Although I concur with your views on homosexuality (“The late, great United States of America” ABN, May 31), please consider:
The president took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” He did not swear to preserve, protect and defend the Bible.
The president did not “endorse same-sex marriage as a way of life” as you stated. He endorsed “marriage equality” under the Constitution. He supported the right of same-sex couples to marry and be treated as equal citizens under the law.
The Constitution of the United States is to be applied equally to all citizens. There is no provision to carve out a group on the basis of skin color, religious beliefs or sexual orientation or practice and deny them its equal rights and protections. Even in our Pledge of Allegiance to the flag “and to the republic for which it stands,” we pledge “liberty and justice for all.”
There are many behaviors I don’t like and I think are contrary to the teachings of God’s Word, but they are not outlawed under the Constitution of this republic. The citizens who practice those things have as much right to practice them as I have to read my Bible, attend my church, worship God the way I believe He should be worshipped and practice the behaviors I believe are in harmony with my Bible.
You and I don’t consider same-sex marriage to be in harmony with biblical teachings, but that is not the president’s concern; the provisions of the Constitution are! And if any president – or candidate – were to oppose upholding the provisions of the Constitution of the United States, I would certainly consider that sufficient reason to oppose his/her candidacy.