no marriage vows and no husband.

    Far be it from me to suggest that one looks to oneself before judging judging others. Of course this comment will probably be deleted.

    “But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not. So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.”
    John 8:2-11

  • nz

    BRISTOL YOU ARE A PATHETIC HYPOCRITICAL CUNT AND AN EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL GOOD PEOPLE OF FAITH. – signed, everyone.

  • John P. McEneny

    Wow. What an asshole.

  • Dylan

    Are you really that stupid Bristol? Show us the facts that kids apparently are better with a mom and dad “in general” – Or is that just your opinion?

    I’ve never been to your blog before, but I’m disgusted that your views are all based on Christianity too. Yes great, religion is great big thing – But in this day and age and in America, there are many different cultures and religions. All of your views seem to be based on “Jesus Christ” and what the Bible says. Maybe you should open your eyes and see that the world isn’t run like it’s 1699 anyone little girl.

  • yourmoma

    Your head is so full of air, you’re a waste of space in this world.
    You know something about history? Probably not, if that was the case, you’d know about condoms and how to avoid TEEN PREGNANCY.
    Let my tell how history and the BIBLE treats women that have sex before marriage:
    YOU’LL BURN IN HELL!
    In history, its was said that womens voters were ruining America, guess what? THEY WERE WRONG! And that was a thousand years tradition.
    Another anecdote, thousand years of slavery does not mean that it was “the natural order of things”. Because is slavery is the worst thing that humans create. IT SUCKS! And that was a thousands years tradition.
    Please! Stop writing about stupids things and THINK FIRST! I know is hard for you to think, cuz you know, YOU HAVE NO BRAIN, but at least try.

    • Jean

      If you don’t like it than move on.

      • Tom

        why move on..did we say anything wrong about Bristol’s hypocrisy?? its far more honest to say i don’t think gays should marry and bristol is being a hypocrite even though i like her. than to pretend she’s righteous in what she’s saying.

      • yourmoma

        I don’t like haters. I’m a bullying victim.
        I’m not gay, but people encouraging others to hate is just WRONG!
        Why hate the gays? If they are homosexuals thats up to them. They make no harm to anyone. I won’t get richer if they stop being gay, you know why? Because gay ISN’T something wrong!

  • Gay Marriage, Obamacare Lovin’ Socialist Librul

    It’s a good thing that your proudly ignorant mama skee-dattled her way outta the party of science-deniers when she did to a network that now openly admits only hired her for purely cynical reasons (ouch, that’s gotta hurt- aren’t they still picking up the tab for your family’s bills?) . But even then, thank God this post is nothing but an irrelevant, logically fallacious rambling about subjects you clearly never learned about, having never gone to college yourself (On second thought, why would you even bother- everyone knows that book-learnin’ is for those snotty elite Libruls!). But hey, I’m sure some desperate tabloid like TMZ will eventually be there in another few years to buy any leftover scoop you have on your former baby daddy after he no doubt will be D-Listed enough to stoop down to a career as a full-on porn star. Oh wait, maybe not, they only care has-beens- which, as a never-has-been, would surely disqualify you.

    • Millie

      Gay Marriage,
      “Thank God this post is nothing but an irrelevant, logically fallacious rambling about subjects you
      clearly never learned about.”

      On the contrarary, in reading her blog I think she has discribed Obama just about right. The name of
      the game with him is votes. He straddled the fence I guess just about as long as he could to try and
      get votes from both sides. He found out he was going to loose some big bucks and so he had to give
      up the fence. Not a hard man at all to figure out, wouldn’t you say???
      “never having gone to college.”
      Well you should know some of the smartest people have not gone to college. And a person that can
      read can self educate themselves on many subjects. And by the way she wrote this blog in a very
      tasteful way, point on and without attacking the gay community personally and stated her opinion
      from a biblical stand point. She is entitle to her opinion isn’t she????

  • shamrg

    Seriously? Where’s YOUR baby’s daddy? What do YOU know about children doing better in a mother/father household? You’re basically white trash.

  • Steve Cheney

    You can disagree with gay marriage if you want, but this seems like a really weird justification. One can easily counter with “from the mouths of babes” or “gay marriage: so obviously right even a child can understand it”.
    Teenage girls aren’t inherently stupid. Some of them are really smart. Like this one: http://www.geekosystem.com/17-yo-cancer-nanoparticle/
    More generally though, a good idea is a good idea, and it would be churlish to dismiss it based purely on where it comes from. My guess would be that Obama has realised how little he has to gain by sitting on the fence on this issue, and if he’s got that from his wife and kids, who cares?

  • K

    Well, if those girls have watched too much Glee, maybe you should have watched less “16 & Pregnant”.

  • yourmoma

    By the way, your son will grow incomplete. He has NO FATHER. So according to you, he will be nothing.

    • Millie

      yourmoma says,
      That is about as cruel as it gets. I guess you have never made a mistake and then the circumstances
      of that mistake is something beyond your control. The intelligent way in a debate is to discuss not
      attack!!!

  • Sophie

    Despite what the world has taught them, despite what religions thinks is “natural”, Malia and Sasha were able to make a judgement for themselves. They were able to have such a rational perception of reality, that they were able to convince their father. Luckily for them their father is the most influential person in the world right now. It gives me hope that young people can make up their own mind despite what people around them say. I hope people will be able to accept that other people have the right to be happy, and no religion or government has the right to say otherwise.

  • http://terri.irvin@yahoo.com Terri Irvin

    Bristol- get over yourself. Who are you to say anything about values or morals. Where were all these morals when you were hitting the sheets with your baby’s daddy? And let’s not forget your lies about why you got lipo on your face… Do everyone a favor and just raise your kid . Oh and please don’t ever dance in public again.

  • Alexa

    Your lack of intelligence is appalling. Too bad you don’t have a smart mother to help guide you. The only funny thing about the situation is you think you should have a say about marriage families. How’s your child without a father doing? How are YOU doing with the single life? Hm. Maybe you watched too much 16 and Pregnant. Loser.

  • Michael

    I wrote up a whole paragraph but I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. You’re an idiot Bristol. You’re a puppet of your mother and you need to find a career that isn’t influenced by your also idiot mother.
    Love,
    Michael

  • Andrew

    ^Big words from a knocked up whore.

    • Jean

      You have a nasty mouth.

      • yourmoma

        Bristol have a nasty mindm after all, she falls into temptation.
        Probably, she have a nasty cunt.

        • Jean

          What is wrong with you? Why don’t you go and donate to Obama like a good sheep?

          • Tom

            What’s wrong with you supporting obvious Hypocrisy?

          • yourmoma

            Cuz I don’t care about Obama. I care about civil rights.

          • Tom

            just in case how its not clear to you why she’s a hypocrite…

            single mom…raising a kid…no dad in the picture because she keeps him away…lecturing Obama a father who’s involved with his children’s lives who listens to them…as well as talking about the sanctity of marriage w/o having EVER been married…she had the honeymoon but not the marriage. I’m judging her by her own standards…AND SHE FAILS. Jesus would call her out…and I’m calling her out.

  • exo

    Says the single mother who was banging some idiot out of wedlock. She will be sitting in hell next to all the other christians

    • 56Survivor

      Spoken like a true atheist.

      • yourmoma

        it’s funny that she mention that generally kids that grow up in mother/father homes do better… She must not be in that category since she was a teenage mother that got drunk and pregnant.
        That isn’t written in the good book. Probably she didn’t read the bible.
        LOVE is written in the Bible!

      • bubbajoe

        Um. Atheists don’t believe in hell. That would be in contradiction to not believing in a deity. Understand now?

      • HFK

        atheists don’t believe in hell.

  • Crystal

    …just because you grow up in a father/mother household does not deem you a better child nor does it give you a better look on the world, however growing up in a household where there is a person to shape your views that simply has COMMON SENSE does!

    • susan

      Her son was born out of wedlock. She was a pregnant teen who got drunk on wine coolers. Maybe she should have stayed home and watched Glee instead of getting drunk and banging guys in a tent. Tempting as it is to take moral advice from her, I think we can all pass. Go to school Bristol, clean up your act.

  • AL

    Why is this so hard to understand? You don’t have to get in a conversation of pop-culture. It’s very simple. Gays are people just like any other human being. With that fact, they deserve the right to do everything that everyone else can. Period. Also, telling your kids “Just because it has been this way for a long time, it means it’s right and everything you do to change it is wrong” is the worst parenting you could do, and I bet your kids will never use their brains ever again. Just imagine if all the people throughout history who changed the world with their inventions would have just settled because people until them thought differently, the world would be a very different place. Progress always come with disruption.

    • Jean

      I want my 5 hubands too.

      • Tom

        sorry Jean you were born in the wrong century…and country ….you can’t legally do that in the USA yet…but in ancient and some present civilizations you could perfectly do that.

        Let’s not be hypocrites…you know as well as I do that multiple marriage was perfectly ok.

  • yourmoma

    I’m proud..
    I LOVE, LOVE, L-O-V-E how much people hate you :D

    • Jim

      yourmoma; stop hating . Why are you so hateful yourmoma. Why do you love hate?

  • Jim

    I wish Robin had asked Obama if he typically takes policy advice from 10 and 13 year olds. What a wimp for trying to justify this position on the basis of his conversations with Malia and Sasha .

    • Allison

      I thank him for finally seeing the light.

      • Jim

        Well , it is seeing the “gay money and vote”

        • Tom

          I’m glad you’re so enthusiastic about Romney Jim …because frankly he wasn’t feeling it from the Republicans…it seemed to be ANYONE BUT THE MORMON.

  • 56Survivor

    Bristol, you have obviously hit a nerve. Just listen to them squeal…The Truth is hard for liberals to handle. I hope you are sitting back and seeing what evil has done in this world. It appears they are all here right now.

    You hang in there sweetie. When you have the Truth on your side you can rest assured and have peace and calm in your life. Sadly, the haters posting here only have the dreaded drama. They thrive on it. They’ll move along as soon as something else comes along that catches their fancy. Maybe that story about Obama shoving a young girl around will set them off next. Or not……;)

    • yourmoma

      Bible says: love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

      I think LOVE is what the world needs. Not hate. So please, stop hating the homosexuals. They did nothing to you. They just want to love in the way their hearts dictates.

    • Katie Koch

      The “‘truth” is hard to handle? What “truth” is it that you speak of? The truth that this country has laws that discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation? You are exactly right that many people find this hard to handle. I was raised to believe that discrimination, inequality and prejudice were WRONG and I find it extremely hard to handle that ignorance appears to remain a prevalent force in this country regarding people’s sexual orientation.

    • Liberal or Not?

      Very interesting. If having a baby as an unwed teenager and never marrying the father is the new ‘conservative’, then call me a “LIBERAL”.

    • somebody

      And you are so sure you know the truth because?

    • Tom

      Hey 56 if its true about fathers like Bristol said…WHERE’S LEVI!!!!! when are u gonna address that?

    • Pete

      56survivor, the truth can be hard to hear sometimes, unfortunately it has to be spoken in order for that to happen and Bristol failed to accomplish this with her most recent post. The truth is not on her side and you would know that if you had actually listened to the interview and heard the response given by the president rather than relying on a very small part of his comment which Bristol chose to cherry pick, out of context, in order to politicize for opportunistic reasons. Bristol really showed her ignorance on this one, and unfortunately so did you. The only evil people here are you and Bristol, you for encouraging ignorance and Bristol for her ignorance and total lack of truthfulness. There are a lot of frustrated people who are tired of Bristol and her ignorance of political issues. I am one of them. Bristol is even less informed than her mother, and that is really sad!!! You can’t be ignorant on the issues and blog about politics, it isn’t good for the country!! Bristol of all people should know better!! And you shouldn’t be encouraging her. The fact that her blog is being bombarded with negative comments is a sure sign that peace and calm do not exist here, therefore the truth was not on her side! Sadly, the haters had an abundance of truth and the washed up reality star seemed to wallow in the dreaded drama, she starting to thrive in it! Such a shame!

  • MaineMomma

    I think the issue with Sarah Palin getting a lot of policy assistance and advice from Todd was a legitimate issue. Michelle Obama does not have a desk in the Oval Office, and is not part of the cabinet. And, for sure, the views of both parents ( on many things) were probably shaped by the experiences and viewpoints of their children.
    I do think it takes strength to grow in your worldviews, and opinions. My father was a bigot, God Rest his Soul. He was afraid. I love him dearly, but do not share his views. Best to you and your son Bristol. Be well.

  • Kathy Godbey

    When will this ignorant family ever disappear from public view?? Just leave already. And by the way wasn’t Bristol one of her mother’s “advisors” on foreign policy? The ignorant blind leading the ignorant blind.

  • Jebediah Palin

    Little Girl…you’re dumb as shit.

  • http://flavors.me/awiles Alex Wiles

    “…that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” Obviously you have no idea what you’re talking about- or else you wouldn’t reference a time in history when women were legally considered as property in a marriage. I would say something about evolution of ideas here, but reading the word “evolution” would probably just make you burst into flames rather than help change your opinion.

  • Maggie Kathleen

    I find it so admirable that Obama didn’t have the heart to explain to his children why ugly, disgusting people in the world such as yourself find gay and lesbian couples to be any different than that of a hetero. And I think that you and your judgmental family should take a lesson from him and his.

    I wondered why the rest of the world despised you, but now I know. How about you read the constitution before you go slamming gays and lesbians, or like a good ol Catholic girl that you think you are, have another illegitimate child first?

  • Dennis

    nice to see, Ms. Palin, that your supposed spiritual enlightenment and hard-won “know-how” (?) haven’t diminished the ability to offer ignorant misrepresentations of reality OR hypocritical posturing (which is breathtakingly insipid, juvenile AND ballsy, considering your own history)…sad, too, to note that they have not provided you with the ability to comprehend more than the most simple-minded misreading of the President’s statement. thanks for the laugh.

  • Mike

    If anything the decision to say what the president said yesterday cost him votes buddy. He already had the gay vote, now he just lost a whole lot of black christian votes. In his voctory speech on election night he said he would champion gay rights, so any intelligent person would assumw he supported gay marriage. It want that hard to figure out. He was also quoted as saying he talked about this issue with college republicans who supported gay marriage. Bristol did you just miss that part or would you rather blame this on his daughters he had while he was married, unlike your good christian self who had a child out of wed lock… Did yuo realize that people got married before christianity existed? Did you realize the church had same sex marriage rituals as early as the 10th century? Oh, education, you guys don’t believe in that do you? Ha hahttp://anthropologist.livejournal.com/1314574.html

    • Susan

      Were there any pre-marriage pregnancies for Obama? He and Michelle are both believers in abortion. Just sayin’…..

      • Tom

        wouldn’t Bristol come under that banner Susan…gosh your attempt of diss Fails!

      • Nick

        Don’t be ignorant. They’re not believers in abortion, they’re believers in choice. They are not pro abortion or pro death, they are pro choice. Read a book.

