Mike Huckabee News
Mar 21 2013
It seems as if every day, a new voice joins the chorus telling conservatives and religious believers that if they don’t embrace same-sex marriage, surely, they will perish, at least politically. The argument to Republicans is that they need to attract young voters. And young Americans who are saddled with trillions of dollars of previous generations’ debt, can’t find jobs and will never pay off their student loans somehow care about only one issue: legalizing same-sex marriage. Then there are the people like former Ohio Senator Rob Portman. He has a gay son, and understandably wants the best for him. So he’s tried to find a moral accommodation between same-sex marriage and his religious beliefs.
Then, there are the purely political animals. It’s been said that if you want to know which way the polls are trending, just watch the Clintons. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that support for same-sex marriage has jumped from 32 percent in 2004 to 58 percent. Coincidentally, in the past week, Bill Clinton, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hillary Clinton, who ran for President just four years ago as a traditional marriage defender, have both had sudden conversions and now embrace same-sex marriage. In fact, Hillary even said she supports “LGBT” marriage. I’m not sure what “bisexual marriage” means, but she’s now in favor of it.
This is a divisive issue, and despite its proponents softpedaling its effects, it would represent a seismic change in law and morality that will have ramifications we can’t predict. It’s too important an issue to be determined by leaders with self-serving, poll-tested political motivations. Before you make up your mind, ask yourself: is it a decision you can reconcile with an objective standard of morality, like the Bible? Or are you just bending with the prevailing winds? It seems to me that our current political leaders fall into two categories: thermometers and thermostats. A thermometer does nothing but react to what’s happening around it. A thermostat maintains control, keeps cool, and doesn’t melt when things get hot. Now more than ever, we need more thermostats and fewer thermometers.