"I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex -- nor am I willing to accept an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount," he said.
In the passage Obama is no doubt referencing here, St. Paul said: "For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.
"For this reason," said St. Paul, "God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."
Jesus Christ, reaffirming Genesis, defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
The truth is: A public policy vision that not only advances same-sex marriage, a "right" to abort an unborn child and now also a government commandment that forces Christians to act against their faith by compelling them to provide and pay for abortion-inducing drugs cannot be reconciled with the Bible or with the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God."
So, why did Obama concede in his second inaugural address that our rights come from our Creator? Perhaps it was for the same reason he invoked "our Constitution" and "fidelity to our founding principles." Perhaps he was not seeking to reaffirm an ancient truth, but redefine the very foundation of our society.