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President voices his support for same-sex marriage

By Julie Pace

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:33 a.m. HST, May 09, 2012


WASHINGTON >> Equivocal no longer, President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage on Wednesday in a historic announcement that instantly elevated a polarizing social issue to a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House.

The announcement was the first by a sitting president, and Obama's Republican rival, Mitt Romney, swiftly disagreed with it. "I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman," Romney said from Oklahoma.

Gay rights advocates cheered Obama's declaration, which they had long urged him to make. Joe Solomonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said it "extends that message of hope" to gays and lesbians.

Obama announced his shift — he had said for years that his views on gay marriage were "evolving" — in an interview with ABC in which he cited a blend of the personal and the presidential.

He said "it wouldn't dawn" on his daughters, Sasha and Malia, that some of their friends' parents would be treated differently than others, and added that he had thought of aides "who are in incredibly committed monogamous same-sex relationships who are raising kids together."

He added he had also thought about "those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf, and yet feel constrained even though now that 'don't ask, don't tell' is gone because they're not able to commit themselves in a marriage."

The president's decision to address the issue came on the heels of a pair of events that underscored the sensitivity of the issue.

Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview on Sunday that he is completely comfortable with gays marrying, a pronouncement that instantly raised the profile of the issue. White House aides insisted the vice president hadn't said anything particularly newsworthy, but gay rights groups cited Biden's comments in urging the president to announce his support.

On Tuesday, voters in North Carolina — a potential battleground in the fall election — approved an amendment to the state constitution affirming that marriage may only be a union of a man and a woman.

While the nation appears roughly divided on the issue, the political cross-currents are tricky.

Some top aides argued that gay marriage is toxic at the ballot box in competitive states like North Carolina and Virginia because, as Tuesday's vote demonstrated, the issue remains a reliable way to fire up rank-and-file Republicans. It also could open Obama up to Republican criticism that he is taking his eye off the economy, voters' No. 1 issue.

Other Democratic supporters claim Obama's decision could energize huge swaths of the party, including young people. He also could appeal to independent voters, many of whom back gay marriage, and he could create an area of clear contrast between himself and his Republican rival as he argues that he's delivered on the change he promised four years ago.

Obama touched on that in the interview.

He said he sometimes talks with college Republicans on his visits to campuses, and while they oppose his policies on the economy and foreign policy, "when it comes to same sex equality, or, you know, sexual orientation, that they believe in equality. They are more comfortable with it."

On Tuesday, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, told Obama to "man up" and take a position on gay marriage. The president had already supported a number of initiatives backed by gays, including an end to "don't ask, don't tell," and decided not to defend in court a federal law that was designed as an alternative to gay marriage.

Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage and a leading supporter of the constitutional amendment approved in North Carolina on Tuesday, said she welcomed Obama's announcement at the same time she disagreed with it.

"Politically, we welcome this," she said. "We think it's a huge mistake. President Obama is choosing the money over the voters the day after 61 percent of North Carolinians in a key swing state demonstrated they oppose gay marriage."

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi instantly sought political gain from the president's announcement. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued an email in her name that asked recipients to "stand with President Obama." Such requests are often followed by future requests for campaign donations.

In the interview, Obama said, "I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient." He added, "I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word 'marriage' was something that invokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth."

Now, he said, "it is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married."

Obama said first lady Michelle Obama also was involved in his decision and joins him in supporting gay marriage.

"In the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people," he said.

Acknowledging that his support for same-sex marriage may rankle religious conservatives, Obama said he thinks about his faith in part through the prism of the Golden Rule — treating others the way you would want to be treated.

"That's what we try to impart to our kids and that's what motivates me as president and I figure the most consistent I can be in being true to those precepts, the better I'll be as a as a dad and a husband and hopefully the better I'll be as president," Obama said.

Romney has not generally raised the issue in his campaign. He said earlier Wednesday that "I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name. My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not."

Public opinion on gay marriage has shifted in recent years, with most polls now finding the public evenly split, rather than opposed.

A Gallup poll released this week found 50 percent of all adults in favor of legal recognition of same-sex marriages, marking the second time that poll has found support for legal gay marriage at 50 percent or higher. Majorities of Democrats (65 percent) and independents (57 percent) supported such recognition, while most Republicans (74 percent) said same sex marriages should not be legal.

Six states — all in the Northeast except Iowa — and the District of Columbia allow same sex marriages. In addition, two other states have laws that are not yet in effect and may be subject to referendums.

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AP Deputy Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta and Philip Elliott in Colorado contributed to this report.







