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Obama: 'Our journey is not complete' until we redefine marriage
Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON

Posted on 01/21/2013 4:03:07 PM PST by NYer

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama forcefully advanced the homosexual agenda in his second inaugural address this afternoon, saying redefining marriage must be enacted “by [God's] people here on earth."

“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” he said.

The 1969 Stonewall riots, in which homosexuals in drag pelted and attempted to immolate police for raiding a Mafia-run gay bar, are considered by many the genesis of the modern homosexual political movement.

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” the president said.

The president endorsed same-sex “marriage” in May, saying he was motivated in part by his Christian faith and his belief in the Golden Rule.

Although the president trumpeted his support for redefining marriage during the presidential campaign, he promised to leave the issue to be settled by the states. However, his decision to include gay 'marriage' in an inaugural address alongside issues such as green energy, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and robust entitlement programs, which he has pledged to actively champion, suggests it may be part of the president's legislative, or administrative, agenda.

The president wove homosexual activism into multiple aspects of the inaugural ceremonies.

A clergyman who supports the homosexual movement gave the benediction in place of a pastor who supports the traditional family. 

Luis León, the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church just across the street from the White House, has been described by MSNBC as a “pro-gay Episcopal priest.”

In his benediction, Leon said: “We pray for Your blessing, because without it, suspicion, despair, and fear of those different from us will be our rule of life." León said all people are created the same, “whether brown, black or white...gay or straight.”

Leon replaced Rev. Louie Giglio, who was pressured out of giving the benediction by homosexual activists who had discovered a sermon he delivered in the 1990s offering a “Christian response to homosexuality.”

In that sermon Giglio had said, “We must lovingly but firmly respond to the aggressive agenda of not all, but of many in the homosexual community.”

At another juncture in the inaugural festivities, poet Richard Blanco earned the distinction of becoming the first gay Hispanic poet ever to read a poem during an inauguration.

The president began his oration by quoting the Declaration of Independence's dictum that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time,” said the president.

In a statement Live Action founder Lila Rose encouraged the president to recognize the unalienable right to life of the unborn, and to work to defend it. 

“President Obama, as you are sworn in today, millions of Americans have already begun to mourn the over 55 million children killed by abortion since 1973,” Rose wrote on her Facebook page, referencing many regional pro-life events before this weekend's March for Life. “History will judge you – and everyone in public office – by what you chose to do and by what you did not do. Stop funding the biggest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, with over half a billion tax dollars a year. Stop advocating for abortion as a so-called 'right, a solution to the needs of women.”

“Like you saw the preciousness of the children tragically killed at Sandy Hook, see the preciousness of the child in the womb and help heal our broken nation,” she concluded.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohomosexualagenda; homosexual; homosexualagenda; marriage; religiousleft; samesexmarriage; ssm

1 posted on 01/21/2013 4:03:15 PM PST by NYer
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee; narses

Ping!


2 posted on 01/21/2013 4:04:03 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer
He is merely keeping his promise about "fundamental transformation."

We are only getting what Soros stole the elections for.

3 posted on 01/21/2013 4:04:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: NYer

Bring it.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 4:05:48 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: NYer
Obama: 'Our journey is not complete' until we redefine marriage

Then start with yours...

"Homo with a beard...fag with a wookiee."

"Till poppers do us part."


5 posted on 01/21/2013 4:06:34 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: NYer

Is this 0bama’s tribute to his transgender cross-dressing nanny? An F’ed up president’s past makes for an F’ed up country under him.


6 posted on 01/21/2013 4:06:55 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: NYer

Toil toil, soil soil, the work of an Anti Christ is never done!


7 posted on 01/21/2013 4:06:55 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NYer
More and more I'm beginning to believe his wife is really a man wearing make up.
8 posted on 01/21/2013 4:07:22 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: NYer

I don’t care what his definition is. I do know what God’s definition is, however.