  • Chris Coats

    Your whole entire article is a fallacy. You’re generalizing his statements to the point of idiocy by saying that his daughters influenced him. It was his daughters, the parents of his daughters’ friends, the LGBT White House staff members, and LGBT members of the armed services, and simply just a world where tolerance of peoples’ lifestyles is becoming more common. He is an intelligent, open-minded individual capable of change – something necessary for the President of the most diverse country in the world. Obama didn’t explain to Sasha and Malia that their friends’ lives would better off with a male and female as parents because he knew that was false. Where is this research you’re quoting that says same-sex parents can’t raise, happy, healthy, heterosexual children? You’re a total idiot with nothing but close-minded bigotry to back up your arguments and what’s more is that you’re a hypocrite- saying it’s important for a child to have a father and yet your child’s father is off doing Playboy shoots. GO AWAY NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK!

  • http://capitolnewsdaily.wordpress.com Tony Espinal

    Just fyi to all readers. As promised I finished my posting and encourage Bristol Palin and any others to read it at capitolnewsdaily.wordpress.com

  • Alex

    This coming from someone who is too stupid to use birth control?

  • Mike
  • gundel

    She’s really one to be playing the part of “life coach”. Unwed teenage mom, no real job except riding the coattails of what i guess you could consider her mother’s “political stardom” . Go get some more plastic surgery or sell a few more articles to tabloid magazines! I’d take Malia and Sasha’s world view over yours anyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nope

    Miss Palin, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  • http://hollymetzger.scentsy.us Holly M.

    PLEASE check your research before posting things like this… research actually shows that children in same sex family homes do the “same” if not BETTER than children that were raised in mother/father homes. It’s a FACT.

  • blazer543

    This article is ridiculous. Obama is not being submissive to his daughters. He’s thinking about equality through the lens of childhood innocence. There’s a huge difference. It’s not like his daughters are saying, “hey, Dad! Accept gay marriage or I’ll run away!”. No–according to what Obama said, they haven’t really said anything or really told him what to do. He’s merely reflecting on what it means to be different and what it means to be equal through how they see the world. The question Bachman was asked is ridiculous too. Any good relationship shouldn’t be based off of submission. It should be based off of respect and equality. Ughh these things make me head-desk.

  • someone who hates this bitch

    bitch… you are a whore… your mom is a whore… and your dad is probably a whore, too. why dont you take care of your bastard child before you start talking shit— are you currently married to the baby’s daddy? NO??? then, shut the fuck up! you need to cease to exist. go jump off planet earth!

    –citizens of the world. :)

    • Jim

      Wow, the hate and intolerance of the left is amazing.

      • bubbajoe

        Oh Jim. I think you’re mistaken. It is good Christian people that show up at military funerals and gay funerals carrying signs that say “GOD HATES FAGS” and “YOUR SON IS BURNING IN HELL.” And they are right to do so? Praise your twisted version of Jesus.

      • HFK

        …because you never hear that from the right… it’s not like the right is trying to deny a segment of the population equal rights…oh, wait…

  • Hah

    You are utterly pathetic.

  • Kassie Brown

    This is disgusting. First of all, you are no role model yourself. Get off your high horse princess. Stop trying to put yourself in the limelight because once again, you have faded out. Your whole argument is has no intellectual thought supporting it. In fact, you argued in a judgmental, assumptive manner. Open a book sweetie. How can you knock the role of fathers when your own child’s father is running rampid impregnating the world? Maybe you need to preach to him about being a role model. Also, who cares if he consults his daughters? You cannot say that your mom never consulted you on anything. Good parents talk openly with their children! Everyone is so ignorant and contorting his words. He said he talked about it with them, not that he let’s them dictate his choices! Also, who are you to say who should marry who? Love has no gender. Love is love. Kids who grow up in loving homes are better off; the argument could be made against single parent households just like against gay couples. Like you not choosing single parenthood, they did not choose who to love. Marriage is both HOLY and LEGAL. In a legal view, all unions should be recognized, but in a holy view, let each religion decided. Separation of Church and State. Times change and everyone needs to stop being ignorant. African Americans and Women were historically viewed as subserviant and that has such changed. Change is good. Allowing gays to marry will not run our nation based on equality into the ground. Ignorant thinking will though. Love is love.

  • Mandee

    Bristol should be one of the last people giving advice to the President. She is an uneducated and hypocritical individual. Her opinions lack merit or value. She claims to be a moral person who had sex with the biggest douch in Alaska. Her child would be better raised by two gay parents over two fame whores who sell their personal stories for a buck.

  • Sean Patrick Kelley

    “…that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.” Why is it that Christians continually believe that they corner the market on how marriage should be defined? Marriage predates Christ, it even predates the Jews! Many cultures have had many differing beliefs in regards to it. Hell it was legal in Rome until 243 AD, unfortunately Constantius II and Constans converted to Christianity and ordered all the gay couples to be killed! How very Christ like of them. There you go though when ever Christians have gotten a hold of power blood, death, bigotry, and the eventual decline of that society closely follow. If you are supposedly a Christian why not actually follow the teachings of Jesus, read Matthew 22:34-40 if you need to know what HIS rules were.

  • Courtney

    What makes you think that “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”? Are you saying that men who commit crimes of domestic violence, rape or murder are more often from gay families? Are you suggesting that women who steal or become prostitutes usually have gay parents? I think you’d be hard pressed to prove that, considering that these crimes have been around for centuries, and gay marriage is only just being brought to the table. Nothing is going to get better by staying the same.

  • Caitlin

    What is wrong with you?
    You are clearly the least intelligent person in the United States. “FAMILY VALUES”? You were a pregnant teen who is famous for her equally unintelligent mother and having plastic surgery. Where is your child’s mother/ father home? Maybe you should stop giving parenting/running the country advice until you actually do something for the world, or for your own child. GET A JOB.

  • PP

    You are an ignorant, privileged deluded, arrogant creature, Bristol. I hope you suffer from your views someday as millions of others do now. You’re an insult to America.

  • belo

    This is an indictment of her own father who screwed up so badly he let Bristol become America’s most famous whore.

    • Susan

      So are all women who have pre-marital sex with their boyfriends a whore? I thought the Left was into open sexual lifestyles.
      Who knew that Obama supporters were still so stuck in the dark ages that they still call women who have sex outside of marriage “whores.” Even far-Right Christians use that word.

      • Susan

        Oops…I meant to say even far-right Christians don’t use that word.

        • Damian

          No the far-right uses the word ‘slut’ for women who use birth control (see your buddy Rush about that one). Of course, Susan, you have a very selective memory.

      • bubbajoe

        Susan, you’re so right. Instead of whore, far Right Christians use the word ‘slut’ like your savior Rush Limbaugh did after a graduate student testified on Capitol Hill about women’s reproductive rights. And I believe the right is really open to “open sexual lifestyles” whatever that really might mean. Really, look at your savior Newt Gingrich and his adulterous wife Callista. They had an affair for 6 years. Really, biblical, Susan. Really, biblical. Pull your head out of your holy ass.

    • true american

      you really need to read more or where you just born stupid.

      • bubbajoe

        I can spell “were.”

    • Jean

      Are you a whore?

  • RT

    Those who oppose gay marriage, please watch the following video….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR9gyloyOjM&feature=share

    Open your mind and remove the gender element. This tragic story is something that we are all faced with in life. Simply put, we are all human beings, temporary entities grazing this planet . Simply put, we are born, we mature as adults, and at some point we grow old and die. Somewhere in between we fall in love and pro-create or choose not to. Legal marriage protects the ones we love, should we decide that path. Based on current law, legal marriage (non-religious) ensures our last desires and wishes come to fruition. Providing comfort for those we left behind. Whether or not you believe in same-sex marriage or that homosexuality is a sin, do you honestly believe after watching the video that the young man who’s life tragically ended, really meant for his partner to be left in so much pain? Without being by his bedside? Preparing his body before being laid to rest?

    Believing in religion is a choice. It’s a belief we are taught. An act of faith. We aren’t born religious. Being born gay is quite natural. Homosexuality is common in many species on Earth. Humans are the only species that promote hatred for this minority. In nature, species survive by killing prey and mating. Not all humans care to pro-create for survival or continue family lineage.

    Therefore being homosexual is quite normal. How do I know? Well including myself, I have two other gay siblings. Two of us from the same parents and one brother we adopted as a newborn. Based on religious arguments you have conclude one of two things: 1. Our straight and conservative parents breed gay children on purpose to endure a life of hatred and discomfort. OR 2. Our straight and conservative parents raised their children to be gay and endure a life of hatred and discomfort. I guess neither are true because we do have one heterosexual brother. Who knows, maybe his conservative religious beliefs keep him from coming out. Only he knows that and it is not my place or society to make that decision for him.

    So here is my response to your comments about the President and your speculation about taking advice from his children, including Glee influencing his children’s values on life. I’d much rather support ideology from a television show promoting issues we all face in life, than from a former reality television contender who promotes controversial opinions to stay relative in the media.

    Because I’m openly gay and someday hope I can meet a guy who will make me feel complete, doesn’t mean I don’t support and respect the message you are delivering. Hopefully when I meet my dream guy and have children of my own, we can be dads that teach our children to respect every human being equally. In fact I find it ironic, almost hypocritical, that you discuss the role of parenting, more so the role of dads being dads, when you are openly a single mother. As a parent who is raising a fatherless child, are you qualified to comment on the role of the father figure in a child’s life?

    Unlike some of the other comments that come from anger, I’m merely sharing my thoughts and life experiences with you. I’m hopefully that one day I can be the best man and or groomsman at my brothers weddings. To be quite honest, I can never be a brides maid or maid of honor. I don’t know how you girls, MTF and drag queens walk in those heels all day.

    Namaste.

    • Will

      Hear hear.

  • Remy

    She should not be talking about what god would have wanted when she committed a sin by having a child without being married. I don’t care that she did that but that makes her a hypocrite. Marriage should be equal. In the constitution they say that everyone should be equal but obviously that isn’t true if they are discriminating against gays. We live in 2012 Bristol. Get used to the fact that opinions are changing for the better. The younger generation won’t put up with your very very wrong rude and hurtful opinions.

    • Jean

      Are you in pain?

      • B

        Can you make a comment more relevant than 5 sarcastic words? That’s all you seem to do here.

  • Bristol

    “while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”

    That’s EXACTLY a reason to change “thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”
    This is a really stupid post, Brist.

  • Fred

    And Bristol how active a role does Levi play in shaping your child’s views? Was it your father’s views that lead to your having a child out of wedlock? If so, those are some great values Todd espouses. And what does the Bible say on premarital sex? You’re as dumb and ignorant as your mother. Gay marriage is a civil right and well on its way to becoming federal policy.

  • Jack

    Bristol, seriously–you aren’t very bright–just like your mother. Stick to getting pregnant, OK?

  • Susan

    Bristol,
    Did I miss the part where Bristol said gays were going BURN IN HELL…or that she HATED GAYS? Where is all the evil, violent, disgusting, hate-filled vitriol, the angry people on this blog are referring to?
    Seems to me that the only people who are posting hate-filled comments are the unhinged Obama supporters.

    • yourmoma

      What makes you think that “in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”? Are you saying that men who commit crimes of domestic violence, rape or murder are more often from gay families? Are you suggesting that women who steal or become prostitutes usually have gay parents? I think you’d be hard pressed to prove that, considering that these crimes have been around for centuries, and gay marriage is only just being brought to the table. Nothing is going to get better by staying the same.
      Are you suggesting that we should aloud crimes like rape o murder or stealing to continue? Those ahave been going on for thousands of years.

  • Will

    How funny that a 21-year-old unwed mother only known for being the daughter of a failed, and idiotic, VP candidate/media whore and Dancing with the Stars castmember who paraded her newborn son around trying to gain support for her mom considers herself a credible commentator on (a) morality and (b) parenting.

    • Susan

      It’s her blog, Will….she has a right to free speech just like everyone else in this country. If you don’t want to hear her opinion why are you even reading it?

      • B

        Freedom of speech does not mean other people cannot comment on your opinion. It also doesn’t protect you from being called out as an uneducated hypocrite when you spout nonsense and vitriol.

      • Will

        Free speech is a concept devised to protect dissenters from persecution and oppression by their government. Bristol is exercising her free speech with this blog, and I am exercising my free speech by presenting an opposing view. That is the essence of the right to free speech. If Bristol did not want her opinions to be publicly known, she should never have started a blog. Rather, I suspect Bristol wanted/needed the attention, thus, blog. One cannot speak in a public venue and at the same time expect to not be criticized or engaged about that speech, particularly when that speech promotes discrimination against a minority. For someone who vainly attempts to bring up the constitution in her arguments, I’d hope you’d actually understand what it says/means.

    • Jim

      So, why are you commenting?
      You don’t respond to Bristol’s post ; you concentrate on personal attacks and name-calling.

      • Will

        First of all, I did respond to Bristol’s post. She’s attempting to make a comment on effective parenting, lecturing another parent about how to raise his children, but ultimately coming across as a brat. I commented on her hypocrisy. I’m sorry your reading comprehension doesn’t rise to the level required to understand that. Furthermore, nowhere in my comment did I call Bristol names. I called her mom a media whore, which admittedly is name-calling, but what quacks like a duck…

  • Andy

    Didn’t you have a child out of wedlock? Look up “The Rock” on Google and look for one of his many catchphrases, specifically the one where he says, “Know your role & Shut your mouth.” Your 15 min of fame ran out and you’re just looking for a way to get back in. Don’t ruin whatever good karma you have left little girl.

  • LOLOL

    Was going to say you had a child out of wedlock. Your argument is invalid, Sister Bertha Better-Than-Everyone but ^ they beat me to it. The bible also says women do not have the right to an opinion but I guess you’re skipping over that tid-bit of information too, eh?

  • Fug

    It’s impossible to argue with Christians, especially those that are more interested in telling people what to do than actually following their own faith. Bristol, you’re a shining example of everything wrong with the world. Why do we still have to live in this miasma of unrealistic beliefs and even more unrealistic expectations?Marriage is a sacred institution?! Interrobang… That’s a laugh.

  • Ric

    There are many practices “thousands of years old” that we have changed for the better, and many more that are still in dire need of eradicating. Based on this commentary, I suppose that we should re-institute slavery, and stop trying to eradicate female genital mutilation.

  • Brian

    Ummm… “Sometimes Dad’s should lead their family in the right way of thinking”?

    Are you saying your mother is unfit to lead the country because she didn’t teach you not to have unwed teenaged sex and allows you to wear pants in direct contradiction to Deuteronomy 22:5? Because it kinda sounds like you are.

  • Michelle

    You are an idiot.

    • Jean

      You too.

      • Will

        You three.

        It’s not just uneducated bigots who can use infantile tit-for-tat and try to play it off as a reasoned response.

  • sarah

    If Palin’s characterization of the scrutiny that (apparently only) Republican female candidates face with regard to the balance of their marriage and their presidential responsibilities is correct, how does one explain the media response to Hilary Clinton’s bid for the democratic nomination in 2008? I recall many reporters’ concerns about the role that Bill Clinton would potentially play if Hilary Clinton were to win her party’s nomination. I agree this speculation is completely unfounded and has no place in educated political discourse but I simply cannot understand Palin’s characterization of this as a partisan issue. It is a deeply polarizing problem that affects female candidates from both sides of the aisle. To dismiss a large percentage of female candidates is simply ignorant. Perhaps she should pay closer attention to political news coverage.