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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Good no matter how you look at it. If you are a fan of the Big O, he did the right thing and you are happy. If you are not, he just threw raw meat to the pitbulls and it might lose him a whole bunch of votes in November. So everybody's happy. Including teh gays, not that there is anything wrong with that.
on May 9,2012 | 09:38AM
Hullstown wrote:
Agreed. He can't run on what he's done for the economy (although he tries, people don't buy it), so, run on social issues. Problem is, voters are more concerned with the economy than social issues. I doubt many in the GLTB community were looking to vote for Romney anyways. However, by making this announcement, Mr. Obama may have alienated some religious folks looking to vote for him. Still, the biggest problem he has is unemployment/economy. If Obamacare fails and he gets a black eye on the suit with Arizona, he's in big trouble.
on May 9,2012 | 09:57AM
drgtherocker wrote:
Straight up H, what do you personally want more: The economy to improve or President Obama to be defeated?
on May 9,2012 | 10:05AM
Graham wrote:
Can't we have both?
on May 9,2012 | 10:07AM
EightOEight wrote:
Yeah, let's vote in the Flip-Flopping Puppet so we can go back to the conservative ideologies that almost bankrupted the country, wants to dumb down the electorate, suppress voting by youth and the elderly, start more wars, eliminate all regulatory processes so they can screw consumers at will, get rid of the EPA so they can drill, frack and pollute at will, eliminate collective bargaining rights, return women to second class citizens, and generally follow Herr Nordquist's political agenda...
on May 9,2012 | 10:52AM
Toneyuki wrote:
Can you cram any more falsehoods into a single paragraph? Not even Olberman lies that much.
on May 9,2012 | 05:07PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
It is great that he lives at home what he espouses for the country. A person should be consistent and he is to be commended for doing it.
on May 9,2012 | 06:41PM
EightOEight wrote:
You don't have to believe me. Go to the ALEC.org web site for all the bills the Republican controlled legislatures have passed or are trying to pass to advance their agenda. They even have the bills categorized for you...
on May 9,2012 | 07:33PM
EightOEight wrote:
Yeah, let's vote in the flip-flopping puppet so we can go back to the same conservative ideologies that almost bankrupted the country, dumb down the electorate by slashing student loans, suppress voting by youth and the elderly, eliminate collective bargaining rights, start more wars, return women to second class citizens, get rid of the EPA so we can pollute, drill and frack at will, vote down any consumer rights legislation so we can continue to $crew consumers and investors at will and keep our unearned bonuses, and get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and convert everyone to evangelical Christians. And that's just the first term...
on May 9,2012 | 11:05AM
Hullstown wrote:
Flip-flopping? You're posting in a story CELEBRATING flip-flopping! I thought we'd be converting to Mormonism? What gives?
on May 9,2012 | 11:52AM
OldDiver wrote:
Recent polls show that nearly half of American's favor gay marriage while about 40% oppose it. As soon as Mitt Romney sees the poll he will flip flop and propose a constitutional amendment to affirm gay marriage.
on May 9,2012 | 12:15PM
Ronin006 wrote:
The fact that nearly half of Americans favor gay marriage shows just how far down into the cesspool our society has sunk.
on May 9,2012 | 03:32PM
false wrote:
Gallup: 50% for, 48% opposed, but the stat that counts is 32, the number of states with forms of gay marriage bans on the books.
on May 9,2012 | 04:25PM
Hullstown wrote:
Here's the *real* *deal*, OD -- It doesn't matter what the polls say on this issue. The odds that GLTB voters were leaning toward Romney is nil. They were voting for Obama anyway (because everyone already knew how Obama felt about it, except for those still starry-eyed and oblivious like you seeing his flip-flop as an "evolution"). This entire debacle is a hilarious culmination of an awful week for this Administration. From Joey Biden opening his mouth to North Carolina's vote on defining marriage (*everyone's* looking forward to the Democrat Primary over there! ;). President Obama has essentially conceded his failure to get unemployment and the economy under control. So, he focuses (with one in the mirror of course) on social issues. It's a losing formula this election cycle and by the looks of things, this Administration is flailing early on. The internal polling data must be quite alarming. This is desperation mode and you should realize it or you're going to be sadly disappointed.
on May 9,2012 | 04:26PM
peanutgallery wrote:
OD you bumped your head, again.
on May 9,2012 | 06:48PM
ISCREAM wrote:
Gee I thought that I just read that the good folks in NC just voted overwhelmingly that marriage is an institution supporting the union of a man and a woman.
on May 9,2012 | 10:03PM
Hullstown wrote:
The above post was really just my analysis of what I think might happen as a result of his big announcement, it's not really about what I want personally. Personally, I think Mr. Obama (and his administration) have shown that they are all in a little over their head, but we'll see how things look in November.
on May 9,2012 | 11:22AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Answer: yes.
on May 9,2012 | 11:50AM
9ronboz wrote:
both
on May 9,2012 | 11:01PM
kapoleitalkstory wrote:
He saved the automobile industry where Rmoney would have let it die! Get you facts right!
on May 9,2012 | 12:23PM
DiverDave wrote:
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on May 9,2012 | 12:39PM
EightOEight wrote:
Wait a minute...you mean Romney's claiming credit for something that didn't happen? The point is, the auto companies (and jobs) are still around, no thanks to the Flipper in Chief.
on May 9,2012 | 01:18PM
SteveToo wrote:
And for the MILLIONS of "our" money. And they still put out JUNK cars!
