The President Who Opposes the Right to Life Admits to ABC News He Opposes Marriage
This President's decision to give this interview to ABC news from the Whitehouse sends a signal
The main stream media is abuzz over the acknowledgement by President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC News that he no longer supports marriage as between one man and one woman. Homosexual Equivalency activists want us to hail the Presidents "evolution" as some sort of enlightened act when it is just plain wrong and dangerous for the Nation. Borrowing a page out of the playbook of the Anti-Right to Life movement they have persuaded the media to use loaded, Orwellian language on one more vital moral issue, marriage. I will not do so.
President Obama being interviewed
WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - The main stream media is abuzz over the acknowledgement by President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC News that he no longer supports marriage as between one man and one woman. The politically correct way of writing about his announcement would be to follow the verbal engineers in the Human Rights Campaign, the Nation's largest Public Interest Law Firm promoting what they call the "LGBT Agenda", and say the President supports "marriage equality". I will not do so. The President opposes marriage.
Homosexual Equivalency activists want us to hail the Presidents "evolution" as some sort of enlightened act when it is just plain wrong and dangerous for the Nation. Borrowing a page out of the playbook of the Anti-Right to Life movement they have persuaded the media to use loaded, Orwellian language on one more vital moral issue, marriage. I will not do so.
I was not surprised that President Obama told Robin Roberts of ABC news on Wednesday, "it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married." It has been his position for a long time. He followed the strategy he has used in the past to sound as though he "struggles" with such profoundly important moral and social decisions.Then, he comes down on the wrong side.
Remember his response to Pastor Rick Warren's question concerning his position on abortion when he ran for the office in 2008? Since his election he has championed its legal protection in all circumstances and now seeks to compel its funding with federal tax dollars, extracted unwillingly from those who oppose abortion as an intrinsic evil, the taking of innocent human life.
The use of his Vice President and popular Education Secretary earlier in the week to soften the ground for this big reveal - having them come out against marriage as between one man and one woman - was political strategy. He agrees with the homosexual equivalency movement that homosexual sexual practices are morally equivalent to the sexual expression of marital love between a man and a woman.
Now, along with them, he wants to use the power of his office to ensure that Federal and State governments decree that homosexual relationships are legally equivalent to marriage. He is not fond of popular votes such as the recent overwhelming vote of the people of North Carolina to defend Marriage. The President champions the revolutionary cause of building a society where the positive law of the Nation forces us all to call to be a marriage what can never be a marriage - or face the police power of the State for failure to do so.
The truth about marriage is not simply a "religious" construct. The Natural Law reveals - and the cross cultural history of civilization affirms - that marriage is between a man and a woman, open to children and intended for life. Marriage is the foundation for the family which is the privileged place for the formation of virtue and character in children, our future citizens. The family is the first society, first economy, first school, first civilizing and mediating institution and first government.
To defend marriage is NOT to discriminate against any person, including those who define themselves as homosexual or lesbian. To limit marriage to heterosexual couples is not discriminatory now, nor has it ever been. Homosexual couples cannot bring into existence what marriage intends by its very definition. To now "confer" the benefits that have been conferred in the past only to stable married couples and families to homosexual paramours is bad public policy and will seriously injure the common good.
Marriage between one man and one woman, intended for life and open to the bearing and rearing of children is the fundamental building block of society. The family is the first cell of society. It is a relationship defined by nature itself, revealed and affirmed by the natural law that binds all men and women. Civil institutions do not create marriage nor can they create a "right" to marry for those who are incapable of marriage.
The institutions of a just government are supposed to defend marriage against those who would undermine it - not redefine it out of existence. Government has long regulated marriage for the common good. For example, the ban on polygamy and age requirements were enforced in order to ensure that there was a mature decision at the basis of the Marriage contract.
In the interview with ABC News, as the President attempted to make his decision seem to be a thoughtful evolution, he spoke of his administration's decision to no longer enforce what he called the "Defense against Marriage" Act. The Federal Law his administration refuses to defend is called the "Defense of Marriage "Act. That slip of the tongue is instructive and revealing.
This President's decision to give ...
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