  • Sam

    Funny how a rich, heterosexual, conservative, who considers herself an adult is criticizing children. Get over yourself. I’m sorry girl, but you really need to grow up. You don’t even know what your talking about 100% of the time. Stop letting mommy and the bible speak for you and form your own opinions next time. How can an irresponsible teen mom think she has the right to say anything? This issue has nothing to do with you Bristol. Are you gay? Do you have any gay friends and or relatives? I don’t think so. So please stop being so ignorant. Clearly you have something to hide, and your mom does too. If you don’t like gay marriage so much, why do you to keep commenting on it? The U.S. was NOT founded on your discriminatory religion. Go use your computer for something good and educate yourself instead of acting like an immature, uncivilized, so-called “American”. Your an absolutely horrible person. Homophobic people like you, scientifically proven, ARE GAY. Stop hiding and come out. I’m sure in Alaska there’s a PFLAG you can join. Please stop being so negative. Not that anyone cares about your opinion anyways.

    • Jean

      I think the girl knows what she is talking about.

      The fool in the WH can’t run on his record so he is playing politices with gay marriage.

      Read it again and learn.

      • Tom

        wait if he runs on his record…the lessening of Unemployment…or God forbid Killing Osama you guys whine…so which is it?

    • Jim

      Obama is using Malia and Sasha as a excuse for his flip flop on gay marriage . But children not mature sexually, emotionally or spiritually enough to understand the concept of marriage yet.

      • John

        Then why is Bristol even writing anything? Jim, you sound like a pedophile to me.

  • PX

    I’m no Bible expert, but I’m pretty sure if Bristol eventually decides to get married, the fact that she’s not a virgin means she is to be stoned to death.

    • bubbajoe

      Yup. That is indeed biblical. I’m gathering my pile of stones right now.

  • http://no no

    bristol – while yes, you have the right to express your opinion but please remember,

    1 – Republican women get asked those questions because they spew biblical quotes back and forth, Democratic women do not when they are campaigning.

    2 – do you know any gay couples? Cause if you did you may change your mind after discussing with them how it feels to be ostracized and hated because of who you love.

    3 – Obama only showed that he listens to his daughters talked. They did not go to him and say hey dad think this way. He was showing, he realized by LISTENING to them talk about their friends and their parents that maybe he could open his mind some more.

    4 – 50-60 years ago the same crap the righteous right (I am not saying Republicans but those who refused to be open to change and use the Bible as a weapon) were spouting against gay marriage were used against the equal rights movement for Blacks and when they tried to make Interracial Marriage illegal thru federal law. That would make my marriage to my husband illegal because we crossed racial lines and the same with the largest growing community in this country. And there are people STILL trying to make this illegal.

    5 – How would you feel if someone you loved and spent 30 years of your life with was dying and you were denied access to them to say goodbye because you weren’t allowed to marry them.

    6 – Denying the ability to people to love is denying God in my opinion.

    7 – You are not a celebrity, you are what is called a personality. You have not done anything personally to be a celebrity you just happened to be the daughter of someone who, I guess, is a celebrity. Same with your ex-boyfriend. You should be focusing on your family, your son and not hating on other people. You aren’t doing anything to make the world a better place by casting judgements. What did Jesus say, “Let those WITHOUT sin, cast the first stone” he did not add on – except those who say they are doing it in my name because they are living 2000 years after I died!

    8 – Everyone is allowed to have their opinions even the President’s children.

    • Susan

      Where did Bristol say she hated anyone?

  • Jo Griffin

    You (and/or your ghost writer) are demented. Your comparison of President Obama talking with his daughters about their friends’ parents to “consulting” them for his position is just absurd.

    • Jean

      Take that up with the CIC. He is the one that continues to use his daughters.

      Daddy, daddy, did you plug the oil hole yet.

  • true american

    Obama = One Big Ass Mistake America even Bristol Palin see this time to fire the fool.

    • Nick

      I highly doubt you are a “true american” if you have the audacity to disrespect the President of YOUR country like that. Regardless of your opinion of him he was fairly elected to lead this nation and you owe him a level of respect.

      • Jean

        You are joking, right.

      • HFK

        It is very American to criticize the president- and an admirable trait.

  • Zoe

    For Bimbo-Bristol and the Palinistas who love her.
    Before you repeat the “let’s keep marriage as it’s been defined for thousands of years” meme, you might want to read this –> http://anthropologist.livejournal.com/1314574.html

    • Jean

      Can I have 5 husbands?

    • Damian

      Zoe, how dare you insert fact into this discussion. You know the Palins are highly allergic to the truth! Shame on you.

      • Zoe

        Shhhhhh, Damian. (Of course, I know that! I was hoping to cause a near-fatal allergic reaction. Now would that be such a bad thing?)

  • true american

    Obama = One Big Ass Mistake America even Bristol Palin see this time to fire him in November.

  • magistra

    Bristol needs to get a new ghostwriter. This one is too mean and nasty to assort well with the image she’s trying to project. It just doesn’t go. Sorta like prints and plaid . . .

  • Tony Harney

    Wow Bristol. As if you didn’t prove your idiocracy enough by becoming famous from being a knocked up teenager while your mother preaches abstinence, you now knock gay marriage. Perhaps you should use your new celebrity status to preach love, and not hate. Shame on you.

    • Susan

      Again, where did Bristol say she hated anyone?

    • Jean

      Where is the hate, dude?

    • Jim

      Not Bristol, but you Tony are hating.

  • Nagelbite

    I highly advise enrolling at a university. ONE LOVE!

  • Joe

    Despite your paintings, I would enormously doubt the President made a 180 turnabout simply because of something his kids said off the cuff. More than likely, this president, as he and so many others before him and rightfully so, are seeing the long game, and doing so through the eyes of their children. He looks at his children, imagines where they will be when they grow up, and asks themselves, what will people remember me doing? What will be different then and what role did I have in that? He is after all leader of the greatest country in the world.

    That said, he looked at his kids who indeed do have friends whose parents are also of the same gender and realizes, when they grow up, this won’t be a big deal. So why wait? Even he has said he had been “evolving”, that he was “almost there.” It more than likely was just the icing on the cake. I know how much Republicans hate being on the wrong side of a good argument, but you are, no matter how much you try and spin it.

    • Jim

      Obama flip floped because he needs the gay money and vote; and Obama is using his children as a excuse for his flip flop.

  • MC

    As much as I respect your right to form your own opinion (no matter how much I disagree with it), I do think that it’s a little hypocritical for you to be mocking the President’s daughters and how the exchange of views and opinions between parents and their children, whereas when you were the daughter of a vice-Presidental candidate the media strategy focused on removing you from her sphere of focus in the media. Maybe you should review the days that you spent until the microscope before you attack your younger peers.

    • Jim

      Bristol is not mocking the Obama’s children; she is pointing out the hypocrisy of the media.

  • http://www.thatguysblog.com Dustin Cushman

    Oh Bristol, where to even begin?

    First, we live in America. As of yet, free speech hasn’t been squashed. So you have your right to say what you want, and believe what you want. So do I! I know you think your rights, from your God, are more right than mine. Thank Jesus we haven’t been forced to conform to one religion yet. Have you been fitted for your magical Mormon underwear? Just curious!

    First of all, girlfriend you got some egg on your face. Second, I think any remaining friends you may have had from “Dancing With The Stars” just got lost. Hollywood is riddled with homosexuality! That’s a quote from Suzzanne Sugarbaker. Given your generation, you can find the answers to who that is on Wikipedia . . . where your generation also writes all their college term papers from.

    Yes how dare President Obama discuss homosexuals with his teenage girls. Clearly they’ve been influenced by Glee and Glee only! We all also know Dora is a big ole taco munching lesbo. I mean she’s Mexican right? Did the part where they were their friends’ parents fly over your head? Why shouldn’t they have questions? Why shouldn’t he talk to them. I had questions as a 5 year old about my parents married friends who were mixed couple! My parents set me straight at a young age to counter my other family members views. I guess they were horrible parents too.

    I am so glad you are a champion of traditional marriage. Last I heard Levi was engaged? Well don’t let that stop you, go get him girl! Traditionally a man could marry several women. It’s a plus if they were sisters.

    I guess while I could go on and on, I’ll just end by saying that I’m so glad you feel a child needs a mom and dad in their life. When can we expect you to photoshop in a photo of a man into your blog’s banner? You seem to be missing an adult male up there.

    Signed,
    The homo trying to ruin your traditional marriage (oops you don’t have one) and trying to give every kid two daddies (oops, one more than yours has!)

    -Dustin

    • Jean

      Do you have a problem with homos?

    • Brittney

      Dustin, I applaud you. I was thinking the same thing about the daddies… I grew up with 2, yes count them 2 abusive male figures in my life. One was emotionally abusive and was my biological father and the second was physically and emotionally abusive and was my step father for many years. Thank Jesus my mom got smart and got rid of both of them in due time, but I’m a well rounded person and it’s no thanks to the “male figure” in my life.

      As for Bristol and her ignorance, look up the statistics of same sex partners raising children. The statistics show that a) they are no different then those raised with heterosexual parents and b) the majority of same sex partners raising children have been together and stay together FAR longer then MARRIED heterosexual partners. So I know sanctity of marriage blah blah blah, but really who is screwing up the sanctity of marriage right now?

      Your ignorance bewilders me. You have no male influence in your child’s life, you had a baby out of wedlock and you claim that “father’s shape their children’s views” well shame on you then for being a single mom raising a child that will have corrupt views because he has no father in his life. And shame on you for degrading the President’s relationship with his daughters, to me it sounds like someone’s a little jealous.

  • kassi

    looks like someone needs to realize that its 2012 not 1960′s love is love. homophobia and racism are dead. deal with it.

  • B

    It would be a wonderful world to live in if Christians practiced what they preached and actually tried to love those different from them. Bristol, one day you’ll look back on this when you actually live a little and hopefully you will be ashamed. If you are not, you will have little hope of growth or a potential for true human connections.

  • Sue

    Standing with you Bristol. Ignore the haters that have the vocabulary of a sailor and the self-control of a two-year- old. Temper-tantrum throwing bullies- that is all the libs are.

    • Angie

      Yep. Liberals are just big bullies who want equal rights for all.

  • Ted Edwards

    Hi Bristol,
    I was put off by both your argument and your tone towards Obama. Please try to keep some perspective: whatever you think of him, Obama graduated from Columbia and then Harvard LS where he was president of the law review; he was elected as a state senator, then a U.S. senator, then president. He is married and has two very promising children.
    You, on the other hand, have no life achievements save getting knocked up with an unwanted baby (whose genetic make-up suggests that things are not going to go well for him) by a wildly inappropriate sex partner. You’ve turned that poor life choice into a career, thereby systematically degrading both marriage and motherhood.
    In sum, you should not feel good about yourself. I don’t want to be mean, I’m just trying to be honest.
    -Ted

    • bubbajoe

      I love you, Ted. Will you gay marry me?

    • Susan

      1. If Obama is so smart how is it that he doesn’t understand basic math. Did he not learn that you cannot get out of debt by spending more money?

      2. Obama used drugs and slept around when he was Bristol’s age. How many girls did he impregnate? Guess we’ll never know since most of his many girlfriends were pro-abortion.

      3. Ted, you are not trying to be honest, you are being sexist and denigrating towards someone with whom you disagree.

    • Jim

      Ted , the problem is that Obama is a very lousy president.
      Anyway, this is Bristol’s blog and she has the right to express her opinion.

      If you don’t like her opinion , then don’t read her blog.

    • Nick

      Amen to that.

    • john.frank

      When Obama ran for the State Senate, he said that he supported gay marriage.
      When he ran for the US Senate, he said he did not support gay marriage.
      When he ran for the Presidency, he said he did not support gay marriage.
      Now, after the Vice-President said he was comfortable with gay marriage, Obama comes out and says that his position has “evolved” after talking with his children!
      …. and his belief is only personal, since he supports the right of the States to decide the issue.
      Please. Classic Obama. Leading from behind.

    • john.frank

      A young woman uses irony and humor to make her point and the putrid hatred that pours forth in response exposes for all to see the level of intolerance. A sad statement on the state of discourse.

  • joeyess

    Wow. Unwed mother from Methylvania, Alaska lectures a grateful nation and the president on the subject of morals. Good to know.

  • Adam

    Your a single mother raising a child with a non existent goofball father who is supposedly Christian and accepts his teachings of love and tolerance. Where do you have room to speak?

    You say children are better when brought up by a traditional couple? Show your proof. Link to a study or cite something that supports your theory.

    If you are going to be a bigot, do so without shame instead of hiding behind your poorly thought out commentary. Your arguments are akin to those regarding interacial relationships that are based in fear and racism.

    Your post was bad, and you should feel bad.

  • Jackie

    The post says “the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters.” Untrue. He was very careful to back gay marriage from a personal level. He did not propose any policy changes. Listen more closely Bristol.

    • HFK

      his track record thus far says otherwise. He is probably just pandering to voters.

  • kristin

    You are on the wrong side of history, which doesn’t really matter because history will not remember you anyway. Grasping at your dwindling pseudo-fame by providing your vapid, unsolicited opinion at every opportunity is just sad. Gays will marry, and I hope to God it’s before you do.

    And I’ll save you the trouble:
    vap·id   [vap-id]
    adjective
    1.lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.
    2.without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation.

  • Dolores

    Wow Im really not against gay marriage nor am I for it. What I find more interesting is you have nerves. It has never been ok to have a baby as a teenager. That what fast-acting little girls did. You are a contradiction and had the nerves to write a book as if you can speak on anything influncial. Wow is all I can say. Glass house glass house. In what bible did you read it was ok to have a baby out of wedlock? I know it deoes speak on men taking men as lovers.

    • Jim

      Bristol never said that is was ok to have a baby out of wedlock.
      She admitted several times that she made a mistake.

      • HFK

        she’s advocating that gay people not be considered fit parents because a male and female parent must be present in the home, yet she herself is not living up to this standard. She still has the right to get married, even though she made a “mistake”. Yet gay parents who are great parents are not able to have the same right. She’s being a hypocrite, and she’s wrong.

        • Jim

          What is wrong is that you don’t tolerate a different opinion about gay marriage.
          Not Bristol , but you are intolerant .

          • John

            Just shut the fuck up before somebody finds you in real life and does it for you.

  • Jon33

    I agree with a lot of the comments that Bristols opinion uses poor logic and is frankly juvenile thinking. This just comes off as someone trying too hard to find an angle to criticize Obama on this issue. It’s also what we call selective Christianity

  • Casey Castner

    Yes, let’s listen to a high school graduate (late), who got knocked up by a former boyfriend whom she is no longer in a relationship in, who had plastic surgery. She is a mentor and leader to all of us!

