President Obama has certainly made his mark on the history of the United States. Our children will one day read about him in American History books as the first black president, the first foreign born president and the first president to play 150 rounds of golf in one term. Now, after the completion of Obama’s ‘evolution’, he has become the first president to support homosexual marriage. But even those in the homosexual community are questioning his motives. They realize that his support on this issue, just like every other issue in the life of the Narcissist in Chief, centers on himself.
Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post epitomized the pressure from the left for Obama to step out of the closet regarding the homosexual issue. Marcus proceeded to pommel the president with a series of punches: “Same-sex marriage is turning into a test of character and leadership for President Obama,” she wrote. “Does he favor it, or doesn’t he? In the wake of Vice President Biden’s remarks supportive of marriage equality, the continued presidential equivocation makes Obama look weak and evasive”.
The greatest fear of this president is that his façade of strength will be melted away by the heated disapproval of his own supporters to reveal just how weak he really is. Marcus’ uppercut was followed by this gut punch, “The longer Obama waits, the worse he looks. The President’s first stall tactic, that he is ‘evolving’ on the issue, doesn’t cut it anymore.” She finally throws the knock-out punch: “…doesn’t evolution imply change? And if you think perhaps he’s still conflicted — well, that’s hardly an advertisement to be leader of the free world. At this point, Obama’s reticence is looking cowardly.” Being criticized by Fox News is one thing, being pummeled by fellow liberals is more than the president can endure. It’s like learning your wife is seeing another man.
So, just what is it that Obama supports? Homosexuality is an act of immorality. It is immoral by the standard of natural law, “men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another”, (Romans 1:27) and it violates God’s moral law. The Apostle Paul lists the offenses that will earn eternal separation from God. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders.” (1 Cor. 6:9) If the leader of the free world will step out and support the immoral behavior of homosexuality, is he also willing to support adultery, fornication, and polygamy?
These forms of immorality will eventually destroy a family, a church and finally a nation. Any president who would promote that which would destroy us has no right to be the leader. This utterly contradicts the intent of our founding fathers who founded this country on Christian principles. We’ve had many presidents who participated in immoral behavior, from lying to staining a blue dress, but we have had none to blatantly verbalize that such immoral behavior should be accepted as the norm. The president’s evolution on the immoral practice of homosexuality simply mirrors the evolution in our society toward sexual depravity. We must ask ourselves the question: Does the president’s evolution toward the acceptance of homosexuality indicate that our society’s evolutionary slide to Gomorrah is complete?
Why does God condemn adultery? Why does he condemn homosexuality? Why did the original marriage plan of God include one man and one woman, one husband and one wife? It is because the institution of marriage is sacred. The primary purpose of the marriage relationship is to portray the relationship Christ has to the church. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Eph. 5:25) God provides us with the wonderful opportunity to have a personal relationship with him but there are conditions we must meet. He demands fidelity, just as any decent husband would demand of his wife or any wife her husband. When we pursue other gods, when we worship other idols, our relationship with Christ becomes unsustainable. The marriage relationship between a man and a woman is an earthly reflection of a spiritual relationship that can become eternal.
The effort to destroy marriage, to muck up the pure waters of something so sacred, is satanic. How better to besmirch the purity and sacredness of marriage than to assault the institution with pornography, with adultery, with infidelity and most definitely, with homosexuality. These sins cannot be participated in without consequences. The sexual revolution of the last fifty years has reaped fatherless children, orphans, broken homes, innumerable divorces, rampant diseases, depression and suicides.
God’s primary purpose for sexual relations between a man and a woman was to procreate. God was so pleased and blessed to see his creation expand that he determined to make the experience of procreating extremely pleasurable as a demonstration of his favor. Procreation has now become something to avoid like a plague. The pleasure of sexual relations has been so dulled by our willingness to overindulge that we have stepped out of what God originally intended into that which is twisted and unnatural in a vain attempt to overcome our desensitization to pleasure.
There is a horrible plague of blindness that now pervades throughout American society. In an attempt to find and experience freedom it was proclaimed loud and clear that ‘anything goes’, all sexual restraints were lifted to try to satisfy the deep emptiness of godless souls. We became a society of moral zombies, proclaiming that all was well, while we pretended a lie to our friends and neighbors that we had finally found the secret to happiness. But the freedom we proclaimed was not real, it was a fatal fantasy. The smile on our faces was a failed attempt to hide the frown in our souls.
We put up a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign to keep God from intruding in our society. In our churches we replaced him with a cotton-candy prosperity gospel that was too anemic to save and too empty to satisfy the needs of the hungry. So, they have fled from the church in search of another savior. The blinded sexual libertarian cannot see that sexual depravity is not freedom, it is bondage. It does not lead to happiness, it leads to emptiness. It does not build relationships, it destroys them. Discovering why they think they are free when they are actually slaves to the bondage of sexual immorality is a mystery for the ages.
We are living among “a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but they do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.” (Ezekiel 12:2) It is most troubling that we are now assured that the one who leads us is blinded as well. It is fearful to think of what our destiny will be when the blind is indeed, leading the blind.
Kevin Probst - Teaches History, Government and Apologetics at the high school level in Columbus Georgia.