on May 9,2012 | 06:03PM
Toneyuki wrote:
KTS was being facetious.
on May 9,2012 | 05:10PM
false wrote:
Romney has said he'd have let the bankruptcy process work. The result would have been a leaner, meaner, more competitive GM rather than the union dominated mess they have now.
on May 9,2012 | 04:27PM
EightOEight wrote:
Bankruptcy wouldn't have worked because no bank would've loaned them the money to get back on their feet. They're alive today because of a government loan. GM just posted $1B first qtr profit with the help of the union workers, NOT Romney.
on May 9,2012 | 04:49PM
meatgrinda wrote:
Tell them to pay back the 46B they STILL owe then.
on May 9,2012 | 08:25PM
meatgrinda wrote:
He didn't save the auto industry, while at the same time he SCREWED the people. GM racking in HUGE profits,yet still owes 46B of bailout money.
on May 9,2012 | 08:23PM
peanutgallery wrote:
This guy has absolutely nothing to run on except that he is the only US President in history to spend the entire three and a half years blaming others. He's pathetic
on May 9,2012 | 06:48PM
Hullstown wrote:
LOL. Throughout the last week, someone might look at the Obama administration and conclude they all need to be committed to the puzzle factory, but remember, it's an election year.
on May 9,2012 | 09:40AM
Fred01 wrote:
Why, committed for doing what's right?
on May 9,2012 | 09:54AM
kapoleitalkstory wrote:
Exactly Marriage Equality is a human right not a straigt priviledge!
on May 9,2012 | 12:24PM
false wrote:
Where exactly is that human right codified?
on May 9,2012 | 04:11PM
EightOEight wrote:
Do the words "all men are created equal" mean anything to you???
on May 9,2012 | 04:50PM
ISCREAM wrote:
Marriage is no one's "right"...the fact that you must obtain a marriage license prior to getting married implies that a license can be denied...therefore marriage for anyone is a privilege and not a right.
on May 9,2012 | 10:07PM
onwardupward wrote:
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on May 9,2012 | 10:19AM
Hullstown wrote:
This is for you and Fred01, a couple of posters that want so desperately for *everyone* to know how much they *care* about *EQUALITY*...to the point that you two are incapable of interpreting a message in any other context than being ANTI-EQUALITY. Where was I critical of gay marriage? I wasn't. If you two were following this issue and the other things happening within the Administration in the past week, *so* concerned about it, you may have noticed several things. Obama changed his campaign message about killing OBL using a lot less "I"s and more "we"s when talking about the operation. This was done in response to public criticism that he was "spiking the football" with regard to the operation and taking the brunt of credit for a collective operation. Another campaign video he put out is being criticized because it opens with some blame-game-blabber about the awful economy he "inherited". Joe Biden opens his mouth about supporting gay marriage, Arne Duncan did the same thing. Jay Carney immediately came out and said those views didn't reflect the President's as his opinion on the topic is "evolving". Article comes out criticizing Mr. Obama's lack of fortitude in taking a stance on the issue...then -- DAYS LATER -- all of a sudden, President Obama comes out in support of gay marriage. Yes, it's just a coincidence! You guys take it hook, line and sinker -- it's hands across America for our Dear Leader as if anyone honestly thought Mr. Obama believed otherwise and he's just now figured it out. I'm sure the used car salesman has fun with you two. I don't care what gay people do and I don't believe the government should be in the marriage business, this Administration has looked like a circus for the past week, that's what my comment was about.
on May 9,2012 | 11:42AM
daniwitz13 wrote:
Obama knows NOTHING of rights. Had Obama been born in Nigeria (as some claim) and even as a US Citizen, or ANY one in similar situations, would he have a RIGHT to run for President? NO. He would NOT be eligible. Would he now 'CLAIM" that he has a RIGHT to run like anyone else? That it's NOT fair and EQUAL that he is barred? Equality has NOTHING to do with some Rights. He does
on May 9,2012 | 11:50AM
OldDiver wrote:
Stuck in the twilight zone I see.
on May 9,2012 | 12:16PM
BRock wrote:
Huh. Does this have a point?
on May 9,2012 | 12:22PM
honopic wrote:
Nigeria? Where did you dig that one up, daniwitz13? Some conspiracy theorists are still claiming Mr. Obama was born in Kenya, his father's birthplace, and some claim he gave up U.S. citizenship while living in Indonesia. But this is the fist claim that he was born in Nigeria. If you did your research before posting, you would have known that he has never even been to Nigeria. Are you sure you're not misspelling "dimwit" in your posting name, or is your racism showing?
on May 9,2012 | 02:09PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Racism again. What a joke. There is may be a lot we don't know about where this guy was really born, and like the question of who killed Kennedy, or who was behind 911, we probably will never know if there is more to the truth beyond what the official spins are. At this point with Obama though, who really cares. We need to worry more about getting him out of office than where he was born.
on May 9,2012 | 03:12PM
NITRO08 wrote:
Hello anybody home??????????????????????????
on May 9,2012 | 03:56PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Obama is Keynesian and American not Nigerian.
on May 9,2012 | 05:15PM
blackmurano wrote:
