The fallout continues over Barack Obama’s call for the people of America to rebel against God’s Word. And Robert Knight’s recent column may be the most damaging for Obama yet. Why? Because unlike many other columnists who dodge it for the sake of focusing on political consequences, Knight specifically calls out Obama for dragging Jesus into the fray and misrepresenting him for the sake of his mad scheme. Knight correctly concludes that by doing so, Obama has far more serious consequences to consider than political ones.
After having done everything in his power to undermine marriage, President Obama has come out of the closet, so to speak, with his announcement that he’s now for brideless or groomless “marriage.” But he didn’t come out alone. He brought Jesus with him, citing Christ as his inspiration for directly attacking God’s moral order. It’s one thing to be a hypocrite, which Mr. Obama has been for years. Since he began pretending to oppose the redefinition of marriage but refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act while homosexualizing the military. It’s quite another thing, however, to invoke Christ when doing the devil’s work.
Forget the voters. Mr. Obama’s going to have to answer to God for this one. Wednesday’s announcement even might sober up the people who voted for Mr. Obama simply to show that America has overcome racial division. Someone should survey pastors who support Mr. Obama and ask: Which is more important - electing a man on the basis of race or upholding the integrity of the faith and what the Scriptures say about marriage? Citing Genesis 2:24, Jesus said in Matthew 19:5: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
It is always interesting to hear liberals complain about bringing Jesus (or faith) into political discussions. They maintain that we must rigidly toe the line separating church and state – a line that they have merely constructed in order to apply when it benefits them and trample when it does not. That, in and of itself, is rather odd. The left will talk about faith when it comes to the environment and the redistribution of wealth. But on issues of sexual morality, they want faith to be silent in the public square. That’s peculiar given the fact that Biblical history doesn’t record a single civilization (that I’m aware of) incurring the wrath of God for their pollution problem. But there are plenty that incurred it for their sexual sins.
Clearly, on this issue, Obama realized how many people of faith his actions would be offending. So he decided to use a friendly source, the Savior of the World, to try to justify his actions. In so doing, he managed to completely invert the teaching of Christ on the institution of marriage, claiming that the Bizarro Jesus he had constructed was the real Jesus. Not even close.
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And in the end, that is of far greater concern than what happens with the United States. As Knight explains:
This actually is about much more than marriage. It’s about truth. Mr. Obama is asking us to put into law a requirement for us to recognize as a marriage something that is not a marriage. When you do that, you create the sinews of tyranny, which stretch out to strangle freedom of speech, freedom of association and, eventually, freedom of religion. The virtue of tolerance is strangled, too, morphing into the vice of mandatory celebration.
With this wicked move, Mr. Obama is insisting that we bow down and worship the false idol of sexual anarchy. That’s what his wealthy supporters in Hollywood demand. On Thursday, they ponied up a reported $15 million to his campaign at George Clooney’s pool party. When you accord more respect to liberal film stars and gay billionaires than you do to the Creator of the universe, you’re not leaving much doubt about what you really worship.
No one knows what’s in anyone’s heart. But we are told by the Scriptures to judge people’s actions. Mr. Obama’s marriage gambit speaks louder than his contempt for the free market, the Constitution, American exceptionalism or even fossil fuels.
And truthfully, that means that Obama’s supporters are in the same boat. Those Christians who go to the polls and vote for Barack Obama are willingly choosing to join in the open rebellion against God. They are choosing a leader who has staked his claim in opposition to the wisdom and counsel of the Almighty. They are joining the President in shaking their fists at God and daring Him to prove them wrong.
That isn’t to say that those same Christians must vote for Mitt Romney. Knight even goes on to describe Romney’s weakness on the issue. But that’s not the point. The point is that Mr. Obama has chosen to cast his lot opposed to the will of God. Those who join him in support are doing the same.