To the editor:
The President of the United States of America is sinning.
Barack Obama claims to be a committed Christian. He was sworn into the Senate on his family Bible. He has regularly attended church with his wife and daughters for years.
In May, however, the president publicly stated his belief that same-sex marriage is a good and just thing.
Here's what Jesus of Nazareth said about marriage: "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together let no man separate."
Barack claims to love and believe in Jesus Christs. Yet he dares to contradict his Savior, who plainly asserts that God invented the marriage covenant and chose for it to be between a man and his wife. No matter how Mr. Obama explains his position he is asserting that he is wiser than God and knows better than God what is just and what is good.
Where did the president go for validation of his diabolically disastrous decision? Hollywood. Where money is abundant and morals are as hard to find as any evidence the "hope" and "change" rhetoric that got him elected amounted to anything.
Jesus said: "Everyone to whom much is given, of him much will be required." God allowed this man, Barack Obama, to become the president of a great nation.
Now, however, he has opened the floodgates to let a sea of immorality swamp the land with moral filth.
A local wise man once wrote on a Gloucester Daily Times online comment thread: "Advocating marriage between homosexuals elevates and celebrates dysfunctional behavior. Marriage is an institution of society recognizing the union of a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation and the raising of a family.
"Homosexual 'marriage' is an aberrant caricature of that only. It celebrates dysfunction and, in so doing, demeans the purpose of the institution of marriage."
The arrogance of the 1 to 2 percent of the American population who would dare to alter the timeless meaning of marriage to suit their perverse purposes is unfathomable.
And they have brought the nation to this point not because their position has a single grain of rational or moral merit, but by using intimidation and name-calling to try to silence those who oppose.
Take away the words 'bigot' and 'homophobe' and the gay rights movement is left naked and powerless.