Monday, April 20, 2009

The Presidential Bigot?

Frank Rich of the NYT has a piece titled "The Bigot's Last Hurrah" where he names all the usual conservative suspects who are against gay marriage.

Rich blasts religious conservatives like Rick Warren, Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin and their 'backward' ideas regarding gay marriage. He sees their "softening" on the issue as something new, when in reality it has always been their view to not alienate or condemn gays. He did forget one "bigot" though.

Barack Obama.

Barack Obama, like most of us conservatives (myself included), has said that he supports civil unions but is against gay marriage. In an interview with the Chicago Daily Tribune, Obama said, "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."

Just exactly how is that different from what Rick Warren believes?

It isn't different. Rich is just a prime example of the growing hypocrisy of the left.

Another "bigot" he fails to mention? Hillary Clinton. Hillary was quoted in The New York Daily News as saying, "Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman."

Rich believes that the case against "equal rights for gay families" is getting more and more difficult to argue on "nonreligious" grounds. He might ask Pres. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton why they continue to argue it from that perspective then.

Could it be that Rich doesn't think President Obama or Hillary Clinton are being honest with us? Or do they get a pass because they are Democrats?

Another group not mentioned? 70% of blacks voted There is one group Rich ignores as well. 70% of blacks backed Prop. 8 against gay marriage in California. I would like to ask Frank Rich if they are "bigoted" as well? If so, then why put all the blame on Republicans and not mention them?

I wrote about my beliefs and thoughts on gay marriage back in 2006 and it hasn't changed. We can argue laws, beliefs, and what marriage and sex means to each of us, but there really is only one thing that matters. My post ends with this:

In the end, the things in this life that the world tells us is so important; sex, money, fame, and even comfort, are not who we are. They are not what gives us peace. They are not what our soul thirsts for. Whether we believe or realize it, our soul thirsts for the One who gave us life.

It is in that union we find all that matters.