  • Jose

    Bristol is absolutely right, reversing thousands of years of traditional marriage is an immense sin. Unfortunately, our forefathers did just this by choosing to define marriage as one man, one woman. The Good Book states repeatedly that men may marry multiple women, and Biblical heroes from Joseph to Solomon practiced this God-approved type of marriage. Some fake Christians would say “But Jose, that’s from the Old Testament, we follow the New Testament!”, but of course I know that everyone on this site is a TRUE Christian and understands that we must follow both! That’s why we are so vehemently against gay marriage, even though Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ does not not say a single word about it–we know that Leviticus is the Word of God, and we follow it because of that! Let’s get back to Biblical marriage immediately: one man, multiple women (slaves and concubines are allowed). God bless you, Bristol, for reminding us that thousands of years of tradition simply can’t be wrong.

  • CoolChange80

    The LGBT agenda is just another part of the Marxist coalition. Excellent article ,Bristol. Thank you, Bristol for making the rotten scumbags on the psychotic left’s heads explode. I remember when that demented Homosexual scumbag came up to you and started insulting your mother and you. I stand with Bristol, Sarah, and the Palin Family.

    • yourmoma

      why hating gays? are they making you poorest?
      NO! Because they just want to love freely. Don’t hate.

      VOTE!

    • http://www.wthomasadkins.com Thomas Adkins

      Ted, you’re my hero. To listen to this teenage mother (yes, I’m criticizing her poor life choices) belch up this vitriolic sermon, you’d think Jesus Christ himself had impregnated her.

      Bristol Palin is a fool. The President, an educated and gracious man who we elected to steer us toward the future, spoke eloquently of his personal beliefs and is wise enough to listen to the younger generation.

      And CoolChange80, your puerile attitude and failure to use your words in a productive manner, is proof that Palin’s devotees are anything BUT Christian. You’re so engorged with hate that you can’t see beyond the idiocy of you stubborn beliefs. Good luck with your future as the world progresses without you.

      • Jim

        Unfortunately , Obama is a very bad president and now he is using his children as a excuse for his flip flop on gay marriage.

        • John

          How about you read the President’s entire quote? No? I’m betting your only source of news is from this blog.

  • Casey Castner

    BRAVO Ted Edwards. Bravo.

    Bravo

  • Jake

    Where’s your baby’s father figure?

  • Jennifer

    “…we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”.
    Then I guess your kid is screwed, isn’t he? Hypocrite.
    By the way, isn’t there something in that book that you rednecks SO love to quote about it being a sin to lie with a man before marriage? Yeah….about that….

  • Ashley

    Let me get this right. “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.” But yet you say your son’s father has no part in his life. Your saying that kids do best with both parents, but your son has no father in his life. Great way to sound even more stupid.

  • Jo

    God you are so stupid.

    • john.frank

      No. Bristol is actually quite mature.

  • Lipstick

    I reread the post and I did not even see the word hate written in it.

    The only time I see the word “hate” typed are by people who “hate” the Palin’s yet have camped out here making post after post. People who are name calling, using foul language…they are the ones spewing hate. Then quoting select Bible passages about love, yet spewing hate along with it.

    I think Bristol’s point was not about gay marriage but the fact there is a double standard applied to socialists, like Obama and conservatives, like her mother. Conservative women, such as Michele Bachmann, were attacked regarding listening to much to loved ones in their lives regarding policies. Yet, Obama admits to not just listening to his wife, but his teenage daughters whom he wants “left alone” by the media unless he chooses to drag them into the debate himself. Obama’s act is seen as OK, yet conservatives who listen to family members are given other labels that are very negative.
    I think all politicians listen to their loved ones for advice, just like we all do. But the true hypocrisy is that Obama is a great, deep thinker according to the media and some posters on here, while others who just happen to be conservative are considered dumb etc.

    Regarding Bristol’s self admitted mistakes and bad judgements in the past, perhaps you missed this post she made:
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2012/03/stop-living-with-regrets/

    For those of you who like to quote Bible verses…how about this one:

    Romans 3:23
    …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…
    or this:
    Psalm 130:4
    But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

    Some others:

    Luke 1:77
    …to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,…
    Acts 13:38
    …“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you….
    Mark 1:4
    ….And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
    Luke 5:20
    …When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

    Wow! Seems like Jesus and the bible talks a lot about forgiveness…who knew?

    Here is a goody for those who love to tell Bristol how she will burn in hell, or how her mistakes in the past would cause Jesus to “call her out”…..

    John 8:2-11
    Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.

    So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours?Has no one condemned you?”
    She said, “No one, Lord.”
    And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

    • missminute

      Other stuff from the Bible:
      “Kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourself every girl who has never slept with a man.” (Numbers 31:17-18)
      “… Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword and; also the women and little ones…. every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall utterly destroy.” (Judges 21:10-12)

    • Tom

      Jesus also said take the beam out of your own eye b4 you take the speck from your brother’s Lipstick or did that not come in your bible too…JESUS HATES hypocrisy masquerading itself as righteousness.

  • Ernesto

    We need the Palin Family in The White House and Obama thrown out on his butt. Bristol unmasks the fraud that is Barack Obama.

  • Bob Levin

    Wow. The idiocy of this article is beyond comprehension. I literally have never heard a dumber mix of words uttered in my entire life, and I’m a life long republican. This article is idiocy personified. I want to stop writing this comment, but I simply can’t get over how completely insane this whole piece of writing is… I just can’t believe it… I just can’t…

  • Lara

    First of all, he is an adult capable of making rational decisions. He is not just bending over to his daughter’s every whim and it is RIDICULOUS to think that he made this decision just because his daughters told him to. And your comment about Dora honestly made me want to vomit. How can you be so stupid? Those two things are not related at all and you thinking they are makes me think you probably didn’t graduate from the second grade.
    Second of all, our entire civilization is based on change. You say we should not mess with thousands of years of tradition? Ok, I’d like to see you go back to living in a straw hut with no running water, hunt and gather your own food, and NOT use medicine to cure disease. How’s that for keeping tradition? Or maybe we should make inter-racial and inter-religious marriages illegal too, you know, because they are not “traditional”.
    Finally, it has actually NOT been proven that children do better in opposite-sex homes. It all has to do with the love, care, and stability a family provides. Don’t be so bitter because some of us are more evolved in our thinking than you are. And next time you make such a ridiculous argument, check your facts.

  • Tom

    Marxist coalition???? HAHAHAHHAHAHA UH..HOMOSEXUALS HAVE BEEN AROUND LONGER THAN THAT…jeeze…why do people not use the brains God gave them…this hurts so much…the laughter i’m having at your expense…so…much…ignorance convincing itself that its righteous and smart.

    • Adino

      Marxist coalition? Didn’t see that in the article.

  • Dave

    Way to go Bristol, defending bigotry is a tough job but you pulled it off. Perhaps we should also go back to slavery because that’s the way servants were thought of for thousands of years. Or better yet, let’s go back to stoning women on their wedding nights if you find out she isn’t a virgin. Just because it is found in an absurdly outdated, first century book, that you call “the good book,” does not mean it belongs in our country’s definition of marriage. Grow up.

    • john.frank

      To attack the view that marriage should be between a man and a woman by claiming that person is a bigot is a false charge.
      Marriage is a religious institution, that has been enshrined in the law.
      The fact someone does not believe the definition of marriage should be extended to include same sex couples does not mean that person is intolerant of gays or lesbians.
      Rather, that is a claim made by those who support same sex marriage to stop the discussion.
      P.S. The suggestion about going back to stoning is nonsense and is a false claim.

      • HFK

        The only reason that you are denying us equal marriage rights is because we are homosexual. That is bigotry.

        • Andy Sandoval

          No. . .you have Chosen that life style. You can chose not to be in that extremely addictive behavior.

          • Cathy

            You are wrong. It is not chosen. Why would people CHOOSE to have to deal with your bigotry? If people choose it, why do you think gay teenagers kill themselves because they are bullied? Why would they choose to be bullied so badly that they kill themselves? Don’t you think that if it was choice, they would choose to be straight rather than suffer such pain at the hands of bullies that they kill themselves? It is not choice.

          • Ali

            You’re entirely incorrect.

          • Lee

            Bristol could have chosen not to have gotten drunk and wrapped her ankles around boys she hardly knew?

          • http://non82 Millie

            lee,
            And you could have choosen to not tell things that you do not know about!!!! You
            people who hate will say anything to destroy that person you hate or are jealous
            of. When you say things like you just said tells me that you do not know anything
            about her.

      • dominic

        Marriage is NOT a religious institution, Holy Matrimony is, but marriage is a civil contract between 2 people. you have to apply to the state to get a marriage license but then that marriage does not have to be performed in a church.
        Maybe the fact that someone does not believe marriage should not be extended to gay couples is not being intolerant of them, but they are certainly not allowing them the same rights and privileges that heterosexual couples are allowed. This is most certainly a discriminatory act on their behalf.
        As far as going back to stoning, I would like to know why people who are opposed to same sex marriage cling to the idea that the Bible says that a man should not lie with a man as he lies with a woman and that is still valid years later but you can just decide to forget and move on from all the other things that you don’t like. Yes, the world has changed and we should not stone people to death anymore, that is true. The world has also changed about homosexuality – some people just need to catch up with that.

        • claraluz

          The thing is, the Old Testament also says that if a woman wears undergarment made of two diffrent fiber her husband should kill her. So, if the Holy Book says so, why aren’t wives killed every day for wearing their cotton/spandex undies??

          • IndependentNYC

            Can I get an Amen!

    • Millie

      dave,
      If you believe there is a God it certainly does belong in our country’s definition of marriage. The
      sad thing is some in our country have turn their backs on God. You are right this condition has been
      around for a long, long time and so has sin or do you not believe in sin either.

      Second Chronicles 7:14
      “If my people who are call my name will humble themselves and prayer and seek my face and
      turn from their wicked ways. I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and restore their
      land.”
      l

      • Ann

        Good point Millie…”if you believe in God”. Of course, many people don’t, or they believe in a completely different God from the one you believe in. There is no way to prove who’s wrong and who’s right in the arena of religion. That is one of the reasons why our founders believed firmly in the separation of church and state. After all, would you be happy if Wiccans became the majority in this country and forced you to take part in pagan rituals every spring? I didn’t think so.

  • Britt

    You said “we know in general, kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”.

    What are your sources? What studies and data support this claim? I myself am a product of a single parent household, as your son is right now. I probably would have benefitted from another parent-whether they were the same sex or not. Why does it matter if a child is loved and provided for? Better for them to grow up in a stable, loving household than to be bounced around foster homes. And if your idea of marriage is “thousands” of years old (spoiler: it’s not!), then maybe you should reconsider following a rule that outdated. Years from now, the anti-gay movement will be viewed with the same contempt as those against the Civil Rights movement. No matter what made-up facts you present, you are still denying people the right to live freely and be happy. Will two gay people getting married affect your comfortable, happy life? No. So why would you deny the same of other people? We are all human, and all only have one life to live on this planet. Why are you so intent on making it miserable for other people?

  • Greg

    Tell me how youre a slut. and how you know that a kid with gay parents is worse off. You dont know anything about the subject, unless youve done hours, possibly years of feild study on the subject. Then I might listen to you.

    • john.frank

      Right. Instead of providing a reasoned response, the commentator simply insults and attacks.

    • Mymati

      Right Gregg and yet here you are reading her words. If you truely believed what you wrote we would not have had to read it here.

      • Craig Pedley

        spurious logic. Someone who is actually able to countenance an argument will look at both sides.

        You make yourself look, basically, fucking silly with your comments. Pray that ignorance away.

  • Sarah

    Weren’t you engaged to your on/off boyfriend with whom you had a baby out of wedlock? How are YOU protecting the sanctity of marriage?

  • Nova

    Bristol , you should write a piece about the fake Indian Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren too. Make liberals own their lies.

  • B.S

    Maybe if you took the chance to look at the argument from another perspective you would gain a better understanding? You love your child, and so Obama loves his children. Since he loves and appreciates them, he listens to what they have to say about the world they live in. I hope that you become as patient, accepting and tolerant of you’re child’s natural intellectual development as Obama is with his children- it will make you a better (more educated) person.

  • Melissa McClellan

    You are a disgusting judgmental embarrassment. Pre-marital sex and having a baby out of wedlock really leaves you in a place you should keep your mouth shut. Perhaps we should vote to take away the rights of women who have babies out of wedlock-there was a time when you would have been shunned in our countries history but we grow and mature and learn to accept people. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Jim

      Well, the “tolerant left” speaks.

      • Sir Craig

        Cry me a river, Jim. At least when someone says “the tolerant left” no one is left in convulsions of helpless laughter, unlike when someone mentions “compassionate conservatives.”

      • Sue

        I don’t think it’s a question of being “tolerant”. You’re sticking up for someone who had a baby out of wedlock-isn’t that against the conservative point of view? Seems to me there is a lot of hypocrisy going on with the Bristol supporters.

    • sodakhic

      Yeah there wouldn’t be anyone voting in Chicago.

    • Jean

      You should keep you mouth shout you nasty nut.

    • Holy Ghost Girl

      Jesus Loves you….even when you send hate out into the world….read the bible…

  • Anna

    Hey Bristol,

    So both mother and fathers are good for a child? Really? Where’s your baby daddy? Shacking up with other girls and getting them pregnant? He’s nowhere close to your son and you’re giving advice on marriage? LOL Bristol, please close your idiotic trap shut because you’re just a girl who got knocked up by a playboy and gave birth to a child into a broken home. You have no excuse to accuse gay parents of being shitty and unresponsible. You and your baby daddy can have all the fun and shack up whomever, but when it comes to gay people, you have a hard time accepting what others do with their genitals?

    Bristol, you’re a bigot and you need to accept the changing times. You had no problem bringing a child into this world out of wedlock, you have no excuse to be pointing fingers at ANYBODY. Stupid knocked up teenager. Geez, the palins are the retarded bunch in this country, someone take them out of the public eye because it’s just sad to see how stupid some people can be.

  • Sara

    As Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God.” Stop using God as a way to prove your ridiculous arguments, and think for yourself. People who are against gay marriage are on the wrong side of history. In twenty years, this will be a non issue, so let these bigots say what they want. Their racist and hate filled ways of thinking are numbered. Canada has had gay marriage since 2005….. doesn’t seem to be hurting them one little bit.

    • Drew

      Actually it is a corruption of what God created. God created sex to procreate, and I haven’t heard of any gays producing children. Please correct me if that has happened in Canada, and oh, BTW feces doesn’t count.

  • Fred

    Isn’t it hypocritical that a woman famous for being a single mother out-of-wedlock writes a staggering 392 word blog that’s main point is “kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”?

    I feel bad for Bristol. And not just because she’s a bad writer.

  • Jim

    Bristol didn’t speak about hate or hating gays ; she only expressed her opinion .
    But many comments are hateful and showing intolerance for people who don’t agree with gay marriage.
    Those comments concentrate on personal attacks and not on the content of the post.
    The hate and intolerance is not coming from Bristol, but from the people who disagree with her!

    • dominic

      That is very true, she was not being hateful. She was, however, speaking about something that she has no right speaking about. She talks about a child needing a mother and a father – something that she herself is not giving to her child. I am a gay parent and so I am raising children with 2 fathers and so i don’t actually think that a child needs both. I do feel though that if you are a teenager that gets pregnant and then decides to raise your child without allowing the father to be in the picture then you are not in a position to be talking on this platform.

