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May 8th, 2012
06:04 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" is live at 7am Eastern. Today, Soledad talks with panelists contributor Will Cain, political comedian John Fugelsang and political commentator Abby Huntsman. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

* Clinton on foiled al Qaeda plot: 'Terrorists keep trying'

* Santorum endorses Romney in e-mail to supporters

* Study predicts 42% of nation to be obese by 2030

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[UPDATED 8:34am ET] Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on safety of F-22 planes important piece of our arsenal, but we need to find out what this issue is so we can solve it and have our pilots safely defend our country.

[UPDATED 8:29am ET] Will Cain says if people aren't running for office, they tend to be more likable.

[UPDATED 8:04am ET] Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IL) says he's grateful for health and vigor, and wants to continue to serve his country.

[UPDATED 7:56am ET] Marcus Luttrell, former Navy SEAL & author "Service: A Navy Seal At War" was the lone survivor in the 2005 ambush in Afghanistan. He says he continues to serve for God and country – that's just the way it is.

[UPDATED 7:07am ET] Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says in many ways we're safer than we were on 9/11. But says terrorists are constantly adapting. This is a sophisticated, deadly organization with one goal in mind: Destroy the United States. Rep. King also says he

[UPDATED 7:05am ET] CNN contributor Fran Townsend says Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula uses putty-type explosive that is non-metallic that may have been involved in this plot.

[UPDATED 7:03am ET] Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says foiled terror plot appears to show a new level of sophistication by Al Qaeda, probably Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He can't share details but does say that the FBI is analyzing the device that was intended to be used in the plot.

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  1. Kim Neurenberg

    Nowhere in the bible does it ever condon homosexuality! It is condemned in both the old and new testaments alike. Leviticus, 1 Corinthians 6, and Romans 19 that I can think of just off the top of my head. The pastor sitting there saying that these kids will be gay the rest of their lives and cant be changed is a huge problem. It is dangerous to tell God what he can and cannot do. The Bible also says: But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matt 19:26. The whole story was completely irresponisible and it looked like it was a story to promote acceptance of the sin instead of the sinner. You really need to have a panelist that knows their bible when doing a story like this.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Cecilia Kaye

    I was shocked to hear one of your panelist during today's morning show when interviewing the gay man and pastor say that Jesus never spoke about marriage and homosexuality. Please be more careful and responsible when millions of people are listening to your show. It clearly states in the Bible, (Jesus is responding to a question from the Pharisees) Matthew 19:4,5.."Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.". I believe this passage is quoted in nearly all marriage vows. Please correct today's comment and be more responsible to your millions of viewers. Thank you.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Roelf L. Ruffner

    Regarding your interview this morning with the gay man and the pastor, I would like to comment that Jesus did speak on homosexuality and the sanctity of marriage in Matthew 19:4-7. God does not “join together” a same-sex marriage. Jude, the brother of Jesus, also referred to homosexuality in his epistle in verse 7. And, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ wrote extensively in his epistles about homosexuality.
    Please try not to be so one sided in your reporting on this issue. Please have guests and contributors who can be speak knowledgably and authoritatively on this subject.
    Thank you,
    Roelf L. Ruffner

    May 8, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply

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