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Friday, April 03, 2009

Does Obama Believe Some People Are More Equal Than Others

Pam's House Blend has the White House Response to the Iowa Supreme Court Ruling allowing for gay marriage:

"The President respects the decision of the Iowa Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of marriage. Although President Obama supports civil unions rather than same-sex marriage, he believes that committed gay and lesbian couples should receive protection under the law."

Pam comments:

So, let's should be left to the states so that as gay couples travel across state lines, they are married, not married, civil unioned, domestic partnered...yeah that sounds like equal protection under the law. Oh wait -- the press release didn't use the word EQUAL, did it?

Can the President elaborate on this position with reasoning that excludes anything related to "God is in the mix"? The Iowa Supreme Court brilliantly torched using religion as an excuse to discriminate, so our Constitutional scholar president needs to come up with a better sham excuse. And as massaged as you know that short paragraph was, the omission of the word equal was purposeful.

I've never thought there was much difference between Barack Obama and John McCain on this issue.

There's some analysis of the court ruling here at Pam's House Blend. Dale Carpenter has his take here.


Anonymous said...

Logical reasons for opposing same sex marriage:
1) thousands of years of traditional, male-female marriage, across numerous cultures and religions.

2) The public health catastrophe among homosexual men.

3) Numerous studies showing the importance to children of a father and a mother.

** But today let's look at biblical reasons for opposing gay marriages.

* These Scriptures may be meaningless to unbelievers.

* But these are the biblical reasons that should drive us who hold to the Word of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

(1) God defines homosexual offenders as among "the WICKED."

* Ephesians 5:11, KJV And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

* The Christian's duty is to reprove, not to ignore, that which God calls wicked.

We are grateful to Jim Feeney for writing about the pros and cons of same sex marriage. He makes great arguments against same sex marriage.
Read more from the author of this article: Biblical Arguments Against Gay Marriage

lloydletta said...

Anon, the court decision refuted all your "reasons". I'd suggest you go read the ruling.