    • E

      She said talking with your children was the same as ‘taking their advice’, she claims that liberals are going after female Republican candidates about listening to their husbands (what??), and she said that gay couples can’t be as good as straight couples for parents (and if they don’t want to have kids?). Also, she continually says Obama is dumb (which may be the case. That’s possible, but not because of what she’s saying)

      So, I guess that’s not ‘hating’? I dunno. I think you’re very confused about what that word means… or maybe you just didn’t read half of her article?

    • http://www.thatguysblog.com Dustin Cushman

      First line of the blog is “Is anyone really surprised by the fact that President Obama came out of the closet for gay marriage? ”

      Hateful? No not out right. But a clear dig that basically screams “get back in the closet.” My response was not mean, I simply pointed out her hypocrisies. Unlike YOU, and others, I left my full name, real email and my web address.

    • HFK

      While I, too, would like to see more polite commentary, it IS hateful to a homosexual person to deny us our rights. It is treating us as unequal to straight people, our relationships as invalid; it’s dehumanizing. It has serious real-world implications for us and our families. Considering that in some parts of the world (and even here) we are killed just for being gay, treating us as if we are not quite as human as you are IS hurtful to us. It’s much more harmful to us than any snarky comments about Bristol.

    • Tom

      I think Miss Palin makes a few leaps here that spring more from her predisposed desire to criticize the president and “liberals” than from the issues at stake. Her choice of words in itself betrays that.

      I for one expect any elected official would discuss with their spouse the matters they must weigh from day to day, especially the ones that are what you could broadly call “people” issues. That goes for Governor and Todd Palin or for Barack and Michelle Obama. But Miss Palin says the president took “advice” from his daughters. That’s obviously not what happened.

      What he did do was look at the world his daughters live in, at the world they will live in in the future, and at the way they applied what they’ve been taught – about tolerance, fairness, equality, about how to treat people – to the relationship of their friends’ parents. And looking at that, seeing that his children were actually fairer than the old status quo, the old “thousands of years” argument, he considered that maybe he might be able to be fairer, too.

      Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”

      Now, one other point. The president did not say that he had changed his opinion on the advice of his children. He said he considered the fact of the gay people he knew, friends and staff, their side of the issue, and how he could no longer accept that they can’t marry someone they love.

      I hear many people speak the equivalent of the old phrase, “some of my best friends are …” In the past it used to continue “negroes” or “jews” or “Irish” or whatever 2nd class group the speaker was about to betray, because the end of the message was always, “but there’s just no place for them at” this “company, church, school” or in “this town, this country.”

      I’ve heard governor Palin say she has gay friends. May Bristol Palin “has gay friends.” Well, I expect my friends to expect the best for me. And gay people should expect their friends to expect that they will be treated like FIRST CLASS citizens.

      Every day more people agree. As with civil rights issues of the past – and equality before the law will always be a civil rights issue, no matter who is affected – it takes people a while to leave their old perceptions behind. You’ve always been against “mixed marriage”, then you think maybe (or perhaps the Supreme Court rules that miscegenation laws are unconstitutional) and in time, twenty or fifty years, whatever it takes, your children have children and those people have a bigger idea of what is right and just than you did.

      This is the history of the world and is certainly the history of our country.

      I’ve got nothing snarky to say about Bristol Palin. She believes what she believes, and even if she doesn’t know it, at 21, she’s still evolving. But she’s got it wrong: I don’t applaud president Obama because he’s done something brave. I applaud him for, at last, applying the lessons of our history to our present. And that is leadership.

  • Jen

    Bristol, honey, do you know the definition of the word, “submit”? Here, let me help :
    sub·mit
       [suhb-mit] Show IPA verb, sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting.
    1. to give over or yield to the power or authority of another

    Now, let me teach you another word:
    re·search
       [ri-surch, ree-surch]
    noun
    1.
    diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.
    So what have we learned? Well, to submit to someone is to give them the authority to make your decisions for you. To research means to ask many questions of many different people to try to find what solution best matches your own understanding of the truth. One is ACTIVE – the other is PASSIVE.
    No, our President did not “submit” to his daughter’s views. He considered them, among many others, and came up with his own answers. Perhaps you could try it – you might find a whole bright new world out there. :)

  • fresh11

    no tolerance, no accepted and no brain, you r mother’s child.

    • john.frank

      The fact someone does not believe that marriage should include same sex couples does not mean that they are intolerant, or not accepting. A false charge.

      • cromagnon82

        So it means they are tolerant and accepting?

        • http://non82 Millie

          cromagnon82,
          They are loving and caring of the person. They don’t except their lifestyle and are not
          in agreement with their being married. Christian’s should have rights in their beliefs
          just like others. We have the right to vote our conscience. So far we have freedom of
          speech in this country. However, I don’t know how long that is going to last!

          • Ann

            Millie, you have many rights. You have the right to your PERSONAL beliefs, and the right to go to a church that shares those beliefs, but you have NO right to inflict those beliefs on others who don’t share them. How dare you try to use your personal mythology to deny the civil rights of other citizens? This is America, where all are “created equal”. If you don’t care for this fundamental aspect of our society, then why not pack it up and head for a country that has values that match your own…say, Iran? Oh wait, all those Muslims might be a problem. You may be stuck here, knowing that while the wheel of justice may grind slowly, it also grinds fine, and the days of the bigot are coming to an end.

          • Stephanie

            @Millie, chritians should also read their bibles and practice what they preach. don’t you agree that God said do not judge? and that he also said let he without sin cast the first stone? If you believe gay marraige is wrong just don’t do it but save the judgements for the kingdom of heaven and let God do his job! Bristol posting this blog is a judgement on the president, the gay community , and his children. Christians like you guys are the reason so many are turned away from christianity.

      • HFK

        Not at all. By definition, denying other people equal rights because you personally disapprove of their love lives is intolerant.

      • GW

        But it does. You are wrong. Your viewpoint is ignorant and bigoted. Please stop trying to defend it, its pathetic.

  • Sam Barber

    Bristol “Trailer Trash” Palin is no authority, and in NO position to be commenting on or giving advice to ANYBODY!

  • mike jones

    Just for your information, there is not one single study that shows children living with same-sex parents is detrimental to them in any way, shape, or form. The variance between these children and children raised in a heterosexual family is infinitesimal. You’ll look more intelligent if you base your arguments on real fact instead of your own conservative opinion.

  • Gilly Mac

    Bristol. You are embarrassing, shameless and arrogant. Who do you think you are speaking to the President of the United States like that? I see you inherited a gross overconfidence not based on any real abilities, experience, or intelligence from your mother. Congratulations. Thank God Almighty we have a POTUS with grace, kindness and class, who by the way, demonstrates a REAL Christian attitude. Something I’ve never seen a Palin family member demonstrate yet.

    • Jim

      Is flip flopping on issues , like gay marriage ‘grace’? Is using Malia and Sasha as a excuse for this flip flop a ‘grace”?

    • Susan

      Obama’s REAL Christian attitude? How does he support Infanticide/Abortion? Where is the social justice/love/peace in killing little babies?

      • Tom

        Where’s your social justice against the death penalty.

        • Susan

          Who said I support the Death Penalty? I don’t.

      • LMA

        It is impossible for President Obama to have an abortion. He does not kill babies. He supports, however, a woman’s right to safely terminate her own pregnancy — to have an abortion. Women have been seeking abortions since time immemorial. They have done this even if her chances of dying because of a botched or back-alley abortion are high. These women make this choice, and the law of the land state that they should be able to seek professional, safe medical assistance if this is the choice they make. This is the law of the land. It was the law before Obama took office. It will be in four more years when he has finished his second term. If you love babies so much, then I ask, what votes have you cast that support women and their children? Do you hate public schools? Do you think women on welfare are skanky meth whores? Do you think people on food stamps eat lobster nightly? Do you believe that welfare recipients should pee in cups to prove that their worthy of their “handouts”? Do you believe that Planned Parenthood should be defunded? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Susan, then sorry…but you, too, contribute to the “killing of little babies.”

    • john.frank

      Really? Someone defends their belief in same sex marriage, and … the hatred that is expressed towards that viewpoint underscores the lack of tolerance of those who want the definition of marriage extended.

  • Patrick

    Hey Bristol, where’s Levi again? Oh right right, yup. Sanctity of marriage, talking about kids growing up w mothers and fathers etc huh

    Sinner. Hypocrite. Fraud.

    • sodakhic

      A sinner saved by grace. Nothing you can do, its a gift from God. Should try it sometime.

  • B.S

    Jim, you have an incredible point- hate is being tossed around here like its nothing, that is true. Bristol has full right to her opinion but I have full right to mine, too! But saying she doesn’t have a good amount of hate in her post isn’t exactly true…
    ” I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.”
    I’m not sure, Jim, but if I was Malia or Sasha i’d be pretty offended! You are upset about the hate between Bristol and the commentary, but you won’t open you’re eyes to the catty comments hurled at younger woman by an adult?

    • Jim

      There is no hate in Bristol’s post; she didn’t say that she hates gays.
      She only disagree on gay marriage.
      The hate is coming from the people who disagree with Bristol; they are doing the name-calling.

      • John

        I guess you don’t count Obama hate, huh? The hypocrisy is blinding. As I said a million times in the comments, you are a fucking idiotic cunt!

  • Graham

    Bristol, this was not a “a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation.” He was speaking his OPINION which has no affect on any law. You do understand that, don’t you? What policy did he enact? What demand of Congress did he make? It is the leader of the GOP who wishes to change the Constitution and Federal law (so much for small government, eh?).

    And where is it said the President consulted his daughters… and how is that hypocritical to Bachmann preaching her moral code to her listeners? Nice non-sequitur! He was OBSERVING that his daughters didn’t distinguish the notion of “love” based upon a same-sex relationship or not. …that at the end of the day, love can exist between to people regardless of their gender.

    Open your mind. My moral code finds you and your family’s path highly objectionable. But I respect that your path is your right and I would fight tooth and nail if someone tried to deny you the right to pursue your path. Keep your moral code to yourself. If you parent’s marriage is lessoned by two men or two women getting married, then state why. Otherwise, you just come off as a bigot.

  • PG WILSON

    I could really care less what she has to say. or think. or whatever.
    When scrolling to the comments though, I found this more telling of who she thinks she is:
    “You might also enjoy:

    Put a Ring On It (Why I’m Not Living with my Boyfriend)
    What’s Better than Being a Palin?
    How I Got Over My Very Public Mistakes
    Celebrate Life Today
    Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?”

    Really Brissy? These titles are remedial at best. but my favorite on the scroll down……..
    “Connect with me further by:

    Buying My Book”

    BUYING YOUR BOOK? Bitch please, you have spent just as much time branding your name as your ma. It should be Palinassian. But by all means, enjoy the same rights the overwhelming amount of commenters here have, free speech. If I were to adopt the philosophies you & your mother have, I would have to take the opinion that you are a hypocritical shrill, uneducated moron & a blasphemous child of greed & famewhoring. You know, because all these folks say so. See, that is how you & yours & your ridiculous fandom comes to conclusions, if a real truthful fact ever enters your brain, it will be very lonely. I did however enjoy sharing this with friends, we have had the best laugh at your expense. You should think about comedy, but don’t think just keep this mess up. Megan McCain is till better than you & always will be btw. (I don’t endorse Megan but you know they are NOT friends)

  • Yooa Dumho

    keep that sanctity of marriage strong, right girl! Just like you did with your child and baby-daddy. Because you’re married to the father of your child, right? And were when you conceived, right?

    ……ohhhmygosh. do as i say, not as i do, huh bristol? hope you’re paid well to put your name on this bs.

  • kellen

    Hahaha so funny your post, I will wait for the day when your child tells you they are gay. Much in this world comes full circle, just like your mom preaching family values and yet her teenage daughter becomes pregnant, has a child and is unmarried. So much for the white America you long and wish for.

    • Neal Feldman

      Bristol, whoever told you that you had anything relevant or intelligent to say lied to your face.

      Your 15 minutes were up a LONG time ago, and you just keep proving that you are your mother’s daughter… a chip off the old twit.

      Make sure your pointy hatted white robe is all pressed and starched, dearie.

      • Adino

        If not relevant, why did you read it?

    • Susan

      “White America?” How does not supporting Gay Marriage make you racist? Do you realize that most black people do not support gay marriage?

      • Zaharah

        Most Black people have evolved in their point-of-view, and realize that same sex marriage is a Constitutional and civil rights issue and not a religious matter. Check the recent polls. Nationally, over 50% of African Americans approve of marriage equality; as compared to two years ago. Stop trying to polarize African Americans, our views on this issue are evolving with the rest of the country.

  • Mike

    You have a named Twig, you are named after a hotel that your mom worked at, she probably conceived you there too.. :)

  • JJ

    Are you clinically insane, Bristol? Did you even READ your post? By your own words you put your own child in a bad light, idiot.

  • Elizabeth

    I really don’t think any of us has room to judge or talk about marriage. Divorce rate is high, and straight people are choosing to not get married but are having children out of wedlock.

  • Sir Craig

    I am personally gratified to know Bristol Palin’s position on all this, because heaven knows, being the offspring of the divine Sarah (blessed be her hair) has given Bristol unparalleled insights into…well…everything. Yes, I can now go to bed completely satisfied with life, knowing Bristol’s position on this topic which she is so completely capable of commenting on.

    Or not. Seriously, anyone who defends this “paragon” of family virtue (*gag*) is just another member of the cult of Palin. Perhaps, Bristol, when your child grows up and starts asking why we can’t be nice to all people, you can chide him for being a simpleton and tell him all the different ways to acceptably hate someone. Works for the rest of the GOP—why not you too?

    • Jim

      Well, Bristol has her opinion , as you do.
      You hate Bristol because you disagree with her.
      Not Bristol is intolerant , but you are.

      Anyway ,If you don’t like her opinion ,why do you visit her blog?

      • Sir Craig

        “Anyway ,If you don’t like her opinion ,why do you visit her blog?” (ugly placement of commas, by the way, not to mention grammar)

        The answer to that would be “morbid curiosity,” Jim. No, actually it’s like asking why would an atheist read the Bible? Because, Jim (may I call you Jim? Thanks), it helps to know what is going on before commenting on it. I read about Bristol’s little piece of mediocrity elsewhere, and instead of having a knee-jerk reaction I chose to actually research the subject. Turns out many of those vilifying her elsewhere have a point.

        As for Bristol not being intolerant…yeah, you need some brushing up on definitions here. She has used a thinly-veiled hit piece against the president and his daughters to promote an opinion that is rooted in nothing but intolerance. That you are unable to see this means you are either another Palin cultist or just heavily medicated (possibly both).

        • Jim

          I think you only visit Bristol’s blog to express you hate and intolerance because she has a different opinion.
          Sir Craig , let the hate go.

          • John

            Are you fucking serious, Jim? The argument you gave Craig looks a lot like the Palin’s argument. No substance or thinking required!

          • Ali

            Well said. Thanks from the rest of the internet, Jim!

          • claraluz

            Jim, so many “hate” Bristol not because they do not agree with her opinions, but because her “opinions” are poisonous and intolerant and idiotic and do not make any sense when examined in the light of logic .

  • Sandra

    The desire to deny citizens of equal rights IS based in hate and ignorance.

