UPDATE: Bob Newhart CANCELED Headlining Anti-LGBT Group's Annual Summit With Rick Santorum, Bill Donohue

  • metta

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    Dec 13, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    UPDATE


    Bob Newhart Cancels Gig At Anti-Gay Catholic Conference


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/bob-newhart-cancels-gig-at-anti-gay-catholic-conference-what-did-he-say/politics/2013/12/19/80512


    You can thank him here:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Newhart/147547279204




    BOB NEWHART HEADLINING ANTI-LGBT GROUP'S ANNUAL SUMMIT WITH RICK SANTORUM, BILL DONOHUE

    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/12/bob-newhart-headlining-anti-lgbt-groups-annual-summit-with-rick-santorum-bill-donohue.html
  • metta

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    Dec 13, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    Sign the petition to ask Bob Newhart:

    Don't perform for an anti-gay extremist group

    http://act.faithfulamerica.org/sign/newhart
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 14, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    Signed the petition.
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    He's not exactly current is he? I'm sure he'll go down well there.
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    Ohhhh Robbbb.....I mean Bob...way to go out...icon_confused.gif
    My mother always loathed him...;-)
  • GWriter

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    Dec 14, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Bye, Bob.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 14, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Signed. God he's old but he was old even when he was young. I find it hard to believe that he wasn't surrounded by gay guys in show business all his life. How could he not feel any loyalty to them? Guess he's a Republican. Incapable of caring for anyone but immediate family.
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    And who, may I ask is this Bob Newhart? He looks like the crypt keeper. Are they related?
  • rnch

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    Dec 14, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    I'm disappointed in the Bobster; I always envisioned him as being a more intelligent & classy man than this.





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  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 14, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    rnch saidI'm disappointed in the Bobster; I always envisioned him as being a more intelligent & classy man than this.





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    He is a classy, intelligent person but he also impresses me as a rather naive person.
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    I ain't signing this shit. Does anyone seriously think for one second that he doesn't know he's endorsing our enemy?

    Here's the douchebag now, using out gay actor Jim Parsons and his likely liberal audience to snag himself his one and only Emmy win.



    Fuck Bob Newhart.
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    rnch saidI'm disappointed in the Bobster; I always envisioned him as being a more intelligent & classy man than this.





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    The geezer is probably just putting food on his plate.
  • rnch

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    Dec 14, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    rnch said
    JimiB saidAnd who, may I ask is this Bob Newhart? He looks like the crypt keeper. Are they related?



    Check out his sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show" from the early/mid 1970's.

    His wit, obvious intelligence, sense of timing & dry, deadpan delivery, as well as his "give & take" with his stage wife "Emily" (The beautiful Suzanne Plachette) was impeccable. The writing and direction for the entire show's run was witty, borderline bitchy (for the time period, anyway) and deftly done. The ensemble cast supported and complimented each other.

    Truly one of the "class acts" of ethe time period.

    And them Compare and Contrast it with the crapppppp on network shows today.........
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    Dec 14, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    So he's putting food on his plate. You can't hate a man for doing that.
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    Dec 14, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    JimiB saidSo he's putting food on his plate. You can't hate a man for doing that.


    Look at all the bisexuals who have always hid their other side, or who did until retirement, or until it was safe to do other wise, just to put food on the table.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 14, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    Oh bullshit. He isn't poor. And if he needed cash, there are dozens of venues that would hire him that don't involve hate campaigns.
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    Dec 14, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    JimiB saidSo he's putting food on his plate. You can't hate a man for doing that.


    Look at all the bisexuals who have always hid their other side, or who did until retirement, or until it was safe to do other wise, just to put food on the table.


    Except there is a big difference between, on the one hand, hiding one's sexuality because of widespread bigotry and, on the other hand, performing at a bigots' AGM.
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:40 AM GMT
    They seem to be just another Catholic group. What is so bad about that? Here is their Mission page from their website:




    Preface

    In the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Church and His Vicar on earth, Legatus is an international organization of practicing Catholic laymen and laywomen, comprised of CEOs, Presidents, Managing Partners and Business Owners, with their spouses, from the business community and professional enterprises.

    Mission

    To study, live and spread the Catholic faith in our business, professional and personal lives.

    Threefold Purpose

    Study

    Ongoing education is at the heart of Legatus. Our member’s thirst for knowledge is matched with the most profound and convincing body of religious knowledge in the history of human thought – our Catholic Faith.

    Live

    Translating the teachings of Christ and His Church into practical applications helps our members become eminently pragmatic about their faith.

    Spread

    Our members, who are “ambassadors for Christ,” don’t typically wear their faith on their shirtsleeves. They spread the faith through good works, good ideas, and high ethical standards.


    http://www.legatus.org/mission
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:43 AM GMT
    Had no idea Bob Newhart was still alive.
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    Dec 15, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    xrichx saidHad no idea Bob Newhart was still alive.


    His opening gag will probably be something along those lines.

    I think he should be encouraged to attend, on the proviso he comes out with some good Jesus gags.

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    Dec 15, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    DrewPecs saidThey seem to be just another Catholic group. What is so bad about that? Here is their Mission...


    http://www.legatusmagazine.org/dealing-with-same-sex-attraction/
    ...For parents, their child’s SSA is a means by which God invites them to total abandonment to Divine Providence...God wants you to be more concerned with your growth in sanctity than he wants you to be concerned with your child’s growth in sanctity...

    ...pain caused by a child’s choices becomes the very means by which a parent can love him with a Christ-like love and ultimately help bring him back to his Father’s house....


    http://www.legatusmagazine.org/freedom-fighter/
    Archbishop Lori also led the fight to defeat Maryland’s same-sex “marriage” ballot measure. However, it failed on Nov. 6, losing by a narrow margin (52-48%). “We will continue to witness to the values of marriage … the union of one man and one woman

    http://www.legatusmagazine.org/whats-the-harm-anyway/
    Still, the proponents of homosexual “marriage” persist. “If marriage is such a beneficial institution, we should expand it to cover gays and lesbian couples as well,” they argue. Yet what they demand is not a mere expansion, but a fundamental transformation of the institution. No longer would marriage be defined by its primary historical purpose, fostering procreation and rearing of children in a stable familial relationship.

    http://www.legatusmagazine.org/why-marriage-matters/
    Should we permit the government to redefine marriage? Some politicians and judges are moving in that direction, but Catholic leaders are asking the faithful to speak up for the truth about marriage.

    http://www.legatusmagazine.org/tag/marriage/
    Maggie Gallagher says

    Mission understood.
    Mission not accepted.
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    Dec 15, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    I LIKE BOB AND HIS VIEWS!
  • Matthew

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    Dec 15, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    I simply have lost all respect for Bob Newhart. It saddens me as I was a fan and respected his work. I appreciate you pointing this out.
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    Dec 15, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    CDAVIS saidI LIKE BOB AND HIS VIEWS!

    I didn't know Newhart had any views. What are those views, please?
  • rnch

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    Dec 15, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    xrichx saidHad no idea Bob Newhart was still alive.


    His opening gag will probably be something along those lines.

    I think he should be encouraged to attend, on the proviso he comes out with some good Jesus gags.

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    Am I the only one here who finds this offensive?