Posted on  Mon, May 14, 2012 at  3:21 p.m.  MAY 2012 Edition

Ramesh Dad's Memoriam:

 Please Support PS:

 PS  Interest Survey


Home |Expressions |Impressions |Hotpressions |News| Greek Life |Education |Entertainment |Multimedia |Sports | Food |CulturalLife |Features| Archives | Top 5


Custom Search

“Obama's Opinion Of Marriage Menaces Candidly Character!

Ramesh C. Reddy

"How can you trust a president who was against gay marriage in 2008 and then decides to be for gay marriage in 2012?"

Yes, people have a right to change their mind only if the reason given for the original decision changes but the reasoning for the original decision has not changed.

President Obama’s initial reason for being against gay marriage was because of his religious beliefs in what the Bible says regarding marriage:

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:6-9, NLT)

Prior to publicly supporting same-sex marriage, Obama officially stated that he and his religion personally define marriage as "between a man and a woman"

Now, before the November 2012 presidential election, Obama conveniently comes out in favor of gay marriage. 

The Bible has not changed, so why is Obama going against the definition of marriage that he originally acknowledged?

Sadly, it is because Obama decided to put his faith in the people’s view of marriage than in the view of the Bible he originally used as a defense to support marriage between a man and a woman.

His reasoning for changing his stance on the sanctity of marriage lies in the new polls he has seen but if he espouses to be a follower of Christ then, he cannot change his views on issues that the Bible is against just to please the masses.

It would have been more understandable to people if he had come out and said, “Since, I don’t believe in the Bible now like I used to in 2008, I also don’t believe marriage should just be between a man and a woman.” 

But, he has not come out and said that so he is neither being true to himself nor the people he is supposed to govern.

A leader’s ability to lead should be based on his character and if character is assassinated by the whim of people’s opinion, then what is their for people to trust in their leader?

If the Bible was used as a standard for Obama to be against gay marriage then that standard should remain even if 99% of the nation is in favor of gay marriage.

Even if a leader's popularity plummets, it is those kind of leaders that will eventually get the respect of the nation, because people will see that the person is a person of conviction who will not budge for political or personal reasons since their conviction is based on Scriptures that they espouse to follow.

"If Jesus were to ask him why have you changed your stance on gay marriage what would Obama say to Jesus?"

"Will he say because the majority of the people are now for gay marriage, so I have to be for gay marriage too, to please the subjects whom I have to govern, even though you are against it God?"

"Will he say Lord you know that I am really against gay marriage in my heart but I really need to win this election so I have to side with the majority of the people?"

Only the Lord knows Obama’s true reasons for switching his opinion on the sanctity of marriage.

If it is a political calculation to get lots of money and support, it is better to lose an election and be a man of integrity and value than to win an election giving up on what he originally believed regarding the sanctity of marriage.

What kind of message is he sending his children too if they read the Bible?

If it is to say that it is okay to change our convictions and views depending on the public’s views regardless of what the Bible he espouses to believe in says, he is sending the wrong message.

Now what if the majority of the nation decides that they do not want to be Christians because the teachings of the Bible are hard to follow, will Obama go along with public opinion and lay his faith aside in Jesus Christ?

The decision he made on May 09, 2012 makes me think so.

A leader who changes his convictions  based on people’s opinions and polls, when he originally based it on the Bible,  is not someone we should want as our president especially if we believe integrity, character, and trust are values we want in our president and should instill in the children of our generation.

“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” (Psalm 118:8, KJV)

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26, KJV) 

Express Your View







Copyright 2011 Pittsburgh Standard
Reproduction or reuse for profit prohibited without written consent from Pittsburgh Standard