    Bristol, you are the original Teen Mom. I hardly think you’re an authority on the decisions of others, especially those of the President of the United States. Reading this was sad, yet funny.

  • Da-Mekah

    Does your child need a mother AND father in their lives to grow up the “correct” way? I didn’t think so. You, nor anyone else, have no place to take away or even object to someone’s livelihood. This isn’t an opinion or something we in the LGBTQ community should just be graced to have.

  • Da-Mekah

    They are our rights. I was born with the right to marry anyone that I love, even if it is another woman. Now, have I been given that right by other people who have are not affected by any of my decisions, when it comes to marriage? Obviously not. And would you deny your own CHILD, gay or straight, to marry whomever they please, when they are older?
    THESE ARE RIGHTS, THIS IS EQUALITY. IT SHOULDN’T BE A POPULAR VOTE.

  • Linda

    Family values Bristol?? Really. Who’s your next baby daddy? You need to educate yourself. Do it for your son.

    • CoolChange80

      Linda you are a moron. Bristol is an amazing young woman, a single mother with 2 jobs and already a home owner. She has strong faith and I have grown to admire her greatly especially the last 2 years.

      • Lee

        Coolchange, your idiotic parents failed badly.

        “Amazing” is not being some cheap, spoiled girl who was too dense to know how to use birth control. 2 jobs? Really? From her former Facebook postings, she seems too uneducated and ignorant to hold down respectable jobs. Oh, that’s right, she’s riding her Mommy’s infamy.

        Respect classy women, not vicious little conservative mouth-pieces.

  • Da-Mekah

    and it certainly shouldn’t be an open shot for you to show off the sore spot you’re carrying around for the president, because of your mother’s status in everything.

  • JB

    OMG you are a snarky beeach just like yo mama…your blog writer should switch up her style so that its not so obvious she is writing for both of you retarded bitches.
    Bristol look up this word if you have a minute from your receptionist job at the dermo’s office…IRONIC. Learn it.

    • blueniner

      Go back to your snarky nasty Daily Kos site we dont need your kind here!

      • John

        We really should have the government check this blog’s comments, and have them cull anyone in agreement with the dumb cunt.

  • delta Dawn

    Thousands of years? I think it’s time to go back to school gal pal. “Marriage defined as” may be rooted in a faith that old, but is to this day not the only accepted form of wedlock worldwide.

  • bellagrazi

    Wow, Bristol, your blog post about the President has really blown up on the internet! (and on your blog and FB page) Nice job, BP!

    • Tom

      Yeah its nice to look like a fool in front of the whole world.

    • cromagnon82

      Bristol, quit posting comments to your own blog post under another name, Just cause your mother does it on her facebook page doesn’t mean you should to.

    • Jan

      WELL SAID!!! All the liberal bloggers and late night Bullies that hide under the title of comedians have been knocking Bristol since she was 17 years old. Now all their hatred is giving her new blog e instant free advertisement. I hope her show airs soon and the ratings go through the roof like the hits on her blog are doing today. TEAM BRISTOL!!!

      • John

        Yea, who cares that she looks like a fucking idiotic cunt? As long as she’s getting press!!!!!! Team Cunt (Palin)! You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

  • Jonas

    Having a president that stands up for a minorities civil rights is commendable, he has gone against bigoted people that believe it is a right for them to deny minorities civil rights because their God said so. You believe that you have the right to pass judgement on other people because you feel “chosen”, but why do you get to pick what is God’s word and what in the bible should be “interpreted”? How do we know that Jesus was straight? Perhaps he was closet gay. Jesus never got married, this made the Catholic church deny their priests the sanctity of marriage, and of course, we know they are all gay, so it is not far fetched to believe Jesus was gay too.

    Gays getting married will not do anything to the ability for other to get married, it will not affect the societies ability to conduct weddings, it will not distort the society.

    Why would you be so mean as to say that gays should not be able to marry? Is the log in your eye blocking your view of what is right?

    • Tom

      Whoa, jonas!
      All catholic priests are most definitely not gay. Or even abusers, for that matter. But among those that have abused children, you should know that girls have been victims, too.

  • virginiagentleman1

    You can tell quite a bit about a person by the words they write and speak. It is easy to tell a loser in life, or an ‘entitled’ hanger on, simply by what they post on sites. Bristol’s site is a prime example. Those who support her also ask for God’s rich blessings for her and her family. They share love.

    Losers, or haters if you will, spew the most vile and disgusting words. I believe Bristol knows that those haters are baring their empty souls before the world. In my opinion, they are nothing but an empty shell of a human.

    They hate themselves and their lives more then they hate the Palins but are much to cowardly to aim their vitriol inward at themselves, so they externalize their hate. It could be directed at anyone, not just Bristol or the Palin family.

    Something that stands out about haters is on display every day in the media. They are the wife-beaters, pedophiles, murderers and sadists in life. They hurt DEEP inside and appear to want others to hurt even more. Hurting others seems to be their mission in life.

    Have you noticed that when something in their lives goes wrong, they never accept the responsibility of their own actions but instead cast the blame upon others? This not only shows them up as moral cowards, it also shows that they are liars, to themselves and to all they blame for their own shortcomings. They are often very bitter loners. The jails and prisons are full of these black hearted and self-centered people. There aren’t enough cells to hold all of them though.
    We are told to PITY them for their broken homes, their lack of guidance as youngsters, that they CAN change. I say b*llsh*t to that. They share one common trait that marks them as losers in life.
    They don’t believe in anything greater then themselves. They don’t KNOW GOD.

    So you rock on Bristol. You do KNOW GOD. You are stronger then your detractors will ever be. Your family and their teachings over the years prepared you well for what you are facing. You KNOW the TRUTH, GOD LOVES YOU ! He gave you, and all of us, HIS son and he personally blessed you with a little son of your own! That is the meaning of true LOVE, milady. GOD IS LOVE!

    • Ann

      Dearest VG-you are so right! I am merely an “empty shell”. I am also a wife beater (tricky when one is married to a guy but really, we all have to do our best), pedophile, murderer, sadist, bitter, in jail, trying to scrub the blackness off my heart, busy spewing hate…gosh, I get exhausted just thinking about it! Trying to get all of that done on a daily basis, especially when one’s shell is empty, is not easy. What would you suggest? I’m rather partial to a coconut cream filling myself, but I’ve been told by those in the know that Satan really prefers pumpkin (with a little extra cinnamon) so am thinking I might go with that. Your wisdom simply shines in your wonderful comment, so any advice you have for me re filling the empty shell of my soul would be SO appreciated. Kisses!

    • Tom

      You see that’s where you’re wrong. I don’t hate Bristol. I don’t think about her…but i had to respond to such obvious hypocrisy. I’m too busy living my life.

    • Stephanie

      @VG and you talk about people with broken homes…isn’t that the term used for teenagers who have babies out of wedlock?

  • komal

    seriously? it’s too bad the irony of all of this is SO lost on you, because this is hilarious :)

  • http://lovecrystalization.blogspot.com/ Alexia Vanquim

    Dear Bristol-

    First of all, let me thank you for being an outspoken woman in American, and let me thank you for trying to make what you think would be a better world. I had a whole lot to say to you about your skewed world views, the hypocrisy of your blog post, your need to research something before you just run your mouth about it, and why it is wrong to take quotes and misrepresent them. However, I realize that you are not ready for that yet. You are just starting to hit the age when you begin to make real decisions on who you really are as an adult. I’m not here to chide you, or tell you that you are wrong. This is your blog, and you are allowed to say what you want on it. I just want you to know that there are those of us out here who disagree with you, but we hope every day that you will come to the realization that everybody is equal. We hope that you come to the realization that everybody is different and that is ok. We hope you come to the realization that gender doesn’t make a person the way they are, they are who they are and gender has nothing to do with it.

    What I do know, Bristol, is that it can be hard to understand the other side of things because people who disagree with you, would rather argue with you and insult you than have a real conversation about things. This is what I offer to you. I offer you my e-mail and blog. If you ever want to have a real conversation with somebody who sees the other side of issues, please contact me, and I would be glad to have a real conversations, as real people. Good luck with your life and endeavors Bristol.

  • David

    “thousands of years of thinking about marriage”
    Even a cursory read of existing work on marriage will reveal that in fact these “thousands of years” do not exist as you imagine them. Marriage has, for nearly every society for thousands of years, been an economic contract, an arrangement designed to cement alliances, establish clear lineage and property access. This myth of romance and one man one woman is a very recent cultural construction. You might do well to consider that.

    • Craig Pedley

      Careful, you’re talking sense. You may be attacked by the sanctimonious right.

  • ken

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. ” when compared to single parent homes.

    Funny how lots of people leave that last part out.

    Or the fact that research shows no significant differences in development of children raised in 2-parent opposite gender and 2-parent same gender homes. And the children raised by gay parents go without the advantages of having married parents.

    • Shana brown

      I guess the same can be said for unwed teenage moms? Save your stones Bristol you don’t have a leg to stand on. Why would we listen to someone who got there notoriety from being the unwed teen mother of a ex vp candidate?

  • Abbey.

    Just…stop.

  • Logan

    “…thousands of years of thinking about marriage…”

    You’re right. I’m going to sue my wife’s parents for that dowry they never paid me. Then, if she’s ever out of line, I’ll just beat her (not to death, that’s bad… unless she dies after two days, then it’s A-OK). And if she ever divorces me, I can sleep easy knowing that her next marriage will lock her into a life-long adulterous relationship and she will rot in hell for all eternity for breaking my heart (God’s got my back).

    She won’t be allowed to speak unless I give her permission, she won’t be allowed to work (that’s my responsibility), she won’t be allowed to turn down having sex with me (It’s not RAPE if she’s my wife…).

    Thank you, Bristol Palin, for reminding us all the TRUE meaning of marriage: A transfer of property (ie. the bride to be plus some cattle) designed to make sure that competition for females never got too intense, jealousy never tore tribes apart, parentage was certain, inbreeding was minimized, and social traditions suppressing women were perpetuated.

    Gotta fucking love marriage.

  • esrl100

    The donkeys and the elephants air fired up to backlash… LOL but initially! everyone appeared to be in uncertainty or denial on the sanctity of marriage commenting such as ” I don’t have a problem” ” we have rights; that protect us” , “divorce rates between heterosexual couples are increasing” …FEW say they Disapprove…. Now Obama affirms his statement that homosexulas should be able to marry and these elephants are OUTRAGED! Get it together people as far as im concerned everyone especially the ( political fellows) are freakn confused on this issue. Stop making it a big issue until you can stand your view confidently.

  • SJ

    FUCK YOU BRISTOL PALIN. YOU’RE FUCKING STUPID.

    • Jim

      Wow SJ , why the hate and intolerance?

      • Tom

        I think that’s way he’s upset Jim.

      • Jonathan

        I don’t condone this language, but I can understand the sentiment. It’s well placed.

        Bristol Palin is truly ignorant. She’s adopted a bigoted, hateful worldview from the strict traditionalists in the US culture. Sadly, she doesn’t appear to know when to keep quiet and learn more. Her views empower extremist behaviors denying basic rights and freedoms to other humans.

        Normally for an unwed mother from a small Alaska town without much exposure or experience, that would be the end of the discussion. No one would pay much attention to the ramblings of a late-blooming child with poor life choices and poor family planning experience.

        But she’s well known, and many people listen to her. With that comes responsibility of many types. Responsibility she appears not mature enough to take seriously.

        She’s taken a position on this issue that unnecessarily harms others, and hopefully, eventually she’ll learn enough and experience enough to understand that’s not the place she wants to be.

    • Holy Ghost Girl

      you know what thats not called for, you have a spirit that projects hate as you have been hurt in your life….forgive people and you will heal…..GOD loves you!

  • Elizabeth

    I am the adult child of two gay parents. I am well-adjusted, educated, intelligent, and a compassionate and productive member of society. If I’d been the daughter of a single mom who got knocked up when she was a teenager and was so concentrated on soaking up public attention, would I have turned out as well? I can’t say for sure, but what I can say is that my parents are still together after all of these years, remaining loving and committed to one another, and their dedication as partners and parents has been one of the greatest gifts and examples that a child could have received.

    Many people experience change or evolution in their beliefs as the years pass, and despite the recent vote in North Carolina, the public opinion on gay marriage is shifting to a place where we are a bit closer to a bigger piece of equality. Thank God.

  • Katie

    I’m glad to know you think that as someone who grew up with only one parent (my father, after my mother died when I was a small child), I am at a serious disadvantage. It’s not only the children of gay or lesbian parents that you’ve belittled here; you’ve belittled the children and the adults everywhere wh were raised by a single parent, by divorce or death or leaving, for whatever reason. It’s insulting. I am not at a disadvantage for not having a mother. Neither is the child of two men. I had positive female role models in my life. So do (and so will) they.

    And in doing this, you have now belittled your own child, who will, at least for now, grow up in a single parent home. Bravo, Ms. Palin. Bravo.

  • alex

    Why are you talking about dads when your child doesn’t even have one…?

  • shechrissy

    Bristol, I enjoy you. I think you’re a lovely person, and are raising a great child.

    Having said that, we do not share the same view on same-sex marriage.

    “In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.” -Bristol Palin

    Child out of wedlock? Yes.
    …but wait, don’t our thousands of years of marriage traditions shun this?
    Engagement cancelled? Yup.
    …but wait, what does that say about the supposed sanctity you viewed marriage to hold?
    Single parent? Uh-huh.
    …but wait, you’re not raising your son in a mother/father household?

    Still haven’t heard any logical reason as to why a same-sex couple can’t share the same right?

  • http://www.ms.com bill

    Bristol you are a retard. You have the IQ of a jam jar, seriously you are just plain stupid.

    May want to check, you are a single parent that had a kid while not married so you are going to hell by your own religion .

    Pro Tip: Look up hypocrite

  • Ken Fish

    “So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?”

    Hmm, how exactly is him expressing his feeling towards gay marriage going to affect the entire nation? IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM RUNNING THE FUCKING COUNTRY! YOU STUPID FUCKING CHRISTIANS. I used to think you were a pretty beautiful woman, but now, you’re dirt. Good bye.

    • joe

      AMEN!

    • Ernesto

      Ken, You ooze hatred and ignorance like most of the left-wing morons.

      • John

        And you will be oozing blood if you dare open your mouth in front of anyone with a brain. Fucking sheep.

        • Adino

          John, you fail in logic. “Appeal to Force” is used when the attacker, you, lacks any substance to their claim.

      • Lee

        Typical conservative male: wouldn’t have a single thought if Rush didn’t feed it to him. No wonder you boys have the reputation of being the most deluded idiots on the planet. I take it your conservative father taught you to be just as ignorant and foolish as he is? Typical.

  • Aerowyn Laendler

    You do realize that your “thousands of years of thinking” is actually only the European view? For most of history, in most of the world, a man has lived with wives and some even with concubines. The Old Testament even says so- see Abraham or David or Solomon (who had 200 wives and another 800 concubines, if I’m remembering correctly) for the most well known examples.
    I would like to add that Bristol Palin is at least much more respectful than half the blogosphere and even many of the official reports. It gives her a more credible opinion for calling him “President Obama” rather than just Obama as if he weren’t the most powerful man in the world.

