It seems as if every day, a new voice joins the chorus telling conservatives and religious believers that if they don’t embrace same-sex marriage, surely, they will perish, at least politically. The argument to Republicans is that they need to attract young voters. And young Americans who are saddled with trillions of dollars of previous generations’ debt, can’t find jobs and will never pay off their student loans somehow care about only one issue: legalizing same-sex marriage. Then there are the people like former Ohio Senator Rob Portman. He has a gay son, and understandably wants the best for him. So he’s tried to find a moral accommodation between same-sex marriage and his religious beliefs.

Then, there are the purely political animals. It’s been said that if you want to know which way the polls are trending, just watch the Clintons. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that support for same-sex marriage has jumped from 32 percent in 2004 to 58 percent. Coincidentally, in the past week, Bill Clinton, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hillary Clinton, who ran for President just four years ago as a traditional marriage defender, have both had sudden conversions and now embrace same-sex marriage. In fact, Hillary even said she supports “LGBT” marriage. I’m not sure what “bisexual marriage” means, but she’s now in favor of it.

This is a divisive issue, and despite its proponents softpedaling its effects, it would represent a seismic change in law and morality that will have ramifications we can’t predict. It’s too important an issue to be determined by leaders with self-serving, poll-tested political motivations. Before you make up your mind, ask yourself: is it a decision you can reconcile with an objective standard of morality, like the Bible? Or are you just bending with the prevailing winds? It seems to me that our current political leaders fall into two categories: thermometers and thermostats. A thermometer does nothing but react to what’s happening around it. A thermostat maintains control, keeps cool, and doesn’t melt when things get hot. Now more than ever, we need more thermostats and fewer thermometers.

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  • Steve Schipper

    04/08/2013 07:00 PM

    Politicians should not take their marching orders from their constituents. They should pay heed to them but also to the information they alone are privy to and know how to interpret. We would still have slavery and/or discrimination if we had waited to follow the civilian populace's lead. Yes, the general population IS UNABLE to analyze such things as the ramification of gay marriage because they have willy-nilly followed the liberal agenda of teachers and professors and others who do not know the traditions of our country and the Judeo-Christian basis of our Constitution.

  • Lindsy Anderson

    04/07/2013 03:20 PM

    For all those who believe that government should legalize same sex marriage, abortion on demand, pot smoking and other immoral acts, should read "The Marketing of Evil" David Kupelian. Kupelian quotes M Scott Peck who said evil is live spelled backwards. Evil is the antithesis of all that supports life. Evil destroys life. People who are "caught up in with evil are liars" and have used mass media to perpetuate the lie.

  • Warren Frankenfield

    04/07/2013 02:40 PM

    Entitlements my butt, I paid cash for my Social Security Insurance! Just because they borrowed my money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!

    Congressional benefits like free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days: now that's welfare; and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements!

    Someone please tell me what the Hell is wrong with all the people that run this country!

    We're broke and can't help our Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.?

    In recent months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile, Pakistan...home to bin Laden...literally BILLIONS of DOLLARS!

    Our retired seniors living on a fixed incomes receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government gives Hundreds of Billions to Foreign Countries!

    They call Social Security and Medicare entitlements even though most of us have been paying for them all our working lives. And now, when its time for us to collect, the Government is running out of money. Why did the Government borrow from our Social Security in the first place?

    We have many adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.

    AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without needed medication, mentally ill going without treatment, etc.

    Imagine if our Government gave us the same support they give the people who hate us.

    Sad, isn't it?

    But 99% of people won't have the guts to forward this.

    I'm part of one the 1% that Just Did.

  • Manuel Elaraj

    04/02/2013 04:34 PM

    I get tired of people trying to slow down progress by saying we don't know what the consequences are. Even with adverse consequences, we still should move forward with what is right in the eyes of the law. Gays should be equal in the eyes of the law which means no restrictions at all. People who are slow to change will have a tougher time later explaining the position to their children as we become more enlightened.

  • Michael K. Sunderland

    03/28/2013 01:49 PM

    When all things are relative there are no absolutes. At least this is what liberals would have us believe. Unfortunately there are absolute rights and wrongs. All actions have consequences. The movement to legislate what constitutes marriage is part and parcel of the progressive agenda to render the world and the U.S. an amoral environment where anything and everything (except morality) is justified and legal. Taken to an extreme (which it will) enables government to decide who lives and who dies, who has health care and who doesn't. All this done in the name of protecting other's rights and freedoms. Please read your history and see exactly what happened to the Roman Republic when it turned into an tyrant run empire, and how Germany came under Hitler's control. You will see the same things happening here in the U.S.

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