A Gay Dance Partner? Sure!

A Gay Dance Partner? Sure! August 6, 2012

While I’m excited and thankful to be returning to Dancing With The Stars, not everyone is thrilled I’m coming back. When the new contestants participated in a panel discussion for the Television Critics Association’s summer tour, the critics’ disdain for me was obvious.  While they asked many questions (or, really, just a few questions over and over), only one stands out in my mind: Would I mind dancing with a gay dance partner?

Frankly, I found the question silly.  Of course, I’d most like to dance with Mark again, but that’s up to the producers! If I can’t dance with Mark, I’d love to dance with a gay partner, a straight partner, or anything in between.  I’m not looking for romance at Dancing With The Stars, but I do want to do as well as I can, make as many friends as I can, and maybe – just maybe – walk away with the mirror ball trophy.

But the media can’t seem to figure this out.  In their simplistic minds, the fact that I’m a Christian, that I believe in God’s plan for marriage, means that I must hate gays and must hate to even be in their presence.  Well, they were right about one thing: there was hate in that media room, but the hate was theirs, not mine.

Let me explain through a real-life example.  A friend of mine interviewed several years ago for a faculty position at an Ivy League law school.  When the interviewer saw that he was a conservative Christian, she asked him:  “Do you think you can teach gay students?”  (See the similarity to my question?)

Here was his response: “I believe every human being is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect, so I’ll treat all my students fairly.  But I can’t promise they’ll treat me with the same respect when they find out I’m a Christian.”

That’s exactly right.  What do a person’s sexual preferences and practices have to do with dancing ability?  In fact, in most jobs a person’s private life has little or no bearing on their ability to do their job unless they lose sight of boundaries and ethics.  Does the fact that a guy sleeps with his girlfriend mean that he can’t sell coffee?  Should we fire a car salesman who’s divorcing his wife?

Look, my responsibility is pretty darn clear: to treat people as I would like to be treated, to be gracious, and – yes – to uphold and advance my Christian principles in all that I do.  Would I want a gay dancer to refuse to dance with me because of my beliefs?  Why would I refuse to dance with a gay man because of his?

To the Left, “tolerance” means agreeing with them on, well, everything.  To me, tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree – and won’t ever agree.  So if I have a gay dance partner, we may have some interesting discussions about morality, marriage, and whether the government made him a great dancer because it built the roads that he drove on to dance practice.  But I can promise you that I’ll give it my best effort, I’ll learn all I can learn, and I’ll be proud to hoist that elusive mirror ball trophy right by his side.

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  • Lola LB

    I love your friend’s response! I’ve saved it . . .

  • kristen peterson

    right on, right on!!!! you nailed it here:
    “I believe every human being is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect, so I’ll treat all my students fairly. But I can’t promise they’ll treat me with the same respect when they find out I’m a Christian.”

  • Lori K

    Well said Bristol !!!!

  • John

    Bristol will you marry me?

  • The media is full of idiots! It’s their constant badgering that keeps hatred alive. Great post Bristol!

  • DiaaK

    Go Bristol! Some of my FAVORITE dancers are gay, like Joel Hall! Sometimes they are really even better than straight people. You’re going to be GREAT for sure, whoever your partner is!

  • Bethany

    It amazes me how you are able face these situations with such strength and grace! I would be a stuttering mess, afraid to offend anyone but wanting to make sure my belief and stance was understood! I believe you are wise beyond your years!

  • “In their simplistic minds, the fact that I’m a Christian, that I believe in God’s plan for marriage, means that I must hate gays and must hate to even be in their presence. Well, they were right about one thing: there was hate in that media room, but the hate was theirs, not mine.”

    Well Said!

  • Angela

    I love your friends responds. I’m going to use that!! Bristol – may you show the world what tolerance looks like.

  • bellagrazi

    Oh my gosh, beautifully said, Bristol! I hope if you do get a gay dance partner that he will treat you with as much respect as you will him. Because you get absolutely no respect from the press. It’s shocking how blatant they are in their disdain for you. I know you’re not looking for romance, but I still hope you are paired with Tristan! Haha He’s super dreamy! We’d love to see you hoist that elusive mirror ball trophy, Bristol! It’d be an awesome moment for all of us!

  • Allisen

    Love this response Bristol. I am so impressed with your ability to articulate your values and beliefs in such a way that while the media may TRY to make you seem like some sort of ignorant bigot, they will undoubtedly fail because your message is so clear and well said. You are an inspiration and I love watching your show…. I’m a teen mom too and I think you’re doing a GREAT job 🙂

    • Kay

      Here here Bristol! Well said.

    • Lily

      Allisen, Bristol has a ghostwriter articulating ” her” views. Good to know.

      • sodakhic

        And who writes for you, Lily?

    • Sally Knows

      where’s the “like” button?

  • Linda Kay

    I will be following you along your journey on DTWS & Voting as many time as possible. No matter who your partner is you will give it your all !!! We’ve got your back !

    • Jessica

      Same here 🙂

  • Bridget

    Bristol, I so admire how you aren’t afraid to tackle the tough issues head-on. You explained beautifully how we can be against gay marriage, but can still like and befriend gay people. They are not mutually exclusive.

    • AFS

      Yes, beautifully explained. Just like how someone can believe blacks are racially inferior, but still be friends and like them! Such mention ju-jitsu on the part of you Bristol followers is impressive.

      • Patrick

        Are you really this stupid?

        • Jellybean

          It is a perfect analogy. Are you really that stupid?

          • Truth101

            Jellybean, You are the stupid one.

  • Amanda

    Bristol this is what I love about you… You seem to be able to think far beyond your years. I an not a Christian and I have no problem with homosexuality, but I agree with you, it’s about tolerance. Everyone deserves respect and everyone is entitled to their own choices in life. Sexual preference has no bearing on how well someone might dance or cook or anything. I hope you do great on DWTS and prove to everyone how wrong they are about you 🙂

  • Melissa McMinn

    Bristol I think you are a great person! You have every right to your beliefs, religion, politcal views. You have every right to express how you feel also. You will go far with your great attitude. Will be watching and voting for you on DWTS. Good luck!

  • kristen

    There are gay christians, gay jews, gay muslims, gay hindus, etc..

    • Chris Calvin

      You cannot live in sin and be a child of God. As far as Muslims, Hindus…..I cannot speak of them. I have my opinions of these religions, but not necessary to bring them up here. If someone say they are a christian and are gay, they are fooling themselves. God loves them, yet they are sinning in His eyes. You can call yourself a Canadian, and have never lived in Canada, doesn’t make you a Canadian. Going to a church of any kind does not make you a christian. Living in the garage does not make you a car.

  • John Wiggill


    It’s very refreshing to hear a young woman discussing today’s issues in a logical adult fashion and I couldn’t agree with you more. I was a liberal (not a hater) most of my life and Rush Limbaugh helped me see the light (lol.) So over the years I’ve tried to talk to liberals and help them cross over, but it’s an exercise in futility. It always turns out like Glenn Beck’s book Arguing with Idiots and I’m giving up, but I don’t want you to. hahaha. Good luck on DWTS. I’ll be watching and cheering you on.

  • Kirstin

    Well said, Bristol!! Good luck on DWTS! 

  • Jud

    Bristol gets it but the media doesn’t! Good luck Bristol – give it your all and we will have your back!!!

  • GOOO Bristol!! You will be blessed–Keep going on and being who you are. Chistians will ALWAYS be treated the way they are now, but you got a great head on your shoulders.. We other christians admire that 🙂

    • Patrick

      Actually…. We Christians are going to get treated much worse.

      • Jellybean

        Yes, you poor christians are such an oppressed group. You can’t openly practice your faith anywhere in the country. And the cashier at Walmart says HAPPY HOLIDAYS instead of MERRY CHRISTMAS.

        • MiddleRoader

          As long as the cashier doesn’t say, “You’re credit card has been denied,” I’m good!

  • Terri

    Love your response, Bristol. I may even have to watch the show this time around. I am astounded by your views and how you want to be perceived. You’re a good mom trying to make her way in this crazy world and doing a heck of a job. Love your stances on various subjects. While, I have so much respect and admiration for you and your beliefs (Which aren’t too awfully different than mine.) Yes, while I am a Democrat, I believe what God says, marriage is between a man and a woman. But do I chastise or not let gay people into my life?No. Just as you believe, and believe what God has said, we ALL were made in his image. A person’s chosen sexuality is none of my business and neither is my sexuality is anyone’s business but me.

    Thank you foir impressing this 40 year old Democrat.

  • Emily

    Well said Bristol…

  • Right on!

  • Kim Guynes

    I loved your comments and the story about your friend. I was just in a discussion the other day with a family member and I was saying the something. I just don’t get the hatred. Well Yes I do, it is just the enemy at work. Good luck Bristol on DWTS. Move those hips and remember you are just dancing.

  • Patsy Carlisle

    Great response! Why is it so hard for the left to understand, is it because they are the ones that intolerant? Sure seems so.

  • Kara B.

    This sums up your views (and mine too) AMAZINGLY! Why can’t the mainstream media report this instead of twising words and making up stuff?

  • Maleena

    Well said Bristol!!! Awesome response and you will do well with whomever your partner may be 🙂 I also love your friends response! May I share it??? Good luck and have a blast!!!

  • You have such wisdom and a beautiful command of our language. VERY well written! I was hoping you’d dance with Mark, too, because you made a beautiful couple. But, I’m just excited to see you participate again with whomever ends up being your partner. I’m sorry that you have to put up negative people – you deserve only positive and strong support.

  • Mary

    well said Bristol. I hope you get Tristian Macmanus as your partner if not Mark!

  • Frederick Lang

    Couldn’t have said it better Bristol. Having said that, it will be interesting to see how far the intollerant will take this subject in order to smear you or any Christian. You have a level head about all this and your points are pretty hard to argue against but that has never stopped the liberal leaning media before.

  • Mark

    Bristol, the media hates you for one reason. You scare the crap out of them! You are not a shrinking violet and you answer clearly, with humility and compassion. They don’t know what to do with you! lol

  • Lily

    Two very obvious problems with the truth in this post: 1) that someone who was short-listed for a faculty position at an Ivy League law school is friends with Bristol Palin and 2) that someone whose pre-school son managed to pick up the word ” faggot” and who asks a stranger if he is homosexual because she thinks it matters has no problem with homosexuality.

    Nice try

    • Double nice try. Is her son in pre-school? I’m sure all of the children speak eloquently and without a hint of colorful metaphor. Yeah, because no child picked up an embarrassing word from anyone but their parents EVAR! Better spend a little more time spit shining your “Tolerant Person Of The Year” placard.

      • Lily

        Elizabeth, if Tripp even goes to preschool ( which I doubt seeing as the Palins aren’t big on education) he’s more likely to have picked it up around thd home. Remember Willows infamous homophobic Facebook rant? And clearly Willow and Bristol thought it was funny when Tripp said it.

        • Truth

          There you go again making things up.

          How much education do you have? Is your 3 year old son’s college already paid for if he/she decides to go? Are you a single mom that has made a beautiful home on the lake for her son to live in?

          All I can say is that if you are a woman, you are one jealous hag.

        • sodakhic

          The lot of the Palin family is in education. Get your facts straight, Lily.

    • Truth

      (1) Bristol has made friends and talked to a lot of people since 2008 and has probably heard many stories.

      (2) You need to stop spreading lies about a 3 year old. It has been proven that the child didn’t say your word but let’s not let the truth get in the way of you spreading lies. The word the child did say was not nice but when you are a young mother and when most of your friends are of the same age you will hear the f##k word.

      Please stop spreading lies.

      • Lily

        Truth, I doubt very much Bristol has a friend who was short-listed for a faculty position at any law school. Sorry, they just wouldn’t find her interesting. I call foul. And it’s been ” proven” Tripp didn’t say fahgot? Oh really? How so? Because Bristol says so?

        • Truth

          Bristol has meet lots of people by traveling the country since 2008. People with common interset become friends. Some become mentors.

          Read back a couple of blogs and you will get your answer on the F##k word. I would believe Bristol before I would believe anything you write.

          As a matter of fact all you do is call Bristol a liar.

  • Lily

    Mark the media doesn’t ” hate” Bristol. They just caller pit for the stupid things she tries to pass off. Same as her mother. Who by the way was not invited to the RNC. Maybe she’ll finally realize her short, failed political career is really truly over. All she, and the Palin fily has left for easy money is reality TV and that will be over too eventually.

  • Junie B. Jones

    And just like you would like to get married and build a family you’d want your gay partner to be treated the same way…oh wait a minute…

    • Lily

      Exactly Junie. If Bristol truly did know, love and respect any homosexuals she would Not be against equal rights for committed gay couples. And she would not be supportive of Chik Fil A for speaking out against gay marriage and homosexuality in general and for giving millions of dollars annually to anti-gay groups. I’m calling foul on her here.

      • Lily,
        You have your right to your opinion and others have that same right! You just don’t seem to get that
        do you!!!

        Were you not raised to understand that you agree to disagree and in doing that an educated
        person will know how to do that without attacting the person!!! Meaning name calling. And
        intellectual person will know how to do that.

        • Lily

          Millie, agree to disagree???? About what? Equal rights? No, sorry I will
          Not agree to disagree with people who want to deny homosexual couples the same rights that heterosexual couples enjoy. And that is what Chik Fil A is doing, and Bristol too.

          • Lily,
            You just made a statement in support of gay’s. We have the same rights as heterosexual to
            do the same. That is the exact same thing that Chic-Fil-A Mr Cathy did. He took a
            stance for Traditional Marriage which is his religious belief.

            You do the same thing when you go and vote for pro-choice and then it is our right
            to vote our beliefs on pro-life. You see things one way and we see things another. We will
            argue until dooms day on our differences unless we agree to disagree. When you
            are doing that you are not giving up your opinions or beliefs you are just not taking away
            the other persons rights
            It does seem that some liberals think that conservatives do not have any rights. Well
            that’s just not so and we will take our God given right and we won’t be intemidated by.
            Another way to put it is call playing fair. You learn that in kindergarten 101.
            If you have never learn that then you will have a tendency to think no one else but
            you have any rights.

        • Gilly

          Millie if we agree to disagree you walk away with your rights. I don’t. Thats why were fighting over this issue. I’m tired of people telling the gay community we are intolerant. That is not true. I could care less whether Bristol Palin or anyone else on the right “likes” or “approves” of me or not. I don’t want your acceptance. I want my CIVIL RIGHT to marry the person I love. Or if that’s to threatening somehow to you then I will glad take a CIVIL UNION as long as it means the same legally as your marriage. Whats wrong with that? And why hasn’t Bristol or her Mother or any other convservatives advocated for that. They take time out of their day to bash gays and tell them that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman. Then they say the don’t hate gays. Then their done. What about our rights? Why don’t you say “hey marriage is special and only for us but lets be respectful and give gay’s civil unions”.

          • Chris Greybeard

            nicely stated, and I hope some day you are “allowed” the equal rights the rest of us do in the land of the free. Ignorance of the Law, and shrouding your intolerance in sanctimonious, petty blogs still makes you ignorant and intolerant. They just dont get it.

            Hope this finds ya smilin’ and the day cast sunshine on your soul. Peace to you and yours.

  • Tara G.

    Bristol, once again, you have such a way with words. You are very wise and very correct. The only HATE that seems to constantly follow any Christian that stands up for their beliefs comes from those that have to persecute them for BEING Christian. It’s so hypocritical and telling. But some are too ignorant to ever see the truth for what it is. Keep speaking your mind in the classy and truthful way you do. Look forward to watching you on DWTS; I never got to see you the first time around. God bless! ~TARA

  • Luciana

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you really “like gays” as you claim, then don’t go around suggesting that children are raised better by a man and woman than a gay couple! It is one thing to believe in traditional marriage but by making such an irresponsible and UNSUPPORTED statement about gays, then you appear homophobic at the least!

    • ceil

      you are wrong. It has been proven that children raised with biological parents do the best in life in ALL categories. Check out the blog “unequally yoked”, a former atheist who posted a very interesting study of all types of families and how they did in many categories.

      • Chris Greybeard

        where did they find the information on same sex marriages?????? So the study could say Bio-logical parents vs. “broken homes” (step-parents, single parent, widow, etc…. I would be willing to bet the numbers would line up the same if you put them in the following catagory, children who where raised by two loving adults vs. “broken homes”. Its not the sexual preference of a childs “parents” that dictates the success or failure of a child in life, it is whether or not the child is given the proper nutrition, sufficient mental stimulation, and most important a loving and supportive atmosphere in which to grow.

  • Procyon

    Can you (or your ghost writer, I guess) not write a post that involves some measure of “poor me” in it? I know that is the preferred Palin mechanism for keeping your hardcore fan base satisfied (“it’s us against them!”), but it sure will not help you obtain any new followers. It’s just tiresome and simplistic.

  • Bev

    Wow, the liberals are out in force here, proving once again that they’re the ones who tend to act hateful. Typical.

    • Bev,
      Bristol is shining her light and they have to try and put it out. They don’t know they can’t do it!!!
      They also don’t know that the more hate they write the more ugly the look!!

  • Mark,
    I agree with you they don’t know what to do with Bristol!!! And quoting Forest Gump, ” Stupid
    is as stupid does” and excuse the french but Bristol ain’t no stupid!!! That leaves some of these
    hate bloggers in the category of the Forest Gump quote, don’t you think??

  • I can’t understand why anyone who doesn’t like Bristol or the Palins would even bother reading her postings unless they are hate filled individuals who have nothing better to do than spew their hate . Why can our presidents position on issues or life in general “evolve” yet no one else can “evolve”? We all grow up, learn from our mistakes, and take some lumps along the way as we journey toward adulthood. At least Bristol is earning money which makes me wonder if the hate mongers are unemployed slugs who still live with their parents while leeching off the tax payers. Bristol, no weapon formed against you will prosper, every tongue that rises up in judgement against you will be put to naught(by God); God will contend with those who contend with you and vengeance is His, He alone will repay.

    • Paulette

      Great response Eileen! I am in total agreement, and where two are in agreement, per God’s Word…and you know the rest! Maybe those who don’t believe the Bible or don’t understand it, will take time from their spewings (and wasting their time on someone they don’t like), to researching what the result of two in agreement will produce.

      • Make that three in agreement.

    • minnesotaguy

      make that fourth in agreement.

    • Chris Greybeard

      “unless they are hate filled individuals who have nothing better to do than spew their hate ”

      “At least Bristol is earning money which makes me wonder if the hate mongers are unemployed slugs who still live with their parents while leeching off the tax payers.”

      Please dont do this you, if berate someone in the same manner in which you just took offense, you come out looking as silly as they do. Someone has to act like an adult around here dont they?

      And three people who I am sure consider themselves Christian agree with this….. That is why I love my God and am more and more confused by some of his followers everday.

  • Lucille

    You appear homophobic because you attributed Obama’s support for gay marriage to his daughters’ watching too many episodes of Glee (very nice of you to take a shot at his daughters when you complain about the media’s treatment of Palin children by the way), claimed that gay couples can’t raise children as well as heterosexual couples and made these statements on this blog, as a public figure… Yes, I’m sure there will always be people in the media talking about you, regardless of whether or not you chose to live a public life, following the end of the 2008 election. Nevertheless, as the tv critic implied at that time, it seems quite possible to live privately and pursue education and work in a place like Alaska had you not chosen to pursue reality tv. Someone who puts her life on display has no right to complain about the way media treats you. At least you admitted doing it for the money.

    • Chris Greybeard

      Well stated opinion!

  • Lily

    Eileen, it’s good to note how Bristol is earning her money. And that’s really what this post of ” hers” is all about.

    • Truth

      How do you make a living?

      Is your 3 year old son’s college already paid for if she/he decides to go?

      • Truth,
        She made that statement on the last to episodes that tripp’s college is paid for.

  • marynelle

    I’m still amazed at the hate for Bristol and her family. The good news is Bristol and her family are strong and put their trust in God. They will get thru the hate and live their amazing lives. I watch her show and am throughly enjoying it. Yes, Bristol needs to be tougher on Tripp, but she’s no different than other parents. I’m sure Tripp will grow up to be an amazing young man because he has the love and support of Bristol and her family. She is learning alot as she continues to grow. One thing for sure, she loves this little boy ore than anything. Didn’t watch or vote any last year on DWTS, but I will support Bristol because I know she’ll give it all she’s got, and I bet she’ll be better than the first time because she’s had time to grow. No, she probably won’t be the best dancer, but she’s going to enjoy it and she’ll get all of my votes.