This is another "evidence" that this sitting President is not a Christian. Although he says he is. He once called Romans chapter one, God's wrath on homosexuality, a "vague scripture." Image that!!. Calling the Word of God is vague is a blasphermy statement. What I do not understand why so-called Christians support and vote for the Democratic party. Obivously they put God on the backburner in favor of the doctrine of this anti-Christian political party. The Democratic are for abortion. But God says "life begins at conception." But supporters of prochoice say, "it's a women's right to kill the baby. How about the "sanctity of marriage." God ordained marriage as a Covenant of one man and one women. But Obama and his Democrats disagree with God and say its equality and no discrimination. God did not create Homosexuals or lesbians. How can He contradict His Holy Word that says "homosexuality is a detestable sin" and for critics say homosexuals and lesbians are born that way. Barack Obama is a Muslim not a Christian. By his deeds and words, Barack Obama is not a Christian and is against what God says about His marriage and the unborn.
on May 9,2012 | 10:08AM
JPG wrote:
Get over yourself! GOD CREATED US ALL THE WAY HE WANTS US TO BE!! HE DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES ~ That he obviously left for you since you think you can judge others! Have a great day and may the good lord bless you and open your heart and mind!
on May 9,2012 | 10:23AM
Hullstown wrote:
Since when is GOD a HE? Your misogynist views have no place in this comments section celebrating EQUALITY on this glorious day. You should be ashamed of yourself.
on May 9,2012 | 11:54AM
blackmurano wrote:
Yes God created man in His image. He created all human beings -BUT He did not create alcoholics, rapists or homosexuals. God create only male or female. It's the path of life that you choose after that. Unfortunately there are those chose the homosexuality lifestyle. As a born again Christian, yes we can judge a person by God's holy Word - all truths from the Bible. I cannot judge a person's heart where the real person is. God does the judging.
on May 9,2012 | 01:39PM
JPG wrote:
Get over your ignorant self and move to North Carolina. Where does it give you permission to judge people by gods holy word? Where does it say he measures sin? There are many beliefs in this world not just yours. How would you like your children judged in such an ignorant manner??? How many times have you been married? Did you save your virginity for your wife?? Would you like to be judged or condemmed for it if you did?? WHAT AGE WERE YOU WHEN YOU MADE A DECISION TO BE STRAIGHT???
on May 10,2012 | 11:34AM
ISCREAM wrote:
Yes, He creates us perfectly and we have free choice as to what we do with His creation.
on May 9,2012 | 10:10PM
EightOEight wrote:
Blackmurano, These are your religious views; not everyone agrees, including many Christians. Obama is NOT a Muslim. By the way, not all Muslims are bad...they even have constitutional rights in America...did you know that?? I know, you don't care...
on May 9,2012 | 10:34AM
blackmurano wrote:
I did not say Muslims are bad in referring to Obama not being a Christian. He has given so much free pass to Muslims than to Christian where this country was founded on. When Obama went to Eygpt to talk to their Pariliament, he said, "We are not a Chrisitan nation." Last year, his Pentagon cancelled the appearance of the Rev Franklin Graham as guest speaker on the National Day of Prayer because he called Muslims bad (in referring to their Koran). Just about every year every sitting President celebrate the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday in May. Obama chose not to because he does not want to offend the few. By the way if in Muslim countries, homosexuals are executed. Just imagine if Muslims took over our country? I do hope Barack Obama is not reelected.
on May 9,2012 | 11:57AM
OldDiver wrote:
Views from the right wing fringe.
on May 9,2012 | 12:22PM
hawaiikone wrote:
You left out "(fox news)".
on May 9,2012 | 03:15PM
BRock wrote:
He is correct. The U.S. Is not a Christian nation.
on May 9,2012 | 12:24PM
Toneyuki wrote:
But the majority of Americans are Christian. And our constitution and laws are rooted in Judeo-Christianity with some wonderful words saying that every single person in America has the right to worship (or not) as they see fit, as long as it is following the laws of the land.
on May 9,2012 | 05:20PM
OldDiver wrote:
False.
on May 9,2012 | 08:52PM
Anela wrote:
Lord, please protect me from your followers. AMEN!
on May 9,2012 | 10:39AM
hawaiikone wrote:
So Anela, are you for gay marriage or not? Since you ask the Lord for help, maybe you could share His guidance in that area as well.
on May 9,2012 | 03:20PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Have you been attacked by preachers and priests? Oh NO!!!!!!!!
on May 9,2012 | 05:21PM
sjean wrote:
I believe it was Mitt Romney who said just a few weeks ago, 'judge me on my religious practices, not my religion's doctrines.'
on May 9,2012 | 11:44AM
Toneyuki wrote:
Nope
on May 9,2012 | 05:23PM
sjean wrote:
Yes, he certainly did when asked about LDS doctrine regarding blacks as a :curse." I may be misquoting, but he absolutely said to judge him by his practice of faith, not its' doctrines."
on May 9,2012 | 07:13PM
OldDiver wrote:
Many men and women have died in wars to protect you right to post anything you want on this forum. Thousands of those men and women wish they had the right of gay marriage. Many of those men and women are currently serving in Afghanistan protecting our rights. We need to protect their rights too.
on May 9,2012 | 12:21PM
kapoleitalkstory wrote:
Wow here come haters!
on May 9,2012 | 12:25PM
honopic wrote:
You apparently forgot one of the basic tenets of Christianity: The Golden Rule.You are one of those who claim to be Chrisitan but have zero tolerance for anyone who disagrees with your views. Judge not, lest ye be judged. Since you seem to claim to be an expert on what "God says" let me ask one question -- What Would Jesus Do?
on May 9,2012 | 02:19PM
Toneyuki wrote:
He would probably be sad that people sin and sin and sin and sin some more.
on May 9,2012 | 05:24PM
EightOEight wrote:
We're ALL sinners, Toneyuki. Maybe you think you're a more acceptable sinner...
on May 9,2012 | 07:39PM
peanutgallery wrote:
This, of course, is the liberal way.
on May 9,2012 | 06:55PM
sjean wrote:
And most likely the way of the gay conservatives. Unfortunately, their conservative comrades will shun them for saying so out loud.
on May 9,2012 | 07:16PM
Kapakahi wrote:

