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Obama endorses gay ‘marriage’: says support based on Jesus, Golden Rule
Life Site News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:04:55 AM PDT by IbJensen

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has flip-flopped on gay “marriage” for the second time, endorsing same-sex marriage in an interview today, in which he said his decision was motivated in part by his Christian faith and his belief in the Golden Rule.

“I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC News reporter Robin Roberts in an interview to air this evening.

He added that his wife, Michelle, agreed with him. “We’ve talked about it over the years and she, you know, she feels the same way,” he said.

“We are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others,” Obama stated, “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.”

He explained his foot-dragging reticence to support full same-sex “marriage” by saying he “was sensitive to the fact that, for a lot of people, the word marriage was something that evokes very powerful traditions – religious beliefs and so forth.”

However, Obama had previously implied the Bible supports homosexual unions. “I believe in civil unions that allow a same-sex couple to visit each other in a hospital or transfer property to each other,” he said in 2008. “If people find that controversial, then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans.”

The president told the media his newly articulated position represents his private views, and that he believes each state should make its own decisions about marriage. However, he has publicly opposed state initiatives to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman in North Carolina and Minnesota. His remarks come one day after North Carolina amended its constitution to affirm marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Fox News anchor Sheppard Smith greeted the president’s statement by saying, “President Obama, now in the 21st century.”

In the ABC interview, Obama highlighted his service to the LGBT political agenda, including “rolling back Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” “no longer defending the Defense Against Marriage Act,” and supporting civil unions. However, he said his personal relationships with homosexuals convinced him he had to go further.

“Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples,” he added.

In today’s statement, Obama appeared to flip-flop on the issue of marriage for a second time. In 1996, while running for Illinois state senate against Alice Palmer, Barack Obama filled out a questionnaire from the homosexual activist group IMPACT stating, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” His aides later disavowed it.

As a U.S. Senate candidate in 2004, running against Alan Keyes, Obama said, “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” He maintained that position in the 2008 presidential race.

Yet Obama had signaled his views on same-sex “marriage” would “evolve” since September 2010.

His most recent announcement followed closely on the heels of Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorsing same-sex “marriage.”

Fox News Channel reports that according to numerous Democratic sources, the timing of today’s interview was not planned but came as a result of the vice president’s “gaffe.”

Obama’s likely 2012 rival Mitt Romney clarified his position in return, saying, “My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman…I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point – or ever, by the way.”

A transcript of the president’s remarks follows this video.

Transcript:

I have to tell you, as I said, I’ve been going through an evolution on this issue. I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. That’s why in addition to everything we’ve done in this administration — rolling back Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, so that outstanding Americans can serve our country, whether it is no longer defending the Defense Against Marriage Act which tried to federalize what has historically been state law — I’ve stood on side of broader equality for the LGBT community. And, I hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient. That that was something that would give people hospital visitation rights and other elements that we take for granted. And I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people, the word marriage was something that evokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth. But I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage. At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.

According to ABC, he continued:

Some of this is generational. You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it comes to same sex equality or, you know, sexual orientation that they believe in equality. They are much more comfortable with it. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.

This is something that, you know, we’ve talked about over the years and she, you know, she 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. And I think that’s what we try to impart to our kids and that’s what motivates me as president and I figure the most consistent I can be in being true to those precepts, the better I’ll be as a as a dad and a husband and hopefully the better I’ll be as president.


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To: IbJensen

What you said! Obama is DISGUSTING.


51 posted on 05/10/2012 8:04:40 AM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: MrB

She did say it best. Thanks for posting that.


52 posted on 05/10/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by Sister_T
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To: IbJensen

How about is based on Lot, and the rule of Sodom?


53 posted on 05/10/2012 8:24:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: IbJensen

54 posted on 05/10/2012 8:52:55 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus - POLITIKEN, Danish Newspaper, 12/29/2009)
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To: IbJensen
0 lies The New Testament (New Covenant)says the exchanged truth for a lie and it calls them covenantbreakers.


Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

55 posted on 05/10/2012 8:59:24 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: IbJensen
To invoke the name of Jesus in order to justify abominable evil perversion is BLASPHEMY!!!!

Yep, it is. It's also hypocritical , disgusting and vile.

56 posted on 05/10/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
People think what we have is an economic problem . The economic problem isn't our problem , what we have is a SPIRITUAL PROBLEM , the economic problem is just a symptom of our SPIRITUAL PROBLEM.

Our country is not being healed because as a nation WE ARE NOT REPENTING . America as a whole is holding on to the Doctrine of Balaam

We are perishing from lack of knowledge , everyone is doing what they think is right in their own eyes . We are tossing away our heritage and exchanging the truth for a lie.

Our Constitution , our Bill of Rights , the foundations of our freedoms in this country are all based on the moral teachings of the Torah.

Until the people repent there will be no change and we will just keep marching into captivity. The "Church" meaning all those who say they are in it better wake out of their slumber because JUDGEMENT STARTS IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.Repent means CHANGE YOUR WAYS .

The next Shemita is 2015
57 posted on 05/10/2012 9:31:36 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: IbJensen
Barry must think that “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” means give your buddy a “reach around”.
58 posted on 05/10/2012 10:31:17 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Lera
People think what we have is an economic problem . The economic problem isn't our problem , what we have is a SPIRITUAL PROBLEM , the economic problem is just a symptom of our SPIRITUAL PROBLEM.

Our country is not being healed because as a nation WE ARE NOT REPENTING . America as a whole is holding on to the Doctrine of Balaam

We are perishing from lack of knowledge , everyone is doing what they think is right in their own eyes . We are tossing away our heritage and exchanging the truth for a lie.

Our Constitution , our Bill of Rights , the foundations of our freedoms in this country are all based on the moral teachings of the Torah.

Until the people repent there will be no change and we will just keep marching into captivity. The "Church" meaning all those who say they are in it better wake out of their slumber because JUDGEMENT STARTS IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.Repent means CHANGE YOUR WAYS .

The next Shemita is 2015

Amen !

2015 there will be Eclipses:

Total Solar-3/20/2015-29 Adar 5775-Immediately precedes God’s declared start of the year
Total Lunar-4/4/2015-15 Nissan 5775-Pesach
Partial Solar-9/13/2015-29 Elul 5775-Immediately precedes the start of the Jewish civil year
Total Lunar-9/28/2015-15 Tishrei 5776-Succot

OBTW this coming Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012
is Yom Jerusalem:
the day Jerusalem was re-captured in 1967.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
59 posted on 05/10/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Thanks ,I hadn’t noticed the correlation of the coming eclipse.

Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Isa 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,(fulfilled Luke 4:16-21) and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (not yet fulfilled)

It was a year of Jubilee when the first part was fulfilled (Luke 4:19 is just another way of saying Jubilee ) The muslims took Jerusalem on a year of Jubilee , WWII ended on a year of Jubilee birthing the nation of Israel , the 1967 6 day war which recaptured Jerusalem was in a year of Jubilee . The 2015 shemita is also a year of Jubilee


60 posted on 05/10/2012 12:22:29 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: xzins

Thank you oh so very much for those beautiful Scriptures and your splendid insights, dear brother in Christ!


61 posted on 05/10/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: xzins

Thank you for the ping. You explained it perfectly.


62 posted on 05/11/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks IbJensen.
63 posted on 05/14/2012 5:01:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: crosshairs
This country is going to go through horrible judgement for having put this evil creature into power.

Personally, I believe this country is going to go through horrible judgement for turning away from God, and having put this evil creature into power is just part of the beginning of judgement.

64 posted on 05/16/2012 7:58:05 AM PDT by pigsmith (Gun control means using both hands..)
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