  • David Dempsey

    Good post, Bristol. — It looks like these Left-Wing-Nuts are going to keep bad-mouthing and ridiculing you no matter what you say or do. — It looks like these Left-Wing-Nuts were never taught anything about The-Golden-Rule or Ethics or anything that Decent People were taught.

  • John.Frank

    Well stated Bristol!

  • Barbara Landi

    We just need to stop labeling people. If someone can dance, nothing else matters (who they sleep with, color of their skin, religion, political persuasion, etc.)

    • brenda

      you know this is so well said. I do not want to know what anyone else’s sex life is all about and seriusly wonder why they feel cmpelled to tell me or anyone else about it. Since we are not going to be in a sexual relationship the dancing or whatever else is related to our relationship is about. business and sex usually are not good companions.. Please keep your bedroom in your bedroom and the labels will not happen.

      • I agree what is this obsession with what goes on in someone elses bedroom, people we do not care what you sleep with or what you do just keep it to yourself already. Do what you feel you should and keep it to yourself.

  • Bristol,
    Your article was well stated. Pricelist!!!

  • Breanna

    Wow, the people commenting on here are brutal. Bristol, I couldn’t agree with you anymore. My beliefs are the same and my best friend is gay and people ask me how I can be friends with him. God loves the sinner, not the sin. I love your blog, and I think you’re doing a great job especially when people come on here just to bash you. There’s nothing wrong with setting things straight. Keep up the good work!

  • Shawn

    Looking at that pic up there…2 Playboy Playmates, an ex NFL cheerleader and then u. You don’t seem to fit Bristol..you’re too sweet to be up there.

  • Anna Dornhuber

    This is so true. Just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I hate gays or hope for their demise. In fact i have gay friends and family members and I love them tons. I just believe in the sanctity of marriage. The sick thing is people on the “Left” scream if their Freedom of Speech is infringed on, however they are the first ones to take Christians F.O.S. away.

    • I also have friends that are gay and we even lived together at one time, we may have had different views on life but we did not hate each other we helped each other, they became a big part of my family. I don’t understand all this hate.

    • LilyW

      Anna , no one is taking away freedom of speech. Chik fil A is free to voice their religious beliefs. And people ate free to say I don’t agree and we’re not buying your food nor giving money to your business that gives millions of dollars every year to groups that fight against equal rights for homosexuals.

  • Ruth

    One word for your detractors, Bristol. ENVY!

    • LilyW

      Oh yes, that’s it Ruth. We all want to be an uneducated single mother cashing in on our former status as a famously pregnant teen, thrust on stage by her mother. Envy indeed.

  • Tiffany

    We talked about this in church on Sunday. The other side has blinders on when it comes to their hypocricy. I think your doing great Bristol. My parents always told me that as a Christian, there will always be ppl against you because they can’t stand what God wants. “they are of their father the devil”. Keep fighting for whats right and good luck on DWTS!

  • vincent s

    iam so tired of hearing about peoples sex life already, really? i wish gay people , straight people, crooked people, and all people in general would just keep there sex life to them selves, and move on to some real important issues, like feeding the hungry, and this dam economy!!!!!!

    • I strongly agree.

    • LilyW

      Vincent, it’s not about people’s sex lives. It’s about not discriminating based on sexuality. It’s about not firing sOmeine because of their sexuality. It’s about giving all committed loving couples the right to marry. I hope and believe that this will not be an issue for much longer and that the US will have progressed to where other nations are on this.

  • brenda

    why do i get accused of making duplicate comments and have my comment rejected???????

  • Susan

    Beautifully put Bristol. There are millions of us who feel the same way and too many on the left are actually the intolerant ones. Very well written and expressed. 🙂

  • e

    Will “Life’s A Tripp” be coming back next year?
    Good luck on DWTS!

  • HeatherAda

    You are unbelievable….You think you and “Gays” have different beliefs? Maybe he believes the same things you do. My friends dad is gay and he thinks he’s going to hell because of it. That being said, being gay obviously isn’t a choice.

  • Well said Bristol. Regarding dance partners; I would like to see you pair up in this order, 1.) Mark Ballas 2.) Derek Hough 3.) Tony Donolani 4.) Tristan MacManus 5.) Louis Van Armstel. (A word about Louis Van Armstel. He is the openly gay dancer (You probly have learned this from Season 11). Besides that, I believe Louis Van Armstel will train you as much as you can retain. But, I believe he will be pressured by his peer groups to sink your ship and to have play the role of a tramp or ditz.) If you are partner with Maksim or Val Chmerkovskiy, it wont work because of the Brandy Norwood issue. Lets say the Chmerkovskiy brothers heart wont be into seeing you succeed but to have you fail by week 3. Just remember to compartmentalize everything. And the purpose you are on DWTS is earn money as a performer/entertainer for Tripp, and for Nelson ratings because of your popularity. And in closing, just do your best, and my global/internet friends and I will vote for you every week. The only thing in your way is the judges. And yes maybe, just maybe, you might win the Mirror Ball throphy. Enjoy your time Dancing with the Stars. 🙂

  • Leroy Whitby

    You can love and even respect someone, and still oppose their sin. I don’t think the left wants to grasp that, because they want to marginalize all opposition to the state. The family and believing Christians are two groups that still stand and have legitimate interests other than serving the whims of the rulers of the state. So they brand us as haters . . . acting openly and in hate towards us. Irony and reason doesn’t matter to them anymore. They sense this is the end game and all that will be left is power. As Mussolini said: “Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.” Families and Christians have got to go if that is the goal.

    • Allison

      Can a person love and respect someone who thinks them a sinner?

  • MotherBushIsBack

    I love how people like Bristol claim the gay community is intolerant but say NOTHING about the comments from their side. Gays have been called an abomination. Gays have been blamed for every natural disaster in this country. Gays are routinely beat up and bullied in schools. This isn’t about marriage. Conservative Christians judge gay people. They deny them rights. They HATE them. Plain and simple. And then when the gay community fights back they scream look how intolerant they are. Its a bunch of BS and all of you on here know it. Christians are bullies. The turnout at CFA was nothing but bullying. We will shows those gay Americans that we are the majority and we make the decisions. Then they sit in church and say I love everybody. You can take your Christian love and shove it.

    • MotherBushIsBack

      And one more thing. All of the posters here who are “tired” of gay people talking about their sex life are full of it. I’ve been in a relationship with my partner for 31 years. We’ve buried 3 parents, we’ve been amazing aunts to numerous nieces and nephews. We’ve been wonderful neighbors and coworkers. We haven’t talked about out “sex life” a single time. To ANYONE. It has NOTHING to do with sex. I love this person. I have shared a life with this person. I have payed taxes life everyone else and when I die my partner DESERVES to benefit from them. The only people who seem to be obsessed with my sex life are those on the right.

  • MiddleRoader

    I agree with most of Bristol’s post. However, it is a valid (not silly) question to ask ONCE. Here’s why:
    By making remarks about Obama’a girls watching too much “Glee,” by the heckling scene on her reality show,(I’m sure it was heavily edited, but a horrible man defames Bristol and her mother, and her response is “Is is because you’re a homosexual?”), and by her wading into the Chick-fil-A “traditional values” debate, she opens herself up to the question. Chick-fil-a gave substantial donations to the Family Research which holds the following view:
    “Family Research Council believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects….Sympathy must be extended to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, and every effort should be made to assist such persons to overcome those attractions, as many already have. ”
    This is the view of some conservative Christians, and to use Bristol’s example of the Ivy League interviewer, it is fair to ask him if he can teach gay students. Can he accept their views without judging or would he make every effort to help them overcome it (which would interfere with teaching)?
    It’s a fair question to ask Bristol as well, and her response shows that she is tolerant of other people’s views and should put the issue to rest.
    However, I think it’s interesting that she regards being asked the question as “hate in that media room”. I wasn’t there, of course, but if it was hateful, she could clarify what made it so. Doesn’t sound very tolerant to call being asked a “silly” question hateful.
    Anyway, I wish Bristol good luck on the show.

    • RefudiateObama2012

      If you had bothered to listen to what Bristol has said previously on the subject, it is a silly question. The questions were meant to create controversy. They failed.

      • MiddleRoader

        I did bother to read her previous statements. And yes, of course, the questions were meant to create controversy, or at least, increase interest in the show. As was Bristol’s reply and her post. Now more people will tune in to see who her partner will be. Bristol could have just responded, “Of course I wouldn’t mind having a gay dance partner.” Part of her response was that it’s not about politics. But then in her post, she makes it very political- bashing the media and bashing the Left.

        • Gilly

          Excellent point MiddleRoader! She scolds the press then makes it political in her blog for sympathy.

  • “To the Left, “tolerance” means agreeing with them on, well, everything. To me, tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree – and won’t ever agree.”
    Right on!

    • LilyW

      David, to you does tolerance mean allowing others to have the same rights that you have? It should .

  • Becky

    Well said, Bristol!

  • Excellent post Bristol.. You’re a fine young lady from a very fine family… Hold your head high you have nothing to be ashamed of..

  • Judy

    I love and totally agree with you Bristol! I`m so glad someone like you is responding to such negativity and racism in our world with grace, love, and class. You go out there and work hard! Listen to your partner, pray, and never give up. Feel the beat, get into the story of the dance, and practice every minute! You deserve to win and have all of your fan support and love (no matter what happens!) I`m so thankful to have a beautiful and strong female influence putting good and Christian messages out into the world. I loved your show and hope to read your book soon. I am 15 and agree with you so much on this article. I feel this way too, but sometimes I forget that I do (and let the world get me worked up and intolerant). Thanks so much for reminding all of us of such a positive message. Keep your head up and give it all you`ve got. I hope you and Gino find happiness. Love definitely takes patience and listening. I wish you and your family good things! By the way, I went on PEOPLE.COM and posted a few times telling people to stop being rude and negative (and to check out your “Hate in the Name of Love, Bullying in the Name of Tolerance” blog). Love ya!
    From your good fan (and I feel like your friend too!=),
    Judy <3

  • Karen

    She wrote, “There was hate in that media room, but the hate was theirs, not mine.” Why does she assume that the people asking her the question hate her? Why not take it as an opportunity to state her own opinion? The truth is, many (most?) people DO assume that if you’re “X” then you must believe “Y”. While I’m very glad to read that she would be willing to dance with a gay partner, you and I both know that there are tons of people who would identify as a Christian who would be vehemently against it. In my view, this whole blog entry just proves the point that people SHOULD be more willing to ASK people what they believe rather than just assuming it. She’s upset that someone asked her how she felt. How is that hate? She said that “tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree”. How can we learn to live and work with each other if we’re not allowed to ask how you feel about a particular topic? The tone of her post strikes me as very disparaging to “the Left”. Here she makes a generalization – an assumption – about every person who identifies as a liberal. How is that any different?

    • Denise


      The fact she was even asked the question IS silly. Who else was asked that question? “Tons of Christians who would not dance with a gay person on a competition show? Really ?? Says who ?

      That is projection on your part. That is your opinon not fact. Bristol has 5 years of experience
      ( and counting) with the most hateful and vile behavior of the people on the left, not just to her but her whole family. They are actually proud of it . Have you ever had this experience ? To have the most awful horrible things said about you, and your whole family just because your Mother was ASKED and answered the call to serve the country and was a unapologetic conservative? I doubt it . Until you actually have THAT experience you can not judge this. No one can. Not all democrats or liberals are leftist. There is a distinction.

      • chris

        Would you ask someone who is not a fireman what it’s like to fight fires. Probably not. When you run a blog that continues to paint homosexuals as second class citizens, you are going to catch flack for it. Couple this with the fact that you can catch Bristol laughing at her child say “fa**ot” on her reality show and it begins to make sense why she would be asked such questions. Then you go on to say…..
        “To have the most awful horrible things said about you, and your whole family just because your Mother was ASKED and answered the call to serve the country and was a unapologetic conservative?”
        Now, you want to tell me that Bristol isnt milking her mothers fame for all its worth? Do you know much about Sarah Palin? Her politics, thoughts, belief system? I thought not.

        • Timbit

          Leave the Palin’s alone! They are walking angels, blessed by God himself to spread his word. God himself gave Bristol this opportunity on DWTS so she can speak out about the gay lifestyle and to provide her with the money she needs to have the life she deserves. She is a true martyr, as is dear Sarah. God picks a few earth walkers to speak for him, Sarah and Bristol are 2 of his chosen ones. This family has endured unspeakable evils by the sons of the devil himself. You see, the devil has earth walkers too. The atheists, the gays, the liberals. Disgusting evil that will face God’s wrath.

          • lilyww

            Tim, are you being serious or making fun of Palin supporters?

          • Chris Greybeard

            I’m seeing sarcasm, I’m praying sarcasm, other wise ….it’s getting weird in here, lol.

  • Holley

    Sad that they even had to ask. I mean, really? They really think you would care? Clearly people seem to think Hate comes with disagreement these days. Prayers Bristol. I wish I had someone around me that was like you, in the ways of standing up for God’s word! I do what I can when I can. God Bless you everyday Bristol <3<3

  • Timbit

    Bristol, please don’t dance with a gay! If they assign you one, quit! You won’t know what that gay was doing the night before and he could put you at risk.

    I love you and Sarah so much, I wouldn’t want anything to happen to you.

    • LilyW

      Timbit you are so so misinformed. Sad really.

  • CJ

    Well said, Bristol!

  • Timbit

    We Christians are so persecuted, it makes me weep for humanity. I can envision the day (if we allow liberals to run the country much longer) when we are rounded up and sent to death camps. We must prepare ourselves for end times. We must arm ourselves and be ready when the liberals come knocking. We now will have death panels and the Christians will be the first to go.

    This is why I hoped Sarah would be our next President. She would once again make this a great Christian nation and God would rejoice. Evil walks among us. The next thing you know we will either have a gay in the Whitehouse or a Christian hating atheist. We will be doomed. Please throw your hat in the ring dear Sarah, you can win and save us from evil.

    • LilyW

      I can’t tell if you ate serious or making fun of Sarah Palin’s silupporters Timbit. Which is it?

  • Judy
  • Great post Bristol! You have summed up so well what I feel about this whole issue.

  • Becky

    I agree 100% with this blog. I am also a Christian and it is getting more and more difficult in the USA. As you said the left is only tolerant of THEIR beliefs. If we disagree with them we are seen as mean and hateful. They have an agenda and it is to FORCE their beliefs on us. Chick-Fil-A is a perfect example. There are far more businesses that support the Gay and Lesbian community but you do not see them in the news. We must continue to take a stand. God will bless us for it.

    • LilyW

      No one is trying to force their beliefs on you Becky. We simply don’t want yours forced on others.

      • Kerry

        Really? Isn’t that what you do when you say that because some is for traditional marriage, they hate gay people? This is a form of intolerance and bullying. By pushing your beliefs on others and by basically saying you are hateful if you don’t believe the same way, then you are pushing your beliefs on others.

        • LilyWww

          What? Kerry no one is saying you have to love gays or can’t call them sinful if that is what your religious beliefs dictate. What we are saying is that you can’t for e your religious beliefs on others. You cannot deny homosexual couples the same rights you enjoy.

  • Joseph

    Well said, Bristol!!! I still hope you get Mark Ballas again; you and he make a great team!

  • Cheryl

    Excellent, Bristol!!! I’ve had to clarify my stance on Gay Marriage to some of my facebook friends. I had to take it down because one of them felt threatened. Continue standing strong for your beliefs!!! People are watching and noticing!!!! Here is what I wrote:

    I wanted to take the time to clarify my statement that I made against gay marriage. I’m for the rights, however, of others to have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose. I also believe children can thrive in many different environments. Just because children are being raised in a heterosexual environment, does not guarantee they will live happily ever after. In fact, many do not. I believe children can thrive in situations involving 2 men, 2 women, single parents (whether divorced or widowed), family units, group homes, orphanages, treatment centers, etc. A loving, nurturing, and disciplined environment is one of the greatest blessings a child can endure.

    One of my guys told me the other day that he loves our family because we actually talk about many different topics, share thoughts and opinions without putting down each other’s diversity. And, he’s not my natural-born son! He’s spent time with his friend’s families and says that they don’t talk to each other, and, these are prominent, wealthy families within our community. By all means, we’re not perfect and there’s so much more as a parent that I want to accomplish and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve and help the children in our care.

    One of the issues I have with all this is that I just don’t think we need to be in the business of changing the definition of words. We can change the laws on the books but leave the definition alone. Marriage has always been defined as between a man and a woman. Why change the definition to mean something else? What would stop society from changing the meaning of love? Of happiness? Of history? Etc. Reminds me of George Orwell’s 1984, 2 + 2 = 5, no longer does it equal 4. If you’ve never read that book, take the time to read it to see what a government controlled society looks like. If you don’t submit to their way of thinking, you don’t deserve to live. They will torture you in the worst ways possible to get you to submit. If you’re fortunate, you might be one of the ones who end up dying. Be careful…Big Brother is Watching!!! This is why I’ve said over and over, this issue is about FREE SPEECH; that is, for me it is. I can’t speak for anyone else.

    I hate what many gay people have had to endure throughout their lives because of who they are. My hope and prayer is that they will rise up above all the judgment and honor God with their lives, because only in Him can they endure the persecution. Only in Him have I been able to endure the persecution set before me throughout my lifetime. In my own home, I’ve had to challenge my children’s thinking to help them to not cast judgment on others who they see as different from themselves and from the “norms” of society. I truly love people as individuals…not classified as gay, black, white, Asian, etc. God made each individual special and unique. How they choose to live their lives is between that person and God. The Christian way just happens to be MY standard for living my life and I don’t want my right to say that taken away from me.

    I hope this clarifies my stance on the gay marriage issue. I would love for everyone to think like me, but it’s not going to happen because we’re all unique individuals. I would love for everyone to choose the Christian way of life but that’s not my decision to make and it’s not my duty to force my beliefs on anyone…I can share, but not force. As each issue is brought to light, it challenges my thinking to look at the issue deeper which in turn results in defining what I actually believe and living by that standard. I believe it would be helpful for each individual to do that rather than fighting for something they believe in without looking at all avenues of the issue.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. I do welcome your thoughts and opinions.

    I wrote this comment based on another comment:
    I know your comment will spark rage from some, a “go, Mark!” from some, and most likely a feeling of sadness from others because they recognize there is not an easy solution here as they empathize with the internal struggle of living in a world that casts judgment upon another individual for whatever reason. All I know is that we cannot live the lives for other people. You can call them every name in the book and that will do absolutely no good. I don’t believe it will turn one person away from living their life the way they see fit. We are to share the word, love people, and let them decide their own journey. Their life is between them and God. Now, as a country, I have my own view on that which I will share at a later time.
    I do know that there is a perception out there that homosexuals just want to have sex and are incapable of having meaningful relationships. I’ve learned throughout the years that that is not the case. Just like heterosexual couples, they have deep and committed feelings for another individual. Many times, all we have seen in the news are the gays protesting in the streets and gay advocates demanding their rights and willing to tear down anyone that disagrees with them. They do not represent the lives and opinions of ALL gay people, just like many of the deranged heterosexuals do not represent the lives and opinions of ALL heterosexuals.
    I’m not trying to straddle the fence here because I made my views clear. My own children don’t agree with all of my views, but I love them and they love me. I respect them and they respect me. Again, we are to share God’s word and move forward just like Jesus did…he traveled from town to town, shaking the dust off his sandals. Some people loved Jesus and some people did not. That’s just the way it is. And, Jesus shared parables along the way and did not go into detail regarding every subject. He left a lot of room for people to figure things out on their own. But, one thing I do know is he loved people along the way whether they loved him back. He left the judging up to his Father in heaven.

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Well your right about not being there to romanced just too dance and your safe. But here’s a warning in advance, NBC edited your last DWS videos and perverted them making you out to be some sort of trash so be prepared.

    • lilyww

      Oh Thomas, you are cheeky!

  • Susan

    Allison-according to the Bible, we are ALL sinners, so yes I can love and respect someone who thinks I am a sinner!

    As to the gay marriage issue, I do believe in the biblical definition of marriage. However, I would vote in tabor of civil unions that would afford gay couples the same legal rights. That seems fair and loving to me.

    If you ask me if homosexuality is wrong, I would have to tell you that I do. That would not prevent me from veins friends

    • Susan

      Spell corrector did me in! It would not prevent me from BEING friends.

      • Susan

        And I would vote in FAVOR of a civil union. No more posting from a touch pad! 😉

  • Heather

    Thanks for being you, Britstol. What you said in regards to this issue is really good advice for me just starting to get into the work force. You’re one of my role models!

