Disciple of Thecla
5/11/12 at 12:00 PM 0 Comments

The Role of Gay Marriage in this Presidential Election

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Whenever I heard people arguing about whether Obama was a Christian or a Muslim, I typically responded, "Neither. Obama worships himself." And he has recently brought social issues into the campaign where he was able to receive millions of dollars by celebrities who spent much of their lives engaged in fiction. Now, there is a time and place for social issues. Social issues need to have a discussion, and they dominate my blog. However, because the economy is threatening to collapse around everyone, the current political election is neither time nor place to make gay marriage a focus point. I preferred Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum because Mitt Romney focused strongly on the economy.
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So, why is Obama now supporting gay marriage? The answers became obvious the next day. Obama supported gay marriage in a liberal attempt to raise money from celebrities and to smear Romney as a bigot.
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The next day, news emerged that Mitt Romney forcibly cut a classmate's hair half a century ago on suspicion that the classmate was gay. Cutting someone's hair is incredibly benign compared to what children to do each other today. The strange thing is that the classmate died eight years ago in 2004 on the other coast and therefore could not have brought up the allegation. This means that someone purposefully investigated Romney's past back half a century to find material for a smear campaign. The fact that they had to search so far back indicates that they could not find anything current.
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But Romney's campaign platform is not about marriage. Romney's campaign platform is about the economy. Romney focuses upon what will benefit everyone, homosexuals and heterosexuals. Obama came out to support himself because he cannot campaign upon his economic record.
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Gay marriage will not help homosexuals find jobs when there are no jobs to be found. Laws already exist which forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation. Marriage will not help anyone find jobs because employers do not discriminate between married and single.
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While Obama focuses upon pleasing the minority with false promises, Romney focuses upon helping all people regardless of who they are. Receiving millions of dollars, Obama said, "Are we a country that includes everybody and give everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly?" But no one has a shot to succeed in a broken economy. What is fair and just will be a booming economy that will enable all people - homosexual as well as heterosexual - to be independent and self-sufficient.
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Marriage is not necessary for personal survival. When I was unemployed last year and debt threatened me, I never thought "I need a husband!" Instead, I thought "I need a job!" Can you imagine telling single women that they need marriage to survive? How would they react? Marriage is not necessary for anyone's personal survival. So, why is Obama endorsing gay marriage when marriage will not help them through a difficult economy? Married couples suffer unemployment, debt, and foreclosure. Marriage cannot protect them from unemployment, debt, and foreclosure, so both partners search for their own jobs to provide food and shelter. A job and a stable economy are necessary for personal survival.
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Obama has merely come out to finance his own campaign and to smear Romney. Gay marriage is not even a part of his platform and not even a stated objective, yet he has discussed "equality" nonstop this past week. For this presidential election, let us focus on what will benefit all Americans regardless of sexual orientation. Let's focus on who will benefit the economy.

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