Robert Knight

After having done everything in his power to undermine marriage, Barack Obama has come out of the closet, so to speak, with his announcement that he’s now for brideless or groomless “marriage.”

But he didn’t come out alone. He brought Jesus with him, citing Christ as his inspiration for directly attacking God’s moral order. It’s one thing to be a hypocrite, which Obama has been since 2008. That’s when he began pretending to oppose the redefinition of marriage while since then refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act and homosexualizing the military. It’s quite another thing, however, to invoke Christ when doing the devil’s work.

Forget the voters. He’s going to have to answer to God for this one. Wednesday’s announcement might even sober up the people who voted for Obama simply to show that America has overcome racial division. Someone should survey pastors who support Obama and ask: Which is more important – electing a man on the basis of race, or upholding the integrity of the faith and what the Scriptures say about marriage? Citing Genesis 2:24, Jesus said in Matthew 19:5: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

This is actually about much more than marriage. It’s about truth. Mr. Obama is asking us to put into law a requirement for us to recognize as a marriage something that is not a marriage. When you do that, you create the sinews of tyranny, which stretch out to strangle freedom of speech, freedom of association and eventually, freedom of religion. The virtue of tolerance is strangled, too, morphing into the vice of mandatory celebration.

With this wicked move, Barack Obama is insisting that we bow down and worship the false idol of sexual anarchy. That’s what his wealthy supporters in Hollywood demand. Last Thursday, they ponyed up a reported $15 million to his campaign at George Clooney’s pool party. When you accord more respect to liberal film stars and gay billionaires than you do to the Creator of the universe, you’re not leaving much doubt about what you really worship.

No one knows what’s in anyone’s heart. But we are told by the Scriptures to judge people’s actions. Mr. Obama’s marriage gambit speaks louder than his contempt for the free market, the Constitution, American exceptionalism or even fossil fuels.

Robert Knight

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