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Obama: Teachings Of Jesus Christ Helped Change My Mind on Gay Marriage
weeklystandard.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 05/09/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In 1996, Barack Obama supported gay marriage. In 2004, while running for Senate in Illinois, Obama was against it, he said, because of his religious faith. But in his big interview today, President Obama cited the teachings of Jesus Christ as a reason for his decision to support gay marriage:

Roberts asked the president if First Lady Michelle Obama was involved in this decision. Obama said she was, and he talked specifically about his own faith in responding.

“This is something that, you know, we’ve talked about over the years and she, you know, [the First Lady] feels the same way, she feels the same way that I do. And that is that, in the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people and, you know, I, you know, we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; obamagaymarriage; obamainvokesjesus

1 posted on 05/09/2012 4:44:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama and Romney are both like Mexican jumping beans.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 4:47:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In other news, Hitler is revealed to have been baptized as a Christian. And now, a word from our sponsor...


3 posted on 05/09/2012 4:47:39 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Excusing sin is not a kindness.

I'd like him to show me where in the Bible a practicing homosexual is in Christs ministry. He won't find any.

4 posted on 05/09/2012 4:48:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Words fail.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a pantload this clown is.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The man has no Bible knowledge.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Uh, Mr. President-

“Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’” And he said, “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”


8 posted on 05/09/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by mikrofon (Barack Eunuch Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
FUBO
9 posted on 05/09/2012 4:56:43 PM PDT by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUBO.

When Jesus said “Love one another.”,it was not an invitation to sodomy.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 4:58:18 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let us see. With apology to The Good Lord I have set forth some modified scripture from the Book of John:
3] And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a MAN taken in THE ACT OF SODOMY; and when they had set HIM in the midst,
[4] They say unto him, Master, this MAN was taken in SODOMY, in the very act of INSERTING HIS MALE MEMBER IN THE RECTUM OF ANOTHER MALE.
[5] Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should die. but what sayest thou?
.......”


11 posted on 05/09/2012 4:58:51 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Throw another log on the fire in obamas apartment in Hell.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jesus didn’t go to the Cross to justify perversion.He died so that they could repent, be forgiven, and have the promise of eternal life. Hey BHO, show me in Scripture where homosexuality is condoned. IT ISN”T! Stop using Jesus as a prop to support your twisted ideology.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 5:03:18 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Christ's teachings on sodomite "marriage":

"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13)

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8)

14 posted on 05/09/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by nonsporting
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15 posted on 05/09/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Jesus said,”Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” Jesus knelt, and began to write in the dust. One by one, they dropped their stones and fled. Looking up, Jesus said, “Where are your accusers? Now, go and SIN NO MORE, LEST SOMETHING WORSE COME UPON YOU! Jesus didn’t excuse her sin. He exposed the hypocrisy of the mob and gave the adulterous woman an admonition to repent and stop committing adultery!


16 posted on 05/09/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows that he shall also reap” Galatians 6:7


17 posted on 05/09/2012 5:14:22 PM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." -G.W)
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To: mikrofon

Indeed. Maobama’s lying. He was always for the state redefining marriage into a “gender-neutral” institution and just lied so far to con church going minority voters.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 5:17:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.

There is a very crude joke in their regarding homosexual sex and the President wanting to be treated some way...

19 posted on 05/09/2012 5:23:12 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama the “Christian” says his “faith” is why he’s for gay marriage, against self defense, for government taking more of the money you earn and just giving it to who they think deserves it more, for killing unwamted infants born alive, and griping against those people who cling to their guns and bibles.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 5:29:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama clearly misunderstood the command to “turn the other cheek.”


21 posted on 05/09/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Freestate316

hate to say this but this part of the Bible is not in all the older manuscripts. I wouldn’t use it for any debate.

However, the only thing that is righteous about the chairman in chief coming out of the closet in regards to supporting this abomination is that he is finally telling the truth. Not flip-flopping or turning around or repenting, just finally telling the truth.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 5:39:44 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

True


23 posted on 05/09/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Nachum

He did not read the KJV I read then. A man shell leave his parents and cleave to a woman..wife, and they shall be one. Those who practice obscene sex acts will be damned. You may love a man as a brother but not as a ‘wife’ or ‘husband’.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 5:50:45 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m confused. With his statement that ‘Americans are fighting on MY behalf’
shouldn’t this quote...
‘Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf’
.. instead have also been ‘MY behalf’ ?


25 posted on 05/09/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is great ammunition to use against the Christians who support him. I think I’ll try it this weekend.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As if that lying atheist gives a rat’s hindquarters about the teachings of Christ.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He claims a false Christ according to 2 Corinthians 11:1-15


28 posted on 05/09/2012 6:24:35 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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To: huldah1776

I know. It was later added onto the end of John 7. I was merely responding to someone who was using it to make a point.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 6:26:08 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

In the passage you cite, Jesus condemns the Pharisees for their hypocrisy in wanting to carry out the law of Moses against a caught sinner, while they themselves do the same things and get away with it because of their position of power. Jesus does not sanction adultery. He confirms it to be sin. But he also shows his own power, as the Almighty, to grant forgiveness to any repentant sinner. Any adulterer may be forgiven, if they cease from their adultery. Any homosexual may be forgiven, if they cease from their homosexual practices. So if you want to use this passage to somehow justify acceptance of homosexuality on a par with ordinary heterosexual relationships in marriage, you have not succeeded. Sorry. If that was not your point, and I have misunderstood you, please accept my apologies in advance.