  • getittogether

    It’s hard to understand then how you can be friends and all that with this guy on dancing with the stars, but wouldn’t want him to experience the joy of getting married. contradictions honey.

  • Timbit

    Bristol, I just read that that dirty Levi is going to try and get custody of Tripp! Levi is a lover of homosexuals! It is not safe for Tripp to be around him! He will warp his mind. Tripp must be raised in a good Christian, church going, God fearing family. Talk to your pastor on Sunday, get advise from him on this heavy burden. Which church do you attend every Sunday up there in Wasilla? While I am at church on Sunday, I will be thinking of you and Sarah praying in your church. Say a prayer that God will not allow this dirty, evil man to have anything to do with Tripp and I will do the same. You tried to get him to visit his son in Anchorage and he didn’t show up. You were right to tell Tripp that his daddy wasn’t coming. And I don’t believe the dirty lie that Lifetime wanted to pay him 10,000.00 to show up for the visit and he turned it down.

    Stay strong beautiful Bristol. Tripp is probably with you in Hollywood, so he is safe from seeing his father.

    • lilyww

      Okay, now I’m pretty sure you are just making fun of Palin supporters Timbit. Cheeky! I like it.

    • Tim

      Levi Johnston, father to Sarah Palin’s grandson, has been forced to move in with his mother after reportedly squandering his $1 million earnings.

      It is not the first time Johnston has had money worries.

      He has garnered a reputation as a ‘dead-beat dad’ after owing $38,000 in child support to Bristol Palin, the mother of his three-year-old son Tripp.

      ‘Levi Johnson hasn’t paid child support in nearly two years,’ a source told US Weekly. ‘And he has little contact with Tripp.’

      The 22-year-old wasted the eye-watering sum on ‘guns, boats and four-wheelers’, a source told US Weekly magazine.

      The spending has left him penniless and he has now moved in with his mother, a convicted prescription drug dealer, at her home in Alaska.


      • Timbit

        Plus the dirty levi forced young Bristol to drink alchol, lured her into a tent and took advantage of her!!! And as Bristol has said, it was almost rape!! When young Tripp is older and learns about the circumstances of his conception from his dear mother’s writings, he will not want to have anything to do with this dirty man!! Thank God! He will despise him, as he should! Levi took advantage of a pure , innocent Christian girl and it is only right that he is cut from Tripp’s life. Bristol dear, you must continue to create hatred for levi in young Tripp’s mind. Better he be angry, bitter and distrustful than to believe that levi cares about him at all.

        • David

          What a jerk thing to say. Why do people like you (haters) troll around websites they don’t agree with making snotty cracks about stuff they don’t understand? Go to a website with others who agree with you and celebrate whatever you like … if you’re able to like anything. Many haters get so caught up in hating others they can’t find anything to enjoy. Go away snotty little jerk.

        • 56Survivor

          Timbit, you are disgusting.

        • LilyWww

          Timbit I do like you and your cheeky answers!

        • Tim

          Timbit, you think you are funny , but you are not funny.
          Anyway, why do you troll on Bristol’s page?

  • MiddleRoader

    So I hear that Levi is trying to get custody of Tripp. While I don’t think he has a ghost of a chance, and it’s just a craven publicity stunt on his part, what if he decides to tie the knot with his girlfriend(as he’s hinted he might and which he would do if he were really serious about wanting custody)?
    Well, we have Bristol’s own sage words to guide us:
    “I know it’s not God’s perfect plan for boys to be raised without dads”(from On Second Thought – Episode 4)
    “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” (from her “Hail to the Chiefs- Malia and Sasha Obama” post )
    “Oh, and in that post I also said generally kids do better with mother/father families – the kind of family I’d like to have for Tripp one day.”(referring to above comment in Hate in the Name of Love, Bullying in the Name of Tolerance” post.)
    Hmm, maybe God is answering her wish in the unlikely person of Levi Johnston!
    Now OF COURSE I’m being facetious. I think Bristol is an OK mother. Like all parents, she made some good and poor choices. But she appears to be trying to learn from her mistakes. She can provide for him financially; she has a good support system of family and friends. She loves Tripp and he loves her, and it would be a tragedy to uproot him from the only family he knows.

    My point is, it’s not the number (or sex) of the parents that makes a family. It’s the ability to provide for their needs (financially, emotionally, etc.). But most of all it is love.

    We know Bristol is against gay marriage. But I would be interested in knowing her views on gay adoption (legal in 16 states, and on case-by-case basis or some other variation in about 27 other states). Isn’t it strange that many gay couples can raise a family, but not get married?
    And removing the gay factor, how does she feel about single parent adoption, (which is legal in all states)? Would deny people the right to choose to raise a child the way she accidentally fell into it?

    It seems to me that many “traditional marriage” supporters base their argument on the belied that childeren do best in a family with a mother and a father. But if that’s the real reason, then shouldn’t they be more vocal about single parenthood in general (for whatever reason/circumstance?)

    Maybe single parenthood isn’t “God’s perfect plan”. But if the child is loved , and is being raised and educated well, it’s pretty darn close!





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      • Lewis Regner

        Please depress the “cap lock” key on your keyboard once (to unlock it) and proceed in a civil tone for posting! If it is stuck (the “cap lock” key), then please replace your keyboard with one where it isn’t. Thank you!

        • Earl

          Some of us are sorry to offend your delicate sensibilities!
          BUT, if it offends you so much, we will try to be much more careful!
          By the way, I am NOT some of those who are sorry! Most all of the people I know, rarely get so emotional over”which case I type in!”
          Once you lose control of your emotions, it provides for less than civil discourse!

          • Lewis Regner

            It is universally considered to be “poor form” to use all caps. It is universally seen as an emphasis to be used on certain words or phrases, to in an equivalent way, raise your written “voice” to emphasize a portion of your statement. It is universally perceived of as being both rude to use all caps and perhaps even more than a bit lazy. Sorry if none of this is true in your case but perception is everything and quite frankly, when in Rome, [it is appropriate to] do as the Romans do! There is no emotional component to anybody’s admonition to you about this and so I am calling BS on you over your assertion that there is. Trying to make out that we are being “emotional” in our admonition to you is both presumptuous of you and manipulative behavior.

            BTW, if you want your text to appear larger, you can usually enlarge the text appearing on your page by any number of methods, depending on what browser, operating system and version thereof, you happen to be using. In what I use, holding down the control key while pressing the “+” key, incrementally enlarges the entire page, including the text. Using “-” key in the same manner, restores it in the same incremental, little at a time way. There is a way to do this with most browsers….

    • Deb

      Why should it matter what Bristol’s opinion of gay adoption is? Does she make ANY type of policy? Or is that a “gotcha” question? I have given no thought to gay issues because it doesn’t affect me at all and is not in the top 10 of the issues I’m worred about in this country.

    • Earl

      She did not say, “I believe in God’s plan for marriage and if you don’t believe the same as I, then you’re wrong and I hate you!” She just believes that Gods plan does not include same sex marriage or single parent families. It does not mean that if you are a single parent you are bad. You just either chose to be such, or got involved in sin. Either way you are no different than we. The only difference being, is that we try to repent and seek forgiveness, you choose to continue the sin and seek approval! It does not work that way! She also believes in not ridiculing and persecuting Gays for their beliefs. You are free to believe what you wish. We are as equally free to believe what we hold true! We try to live as the Bible commands. [Following the CLEAR commands concerning sex with members of our own sex, for example. Being “Christ-like” not judging, and loving everyone as we love ourselves.]
      Let us be honest here! The media does not hate Bristol because of any other reason than she is a Christian. It angers them so much, that she lives a spirit-filled existence; they are beside themselves with outrage.
      Let us be even more honest! The Gay/Lesbian community can LIE all they want to about the way someone is because of a differing belief, but you cannot make it true just because you do not believe in it! We believe what the Bible teaches regarding Same Sex Anything, you do not. That is your choice, just as it was your choice to be Gay.

    • Rich

      @ MiddleRoader: I can read your post and understand that you are trying to be, as your moniker indicates, a middle-of-the-road, polite, passive, and innocent voice of the people. What you need to know is that we minions out here don’t need your non-accusatory, non-commital suggestions to make us inquire about Bristol Palin and her stances concerning such deep issues as homosexuality, child-rearing, and family values.

      First of all, in this article she did not address any of those issues you presented. That isn’t what it was about. Second of all, you are not qualified to judge her mothering ability based on bits and pieces purposely given to you through the United States Machine of Media Bias. If you were a fly on the wall at her home and could see every waking moment she spends with her child THEN someone might be willing to listen to your banter. Until then, just keep it to yourself. You are no more qualified than any other swinging Johnson in America to judge her. Third, why are you so interested in what Bristol’s points-of-view would be on various other topics concerning gays? You know as well as we do, it doesn’t matter what she would say in response to those questions, you would still poke her in the eye for each of them. It’s almost as though you’re disappointed she didn’t provide any bait.

      It’s very obvious from your first sentence that you’re trolling. You start a completely new topic about her just so you’ll have something to put her in a negative light. Why can’t you just take what she provided in this article at face-value, quit trying to pontificate on other things she has not addressed, and just move on? She made it perfectly clear that just because she may not agree with gay marriage doesn’t mean she hates gays. Quit trying to make it more than what it is.

      You know, it is ridiculous how someone, with no intentions of ever getting to know what Christianity is truly about, takes every opportunity to ridicule its principles based on their macro-lens view of the entire world. One of the first things taught in a sociology course is that an individual’s view of the world is so limited and intensely magnified that they truly have no idea what the vast majority of people in the world are thinking or acting upon and it is a mistake to do so. With that being the case, you need to quit presuming you do. You essentially wrote your own article because this one wasn’t inflammatory enough to burn a Palin at the cross (albeit in your completely non-accusatory manner mind you).

      Lastly, you tell us what many traditional marriage supporters believe concerning children. Please, do tell us from where you get this representative sample. Do you perform surveys and studies on these people or are you basing this off the immense amount of time you spend perusing internet articles, comments, and forums? A bit of advice; quit drinking the Kool-Aid and believing everything you read on the internet. It’s poisoning your brain and God forbid a child runs across your remarks and insinuations and then make them their own.

      • MiddleRoader

        First off, I’m not the “voice of the people”. I speak only for myself.
        Second, Bristol invited “interesting conversations about morality, marriage”, etc. from her dance partner. I was just expressing some thoughts/questions that came to mind after I read her post and some of the posted comments.
        Third, of course I can’t judge her mothering ability in an absolute sense, but I can have an opinion based on what I saw on the show, and her own comments about trying to discipline Tripp.
        Fourth, (speaking of judging), you imply that I have”no intentions of ever getting to know what Christianity is truly about”. Are you kidding me? What the heck do you know about my religious views?
        Fifth, my OPINION on what many traditional marriage supporters believe on children is based mostly on talking with my friends and colleagues (I have them on both sides of the road.) If I had used a survey or study, I’d have thrown in a statistic to make it look good. Disagree with me, but tell me why you believe what you do. I believe in gay marriage because I take a non-literal view of the Bible; I have a few gay friends (frankly, not many) who would like to marry their significant other and either have a child or legally adopt their partner’s child. I can’t see how that hurts society. You can disagree with me, but if you do, I’m going to ask you questions to better understand your thinking and logic. I’m goofy that way.

  • larry a underwood

    Why is being part of the majority a negative nowadays. Why the love affair with gay people? Gay people deserve to be treated fairly and honestly, not special..176 million adult Christians in America, 4 million gays, case closed…

    • Brin

      It can’t be considered being treated “special” if a group of people is asking for the same rights that everyone else already has. Gay marriage, or “marriage,” would ensure that these individuals are being treated equally, or “fairly” as you yourself even admit that they deserve. And I’m so sorry to have to be the one to tell you, but the case is not closed.

      • Lewis Regner

        Here’s a news flash for you Brin: Marriage is NOT a “right,” but rather a “privilege” and as such, is subject to the discretion of an authority of some sort, at some level or another. There is no such obligation to conform to your personal idea and ideals of “fairness here.” There are reasons likely beyond your ability, or perhaps desire to understand, which governs the crafting that goes into the restrictions built into our legal privileges. Hating and venting on the people who believe in the efficacy and propriety of the legally enacted privileges currently in place, although maybe making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, is a totally ineffective way to effect the change(es) you may so greatly desire… Get your ducks in a row next time before you spout off with your liberal claptrap, about everything you get your panties in a twist about that you fancifully idealize into being a “right” but in fact, is no such thing at all!

        • LilyWww

          Marriage is a privilege Lewis? Oh really??? And how does one qualify for this privilege? By being heterosexual. Oh snap! Looks like you didn’t have all your ducks in a row before you spouted off. The rights gained through marriage should be rights for all committed couples, not just heterosexual.

    • Lewis Regner

      Love you man (in a manly and hetero kind of way) and what you are saying! The truth is the truth, and for some,, a very very jagged and bitter pill to swallow.

  • Madeline

    In that case, do you support ENDA (which, according to Wikipedia, is legislation that would “prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees”)? If sexual identity does not have to do with performing a job well, it seems that support for ENDA would follow.

    This isn’t a “gotcha” – I am genuinely curious! I haven’t heard many people express support for ENDA while also being opposed to civil marriage for same-sex partners.

    • Kerry

      There is no need for ENDA…there is already the equal employment opportunity law. It states that you cannot be discrimminated based on sex, race, religion, etc. So why does the homosexual community need an additional law!

      • Madeline

        Well, because you CAN currently be discriminated against based on sexual orientation in most states. That is, you can be fired from your job just because you are gay and there’s nothing illegal about that. ENDA would be amending the law to be broader than it currently is. It’s not so much an additional law – it’s just including homosexuals in the law that already exists!

  • Aly

    you say you are treating others as they should treat you. then i guess people should deny you the right to marry who you love.

  • Sister Krissy

    As a Christian, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase that “love is a verb.” What that means is that love is not always a feeling, it’s something that you *do*. It’s a behavior. We’re even commanded to love our enemies. Does this mean we’ll always FEEL love towards everyone. Obviously not. You may not always feel the emotion of love towards someone, but you are still called to act lovingly. The same is true of hate. Hate is a verb also. Even though you may not feel the emotion of hate towards someone, but you act towards them in a hateful manner, or your behavior is hateful, then you are hating. Discrimination against a class of people is hateful. If you truly feel that you should treat others as you would want to be treated, then you would also want them to have the same rights as you. Denying someone else the same rights that you have because of religious values is not treating others as you would want to be treated. I am sure that you treat many gay people respectfully when you are with them in person. Unfortunately, supporting discrimination against them is still harming them.

    • Scott

      Marriage is a religious bond defined by the religion. Look at the marital and ceremonial differences based upon the religion. A marriage is making a vow to another person in front of your “god” or gods (or in my case God). So many people believe in the separation of church and state, so how can those same people advocate that government “allow” same sex marriage?

      Let’s be real. This affects maybe 1% of the population so why the heck are we as a society spending so much time talking about it?

      Gay people are going to have to check with God to get his okay to get “married”. In the mean time, I am perfectly fine with the government recognizing their union for the same benefits under its rule as I receive for my union.

      • Madeline

        Isn’t that exactly it? If you value separation of church and state and think the government shouldn’t be in the business of deciding whose marriage is valid or not (that should be based on people’s personal religious beliefs!)… then that seems like a good argument for allowing civil marriage to be broadly defined! If someone doesn’t think another marriage is a “real” marriage because there is a Catholic wedding, or a Muslim wedding, or no religious ceremony at all, or both partners are the same sex – then that’s fine! But the GOVERNMENT shouldn’t decide that, it should be a matter of personal belief. The government should extend the same legal benefits of CIVIL marriage regardless.

        • Scott

          If this were only about legal benefits it would be so easy. My question is what is the government doing in the conversation? If you ask me, marriage is between a man and a woman. There is no ifs ands or butts. If you ask me Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. These are both my religious beliefs. Any more than the government should not try to tell me Jesus Christ is not as I believe (it will never surprise me what they’d try with Obama in charge, so who knows) nor can they tell me marriage is any different. By that measure, it’s not a marriage, it’s a union. If all that was asked for was equal standing under the LAW – why such focus on it being MARRIAGE? Perhaps to compel churches to perform the ceremony or risk loss of non profit status? Bestow upon them equal standing under the law with civil union laws already on the books and what’s the big deal about it being marriage or not? It’s not for Uncle Sam to validate a union between those of the same gender by forcing us to call it marriage. I am sorry, it’s not natural and it’s deviant behavior. It’s so much different than a black man marrying a white woman. It’s still man and woman.

  • Amy Savage

    I find that the press has really attacked the Palin family, and especially Bristol. I was a 30 year old single mother of a son! His father was a heavy drug abuser – would it have been better to stay with him to raise a son in a mother/father family than kick the man and his drugs to the curb and do it myself? My son has grown up to be very well adjusted! I also have a lifelong friend (35+ years now) that is a gay woman! As far as I am concerned gay people are just like everyone else – it may not be the way I want to live my life but to each his own. She doesn’t mean any less to me because of her sexual preferences! I think Bristol is right – doesn’t matter whether her partner on DWTS is gay or straight, either way if she does her best that’s all that is important. Bristol – ignore the haters (and there are many of them out their)!

  • You gave an excellent answer Bristol. Well said.

  • Sarah W.

    My 5-year-old daughter and I are so glad you’ll be back on DWTS! And, your post was very well-put. We love and support the Palin family!

  • Bill Steward

    Well said, Bristol… Great blog…

  • 56Survivor

    Bristol, keep doing what you are doing. It is driving the leftists nuts.
    We are all entitled to our own opinions.
    Those of you who come here just to hate on Bristol must lead very small lives.

  • Cruiseman

    Bristol, very well said. You are an inspiration to a lot of people. I have enjoyed watching your show, even though I am hardly what you would consider the “target demo” for “Life’s a Tripp”. I am a big supporter of your Mom and the principals she stands for. Keep up the good work and good luck on your return to DWTS!

  • PK Sharkey

    Well posted Bristol! I am sick on the liberal media assuming that if you believe that marriage is between a man and woman you must hate gay people! ENOUGH!

  • Lindy

    Well said! Why is it because we believe in God we must hate people? When in fact God loves us all no matter if we believe in Him or not. If I disagree with President Obama, then I’m racist. If I believe in marriage between a man & a woman, then I hate gay people. Nothing is further from the truth. One day every knee shall bow and every tounge confess that HE is GOD!

    • Jenny Fuerstenau


  • P. Schrock

    Very well written article. I think she wrote exactly what most Christians feel about liberal media, that they are on the attack of Christians and our beliefs. They tend to make assumptions about Christians and our beliefs which are usually false. Keep up the good work and I will be cheering for you on DWTS!!!

    • Brett

      If Christians feel persecuted by the Liberal media for their religious beliefs, perhaps it’s because Christians don’t know when to stop shoving those beliefs down the throat of a secular public. Furthermore, no one needs to “assume” anything about your beliefs when you spew them every chance you get.

      Being (rightly) prevented from discriminating against your neighbors in civil affairs is not tantamount to being “persecuted”. Get over your victim complex.

      • Ana

        Brett, why not take a moment and back down?

        You are lumping all Christians into the same group. Not every single one of us thinks or acts the same way. I too am Christian, but I have never once shoved my beliefs down anybody else’s throat. I have never intentionally mistreated somebody. I have the utmost respect for life, and I treat everybody with the dignity and respect they deserve.

        There are a lot of people out there like me – Christian, Muslim, Atheist, and so on.

        We do not “spew” our beliefs every chance we get. We do not “shove” our beliefs on other people – for any reason. We do not bad-mouth or look down our noses at those that do not agree with our beliefs. We take people where they’re at and we accept them for who they are. So what if they do not believe like us? That choice is theirs, not ours.

        If those that do not believe like me want to know more about why I believe the way I do – they’re more than welcome to ask me. I rarely ever start that topic myself. I’ve had many people ask me if I’m a Christian, and I’ve always been happy to say yes. That has never caused any issue in any friendly relationship that I’ve had throughout the course of my life.

        The fact of the matter is, I’ve always treated people with respect. I’ve done my best to live my life by a certain set of standards. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, and I’ve done my best to admit to them – admittedly a difficult thing to do sometimes, depending on the mistake.

        All this to say, I’m not like what you described above – and frankly most Christians, and those of other belief systems are not either. Most people are easy going, friendly, loving individuals who respect others. It’s the loud, obnoxious few that make a bad name for the majority.

