|Sen. Portman and his son|
Mr. Jackson continues his commentary: "What makes me uncomfortable about Portman’s about face is the implication that in order to love his son, he must turn his back on 'my faith tradition that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman.' How does his son being homosexual change what the Bible has to say on this issue? Portman stated that his values were based on his Christianity — which is based on the Bible. Since the Bible didn’t change, does that mean Portman no longer believes in the Bible? If his daughter told him that she was pregnant and wanted to have an abortion, would he also change his view on that issue in order to show his daughter that he loves her? One can love a family member and yet be totally in disagreement with his or her lifestyle choices. I can appreciate Portman being in an uncomfortable situation. But why Portman feels the need to renounce his Christianity to accommodate his son is beyond my comprehension."