Robert Knight

Never have so many politicians spoken so weirdly about something of which they know so little.

On Oct. 14, President Obama trotted out “born gay, always gay” rhetoric to underscore his aim to force the military to accept open homosexuality.

At a televised “town hall” meeting, Obama said that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy “will end and it will end on my watch.” Roger that. Or is it Roger and Roger that?

Then he went on to declare God a liar, in so many words. That would be the God who Obama professes to worship. The Bible makes it clear that sex is only for marriage and that homosexuality, like other sex acts outside marriage, is a sin.

For example, quoting Genesis 2:25, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of God’s standard:

“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’” (Matthew 19:5,6)

In 1 Corinthians 6, the apostle Paul lists homosexuality among the sins that will keep people out of the kingdom of God. But he offers hope to any who will repent:

“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor. 6:11)

Obama, like many today, voices a fuzzy view that reflects not Scripture but our culture’s anything-goes morality: “I don’t profess to be an expert – this is a lay person’s opinion – but I don’t think it’s a choice,” he said. “People are born with a certain makeup. We are all children of God. We don’t make determinations about who we love.”

This is comparable to Obama’s mangling of the Sermon on the Mount in 2008, when he claimed that Jesus would favor legalizing homosexual unions. Hey, if it’s not in the Bible, so what? The drive-by media aren’t going to know the difference. They think Sodom and Gomorrah are a stand-up act in the East Village.

Three days after Obama’s venture into deterministic sex, NBC’s "Meet the Press" featured a debate with Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck. Host David Gregory began by asking Buck if the Tea Party movement was “extreme” and cited at length a leftwing think tank’s report that Tea Parties attract “bigots,” anti-Semites” and “white nationalists.” Gregory might as well have asked Buck, “Kooky, dangerous people flock to your campaign. Why?”

After flogging the Tea Party, Gregory turned to other issues, and then asked Buck: “Do you believe that being gay is a choice?”

“I do,” Buck answered. “Based on what?” Gregory quickly asked.


Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.