Friday, January 16, 2009

Seattle PI: "Gay Band Will March to the Beat of Obama's Drum"

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Claudia Rowe, at the Seattle PI, says the sight of 177 gay and lesbian musicians playing, "Ode to Joy" as they march up Pennsylvania Ave. during Barack Obama's presidential inauguration next week marks the first time ever an openly gay band has participated in the actual parade and it is more than a mere gesture.
Four Seattle musicians will be part of the band.
While Rowe seems overwhelmed with excitement over the future relationship gays will have with the new President, she is both malicious and dishonest in her comments about Pastor Rick Warren.
Rowe describes Warren, who will give the invocation at the inauguration, as someone who preaches "vociferously" against gay marriage.
Does she know what that means? If so, does she care?
Vociferous, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, means 1. loud, noisy, or vehement in making one's feelings known; clamorous 2. characterized by clamor or vehement outcry--unrestrained shouting.
And this article is supposed to be a news article? This is an example of why the PI is upside down.
I am not Rick Warren's defender, but I can tell you that if anything, people are often concerned about Warren's laid back approach to important cultural issues, not his being vociferous. Clearly the writer of this article is blinded by her own agenda, not any desire to deliver accurate news.
Warren, along with millions of biblical Christians, simply believe the Bible teaches that homosexual relations are wrong and are sin. He, along with millions of others, are not attacking gays but merely standing against their campaign to re-engineer society, marriage and the family.
Ms. Rowe characterizes the gay community as highly energized as they anticipate their new roll in the Obama administration.
Local gay musicians, who will be officially participating in the inaugural parade, are quoted as saying, this is an important milestone, this is the first time they have felt inspired by a politician and proud of a President.
Rowe's celebratory article says Gene Robinson, the gay Episcopal Bishop who was in Seattle earlier this week and is now, after much complaining, also giving an invocation at the inauguration, as an indication of a brighter-than-ever future for their interests in an Obama administration.
Homosexual activists are predicting that the, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' military policy will be gone under Obama and there will be a civil rights act specifically for homosexuals and possibly gay marriage at the federal level.
One Seattle homosexual activist is quoted as saying, he feels he is about to, "Celebrate a new era in American government."
Indeed he may be. If Obama keeps his promise to them, as President he will eliminate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), expand homosexual adoption and participate in expanding gay rights until they are equivalent with traditional marriage, thus destroying the unique distinctive of traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
Indeed this may well be a new era in American government.
In fact it could be that not only will the gays" be marching to Obama's drum beat," but he may be marching to theirs, as well.
This is a time to be vigilant. And active.

Focus on the Family released this news item late yesterday afternoon. I recommend you read it. "Obama Supported Gay Marriage Before He Opposed It."
Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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