  • Elizabeth Amorose

    Perhaps it’s because your son is too young still… but a parent who thinks that we can’t learn from our children’s perspectives is a parent missing out on the magic of parenthood. Your silly, simplistic interpretation of what the President relayed says more about you than him. My hope is that, going forward, you focus more on discovering who your son is than on our President’s interactions with his daughters. For you, Ms. Palin, are the one deficient here.

  • LawyerBetty

    Really? Bitch take your out of wedlock child, hoe ass somewhere and sit the fuck down. Like you sit here in your mediocre blog post and say “oh he shouldnt listen to his family” …first off he was the first to attack don’t ask don’t tell so how is that “influence” of his family? His views were know sweetie, he pressured by the media and other sources to make a statement. A stance. Not impied or expressed. But honestly anyone who buys this garbage you wrote is dumber then you. Please go educate yourself and think instead of being an airhead like your mother.

  • Laura

    This post was pretty frustrating to read. I was surprised that you would write, “Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking.” What exactly is the “right” way of thinking? I believe that parents can teach their children the “right” way of thinking by teaching them that everyone should be treated equally and with respect, regardless of any factor, such as sexual orientation.

    And while I do not agree with what you have to say about the President’s announcement on gay marriage, I was very disappointed (yet, sadly, not shocked) by the fact that so many of the comments on this post are extremely rude and hateful. There so many flaws with Bristol’s argument, that it’s unnecessary to attack her personal character. I don’t understand why some people cannot focus on rationally defending gay marriage, instead of resorting to calling Bristol offensive names.

    • sodakhic

      Yeah and it’s all the tolerant left that’s spewing hate. Bill Maher would be impressed with these gross, foul mouthed examples the libs have put out today. Can’t wait for Bristol to highlight the civil discussion from 75% of these losers

  • Lise

    Bristol – You should really look into history, as marriage was not solely deemed that between a man and a women. As well as gain an understanding of religion as a function of societal control. Maybe a look see again at separation of church and state. If you truly believed in all that you confess, and the history you believe that goes with it, you, yourself would have been stoned to death.
    My marriage to my wife does not in any way affect your life, nor the life of any of your bigoted little friends. My soon to be born grandson will grow up knowing that he is loved and his grandmothers’ relationship and love for him is not tainted in any way by the opinions of folks like you and your flock.
    It is truly sad that you seem to have missed the point of what Christianity is about. Love one another. Do unto one another as….etc.
    Oh, and by the way, Marriage is a civil, not religious joining of two people who love one another. No one is asking you or your church’s opinion or sanction.
    And as you would expect for your mother, you really should give a bit of respect for your President.

    • Andrea

      For thousands of years, marriage has been a religious joining of two people. Try reading the Bible, Torah, or Quran, or studying Hindu teachings

      • claraluz

        And you, Andrea, try to study history written by historians, not just the religious books . Marriage is a civil contract — in most societies,a legal marriage is registered with the STATE first – if you want a religious ceremony, you can go ahead and have one, but without the civil document, you are not legally married.

  • http://barackobama.com Victoria

    Bristol Palin, you’re a unwed stupid female setting back women a 100+ years. You have no father figure in your child’s life, years ago people denied us females rights because we were simply a woman. So STFU and read a damn book. Sorry your mom lost, she was a nut case.

  • esrl100

    Sj that was great you share my grief , secondly Bristol not only speaks for herself but her opinions and views reveals the ideology of the party she represents this is what she has been taught… Bristol it would have benefit you to study abroad. So we now have a very clear idea on the type of ignorance that exist within the conscious of these so called privileged folks…

  • R.Odinga

    Obama relies on his children to define his policies. That alone is scary enough, but these children inherited Obama’s genes and thus suffer from the same congenital mental deficiency. That is outright terrifying.
    .

    • Cynical Susan

      I’m hoping this is a joke and fearing that it’s not. You seem to be saying that blacks are mentally deficient, and yet somehow Mr. Obama, whether people agree with his policies or not, is a very very smart man. Michelle Obama is also recognized as a very smart person. And you? Your sentences are well structured and that indicates some level of intelligence, and yet you seem to have made a pretty dumb assumption.

  • Liane Blanco

    You, a poorly educated, unwed mother and a reality show “star”, scolding the President of the United States on his parenting. Your mother’s stupidity did not skip a generation, Bristol.

  • Martha

    I’m not sure how Ms. Palin is qualified to make an opinion of any consequence about the importance of kids growing up with in a mother/father home, especially based on the circumstances of her own personal situation. Her “thousands of years” logic is astounding — apparently, she doesn’t grasp the concept of a changing world.

    • Dave

      I believe Bristol put together a well thought out statement on what she feels is right. For those on here who says her opinion is irrelevant, why are you even reading her blog? Her thoughts, beliefs and feelings are just as relevant as any American. The fact that thousands are reading her blog and she is all over the news means her opinions are relevant. Love it! Go Palin!! ;-)

      • John

        Dave, your wife is a fucking lesbian, and your kids want to kill you. So instead of causing a rift and having your kids sent to prison for murder, just kill yourself. Fucking idiot. Anybody who doesn’t see her cherry-pick quotes and believes this is well thought out is so fucking ignorant. You should seriously OD on heroin, and leave any and all thinking to people who can handle it without having their brain hemorrhage.

      • Eve

        I believe in her right to her opinion. I just strongly disagree. You know, like how she agrees to the President’s right to an opinion, but disagrees.

  • Dana in NYC

    Morality lessons from the former unwed teenage mother. What a hoot! The Obamas’ teenage girls have time for discussing sophisticated ideas with their parents because they are not out having unprotected sex with boys.

  • BM

    Wow…you are expressing your opinion about gay marriage and you are a single mother who got knocked up out of wedlock. Kettle meet pot! Your parents did a “bang up” job with you. You probably would have been better off being raised my two loving gay parents.

    • paul

      she probably would have done better on dancing with the stars if she had two gay dads, she looked like she was constipated when she was dancing

  • Jess

    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”

    So where’s the father of your child Bristol? I guess your son isn’t going to grow up “better” because he doesn’t have a mother/father home. Grow up, do the world a favour and don’t teach your child to be as close minded and hateful as you are.

  • Nikki

    This coming from a girl whose parent should have told her not to have sex before marriage…oh I get it she still pissed that her baby daddy doesnt want her and moved on… So people same sex should not be granted any happiness in their lives ???? How about you go take care you of your battered child and get off Obama???

  • Sheila

    So, why change thousands of years of thinking? Well if we hadn’t a single mother would’ve be run out of town and persecuted at every turn called a whore and possibly lost custody of her child. Why should Lincoln have changed the law of slavery after thousands of years? Because he knew like many others that enslaving other human beings was wrong! Yeah, your ignorant family probably would have loved to own a herd of slaves. People change their way of thinking because they realize that the persecution of others is WRONG! Grow up! Until you can speak intelligently keep your mouth shut!

  • Stevie Joe Bob

    Bristol, you can’t possibly be this stupid can you? The fact is that studies only support that dual parent households tend to rear “better” children than single parent homes (you know like yours). Outside of this issue, OF COURSE the public is concerned about literalist Christian female politicians because if you take the bible seriously enough to restrict the rights of 10% of the population it is more than fair to assume that you will take it seriously enough to consider women subservient to men (both points are certainly in there).

    It is not a problem of consultation of family members, rather that the bible explicitly regards women as the subordinate gender and that certain people take this seriously. The public is not electing your spouse, and thus if you take yourself to be subservient to him you have effectively subverted the democratic process.

    Your family are money hungry attention whores damaging American politics with every inane talking point that you read off your hand. In 30 years the best you can hope for is that your mother’s name will pop up in the occasional history text book as comedic relief, fleshing out the story as middle schoolers are taught about dumbing down of American politics as well as the bigotry still oozing out of the right wing.

  • David Dempsey

    You liberal homosexuals are a ‘trash mouthed ‘ bunch. — Homosexuality is a disease that should be studied in a lab in order to discover the cause so that it can be treated and possibly cured — it is not normal — it is perverted and disgusting.

    • Lipstick Lesbian

      We better stick some black people and Jews in the labs too and study what on Earth is wrong with them, because Lord knows that they are diseased! Oh to think…they got what they deserved, but why – oh, WHY?! – are do they continue to roam the streets today? Us gay people are so fortunate not to have had a gas chamber designated to us just yet. Boy, those drug-dealers, alcoholics, liars and thieves are certainly not diseased because they go to confession and rid themselves of their sins..only to go out and rape and beat their wives the following week. Hateful people attract bad Karma. You will be judged by your own judgments and you will see the deceit in your actions.

      One question for you to think about (I don’t care to know the answer, and will not be awaiting a response): What fear is so strong inside you that you feel homosexuality is a disease? Who are you trying to convince?

    • Joe Shannon

      Dear David,

      Kindly go fuck yourself.

      Best,
      Joe

      • Ali

        Dear Joe,
        Well said.
        Best,
        Ali

    • Stacey

      You are what is wrong with the world today.

      I don’t understand why you feel it is your place or position to judge others for the decisions they make in their life. Why do you care who others choose to love and be in committed relationships with? It doesn’t affect you personally. You have no right to judge them.

      If everyone lived an honest life full of compassion and empathy the world would be a far more peaceful place. We should be teaching others to love and accept rather than to hate and ostracise. Let people be who they want to be … you get one life and everyone should be able to live it as honestly as possible and as free as judgement as possible.

      The world can be a pretty crappy place … why would you want to make it harder for people than it needs to be??

  • Lesly

    might i suggest you google the word “irony”.

  • Todd

    This is really not fair to make fun of Bristol Palin in this way. The joke of a unwed teen mother criticizing gay marriage because of how it affects children and advocating female submission–its rather an obvious joke.

    There is enough genuine idiocy on the right, that we do not have to write fake blog posts like this one that hold someone up for ridicule by ascribing ridiculous thoughts to them. The real Bristol Palin should sue.

  • anthony

    I see your perspective and disagree. What’s wrong with gay marriage? if there is something wrong with providing people’s happiness then why not ban straight marriage as well? That is so ignorant to say and you call yourself a Christian. Making comments such as that and writing a post just shows how cowardly you are. Remember gays, lesbians and bi-sexuals are ordinary people who are like you! Now do not forget that, I do not know where you had got your ascenine idea but you were taught to hate not love. If you were a real Christian you would respect and not include glee in this which is irrelevant! Glee means happy just because it shows lesbians and gays does not make a difference it is a show to embrace the world and everyone you should be proud who you are and there is nothing wrong with being different. It’s also hilarious you would speak out on this when no one cares about you and your not a great example either making a dumb statement like this, not finishing college and your not even married and have a child so who looks the most ludacris human of them all Hailing from Alaska which is one state no one cares about and your family! Why? because you put Americans into shame just like the many that are just like you close-minded, disrespectful, trashy, immature and uneducated. So when you want to write a post that makes you sound intelligent I would like better resources than relying on media culture to express an opinion. God loves all and I know he loves me and it’s people like you that do not deserve to live in this country.

    • TEX

      Anthony,
      Go change your panties,your boyfriend is waiting…..

      • John

        You set an excellent example for the blind sheep. You must be Jesus reborn!

        • BigDogJunction

          Said the blind sheep.

      • I Dlislike Bristol A LOT

        Anthony,

        Yay for people like you!

        As for Tex, please GO change your nasty hating underwear and just leave this country as well! You’re a disgrace to America as well!

      • Keith

        Tex you need to grow up, Bristol posted her opinion of someone else’s position which means she is open to criticism. And your comment is baseless and ignorant.

        • http://FaceBook Cricket Nichols

          Don’t mess with Tex, he is very smart and he always knows the facts before he speaks.

          • http://bonjupatten.com Bonju Patten

            I’m sure TEX is really a red necked gay man in the closet. Stay there – we have enough problems – Thanks

      • Michael

        Proper argument structure? Fail.

      • Chris

        Hey guys,

        What’s it like to be uneducated? They say ignorance is bliss but you might be the most unhappy, fearful, angry set of people in the nation. I don’t get it!

        #FuckEducation

    • http://lefoxvintage.blogspot.com Vanessa Ray

      I love when the true {hateful} colors show {in regards to Tex}. Klassy {yes, with a capital “K”} comment there.

    • Stephanie

      Anthony, I agree with you, people kill me when they hide behind christianity to spout ignorance it so self-serving how they forgot when God says “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” yet you have this single unwed mother who is or was living with a man she’s not married to passing judgement. she needs to find something better to do with her time such as enroll in college! unfortunately in the culture we live in today it’s this type of foolishness and dysfunction that makes it possible for people like her to have an outlet to blog her dumbassery!

      • Jason

        Here you are saying “let he who is without sin cast the first stone,” yet you’re quick to judge Bristol, aren’t you? Are YOU perfect? You call her an unwed single mother who lived with a man she’s not married to. How about you? I think you forgot about the Bible verse that talks about pointing out the splinter in someone’s eye while completely ignoring the plank in your own. Look it up.

        And before you accuse me of doing the same….
        1). I cuss a lot.
        2). Was married and divorced once.
        3). Lived with my current wife before we were married.
        4). I have a bad temper.
        5). I don’t go to Church (yet).
        6). I’ve used God’s name in vain before, and still do, though I try not to.

        So, can you show us all how YOU’RE perfect?

    • Gabigal

      Anthony…. you’re an idiot!!! Sometimes, just sometimes it’s NOT always about you people! You want to fit in, be normal. Get over the fact that NOT everyone approves of the gay community! Personally, I (as well as others) thinks it’s disgusting.. (carpet munchers and butt-buddies), but to each their own! Go live your happy, joyful gay life, just quit forcing it all down our throats already! And last i checked buddy… Bristol has EVERY RIGHT to state HER opinion on HER blog…just as much as you have the right to flap off at your jowls on it!!! Grow up, will ya?

      • Sheila

        You really need to come out of the dark ages woman!! Just like you say Bristol has a right to voice herself…well so does Anthony!! Gay people are just like the rest of us….human beings trying to live their lives and be happy!! Life is too short not to be!! Whatever floats your boat and makes you happy and fulfilled!!

      • pat

        AMEN Sheila she said it well good for you…i totally agree with you…

      • claraluz

        Well, Gabygal, I do not approve of you idiocy or Bristol’s, but I respect your right to live any stupid way you like — just like gay people have every right to live the way they want, regardless of your bigoted opinions.

      • Keith Stevens

        “If you want to be normal, fit in”? Good thing the founders of this country didn’t want to be normal or London would be our capitol. Bristol started this discussion by forcing her happy, joyful, straight life down everybody else’s throat.

      • Joe

        Tee hee… You said butt.

      • frank keefe

        if people were honest they would agree 100% with you Sheila its just they dont want to be attacked as homophobic

      • Tulsi

        It’s a shame because you will always make feel people bad and you will never get to know people who may be great people. Your just judging people.

    • Mookleb

      I am not here to hate on anyone. I totally agree with you when you say God loves every body, however it is not existed anywhere in the Bible where God supported (or agreed) sinners. if you call yourself Christian, you ought accept what is written in the Bible.

