Well, most people do recognize many different relationships, as Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council says: There are a lot of relationships — between parents and children, between siblings, between close friends and neighbors, between members of a high school football team — that are "real and admirable," but that are never referred to as "marriage." And they certainly don’t cry out for special treatment.
Pledging that he would (personally?) end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy, Obama more forcefully stated:
I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country. I believe strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away and passing laws that extend equal rights to gay couples. I’ve required all agencies in the federal government to extend as many federal benefits as possible to LGBT families as the current law allows. And I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act. And we must all stand together against divisive and deceptive efforts to feed people’s lingering fears for political and ideological gain.
How easily he dismisses Christian morals and values, substituting his own standards instead.
Obama addressed the pro-homosexual crowd with this critique: "Some may wish to define you solely by your sexual orientation or gender identity.”
But it is the homosexuals who define themselves by their sexual activities; it is they who insist upon calling attention to themselves publicly and loudly by championing their lifestyles; it is they who seek creation of a special class that wants extra-special treatment and recognition.
Disregarding this country’s overwhelming support for DOMA, this president will go even further, forcing employers to subsidize homosexual relationships by law, creating a specially protected class for distribution of specific benefits. And since there are no laws that “take rights away” from homosexuals — he certainly didn’t and couldn’t specify any — he will see to it that this special class of people will be extended more rights than heterosexuals. Talk about “divisive and deceptive efforts"!
Feeding people’s “lingering fears for political and ideological gain,” by silencing any opposition is his game. Protecting the Constitution and its Christian heritage is out the door. Upholding traditional morals and values is passé. On with the new Cultural Revolution!
The new director of relativism is warning that "[I]f any of my nominees are attacked not for what they believe but for who they are, I will not waver in my support." We assume Obama is referring to his school safety czar Kevin Jennings. But so far, the criticism directed at Jennings has been for his statements, not his personal behavior, so the threat is disingenuous.
Societies reap many benefits from marriage, therefore marriage — and family, something the homosexuals cannot sustain on their own — serves the common good and deserves protection. Marriage is a universally accepted and recognized institution that is the foundation for any — crossing all cultures and over millennia — civil society, human progress, and general flourishing of humanity.
By granting a higher status to those with disordered appetites, or animalistic appetites, or any perversity outside of the Natural Law — where would it end? — one would destroy a civilized society in short order, creating havoc and an immoral cesspool.
"[D]o not doubt the direction we are heading and the destination we will reach,” were the arrogant and challenging words of the president.
We have no doubt the direction he wishes to plunge all Americans.
That’s why we intend to stand firm in our convictions, according to the Natural Law our Creator has given us.