        So, before you continue to falsely accuse an entire group of people of certain behaviors, do yourself a favor and do your research. If you want to start seeing a change in this world, that change has to start with you. Throwing out accusations and anger at random is only going to continue the downward spiral.

  • Autumn

    You know, all the hype about this issue….If we could all do believe and share what feels right to us and allow others to do the same, we could find respectful ways to unify as a people and move forward as a nation. We are such a divided nation…it’s like we just cling to these issues to keep us divided. I think there is a lot of fear controlling the minds of America. Those who do not gay people to have the right to marry fear how it will impact them. Those who advocate for gay rights are fearful of the discrimination they and other gay people may face, and how this will impact them. Each person will decide what they want to support and in the end, the laws of our country will reflect the majority consensus. But we don’t have to fear people who are different from us, whether that be lifestyle choices, color of skin, religious or political beliefs. If we could find the common values we all share and focus on those, I think I would be proud to be an American even if I didn’t agree with every policy or law in our country.

  • Lisa Jump

    Thank you for explaining exactly the way I think about this controversy and the subsequent accusations that I must hate gays. I believe Marriage is between a man and woman. If you want to do something different then call it something different. Your words were wisely written. God Bless.

    • Brett

      And I believe that the day marriage was granted civil recognition, it necessarily exceeded the narrow confines of your Christian beliefs. Unless I missed the day America was declared a Judeo Christian Theocracy?

  • Jordin

    I might start to watch this show because of her. Shes a single mom who works her butt off to take care of her child and is not afraid to have her own beliefs. ya gotta admit shes some one that young moms can look up to.

    • LilyWww

      Works her butt off? You obviously haven’t watched the show. She sits around most of the time complaining and whining and doesn’t know how to be a parent.

  • kathy

    I am so sick of people saying hateful nasty things to people that thing marriage should be between and man and a woman..what the hell is the big stink? I feel this way but have no problem with gay people..i have gay people in my family and love them to pieces…Its the hate oblunder and the thugs that surrounds him..he is causing people to hate each other for no reason…live and let live..but no, we cant do that…it has to be all about hate..People, prepare yourselves, i think the worst is yet to come..read the BIBLE….

  • april castle

    Miss Bristol…so far out of all the posts and comments i’ve seen, since the Chick-fil-a thing first started. This my dear is exactly the way a true devout christian SHOULD have answered from the inception of this. I have been a huge supporter of ur mother for many years and ur answer to this question is exactly why. U were obviously raised with good christian values and morals and I commend ur mother and father for doing so. I kno it’s very hard to be a young adult in this day and time. I’m fairly positive that it’s even harder when not one but both of your parents are known world wide. You have grown into a possitive influence to so many young ppl and have shown them that jus because u make mistakes, does not mean u quit fighting for what u believe in. I know u probably have had so many comments on this blog, however; I wanted to tell you just how proud I am of you as a parent myself, and I can only hope that I have instilled those same values and morals to my children, that ur parents have in you
    Good luck to u my dear on DWTS! I jus hope you realize that you are one of those stars that shine the brightest! My best to you and your family!

  • Renee

    So very well said!! Bravo!!!

    Sometime I gotta wonder.. Where are all these perfect people who so freely cast the stones!!

    Good Luck on Dwts

  • Fire

    Bristol’s response was very well written! I too agree we should treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated. To act lovingly instead of hateful. I believe gay couples should have the option for legal partnership, however with all the legal rights married people are awarded, however, as a Christian I do not believe gay couples should be married as it is defined in the bible. I agree with other posts regarding us all being judged on our own sins. Love the sinner not the sin! We all will be judged when our time comes so why don’t we cast our judgements to the side and just show love to our fellow man/woman? We all have struggles and not one person’s is any greater than another person’s. No matter how big or small the struggle is, it is still a struggle.

    It is also my opinion gay couples are just as capable of raising children as single parents or married parents. If anyone has love to give, a stable home environment, and financially able to support a child or children.

    As a Christian I too struggle with the question of morality, what God would want, and how we should treat each other. Back in the day people who were divorced were stoned to death, children out of wedlock were labeled bastard children, and gay people were also stoned to death. We have evolved. If we are to be children of God and God has forgiven us for our sins should we not forgive others theirs? Moreover shouldn’t we just love one another and leave the judging to God?

    Bristol is doing everything she can to raise her child on her own. She has a family that loves her, a child who adores her, and yes, she makes mistakes. I have seven children. I STILL make mistakes. Let’s all get the hell off of this girl’s back and show her some love!!! STOP the judging!

  • It made me think.

  • Brett

    What a crock. “To the Left, “tolerance” means agreeing with them on, well, everything.” Gee, I could say the same thing about Conservative Christians, Bristol.

    You can claim to have an open mind on this issue, but if, like your friend, you believe that “every human being is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect”, and you still want to use your religion as an excuse to discriminate against some of them, then you are a walking contradiction at best, and a bald-faced hypocrite at worst.

    You simply cannot have your cake and eat it too.

  • Why can those who hate Christians can voice their opinion but, we as Christins can’t voice ours. Way to go Bristol. Well said.

  • patricia hyson

    Very well put, Bristol.
    All the luck in the world.

  • Shanda

    That’s why I love you guys, ya’ll are so honest, and truthful and just down home. People try to make ya’ll the bad guys, but I know better. Just leave those that judge up to god and let him handle them, but you and your family have my full support, always. The comment you made that I think that I agree with the most, and have always thought myself. Is when you talked about the people on “the left”, and their tolerance. That is exactly how I have felt for a long time, it’s like they are all so right and your suppose to agree with every single thing they say, or your the dumb one. It’s crazy, that’s why I really try to stay away from politic stuff all together. But when it’s on my FB news feed every single day it’s kind of hard to do that. Hang in there though, and do your very best on DWTS, can’t wait to see you : )

  • Marie.

    Hey, I have two questions. Are you still teaching for abstinence only programs? And were you sexual with that dude on your show?

  • Carmen Holston

    It is true that we as Christians must tolerate, but anyone else doesn’t have to be tolerant of our beliefs. Even though we are not trying to shove them down anyone’s throat. Our pastor recently posted on our reader board, not to forget to vote on a particular initiative in our state, concerning the definition of marriage, and you would not believe the hate mail from the gay community, which he recieved. And they say we are not tolerant. We don’t hate gays, we just dont agree with their lifestyle, that is all, and if you asked them, how they feel about us? They couldn’t frankly say, they loved our lifestyle either.

  • Morgan

    Don’t get “Left” confused with people who are in the LGBTQA community. Your ability to accept people’s love and happiness has nothing to do with political or religious beliefs. Stop grouping those things and educate yourself.


    I totally agree with you. I love all people and believe I am tolerant of all, doesn’t mean I agree with their philosophies, however, while reading your post… the entire time you are talking about having a gay partner I am picturing a gay gal. It wasn’t until reading that you would hoist the mirror ball right by his side, what if you hoisted it by HER side? Gay guys are great, easy to get along with and dance with… dancing with a gay gal would be more difficult.

  • Shirley Weiss

    You know, I’m appauled that they think they have to ask such a question. It just proves that the only people who think to ask those kind of questions are the ones who are real dividers, racists, and real homophobes. The mainstream media are the only ones who ask such questions. They are the only ones who keep those evils alive and well. If only there were no media of this caliber, the world would be a much more peaceful place to live for everyone. They are the ones who should feel shame. You expressed yourself beautifuly. I’ll be watching DWTS, only because you’re on it, otherwise, I stopped watching long ago.

  • Best of luck on DWTS, Bristol. I will be cheering for you come September. 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Way to go Bristol!!!!! Wow, you have really grown up! Your right on with ALL your answers!! Thank you for writing them!! I pray that many read your post and be blessed by it as I was!

  • Ashley L

    Okay Bristol, your awesome! We are the same age and you are still my role model!!
    Thank you for your “to the point” blog here. I loved it and it is very true!!!! I will be watching and rooting for you on DWTS. They probably put you with a gay person out of spite but I am glad it was you so you can show that Christianity isn’t about hate, but rather as a religion including tolerance and acceptance. Thank you!

  • Lindsay

    Geaux girl!
    I think the same. I have a problem with people wanting to judge others. That is not our place. I bleieve that one day god will judge us all one by one. Let them live there own life. They just wanted to be treated the same.

  • Arcticmom

    I am a conservative social worker who holds a similar view of marriage. When I was in graduate school I was asked my opinion on the subject and therefore answered it honestly. I was then bombarded with questions like ” what are you going to do if a gay couple comes to you and needs therapy? Or “Do you know it is against our code of ethics to deny service?” My professor went so far as to bring me a copy of the NASW code of ethics and reminded me I had to sign it prior to my admission. My point with all that is have been dealing with the same thing for years and my response was very similar. I chose social work because I want to help people and therefore would not deny anyone assistance based on their beliefs or preferences. Sexual orientation does not make a person any less of a human or less deserving. My experience it the haters out there who attack us for our beliefs do so because they are unable to leave their own prejudices at the door!! There is an old Freudian term for it…Projection!!

  • Jill

    Miss Bristol,

    Very nicely put. My daughter adores you. We will cheer you on again. Your handling of the media’s treatment of you continues to be gracious and kind. Keep taking the high road.

  • mark

    morgan……whoa…..what in the h e double hockey stick are you talking about??

  • Liz

    Very well said, Bristol! I applaud you for speaking candidly and for standing up for what you believe. “Tolerance” is such a misused word these days. Keep up the good work!!

  • Bristol, that was extremely well put. I totally agree with what you said. And, yes, I am a Republican.

  • I wonder, will they ask your possible partner if he would be willing to dance with a Christian? Somehow I think that question will never come up and yet it is we who are the most discriminated against. I wonder if they are putting vegans and meat eaters together on the show and making a big deal out of that or dems and repubs? I’m proud of your stand Bristol! I will be voting for you just like I voted for your mom!! 🙂

    • DeLores Wright

      Bristol, You are a bright & wise lady….just like your Mom. It is so absurd how the view is so dominate that we Christians hate the homosexual person. I wrote an article for our daily newspaper stating we Do NOT hate anyone that practices this lifestyle. We try to tell them why we believe it is wrong. The Holy Scripture says that God breathed those words stating “it is an abomination”. Therefore we are trying to advise them to turn away from it. The devil himself has blinded your very mind to believe those urges you experience are to be recognized as okay. Do we think that because we have an urge to steal that item we have a desire for is okay because we were born that way? No, it is the sinful, human nature that we are to repent from and trust a God that created you in HIS Image. That’s my sermon for the day. GO! Bristol!!

    • Daniel K

      I wonder if she would feel the same way about a gay nanny taking care of her child, though? As she said, one’s personal views shouldn’t be interfering with one’s ability to do a job well, but when push comes to shove, I believe she would select a straight nanny over a homosexual one. She isn’t being remarkable by saying she would dance with a gay person, because I’m sure the gay person with whom she’s dancing would be able to accept that they would be dancing with a religious person. The question is, will she remain on the high horse of her religion and stay arms length apart or be able to step down and be on an even playing field with another of her God’s people.

  • R. Rhino

    You show an amazing amount of maturity for your age. You are willing to walk into a hostile environment anyways and show them that you are dfined by God – not by their opinion – not by their acceptance. Continue not to let them use those things to BULLY you!

  • Kathy Odom

    Awesome Bristol!!! I agree with you on every point! We need young women like you to keep speaking up and be an example to others. Wishing you the best!

    • Barb

      I agree. Bristol…you are an inspiration to this crazy world of ours. Be yourself Bristol-you’re a sure fire winner.

  • Kathryn Lewis

    Bristol—–U r “spot on”!!! I agree w ur sentiments u express in ur article!! U r a smart young woman w a good head on ur shoulders!! The radical liberal leftist media is obviously threatened b u!! I want 2 encourage u……There’s still a lot of reasonable people in the world that know u & ur family r RIGHT!!! I look forward 2 seeing u again on DWTS!! U worked hard & deserved 2 get as far as u did!! I’ll pray 4 ur journey!!

  • Bristol, I think you and your family are GREAT! You answered their question with dignity and grace, just like you dance. A pervious person posted about the media, I think they are right, the world would be so much better without the media who always wants to add fuel to the fire and they are simply trouble makers. Everytime they report on bad things, like shootings and things, it gives someone else the idea! And in my opinion the gays are making more of a big deal of their sexuality than straight people. I think if you get hired somewhere it should be soley on your ability, not what you do on your own time, and I also think they should keep their private lives private. Good luck to you Bristol, and by the way I was a teen mom too, I had my son at 17. Hes 21 now and his dad and I have been married for 21 years.

  • marshaljt

    And I bet you went to Chic fil a to show your support. Hypocrit.

    • Booo Booo

    • James

      @marshaljt Did you not understand her post? Could it not be any clearer? Do you not understand the English language..or are you just a thick headed liberal who had to get a dig in?..If she went it was to support a free speech issue.You libs just amaze me…so intolerant in your quest for world tolerance.

    • Leonardo

      marshaljt, Why do you care? you are the hypocrit.

    • jsmelleys

      I don’t understand why you are calling her a hypocrite. She acknowledges a different opinion but simply states that she can work with anyone despite their differences. I would think that this opinion would please a gay person. The media has made it seem that because Christians have a strong belief against gay marriage that a Christian is against a gay person. That simply is not true! You don’t have to agree with a person to get along with a person. For that matter, when you are married to a person you love and adore you won’t always agree but you will still love them. The same holds true here. I disagree with the gay lifestyle but I still try my best to show every gay person I know compassion, love, and respect. For my gay friends, they accept it. If another gay person chooses to judge me for my beliefs rather than accept me as a person with different views–that it is their problem. Stop taking it personally and offer others the same acceptance you so desperately desire. You will soon realize that it is not hypocritical to tolerate someone’s differences; it is simply maturity. Don’t buy into the media bias from either side. Conviction is not the same as bias. Bristol has convictions. I applaud her for it!

    • dave

      What does a stupid chicken sandwich have anything to do with that article,
      you left wing nuts are the same ones still blaming Bush for everything.

    • To show her support for free speech to a fellow Christian being attacked in the same way by the same bullies? So what if she did? Perfectly consistent with what Bristol is saying here. “Hypocirit” (sic)? — you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    • DeLores Wright

      Explain yourself, marshaljt.

    • Kara B.

      How is going to Chick-Fil-A being a hypocrite?

  • panhandlepete

    What a remarkable young woman…not only smart and well spoken, but enlightened and articulate! Good job Sarah and Todd!

  • I don’t find it completely ridiculous that one would be asked if you’d be okay working with a gay partner, as many people have been treated less than human by many self professed Christians for their sexual orientation.

    Though I am glad you don’t care, only real issue I have with this post is ” If I can’t dance with Mark, I’d love to dance with a gay partner, a straight partner, or anything in between.” they wouldn’t be “things” they’d be people.

    • rcjr

      Wow Courtney. I think you misunderstand the grammar in Bristol’s sentence. “Thing” in “anything” does not refer back to partner, but gay or straight. That is she isn’t calling people things, she is describing the wide range of sexual preferences with a generic “thing” for those preferences. “I’d love to dance with a gay partner, a straight partner, a bi-partner, a transgendered partner, an asexual partner…” is reduced down to “I’d love to dance with Mark, I’d love to dance with a gay partner, a straight partner, or anything in between…”

    • Marco Polo

      Courtney my dear, you need to straighten out your writing before you start bashing Christians.

  • LP

    I like your blog post. I would feel the same way if I was asked that question about DWTS. I have some great friends who are homosexual. I am a Christian as well and believe what the Bible truly portrays about homosexuality being a sin and marriage being between a man and woman. However, when it comes to the government, I don’t think they should be involved in marriage to begin with. THAT is the true problem. Marriage is a religious creation and has no place for government to get involved and require “licenses” and give tax breaks. If government got out of the Heterosexual marriage business, then the homosexual marriage issue would be mute. My husband works for an insurance company and when a gay couple comes in and wants to get a multiple line discount because they live together and have 2 cars and a house, they CAN’T. Because they are not “married”, they can’t get the discount. It’s just a silly legal issue that marriage should have nothing to do with. I totally agree with gays for feeling mistreated when they don’t get the same benefits of a Government Marriage. The issue SHOULD NOT be legalizing gay marriage but undoing the real problem of Government Heterosexual marriage. If we could let go of the wharped idea that the government needs to have a hand in everything we do then so many problems would go away. By the way, Ron Paul 2012 BABY!!! Libertarian all the way!! *Very proud of your brave posts, Bristol*

    • “However, when it comes to the government, I don’t think they should be involved in marriage to begin with. THAT is the true problem. Marriage is a religious creation and has no place for government to get involved and require “licenses” and give tax breaks. If government got out of the Heterosexual marriage business, then the homosexual marriage issue would be moot.”

      We have a winner! This is exactly what I’ve been saying for years.

  • Becky Shephard

    way to go Bristol, you are an amazing young woman!

  • deanna

    Well said! Definitely right, it blows their mind when they call us “hatred” but we act with love grace & compassion, so keep of up! Stand firm!

  • Julian

    The point, of course, Bristol Palin, isn’t whether or not you dance with a gay partner, or what your religious beliefs are or aren’t. The point is, would you look your gay dance partner in the eye and say to him, “Sorry, I do not believe you have the same rights that I have when it comes to marriage and all the benefits that accompany a state-recognized marriage; I will continue to vote against you; I will continue to support organizations and individuals who actively work in opposition to equality for you and your family/loved ones.” So by focusing on the media rather than the issue, you continue to be just as oblivious and belligerent as the rest of your politically-misguided family. If I were a gay dancer on the show, I would refuse to dance with YOU, not because you’re a “Christian,” but rather because I would see you as someone actively campaigning against and in fundamental opposition to my civil rights and equality. That’s a helluva stance to take for no good reason other some vague and mostly incorrect “Biblical” notion of what marriage is or should be. And it may not be the kind of hate that burns your heart, but in many ways the systemic “hate” that’s hidden behind manners and “tolerance” is more far-reaching and destructive. Time to allow history to take its course (which you’re on the wrong side of, naturally), and let the gay marriage come to its timely and natural conclusion. Then we can all talk about something else. The media will slowly and eventually follow, I promise.

  • Jane Vlahogeorge

    I have seen the media tear you and your family apart for so long. It is a disgrace to all true AMERICANS. We seem to have no family values represented by most of the media. It is a shame when AMERICANS try to share and show decent family values and what is right from wrong, they are attached by the media. I do not understand why the media can get away with these type attacks. Just for an example, which is not one of the most important issues today, but when people can sue McDonald’s for being responsible for the obesity of their children (children do not drive themselves there and statically the entire family is obese), someone like you and your family can do nothing to prevent or stop the attacks on your family by some of the media.

    I will only watch FOX news now because I see the immoral and one sided stories on the other new stations.

    It is sad that we have become a nation of uneducated individuals that believe what they see and hear on the news. It feels as though it is a type of brainwashing through the media that they will be believed.

    Again, I am so sorry for the brutal and viscious lies against your family that is portrayed through some of the media. Your family has tried to do so many things right, only to have portrayed by news media completely out to text and the truth not EVER reported by them.

    I respect your entire family and pray that the media will one day back off. I know it still has to hurt very badly when lies are told.

    YOU ARE ALL GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bristol, you are so much better than all the “haters”. I couldn’t have said it better myself. The Left says they want tolerance yet they show no tolerance for anyone else’s opinion or point of view. They don’t seem to grasp that one can have a differing opinion without malice or hate being at the root of the different opinion.

  • Pipe

    I’m a Christian and that was a great answer, We condemn Middle Eastern governments for forcing their citizens to only worship one god, yet attack Christians for wanting to worship their God. Just because we are Christian does not mean that we park our Brain at the door .



  • kurtmeis@yahoo.com

    “I would love to dance with him” as long as he doesn’t get equal rights”. … That’s nice.



  • Doug Johnson

    I am a father of a daughter of thirty years old and a son that is twenty five.I was raised around a community that was sort of racist.What I mean by that is we was raised in a school that was all white except for one eight grade teacher.We all loved him and if it wasn’t for his influence then my out look on people would be a little different.Same with the gays.We had three in this town that was gay that we all knew of and we stayed away from them because we didn’t want anyone knowing that we talked to them and we didn’t.Some of us was would get phone calls from them hitting on us and so that’s why I grew up hating them.As years rolled by we have seen one of them kill himself by hanging his self.The other two are still around I suppose.Since then I have met several guy’s and girl’s that are guy.I have debated them on the truth what God word say’s about the subject and thus far haven’t seen any results.You made a very important fact in reading this article and that you have treated everyone like you would want to be treated.I learn from people like you and my own children.They show that same kind of love and I am proud of them and proud of you for what Sara and Todd has placed in you.You have a heart of gold and you stay your self and truthful and I promise you that the truth will prevail every time.My wife and I will be watching you again.Love your mom and wish she would run for president.Stay sweet and trust in God……

  • Kerri Tatro

    Very well said Bristol. I’m so glad you have the strengh to stand up for what you believe in. That is so important. I watch your show and can’t believe how some people say the things they do about you and your mom. They should be ashamed acting that way. Glad to see you can handle yourself.

