The President of the United States has come out and declared that marriage should be redefined. He now officially advocates for so-called homosexual "marriage."
And the resounding defeat of those who would seek to redefine marriage in North Carolina has provided some lessons for all of us who stand for marriage, and seek to defend it. Even against the President.
A few observations:
1. North Carolina is not Washington State. However, there is an inherent sense about marriage among most people, even left wing progressives such as Gov. Gregoire and other state legislators who admitted they were personally conflicted when it came to supporting the redefinition of marriage. President Obama has told the world his view on marriage has been "evolving." Until today.
Most people know in their heart that redefining marriage is not "equality," it is not natural, nor is it morally right. And those who practice homosexual behavior were not "born that way."
2. Money is not the final word on the marriage issue. In North Carolina, those who seek to redefine marriage raised twice as much as those who defended marriage. The defenders of marriage raised and spent about $1.1 million. The homosexual group raised and spent about $2.2 million.
3. Celebrity power is not the final word on the marriage issue. President Obama has been giving the same "nod and wink" to the homosexual community as he gave to Russia when he whispered into a live mic, "Cut me some slack--give me some space, wait until after the election." The homosexual activists have known the little secret and the press has been giving the President a pass while he was "evolving." Everyone in North Carolina knew where the President stood on the homosexual agenda when they voted Tuesday.
However, this morning President Obama has come out and is telling ABC's Robin Roberts, in an interview taped yesterday afternoon, he has fully evolved and now supports so-called homosexual "marriage".
Vice President Biden made his position very clear last Sunday on NBC, two days before the North Carolina election, and former President Bill Clinton sent out thousands of robo calls asking people in North Carolina to reject the marriage amendment. The people said "No" to all of them and their attempt to redefine marriage. And "Yes" to marriage.
The President's newly discovered "truth" in publicly supporting homosexual "marriage" will not change many minds. Everyone already knew where he stood. It will be a moment to celebrate for homosexual activists in that he is the first sitting President of the United States, in our history, to publicly support the redefinition of marriage.
Hopefully it will be a moment to reflect on the reality of our times and the need for action, by conservative people of faith.
4. The New York Times did their best to put a smiley face on the major set back, but the best they could do was to quote the homosexual campaign director saying, "We know we pushed the needle forward. This is just a skirmish, a battle in the war that we will win. We gave it everything we had." When President Obama's remarks became known, the press quickly replaced reporting on the defeat in NC in favor of applauding the courage of the President.
But did the needle move? Probably not.
5. Tamie Fitzgerald, who led the "Vote FOR Marriage NC," said, "The whole point is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design based on the demands of a group of adults."
Which leads to this:
6. The marriage issue can only be won on the basis of biblical morality and nature. The NC effort was successful because it was based on the Truth that the concept of marriage was instituted by God at Creation and the institution of marriage predates all other civil institutions, organized government and world religions. Anything other than one man and one woman is not marriage. Nor can it be.
There are those, some in the referendum leadership in Washington State, who tend to prefer to make a secular case for defending marriage and avoid using a biblical position, probably because of the ridicule from the likes of Dan Savage, the press and others.
I want to personally be on record. NOM and the sponsor of R-74 have said they will need to raise several millions of dollars---up to $6 million, for the public campaign, after R-74 is on the ballot. I'm not sure why so much in that NOM invested $425,000 in North Carolina. I am certain, however, if the campaign is run to be "cool" and not necessarily biblically based, it will lose. Money alone cannot win this issue. Secular arguments alone cannot win this issue. Celebrities alone cannot win this issue.
If people are not biblically based in their morality, whether practicing Christian or not, progressive relativism will lead them to vote for so-called "equality" and "fairness" to prove to themselves and others they are not bigoted.
The argument for a secular case goes something like this: "Washington is a very liberal state."
And it is, particularly in the population center of the Puget Sound.
"We can't simply quote Bible verses and win the marriage contest. We have to make a more secular case for marriage," they say, "about family, the value of biological parents, etc." That's important, but not the most important to winning a vote of the public.
I believe the only chance we have to win against the formidable homosexual lobby and the very biased, complicit press in Washington State, is to make a case for biblically based, time proven morality. A biblical marriage model that every successful civil government and every major world religion has affirmed for more than 5000 years, but did not create. And cannot redefine.
Biblical marriage---one man and one woman, is the only model that can sustain the human race.
Thank you for your continued efforts in signature gathering for both R-74 and I-1192. And your support of Faith and Freedom.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.