President Obama’s 2nd inauguration marked a historical event, but probably not the way most people might think. For the first time in our nation’s history, sexual preference is an official social category as established and concrete as race or gender.
In his inaugural address, the president declared that what sets Americans apart and makes us exceptional is “our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration”. The declaration of which he spoke was of course the Declaration of Independence. President Obama quoted the first line of the second paragraph:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In evoking the Declaration and the Creator from which our unalienable rights come, Obama must acknowledge that we are also governed by the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, for this is the foundational premise of our nation’s foundational document.
However, as he continued, Obama made blatant yet perhaps discreet statements that oppose one of the very fundamental Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. “Blatant yet discreet?” you ask. Yes. Allow me to explain.
As Obama continued, he appealed to what he referred to as the principles of our common creed: “tolerance, and opportunity, human dignity and justice.” He then, again, invoked the Declaration of Independence by stating, “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still;” and then Obama slipped in a reference that might have missed by some, or most. Here is the entire statement in context:
We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.
Did you catch it? There’s a reference there that makes a bold statement against a fundamental Law of Nature and of Nature’s God. It’s just one word, one event. A one-word event hidden amid two other well-know historical events in our nation’s past.
By Seneca Falls, Obama was referring to a watershed moment in the women’s rights movement that took place in the mid-1800s in Seneca Falls, New York. By Selma, he was referring to the pivotal Civil Rights marches and protests that took place in Selma, Alabama in the mid-1960s. And by Stonewall, he was referring to the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City in 1969 when drag queens and their gay friends fought back against the police who raided their bar.
So, in one sentence, the president equated Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall in front of God and everyone. In one sentence, he equated women’s rights, black civil rights, and “gay rights” — which include homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender and other categories of sexual perversion — essentially lumping the women of Seneca Falls, the blacks of Selma and the drag queens of Stonewall in the same pool.
Do we see what he did there? If we see it, do we understand the implications?!
The president continued:
It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.
WHAT?! “…if we are truly created equal, the surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well”?! There is so much packed in that short statement. In essence, the president is saying that just as the women of Seneca Falls deserved the right to be treated equal and vote, and just as the blacks of Selma deserved the right to be treated equal and have equal access to public areas, so ought gays to be treated equal and have equal access to marriage and the benefits that come with it. Seneca Falls and Selma show that we shall overcome and if you get in our way, you are on the wrong side of history.
Homosexuality has now become legitimized and as a result, any and all opposition to homosexual behavior must necessarily be delegitimized. Homosexuality was once categorized as a psychological disorder, now anyone that still thinks this way is considered homophobic and likely suffering from a psychological disorder themselves. Homosexual activity was once considered immoral and there were laws against such things, now pastors speaking out against what the Word of God clearly says is wrong are wrong themselves. Evil has become good, and good has become evil.
I can’t think of any better illustration than the media firestorm surrounding the inaugural benediction. Originally, Pastor Louie Giglio of Atlanta, Ga was supposed to deliver the closing prayer at Obama’s inauguration. But when the ultra-left website thinkprogress.org reported about Giglio’s “rabidly anti-LGBT views” based on a recording of a 15-20 year old sermon about homosexuality (which is quite good, by the way), Giglio quickly pulled out of the inaugural program. The Presidential Inaugural Committee offered the following response to Giglio’s decision:
We were not aware of Pastor Giglio’s past comments at the time of his selection and they don’t reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this Inaugural. Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction in large part for his leadership in combating human trafficking around the world. As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans.
Yes, that’s right, the Obama administration has a vision of inclusion and acceptance, unless you don’t accept homosexual lifestyles and gay marriage, then they will exclude and reject you. You figure that one out, because the more I think about it, the less I understand it.
So, who did they pick to replace Giglio for the inaugural benediction? Luis Leon, a LGBT-friendly, episcopal priest, and by doing so traded good for evil.
In his benediction, Luis Leon, like the president, recognized that we are all “created in [God’s] image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation or immigrant American, or daughter of the American Revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor.” He then proceeded to ask for blessings on America.
The stark contrast between these two pastors is representative of the knee-jerk reaction that is typically seen in our country over potentially offensive remarks against the gay community. A pastor that is willing to address sin and identify abominable actions and promote God’s Law is replaced by a pastor that embraces the same sin, encourages those abominable actions and rejects God’s Law while evoking that God.
Speaking of abominations, I can think of no better warning against the entire inaugural scene than Solomon’s words in Proverbs 28:9:
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Abominations upon abominations?! Whoa! Or…woe! Either way…