Much of the press spent yesterday talking about the Prince of Progressivism and his sincere, brave, politically courageous, open minded, evolutionary path to enlightenment---and the realization that homosexuals should be able to marry just like those other people.
The problem with all that is, it wasn't an "evolution," it was more of a calculated deception.
Bruce Thorton wrote a piece that points out the hypocrisy of the drama.
He writes that in 1996, Barack Obama, while running for the Illinois state senate, told a Chicago newspaper, "I favor legalizing same-sex marriage."
In 2008, a few days before the election, he said, "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage."
Earlier that election year he told Pastor Rick Warren that marriage is a "union between a man and a woman," adding that it is a "sacred union" with "God in the mix."
That is hardly an "evolution." He was for it in 1996, against it in 2008, and for it in 2012.
Even MSNBC, one of his most ardent cheerleaders, smiled and moved past the "evolution" part and wrote on their "First Read Blog" that it was political calculus that made the decision.
They wrote, "Obama's shift not only speaks to a broad swath of the electorate, which has exhibited increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage in opinion polls, but also gay and lesbian voters who compose a core part of the Obama base, and have been major fund raisers for his re-election."
This whole exercise of so-called "evolution" is really a homily from the Prince of Progressivism on how to manipulate the public for political gain.
This should not surprise people of faith and conservatives, but hopefully it will re-affirm the nature of our moral crises in America.
Thorton, in his article, gives a thoughtful overview of why we should not be surprised given where this man is actually coming from.
"But consideration of the world from which Obama emerged points us to what he really thinks. It beggars belief to think someone who has spent his whole adult life in the progressive purlieus of academe and community activism, where gay marriage, like abortion, is a sacrament, could sincerely be opposed to it. Like taxing the greedy rich, America’s foreign policy sins, endemic white racism, redistributionist economics, global warming, the evils of carbon-based energy, deficit spending, conservative misogynism, and all the other scriptures in the progressive psalter, the rightness and justness of gay marriage are revealed truths that require obedience, not justification."
"Indeed, gay marriage is particularly expressive of the progressive gospel, for this issue concentrates all that sect’s fundamentalist doctrines. First, it exemplifies the progressive idea that the traditional wisdom and beliefs of the masses are benighted remnants of their ignorant, superstitious past from which we should be evolving. The collective wisdom of the human race developed over centuries is automatically suspect and to be rejected as irrational justifications for oppression, exclusion, and the defense of unfair privilege. Progressive moderns, supposedly armed with advances in knowledge discovered by the “human sciences,” are better able to arrange society and human relations so that they reflect the reality hidden to our religion-addled ancestors, and thus can ensure justice and equality. So the belief based on faith, tradition, and natural law that marriage is an institution joining a man and woman is to be rejected, and society to be reshaped according to the truths possessed by enlightened progressives."
There's more. I recommend you read the entire article.
An ancient Truth speaks to us on this issue, teaching that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.