by Nathan A. Cherry, 05/31/2012
I continue to be amazed at the dialogue taking place over homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” in America right now. Previously it was a conversation that took place in hushed tones where opponents were afraid someone might hear and yell “bigot” at the top of their lungs. All while supporters marched down streets and rallied across state capitals to the secret dismay of a vast majority of Americans.
But ever since president Obama decided to weigh on the issue and throw his full support behind marriage redefinition it seems the conversation has gone public and everyone is now freely talking. For this I suppose we should thank President Obama as this is the only good I can see coming from his recent announcement. Still, the fact that Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support marriage redefinition (while refusing to uphold the laws of the land, such as DOMA) is not something I can applaud.
What has necessarily taken place is people, organizations and companies alike are being pulled into the debate whether they had intended to or not. I don’t think this is a bad thing, I see it as being positive because it gives everyone a chance to dialogue on the issue. The fact that pastors are now preaching and teaching on marriage as God designed it, between a man and a woman, and rebuffing the president for his position is also a positive. And as more people talk, the realization that despite repeated “polls” and “reports” from the media that a majority of American support same-sex “marriage” the truth is that an overwhelming majority in fact supports traditional marriage. The best evidence to support this claim is in the fact that out of 32 states that have voted on the definition of marriage, all 32 have voted to define it as the union of one man and one woman.
Even Target is once again wading into political waters. Nearly two years after the retail giant found itself in hot water for supporting a gubernatorial candidate in its home state of Minnesota that opposed same-sex “marriage,” Target is now pushing a line of “pride” t-shirts and donating all sales to the LGBT activist group Family Equality Council. The Star Tribune reports on the recent promotion:
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.