To follow up yesterday’s blog, here’s another news item from 2010 we want to offer some comment on.
A December 2010 news item on the Fox News website had this headline: “President Obama’s Changing Position on Gay Marriage.”
The report then stated the following:
On the same day President Obama signed legislation repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” the law that allowed gays to serve in the military without declaring their sexual preference, the president hinted he may be changing his mind about gay marriage in the United States.
“With respect to the issue of whether gays and lesbians should be able to get married, I’ve spoken about this recently … My feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this,” Obama said at a press conference at the White House Thursday, shortly before leaving Washington for his vacation in Hawaii.
“At this point, what I’ve said is that my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have and I think that’s the right thing to do. But, I recognize that from their perspective that’s not enough. And I think this is something we’re going to continue to debate and I personally am going to wrestle with going forward.”
You may read more on the Fox News website.
Well, I suggest that President Obama’s position has already “evolved.”
In May this year (as was done last year), he issued a Presidential Proclamation:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month . . .
And in October 2009, President Obama at a dinner stated:
My expectation is that when you look back on these years . . . you will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men and two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman.
Yes, I do believe his views have already evolved. It is sad his views are not built on the never-evolving, unchanging Word of God:
And He answered and said to them, “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.” (Matthew 19: 4–6)
Pray for our president that he will be convicted to build his beliefs on the absolute authority of the Word of God, and not the ever-evolving relative morality of fallible man.
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