Obama dovish on foreign policy I am reminded of The Onion's reporting of an imaginary speech in which Obama urges the Democratic Party to "destroy Jesus and usher in a new age of liberal darkness that shall reign o'er the Earth for a thousand years. How the Collaboration Between L. One reason, he says, is cultural. Barack Obama's rejection of American exceptionalism is reasonable and sometimes has helped avoid reckless intervention.
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President Barack Obama's shifting stance on gay marriage
On the contrary, this week they responded to Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast with righteous anger. Other denominations may make a different decision. Heard on Morning Edition. When I think about members of my own staff who are incredibly committed, in monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married. Senate seat in Illinois.
Part of it has to do with how you read the text. While the president has consistently supported civil rights for gay couples — peppering his comments with specifics such as hospital visitation, transfer of property and Social Security benefits — his discussion of marriage has differed. Perhaps we can be redeemed through social action, while our understanding of the truth begins by acknowledging that we weren't born with ownership of it. Obama explained, "I'm suspicious of too much certainty in the pursuit of understanding just because I think people are limited in their understanding. Still, LaBerge says, from Leviticus to Paul's writings in Romans and First Corinthians, homosexual acts are called vile and detestable, and legalizing same-sex relationships does not change the sin.