First of all, surprise! Who saw this coming? Hopefully everyone… but judging by the nation’s reaction, that’s obviously not the case. Any thinking person would’ve already known that President Obama would support gay marriage, especially after his ruling on ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell‘. And as far as “flip-flopping” goes, why does that matter? I’m not the biggest Obama supporter and I don’t even know if he truly did “flip-flop”… but every human being makes mistakes in their life and admitting to the mistakes and changing your stance is a part of being a man and should never be condemned.
It is terribly asinine and narcissistic to try to tell somebody how to live their life. America is the “Land of the free and the home of the brave”, where everyone is given equal freedom… ahh, the beauty of a free society. Marriage in the United States of America is a legal matter, not a biblical one. The very first line of our Bill of Rights makes this very clear, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Just because certain religions, namely the Christian one, don’t happen to agree with the idea of marriage equality, doesn’t mean the government should follow suit. In fact, it would be unconstitutional for the government to follow suit. In order for gay/lesbian marriage to be illegal within the confines of the United States of America, reasons other than biblical ones need to be given. Not a single credible study has ever shown that children raised by same-sex couples are impacted in a negative way. I have known someone who was raised by two men, and he is a very respectable and successful individual who loves both his parents and is a great person to be around.
Romans 1:29-32 is the line often cited by the religious right in regards to the institution of marriage, but open up your handy-dandy bible again and read Romans 2:1, ”Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things”. Now I’m strafing from the topic, because regardless of what the bible (or any text) says for that matter, it has no bearing on actual United States law.
What is pathetic is that because President Obama made this statement, he may have sealed the outcome to his election. Which is ridiculous seeing how this is an argument that shouldn’t even exist. Logical people who strive for equal rights will support him without question, and illogical [theologians] who care more about President Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate than the state of our country, will start calling Obama a homosexual Muslim from Kenya who supports Communism.
The point is that theologians in this country need to get off their pseudo throne and stop trying to control the would be freedoms of many people in this nation. Live your own life, and do what makes you happy… stop meddling around in other people’s business, it doesn’t concern you, nor should it.
- Obama voices his support for gay marriage (kansas.com)
- Log Cabin Republicans underwhelmed by Obama’s support for gay marriage (abcnews.go.com)
- President Obama Voices his Support for Gay Marriage (kstp.com)
- Romney avoids comment on possible Obama ‘evolution’ on gay marriage (thehill.com)