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President Obama Orders Justice Department to No Longer Defend Marriage Comments

Fifteen years ago Congress overwhelmingly passed the Defense of Marriage Act. It was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. On February 23, 2011, President Barack Obama unilaterally ordered the US Justice Department to stop defending marriage. The Attorney General sent a five-page letter simply announcing the President's decision to the Congress. Government has long regulated marriage for the common good and the President's ... Continue Reading

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  1. Andy Holland
    4 years ago

    Dear Jim, according to St Paul: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." If you truly love someone you want those persons to go to heaven, not the other place.

  2. Andy Holland
    4 years ago

    We should pity them and pray for them - they really don't know what they are doing. The last time a "civilization" went this root Nero was Emperor. Eventually disease, demographic collapse, and the disgust of adversaries will begin to takes its toll, and a once great nation will be reduced to rubble. Poor deluded baby killers and perverts - what do we expect?

  3. Tim
    4 years ago

    Gosh, I don't even know where to begin on the historical (not to mention hysterical) inaccuracies in this article. Marriage has not "always" been one man-one woman. In pre-modern Europe, same sex marriage existed in large numbers and over time, notably in France and England. Furthermore, outside of Europe and America, one man-many women marriages were very common and increased with wealth. In fact, many African countries still permit this practice. Additionally, one woman-many men marriages, while very, very rare, have been recorded for the occassional ruling class woman. Marriage has not been static. For most of history, women did not own property (even as widows) and actually were the property. This site seems to have a very romanticized notion of marriage as a loving institution whereby women consented to loving husbands and formed a union of equals in which they reared lovely children. Nothing is further from the truth of actual marriage history. I suggest education for this author. Same sex marriage is a no-brainer and a human right. Unless, of course, you want marriage to become completely obsolete.

  4. Daniel
    4 years ago

    Jamie, now is it o.k. for you and others to discriminate against us who don't agree with homosexuality? Did you know that homosexuality is defined by sexual intercourse? Because you know, homosexuality cannot be defined by children. It cannot be defined by marriage. A homosexual becomes a homosexual when they choose to engage in perverted sexual intercourse. On the other hand, heterosexuality is defined by God. Yes, God does exist.

    As for Jim, don't apologize to us. You should be on your knees apologizing to the just and merciful Lord that created you. We are not here to cater to what is evil and who is evil. You are on the borderline of both, sir. What homosexuals do behind closed doors (and in public, often) is disgusting and it serves nothing in their "relationship". Further, they take that disgusting act and attitude out with them into the world to do just what they are doing, destroying the fabric of civilization; marriage and family. You should be ashamed of yourself to have such little faith in the Church God created and the religious, laity and others entrusted to support and defend it against folks like you working to destroy it. As for your commentary of the "author", the author is Deacon Keith Fournier, and you are in no position to question his authority.

    As for the others posting, please keep up the good fight against folks like Jamie, Jim and others. Obviously we are to love our neighbors, and I ask you for your prayers to help me to pray more for them. May God bless you and our homosexual brothers and sisters (and their supporters).

  5. Uche Onwuka
    4 years ago

    Please, Let us pray for Obama that God may replace his ignorance with Wisdom and sound knowledge.He has derailed and has continued to do so. The Natural law is irreplaceble.To oppose this Truth is to embrace illusion.May God save his government.

  6. Liz
    4 years ago

    Jim says: ." If the Catholic faith is to prosper in the 21st century and not become an anachronism it must evolve and be sensitive to a more culturally sophisticated generation of critical thinking young people who can and should be suspicious of arrogant, dogmatic, and self righteous proclamations that are actually rather silly and trivial. " what utter nonsense ... change to suit whom? Truth is constant. Look what is happening to the Episcopal Church since they have become so "enlightened" - they are falling apart! God does not change His mind.

  7. henry navarro ongchua
    4 years ago

    I remember reading somewhere that America will suffer a "terrible punishment". Is this the beginning of that "terrible punishment"?

  8. Alfred
    4 years ago

    First of all, if marriage is to be regulated by the government, it must be open to all, regardless of their beliefs.
    Secondly, this in no way infringes on the right of Christians to take part in the sacrament of marriage; or lead to a decline in our society. To the contrary, these are God's children just like you and I, we are more closely following Christ when we expand the rights that we have to others.
    Finally, as a faithful Catholic I am required to stand-up for the rights of others, even if their beliefs differ from my own. Gays and lesbians are being denied tangible privileges afforded to married couples such as medical benefits and care decisions, and rights before the court. I am very proud of the President for changing his stance on a basic human rights issue. It was the Christian thing to do.

  9. Christian
    4 years ago

    Wholesale destruction of our society and nation is at hand. Sodom and Gomorrah will be repeated once again. Will there be any faith left when He returns? How does one respond to the selfish perverted lunacy that has been unleashed on the world through the homosexual agenda? As Catholics we must pray and continue to preach the gospel of life without compromise. In so doing we must at the same time prepare for the persecution that will necessarily come with such a stand. Perverted evil will not give up its grip on humanity so easily. We stand for the truth that Christ reveals in His Church, Sacred Tradition and Scripture. He call us to repentance from slavery to sinful behavior. He does not call us to enshrine these behaviors in law as if that would give them some sort of credence and acceptability. He is not fooled, nor is He mocked. We will reap exactly what we sow. Now is the time to turn from our evil ways and seek the mercy, healing, and forgiveness that is freely being given to us. Later will be too late.

  10. peachtree
    4 years ago

    No surprise. We gleefully hopped into the sled with the highly waxed runners when we started contracepting and sterilizing ourselves. "Ahhhh, freedom for me and my genitals!" Then we yelled for the biggest kid in the neighborhood to give us a good push down the hill when we legalized abortion. "Ahhh, no consequences for me and my over-active genitals!" Now, we've let the big kid give us the running push needed to slide as fast as possible with no way of stopping this crazy ride down the steepest, slipperiest-slope we could find. The ignorant among us in this sled are shouting, "Whoopee, good for me and my genitals again!" while the rest of us who know exactly where this sled-ride will end are wondering why we allowed ourselves to get into this situation in the first place. Hindsight is 20/20, and we're not going to walk away from this ride without serious, serious injuries.

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