Following the annoucement that President Obama now supports gay marriage (since he was for it
before he was against it
and is now for it
) reaction was completely predictable ranging from the openly gay chairman of the Los Angeles Democratic Party, Eric Bauman, saying "This is not just a victory for the LGBT community; it's a historic day for all Americans," to former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, calling on supporters to "make sure Congress and our state legislatures are stacked with conservatives who don't want our President and the federal government defining marriage for us."
Quite frankly, though I agree with the Biblical view on homosexuality
, I don't care if gay marriage is legal or not.
I have repeatedly argued with conservatives that seeking a government means to enforce traditional values is no different than what liberals do to indoctrinate minds towards their out of the mainstream views. When it comes to marriage, it's an issue that should belong to the church and to individuals as a whole. Seeking government bans is just a big waste of time, and gives a wedge issue to polarizing politicians such as Obama to rile up the base.
There's a significant number of gays and lesbians who are opposed to higher taxation, the growth of government and the socialist-like, anti-business policies of the Obama administration. However, the GOP's manic focus on gay marriage (which I mean come on - how many Lesbian couples groomed by LL Bean are actually staging nuptials?) is out of whack when we consider the far more serious and defining issues facing America today.
Christians in particular would do far better to follow Christ's example of love of those who are sinners, bring gays and lesbians into the fold, love them, support them and let God handle the rest.
Doing otherwise, plays right into the other side's hands.
In the meantime, we've got a country to save.
Labels: barack obama, Gay Marriage