President Obama Supports Same Sex Marriage

My blog on Tuesday, “Is Morality Evolving,” is already partially outdated. (If you haven’t seen it, read it first. http://thepreachersword.com/2012/05/08/is-morality-evolving/)

I stated what President Obama has repeatedly said over the past three years that his view of same-sex marriage is “evolving.” On Wednesday his evolution was fully completed. The President has “come out” and said that he now favors same-sex marriage. In a quickly called news conference the President said, “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

It is a sad day in the history of our country. Mr. Obama is the first sitting President to publicly endorse homosexual marriage. It is also a change from what candidate Obama said in the Saddleback Forum when Rick Warren interviewed Obama and John McCain.

WARREN: Define marriage.

OBAMA: I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.

Well, Mr. President, God is still “in the mix”! And His view on marriage has not evolved! It is still the same as when He ordained it in Eden. And the same as when Jesus responded to the Pharisees in Matthew 19:4-6.

“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh.”

Jim Daley, in Citizenslink, offered a thoughtful and challenging response to the President’s announcement. I believe it is “spot on.”

“President Obama’s announcement that he has changed his position and now personally supports same-sex marriage is disappointing. This is obviously a hot-button political issue on which there is much disagreement nationwide, and people of good faith will come to different conclusions. But the presidency comes with a bully pulpit that ought to be used with respect for the will of the people – and the will of the people on this issue is crystal clear.

“North Carolina on Tuesday became the 32nd state – out of 32 that have voted — to protect marriage by a vote of the people. Every time the issue of protecting traditional marriage (31 times via constitutional amendment) has been put before the people, it has passed — in ‘conservative’ states like Mississippi, Utah and the Dakotas; ‘liberal’ states like California and Hawaii; and those more ideologically up-for-grabs states like Florida, Michigan and Ohio.

“The role of government – from the White House to the State House to City Hall — is to do what is best for its people: all its people. I believe, as a Christian, God designed marriage as a holy union between husband and wife. Even if you don’t believe that, though, there are reams of social science data, and the experiences of generations of Americans, that the most stabilizing and enriching environment a child can grow up in is a home headed by his or her married mother and father. And since the health of any society depends on the health of those who comprise it, it is the responsibility of government to enact laws that offer the best chance for health to be passed from one generation to the next. Traditional marriage is that best chance of ensuring the well-being of children and creating a building block for a thriving society.”

As we reflect on the direction and future of our country, consider the sober warning of the Prophet Isaiah.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! (Isa 5:20-21)

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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10 responses to “President Obama Supports Same Sex Marriage

  1. Ken — one minor nit-pick: this “evolution” is not, in fact, “fully completed.” Obama had already flip-flopped on this issue in his career as a typical Illinois politician — at one point declaring himself against it due to “religious conviction.” If re-elected, and when politically expedient, the shift from “personal opinion” to public policy, and legal enshrinement by several potential Supreme Court appointees will continue apace.

  2. It is very sad to see a person give his sole away. But to give your sole up for power is beyond belief. The love and power of God is greater than all wordly things. I cannot and will not vote for a person who believes and follows they way of evil. Mr. Obama has proven that earthly ways are more important than Gods LAW.

  3. Ken Green

    In a sense this is not a big step. Our nation crossed the Rubicon some time back. It is now merely fording some minor streams toward total death and destruction. Which is not to say that the president’s announcement is insignificant. It is another step toward our demise rather than a turn back to soberness, decency and righteousness. I appreciate your post.

  4. Grant M.

    Hey Ken – Thanks for the inclusion of the Isaiah passage. It is particularly striking given these circumstances.

  5. Valerie Castleman

    Thanks, Ken, for advising me of this most despicable announcement! Since I do not watch television, I am not apprised of the latest updates. It is a truly sad and wicked time we live in. I don’t really know what to think about a ” Leader” of a great country, as ours, leading the way to a wide path, where many will follow, wherein destruction lays! Pray God will hear and honor the prayers of those who follow TRUTH!

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