There are political discussions about Obama’s preference for gay marriage all over the place. Many of the more liberal and ignorant among us proclaim that both the president’s and American’s attitude toward gay marriage has been evolving from what it was 10 or 20 years ago.
About this cover: After Time magazine went with a cover shot of a young blonde mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old boy, Ms Brown is said to have taken it in stride, saying 'let the games begin!'
The article accompanying the cover was written by the news magazine's regular blogger, Andrew Sullivan, who is an openly gay self-titled conservative political pundit.
First, let’s understand Obama’s history of multiple flip flops on this issue. Before his candidacy for president in 2007, he said he was for gay marriage. During his 2007 presidential campaign he claimed he was opposed to gay marriage but still thinking about it. Now he is saying he is personally for gay marriage, but wants to leave it up to the states to decide. There is a better than even chance he has been for gay marriage all along, but for political reasons before the 2008 presidential election, he was not completely honest about. OMG!
Now, either because of loose canon Biden, or more likely, because of his political strategy, Obama let loose with his amoral bombshell. A reasonable scenario is that Biden was part of Obama’s play on this issue. In Obama’s mock “forced” outing, he garners the vote of the amoral left with his statement that he, personally, supports gay marriage. In the next breath he seeks the support of the more moderate “states rights” advocates saying it is an issue he prefers to leave for the states.
Since gay marriage is something Obama personally believes in, and at the same time we have NO evidence that Obama really support states rights on any issue, we can bet that he will direct his Justice Department to bear down on individuals, institutions, and states who are opposed to gay marriage.
There is a very real prospect of another multi-millennia-old moral standard being shattered by the actions of our federal government. First the legalizing of the killing of pre-born infants, next the elimination of prayer in public schools; then a prohibition of the ten commandments in public places; next attempts to force religious institutions to pay for abortions; and now the real likelihood that the federal government will force acceptance of gay marriage as a civil right.
A civil right? Like race equality and gender equality? No, no, no! There is no equivalence between the rights of individuals because of race or gender and the rights of individuals because of their chosen life-style and perverted gender identification. No race or gender has been considered an immoral condition in either Judeo-Christian tradition or our current culture. The same cannot be said about the practice of homosexuality. The practice of homosexuality has, from the beginning of history, been considered an immoral behavior. Race and gender are conditions. Homosexuality is a behavior. There is no basis for legal protections of historically immoral behaviors any more than there should be legal protections for murder, child molestation, rape, and incest.
Liberals/progressives/leftists believe demanding universal legal rights for gay marriage is “evolving” our culture. The rest of us believe such irrational and immoral mandate is devolving our culture into an anything goes animalistic maelstrom.