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May 12, 2012

Al Mohler on the President’s “Evolution”

The Rev. Dr. Al Mohler on the President’s “evolving” position on same sex “marriage”

Honesty is the best policy, and the President has now made his position clear. He is again for what he was until today against, but that was only after he was for it before. The American people will have to unravel that as an issue of character. He is hardly the first politician to find himself holding to an “evolving” position on an issue of fundamental importance. Most politicians, however, do their best to avoid the kind of situation in which the President found himself on this issue.

In any event, the fact remains that the President of the United States has now put himself publicly on the line for the radical redefinition of marriage, subverting society’s most central institution.

This is a sad day for America, but the President’s statement was not a surprise. Given the political context he faced, the only question was when the President would make his public statement of endorsement for the legalization of same-sex marriage. We now know the answer to that question…more

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Not a surprise, nor unexpected.  Since the early 1960’s, the Democratic Party has consistently placed themselves on the sides of those issues which threaten the integrity of the family.  Welfare dependence structured to break-up and prevent marriage, educational indoctrination, abortion, no-fault divorce, and now gay “marriage”.  To the extent that we will continue, as a country, to embrace what we have allowed to be done to God’s creation, should we be surprised that the Vine Dresser might toss out the branch of America from the Vine of Jesus?

[1] Posted by Capt. Father Warren on 5-12-2012 at 06:20 AM · [top]

In any event, the fact remains that the President of the United States has now put himself publicly on the line for the radical redefinition of marriage, subverting society’s most central institution.

True, and this could prove costly to President Obama’s re-election chances in November given that voters in so many states have said “no” to same-sex marriage.

[2] Posted by the virginian on 5-12-2012 at 02:37 PM · [top]

Why is a flip flop “evolution” for a liberal?

[3] Posted by Fr. Dale on 5-12-2012 at 07:28 PM · [top]

Fr. Dale, Liberals are not to be judged on outcomes or results, rather on their “good intentions”.  Thus, the abject failure of the War on Poverty is irrelevant; the intentions behind that policy initiative were exemplery.

Similarly, the disastorous implications of the fiction called “gay marriage” are also irrelevant, because the foundational intentions to affirm all people in whatever they do, is so lofty and noble.

In this context, “flip-flop” is a mean and harsh thing to say.  But given that you are a member of the ACNA, then it is expected that you and your ilk will say such harsh and mean things.  Which is why the MSM is there to dull the minds of anyone who might hear your comments.

[4] Posted by Capt. Father Warren on 5-12-2012 at 07:48 PM · [top]

Reminds me of none other than George Corley Wallace, Governor of Alabama.  When segregation was the rage, he unabashedly stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama and declared that no Negro would ever cross the threshold.  As soon as public opinion swung against the travesty that that policy truly was, Wallace just as quickly declared he was reformed and now against the very policy he so recently had defended to the death.

[5] Posted by Jeffersonian on 5-12-2012 at 08:14 PM · [top]

To me, there is a certain irony when the word “evolution” is used since the idea is linked to survival of the fittest. The current sentiment among liberals however is leveling the playing field, whether it is gender (equality), financial (wealth redistribution), intellectual (elimination of achievement tests), athletic (no scores and everyone gets a medal).Which is more evolutionary Capitalism or Socialism?  All the while, however there is a sense that liberals are smarter and do know what’s best for everyone else. I am very concerned that the militant feminists real agenda was not equality but relegating men to sperm donor status.

[6] Posted by Fr. Dale on 5-13-2012 at 07:54 AM · [top]

A few reasons why the media/entertainment industry calls this an “evolution” instead of a “flip-flop”:

1) They all knew that Obama was lying when he said back in 2008 that he believed that marriage was between a man and a woman.  They forgave him that lie because they knew he lied in order to advance the Cause.  We know that Obama lied because he became very upset when Prop. 8 supporters in California quoted Obama’s fake position on marriage in their campaign to African-American voters.
2) They all knew that Obama has continued to lie when he has said that his position was “evolving” since 2008.  The media/entertainment industry knew that when Obama said his position was “evolving”, what he really meant was that he was waiting to tell the truth once he felt it wouldn’t damage him politically.
3) Moving from a conservative to a liberal position is called “evolution” because for the media/entertainment industry, this is moving from a bad/primitive position to a good/enlightened/progressive position and thus “evolution.”
4) Moving from a liberal position to a conservative position is unthinkable - for the media/entertainment industry this would be akin to moving from being literate to illiterate.  Thus, the ONLY POSSIBLE explanation for such a switch would be to gain some sort of political advantage - thus flip-flopping.

[7] Posted by jamesw on 5-14-2012 at 05:02 PM · [top]

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