Obama makes it clear: He wants a secular, post-Christian, homosexual America (WORLD TRIBUNE) Jeffrey T. Kuhner 05/11/12)
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President Obama has made it official: He now supports same-sex
marriage. It is his latest onslaught on traditional America. Mr.
Obama has made history. He is our first commander in chief to openly
embrace legalizing homosexual and lesbian unions. He has crossed a
cultural watershed, paving the way for the eventual triumph of the
Rather than being a victory for “civil rights” or “marital equality,”
Mr. Obama’s decision puts America on the path to moral
disintegration. We are one step closer to becoming like secular, post-
For years, Mr. Obama claimed his position was “evolving.” Facing re-
election and under growing pressure from liberal interest groups,
especially the powerful homosexual lobby, he finally capitulated. His
decision was not based on principle, but cynical politics.
Mr. Obama needs the gay and lesbian vote to win in November.
Immediately upon his announcement Wednesday, Hollywood donors opened
their checkbooks. Millions were pumped into the Obama campaign
coffers; the liberal base has been energized, and the cultural left
is hailing Mr. Obama as the Martin Luther King of our time. The
president believes it is an electoral masterstroke.
Instead, he has made a big mistake. Same-sex marriage is opposed by
most Americans. On Tuesday, North Carolina became the 31st state to
vote for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one
man and one woman. The referendum was not even close: More than 60
percent of voters supported Amendment One. The liberal media, such as
the New York Times, consistently portray anti-gay-marriage advocates
This is nonsense. Most Americans are neither intolerant nor bigoted.
Rather, they understand that marriage is the basic institution of
society. For thousands of years in the West, it has had a privileged
Marriage solidifies the bonds between a man and a woman, laying the
foundation for raising children in stable families. It is the glue
that binds a functioning, viable social order. Marriage is the
natural unit that enables society to perpetuate itself from one
generation to the next. This is not hate; it’s common sense.
It is why, for example, the drive to ban same-sex marriage in North
Carolina was led by black pastors and churches. It also is why the
black and Hispanic vote was pivotal to passing California’s
Proposition 8, which also upholds traditional marriage. Blacks and
Hispanics — although key Democratic voting blocs — tend to be deeply
Christian and socially conservative.
Mr. Obama has put himself on a collision course with large segments
of his base. He has kissed away major swing states, such as North
Carolina and Virginia. He also is further alienating Middle America,
which still believes in pro-family values. In short, Mr. Obama is
committing political suicide.
Yet the same-sex-marriage issue is more important than simple
politics. It is about the future of America’s civilization. Within
hours of Amendment One’s victory, the pro-homosexual-marriage forces
announced they would sue to block North Carolina’s constitutional
ban. In other words, they repeated the Proposition 8 model:
Circumvent defeat at the ballot box by asking leftist judges to trump
the democratic will of the people.
This is judicial tyranny masquerading as civil rights — a naked
attempt by a minority to impose its neo-pagan immorality upon the
majority. The homosexual agenda is a manifestation of the
totalitarian impulse at the heart of liberalism: the desire by a
ruling cartel to impose a social revolution from above.
Every major religious faith — Christianity, Islam, Orthodox Judaism —
teaches that homosexuality is an abomination. Homosexual behavior,
especially sodomy, is unnatural and immoral. It is absurd, bordering
on social madness, to elevate gay and lesbian relationships to the
sanctified status of marriage — a form of moral anarchy characterized
by radical individualism, hedonism and sexual liberation. Same-sex
marriage is a symptom of cultural decay.
Our Judeo-Christian ancestors understood something that postmodern
liberals do not: The primary purpose of sexual activity is to
procreate — to have children — within the boundaries of marriage.
Romantic love, personal fulfillment, burning passion — all of these
things are nice, but secondary to the real purpose and mission of
Secular liberals are engaged in social engineering. They are
fostering the myth that women and men are the same and
interchangeable. According to Mr. Obama, a child needs two committed
and loving parents — regardless of their gender. This is fantasy. A
child needs a committed mother and father.
Women and men are profoundly different; they have distinct natures,
with unique biological, emotional and psychological characteristics.
It is the fusion of these two divergent genders that provides the
balance and harmony necessary for the healthy development of
children. Hence, same-sex “marriage” is an oxymoron. It is akin to
redefining gravity: an act of hubris destined to fail.
For decades, liberals — aided and abetted by the popular culture —
have been bringing homosexuality into the mainstream. It is slowly
being promoted in public schools and constantly being glamorized in
television shows and movies. The more the homosexual agenda is
spread, the more militant its advocates become. They no longer want
toleration. They seek full social acceptance.
Once marriage falls, only one institution will be left standing in
their way: traditional Christianity. The ultimate aim of the radical
left has been to destroy religion — especially Western Christendom.
Once a religion dies, so does the culture and civilization it
spawned. America is at a crossroads, enmeshed in a cultural war with
homosexual advocates like Mr. Obama who are determined to strike at
the very nexus of our civilization. (Copyright © 2012 East West
Services, Inc. 05/11/12)
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