Friday, May 11, 2012

Obama Drama: Deception, Not Evolution

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.

He writes:
"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.

13 comments:

  1. Who is obama? Does this describe him?....."A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble ((1)characterized by ready or rapid speech; glib, fluent (2) turning easily on an axis; rotating, twisting) claims to skill or knowledge; quack or fraud", that is the definition of a "CHARLATAN" and lastly, the "shills" are the media.

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  2. It's inevitable that things will change as we learn and understand more about the world around us. Flat earth, anyone? We're still learning. Plate tectonics was considered a crazy theory as late as the 60's.

    As a kid, I was actually taught that blacks just didn't have the intellectual capabilities of whites and that's why sports was their best option for success. Only the smallest of minds still believes this. We've evolved.

    Medical professionals considered homosexuality a mental disease until very recently.

    Yes, we are evolving as we learn. And that's good.

    Contrary to your teaching, it's the societies that do evolve who prosper.

    If history is the best predictor of future behavior, organized religion will eventually evolve on this as well, just as it has on racial equality, women's rights, and a host of other issues. This will become just one more item you ignore as you pick and choose what to believe from the Bible.

    In the meantime, enjoy cloaking your bigotry in righteousness. It makes you feel ok about yourself and will provide your children with an excuse to justify your discrimination.

    Mark in Tigard

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    1. Mark Greek, Roman and other cultures all promoted homosexual and bi sexual relationships. To think you are somehow more evolved because of your embracing homsexual sexuality is the oldest form of self righteousness. Been around long before Christianity came on the scene . Been around when sleavery was considered a normal institution. Thankfully we have Christians such as Wilburforce in England.

      Hoped you learn something .

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    2. 4:43pm

      I am not promoting homosexuality. There's nothing to promote, either you are or you're not. I don't celebrate it, it just is. However, I am opposed to discrimination.

      I'm not sure what you are trying to teach with your post. I'm well aware that homosexuality has existed from the beginning (in most species, in fact).

      I am not more evolved because I accept that people are born with different sexual orientations. I am more evolved because I understand that.

      Mark in Tigard

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    3. Do a search for "Jan van Lohuizen gay marriage".

      This is a leading Republican pollster and he's warning the GOP that they'd better change their tune on gay marriage or they will risk marginalizing themselves into oblivion. So what'll it be, oblivion or evolution? I've predicted evolution.


      Mark in Tigard

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    4. I couldn't give a hoot what Jan whatshisname says, God's Word doesn't change to appease false teachers or prophets or those with itching ears who want affirmation for ignoring His clearly set
      boundaries for human behavior. God laughes at such folly.

      Its the same lies Satan used at the beginning,
      "Did God really say" and "You will surely not die". We've been trying to determine good from evil ever since, situational ethics has sown nothing but misery and death for mankind, this is what pride reaps. Believe it when God says He is not mocked.

      Craig in Lacey

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    5. Mark the embracing of homosexuality is what some cultures have done and some have not done . Your quite selective in who you discriminate against and who you do not . Homosexuals are just a tip of who beli9eves they should be allowed to marry and can not .

      You say you are either a homosexual or not . I have known and know perople who for what ever reasons were living homosexual lifestyles and are not now . They are happier and healthier also .
      You are either a murderer or not . You are either a liar or not . We did not change the Gospel to say Christ was hung before two men forced to takes things that did not belong to them because they born that way , Christ Died between two thieves . Because someone is born with a sexual appettite that craves more then one partner and he or she need different partners gives you no righteous or better then thou reasoning to subject legal laws that help them live with how they are born either . You support not being discriminatory ? Your kidding , read your own posts . Rligious bigotry sounds like something you may consider . That and pride because you think you make sense ? yes the social ills such as slavery that came from pagan and past cultures was embraced by those who used the Bible to justicy it . Just as not there are those who choose and pick scriptures that support gay marriages . People will defend the unjustifyable and always attempt to use their selected idealogies to do so. Defending slavery to your defence of schanging the defintion of marriage to make kids be just an after thought in the arrangement . shame shame .