I am impressed. I am used to Obama being overly cautious and fearful of conservative backlash, so his boldness here is quite refreshing.

I found one line in the article to be laughable:

"...could open Obama up to Republican criticism that he was taking his eye off the economy...."

The Republicans ran in 2008 claiming they would focus on the economy and job creation, but instead have tried to rile up their base over abortion and contraception. Their "jobs creation" program has been limited to promoting tax cuts for the rich. Big surprise.

I am not convinced this decision is politically wise, as it may speed up the process whereby anti-Mormon Christian conservatives accommodate themselves to Romney. But maybe, just maybe, Obama knows a bit more about what works in a presidential campaign than I do.

Thank you, Mr. President!


on May 9,2012 | 10:10AM
Hullstown wrote:
I found one line in the article to be laughable: "...could open Obama up to Republican criticism that he was taking his eye off the economy...." I found this funny too because by the looks of things, President Obama has never had his eye on the economy.
on May 9,2012 | 12:00PM
EightOEight wrote:
You mean like W and President Cheney?
on May 9,2012 | 12:15PM
Hullstown wrote:
LOL. Yeah, that 4-5% unemployment number was AWFUL...who'd want any part of that? Is the HONORABLE George W. Bush on the ballot? Is Cheney? No. President Obama has a record on the economy and it's not good. When you graduate President Obama's prepubescent finger pointing class, we'll have a discussion.
on May 9,2012 | 04:41PM
EightOEight wrote:
Yeah, good until our economy was headed off the deep end and losing 350,000 jobs a month. What is your nominee's plan???
on May 9,2012 | 04:45PM
Hullstown wrote:
EightOEight, you're such a killjoy. You press the economy issue in a story that was written for the sole purpose of diverting attention from Mr. Obama's awful performance in improving it. Your question reminds me of the shortcomings after the election of our Dear Leader, The ONE, tingling sensations guy, crease in his pants guy, etc, Barack Obama. I don't have to articulate "my" nominee's "plan" (it might be all lies like closing Guantanamo, killing American citizens in foreign lands, increasing civilian casualties by increasing drone strikes, etc), he just has to convince people he's better than the incumbent. If this story is any indication, it shouldn't be too hard to pull off. While I do appreciate your focus on the awful economy Mr. Obama has owned for 3.5 years, don't expect the White House to seek you as a consultant. Your sucking the air out of his plan to get Americans to forget about the economy.
on May 9,2012 | 05:48PM
EightOEight wrote:
Why don't you go back to the earlier posts, Hullstown. You're the one that brought up the economy. so why don't you take your own advice??
on May 9,2012 | 07:19PM
Hullstown wrote:
LOL. Because I'm not trying to distract people from the major issue voters are concerned about, liberal zombies and Mr. Obama are. Hence my piling on the sarcasm that seemingly flew way over your head. I brought up the lousy economy because it's exactly the reason for this story (you seem to struggle with this political move so, I'll break it down for you). Economy = Bad. Talk about social issues so people will forget about bad economy. Get it, EightOEight? Metaphorically, it's a magician's sleight of hand (that means he does something to divert your attention while performing "magic" only it's not really "magic" he just diverted your attention!). It's amateur hour and you're the first to the party and the last to understand. Not surprised.
on May 9,2012 | 09:25PM
EightOEight wrote:
Just because you have attention deficit disorder, Hullstown, doesn't mean everybody else does.
on May 9,2012 | 09:52PM
Hullstown wrote:
Just because you lack the intelligence to identify political maneuvers doesn't mean you'll get kicked out of the Democrat party. They'll embrace you. They love you. There isn't a thought in your head that they don't control as exhibited by your obliviousness to the obvious. So blissfully ride on, in the shallow waters of your mind, convinced that this fabrication of conviction is truth on display. You're the one getting played and you don't even realize it. It's hilarious and sad.
on May 9,2012 | 10:50PM
EightOEight wrote:
What a coincidence, I think the same of you...
on May 10,2012 | 08:31AM
Toneyuki wrote:
Cheney was president? Who knew?
on May 9,2012 | 05:26PM
false wrote:
You're correct. He handed that job off to Drs. Pelosi and Reid, PhD, economics.
on May 9,2012 | 04:14PM
JPG wrote:
The ignorant haters need some excuse to attack him.How and Why does this take his focus away from economics? All he did was state his opinion!!! People are so quick to attack. Wheres the ALOHA????????????
on May 10,2012 | 11:39AM
OldDiver wrote:
The voters who will be opposing President Obama already believed he supported gay marriage. Of course they also believe he was born in Kenya and that President Obama stole the idea to bail out the automobile industry from Mitt.
on May 9,2012 | 12:25PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Obama wasn't born in Kenya but he is Keynesian.
on May 9,2012 | 05:26PM
Tipops wrote:
That's the big question, is gay "marriage" right? Or, should the traditional view of marriage between a man and a woman be considered right? For me it is the traditional view. Got nothing personal against gays, that's just my opinion. I think O's think tank just sprung a leak because the downside to this latest announcement is going to cost him many fence votes and he is going to need them. Too bad he hasn't really done anything substantial in the past four years.
on May 9,2012 | 10:14AM
EightOEight wrote:
If you don't believe in gay marriage then don't marry someone of the same gender. If a church doesn't want to perform a marriage ceremony for a gay couple, fine, don't. However, there are many churches that will. Which church is right and which is wrong? You don't put civil rights up for majority vote, and personally, I think heterosexuals are doing a good job of eroding the institution of marriage all by themselves...
on May 9,2012 | 10:23AM
sjean wrote:
My parents will celebrate 60 years of marriage this year. They were not married in a religious ceremony. What does marriage have to do with religion?
on May 9,2012 | 11:45AM
EightOEight wrote:
Point taken, sjean. You are correct, doesn't have to be a religious ceremony.
on May 9,2012 | 12:05PM
OldDiver wrote:
EightOEight...........I oppose President Obama because he is forcing me to marry another person of my own persuasion. :)
on May 9,2012 | 12:27PM
EightOEight wrote:
LOL...the next spin.
on May 9,2012 | 01:20PM
Toneyuki wrote:
He forced you to marry a socialist?
on May 9,2012 | 05:30PM
Toneyuki wrote:
And yet there are still homosexual couples that will sue churches for refusing to preform civil unions or gayriages.
on May 9,2012 | 05:31PM
JPG wrote:
What kind of cheese would you like with that WHINE Toneyuki??
on May 10,2012 | 11:41AM
HollyJHuber wrote:
It's about time Obama joined reasonable people in understanding that discrimination has real consequences (all negative) for GLBT families and children. DEMAND FULL MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW!
on May 9,2012 | 10:39AM
jess wrote:
Good, people need to accept that homosexuality isn't a disease, it's not a "lifestyle" it's how someone is born. Everyone wants acceptance, whether it's freedom of religion, free speech, or the freedom to love who you love, not who people tell you to love.
on May 9,2012 | 10:50AM
bubbaButt wrote:
This is just another attempt for this POS, I mean POTUS to pander for votes. Merely Lip Service...
on May 9,2012 | 11:11AM
EightOEight wrote:
Pandering...You mean like Romney trying to take credit for saving the auto industry? Like supporting right-wing legislation against women's reproductive and healthcare rights and then making only women stand behind you in the background to imply that you're not anti women? You mean like that?
on May 9,2012 | 11:31AM
Toneyuki wrote:
Romney has never ever ever supported any legislation that would limit a woman's right to reproduce or to have access to healthcare.

