You will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman.(Applause)--President Barak Obama, October 10, 2009
Al Mohler has recently offered his commentary that I feel is worth reading in light of the President's recent speech. James White offers his thoughts as well. My two cents go as follows:
Marriage was ordained by God, not by men. And because I believe God to be the Almighty judge and creator of this Universe, what He says goes. I simply know of no other way to say it. So whether you "like" His laws and stipulations is something that you have to take up with Him. But given the President's comment cited above, how can I "admire" what God has deemed sinful? Am I to go against my Creator because of what is politically correct in today's culture?
My problem is, on what basis can President Obama make such a declaration? What is his moral standard? Mine is the Bible. And regardless of how progressive morality is today, I cannot go along with it no matter how popular it becomes. This isn't about "hating" gays or denying them their rights as American citizens; this is about my moral views that are based on God's moral views. And who does my President think he is to tell us what we should or shouldn't admire?