It has been framed as a shocking event. The President supports gay marriage!! This is not a shock. This is the same president who repealed the military’s ban on openly gay service members. This is the same president who ordered his lap dog Attorney General to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act. (DOPA) How could anyone be surprised? We were served appetizers before the main course when Vice President Foot-in-his-Mouth came out with a statement affirming gay marriage earlier in the week. The following day, Secretary of Indoctrination Arne Duncan made bold statements supporting homosexuality.
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Informed Americans were not surprised at all when Obama finally evolved into a full-blown supporter of homosexuality. The real surprise is how far we have slid toward Gomorrah in so short a time. The evolution is now complete. It took 43 presidents to finally ‘evolve’ toward acceptance of homosexual marriage. All 43 previous presidents opposed gay marriage. Obama’s opinion that he is the only president to finally get this issue right matches his arrogant, messianic attitude.
A recent ABC opinion poll claims that 52% of Americans think gay marriage should be legal and 43% think not. Those numbers may be accurate if this poll was conducted in San Francisco. That poll was not conducted here in rural, southern Georgia, that’s for sure. The poll also proclaimed that 54% of Democrats support gay marriage (is that all?) and 39% of Republicans support it (are you kidding?) How do you justify these poll numbers with the fact that 31 states have already added amendments to their constitutions defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman? North Carolina most recently took steps to boldly protect the foundational institution of any civilization, marriage.
Some of my younger friends who lean toward the libertarian banner would defend Obama’s stance on gay marriage because they oppose the fact that government is too large and too intrusive in the lives of common citizens. Many are willing to march in step to the beat of this drum. But for those who are evangelical Christians, gay marriage isn’t just a political issue, it’s a moral issue. Those who claim to be genuine followers of Jesus Christ are more interested in taking a stance that reflects a Christian worldview rather than a political worldview. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) He has commanded purity of heart and mind. One of God’s commands is found in Leviticus 18:22: ‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”
Thousands of blogs and website articles have been written in an attempt to dilute the importance of this command. The common argument goes like this: If we are to submit to this law regarding homosexuality, what other frivolous laws are we to submit to? Are we to not “wear clothes made of more than one fabric?” (Leviticus 19:19) Are we to not shave or cut our hair? (Leviticus 19:27) Few seem to understand that the laws given to the ancient Israelites were categorized. Some laws were temporary and localized for the purpose of keeping God’s chosen people from intermingling and losing their identity with neighboring pagans. Other laws were universal and eternal. The purpose of universal laws was to promote righteousness and purity and prevent the type of behaviors (disobedience) that would sever relationship with God. “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
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