  • rick

    Bristol, you are gorgeous, intelligent and articulate. Just keep on keepin on!!

  • Shirley Schasse

    Bristol, I applaud your courage and sincerity. You have a calling and you are very successful in fulfilling it. God’s blessings to you. He is all you will ever need.

  • Christy Rogers

    Bristol, Hello form Delta Junction!
    This was very well said. And I thank you for it. Good luck!

  • Jess

    Congrats Bristol! I totally agree with you! Who cares if he’s gay, straight, bisexual or whatever…can he dance? That’s all that should matter. That’s what the show is about, not about what you believe in, your Mom believes in or what your partner believes in. I love how people try to blame politics and pull politics into something that it should not be involved in. It’s a show people, it’s supposed to be entertaining! Goodness! And by the way…I can’t wait to see you on DWTS again!!! Woo – Hoo!!!

  • blackbird

    Hi Bristol, I like this post a lot, have anyone told you that you are an excellent writer. Bring home the mirror ball trophy.

  • Suzanne miller

    Very well said

  • Kelly Strimpfel

    Perfect response! You go, girl!!
    Jeremiah 29:11

  • Melissa

    Bristol you could not have stated it better! You go girl!!!

  • Coastaldee

    I’m so proud of Bristol. She’s really grown up to be a lovely young woman doing a great job of being a single mom (Unfortunately, one of so many out there). I’ll watch DWTS as long as she’s on it. But, first of all, America was created on Judeo-Christian principles and continues to be built upon those beliefs. Separation of church and state never meant and will never mean that Americans will not recognize and live by Christian principles. If you believe that America is secular, you are blind. Acutally, the very Christian principles that liberals mock – that this great country was founded upon – are the very principles that give us the Bill of Rights and the right to spew their opinions – no matter what they are. But no one has the right, and will never, have the right to tell someone – me – in this country that they cannot practice their religion. Secular – in terms of the media today – apparently means being stripped of intelligence and tolerance. I may be tolerant of someone’s lifestyle choice, but no one, except the Lord Himself, will tell me that I will re-define marriage as anything other than between a man and a woman. Marriage is a rite, a religious rite, sanctioned by government as a contract – which government has the right to do. But, never will Marriage be defined in any other manner by any standing society. Those who choose an alternate lifestyle may be entering into a contract with one another sanctioned by the government, but it is not now, never was, and never will be marriage. Having said that – we need not condemn or discriminate against people who engage in homosexual behavior. That is un-Christian. Again the very principles liberals disdain are the very principles people live by in order to allow them the freedom to engage in alternative lifestyles. I’m sick and tired of all the complaining about Chrisitan intolerance by the “secular” few who are so intolerant!

  • Margie Nagel

    Oh, Lordy, Bristol. Your comment regarding your partner learning to dance wasn’t because of talent but because the government built the roads for him to get to dance class was PRICELESS! Thanks for the smile. You are a doll.

  • Patty

    Very well put Bristol!

  • KCF

    Once again, you paint an entire group of people, “The Left” as you call them, with one broad brush. Have you honestly never met a Progressive or Democratic Christian? Do you honestly believe that “tolerance” is a virtue ONLY reserved for “The Right”? People are more complex than that. I fear that you’ll never understand, and that you’ll continue to view anyone outside of your own political views “evil”, “wrong”, “loony”, etc. Oh sure, you can work with “others” and in that sense, I believe you are indeed “tolerating” them.

    Tolerance. It’s more than just a word.

    • Mary Buckley

      You misunderstand totally what Bristol is saying Of course, there are Christian Democrats, as well as Christian Catholics, Baptists, Lutheran, etc. Christians come in all ages, colors, size, gender. You must admit Christians are put down, made fun of because of their beliefs. If you read God’s Word at all, you will find all the things Bristol believes in clearly spoken about in the Bible. Jesus was crucified by hateful people when all He did was good. Hard to figure out, isn’t it? My nephew was a gay man whom I loved dearly. He died much too young with Aids. Bristol should be able to dance without whoever they choose for her, gay, straight, trans gender, black, white or with polka dots and still love Jesus.

    • TFish

      You expect others to understand just as Bristol does,
      and – you posted this?
      Thank you for pointing out exactly what was said in the article.

    • AJ

      I on the “the right” do NOT view anyone on “the left” as evil, wrong, loony as you are thinking and perceive in your mind KCF that we on the right INCLUDING Bristol Palin view people on the “the left.” You did miss her point. There are people on the right and the left who believe in and practice tolerance. Bristol is referring to the media which it would be very hard to dispute that the media is not “the left.” They are the “FAR left.” And as Bristol states, “To me, tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree – and won’t ever agree.” That’s a fairly good definition summed up in her own words. Just because I choose to eat at Chick filA on August 1st doesn’t mean I hate gays, think they are evil, wrong, and loony. Matter of fact, that idea of perceiving gays that way has never even entered my mind. They are wonderful people just like heterosexuals and I can name 10 people who I call friends who are openly gay. I don’t think of these people as evil, wrong, and loony like you state we on “the right” do. That is simply a perception you have conceived in your own mind that we on “the right” think that about gays or “the left.” People who have same sex attractions are not wrong or evil just the same as someone who struggles with thoughts and feelings of stealing from others is not wrong or evil…that doesn’t make either person wrong or evil…if they choose to act on those thoughts and feelings…the ACT is wrong, NOT the PERSON. We all have a struggle to deal with in this life….for some its same sex attraction, addiction to alcohol, pornography…the list literally goes on and on and on.

    • So true, I couldn’t have said it better myself, was just recently shown this blog and disliked how everyone is being grouped into too categories when it’s obviously not that black and white.

    • Sheerie Knoll

      You have proved her point, (or maybe missed it). Have you read any of the comments made about her? Did you read the example of the questions she was asked? You say she is painting the “left” with a broad brush. But, what you didn’t address is the way she is treated because she is Christian. How she is painted with a broad brush because of her beliefs. I do not know that much about Bristol Palin, but I have read the snarky tweets, rude remarks, and down right disgusting things said about her. Maybe, the tolerance needs to start with the oh so “tolerant” left.

  • Isaac

    Outstanding post. Kol hakavod

    • Talia

      If she understand Kol hakavod, I will be shocked, but I second the motion!

  • Kimberly Barger

    You go girl!!! You hit the nail on the head with all you said here!! Keep on keeping on!!! God bless!


    Crystal , you go girl, you are your mother’s daughter. Be bold for what you believe in. One day we will all face our God, and He will ask us what you did for my babies that they killed, what did you do to stand up for man, woman marriage?????

  • Shawn H.

    You took the words right out of my mouth!! Thank you for speaking up during a time Christians are being beaten down!! God bless you.

  • Kristi B

    This is coming from a woman who had a child out of wedlock while she was basically still a child herself. Why is everyone painting her to be so upstanding and moral? She is a sinner like the rest of us. Bristol bet it feels good to finally be on the other end throwing out judgement to homosexuals than being bashed a few years back when you had a child unwed and basically still a child yourself. Before you start spatting off your opinions (which we are all in the right to have our own) make sure you do not look stupid doing it based on your past and your history.

  • Tracy

    Another important fact, is that you don’t have to explain yourself. You are allowed to be who you are and believe in what you believe in, and just carry on, live life, and be Bristol. The liberals are just jealous and don’t know how to mind their own business.

  • Excellent article. Thank you for standing up for convictions and doing it with grace!

  • Darlene Wigston

    As a Bible-believing born again Christian, I totally agree with this. I have been painted as a hater just because I state that homosexuality is wrong. But saying that something is wrong is NOT the same as saying that I hate the people who do it. Yes, it’s a sin but it’s no worse than my own sins. I would dance with a gay guy too! I have had gay friends. I even had one gay friend several years ago who was good at hairdressing and who loves home baked goods so he would cut my hair and I would “pay” him with home baked cookies. We both won. Disagreement is not hatred!

    • MotherBushIsBack

      Darlene the only problem is that I don’t use your “sins” to deny your civil rights. Once I can marry the person I love and receive the same rights as you then I have no problem with you believing homosexuality is wrong and I don’t care if you change your mind or not. This is about EQUALITY not forcing religious people to change their beliefs.

  • You posted this a day after a mass shooting took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I wonder why you have no comments about it. A lone gunman opened fire, killing six people and wounding four others. He shot at a responding police officer, seriously injuring him, and was shot and killed by another officer. The gunman was identified as Wade Michael Page, a former soldier discharged from the United States Army in 1998, who had worked as a truck driver and was a white power musician. He had ties to white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups, reportedly being a member of the Hammerskins. He entered the white power music scene in 2000, becoming involved in several neo-Nazi rock bands. He founded a band called “End Apathy” in 2005 and played in a band called “Definite Hate,” both described as racist white-power bands.

    The FBI does not publish a list of hate groups and “Investigations are conducted only when a threat or advocacy of force is made; when the group has the apparent ability to carry out the proclaimed act; and when the act would constitute a potential violation of federal law.”

    The Southern Poverty Law Center investigates hate groups and their members. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/hate-map

      • Bristol, you and I both know that the liberal press isn’t interested in anything but something sensational. If it is true, that is ok, but they will put their slant on it and if it is Sensational, so much the better. I just agree with you so much…Don’t let the Jerks wear you down. Why is it that any liberal or hate group can persecute Christians and call them names and deny them their rights…don’t they have a voice in anything? It seems to me that these non Christians know Or think they know what Christians should feel or how they should act sometimes better than Christians do themselves. When we try to take a stand for what we feel is right they will jump all over us and say that we are being hateful, but they want to have that right to do it themselves. My momma used to tell me, when people were unkind to me, that I should consider the source and ignore the remark. I hope you will allow all this to roll off your pretty back. Go ahead and have fun with DWTS this year. I’ll watch and applaud.

    • Page Hall

      Elizabeth pull your head out of your rear end, gasp for a good strong breath of air, and either comment on the point or shut up. There are MANY forums online talking about death today… go there. Thank you very much. PS@Bristol: don’t even give this crap your time of day… your point was well made… as usual the haters are trying to distract from your point by attempting to make YOU look selfish… and they failed again.

      • me here

        I concur and hope you know that Bristol is pretty tough and these Folks don’t bother her as much as they used to. You are so kind though.

      • “pull your head out of your rearend” – who’s the hater?

    • Russel

      What does all that you just posted have to do with Dancing With The Stars?

      • Russel, nothing, but I hope you’ll read it and watch the Democracy Now link and start thinking about the hatred and racism that is so pervasive but ignored.

    • Do you think she should respond to every murder that occurs? What’s wrong with you?

  • So proud of you Bristol for becoming such a great Christian example to young women and girls. You do your momma proud! We’ll be cheering you on! I’m going to repost your post on my blog so more people can see it. I have a gay niece and love her dearly. I don’t approve of her lifestyle choices anymore than I would approve of her drinking or doing drugs or other harmful decisions. But my family and myself would never dream of treating her any different because of her sexual preferences. She doesn’t treat any of us different because we’re straight. She loves us and we love her. We just don’t agree on what God has planned for her life. It’s her choice and we can’t make the choice for her. Thank you for what you said, it was perfect. As Christians we love each other, even when we don’t agree or at least we’re supposed to. Hopefully more people will start to do that again. I think everyone has lost sight of it being ok to agree to disagree. Thank you for reminding them!

    • MotherBushIsBack

      Tera its easy for your side to say “its ok to agree to disagree” because you have your rights. Gays do not. We can be fired in 29 states simply for the fact that we are gay. We do not have over 1100 benefits because we are not allowed to marry the person we love.

      When you walk outside you never worry about how you are perceived as a straight person. Gay people have to be cognizant of how they walk, how they speak. Will someone try to harm me based on who I am? Am I standing too close to my partner.

      When we walk down the aisle at the grocery store we wonder if the people who pass us by think we are a couple and hate us. Do you honestly EVER worry about this such as this? I have no problem agreeing to disagree once we are treated equally.

      • twistedcross

        The REAL problem with marriage IS the 1100 benefits. My girlfriend and I have been together over a decade. We have no interest in marriage. Why should we be punished? Dump the welfare garbage for married couples, and all this nonsense turns into a non-issue overnight.

        • MotherBushIsBack

          I agree Twistedcross you and your girlfriend shouldn’t be punished. Unfortunately the Christian right has decided that we can’t be a civilized society without marriage and they want everyone to conform to that idea.

      • Miss Anna

        Discrimination is not limited to heterosexuals against homosexuals. Sadly, there are people who do not know how to act respectfully toward each other in BOTH camps. Being nasty to one another is not the path to equality or understanading, though. It only drives a wedge farther.

        We are married and heterosexual, but we have never been anything but respectful to any homosexual we have met, yet my husband and I have experienced discrimination because we are not gay. For example, we were discriminated against in a public restaurant when we had done nothing except go in on a cold day to get a coffee with a few friends visiting from out of town. However, we were together and wearing wedding bands. Apparently, that was enough. The waiter took incredibly long to get to us — while taking orders and serving whole meals to those around us and clearing them as the people left. They obviously wanted us to leave, but our friends did not want to, so we stayed with them. Then while sitting there, my husband was purposely assaulted by a lesbian woman. As she walked past, she took her backpack and slung it into his back and shoulder with enough force to knock him forward into the table, and he is not a small man. Neither of us saw it about to happen because we were talking together and not looking her way at the time, so it came as a bit of a shock. We just looked up when he was hit by her to see her smirking and walking off like she thought she was really tough. She wasn’t. She was a bully and a coward who attacked because she wanted to, not because she was protecting her rights or defending her choices. She did not know a thing about us, about how we believed, who we are, or even if we had homosexual friends.

        • MotherBushIsBack

          I am sorry to hear that Miss Anna. Certainly there are bullies on both sides. From my experience stories like yours are far and few between though compared to the discrimination, hatred and violence my side suffers on a daily basis. I’ve yet to hear any stories of heterosexuals committing suicide because they were bullied so badly by their gay school mates.

  • HoosierMama22

    Well said!!!!!! Bristol writes with honesty and a maturity that the MMM will attack ALL day long just becaue we disagree. The “left” cannot stand that some people will never buy into the militant “gay” lifestyle. Just because we don’t agree, why is that a cause to bash Christian people or people of faith?? It’s either their way or the highway, no room for anyone else’s different thoughts on the subject. They just want to label people who disagree as haters and attack them, which is the very thing that the gay community hates most when it happens to them from some uncaring, foul-mouthed person. I don’t understand. We will all come under judgement one day and I would just like to leave it like that, because you can’t talk to them or reason with them, so you just have to love and pray for them. We just all need to get along.

  • Jennifer

    Why Calling Homosexuality an Okay Sin is Not Okay http://ouden.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-calling-homosexuality-okay-sin-is.html

    • Jennifer, good reply. Perhaps Bristol will have second thoughts after reading it.

  • Nikki

    This entire charade is amusing and the definition of simple minded thinking at it’s best. So, I eat Chic-Fil-A I’m a homophobic antigay Christian republican and if I associate with homosexuals I am a self-absorbed cruel unchristian liberal. The intelligence used to reach these conclusions are a frightening glimpse of how ineducated this nation is. Does that make me un-American now? If I’m gay AND eat Chic-Fil-A am I a self-loathing gay? Whether Bristol wrote this response or utilized the abilities of others to articulate her thoughts is irrelevant. It is proposterous to accuse someone of being intolerant of homosexuals because they believe in the “religious based traditional definition” of marriage. It is outlandish of Christians to oppose the request for all legal benefits that arise from a marriage to be made available to gay couples. Same sex couples will not be at your church demanding they be married in a holy ceremony (nor would they want to given we’ve seen how well both parties get along). You know what is the most ridiculous part of all this? That a writer looking for a controversial story exploited BOTH the gay community and Christian community by walking into a company who represents themselves to the public as a Christian value based company and asked the COO his opinion in same sex marriage. What did we think he would say? That’s like going to a gay pride parade and asking their stand point on sin. The problem with this country is NOT that homosexuals and Christians disagree, it’s that we potray this disagreement as an overzealous national catastrophe. Now republicans utilize photo opertunities at Chic-Fil-A, while major corperations market homosexual friendly adds with their logo in bold and NOONE sees that the only party gaining anything is the media?

    Then idioc individuals remark disdain for this girl because she is choosing NOT to pick a side and accuse her as a private antigay? Is that truly how it works? If your face isn’t painted rainbow marching aside a homosexual in a gay pride parade then your automatically antigay? And if your beliefs are Christian based… Forget it… You were born with the soul purpose of despising gay people.

    So let’s resort to insulting her the only way we can assume to justify, by chastising her for her teen pregnancy conceived out of marriage. That’s very critical for a view that beliefs all should have the right to engage in any sexual behaviors as they please. That’s also very judgmental for a Christian who believes all is forgiven, for no sin outweighs another. How childish and vacechious so many of you are. I would be embarrassed to have many of you representing yourselves as progay or prochristian due to the cruelty and lack of intellect it took for you to vocalize your stand points. The only epidemic plaguing this nation is ignorance trying to represent itself as intelligence. Not homosexuals or Christians.

    • Sandy

      No reporter asked him what his thoughts were on gay marriage in an effort to stir all this up. He was speaking with a Christian magazine, to other believers. No different than him saying the same things in his Sunday school class. The mainstream media latched on to his quote and ran with it. Will Christians soon have to state their religious beliefs in secret? That is not what our country is about, it is very sad that this man, no matter what company he runs can’t express his personal beliefs.

  • Leigh Ann Warzecha

    Well said!

  • Heather

    Beautifully written! Thank you for expressing what many of us in this country think and feel.

  • Nikki

    I appreciate you and your family. I enjoy watching a show that places emphasis on family ties in a beautiful state and prefer it over the reality trash they put on television to ammuse the simple minded. Your a very strong and courageous woman who has been placed in the cross-hairs of a very unyeilding media frenzy. Just as your mother was forced to do. I commend your poise in regards to this completely rediculous controversy and respect your honesty. Telling the truth is too often harder then silencing the masses by stating what they want to hear. You should be very proud of yourself. While the many should be equally ashamed for the accusations they throw your way. However, people show rocks at things that shine. I will always be a fan of your family.


    A pro-gay marriage, straight, Christian nurse who loves Chic-Fil-A and her two incredible moms 🙂

    ^^^^ And the media thought we didn’t exist^^^^

  • Art

    I see a lot of posts here claiming that homosexual marriage is a question of equal rights. However, no matter what your sexual preference may be, everyone does have the same rights as they are defined by law. Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. Everyone has that right, even if they may not choose to get married. What supporters of homosexual marriage are talking about is not equal rights, but changing the law to suit their own needs. There are many other limitations on marriage as well. For instance, a person may only be married to one person at a time, the person must be of a certain age… the list goes on. At what point to we stop redefining the law to suit everyone’s needs. Should a man be allowed to marry his 6apostles year old niece because it “feels right to him?”

    But the point of this blog is, that just because someone doesn’t share the same opinion as you, doesn’t mean that they somehow hate you. I don’t like tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean I think they should be banned from sandwiches everywhere and that we should boycott the tomato growers.

    • LilyWww

      Art, that is the most ridiculous argument yet. Homosexuals have the equal rights because if they marry someone of the opposite sex they would get the rights that come with marriage. Seriously? Dud you come up with that all by yourself?

  • Marie Conklin

    Thank you Bristol, for using your public platform to speak up for so many of us Christians. We are not called to hate anyone, but to love all mankind as God does. Peoples choices are their own responsibility.

    Marie Conklin

  • Art

    Don’t know where the word “apostles “came from in the above post… that’s what I get for typing on my phone and not proof reading to the end…

  • Annie

    Poor poor persecuted Bristol. Whine some more please. We NEVER get tired of it.

    • Frank

      Such wonderful tolerance for other views annie, you MUST be a well educated, highly evolved liberal. Isn’t it great to be so advanced in your thinking that you can instantly identify such a whiner as a young mother just trying to get along in this world. Yes, you must indeed have a wonderfully advanced intellect. I am in awe.