If you are going to talk crup about him at least use the truth. He supports legislation that goes against having government tax dollars go toward killing unborn babies and for private companies being forced to provide a (elective) product for FREE.


on May 9,2012 | 05:34PM
EightOEight wrote:
Continue in your delusional world, Toneyuki. Willard's losing the women's vote...I wonder why?
on May 9,2012 | 07:24PM
sjean wrote:
As if those in support of gay marriage were ever going to vote for Romney? LMFAO.
on May 9,2012 | 11:47AM
LanaUlulani wrote:


In 1996 Obama supported gay marriage then in 2004 he opposed it. Eight years later Obama purports to support gay marriage again.

My gay and transgender family and friends have waited nearly 3.5 YEARS for him to come out and defend them which is too long of a wait. Congratulations to them though because they have waited SO LONG for the president, leader of the United States, to come and DEFEND THEM !

Unfortunately this will cost Obama his re-election. Congratulations to my gay and transgender family and friends though. I hope that they can marry who they want to marry like the rest of us can ! With Obama my gay and transgender friends STILL cannot marry. I REMAIN HOPEFUL.


on May 9,2012 | 11:12AM
sjean wrote:
With friends like you, who needs Obama?
on May 9,2012 | 11:48AM
towngirl wrote:
oh yeah, like your gay and transgender friends will be able to marry each other if Mitt Rmoney gets elected. You better hope for the sake of your gay and transgender friends that Obama does get re-elected.
on May 9,2012 | 03:22PM
Toneyuki wrote:
I don't think it will matter. If Obama gets reelected, pushing for gay marriage through a Republican house and senate would be dang near impossible.
on May 9,2012 | 05:37PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Me thinks that this will not cost him the election, it won't sway too many voters one way or the other. What will cost him the election is his utter incompetency at being the President of the United States.
on May 9,2012 | 05:36PM
JPG wrote:
LOL At least he has an open mind and is for EQUALITY for all! MUCH MUCH more than you have proved here in your posts! No matter if he wins or looses he is a winner for stepping up to the plate against such ignorant haters as yourself. What have you done that makes you so important?
on May 10,2012 | 11:45AM
lookup wrote:
Our Almighty Creator has given each of us choices. How we live our lives and if we follow HIS godly plans for our lives or the way of the world will determine what will happen to each one of us in the "Forever After". Be sure you are informed as to what is God's plan for your life because in the END ... it is only HIS opinion that matters!!!!!
on May 9,2012 | 11:41AM
EightOEight wrote:
Right, so can you let us work things out with our God ourselves?
on May 9,2012 | 04:53PM
Buasorn wrote:
The real queston is, are Americans willing to accept the fact that one day, our First Lady, could be a man?
on May 9,2012 | 11:54AM
tobyclairmont wrote:
At least he has declared his point of view and the rest of us can make our decision accordingly.
on May 9,2012 | 11:57AM
squidman22 wrote:
There's a big difference between judgement and discernment. Pointing out a certain behavior or activity is wrong according to God is simply discernment. The ability to distinguish right and wrong behavior. It is up to God to ultimately judge those individuals and their choices but you shouldn't expect those who know and love the ENTIRE word and commandments of God to just sit by and not say anything. I do agree however that if people ultimately decide to not follow God's word then we should leave them alone in peace and not harass them. The christian needs to correct in a peaceful and loving way. Never in anger or condemnation. I think that's where a lot of us go wrong.
on May 9,2012 | 11:59AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Of course you are absolutely correct. The problem is that correction in a peaceful and loving way can rarely be accomplished in a forum venue. Defensive and derisive responses are practically automatic.
on May 9,2012 | 03:45PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Well said. I would challenge those that think the religious people are forcing there views down your throat to name the last time that they went charging into a gay parade and interrupted LGBT events like radical leftists do to those that they disagree with.
on May 9,2012 | 05:40PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Interesting that you folks, pro and con, have missed the real reasons for Obama's "evolution": 1. Biden's big mouth. He basically announced his support for gay marriage on one of the Sunday talk shows. By doing so, Mr. Clueless put his boss in a very uncomfortable position requiring Obama either to back gay marriage or reaffirm his opposition. 2. Money: There have been several news reports lately of wealthy gay contributors shutting down/withholding their donations to the Obama campaign. --------- Timing couldn't have been better (for the Republicans) right on top of the NC marriage vote overwhelmingly against gay marriage making it 32 states with similar laws. So, congratulations Joe Biden. Well done.
on May 9,2012 | 12:04PM
Hullstown wrote:
1. Well said and precisely on point. The decidedly uniformed celebratory mood here is hilarious. O-BA-MA, O-BA-MA, O-BA-MA!!! Just coincidently waltzes out today and announces his conclusion about marriage. HA! I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when Mr. Obama talked to Mr. Biden. Joey will probably be on a short leash leading up to November.
on May 9,2012 | 12:14PM
false wrote:
I predict a sudden need for a senior executive in Afghanistan to directly supervise the drawdown.
on May 9,2012 | 04:16PM
squidman22 wrote:
Still don't know why VP's are allowed to make statements. If were president I wouldn't allow my VP to make any public statements without my approval.
on May 9,2012 | 12:16PM
EightOEight wrote:
I thought it was because POTUS took his eyes off the economy? Conservatives can't make their minds up?
on May 9,2012 | 12:18PM
OldDiver wrote:
Pacej001.....give me a break. Biden's statement was a trial balloon.
on May 9,2012 | 12:29PM
false wrote:
BIDEN is a trial balloon. He's the original Gaff-O-Matic. To think, this guy was hired to stiffen up Obama's lack of foreign policy gravitas. LOL. Wrong by the numbers to the point that if you want to know the answer to a critical foreign policy question, just do exactly the opposite of what Mr. Biden says (I guess he does have some value after all).
on May 9,2012 | 03:46PM
false wrote:
Interesting that you folks, pro and con, have missed the real reasons for Obama's "evolution": 1. Biden's big mouth. He basically announced his support for gay marriage on one of the Sunday talk shows. By doing so, Mr. Clueless put his boss in a very uncomfortable position requiring Obama either to back gay marriage or reaffirm his opposition. 2. Money: There have been several news reports lately of wealthy gay contributors shutting down/withholding their donations to the Obama campaign. --------- Timing couldn't have been better (for the Republicans) right on top of the NC marriage vote overwhelmingly against gay marriage making it 32 states with similar laws. So, congratulations Joe Biden. Well done.
on May 9,2012 | 12:05PM
false wrote:
Interesting that you folks, pro and con, have missed the real reasons for Obama's "evolution": 1. Biden's big mouth. He basically announced his support for gay marriage on one of the Sunday talk shows. By doing so, Mr. Clueless put his boss in a very uncomfortable position requiring Obama either to back gay marriage or reaffirm his opposition. 2. Money: There have been several news reports lately of wealthy gay contributors shutting down/withholding their donations to the Obama campaign. --------- Timing couldn't have been better (for the Republicans) right on top of the NC marriage vote overwhelmingly against gay marriage making it 32 states with similar laws. So, congratulations Joe Biden. Well done.
on May 9,2012 | 12:06PM
noheawilli wrote:
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on May 9,2012 | 12:51PM
Hullstown wrote:
"Lets get the government OUT of the marriage business" -- Absolutely. It's hilarious that in his yammering, he says it's up to the States, yet people are here are OVERJOYED that (as if there were any doubt) Mr. Obama came out and made such a BRAVE GUTSY declaration.
on May 9,2012 | 05:53PM
false wrote:
You're right. Another Gutsy Decision. Bronze Star, at least.
on May 9,2012 | 07:05PM
ddunn wrote:
