The following post was guest-authored by 3rd-year law student Adam Parker, a 2012 summer intern at the Foundation for Moral Law.
President Barack Obama recently declared the month of June as LGBT Pride Month for the year 2012. President Obama has declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month every year since he took office in 2009. President Bill Clinton started this tradition when he declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” on June 2, 2000.
Last year, when announcing June 2011 as LGBT Pride Month, the President stated in his proclamation (http://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/31/presidential-proclamation-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-pride-mon) that “The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union.” This year (http://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/blog/2012/06/01/kicking-lgbt-pride-month), President Obama made similar statements while also bragging about how his administration repealed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for our military. A LGBT reception has already been scheduled at the White House for June 15, 2012 (See a copy of an invitation below).
The current administration has also held numerous “LGBT conferences (http://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/lgbt/white-house-conferences)” from February throughout May of this year. Everything that the President has done throughout his administration has made it easy to predict that President Obama would once again declare June as LGBT Pride Month and further abandon society’s moral values in promoting what he calls a “more perfect Union.”
It should come as no surprise that traditional family values are continuing to be threatened. The President and Vice President both recently came out in support of gay marriage. The White House recently held a “LGBT Champions of Change Video Challenge (http://www NULL.huffingtonpost NULL.com/2012/04/09/lgbt-pride-month-champions-of-change-white-house_n_1413275 NULL.html).” I guess it is clear for all to see what “change” President Obama was referring to during his 2008 campaign. It is fair to say that numerous members of the religious community have been disappointed in everything from the current administration’s health care law to its ongoing endorsement of homosexuality and destruction of traditional marriage. The Coalition of African American Pastors has said that it was heart-broken (http://www NULL.christianpost NULL.com/news/obama-celebrates-evolving-attitudes-proclaims-june-lgbt-pride-month-75957/) after hearing the President’s so-called “evolution” on what marriage is.
There has been criticism of the LGBT Pride, or Gay Pride, movement both from within and outside of the LGBT community. Some point out that while an occasional “straight pride” march has been held, there is no straight pride movement. Others have said that the LGBT Pride movement has become too commercial, whereas some celebrities, politicians, and even athletes, say that it is okay to be gay and almost encourage both the behavior and taking pride in it. (I, for one, have decided to boycott some of the companies which have come out in support of gay marriage and pride, including Target, J.C. Penney, D.C. Comics, and Electronic Arts.) Some churches have even stopped preaching against homosexuality. However, the Bible discourages against homosexual behavior many times throughout. One example of this is the story of Sodom in Genesis 19. In Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, the act of sex between two men is referred to as an abomination. To go further, when the Apostle Paul listed those who will be denied the kingdom of heaven in I Corinthians 6:9-10, he included homosexuals on the list. However, the denouncement of homosexuality by religion is not limited to Christianity. Orthodox Judaism, Islam, Bahá’í Faith, Sikhism, Jainism, and many strains of Hinduism are just some of the many religions that discourage, or ban, homosexuality and view it as a moral wrong.
If one of the purposes of laws and government in a society is to enforce the morals of a society, then why are our leaders encourages taking pride in what is a moral wrong? Is this just another part of the so-called war on religion? Is the President trying to replace our societal morals with his vision of America? The idea of replacing our morals with those proposed by our President is abhorrent. If our fathers and mothers were homosexual, we would not be here today. The President has moved beyond merely saying that homosexuality must be legal and tolerated, but he urges that it be accepted as both normal and good.
The United States has a long history of being influenced by the moral values of the Christian faith in its laws. The Foundation for Moral Law will do its best to extend this history and tradition by promoting laws of morality and not immoral pride. Lastly, when the argument is made that lesbian and gay behavior is hereditary, or genetic, how does that apply to bisexual behavior? By having a “pride month” such as this, we are only removing the morals from society and encouraging sexual deviancy and an abomination in the eyes of God.
“In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” Romans 1:27