30 posted on 05/09/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: huldah1776

It’s in the Byzantine, and that’s good enough for me. Much of the focus on the physical age of Biblical manuscripts is misleading. The oldest manuscripts were also like the least used by the active church. No, I am not a crypto-King James Onlyist. But I do think the Byzantine tradition (majority text) is grossly underrated, primarily due to the blind acceptance of various presumptions of the theologically liberal German school.


31 posted on 05/09/2012 6:46:15 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
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32 posted on 05/09/2012 6:57:49 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why is this muslim ,third worlder, black liberation graduate, MB backing, caliphate building, Black Panther supporting fool, ill bred, western despising , treasonous, current reigning western saboteur or ghazi doing still occupying our White House?

Is America totally hell bent on self destruction, unemployment and chaos? This SOB should have been railed long ago!


33 posted on 05/09/2012 7:17:17 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Truly a new low, even for this bacterium.


34 posted on 05/09/2012 7:29:17 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: himno hero

NEVER FORGET THIS.

The national democrat party and their media brought us and completly backed:

A muslim, third worlder, black liberation graduate, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD backing, MUSLIM caliphate building and aiding, Black Panther supporting, ill bred, AMERICA hating treasonous black hearted, no soul human vermin.

Americans are not hell bent on self destruction, just the dimrat party and their media. The rest of us are sick and tired of all this foolishness and are ready for this jackwagon to head back to kenya where he belongs.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: nonsporting

Christ had nothing to do with Leviticus. That was brother Moses. Jesus probably lived by them, but he did not write it.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 7:30:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Texas resident

I sincerely hope there are enough to do the job thoroughly, the American way, and not just us few....


37 posted on 05/09/2012 7:33:27 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Vermont Lt
Christ had nothing to do with Leviticus. That was brother Moses. Jesus probably lived by them, but he did not write it.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: " (2 Timothy 3:16)

Moses penned it, but God spake all these words. Jesus Christ is God (John 1:1) He authored it.

38 posted on 05/09/2012 7:53:57 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Freestate316
Jesus said,”Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."

You should read Leviticus, Deuteronomy and see if that might inform your opinion. See also Deut 19:15-20 on accountability for false witnesses. The accuserers are to be those who cast the first stone.

Jesus wasn't excusing sin. He was following the righteous execution of the law which he spake to Moses. Where was the adulterer? Where were the truthful accusers?

For Christians who commit crimes in this life their flesh will pay in this life, but they have already been forgiven. Should we sin that grace may abound? May it never be. (See Romans 6)

39 posted on 05/09/2012 8:35:52 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Springfield Reformer

I’ve always wanted to read the books they left out. Just like we read other theologians works or George Washington’s letters, as another viewpoint, not necessarily prophetic. But it is something I’ll do when I am done reading the Bible. Which I read over and over! LOL


40 posted on 05/09/2012 8:50:00 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh please....give me a f-ing break!


41 posted on 05/09/2012 10:22:37 PM PDT by jackieh
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To: Nachum

1 Timothy 8:But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9: realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10: and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, 11: according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.


42 posted on 05/10/2012 5:52:56 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

**spit take jpg** Was just about to take a sip of coffee when I read this headline......YEAH RIGHT 0bammy, sure.


43 posted on 05/10/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Vermont Lt
Christ had nothing to do with Leviticus. That was brother Moses. Jesus probably lived by them, but he did not write it.

Jesus sais to the pharisees," Before Abraham was born, I AM." Oh He was there alright, He's always here. John 8:58

44 posted on 05/10/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Springfield Reformer

It was not my intent to glorify sodomite marriages, but to speculate on the Good Lords actions towards abnormal lust. Adultery is at least a normal failing.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 5:14:27 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nonsporting

I thought that the person I was responding to was saying that Jesus was excusing her sin, and using that instance as a reasoning for excusing homosexuality. I understand that he wasn’t. He exposed the hypocrisy of her accusers, they fled, and then He was obligated under the law to let her go, but acknowledged her sin and admonished her to repent. Jesus didn’t come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. Thank you for caring enough to respond in such a well thought out and gentle manner.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 5:55:24 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama ought to get out his Koran and do a little research.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/026-homosexuality.htm

What does the
Religion of Peace
Teach About...

Homosexuality

Summary Answer:
Islamic law teaches that homosexuality is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death. Beneath the surface, however, there are implied references to homosexual behavior in paradise, and it has been a part of historical Arab and Muslim culture.


47 posted on 05/11/2012 7:22:23 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is what appears to be an Islamic website - what it says about homosexuality:

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/10050

Why don’t we hear about Islam being biggoted since thier teachings are similar to the Christian teachings on this subject?


48 posted on 05/11/2012 7:38:11 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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