Skip to comments.Rev. Owens: "No One, Including Barack Obama, Has a Moral or Civil Right to Redefine Marriage"
Posted on 09/07/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT by scottjewell
Rev. Bill Owens in The Blaze:
"...to use the civil rights as a cover for such a cause is a hijacking of the movement, and we who were a part of that movement reject it. We who marched with Rev. King did not march one inch or one mile to promote same-sex marriage, and the NAACP has abandoned its historical responsibility to protect the civil rights movement.
In the same way, by embracing gay marriage, President Obama, our beloved son, has begun to lead the country down an immoral path.
As black pastors who must always adhere to the teachings of the Bible and our own consciences, we cannot approve of same-sex marriage and its normalcy in law or society, nor lead our congregations down that path.
Those in the gay community are rightly to be protected from violence and harassment, and to be able to vote, to hold jobs and enjoy the general rights of citizens. But no one, including Barack Obama, has a moral or civil right to redefine marriage."
“But no one, including Barack Obama, has a moral or civil right to redefine marriage.”
Would such a person be an egotistical degenerate?
Uh, "reverend," where in the &*#%@ have you been the last 3 years?!
Before that. In 2007 Alan Keyes was strident and clear in outlining Obama’s prior disgusting actions and inactions in the Illinois BAIPA struggles. Obama was to the LEFT of PP and NARAL.
“Those in the gay community are rightly to be protected from violence and harassment, and to be able to vote, to hold jobs and enjoy the general rights of citizens. But no one, including Barack Obama, has a moral or civil right to redefine marriage.”
Scott: This parallels my thoughts on the role of government, which I have stated on FR more than once:
In a free society, the rights of all citizens, including legitimate minority represenations, should be protected and defended at all times, by all levels of government, but NOT always at the expense of the larger public good or public interest.
If there is violence against gays, government should take appropriate action to end it. Public officials should NOT march in lewd and vulgar gay parades. This is the larger public good I mentioned. Such parades or displays of open gayness, offend the majority of people and government should not be a part of offending our citizens.
Beautifully stated, NYCGOPMAN: Your ideology is sound and solid and moreover precisely what is badly needed; but alas, not heeded or even grasped these days by the Democratic party purview - which unfortunately for us all is focused on a divisive and splintering identity politics.