It is written that God has used a donkey to deliver a message. Perhaps the most progressive liberal Democrat President in recent history has delivered a message we must not miss.
As I read the speech President Obama gave to the homosexual activists at Human Rights Campaign last Saturday, I was struck by one big thing he said.
He ticked off a list of things he has done lately for the homosexual activists, including using the military as a pawn to advance the homosexual agenda through the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," regardless of the consequence to our military readiness. We knew that.
We also knew that he has circumvented the Constitution in his disregard for the Defense of Marriage Act, which is law, by acting as though it does not exist simply because he and his supporters don't like it.
He said, "I vowed to keep up the fight against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act."
"And I'm going to continue to fight alongside you," the President told the homosexual activists.
But there was a moment of truth in his speech, one that every conservative, Republican, person of faith must hear.
A little more than half way through his speech the President, with passion, said, "Now, ultimately, these debates we're having are about more than just politics, they're about ... they're more than polls and the pundits, and who's up and who's down. This is a contest of values. That's what's at stake here. This is a fundamental debate about who we are as a nation."
A contest of values.
A debate about our identity.
What do we believe?
Who are we?
Following the 2008 election, Secretary of State Sam Reed wrote an op-ed column for the Seattle Times making the case that if Republicans want to be elected they cannot concern themselves with the "social" issues. He used himself and Rob McKenna as Republican examples.
More recently, some so-called moderate Republicans have called for presidential and congressional candidates to take a time out on social and moral issues.
Obama is right.
The great debate of our times is not political, it is moral and spiritual. It is indeed a contest of values.
It's about the identity of a nation.
The only solution for America in these perilous times is a moral one.
On June 21, 1776, John Adams said, "Statesman, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and morality alone, which can establish the Principle upon which freedom can securely stand."
Later, on October 21, 1798, he told the US military, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion...Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Yes, this is a contest of values. A debate about our identity.
God help us.
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