Friday, March 1, 2013

Obama "Evolves" Again

Gary L. Bauer
American Values

Barack Obama's evolving position on same-sex "marriage" has taken yet another turn. In 2008, during a debate at Saddleback Church, Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman." But many years before, in 1996, Obama said that he supported the radical idea of men "marrying" other men.

Last year, he changed again and came out in support of same-sex "marriage," telling ABC News, "I've been going through an evolution on this issue." But he added:

"I have to tell you that part of my hesitation on this has also been I didn't want to nationalize the issue. …And what you're seeing is, I think, states working through this issue … all across the country. Different communities are arriving at different conclusions, at different times. And I think that's a healthy process and a healthy debate. And I continue to believe that this is an issue that is gonna be worked out at the local level, because historically, this has not been a federal issue."

So, while he supported same-sex "marriage," he was willing to let the states decide the issue for themselves.

Evidently in the past seven months since he made that statement, Obama has evolved yet again. Last night the White House filed a brief demanding the Supreme Court strike down Proposition 8 -- California's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

The militant homosexual rights movement is cheering today. As one activist put it, "If the court accepts the reasoning that the White House has put forward every state’s anti-gay-marriage amendment will fall quickly. Make no mistake about it, the brief is a very bold endorsement of [same-sex marriage]." Evidently, Mr. Obama now wants to federalize the issue and force same-sex "marriage" on every state in the union.

March For Marriage

On March 26th the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case seeking to overturn Proposition 8. It is infuriating that we have arrived at this juncture.

Since judicial activists first tried to redefine marriage in the 1990s, the voters of 31 states have approved constitutional amendments preserving the definition of normal marriage.

But just as it did with abortion, when the left used the Supreme Court to impose its morality on the people, it is once again hoping that the high court will invalidate the will of millions of Americans in states all across the country.

You and I may not have a vote in the Supreme Court, but we can still make our voice heard!

Join me in our nation's capital on Tuesday, March 26th for the March for Marriage. I am proud to co-sponsor the March for Marriage along with the National Organization for Marriage and other pro-family organizations. Please share this report with like-minded friends, family members and fellow worshippers, and encourage them to attend. Visit for handouts, talking points and more information.

I look forward to seeing you there!