Friday, April 24, 2009

Obama and Miss California

Lots of furor over Miss California's answer to Perez Hilton's question about gay marriage. It's interesting that Ms. Hilton confines his most vile comments to Miss California, completely overlooking the fact (as do many others) that Obama and VP Joe "What's that website number?" Biden have exactly the same opinion about the issue that Ms. Prejean does.

This article summed it up nicely. Here's Obama speaking with Rick Warren:

Rev. Warren: "Define marriage."

Sen. Obama: "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian, it's also a sacred union. You know, God's in the mix."

Rev. Warren: "Would you support a constitutional amendment with that definition?"

Sen. Obama: "No, I would not."

Rev. Warren: "Why not?"

Sen. Obama: "Because historically, we have not defined marriage in our Constitution. ... I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage, but I do believe in civil unions."

As the article says, there is very little difference between Obama's statement and what Miss California had to say.

I think Ms. Prejean was by far the bravest of the two. "She was being questioned by a gay judge and a gay-friendly jury, after all. She surely knew that the response of her heart was not the answer this audience was looking for. Obama, on the other hand, was speaking before a largely conservative audience in an evangelical church when he endorsed the traditional view of marriage. How hard was that?"

I don't have a problem with gay marriage. Gay marriage doesn't threaten my marriage or my relationship. I think the best way to resolve this controversy is to get the government out of the marriage business altogether. Have everyone register their civil unions, and have these unions form the basis of any societal rights that marriage confers now. And if a church wants to "marry" someone officially, then that's great. I don't think any church should be forced to perform a marriage ceremony if it is against their own doctrine. That way, everyone is on an equal footing.


Anonymous said...

So glad you linked to a new site, filled with insightful posts about how Obama totally hates America. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this middle of the road, regular guy before. He certainly seems reasonable to me.

As far as God's Perfect Woman™, she didn’t even seem to realize that same-sex marriage is illegal in most states, and so is not, as she said, a “choice” for residents of those states (including California). She also seemed to think that California is a country, not a state. I'm deeply unimpressed with Perez Hilton, but, as Ms. Prejean begins, no offense to anyone but she is clearly retarded. I also heard that she will be having her breast implants removed (because they were bought for her by a filthy gay), and given to a wholesome Christian charity.

Fox news summed it up nicely: “If she really feels some tremendous stress as a result of losing — and I’m certain she’s probably devastated from what happened to her — she can articulate a viable claim for monetary compensation for psychic injury,” said FOX News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin.

That's right... psychic injury. See you at the million militia man march, dude!
Please read all of my responses in that weird voice from now on.

Small Town Doc said...

Once again, Obama and Biden have exactly the same views as Miss California.




Perhaps they are retarded, too.

I would appreciate a comment from you on this conjunction of opinions.

Oh yeah--your link is quite the example of balance and and reasonableness. I know you don't really believe that these guys represent anything remotely resembling the mainstream, any more than Ms. Garofalo, or Naomi Klein represents the mainstream of the Left?

I just learned that Soros was a Nazi collaborator. Hmmm.

But when I read your response in that "I've-kidnapped-your-kid-and-I-want-all-ur-money" voice, I felt a lot better.