Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama pulls defense for law banning gay marriage

By Jeremy Pelofsky


Gay couple Ethan Collings (L), 32, and his spouse Stephen Abate, 36, hug as they celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary in West Hollywood, California, June 16, 2009. The couple were married when same-sex marriages were first allowed in 2008.  Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

WASHINGTON | Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:38pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has determined that a federal law that barred gay marriages was unconstitutional and told government lawyers to stop defending it, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, a major reversal that quickly angered conservatives.

A U.S. judge in Boston ruled in 2010 that a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) banning gay marriages was unconstitutional, but the Obama administration appealed, stating that it was obligated to defend U.S. laws.

The hot-button issue of same-sex marriage has been the focus of many judicial and political battles across the country. Gay marriage has only been legalized in the District of Columbia and five of the 50 states -- Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire and Vermont. Click "Here" for complete story.

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This is not really too surprising to me when it comes to the flip-flopping of the decisions made by our president. As you recall, Obama was for "civil Unions" and not "Gay Marriages". Now that our Commander and Chief has decided to endorse "Gay Marriages", we should see the wide spread of the virus begin to migrate towards the west coast. All Christians need to pray for the Obama Administration and the ungodly decisions that they have been making for us and our grandchildren to live with.

Related Story:  Same-sex ‘marriage’ bill passes Maryland Senate.


18 comments:

middle child said...

The virus (satan) has been increasing active each and every day. Prayer is our only weapon.

Richard Swartz said...
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GOD thinker said...

I think this was probably Obama's intention all along. It was a gradual approach to endorsing same sex marraiages aimed to buy him time and hold off conservatives. Politicians cannot save our country. Only the Lord can, and boy do we need Him now. We must be praying.

Clint said...

We've drifted so far from God that it boggles my mind. We will be brought back to reality in His time, and it will not be pretty.

Sidney Alves Amaral said...

Olá Loyd, obrigado por suas palavras em meu blog.
Um texto muito importante.
Minhas palavras são: Todo joelho se dobrará diante do Senhor.
Todas as atitudes serão pesadas como em balanças.
Um grande abraço.
Deus te abençoe.
Sidney (papodedesenhista.blogspot.com)

WORLASI said...

God have mercy on us all. Amen!!!!!

Kerrie said...

The bible is very specific and clear on same sex relationships, if a man lie down with another man as if with a woman, it is an abomination. I once worked with a gay man and witnessed to him frequently. Although he did not agree with the Bible teaching, he taped the passage from the Bible in his cubicle under the counter that I gave to him, but still in plain site. He could not escape the truth and his own conscience. I think even nature was telling him his lifestyle was not sanctioned as he has full blown aides and has been on medication for over 10 yrs. I praise you for addressing such a controversal subject. Our president indeed needs our prayers...

Niecy said...

Great Post.
My personal opinion is to basically pray for those who are unbelievers and live a life that is a testimony of God's goodness and grace. That's all we really can do.
Thanks for sharing this post!
God Bless With Love,
Niecy

covnitkepr1 said...

Obama will stand before The Righteous Judge someday and give an account. I don't even want to be in the vicinity when justice is handed out.

Brandee Mask said...

Lloyd~

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Glad you are following my posts now. I as well am following yours. Your kind words of appreciation are appreciated for what my husband does serving our country. Thank you for serving during your as well. My father did 29 so I have high admiration for those willing to do such. This post you have done makes me want to cry and burry my head in shame for our nation. Shame on us for electing such a CHRIST~less individual to represent us as Americans. Our country has fallen so short and it saddens me to think this is what my children have to endure as they are growing up in the midst of all of this filth. Tisk tisk to our "president" and our senate for allwing such bills to pass!!!!!!

Mari said...

As middle child said, prayer is our only weapon. "Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven."

Have a blessed weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Well, like the Bible says the world isn't going to get any better (until Christ returns)!

What I don't get is why the U.S. Attorney's General can pick and choose which laws to enforce or not to enforce.

Erlon Andrade said...

What is happening around the world about this subject?
In my opinion we can call it of a game, only it.

read and use the translator to undestand what i wrote.
hugs

http://www.oquedeustemfeitoemtuavida.net/2011/02/ex-bbb-e-o-namorado-o-que-significa.html

Jacky Lai said...

Hello. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you too for inviting me to read your blog. I would like to invite you to follow my blog.

Take care and God bless
Jacky Lai

Jan Samuel said...

.The evil goes around like a roaring lion,
so our best weapon is prayer.

God bless you and your family Brother Lloyd!
Your blog is a blessing!

Many good comments, and I invite
all of you to visit my blog,
where I write about my life with Jesus.
God bless you all.

Jesus is the way the truth and the life.
Greetings from
Jan Samuel
from Norway.

dfish said...

The fact that Obama claims to be a Christian reveals how far from the truth people's understanding of what means to be a Christian has drifted. Good post and good comments. Thanks for following my blog.

GayMommie85 said...

wow look at all you people judging shame shame on you! Lloyd im not sure why you stopped by my blog but i can imagine it would be the place for you, i mean me being gay and all and its very apparent where you stand on this subject. i love how you can all get on here and twist and turn the bible to say what you want it to say, but i am not judging any of you, im not judging people who marry outside there race or have been remarried i dont judge people who get married and never have children, i dont even judge all you people ready to take aim at me with ur bible verses ready to tear down my way of life, but you know what, i still love you all because god tells me thats what im suppose to do, i am a mother, a child of god, and a lesbian. i dont need for any one of you to tell me weather what im doing is right or its wrong, and im sure this will never get posted so Lloyd if you dont mind, please dont comment on my blog anymore thanks!

Lloyd said...

GayMommie - Thank you for your visit and comments. It has always been amazing to me how folks interpret the Bible to fit their own personal lifestyles. My prayer is that you will read and meditate on God's Word and that the Holy Spirit will convict you of the truth. God bless.