    • prp

      I’m not sure where the Whine comment came from, I didn’t read any ‘whining’.

    • Maggie

      Bristol does not whine. She stands up for herself and that only upsets those on the Left. Since they can’t break her or her mom, they pick on Bristol’s three year old son. How brave they are! Bristol says what she believes and stands tall. She will continue to do so. Those who constantly berate her do little more than belittle themselves.

      If there is whining, it comes from those who don’t like Bristol. She has become quite a young woman and mother in spite of all the diversity she and her family faces day in and day out. That frustrates those who are against her. She will not cry for them, so they get meaner and ruder and smaller every day.

    • dianne

      It sure doesn’t soound like she’s whinning to me. She doing just the oposite, she’s standing up for what she believes in. Like Mr Cathy did. What’s everyone’s problem with people being Christian? Why don’t everyone just leave the Palins alone???
      It’s the way of America for centuries!!! I think ya’ll should get over it, Christians are NOT gonna change ever!!!! We believe in the truth, what do you believe?
      In Jesus name Amen!!!

    • Avanelle

      “Annie”, she’s not whining, dear. She’s being very sincere. Maybe you should try it.

  • Tiffany

    You will not and cannot change a Christians belief system. If you want the same rights have the government make a bill that says civil union. Then those that want to be joined together legally with the same rights can. By continuosly using the word marriage you will not get those extra votes. You are not joining together in holy matrimony unless your church approves. You are joining together in a civil union. By a Justice of The Peace Not a religious leader.

    • MotherBushIsBack

      I have no problem with that at all Tiffany. I think Bristol and her mother should lead the way by advocating for Civil Unions. Trust me there’s not a gay person in this country that would refuse a federal bill granting the same rights and privileges to gay couples as straight couples. And I certainly do not want to make any church perform a ceremony or change their belief systems to accommodate me…I believe the majority of the gay community feels this way also.

    • Bob Dobbs

      Sure — strike the word marriage from all laws and call it a civil union. Problem solved. Or realize that, like many words, the word “marriage” has several meanings. The civil meaning. And the religious meaning, of which there are many hundreds of different meanings.

  • Mordine Beers

    How does anyone know who is gay and who aren’t maybe that person in question just wants to live alone! Have you ever thought of that and maybe its not a sexual answer they ever wanted to express or felt.

  • Grandma Nancy

    I am a 74 year old Chrisitan grandmother and great grandmother in Iowa and want to thank you for your quick witted comments that were right on. I will enjoy watching you on DWTS.

  • Kati B

    Well thought out and well said, Bristol. Have fun on DWTS. Your partner, gay or straight, will be lucky, indeed, to be paired with a person of your integrity and grit! Go for the mirror ball with your sweet smile and loving heart!

  • Dee

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    • S

      Very. Well. Said.

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  • Gerard Neault

    Well put! When we are pointing out the consequences of people’s choices we are not judging them or condemning them. We do NOT have that authority! Only Christ the Judge can and will do that at His return. I liken it to seeing someone commit a robbery and yelling at them “You’ll go to jail when they catch you.” I am not pronouncing judgement only letting them know what the eventual consequences of their actions are!

  • Riley

    Bristol – Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of you and your show and I think Trip is the cutest little thing. However, the Bible also says not to have sex before marriage and have a baby. Furthermore, it says all sins are the same. I would think you would be a little more open minded and accepting of others who also live differently. I don’t think you see your son as a sin or a mistake – he in now part of your lifestyle. And that goes for Gay people as well. I’ll be rooting for you on DWTS, but my only hope is that you will have an open mind:)

  • Sherrie Paugh

    Well said. thank you

  • Frank

    Most folks just don’t seem to understand, we conservatives really don’t care what you do in your bedroom. We don’t care who you love. It isn’t a concern to us. Just don’t tell me I have to endorse your lifestyle. I don’t. By the same token, you don’t have to endorse mine. Just leave it alone. It’s a non issue.

  • Roy Conrad

    Great blog, Bristol! You KNOW your words have “effect” on others when you get some of the hateful responses you do…Nevertheless, keep your values as they are as you have your head on straight, girl!

  • jenie

    Bristol it will be great to see you on Dancing with the Stars again. You are a beautiful young woman and your son is just beautiful. You have a wonderful family unit and God has given you many blessing — one being a wonderful, beautiful, kind, sincere, intelligent Mom. Bless All the Palins!

  • a

    Although I’m sure there are christians out there that would refuse to dance to dance with a gay partner, Bristol has made it clear that not all christian are alike. I am sure there are plenty of liberal folks who think tolerance means “agreeing with them on everything”, well let me clear the record. We don’t all feel that way. The lesson here? Overgeneralization on all accounts can be dangerous.

  • Tiffany

    I agree missbush but I also believe that Obama should pave the way for you. Sarah Palin and her daughter do not have near as much pull in the government. He has gone on the record to say he agrees with same sex marriage then he should put his money where hismouth. I think he would be the greatest President ev er. if he actually does the things he talks about. But he does not and he will not. It will take someone at the top to get thus through no one will step up because they are all scared.

  • kj

    I don’t understand the people who keep insisting/pointing out that this post is by a “ghostwriter”… Are you saying that Bristol is too dumb to write something this good? Isn’t that also saying that this post makes perfect sense (not Bristol’s true words, but a very valid argument, very informed, etc.)?? Why do all the people that HATE (so sad that you feelthat way about another human being) Bristol even reading this? All of the ‘haters’ are only succeeding in making Bristol look like a tolerant, loving person… I’m horrified by some of these comments and I see now what Bristol’s talking about!

  • Marsha Menzie Maurer

    Well said! You are wise beyond your years.

  • r hightower

    Bristol, have so enjoyed seeing you grow and mature in a very harsh public spotlight. Love dancing with the stars and am glad you are coming back. Keep your head on straight and enjoy every opportunity! God bless you and your family.

  • Bob

    Last time I checked, God’s plan for marriage, according to Christians, was not to get knocked up in high school, and then spend years fighting in court with the baby daddy about which one of you is a shittier parent (another spoiler: you both are), while lecturing everyone, including, yes, President Obama, about how we shouldn’t “change thousands of years of thinking about marriage” and that “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” How “we” know that when “we” are raising “our” out-of-wedlock child in a fatherless home is beyond “us.”

    Bristol, the only reason you get paid a ton of money is because a lot of people in this country think your mom is awesome for being a spokeswoman for the dumbest among us. You want to be famous? Do something important with your life, instead of pretending that being on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ makes more anything more than a glorified Snooki.

  • John

    Last time I checked, God’s plan for marriage, according to Christians, was not to get knocked up in high school, and then spend years fighting in court with the baby daddy about which one of you is a shittier parent (another spoiler: you both are), while lecturing everyone, including, yes, President Obama, about how we shouldn’t “change thousands of years of thinking about marriage” and that “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.” How “we” know that when “we” are raising “our” out-of-wedlock child in a fatherless home is beyond “us.”

    • LilyWww

      Well stated John!

  • The Brown Note

    I dont understand how someone who was having unprotected sex at age 17 and got pregnant outside of wedlock, never marrying the father can promote the traditional version of marriage and not be a hypocrite?

    • Truth101

      You are joking, right?

      • The Brown Note

        She says she supports Gods plan for marriage and wants to advance her Christian principles but was having unprotected sex at a young age outside of marriage, got pregnant and didnt marry the father, is that not a case of blatant hypocrisy?

        • Truth101

          Would you marry the scumbag that is the father?

          Everybodey makes mistakes and Bristol continues to make mistakes.

        • KB

          @Brown Note…..Can you show me a human being on the planet who isn’t a hypocrite? We have all fallen short of the ideal…..that is human nature!! I don’t think that you would want someone digging around your teenage years and pulling out all your mistakes and judging you by them. As Christians, we falter and fail and fall down, but that doesn’t change the beliefs we hold!! It shows exactly why we hold them…..We screw up and because of God’s mercy and grace we can turn from those sins come to Him and ask forgiveness for those failings and He will forgive us. Where is it that you stand on the concept of forgiveness?

    • xian1964

      Just because someone holds an ideal for their lives does not mean they can always live up to that ideal. Recently on facebook there was the picture posted saying, “Don’t judge someone because they sin differently than you do.” Falling short of a goal does not make you a hypocrite, it shows that you are human. Your values do not change because you yield to temptation. Sometimes falling makes you stronger when standing for what you believe in. She may have loved to have been married before having a baby. Having a two parent household in a traditional marriage may be even more important to her now and she can now speak to why traditional marriage would be better than how her choices impact how she feels now. People use the word hypocrite way too much. Most likely to be mean and take attention away from their own shortcomings.

      • The Brown Note

        Or live up to it at all. You are right that a person could hold beliefs that are contradicted by their actions though, in a literal sense. I just find it hard that someone can judge someone elses lifestyle against a certain moral ideal they have failed to achieve themselves. At what point do you actually have to behave according to your morals? Can you just do what you want your whole life and say its okay because you beleive something else?

        • Spanish

          @Brownnote… were you never young? Or perhaps you lived prefectly according to what you now know to be correct every day of your teenage life? Some of us were not that talented or clear thinking. She made a mistake, she admitted it, she did try to live according to her morals. She did not abort the child, she had it. She wanted to marry Levi – it didn’t work out. She is not perfect and has never claimed to be. Your comments indicate a significant ignorance of Christian faith or a complete confusion as to what it means to be a Christian. Why must it be a “judgement” to disagree? It is not you who is judging or misjudging this young lady? Is it a “judgement” upon others to try to be a person of faith? Or is it only applicable to “christian” faith that may have some parts that disagree with you and your way of thinking? Do you speak this disdainfully of muslim countries that stone to death anyone found to be a homosexual? Or do they not irritate or confuse you – how they can claim to be living their faith – a faith of peace and non violence as they stone someone to death? I hope you understand that your attacks present you in the role of the “hater” – hating anyone that does not share the same beliefs that you have. Not sure that is what you were trying to portray…

        • R. Craigen

          Hi BN. Pretty clueless about the Christian concept of redemption, eh? BP does not pretend her past failures never happened. On the contrary, she is quite forthright about them. It’s something most rational people respect. But it speaks volumes about you that you can’t let go of them and feel you must hold them over her head as if she had not moved on. Paul the Apostle started his career persecuting Christians to the death. But that’s the genius of redemption in Christianity — you can move on, by God’s grace. You should give it a try, friend!

        • FreeUlysses

          Brown Note – That is an ignorant inference. Were your parents perfect in every way? Are you? Don’t you promote an ideal to your kids, and strive for it yourself, even if you’ve fallen short in the past? Either you’ve never been a parent, held noble goals for yourself, of you’re just a miserable comment troll.

        • Kalena

          So are you saying that you are a totally perfect person who has never JUDGED anyone ever in your life, not even on this blog?

          • The Brown Note

            I havent made any claim to be perfect, flawed, anything , i said someone who hasnt embodied certain ideals isnt in a position to expect them of others and in particular someone who has had a different life experience than the traditional norm should know better than to say thats the only way.

          • Tony

            Being perfect is irrelevent here. Humans making mistakes are irrelevent here.

            Sure, she can make a mistake. But she then goes around telling us how traditional marriage is most important, telling other people how to live their lives. Appearing in abstinence commercials. This article isn’t a one off thing. It’s a pattern in which she is allowed to judge how everyone else acts publicly, while not matching that in her life. Thanks, I guess?

            Unlike people commenting on this post, Bristol has enjoyed fame, TV appearances, and then gotten to write articles like this one. Over and over.

            Is that true of someone on here that just gets to comment calling her a hypocrite? Probably not. And I think that’s a key point here.

            The fact of the matter is, Bristol is essentially complaining about people complaining that she’s judgmental. A person pointing this out is a problem, but her platform to judge everyone else consistently is not?

            And when your family members show up to Chic-fil-A to publicly show that yes, they’re NOT TOLERANT of homosexuals, then what is even your point anymore?

            This article is essentially, oh hey, I’ll tolerate people if I can win something. Congrats, Bristol.

        • KB

          Why is is that when a Christian chooses to disagree with, in this situation specifically, the gay lifestyle we age being judgmental? Why don’t you all see the judgment in your comments about her choices? I don’t see judgement in her story…I see disagreement with the gay lifestyle but a willingness to debate and learn about it. Just because I don’t agree with someones choices, doesn’t mean I hate them!! Why is it when the gay activists bash Christians for their belief people applaud but when Christians stand for their beliefs we are spit on and called homophobes? Seems like the hate and hypocrisy isn’t coming from the Christian side of things!!

          • Gilly

            Because its not a choice KB. How many gay people have to scream we didn’t choose to be gay before Christians start to listen? You didn’t choose to be straight did you KB? Why is it a stretch of the imagination to realize I didnt’ choose to be gay. Yes your God made me gay. THATS the problem. Christians can’t deal with the disconnect that God would make someone gay and then condemn them. Hmmmm….that just doesn’t make sense does it. Maybe just maybe the person (person being a real live HUMAN BEING) had a grudge against gay people and LIED. You really dont’ have any proof that this couldnt’ have happened do you? Maybe gay people are one of the creations that God is most pleased with!

          • KB

            @Gilly…..I don’t hate people for being gay but it sure seems like you might hate me for my Christian beliefs!! I believe that God is the only judge. My sin is no worse than your sin. Let me just be clear on something. We are all born sinners and we are all condemned until we choose to turn to Him and say we are sinners and have no way to get back to Him except through Him. So as a Christian I know that God gives every single one of us the choice to turn away from sin and turn to Him or not. Condemnation…..is our choice not God’s!! God wants all of us to turn to Him and away from whatever our sin may be!! So again I will say, I disagree with the gay lifestyle…..that DOES NOT translate into I hate you or anyone else!!!

      • jo

        now THAT is tolerant, unlike the nitpicker you’re responding to.

      • Freta Williams

        Everyone makes mistakes, it’s learning to overcome them and make the rest of your life for God count. If what Britol Palin said offends you then maybe you’re not happy with your own life. Making mistakes is one thing but trying to blame others for your own shortcomings is something entirely different. Only you can make your life right, but if you don’t try then you’ll never be truly happy. God bless you and I hope you get your life straight.

    • Nadia Decker

      Are you perfect? What kind of a justification is that? She obviously made a mistake–& still chose to give life to her child. You cant see past your hatred for her to realize that she’s freaking HUMAN.

      • The Brown Note

        Gay people wanting to get married are human last time i checked too, whether i am perfect or not i am not publicly promoting an ideal of marriage and virtue i myself have failed terribly to adhere too. I just find it hard when people promote the Christian ideal of relationships and marriage whilst behaving in the opposite manner, I would have thought her own life experience had taught her not to judge others lives unless she had walked in their shoes. By the way, I have just remarkably seen Bristol on TV in an ad for her new reality TV show. If you choose to parade your entire life and young (appalingly behaved) child on national TV like that you can expect people to have an opinion on you.

        • Patrick

          Homosexuals can get married just like the rest of us, just get straight and marry someone of the opposite sex, just like the rest of us. I don’t know if you are aware of this tiny fact or not, but the church pews are full of sinners every week, where did you get otherwise?

        • Kalena

          Were you perfectly behaved when you were a young toddler?

          • The Brown Note

            I’m not perfectly behaved now and never have been, in fact I was probably better behaved as a toddler than at any stage since including adulthood. But Im not saying to anyone else, the way you are living your life is wrong whilst reserving the right not to live that way myself. Answer me this – is it more damaging to the christian institution of marriage and family that life-long gay partners get married forever or a 17yr old gets pregnant, gets married for a year or not at all? Which has a more detrimental effect on the way another 17yr old views relationships?

    • Colleen

      Because children error in judgement. When they error in judgement you hope that they will do the right thing and not murder their unborn, oh wait that is exactly what this young woman did. She works and raises the child that she (and apparently she alone) created. I can only hope that you are not a parent.

    • Joh

      Apparently you don’t remember your youth and know little of raising a child. Seventeen years old? Still a child, growing learning maturing and full of hormones, youth and the innate desire for love, romance, and sex is wired into normal people. that desire and drive is one of the most powerful forces on earth and no matter the conditions sex will occur so that the earth will proliferate and populate just like it is written in the Book of Genius.
      The young girl child made a mistake but she didn’t marry a man she didn’t love and or didn’t want to be a father or husband, abort the baby, throw it in the nearest dumpster. No, she raised it loved it and is trying to steer it into being a mature God loving / fearing useful adult that does not have narrow mind and can use it’s brain for thinking!

    • Because we ALL make mistakes……..Duh! Bristol is perfectly aware of that and has done the right thing by raising her beautiful child with lots of love and support.

    • Chris Calvin

      It is called “Forgiveness” You messed up , you ask for “Forgiveness” The Lord God Jehovah, see’s your heart and realizes you really mean it, and in HIS power, GRACE, and LOVE Forgives you. She made mistakes, have you ever made a mistake? If you haven’t, then go ahead and criticize her all you want, but I have a feeling you have, I know I have.

    • Cavanaugh

      Humans make mistakes, have you never made one?

    • Nancy

      The question asked was stupid – do you think you can dance with a gay person? Really? Who cares if they are gay, straight, black, white, green, or yellow? The fact is, she has set a standard for herself, and yes, she definitely screwed up, but she is now trying to live her life in a way that SHE wants to live it, not you, me, or anyone else, so lay off the girl! We are all hypocrites at one point or another in our lives. Gees!! Lighten up!

    • Sandy

      To The Brown Note Says: Because she made the mistakes doesn’t mean she doesn’t believe in traditional marriage and probably at the time, thought that’s exactly where she was heading…only it didn’t turn out that way. She is not judging but being judged. She is not telling someone how to live their life…only telling what she believes. If we never made mistakes, and if God was sure we wouldn’t make mistakes, He would never have sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins, but He loved us that much. We are not a perfect people….just like the Israelites He so loved. You are even covered by what He did on the cross if you ask Him into your heart. There are some Christians, unfortunately, who don’t go about things the right way…but, I don’t know non-Christians that do either. Of course, I’m not naive enough to think anything I ‘ve said here won’t be torn apart…that’s a given. I just hope that when you lay in bed tonight, something I’ve said about making mistakes and God’s love and mercy for His imperfect people will not let you sleep until you have reconciled that it’s o.k. for Christians to make mistakes. That’s one of the reasons some people won’t become a Christian…they think they have to be perfect…and they judge every Christian to that standard…when all they have to do is be themselves. God looks on the heart and He will take care of the rest and do the judging.

    • Carol Kiser

      “How can she not be a hypocrite?” ~ Because a wise person will GROW thru their mistakes, rather than just go on hiding their sins and criticizing others.

    • jmadd

      Really???? She was a young girl who made a bad decision….how long ago??? Perhapse you think that we should all be characterized as hypocrites because we did something wrong at any point in our life. It’s called realizing you messed up and doing your best to move on and do better. I was arrested for shoplifting 15 years ago, public intoxication 13 years ago, had a child out of wedlock 11 years ago, …..I could go on but the point is I have since realized that God wants better for me and have strived to be the best I can for Him.

  • troy40

    Seriuosly. what friend could she possibly have that irterveiwed to teach at a college?

    • troy40

      Seriously, what friend could she possibly have that interviewed to teach at a college?

  • Randy Jorgensen


    Wonderfully said! We Christians are forgiven not sinless. Everybody on
    earth is forgiven, Jesus said, it is finished. Difference between one who
    is forgiven is enlightenment of what He accomplished at the cross and
    and to God be the glory, he is the one who gives us this gift, we did not
    earn it or even go looking for it, He comes to each one of us!

  • Randy Jorgensen

    You also have to realize that Hollywood’s
    agenda is to promote the homosexual
    lifestyle. Because they need to make sure
    legitimize their own behaviors, including
    immorality and anti-God dogma.

    • The Brown Note

      Ive never actually met a gay person who said, “I was straight but I chose to be gay instead as I saw it in a movie and thought it was cool”

      • Patrick

        Why would they admit that if they are having a good time? I have seen it plenty.

        • Gilly

          Yes being ostracized from your community. Having your family turn their backs on you. Getting bullied in school. Being afraid to discuss anything in your private life to your coworkers for fear you will get fired. All sounds like a great time doesn’t it Patrick. You are clueless.