i guess he stopped evolving!!! this is after Carney made a fool of himself yesterday!
on May 9,2012 | 01:00PM
Anonymous wrote:
Yes we are. "It cannot be emphsized too strongly or too often that his great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but by the gospel of Jesus Christ." (Patrick Henry, Founding Father)/
on May 9,2012 | 01:24PM
EightOEight wrote:
The First Amendment In the United States, the religious civil liberties are guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The "Establishment Clause," stating that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," is generally read to prohibit the Federal government from establishing a national church ("religion") or excessively involving itself in religion, particularly to the benefit of one religion over another. Following the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and through the doctrine of incorporation, this restriction is held to be applicable to state governments as well. (Wikipedia.org). We are a nation of many religions, even though some are more prominent than others...
on May 9,2012 | 01:50PM
Toneyuki wrote:
This simply means that government can't control religion, not that religion can't influence government. Christianity has every right to influence government.
on May 9,2012 | 05:44PM
EightOEight wrote:
Yeah, right, Toneyuki...wish.
on May 9,2012 | 07:26PM
JPG wrote:
And so does the GLBT !!
on May 10,2012 | 11:49AM
JevSv538 wrote:
I think this is a great step towards equality! Its about time someone with current strong power step up, with an open mind and see that LOVE is LOVE. It is not for anyones place to determine who we can love and what defines love as "right". Religiously affiliated or not.. everyone just live your own lives! This is a matter of equality no citizen deserves to be treated as a second class citizens.
on May 9,2012 | 01:44PM
squidman22 wrote:
Moral relativism. The downfall of our nation.
on May 9,2012 | 02:05PM
honolulugal wrote:
And so absolutism is the savior? Then go live in a dictatorship where you'll feel safe, The Middle East doesn't allow "moral relativism". Maybe you'd be happier there.
on May 9,2012 | 03:10PM
squidman22 wrote:
You are talking despotism. I in no way condone a totalitarian and despotic society. I just don't believe the United States is going to be prosperous again until we get a grip on what the core beliefs of our system originally were.
on May 9,2012 | 03:30PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
As opposed to.....moral relativism? You really want to go there? If any group of people really tried to live by that code, it would eventually de-evolve into survival of the fitest. My moral compass tells me that I deserve your car. Yours tells you you should be able to keep your car. Guess who's going to end up with it? That's right....which ever of us is the strongest. That kind of society is just as doomed to failure as one who lives by a wrong set of moral absolutes. Society has to make the judgement call as to which behaviors are proper. We cannot shirk the responsiblity. History will ultimately judge. I think it will judge us as a failure in this matter. We crossed a line that shouldn't have been crossed.
on May 9,2012 | 03:46PM
blackmurano wrote:
Romans 1:26 takes us further down the path of perversion, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Today, our society calls homosexuality a preference. God has always called it a perversion. The Bible refers to it not just as “a sin”, but as “an abomination”. Verses 26-27 tell us four truths about homosexuality: it’s not natural, not normal, not noble, and not neutral. First, it’s not natural, notice Paul’s phrases, “against nature” and “leaving the natural use”. Robert Kronemeyer writes, “Homosexuals are made, not born. From my 25 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist I firmly believe homosexuality is a learned response to early painful experiences, thus it can be unlearned…” Second, it’s not normal. Paul says the homosexual “burns in his lust”. His desire is not a normal sexual desire. It’s an appetite out -of-control and misdirected. Third, it’s not noble. Paul says, “men with men committing what is shameful”. It’s a deformity of God’s intended order. It violates the sexual identities God created. Fourth, it’s not neutral. Penalties come with perversions. Paul says, “receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” There are consequences. AIDS is one of them, but there are more, not the least of which is a seared conscience. There are many gays who are anything but happy and gay. If you’re tempted by homosexual thoughts, or trapped in a gay lifestyle, God still loves you. Your sin is not the unpardonable sin. God is able to forgive you and set you free if you’ll repent and trust in Him. Blessings in Him "There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death" (Proverbs 14:12)
on May 9,2012 | 01:58PM
honolulugal wrote:
Stop dictating what a Christian is supposed to be like and believe! Go down on your knees and ask for forgiveness that you won't be judged as you have judged!
on May 9,2012 | 03:13PM
squidman22 wrote:
It isn't judgement, its discernment. The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 7 has to be the most misquoted and misunderstood passages in the Bible. It talks about hypocritical and false judgement. Not about having zero judgement at all. I'm pretty sure those that aren't engaged in homosexuality activity aren't going to be penalized by God for voicing their opinion against it.
on May 9,2012 | 03:25PM
honolulugal wrote:
Well, good for youl. I guess we alll will find out in the end, won't we? It just seems so stupid to me. God created man and a woman for company rright? Only after Eve ate the apple that reprodictition started, riight? And then after they ate off the apple tree of knowledgek that's when they got all sexy and reproduced, right? And then Eve, because of her sin, had horrible birth pains and all women aftetr..that's what's the the Bible says. So, because men and women started to have sex, that''s when sin started, right? So, if you're goingt to start judigng, start from yourself first--become a celibate monk. ;-)
on May 9,2012 | 05:40PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Yours has to be one of the funniest comments today.
on May 9,2012 | 07:20PM
JPG wrote:
Hes probably too busy throwing rocks at his wife LMAO
on May 10,2012 | 11:50AM
squidman22 wrote:
Amen Black. Continue to see things in a Godly worldview and not in a moral relativist worldview.
on May 9,2012 | 03:32PM
JevSv538 wrote:
So many interpretations to the bible.. I'm pretty sure you can take versus from the bible and apply them to yourself, if your honest enough to. So come on people get REAL.. you're not God. And all of us are human. "Christians" who hate and judge.. where did your "Christianity" go.. when we begin to indulge in hate and forget we live because our Savior LOVED. Stop putting yourself on a pedestal just because you "assume" you are on some crystal clear righteous path. We all have got our own sin and interpretation of it. Let God be the judge. Live your life and let others live theirs. Plus if your faith is so strong.. Live by FAITH not by fear my braddahs and sistahs!
on May 9,2012 | 10:25PM
JPG wrote:
AMEN TO THAT!!
on May 10,2012 | 11:53AM
JPG wrote:
What is TRULY so very sad in this day and age is the people who come from this point of view and believe that everyone who does not think the same way are automatically condemmed. It is people like blackmurano who are ignorant and push this kind of BELIEF on children and wonder why gay teens have the highest suicide rate in the country. Its so easy for them to judge others when they do not have a clue as to the world outside of the narrow mindset that they are believing in. To blame AIDS on sexual orientation in this day and age just shows how totally ignorant he really is. God forbid one of your children get it and teach you a good lesson about life. Get off your soapbox ,put on your big girl panties and go take a good look in the mirror at your own self and ask god to give you a heart! I pray that Jesus lifts the ties that bind your mind to such ignorance before your beliefs have a serious detrimental impact on someone who does not deserve it!
on May 10,2012 | 12:29PM
DPK wrote:
Tearing down walls for marriage equality should ethically remove barriers to any form of union. Multiple partners, immediate family; who can then deny anyone the right to love whom they choose? Perhaps this is at it should be if traditional legal definitions are cast away. The ultimate value and equality of any relationship should therefore be determined only by its participants, not society.
