Thursday, January 22, 2009
Change and Hope = Radical Liberalism?

Here is what Focus on the Family Action has to say about the Obama administration's new agenda for America:

"'This is the most bold and comprehensive pro-homosexual, abortion-friendly administration agenda we've ever seen.'
President Barack Obama's radical agenda is prompting family advocates to steel themselves for a four-year struggle. 
At stake: the definition of marriage and family, the sanctity of human life and many other issues. It's all laid out at www.WhiteHouse.gov.
"President Obama is no friend of family values, and that is made perfectly clear on the White House Web site," said Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst at Focus on the Family Action. "This is the most bold and comprehensive pro-homosexual, abortion-friendly administration agenda we've ever seen.  And this is no time for Christians to remain silent."  
Check out the full agenda.

Comments: (5)



Actually, Obama is no more progressive with regard to the rights of gay citizens than President Gerald Ford and Senator Barry Goldwater, both of whom believed that gays should have all the rights of fellow citizens, including the right to get married.

All three seem to be quintessentially pro-family, all three having had apparently solid marriages and children who were not dysfunctional.

Compare that to the high divorce rate among conservative religious denominations that arrogate to themselves the claim "pro-family" to see who truly qualifies as pro-family.

The use of the expression "pro-family" is utter nonsense, a clever trick by which anyone who disagrees with what is best for families is labeled "anti-family", and the demonstrably miserable statistical record of religious conservatives in practice is called irrelevant.

Where is same sex marriage allowed? Massachusetts. What state has the third lowest divorce rate in the nation? Massachusetts. (Obama's home state of Illinois, too, has a very low divorce rate, and no marriage amendment, compared to virtually every state that has such an amendment.

Where is the divorce rate the lowest in general? The liberal Northeast. Where is the divorce rate highest in general? The conservative South.

There is nothing more anti-family than intolerance.

Amen to that Mr. Douglas! When I choose to start a family, I'm not letting Dr. Dobson or any of his ilk within ten feet of us.

Not to play "Devil's Advocate" here, but a LOW divorce rate doesn't mean all that much if the MARRIAGE RATE is also in the tank, yes?

Let's say if only 50 out of every 100 couples really GET married (and thereby establish the "traditional" 2-parent family unit), and out of those 50, only FIVE get divorced, then I suppose that COULD be considered a LOW divorce rate, given our modern times.

But what happens to those OTHER 50 couples that raise kids, never get married, and then "baby daddy" ups and leaves (for his next conquest) with NO responsibility to his (former) "partner" OR the kids???
That type of "change" doesn't seem very "hopeful".

Just something to ponder.


Thanks Bob. Very true. Massachusetts is a good example of this. If fewer people are getting married, fewer people will get divorced. Many "progressive" parts of the world, including the "liberal northeast" (to quote Chris) are simply giving up on marriage.

The combination of no-fault divorce and the rejection of biblical principles that produce healthy marriages has left marriages weak. Younger generations see this and are weary of the institution. Combine this with the idea of redifining marriage entirely and forgetting what it is about in the first place (a covenant between God and man) and many in these areas are rejecting marriage altogether because it has been made into a cruel joke.

What's interesting is that when communities come together to support the biblical understanding of marriage, marriage rates increase, marital satisfaction increases and divorce plummets. Check out Mike McManus with Marriage Savers (www.marriagesavers.com) as just one of many groups who are finding success going back to basics and teaching biblical principles on marital relationships.

In addition, I disagree with most everything Chris said...as usual, but don't have time to run down all his rabbit trails. However, Chris is not entirely correct about the divorce rate of conservative Christians. According to George Barna (http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=295) Evangelical Christians are less likely to divorce than more theologically liberal individuals. Also, conservatives were less likely to divorce than liberals.

Certainly, the entire country needs to improve the divorce rate, Evangelical Christians included. However, we are not the boogy man Chris makes us out to be. In fact, those who apply biblical principles to their marriage are much less likely to divorce (the problem is that even many Christian either don't know or don't apply biblical principles to their marriage regularly). I just blogged on this recently, but the book "Love and Respect" is a great place to start in the effort to restore marriages and avoid divorce...though there are many others. The movie Fireproof is also excellent.

Obama has one pro-life supporter: A white supremacist.

Hal Turner, the media savvy and outspoken leader of the pro-white movement, has praised President Obama's decision to fund the abortion of "darkies" in third world countries.

"Of course, the pro-life folks are very upset about this," Turner wrote on his blog, "but even though I am pro-life, I am not upset by it. My reasoning is quite simple: It won't be WHITE babies being aborted.

"I know that sounds terrible, but it isn't. The simple truth is that by killing-off third world savages while they're still in the womb, we're doing the whole planet a real service."