9 posted on 01/21/2013 4:07:48 PM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: NYer

He must be pining for Larry Sinclair or Reggie Love....


10 posted on 01/21/2013 4:08:43 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: NYer

He can go to hell.


11 posted on 01/21/2013 4:08:47 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: NYer

well Ben, well Zero, marriage is what the people say it is.. if the majority of the people in a society says it’s between a man a woman only, then that is what it is.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 4:09:23 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: NYer

The Piskeys will be the new state church. And it appears they have found an Hispanic, “Fr.” Luis Leon, to be their figurehead.

Disgusting, but what’s to blame is the Catholic Church, which has done nothing to keep Hispanics as orthodox Christians and has been busy setting itself up as a social services agency that doesn’t even believe this tacky Catholic stuff. Especially in DC.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 4:10:22 PM PST by livius
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To: NYer

In the interest of “fairness” and “being a big tent” and 30 seconds of puff from Keith Olbermann, you gave your government to these people America.

Hard to feel sorry for you now....


14 posted on 01/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: NYer

In other words, marriage is now to become the province of the federal government, or they’ll know the reason why.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 4:14:28 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: NYer

This is the pattern of communists, homosexuals, and muslims. Use a culture or a nation’s own values against it. The Homsexuals claim that because people decline to officially recognize or sanction their mental disorders that we somehow don’t allow them access to their happiness. Communists claim that just because one child is hungry, which is inevitible, that we don’t care about children.

They lie. They claim that which never was. Do we really have to share a nation with these people?


16 posted on 01/21/2013 4:15:48 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: NYer

"Tolerance. That's all we're asking for. All we want is a little tolerance."

We made the mistake of giving it to them. Isn't it way past time we changed our minds?
If France and Russia have the courage to speak up and speak out, so do we.

Just say no to the homosexuals. No, they are not normal. No, they are not just like us.

17 posted on 01/21/2013 4:16:05 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Mastador1

The Constitution gives us freedom. Freedom to do wrong, evil, etc. The founders had it right:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” - John Adams

“Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.” - George Washington

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness — these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.” - George Washington

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Benjamin Franklin


18 posted on 01/21/2013 4:16:05 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

Marriage was defined long before there was an Obama!


19 posted on 01/21/2013 4:18:21 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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20 posted on 01/21/2013 4:23:50 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NYer
Obama is gay...and, as such, a pervert.

Here is where he is coming from...

The Secrets Gay Men Don’t Want Straight People to Know

This is why Moochie says Obama is stinky in the morning...it ain't just smoke.

Yes, it's disgusting...but we must know our enemy. And one front of the enemy is the Gay Liberation Army and its affiliates.

21 posted on 01/21/2013 4:23:57 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: concerned about politics
Really interesting, the homily this week was on marriage and the family. My parish priest who is very well read told us during him homily that regardless of what "The Prince" in Washington says he will never redefine marriage.

That line got a lot of laughs but I am not sure how many of them got the Machiavellian connection.

I've chatted with him about Obama, and he was dead serious.

22 posted on 01/21/2013 4:26:00 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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Thanks NYer.


23 posted on 01/21/2013 4:30:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: NYer
Obama and this Opiscopated "priest" can pray all they want, but The Almighty God will never hear them:

"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me" (Psalm 66:18).

What a phony.

24 posted on 01/21/2013 4:35:17 PM PST by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps 66:16)
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To: NYer

Yeah, we need to redefine it back to “a union between one man and one woman symbolizing the unity between Christ and the church, which is His bride.”


25 posted on 01/21/2013 4:38:11 PM PST by Jemian
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26 posted on 01/21/2013 4:39:20 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYer
...just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” he said.

Obama and his little alliterative flourishes.

27 posted on 01/21/2013 4:44:43 PM PST by Yardstick
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28 posted on 01/21/2013 4:47:18 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: BlessedBeGod

He likely will.


