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He's trying to sway the Supreme Courts ruling just like he did with Obamacare. This is NOT okay.
Obama said..."I felt it was important for us to articulate what I believe..."
Doesn't he always?
Good Post. But the Christians lost the Gay Marriage battle the day they let politicians in control of marriage. If marriage is sacred, then politicians should only be able to do civil unions. Putting politicians in charge of something sacred was the error.
But once in political hands, the outcome of gay marriage is inevitable. Politicians even if graded fairly are never graded on Christian beliefs. Instead, even I would only grade them on keeping with the constitution and our motto of "E PLuribus Unun" - which means from many we become one. A strict definition of E Pluribus Unum and the Statue of Liberty and what the US is supposed to be, says that all should have freedoms - and that will include gays. So my Christian side is shocked. But my government side says - politicians really have no choice. Like many things, including education and how many ounces of liquid to drink, politicians should never have been given the power in the first place. But someone gave them that power. Too late now. We can get the bums out, but some things like Marriage now being up to politicians, is likely too far gone.
For me, marriage has always been a religious concept. I agree with you 100% that a non-religious state such as the United States or any of the states of its republic has no legitimacy in the "marriage" business since marriage is a religious concept. Civil unions; go for it. There is a legitimate interest by the state in ensuring that the progeny of civil unions are viable and healthy. We have tried to avoid problems for the state by requiring (in some places) blood tests for STDs which if present are known to create problems in offspring. Civil union, sure. Give to Caesar that which is Caesar's. But, marriage is a far deeper concept than Caesar could ever understand. It doesn't belong in the hands of the state.