      Marriage was not for single parents , it was not meant for well meaning people , it was an institution ordainied and established By God according to t words Christ . In countries where atheism is the state religion the same institution is kept . Its common sense and utilizes the way we were made . It allows children to receive the diversity of a male and female , homosexuality allows no such consideration or even gives it importance in their marriage .

      Kids were born needing a mom and dad . You seem to be quite selective in who you care about that are born in a certain way . Kids are or they are not .


      In regards if the GOP promotes gay marriage , big deal , they promote corporate welfare too . I was speaking to what is best for kids and all of us .

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  3. "When Barack Obama flip-flops, it's called 'evolving.' When Mitt Romney evolves, it's called 'flip-flopping.

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  4. "Mark the embracing of homosexuality is what some cultures have done and some have not done"

    And your point is?

    "Your (sic) quite selective in who you discriminate against and who you do not"

    Really? Who have I discriminated against? The standard charges are polygamists (although I have no problem with that just as the bible doesn't). Close relatives are out for genetic reasons. Family pets can't sign contracts. What have I missed?

    "I have known and know perople (sic) who for what ever reasons were living homosexual lifestyles and are not now . They are happier and healthier also."

    I've never met anyone who could change their orientation. I've met people who pretended. What's unhealthy about gay marriage? Promiscuity can be unhealthy regardless of orientation. That's one of the benefits of marriage and why it will ultimately be the GOP's conservative solution for the 'gay issue'.

    "Marriage was not for single parents "

    I nominate this for quote of the year!

    You have some very bizarre perceptions of what being gay means. Being gay doesn't mean being "born with a sexual appettite (sic) that craves more then one partner". I'm hetero and that would have described me for much of my 20's.

    Cheers,

    Mark in Tigard

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  5. You're right Mark, gay means choosing to have a sexual appetite for those of the same gender. The Bible strictly forbids it.

    The Bible is clear on the purpose and circumstances of sexual intimacy. There is no misunderstanding, "For this reason a man shall leave his mother and father and be joined to his wife". Not wives, not husband, not his sheep.

    The story of Solomon is a perfect example why polygamy is forbidden. In spite of all the wisdom and understanding that God gave him, he disobeyed on this one thing, and his wives turned his heart away from God. It happened every time someone did it.

    I think God knew what he was doing, he created woman for man. "bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh". It is the natural order of things.

    Craig In Lacey

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  6. "choosing to have a sexual appetite for those of the same gender"

    I love it. That's the 2nd best quote of the year.

    ap·pe·tite/ˈapiˌtīt/
    Noun:

    A natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, esp. for food.
    A strong desire or liking for something.

    You can try as you might to present sexual orientation as a choice, but it's so patently obvious that it's based on natural desires that you can't keep your message straight.

    If you desire the same sex, you're gay. If you don't, you're hetero. The only choice is what you do about it.

    Mark in Tigard

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  7. No Mark, you have a natural desire for sex. Whether you choose hetero, homo, incest or bestiality, its still a choice. My message is perfectly straight and in keeping with biblical teaching.

    If homosexuality is a born trait, so is incest, so is bestiality. Why do we prosecute such people? They can't help it, they were born that way.

    See, this is what happens when people try to decide right and wrong. Remember Eve? She bit on the same lie, so did Adam, now look where we are.

    The only choice is to obey God or not.

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    1. Seriously, you believe the desire is for sex, period, regardless of who it's with? That's sick.

      I have no desire at all to have sex with other men. In fact, I don't think that I could even if I tried. It would be the reverse of arousal for me, if you know what I mean.

      This would make me naturally hetero, no choice involved. I just am. That is the natural part that you inadvertently admitted exists for gays.

      I don't know if bestiality is a born trait. It might be. But it is illegal because the animal would have no choice and we protect them. I find it odd that you can't see the difference between a willing legal partner and a victim of forced penetration.

      Regarding, incest, I'll refer you to genetic biology one more time. Your just gonna have to trust the scientists on this one that it's not good genetically.


      Mark in Tigard

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