Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Marriage: ordained and created by...Obama?

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?


Anonymous said...

Presumably you are simply not interpreting your Bible correctly. President Obama is an enlightened Christian who finds no obstacles where you do. Likewise, there are countless Moslems who have a completely faulty understanding of the Koran which contemporary secular liberalism will endeavor to rectify.

Mike Felker said...

Obama is part of the United Church of Christ which is about as liberal as you can get. If you can exegete Romans 1 and come to the conclusion that homosexual behavior is ok with God, then i'll consider conceding. But I have a very hard time believing that Obama has spent the time exegeting Scripture. If so, then i'd love to hear his case. So far, i've yet to hear anyone come close to defending "biblical homosexuality" through sound exegesis.

This is why the vast, vast majority of "Christian" homosexual advocates have abandoned biblical inerrancy.

Samantha Mae said...

I could stand behind his statement, had he not used the word "admirable."

I find it actually odd that he did use the word .... because on many occasions, I have heard him speak out against gay marriage. Though he does believe in civil unions for gay couples, the word "marriage" itself, he seems to be against due to his religious beliefs.

In an interview with the Chicago Daily Tribune, Obama said, "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman." (side note: sounds to me like he too finds obstacles there. =)

My best guess would be, since he's pretty much bombing in approval ratings right now... he is trying to get any support at all from special interest groups, to help keep him afloat. Even if that sadly does mean sweeping his own morality under the carpet.

Marcus McElhaney said...

Mike, you are right. There is no getting around Romans 1 or Leviticus. There are no textual variations that even approach trying to disprove that the translations we have of those scriptures are truly what the original readings are! The mere suggestion that Obama has a more correct interpretation of the Bible is more than laughable. No wonder the comment was posted anonymously. We don't know who to laugh at.