on May 9,2012 | 02:05PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Personally, I hope it doesn't happen, but I agree that yours is the logical conclusion that will eventually be realized. I don't know why gay marriage supporters still deny this. You cannot be for gay marriage and against other forms of relationships. It's simply hypocritical. You'll soon be labeled as "intolerant" by those who want to marry, but are still denied the right.
on May 9,2012 | 03:38PM
false wrote:
You'll never get a straight answer from gay marriage supporters on this subject. They talk of gay couples only. Why? By what logic would multiple partners, polygamy(heterosexual or gay), or marriage within families be prohibited? Neither will you get a coherent answer regarding the macro impact of gay marriage or its logical permutations above, over time, on our society/culture. As conventional marriage and family declines due to the influence of popular culture and the declining influence of religion, recognition of gay marriage becomes just one more straw on the camels back, with traditional marriage/family dwindling in comparison to any number of more hedonistic options. Then where will we be? We could very well be in yet another dark ages, this time with smart phones. Hope I'm wrong. Don't think so.
on May 9,2012 | 04:00PM
sukebesan wrote:
With this announcement, POTUS Obama has no other choice but name Hlilary Clinton as his running mate in November replacing Joe Biden. If he doen't, the likelihood of Mittens replacing Obama for the next four years is very high.
on May 9,2012 | 02:33PM
false wrote:
That would be special, Hillary and Barack fighting over who gets to wear the pants.
on May 9,2012 | 04:01PM
false wrote:
Is there any doubt who'd win that contest?
on May 9,2012 | 04:49PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Pretty sure hillary would. http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/obama-throw-415x323.jpg
on May 9,2012 | 05:50PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Big mistake. He will get the votes of the gays who turn out to vote and the votes of the far left liberal radicals, but he will lose the votes of many blacks and independents and hand over the white House to Romney in January. Way to go, Mr. President.
on May 9,2012 | 03:27PM
false wrote:
You got it. Classic mistake, to announce his "evolution" (forced by his bumbling subordinates) right after NC, a swing state, voted 60/40 to ban gay marriage. And guess where the democrat national convention is being held this year, Charlotte, NC. Well, isn't that special, the event will raise this issue again, in the form of an insult, to the voters of NC. I think we can safely put the state, which Obama won by only 14,000 votes in the Romney column.
on May 9,2012 | 04:08PM
MariaBetty wrote:
As a Christian Democrat, Obama messed up. If its Mans affirmation same sex couples seek, ask your government and they shall provide you a civil union. If its Gods affirmation same sex couples seek, ask God but God will respectfully ignore your Marriage request.
on May 9,2012 | 03:31PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Is anyone really surprised? Let's not be fooled here. Anyone who says all they want are civil unions are flat out lying. Gay marriage is the ultimate goal. Next step in.....oh, about a generation (maybe less), will be legalizing marriage to children, multiple partners and family members. The arguments are the same. Do the research. It's already begun. In theory, I was not opposed to giving certain rights to any couple, straight or gay (such as hospital visitations, etc.), but marriage should have been kept to one man, one woman.
on May 9,2012 | 03:34PM
Changalang wrote:
Life is short; enjoy the ride. Don't wreck it for anyone else. Words to live by.
on May 9,2012 | 03:59PM
honolulugal wrote:
Amen, Changalang, absolutely,
on May 9,2012 | 06:10PM
bigtaiho wrote:
Time for a massive tidal wave.
on May 9,2012 | 04:46PM
Changalang wrote:
Gay people are God's creatures too. God has a plan, or homosexuality would not exist. Maybe God put Gay people on Earth to remind Christian bigots what happy is supposed to look like. Food for thought.
on May 9,2012 | 04:55PM
Changalang wrote:
G a y people are God's creatures too. God has a plan, or homosexual!ty would not exist. Maybe God put G a y people on Earth to remind Christian bigots what happy is supposed to look like. Food for thought.
on May 9,2012 | 04:56PM
false wrote:
You're right. The plan is Natural Selection.
on May 9,2012 | 10:46PM
Changalang wrote:
The law of probability demonstrates that at least one of the Twelve Apostles was a happy guy.
on May 9,2012 | 04:59PM
juke wrote:
Unlike ministries to gays that are based on sympathy and compassion that adds to, or subtracts from God’s Word, Know His Love Ministries sympathizes with a soul in need of nourishing and healing provided through loving disciples sharing the keys to victory found in God’s Holy Word. Man is his own worst enemy believing that his feelings are as good as truth. Jeremiah 17:9 ASV says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?” This is a teaching of the world, not the Bible. Know His Love Ministries is committed to principles and beliefs based solely on the Word of God. It is the desire of Know His Love Ministries to show pastors, leaders and congregational members, that God provided us with exactly what He deemed necessary for those who are same-sex attracted. The tools are given to us to teach others to use. Satan must give way to the power of God that is available to every one of us. John 15:7 NKJV says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
on May 9,2012 | 06:12PM
honolulugal wrote:
Well Genisis says that sin atarted with Adam and Eve having sex. So, obviously, you're not, righT?
on May 9,2012 | 06:21PM
juke wrote:
tell that to God
on May 9,2012 | 06:34PM
juke wrote:
why
on May 9,2012 | 06:18PM
juke wrote:
What does the Bible teach about practicing homosexuality? It's in the Bible, Romans 1:26-27, NIV. "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." Note: The Bible does not condemn a person for having same-sex attraction/homosexuality, but rather only the act of homosexual behavior. Is practicing homosexuality a sin? It's in the Bible, Leviticus 18:22, TLB. "Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin." Is the practice of homosexuality the worst sin a person can commit? Many people, even “Christians” may say this, but the Bible says all sin leads to death. It’s in the Bible, Romans 6:23, NKJV. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Pride, greed, and laziness are sins all the same, just as much as homosexuality is a sin. It’s in the Bible, Ezekiel 16:49, NKJV. “Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Note: The Bible does not single out homosexual behavior, but also includes other sins offensive to God, including idolatry and other sexual sins. Like all sinners, practicing homosexuals are called to repent. It's in the Bible, I Timothy 1:10-11, TLB. "Yes, these laws are made to identify as sinners all who are immoral and impure: homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, and all others who do things that contradict the glorious Good News of our blessed God, whose messenger I am.
on May 9,2012 | 06:18PM
JPG wrote:
Jesus knows I am gay and loves me every bit the same as all you straight people!
on May 10,2012 | 12:03PM
juke wrote:
Comment has been sent for approval why?????????????
on May 9,2012 | 06:19PM
Changalang wrote:
God works in mysterious ways. :)
on May 9,2012 | 06:59PM
Living_Large wrote:
Yup, just as I suspected, he's a closet h0m0. :-(
on May 9,2012 | 07:54PM
ISCREAM wrote:
The evidence shows that President Obama will say and do anything to get himself reelected...and then he will do what he wants regardless of how it hurts the people of this country. He is a disgusting shameless self promoter.
on May 9,2012 | 10:00PM
51butterflies wrote:
I'm disappointed that Obama is going contrary to what God tells us in the Bible. This announcement distracts from the real issues that concern our country's communities- jobs for the unemployed, education-better school conditions, the economy. At this point, I do not see any presidential candidate worthy of my vote. It's a sad day. Obama will lose lots of votes. We truly need God to deliver us from this MESS of a world that humans have molded!
on May 9,2012 | 10:26PM
JPG wrote:
Hes running our country ! Not your church!
on May 10,2012 | 12:03PM
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