      • TBP

        Ah, but I for one, do not call myself a Christian, and I am no more interested in, or bound by, what the Bible has to say about anything than I am interested in, or bound by, the Vedas, The Book of Mormon, the Koran, the Nieblungenlieder, or the Popol Vuh. Moreover, as so many people keep forgetting, our civil laws are not based on the Bible or any religious dogma. If you don’t think single-sex marriage should be legal, you have to come up with a secular reason to disallow it.

        And as others have pointed out, if we are going to follow the OT laws that forbid homosexual sex, then Ms. Palin should be executed for her own sexual transgressions, and any number of other “crimes” should be capital offenses, including mouthing off to your parents (how many kids would survive to adulthood if that one were enforced), working on the Sabbath and practicing witchcraft (although witches do not exist and never have). Many other silly things are forbidden as well, if not punishable by death, such as wearing mixed fibers or planting mixed crops in the same field. If we go by the NT, then divorce must be outlawed, as must remarriage after divorce (although I suppose the latter couldn’t really happen if divorce were outlawed). Randall Terry got an unBiblical divorce, then remarried, but is incensed that gay people might be allowed to get married. Ditto Newt Gingrich, x 3 and Rush Limbaugh, x 4, among others.

        Likewise every religious conservative I know somehow manages to find ways to get around any other Biblical law or stricture they find personally inconvenient, all the while demanding that everyone else be subject to whichever Biblical laws they personally agree with.

        • http://non82 Millie

          tbp,
          Are there any Biblical laws that you can personally agree with???

    • Missy denham

      WE MUST LOVE THE SINNER NOT THE SIN!!!! SHE HAS NO HATE SHE VOICES HER TRUTH AND YOU ALL CANT HANDEL IT. THATS A COWARD!! SHE STAND UP FOR WHAT SHE KNOWS IS TRUTH AND YOU TRY TO KNOCK HER DOWN. BUT THE FACT IS SHE SPEAKS THE TRUTH AND YOU CANT HANDEL THE TRUTH , THE TRUTH BRINGS CHANGE AND DISAPLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Mrs. Sixx

        *handle
        *discipline

        Perhaps you need to go back to school and learn how to spell.

        And stop yelling.

      • wendie

        the word is HANDLE. You need to go get your GED before you go forth and post silliness.

        Also, turn off the caps, kid.

      • The JillyBean

        Handel is spinning in his grave.

      • Emily P

        “WE MUST LOVE THE SINNER NOT THE SIN!!!!” — Please quote one line from her blog that shows she loves the sinner. All I hear is hate. But thanks for stating it correctly (the first time anyway) by saying she voices HER truth and not THE truth. That is one thing people seem to have a hard time separating. I think your comment proved that once you slipped from HER truth to WHAT SHE KNOWS IS TRUE to THE truth. Slippery slope…

      • http://non82 Millie

        Missy denham,
        I couldn’t have said it better!!!! And you are right they can’t handle the truth.

      • Sick of repub sh*t

        What does an 18th century composer have to do with anything, you moron, learn how to spell. It’s handle…

    • John

      If these so called normal people would state that they are asexual I might agree. However, the penis is involved in their acts both real & fake. This is a lifestyle for some but some have genuine issues. I respect that, but a man with breasts & a penis is still a man. They need help not bashing.

    • Michele

      Actually, Anthony, I wish we knew each other. :)

    • X

      Anthony – I agree with your post but you’re not one to say she shouldn’t have a right to live in this country.

    • James

      “Remember gays, lesbians and bi-sexuals are ordinary people who are like you!”
      I don’t think so! Bristol is straight, so they are NOT like her.
      “What’s wrong with gay marriage?”
      God calls it an abomination. You may as well also ask “what is wrong with pedophilia?”
      “That is so ignorant to say and you call yourself a Christian.”
      It’s because she’s a Christian that she says it. She takes a stand for God’s truth!
      “Making comments such as that and writing a post just shows how cowardly you are.”
      How does that make her “cowardly?” I think you need to look up the true meaning of the word. Actually, she’s very brave to take a stand against what is deemed “popular opinion.” She stands for what is right, not for what is “popular.” That is bravery, not cowardice.
      “Now do not forget that, I do not know where you had got your ascenine idea but you were taught to hate not love.”
      First off, the word is “asinine,” which is what your comments are. Secondly, where in her blog did she say she hated anyone? Disgareement and hatred are not the bame thing. And how do you know what she was taught? Do you presume to speak for her parents? And what exactly is it that you don’t want her to forget? That sentence makes no grammatical sense whatsoever!
      ” If you were a real Christian you would respect and not include glee in this which is irrelevant!”
      What you really mean is that if she were Christian, she would agree with homosexuality, which God calls an abomination. And so what if she mentioned “Glee?” Have you got something against pop culture references?
      “It’s also hilarious you would speak out on this when no one cares about you and your not a great example either making a dumb statement like this, not finishing college and your not even married and have a child so who looks the most ludacris human of them all Hailing from Alaska which is one state no one cares about and your family! ”
      What’s really hilarious is the way you try to insult and bash Bristol and everyone in Alaska, while misspelling “ludicrous” (obviously confusing the correct spelling of the word with the mysogynistic rapper) in one poorly constructed sentence.
      “Why? because you put Americans into shame just like the many that are just like you close-minded, disrespectful, trashy, immature and uneducated.”
      Why is she all of those things? Because she disagrees with homosexuality? Based on your words alone, it is you who is being close-minded, disrespectful, trashy, immature, and based on your poor grammar and badly constructed sentences, uneducated.
      “So when you want to write a post that makes you sound intelligent I would like better resources than relying on media culture to express an opinion. ”
      Did you actually read what you wrote before posting? Based on your post, you need to apply all of those words to yourself.
      “God loves all and I know he loves me and it’s people like you that do not deserve to live in this country.”
      It is true that God does loves us all, but He does not love sin. And who are you to decide who should and should not live in America? You-like everyone else here–are expressing utter hatred for Bristol, relying on name-calling, insults, and cheap shots. And these are the same people who preach “tolerance.” And they call US hypocrites!

      • Stephanie

        Shut up James. God did not say any of the things you claim he does. The bible is a man made book. filled with opinions of what man thinks is right. It has bastardized what God is all about. The problem is all you right wing Christian fundamentalists think is was written by the hand of God which it was not. You are all confused.

        • Lissa

          Stephanie, dear … you really need to sit down with your pastor or someone knowledgeable in the Bible and have it explained to you. The Bible is indeed the Word of God, inerrant and complete. You may not understand all of it, or may even wish to disagree with it, but it is very clear on what is a sin, especially sexual immorality. See Romans 1:18-32.

          There is no confusion. At least not among those of us who have committed our lives to the Lord.

          • http://yahoo carri o’donnell

            I’ve committed myself to the Lord and I’m going to have to say Lissa, you could be a little off on this one. Romans 1:18-32 does not say to pass judgment on anyone and further more it does not call out one particular act of sin over another. So, before we go and fly our Jesus flags and decide for God just who He is or isn’t going to love…we must first remember he says to LOVE EVERYONE. Kind of the biggest rule the big guy has, love everyone and leave the judging up to him. Thinking God is going to put a great deal of people in time out that refer to themselves as committed to the Lord. How about we let Him do His job and not use the Bible to beat up people? I’m thinking that is sort of missing the point of LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. Never said you had to have sex with them or hate them, just love and respect them. Kind of basic stuff here.

        • http://non82 Millie

          stephanie,
          Maybe you would like to tell us what you think God is all about?? You also might learn
          a little something if you were to read up on the history of the Bible, where it came from,
          for whom it was written, how it was written, timeline. You would know that it did not
          survive all it has wheather for all these century’s without a devine hand on it.

    • Adino

      James, you are AWESOME!

    • Adino

      Anthony, pedophiles ask the same thing: what’s wrong with man-boy love?
      They can’t see the error.
      You can’t either.

      • TBP

        What part of “consenting adults” do you fail to understand?

    • commonsense

      You obviously miss the point. What is the point you miss? Conviction, definition, science and common sense. While homosexuals can live as they like, there is no need to change the definition of marriage. Homosexual “marriage” is an oxymoron. It makes no sense. Humankind would cease to exist if we “evolved” (as the President likes to call it) and extrapolated his line of thinking to its logical end.

      If homosexuals were the “norm”, a man’s penis would penetrate another man’s anus, leaving sperm never able to find an egg with which to procreate. Likewise with a woman and another woman.

      Despite how you and others would like “government” to define it, marriage was and will always be the union of a man and a woman.

      Even more, you missed the main message of Bristol’s blog: the hypocrisy of Pres Obama and the Democrats he leads as they contemptuously ridiculed Mitt Romney (and Michele Bachmann) for seeking the advice of their spouses. And yet, they pretend that there is some sort of cutesy wisdom in asking his pre-teen and teenage daughters their opinion on an issue he seeks to make a matter of public policy.

  • UNWED TEEN MOM

    Yes, let’s hear from an unwed teen mom advice on marriage and parenting. By your logic, you’ll burn in hell for premarital sex. Also, how’s your baby daddy that you won’t let visit your kids? Shut up and stay in Alaska.

    • Jan

      The blogs have been speaking hate towards Bristol for years. She has the right to freedom of speech. She never said she hated gays or anyone in this article. She merely expressed her opinion which happens to be the opinion of the majority of Americans. The hate is coming from the same bloggers that have hated her since she was 17 years old, not from Bristol

      • laura

        Jan,When you spew hate out there -you are going to get it right back-you have a 20 yr old no-nothing,has done nothing,has a child in high school,is not married-telling the First family of America that the President is a bad father and his kids are stupid-that was the whole point of her hater post-coming from a single mom home,nver married.and a clear need for a good education ,making fun of anothers children as a supposed adult-real mature bristol-I hope god watches over that poor son of yours…………….

        • Jean

          Where is the hate, dear? Our president was for marriage between one woman and one man until yesterday. He wasn’t doing to well in the fund raising department so he had to pull a rabbit out of the hat. He won’t do anything about it.

          • Cameron

            Per Fox, it’s all about fundraising, isn’t it? Because Fox always has an ulterior motive, they assign one to everyone in every circumstance. He took a risk in making his feelings known. I think he was tired of hiding it.

      • Katie

        No longer the majority of Americans, actually. Check out some statistics next time before you make a claim.

      • http://www.thatguysblog.com Dustin Cushman

        Oh Jan Jan Jan, still living in Marcia’s shadow? She opened her blog with a dig about the closet. That right there was a nasty HATEFUL remark! Stop trying to polish turds and tell me it’s a gold nugget, it still stanks like crap!

      • laura sucks

        indeed, she has the right to make an ass out of herself. we have the right to say that she’s making an ass out of herself. that’s the beauty of free speech, it’s for EVERYONE. unlike marriage, apparently. or brains.

        • http://patheos.com God is God

          As for her making an ass out of herself? Guess what? There are just as many people who think YOU are making an ass of yourself. Obviously you are in dire need of one… the brain, I mean. Just sayin”.

    • TEX

      You shut your sewer trap,Obama-puke!

      • sam barber

        Please write this even more times than you already have. Then, perhaps you will convince yourself you’re not in the 7th grade any more.

    • HKDaddyO

      Right on!

  • esrl100

    LOOK BRISTOL … THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED, YOU HAVE OUR ATTENTION BUT SADLY ENOUGH YOU HAVE AFFIRMED WHAT MOST HAVE ALREADY THOUGHT OF YOU. SO HERE IT IS ONCE AGAIN THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED AND THEY ALL THINK YOUR STUPID!

    • Izzy

      Hey ObamaBots…. Gay marraige has been defeated in 32 states now. Your position is yet to win on the ballot. Liberal courts are the only ones giving some support and the corrupt media. So leave Bristol alone. Until you stay winning with this issue on the ballot…keep your pie shut.

      • MT from CC

        Izzy – Just because ignorant, bigoted people approve discrimination against gay people, just like they did during the Jim Crow era with black people, doesn’t mean that they are right. Jesus would disapprove of this intolerance and hate. Love and forgiveness Izzy. And Bristol – you are out of your league on this. You are the last person who should be saying anything to others about marriage, traditional relationships, abstinence, etc. Know what I mean?

        • Ellen

          Well said, MT from CC!

        • http://non82 Millie

          mt from cc,
          There is a difference in having an opinion that is different from another and intolerance and
          hate. On the one hand while I agree with you on the matter that Jesus would dissaprove of
          hating another, we are to love others and you can do just that and still dissaprove
          in a lifestyle of another. Bristol has a right to her opinion and conviction. I don’t see any
          hate at all in her post. I see her point out the President being the flip-flopper that he is and
          that the voters should be aware of this.

          I see more in her post of pointing to Obama flip-floping and then using his teenage daughers and
          wife in helping, as the saying goes, to see the light. The name of the game with this President
          and alot of politicians is to change when they see it can benefit them to accomplish their agenda
          and goal. I do however, believe that Obama is for gay marriage. He has just recently fliped back
          from being against gay marriage to win two elections in the pass to being for it so to not loose his
          base and money.

          If you are going to use the words intolerance and hate and yet you are doing the same thing that
          you accuse another of doing, then what would you say that is call????? So I suggest that you
          try being more tolerant and not hate, after all you did say Jesus would dissaprove if you didn’t.

        • Laura

          It seems a lot of Christians forget just what Jesus preached about, doesn’t it? They all think they’re the ones to judge because they can’t be bothered to actually pick up the book on which their religion is based. Studies show that atheists are actually better versed in the Bible than most Christians, which may be why atheists are on the right side of the gay marriage argument while Christians cling to archaic notions and fear change.

      • bubbajoe

        I hope one day I get the opportunity to vote on your personal freedoms. Gays wanting to marry aren’t asking for special rights. They are only special rights if you are the only ones who have them. But as long as you’ve got NASCAR Jesus, I guess you’re on the winning team, eh? Neato.

        • 56Survivor

          Hey, you can get “married” in seven or so states, right? So go for it. Even your beloved Obama wants to leave it to the states. Take your outrage on him. He is your real problem.

          • HG

            Sure go ahead & leave it up to the states… & the same thing will happen like it did in the 60′s.. People will sue the states for discrimination just like the blacks did & the supreme court will make it legal. In my state we still have slavery & discrimination laws in our constitution so if we left it up to the states.. Black wouldn’t be voting, marring whites, & would still be picking cotton as our slaves..
            Point being, you worry about what goes on your on damn house & stay out of mine.

      • Jake DeSnake

        Not really 56, Though there are a lot of stupid uneducated bible brainwashsed people in this country like you, Bristol and the average retard for Palin, gay marriage was VOTED legal in some states as well as more and more people, almost a majority, support it now. Too bad you don’t know of that or those other types since you are so low brow and ignorant.

        Here is a hint, tell your fellow know nothings to stop putting that crap on the ballots and stop hiding your bigotry behind your cheap bible.

        • Lissa

          32 states have voted to keep the definition of marriage as one man, one woman.
          That is a majority, except in Obama’s America, where there are 57 states.

          And if you want to argue whether the Bible is right or not, you will have the chance to do so with God one day, as you are being judged for all your works and motivations here on earth. Good luck with that.

    • Ernesto