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Christians rejoice and frown at Obama pro-gay marriage stance

May 10, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks out from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Some rejoiced in the U.S. president’s courage. Others predicted hellfire at the polls. One pastor said he would reflect on the matter in prayer.

President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that he supported same-sex marriage stirred impassioned responses at places of worship across the United States, underscoring the risk he took in coming out in favor of such a controversial measure.

Gay and liberal Christians found renewed enthusiasm for Obama, who had disappointed many on the left when his 2008 message of hope and change ran into the realities of governing.

“It just makes me giddy with joy. I have been bouncing around all day,” said the Reverend Annie Steinberg-Behrman, a United Church of Christ pastor in Berkeley, California, who married her partner in 2004.

But some conservative Christians who cite the Bible in opposing gay marriage have also found a reason to campaign against Obama when he seeks re-election November 6 against presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

“This could definitely get them riled up … hopefully,” said Caryl Scales, a member of Hampton Road Baptist Church in DeSoto, Texas. “I’m not happy with it. I believe scripture. God’s word says gay marriage is wrong.”

National religious leaders with a weightier voice also came down against Obama.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called Obama’s remarks “deeply saddening.”

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When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite

http://anthropologist.livejournal.com/13 14574.html

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[Greets, FaithWorld. I saw this think-piece on the web.]

OBAMA PROMOTES PUBLIC SEX
(and thinks children have a “right” to see it!)

Google “Zombietime” and click on “Up Your Alley Fair.” After recovering from the uncensored photos (!), Yahoo or Google “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up” on the “ucmpage” (even Jesus told Judas to hurry up – John 13:27). Also Yahoo “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right.” View these before the predicted California earthquake happens a la Rev.16:19 (“the cities of the nations fell”) – and before meteorological “lows” like hurricanes and tornadoes which predictably reflect society’s “lows.” Gays have invented strange architecture – closets no longer opening on to bedrooms but on to public Main Streets where children can watch police-protected sex between naked men in “Madam” Nancy Pelosi’s brothel district! I wonder how soon San Fransicko’s underground saint – San Andreas – will get a big jolt out of what goes on above him and will suddenly change the political left into the EPICENTER-LEFT!
Since Luke 17′s predicted “days of Lot” (see Genesis 19) and “days of Noah” (senseless physical violence) immediately precede the Second Coming, gays and gay-loving SF politicians are hurrying up, and thus helping to fulfill, Christ’s return as Judge and making the Bible even more believable! Not one to mince words, Jesus said in Mark 9:42 that anyone hurting a child in any way deserves to be hanged and have his body thrown into the ocean – and that includes any President whose favorite drink seems to be infanti-cider! It’s far from coincidental that the more America elevates gays and other violence, the more the cost of gas, food etc. goes up! If America is smart, it will pick up the big dust-covered book everyone owns and almost never reads – no, not the Sears catalog – and find out that the One who made the universe has some rights too!
Also Google “Obama a Black-Slavery Avenger?,” “Michelle Obama’s Allah-day,” and “Islam Will Purify Jews and Christians.”
PS – New pro-life slogans: “Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms – and legs and ears and eyes etc.!” & “Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!”

(Obama and his porn-protecting California friends – including Brown and Pelosi – did NOT approve of this message.)

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