29 posted on 01/21/2013 4:58:38 PM PST by Girlene
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To: NYer

How does he propose to pay for ss and govt benies for this group of people. Insane, delusional and small is the mind that thinks this is about hospital visitation rights! The money is the true driving force.


30 posted on 01/21/2013 4:59:55 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Chuzzlewit

“....if the majority of the people in a society says it’s between a man a woman only....”

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Is that what they’re saying?

I understand that over 50% of the population define marriage between a male and a female but that the same people do not object if Joe and John want to get hitched before a justice of the peace.


31 posted on 01/21/2013 5:18:47 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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"God's people"? He's got leprsoy of the heart and mind. He is an abomination.

32 posted on 01/21/2013 5:21:09 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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"God's people"? He's got leprsoy of the heart and mind. He is an abomination.

33 posted on 01/21/2013 5:21:51 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Always speaking about being on some journey ...to something. But we’re not quite sure what it is.

Today I really felt that this man has got to be a homosexual ...he is just that fervent about this issue.

Sigh. Really miss the days of having a “manly” president. Was watching old inauguration speeches of Bush senior, Reagan, etc ... I was almost in tears.


34 posted on 01/21/2013 5:33:47 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: NYer

Still has his priorities mixed up, I see. Nevermind the economy/jobs ... let’s help the gays. o.O


35 posted on 01/21/2013 5:42:02 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: livius
Disgusting, but what’s to blame is the Catholic Church, which has done nothing to keep Hispanics as orthodox Christians and has been busy setting itself up as a social services agency that doesn’t even believe this tacky Catholic stuff. Especially in DC.

The Church doesn't control the media and a lot of those Hispanic voters don't really understand his anti-life/pro-gay views ... they just vote the way the media tells them they should vote.

36 posted on 01/21/2013 5:44:34 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NYer

as ohole is a communist, i understand why he says it this way.


37 posted on 01/21/2013 5:57:08 PM PST 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: Chuzzlewit

“...if the majority of the people in a society says it’s between a man a woman only, then that is what it is.”

The definition of marriage the state uses to recognize the institution is whatever judges, pols, or 51% of the voting public think it can be at any one time. That’s it, that’s all it will ever be in the modern era. It was always a danger that it woud depart from the actual definition. Indeed, some faiths will never accept remarriage after civil divorce, while the state has already done so for many, many years.

‘Now, since the family and human society at large spring from marriage, these men will on no account allow matrimony to be the subject of the jurisdiction of the Church. Nay, they endeavor to deprive it of all holiness, and so bring it within the contracted sphere of those rights which, having been instituted by man, are ruled and administered by the civil jurisprudence of the community. Wherefore it necessarily follows that they attribute all power over marriage to civil rulers, and allow none whatever to the Church; and, when the Church exercises any such power, they think that she acts either by favor of the civil authority or to its injury. Now is the time, they say, for the heads of the State to vindicate their rights unflinchingly, and to do their best to settle all that relates to marriage according as to them seems good.’

—Pope Leo XIII, 1880

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38 posted on 01/21/2013 6:15:14 PM PST by Ransomed
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39 posted on 01/21/2013 6:35:28 PM PST by narses
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40 posted on 01/21/2013 6:36:09 PM PST by narses
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Our journey is not complete' until we redefine marriage

And OURS just begins if you do.

41 posted on 01/21/2013 6:38:25 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: NYer

Obama can “redefine” all he wants to. I’ll read the written Word of God and take that for my final authority. Obama runs his mouth nonstop; but I have quit listening a long time ago.


42 posted on 01/21/2013 6:38:38 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: musicman

Even way back then, as a young man, he had an incredibly hard and arrogant look on his face. The mold was already cast.


43 posted on 01/21/2013 6:43:44 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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44 posted on 01/21/2013 8:32:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NYer

Elite liberals want to destroy marriage as it’s been known it since the dawn of time because they hate traditional Americans.

This is just one more way they can express their hatred...


45 posted on 01/22/2013 6:04:14 AM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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