      • Chris Calvin

        I have. I knew several “Gay” guys while in Jail, (Yes I was in jail, I messed up, does that make me unable to live, to express my feelings that Sin is wrong, that Theft which is why I ended in jail, is bad?,) These two “Gays” told me in complete honesty that their lifestyle was a crock, they wanted attention, and they wanted to shock their family. Being Gay IS a choice, it is not a certain gene that is implanted in our body by a Gay God. Be honest with yourself and realize that. Quit pretending!

        • Gilly

          What a crock. So these two “prison” gays just happened to answer all of your questions giving the exact responses that agreed with your misconceptions. Whatever. Next.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2012/08/a-gay-dance-partner-sure/?replytocom=31520#respond

      I believe Hollywood is pushing their agenda too. That is why, I can’t understand Bristol, how you can do this show. It only gives the anti Christian media more power!

  • Nadia Decker

    “…and whether the government made him a great dancer because it built the roads that he drove on to dance practice. ” BEST PART! =) You go girl! God Bless You!

  • Jack

    Well said Bristol!

  • Monterey

    Very well written, Bristol. A better-thought-out piece than most you’d find on the subject in the MSM. Congrats, and may you go far in the competition just as you did last time.

  • Dianne

    Well said!

  • Bristol, great article! In the Christian footsteps of your great Mom!

  • Valerie

    Bristol – I have to admit that I don’t always share the same views that you do (especially when it comes to gay marriage), but I appreciate that you understand each person is allowed their opinion. I think about the time that man in the bar said those horrible things about your mother and you (it was awful), but you confronted him and you didn’t say he was wrong, you simply asked for him to explain his side. I thought that was very brave and I was really impressed with how you handled the situation. I’m not sure I could have been as diplomatic about it. Keep it up girl! All the best!

  • Sgt B.

    Very well said, Bristol. What is even more interesting then Bristol’s article is the responses to it from the anti-Christian crowd. Not once did Bristol say anything that could be seen as negative towards gays. Yet, throughout the responses from anti-Christian’s you read personal attack after attack on both Bristol and Christians. No matter how well the attacks were rebutted you only see it followed by another attack from a different angle. That’s hatred, that’s a clear demonstration of an attempt to seek and destroy another person and others beliefs.
    Persecution of Christians is certainly nothing new, I would like to think people as a whole have become more intelligent, more tolerant and compassionate. But it appears that the recent movements from the modern american left are (Hell) bent using hate as their driving force. And (hell) bent on forcing their views and beliefs onto Christians. There is no other conclusion a reasonable thinking person could come to. I keep hearing the left throwing the hypocrisy word around the whole while they are firmly seated on the hypocrisy train. On one hand they say the Christians need to be perfect in their lives or they have no morale argument that can be seen as anything but hypocrisy, how so? I could not find one instance where Bristol or Christians in general are telling gays how to live their lives. Yet, the same cannot be said for the gays and anti Christians. In fact in this whole “debate” all I see in this whole debate is Christians trying to defend their beliefs, their way of life. Something that was supposed to be protected here in the New World. on the other hand I see gays and anti Christians constantly attacking that way of life, constantly trying to point out faults, mocking and even going as far as trying to dictate to Christians the tenants of their own belief! And why? I see gays and anti Christians trying to force their way into the Christians world view. Marriage, it is well known that marriage is and has always been a Judeo Christian practice. It never ceases to amaze me that so many people that spend their lives attacking a Religion and it’s followers would also fight to practice a portion of it themselves. It certainly isn’t simply a legal issue. many States have already adopted unions in order to give gays the same legal rights as legal marriage. If equality is truly the goal then why the need to attack and adopt Christian practices? Why not simply seek an equivalent legal process that would prevent this whole argument and division among people? Why pick a fight where there doesn’t need to be a fight? Why force Christians to accept something that violates their core beliefs when there is another way?

    Leave Christians alone, leave the Palin’s alone. Step off the hypocrisy train for just one minute and stop trying to force your will into others beliefs. Get your own, live and let live.

  • Lisa

    Bristol how does someone getting married affect you? If I were gay I wouldn’t want to dance with you!

    • Patrick

      Because you are a bigot?

  • Ituri

    What a joke of a hypocrite. People ask if she’ll dance with a gay, or they’ll ask Christian teachers if they can teach non-Christians, because there is a PATTERN of them saying “no,” and not being able to do those things without making a gigantic issue of them. I sure got the “tolerance” of Christians as a student in the Bible Belt. Talk about only having tolerance if you believe what they believe, they will mark you as a TARGET, and make sure everyone else knows to mark you too. They ask, Bristol sweetie, because Christianity is a bastion of bigotry, and your bleeding heart doesn’t change that. I, as a “mean and nasty liberal,” couldn’t care less what you believe. But I DO care when your beliefs make your people largely incapable of being reasonable when confronted with real life sitautions, like teaching non-Christian students or dancing with a gay partner.

  • Chris Calvin

    Bristol I cannot stand these Reality shows, have NEVER watched one before. But I WILL watch this season because of you. You shine in a world filled with filth. I respect you for your stand on Christian values so much. Thank you for sharing this, it is my heart to let those living in sin see how deceived they are. They think we hate them, they are SO wrong. You are an example of Christ love. The only way to reach someone for Christ is to love them as Christ.

  • Lou

    Remember the Ten comments and the Golden Rule !
    Everyone is a sinner, until born.
    Judge not less yea be judge!
    I found out that when I look for the best in someone instead of the worst it makes me and the other person is only humane too.. I find the media plays on the worst of everything.There are so many good things in the world that are good to report on ,why concentrade just the bad?
    I think everyone makes mistakes, especially in their teens. I did, that don’t mean I’m not a Christian.
    I belive

  • What you fail to understand that Bristol isn’t “judging” anyone. She is stating and standing on what God teaches us in his word are an abomination to him. He never changes, and anything that has ever been an abomination to God will always be. There are a lot of things we know are right or wrong just by nature and by God’s word , which is our authority and guideline for living. Those things keep us safe from painful experiences and failures if we adhere to them. We all are tempted to give into the desires of this human flesh but that does not change what we know to be right. I appreciate her honesty in saying, I know I messed up but that didn’t cause me to loose faith in God or distort my thinking as to what is really right when it comes to morals and relationships. I appreciate that she didn’t try to hide her sin by abortion but saved her innocent child and faced and dealt with the circumstances caused by her moment of weakness. The fact that she fell to temptation and we all know about it does not mean that she has no right to get back up, admit her mistake, repent of it and continue to stand for the guidelines that God set for life. That’s what mercy is all about. The fact that she didn’t marry the father of the child does not mean that she cannot ever speak about what she knows is the right relationship for a family, why God made male and female. We don’t just throw away all we know is truth because we messed up. But when we have corrected our path we are to use our experiences to make us stronger and to help others. Because a person falls into sin does not mean they are to stay there, wallow in it and change their beliefs to accept all and any sin. We are not in authority to say a certain situation is OK..We are to uphold what God’s Word says, even if at some point we ourselves failed and missed it. God’s word is the judge and in the end, everyone will give an account for the way they conducted their life and be judged by that Word. Better to line up to it now and repent when we fall than to be so full of pride, unrepentant, deciding that we can make our own rules ,and then face God and still make it to heaven some how. God will not change his mind for anyone. He loves us all , gave us the ability to choose His way or satans. We are all on the same level but it’s the choice we make and what we choose to believe in the end that will save us or damn us. “God’s ways are foolishness to man and an unGodly mind will not understand them”…a proven fact.

    • Gilly

      A proven fact? Prove to me God even exists LeSann.

  • LaTrecia

    Well said Bristol. Don’t worry about all the negative people on here that have nothing better to do than to condem what they call a mistake, and I call your beautiful child. Everyone sins, but not everyone repents and tries to live their life for God after their mistakes. I say to you I hope you win the trophy and keep being all that God wants you to be. The people hate you and hate your mother for being conservative Christians, but I say thank God for you. I sure wish your mother could have been in the white house!!!!!! This country would not have been this screwed up had her and John McCain been there!

  • Kory

    Excellent points Bristol. You made the points in easy to understand examples. I admire your strength and willingness to persevere. Our Faith shines brightly through you. Be blessed. Kory

  • Kory

    Excellent points Bristol. You made the points in easy to understand examples. I admire your strength and willingness to persevere. Our Faith shines brightly through you. Be blessed. KDS

  • Thomas Edison had thousands of failures before he perfected the final product. All human beings operate the same way. The first time a baby walks is not the first time it has tried. Keeping focused on your goals keeps you moving forward. I personnally believe that a person wanders around aimlessly when they have no goals. I admire a person who after they fall down picks themself up and moves toward their goals. I woud not want someone to judge me on my failures but encourage me to become all I can be.

  • Gilly

    Bristol states that she is simply adhering to her Christian beliefs and “Gods plan for marriage”. I wonder if she has ever asked herself why God chose to impregnate a 13 year old CHILD. In fact why was this 13 year old CHILD allowed to marry? Oh that’s tight..Old Testament…that’s why we can avoid all those pesky rules (like not eating certain things and marrying or enslaving people you are related to) and overlook that God murdered or commanded his followers to murder countless people including innocent babies. Has Bristol ever wondered why that was ok for the Old Testament God? It certainly wouldn’t be acceptable if it happened today. Does no one find this odd that a very large group of people just accept this and don’t question it?

    • Timma

      You are attacking the wrong religion. It is Islam that defends, accepts, and demands slavery. Why do you think it still exists in Somalia, Sudan, and other fervent Muslim countries? Why do you think there is a white girl slave trade in Saudi and the Middle East?? 13-year old Marraige? Common in Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan – u name it. You and others like you are all about “Acceptance” if hating Christianity, the GOP, or anything with the American Flag is involved. Hope that Kool-Aide is going down well!

      • Jellybean

        Look to your own damn country Timma, the good old USA, where in certain areas these practices are COMMON among Christians. Girls forced to marry old men, young girls raped by old men or men they are forced to marry, girls in slavery, girls with no rights, all in the name of Christianity. So you wave your American flag and thump your bible and leave the grown-ups who don’t believe in boogymen in the sky to figure out their own damn lives.

        And take your horsehit beastiality crap and shove it. You so called Christians loose the argument as soon as you throw that crap out there. If you can’t understand the simple concept of CONSENTING ADULTS, then you are too far gone.

        • Stan

          Jellybean –
          Did you even read the girls article you pinhead, try again maybe read 3 or 4 times if necessary.

          • Jellybean

            I’m replying to Timma you idiot

          • Jellybean

            Reading comprehension is your friend stunned stan. TIMMA, first sentence. seventh word.

      • Gilly

        I’m not attacking anything Timma. I pointing out what the Christian Bible says and you haven’t been able to refute a single sentence. If God decided to impregnate a 13 year old child today would it be acceptable to you? Even if it were your child? If not then why is it acceptable 2000 years ago? Thats the whole point of my post. Why do Christians accept the things God did in the Old Testament?

    • pugsley

      Why don’t you ask God.

    • Martha Allen Ladner

      God gives second chances. Bristol could have secretly aborted her pregnancy or secretely given up her son to adoption and the world would have been none the wiser. Also, don’t blame God for things the devil causes. Because Bristol Palin made a serious mistake does not sentence her to being less a person. She chose not to compound the error by wallowing in the sin and by marrying her son’s father “because it was the expected thing to do. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

  • Margaret Champey

    First the BIBLE WAS NOT written by God, it was written by MAN, My belief is very simple.
    If GOD is in your heart you can talk to him any where any time, in your own way. No matter what your religion. If you believe in him it matters not what building you enter to praise him and thank him and most importantly to talk with him.
    BE GOOD TO ONE ANOTHER. Tend to your own lives and families and let others do the same. Another words

    • Janet

      Janet Yes, the Bible was written by man under the inspiration given to them by God Himself. Plus, some of it was written like a history book because they were there to see first hand what had taken place. Just like history books of today. American history for example. So, you could just say the Bible is a history book of sorts. and instruction on how to live a christian life and except the sacrifice that God has given through His Son, Jesus.

      • Ray

        Janet, you are correct in your response to Margaret “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” John 1:1 Although, The Bible is not a history book, it is a spiritual book. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” Hebrews 4:12 It is also not a science text book although I believe it is 100% historically and scientifically accurate. True Christianity is not about rules and regulations but rather relationship with Him and learning about who He is and what He wants. All a little off topic perhaps, but there seems to be a lot of “Christians” trying to convince others that being a Christian is about coming to God on their own terms rather than the other way around. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9

  • Don Kowalkowski

    I am not sure who this is going to, but if it’s Bristol, we have a bright future with people like you. I see a lot of your mom in you. If this goes to Sarah, all I can say, you must be a proud mom.

  • Micki Albini

    Gods laws never change, the result of intercourse is pregnancy. If you decide to indulge
    in sex, the result is the same. How can anyone be so stupid as to ask “why does God make a
    teenage person pregnant?” God did not make that person pregnant, the person(s) indulging in
    intercourse made it happen. God’s plan for children is in marriage not for pleasure to those
    who are not in this committedl relationship. Results of not following God plan is abortion, or
    at least an unwanted child. I give Chrystal & her Mom much admiration for giving their chiildren
    love and life. Go for the DWTS ball girl, Hope you win!

  • adrienneellis
  • I believe that if I were paired up with a lesbian (I’m a guy) for a dance competition, it wouldn’t be ME who might feel a little uncomfortable with all the holds — after all, I’d be dancing with the gender I’m personally attracted to. It seems to me that the man/woman pairing that is so common in dance would be more of a difficulty for some gay individuals who might be repulsed by the opposite sex; I might only feel uncomfortable that I’m making someone touch me who doesn’t find man-woman contact tolerable. This is why the question of whether Bristol was ‘uncomfortable’ dancing with a gay man is COMPLETELY STUPID — UNLESS THE GOAL OF THE QUESTION WAS NOT CLARITY & TRUTH; BUT INSTEAD WAS ASKED TO CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MOCK, BLAME, AND INSULT.

  • Gillian Smith

    Well written article. Stand firm.

  • Heather

    Teaching a gay student is in no way comparable to a guy sleeping with his girlfriend and not being able to sell coffee. It’s not against the law for a guy and a girl to sleep together. But if someone is gay, they lose out on all the benefits that we get to enjoy as straight people, because basically, being gay is against the law. So now you’re saying Christians are the victim here? I’m Christian, and I have NEVER felt like a victim. Even though there is supposed to be a separation between church and state in this country, gay people still fall victims. WE ARE NOT VICTIMS AS CHRISTIANS. You have got to be the most hypocritical idiot in America. YOU BORE A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK. So not Christian-like of you. God has a path for everyone, whom he created, and that includes gay people. He is the only one who will be judging anybody. Like he’s probably judging you for not treating everyone as the equals he created.

  • Jim

    You go Bristol, so very well said!

  • Sally Knows

    I have always found it ironic that non-Christians are so critical of Christians… but they expect Christians to not be critical of them! ” Oxymoron (M-W.com) a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly: something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements. The phrase “cruel kindness” is an oxymoron.”

    If you choose not to be a Christian, you have that right, the same as Christians have the right to choose to be a follower of Christ! So why not simply follow your own advice and let people believe as they choose? I prefer that people follow Jesus, but I’m not forcing you to do this. Why try to force me to believe differently? I have read some of the responses and have also experienced some very venomous and hateful reactions to my being a Christian. I would never treat anyone without respect for their position on this topic. Live and let live.
    For me, this is the bottom line: if you aren’t a Christian, we’d like you to be, but we won’t beat you into becoming one because that would be an oxymoron since as Christians, we believe a person becomes a Christian because they love Jesus Christ as he is our Savior. He bore all our sins that we might become blameless, though that does NOT means we go around sinning thinking that we’ll be forgiven for deliberate willful sin. God knows our intentions and if they are not as they ought to be, then we are left to our own devices. God is not going to be mocked by our attempt to be slick in order to get away with whatever we choose to say or do that is wrong or harmful.
    The real moral to this discussion is that we have the right to be, or not to be a Christian. We have been given the opportunity to ask questions of God and if people would really study the Bible, you would find far more grace and forgiveness than you would judgment.
    There’s a phrase I heard a while back that has stayed with me. EVERYTHING WE DO, ECHOES INTO ETERNITY! Believe or don’t believe..that’s your choice. But I’ll tell you this one thing: I would rather be wrong about God being alive, because all this would mean is that I followed a Bible which called for me to be gracious, merciful, good and loving person as a follower of Christ, than to look up from the depths of hell only to discover that being wrong just cost me an eternity. There’s a reason it’c called “hell” folks.
    If you are a Christian, we’re so glad you are. If you aren’t, don’t rain on my parade by trying to say the most hateful things you can say because I’ll love you regardless of how hateful you might choose to be.

    How does that sound to everyone?

  • Lex Luthor

    Palin, you seem to suffer from the martyr syndrome. You and the rest of the Christians are never happy until you can say you are being persecuted. Tell me how many times y0u people have been denied going to church, or how you have been silenced for your beliefs? They asked a question. Get over it.

    • Jellybean

      Well Lex, there is the war on Christimas. Nothing says Christian persecution like a Walmart cashier saying “Happy Holidays,” instead of “Merry Christimas.” What is the world coming to when you can’t get a Merry Christmas while checking out your cart that is full of Chinese plastic crap!

      • Matt

        Is Walmart a Christian store? Is Christianity the official, government-sponsored religion of the United States? If not, then why do you expect employees at that establishment or everyone who is living in that country to acknowledge your religious holiday. Would you be offended (or at least think it odd) if someone wished you a Happy Ramadan? I would imagine so. Then hopefully you can also see how people of different religious faiths could be offended by the phrase “Merry Christmas.” Happy Holidays is a safe catch-all and as an Evangelical Christian myself, who understands what it means to live in a pluralistic and secular state where everyone has the freedom of religion (not just Christians), I do not get angry when I hear that phrase. The only people who believe that there is a so-called war on Christmas are those that are upset they can no-longer force their religious beliefs on others. Oh, to be an American Christian, where persecution amounts to having to hear the phrase “Happy Holidays” at Walmart as opposed to any of the numerous ways that saints have been tortured and killed for their faith throughout the years.

  • Lisa

    Bristol how does someone else getting married affect you? Just let them be! If I were gay I wouldn’t want to dance with you!

    • Grammar Patrol

      Lisa, where in anything in this blog does it sound like Bristol said someone else getting married affected her? The libs and the gays just love to hear or see things that aren’t there, as long as it makes them feel better about themselves.

  • I applaued her and agree 100%.

  • Richard Barnhardt

    I disagree with same sex marriage but my belief has nothing to do with religion, that’s just the way I was raised. My parents taught me that when God made the animals of this world he made males and females so that they could join together and multiply. Humans of the same sex having sex just doesn’t make sense to me. But this is just my beliefs, I’m not trying to change the way anyone else believes.
    I never liked or disliked Gays until I red some of these blogs. I certainly have strong feelings about them now.

    • Jellybean

      If your parents taught you that “God” was involved then you can’t say it doesn’t have anything to do with religion. And that cute little sentence on the end says it all. Bristol has done her job well.

    • James

      Humans use sex to procreate 2-3 times in their lifetimes… the rest of the time they do it for fun. Animals in all shapes and sizes exhibit homosexual behavior and God made them the same way he did humans. The fear of homosexuals is a human creation and has nothing to do with God’s creation.

      • miastra

        James any proof on that homosexual behavior in all animals comment?

  • James

    Oh Bristol, sometimes the clueless is just tattooed right on your forehead. The reason you are asked these questions is not because others are full of hate. But they want to know how you would feel trying to work with someone who you and your family are actively trying to deny a right to. According to you you would feel just fine, and not have the least bit of sadness that you thought the person you were dancing with deserved less rights than you do… that says loads about you and the hate you hold in your heart. It’s not the others who ask you these questions who have hate. You think your beliefs don’t hurt anyone but they do. Your kind of hate is the worst of all because you don’t even feel the least but sorry for wanting to deny others the same rights you and your family have. You are so blinded by your hate that you can’t even see it or feel it anymore. So of course you wouldn’t mind dancing with a gay partner… you have so much more than they do… and you don’t care.

    • traci

      No where in her comments has she said she hates gay people. They asked her opinion, and she gave it. The only people who are showing any hate, are the people who are mad at her because she does not believe as they do. And to say that she is taking away others rights to marry is a joke. She believes as the majority of the country believes. Marriage should be between a man and a woman. A better quwstion might be why so many people hate a young woman simply because of who her mother is and her christian beliefs? Why do you hate her?

      • ScoJo

        Any time you want to exclude another member of humanity from enjoying the same experiences in life that the rest of us get to enjoy, it’s wrong. It’s not active hate, it’s just ignorant and hurtful.

