Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Obama on Gay Marriage

I am constantly reading blogs and postings stating that there are other issues in the world besides homosexual marriage (HM). It has been labeled as overly decesive, bigoted, and homophobic to state that you oppose HM. If you even state you will not vote for someone because they support HM then you are looked at as archaic and not very well endowed intellectually. I have even heard Christians state that there are other things which should grab our attention and that this issues isn't really an issue. The irony though is that the breakdown of the family is at the root of any issue and marriage is the building blocks of civilization; period.

Barack Obama has stated before that he thinks homosexual practice is not immoral and the Bible is very clear about these type of men:

"Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter." Isaiah 5:20

That stated, the instant rebuttal for this would be that no matter who you vote for there are going to be issues which don't line up with the Christian faith. This is true but it is to easily used today. Obama states that he is a born again Christian and even if he wasn't a Presidential candidate he is deceived on this issue and the Bible is clear to go and tell a brother or sister who supports sin of their fault.

Barack has up to this point been against HM but it seems that when he's in front of an audience in San Fransisco, his political philosophy changes to "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". Barack stated the following:

And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states,”

California is going to vote in November on wither or not to make marriage defined as one man and one woman and this is what Obama is rebutting in his letter. The funny thing is that Obama said this to Larry King about two years ago: "I am somebody who has not embraced gay marriage," he said. "I've said that it's not something that I think the society is necessarily ready for. And it strikes me that in a lot of ways for a lot of people it may intrude in how they understand marriage."

Unlike many of my fellow Christians, I do not concede the fact that "marriage" really isn't that important and we need to get onto other issues besides this divisive one. If a man who is running for President is calling sin, not sin, then that is a legitimate issue for a Christian when considering his/her choices for President. When we concede the marriage issue we should realize that those who are trying to change marriage into something it's not are not letting up with their endeavors. While Christians sleep in the light, the very thing which we all claim to want for everyone, a godly family, is being torn and ripped right from our fingertips. I think it's time to wake up!


Charlotte said...

This is totally off topic, but that Jesus statue of Obama is creepy.

Shannon said...

There is a difference between Christian families surviving and thriving. It seems even the defensive stance is breaking down these days. Yet, we aren't called to be merely defensive, we are called to be the salt and light...both of which are not merely passive. We are hiding our light in hopes we will never offend. (It should be truth that offends, not the messenger.)

Why is 'standing for something' equated with 'ignorance' these days? Does that seem odd? Isn't it just as hypocritical to say we are being divisive...when that very statement is divisive against Christians?

I recently read a comment by a national news anchor (not from FoxNews either) that said in his experience, it is ONLY the conservative right who are willing to dialogue. The liberal lefties are closed minded and unwilling to even dialogue...they usually say they won't dialogue with closed-minded people.

Um...isn't that the definition of closed-mindedness and divisive rhetoric??

I'm not a right or left wing anything, I simply seek truth according to the standard of all mankind...

And believe it or not, I can do this while loving those who don't agree with me.

"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." Matthew 7:13-14