Obama’s theology off the mark, says pro-family group

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Poll vote buttonA pro-family group in Illinois is suggesting President Obama has his theology mixed up and doesn't understand the intentions of homosexual activists in that state.

In a move unusual for a sitting president, Barack Obama has weighed in on a state legislative matter, endorsing a homosexual "marriage" bill in Illinois scheduled for introduction this week. "Were the president still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally," White House spokesman Shin Inouye told Reuters regarding the chief executive's official endorsement, announced over the Christmas break.

Laurie Higgins, spokesperson for the Illinois Family Institute, tells OneNewsNow that in the president's opinion, equal treatment obviously involves radically redefining marriage.

"To say that in order to treat people with respect and dignity, society has to eliminate sexual complementarity from the definition of marriage actually contravenes the teachings of Jesus, whom Obama publicly claims to serve," she points out.

Higgins suggests the only way to do that is to completely ignore or eliminate biblical prohibitions against homosexual conduct.

The Institute spokesperson adds that all people are permitted to marry -- they simply must marry someone of the opposite gender. "Those who choose to make their same-sex attraction at the center of their identity are choosing not to participate in this institution," she says -- adding: "Really they're actually asking to be treated special."

Because in asking to change marriage, Higgins continues, they are asking to redefine the institution "by eliminating its central defining feature, which pertains to gender and sexual complementarity."

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