  • James

    Given that Sarah is not running for President and her star has considerably dimmed I don’t think the same thing will happen for Bristol this time around with the votes.

  • Candice

    You say “oh imma christian i do whats right by God i am against gay marriage” and yet YOU had a baby out of wedlock. Grow up attention seeker, your lame.

  • Caralyn

    What if they were talking about a gay woman? Would you dance with her then? That’s what I thought this was going to be all about…

  • Beth

    I just think Bristal and the Palins are wonderful!!!! I am a Christian, and have the same beliefs as they do … Rock on Bristal, don’t let the jerk’s on here let you down, they don’t have a life I will be rooting for you on DWTS!!!!!!!!! Love you Beth in Texas!!!!

  • Taylor D

    I find it interesting that you are an advocate for treating others the way you want to be treated! As a Conservative Christian mother of 6 & wife of a Bible publisher, this saying means a lot to me. It’s important in all aspects of life. I’m confused that you’ve written about this in your blog. While under the weather today I watched all the Life’s A Tripp episodes. Admittedly, I am not a Palin fan, but thought perhaps if I watched your day to day lives, I might gain some respect for the Palin’s. Unfortunately, I found myself disgusted by negativity and bad behavior. I realize you can’t speak for Willow, but I can’t remember one episode when both of you girls weren’t berating liberals as well as calling their views stupid. At the same time, you spend much of your time whining that people dislike the Palin’s & their views. Perhaps when you understand that you don’t have to like a person’s politics to like them or at the very least learn to keep your snarky comments to yourself…then you can claim to understand treating others the way you would like to be treated. At the end of the day, putting yourself on display tends to highlight your liabilities, especially when they outway your assets. Praying always helps! God Bless!

  • Kaitlin

    Just because I disagree with the act of homosexuality doesn’t mean that I hate the individual. Doesn’t mean that I can’t treat them as a human being (that is what they are, isn’t it).. so liberals… please get off your high horse, and stop asking stupid questions… pretty much what Bristol Palin is saying… Just because we’re Christians and disagree with homosexuality doesn’t classify us as Hitler… we’re human beings who have an opinion and a right to that opinion… So, please don’t act so surprised when you ask a question that you already know the answer too!! I support Bristol and everything she stands for!

    • mark

      thank you for explaining christian view.

    • Was Acd

      So we have to be tolerant of your Christian intolerance… man i’m so glad i don’t live in the US.. The fact that who can marriage is a political issue is a joke.

      What about poverty.. child abuse. Or education..i could go on.. why don’t AMERICANS care about the BIG ISSUE?? Please enlighten me.

      • K Leigh

        Did she said she was intolerant? Quite the opposite. Liberals are completely intolerant of anyone who can’t be bullied into agreeing with them.

        • Was Acd

          When did it become part of one’s religious freedom to take others’ freedoms away? …

      • RJFlorida

        I don’t think you understand what the word tolerate means. In means getting along even though we don’t agree not twisting somebodies arm until we do. Furthermore you are essentially trying to get people to like you by being as big a jackass as you can possibly be. This is self defeating.

        As for the rest of your post are you advocating that Child abuse and education are unimportant next to
        gay impulse control? Because that’s what your use of context suggests.

  • Kristie

    Hey Truth101, why are you watching Bristol’s show if you think she should retire from TV? In fact why are all of you bashers on here at all?? Typical……..

    • Truth101

      Bristol is a weight around her mother’s neck.

      Did she really think she could do a Reality show without the loons finding something to trash her with? The loons are suing her just like they sue the governor. That is all they know how to do. They are just a front for the people that are paying them to do it.

      I remember Bristol saying she would never put her son on TV and than she turns around and does it.

      We all voted for her on DWTS because we support her mother. She let DWTS go to her head and did a Reality show. I think most people on this board will agree with me that Gov. Palin and Todd probably were not please at all when Bristol said yes to a Reality show.

      It is not enough with all the problems the Reality show has caused her but now she is back on TV again with DWTS.

      We will not be voting for you this time arouned. Time to get your face off of the TV.

      • LilyWww

        Truth101, the whole family has gone the reality TV route( well except for Track who distances himself wisely from the family spectacle) donim sure Todd and Sarah were/ are thrilled with Bristol.

        • lily,Www
          Track is off serving his country if that is what you call distancing himself from his

          • LilyWww

            Nope. That’s not at all what I mean Millie.

  • Don Kowalkowski

    I am not sure who this is going to, but if it’s Bristol, we have a bright future with people like you. I see a lot of your mom in you. If this goes to Sarah, all I can say, you must be a proud mom. :……………………………………………………….. ……….

  • Capital G

    The intolerant left and their ridiculous hysterics when people disagree with them is getting a little tiresome. America has caught on to their act and is standing up against their abusive tactics. Their actions only serve to make me less interested in hearing their point of view.

    Marriage has always been between a man and a woman for a reason. You simply can’t have same sex marriage without destroying marriage (which is probably the intent of the left anyway). Try as they might same sex pairings do not create offspring, which is one of the main reasons marriage exists. To promote monogamous pairings of men and women to raise children in a stable environment. Since same sex couples aren’t creating offspring there is no need to consider same sex marriage.

    You don’t even have to cite religious reasons. Science, nature, logic and common sense all lead to a conclusion that same sex marriage should never be allowed. Even if they want to adopt those pairings are not adding to the population.

  • villemaster

    I’m with you Bristol and Sarah, all the way!

  • Paul F.

    I’m one of those agnostic leftist loonies. I agree with what Bristol said. (well except for the snarky road building part). There is room for everybody. Commenters should take care lumping together and stereotyping the left or the right. Most of us are very tolerant. There are extremist loonies unfortunately on both sides.

  • Bill

    The problem, Bristol, is that your ACTIONS do not align with what you have written here.

  • New Bristol Fan

    Good job Bristol,

    Look what all the comments being posted are about. Appears to be an open forum for beliefs from “everyone”. Not all of the beliefs are the same and some are down right different, but for those of us Christians, and for those of you who are not, for the straight AND the gay ccommunities……….we all have an opinion and thanks to her, they are being voiced in this blog. This is what God intended. Even “GOD” allows us to stand by what we believe yet be kind and considerate of those that believe differently. Good luck on DWTS Bristol; I watched your first go around and I must say, you certainly have what it takes! God Bless you and your family…………

  • unbound

    “Look, my responsibility is pretty darn clear: to treat people as I would like to be treated…”

    Excellent! Then everyone can count on your support to make sure that gay people are treated equally including the ability to marry. I am so glad that you are indeed a loving, tolerant person. I look forward to your public statements encouraging the equal treatment of gay people.

  • Raphael

    You’re an idiot, Bristol, if you don’t see that Christians not only are intolerant of gay people, they are actively trying to take away every right they have. The two are NOT the same thing. I have to tolerate that Christians get to worship in tax free churches and lobby against gay people, women’s right and on and on from tax-exempt organizations. I don’t like it – if it were up to me, they would all be taxed. Conversely, you have to accept the fact that gay people deserve the same rights you enjoy. You don’t have to like it, but you have to accept it. Marriage is only a sacred institution if one makes it so. By the way, you’re way out of your league whenever you make any public statements about anything. The fact that you have the worst reality show in history speaks volumes about your character.

  • RJ

    Bristol, I was with you right up until your final paragraph (the one beginning “To the Left, “tolerance” means agreeing with them on, well, everything…”)

    The essence of your post was all about how you get frustrated when people assume things about you just because you’re a Christian—then you go and make a blanket statement about The Left assuming they’re all alike just because they share the liberal label. See what ya did there?

    We run into trouble as a society whenever we make these blanket proclamations about others: You’re a Christian, therefore you think and act like all other Christians. You’re Liberal, therefore you think and act like all other Liberals. You’re black/gay/Muslim, therefore you think and act like all other black/gay/Muslim.

    That’s called prejudice, by the way: Pre-judging people based on their “category” rather than on their character.

    • Brian

      She obviously meant the “Far Left”, or extreme liberals. which is an all-encompassing “left.” I have a problem with “the government…built the roads he drove on to dance practice” crap. What the hell does that mean?! People don’t need to drive somewhere to practice dancing! THAT is some extreme right junk, or should i say CONSERVATIVE. Truly Chick-Fil-A-style. I would really like to see where that BS came from.

      • Beth

        She was quoting Pres. Obama about the roads: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

    • Shari

      Keep picking her Statement apart. I am sure you will eventually be able to read her mind and figure out what she is really saying. I mean after all you are trying to make her say what you would like her to say to meet your ideas and feelings. Wake up! She is telling you the truth on how many people feel on the very same subject. Are you going to now try to pick apart my words and get me to see things your way? Please don’t bother, it is people like you who are the essence of why acceptance will never occur. You are the offensive one.

  • “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And Behold i come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man as to his work shall be” Revelation 22:11-12

  • sodakhic

    I don’t think there is another blog in the country where people can bash each other over politics and religion. Way to go Bristol. You and your mother are amazing.

    • lisibisi

      Of course there are other blogs in the country where people can bash each other over politics and religion…. Why would you think Bristol and Sarah are the only ones who have one???? That is just stupid!

  • janel

    Ha I love this… it is well… EXACTLY true!!!!!! Liberals will badger you to death until they think you agree with them… oh and the other thing about them.. they are NEVER wrong.

  • Frankinator

    I really don’t see how anyone can believe in god, or religion in general. If I tell you I walked on water, you’d think I’m crazy. If I told you that a thousand years ago people thought the earth was flat, you’d laugh.

    So why should we believe a 2000 year book that tells us a guy died and came back to life? A book written long before medical science had progressed, before we had sent humans into outer space?

    And by that extension, why should we believe that the bible (written 2000 years ago, remember) knows exactly how a marriage in 2012 should be? This is 2012, the civil war is over, black people are no longer slaves, mentally disabled people are no longer locked in basements and gay people are free to walk the streets without fear of death. I think it’s time you dropped the whole religion-as-a-means-of-dictation crap and just let people get married.

    • TayRae

      And I really don’t see how someone cannot believe in God, Believing is a win-win situation. If the Lord is real and you have accepted him you go into eternal paradise! If he isn’t real, well nothing happens now does it? There is no losing when you believe! Why should we believe the Bible? It has absolutely NO errors what so ever, that’s a fact. But like I said there is nothing to lose if you have faith only something to possibly gain!

  • Beth Rose

    Hey Bristol,
    I thank God for you and your mother. You both have wonderful views and strong faith! Don’t every give up or be discouraged. You encourage a lot of people 🙂 Your doing great 🙂
    God bless

    • steve

      Bristol you know you and your mother have a target on your back from the liberal Gay community in L.A why on earth do you go to a places , where they not only hate you and your mother but your beliefs and I feel your constantly looking for their approval or acceptance, Iv’e got news for you you will never get it as long as you have the Palin DNA flowing threw your veins they will always hate you without a cause (IE , in the bar riding the Mechanical bull, and people yelling and saying detestable things about you and your Mother), It made me cringed when I saw that , and you got up into that man face arguing with him, that was pure Hate in that Person eyes and in his voice, (where was your lazy bodyguard at?) plus he could have been infected with some sort of disease ,then what ?they do not care about you or your Family, they are only out to do one thing, that’s to destroy you. you are like the bee among the Hornets Accept and Embrace it I’m not here to blow smoke up your b#*tt this is the Reality .

  • Michael McGhie

    Well put Bristol.

  • Dennis McHale

    Awesome answer!! Bristol your intelligence and grace shine through.

  • David

    ‘Do unto others’ is an ethic that long pre-dates the bible. Bristol, according to you and yours, gay people in America do not deserve the same rights that the ordained Xtian people in America are granted. Which is quite Un-American, to say the least, all men being created equal and all. You refuse, in practice, to do unto others, and instead you judge them as not entitled, which in turn, leads you to be judged by anyone with sound logic. The chicken and the egg. Who judged first? Not the gay guy. Your ego and oh so precious identity as Xtian is original sin. Yet these are still people we have here that are doing all this judging, not the one and only Light, which offers only Love and never judgement. Just try having a reality show that doesn’t offer a single judgement though, right! It gets darn tricky. Shucks. Who would advertise without desire and motive?

  • Bristol you are an amazing girl to stand up against such obnoxious critics who know nothing but think they know everything. Keep going strong girl!

  • Gary Moorhead

    “…To the Left, “tolerance” means agreeing with them on, well, everything. To me, tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree – and won’t ever agree…”

    Well said. No truer statement has ever been spoken.

  • Glynis Ritter

    Very well said, Bristol!

    God Bless You!

    • Katie


  • Toni

    God Bless You Bristol and Good Luck! I hope you WIN~!!!!!!! You’re already a winner. Let the liberals talk and spew their hatred. They have shown us who they really are. They are jealous, hate-filled individuals who enjoy demonizing and destroying everyone in their path who does NOT agree with them.

    • Kim

      Haha, your name calling doesn’t make you a hypocrite at all, does it? Nope, not one bit, I’m sure. The thing is everyone believes they are right and will spin the exact same evidence to prove their own point. It’s the nature of being human. But don’t think for one minute you are any better than those you spew your OWN hatred towards. You are no better, nor any worse. I hate to tell you dear, but you are exactly the same. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be human.

      • Charlotte

        I didn’t hear Bristol spewing any hatred toward anyone. Why can’t people agree to disagree. Everyone has a right to their own thoughts and opinions. I don’t agree with a lot that is said by politicians, comedians, celebrities these days, but I do think every American, including conservatives and Christians, has the right to free speech. And btw, just being human doesn’t excuse bad behavior for any of us.

  • I’m so very proud of you & Your explanation of the question : Would U Dance with a gay dancer .. You made one of the best answers I have heard . It’s SOO hard to explan . Christians Do love everyone . You are a very wise young lady . You have SURE gotten my respect in the Way you conduct yourself. Love & Prayers For you & Your Family ..

  • Greg G

    You can believe what you what Bristol, however those beliefs should not be turned into law just because you believe them. Your church can refuse not to marry whoever it wants even same-sex couples, however your church has no place telling the government what to do, and what marriages it gives legal benefits to. I agree that you are allowed to hold whatever beliefs you hold , but that doesn’t give you the right to make them laws.

    • MitchH


  • Christians are actively trying to limit the freedom of consenting gay adults to marry. These are not mean words – these are LAWS they are trying to pass which take us in a backwards direction. It is wrong. Intolerance of bigotry is not intolerance. Christians deserve equal rights, the same as everyone. Majority does not rule this country… liberty and democracy do. Don’t believe me? Ask a woman, ask african americans, ask gay people in a few years. Be more open minded to differences. Get to know people who are different than you. Everybody has a right to the same freedoms!

  • Homa Sapiens

    Maybe the gay man would rather dance with his husband, or with a male partner.

  • Kady

    OMG! This is insane! People really take what you say and FLY with it! I am a Christian, I personally do NOT support gay marriage. because the bible says it is wrong. I have friends in my life who have chosen to be gay. I still love them and want them to be happy. But they will have to answer for their sins, just like I will have to answer for my sins. The reason I do NOT think that people who are gay should be able to get married is because the United States of America was founded on CHRISTIAN VALUES!!!! For example, that money in your packet that says “In God We Trust” <— God equals Christianity which equals Christian values. She is not saying that she is the Law. She is stating her personal opinion that comes from her Christian values. All of you people need to get a life and stop taking every word she or others say and manipulate them to fit your arguement. It is AN OPINION! She has one, I have one, YOU have one, everyone does…. We are all NOT going to agree. That doesn't make me, you, her, or anyone else neccessarily right or wrong. That is why it is YOUR OWN opinion. If you do NOT agree that's fine. But why are you on her web page and being so NASTY! No one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes, including those of you who are so cruel and vindictive. That is not how people are supposed to be to one another. If you don't agree with someone that is fine. But when you state your reasoning there is no need to name call or degrade someone. State your opinion with a reasoning or facts and leave all the other crap out of it. You say that she thinks her way is the law, well your way is not the law also. So try and play nice, and act like an adult! I have many conversations with people who we do not agree on politics or policies but I (and they) are mature enough to have a discussion and agree to disagree and be civil. That is what more people need to do.

    • Jacob

      Maybe you should research your history a bit more. The phrase “In God We Trust” was not on money until the 1950’s. It was added during the red scare due to the majority of the communists being atheist. People were freaked out and for some reason decided to change the national motto. The motto was “E pluribus unum” before they changed it. So no, the nation was NOT founded on “Christian values”. This country was founded on religious freedom. Also God does NOT equal Christian. Look up the definition of God. Allah is God to the Muslims. There are thousands of Gods.
      Next, your opinion becomes bigotry when it infringes on their rights. You disagree with gay marriage. That’s fine, I still think you’re a douche for it, but it’s fine. You cross the line when you want to make it illegal for ANYONE, regardless of religion, to be married in a gay marriage. How is it right to force your religion on me? I’m not gay but you will be affecting many Non-Christian gays by doing that. They deserve to marry just as you deserve to marry. You are the kind of person I could not be a friend with. If I had a friend who said to me, “I think gay marriage should be illegal”, I would say goodbye and never speak to them again.

  • NewBristolFan

    “David do you stand outside of bars and clubs and tell the patrons leaving that their drinking is a sin? Do you stop overweight people in fast food restaurants and tell them that gluttony is a sin and the body is the temple of Christ so stop destroying it?” —– I do not. Nor do I tell a gay person that he/she should stop doing what they do or that it’s any worse a sin than anything I do. However, I also do not celebrate drunkenness or obesity/gluttony and hold it up as something to aspire to or have the government embrace it and teach about the lifestyle in schools. So not sure this is a good argument.

  • LR

    Dance your socks off for me and for every other single Mom in the world! We are rooting and praying for you!

  • Patricia

    Smart girl! Just like your mother!

    • Chris Greybeard

      Sure I can dance with a Gay, I can work with a Gay, unfortunately the “tolerance” ends when it comes to allowing them the same human rights as you……..Strange?

  • Nicole Vacca

    I completely agree, Bristol! Thank you for putting this in perspective!

  • Michelle

    Very well said, Bristol!!

    • Lynn

      Excellent indeed! Bristol, you are a very well spoken writer! and you said it perfectly! Nothing to add to it at all. Praying you do well and that God blesses you for being as kind as Jesus would be!

  • Lena Marie Fuller

    Bristol, I am so in awe of you…For such a young person, you are wise beyond your years…You show love, compassion and tolerance with humility, the president, older, more educated Obama is intolerant and divisive… You, precious young lady, were born for such a time as this…You are refreshing, with a quiet strength, that you wear so beautifully. In addition, and you look absolutely smashing on the dance floor. Blessings to you and ALL that pertains to you…<3 ~ Lena Marie

  • Britney

    What if they did an experiment and your dance partner was a lesbian?

    • Sam Adams

      What if they did an experiment and your dance partner…was a stupid blogger who has no rhythm and couldn’t dance if they tried!
      Serious study of dance involves complete focus on one’s instrument, their body, and who cares what gender one’s partner is.
      It’s just a dance.
      I’m gay, Bristol, and I’d dance with you any day.
      Shhh. Secret. There’s been serious dancing going on in gay clubs for years.
      It’s in our genes.
      Just ask Donna Summer.

  • Terri

    “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
    The non-christian cannot bring themselves to understand that we christians are about Love and compassion, not hate and anger. They cannot grasp that we can disagree with someones lifestyle but still love and care for them as a person.
    Bristol, you are a great inspiration to many!! Keep it up!! BTW- you have my vote for that mirror ball!

  • Tom

    Following your blog it seems like the democrats are evil people and republicans don’t do anything wrong. You tend to make everything political. And clearly from reading some of the entries it seems very well scripted.

    I am sorry but your mom goes on Fox News and says some pretty messed up things… Stop trying to pretend you have this perect little family who “treat’ everyone “equally” b/c that’s not what I see your mom do on TV.

    • ShelbyisaPatriot

      You’ve never watched Sarah Palin on Fox News a day in you life. You say she says “pretty messed up things” but provide no examples, no proof. Where does her blog say that “Democrats are evil and Republicans can do no wrong”? In fact, when do Democrats ever do any different? No family is perfect, and Bristol never claims hers is. If you do not like Bristol, than get off her blog and ignore her. You hateful liberals are the most intolerant people in this country.
      Thanks for play, btw.
      Now go watch Rachel Maddow and Chris “Tingles” Matthews, you Statist.

  • Bbmomof3

    Such a great article!

  • wamp

    Christians are so fucking stupid. Get out of your delusional, and embrace scientific facts.

    u mad your breed is dying hillbillies?