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PRESIDENT BUSH PLAYED MAJOR ROLE IN ATTACK ON MARRIAGE
Among Christians, Dr. James Dobson is one of the most respected names in America. Many turn to his radio program and/or his books and tapes to decide how they should handle family situations and to keep up with what is going on in the world from a Christian perspective. Families across the nation have benefited from his sound godly advice. I personally have listened to his program countless times and have read some of his excellent books. I have even recommended them to others. Though I have never met Dr. Dobson, he appears to be a very kind, compassionate and thoughtful man, but it would seem that he has the very same blind spot that numerous other Christians have - President Bush.
Many were thrilled when Dr. Dobson finally took a stand for homeschooling some months back. He said that especially if he had a child in a public school in California, he would pull him/her out because of the homosexual agenda being forced upon them. Dr. Dobson has spoken out a lot recently regarding the homosexual agenda and the attack on marriage and he is to be commended for that. In a recent CitizenLink newsletter from his Focus on the Family organization, he blames judicial tyranny for trying to completely redefine and to destroy God's institution of marriage. While I would agree that this is true, where was the voice of Dr. Dobson or any of the other Christian community leaders when the highest official in our land was sanctioning this lifestyle?
Where were the voices of the Christian Community leaders when President Bush signed a DC appropriations bill on Dec. 21, 2001 giving benefits to same sex partners? Again where were those Christian voices on June 24, 2002 when Bush signed a bill giving federal death benefits for the first time ever to couples of the same sex? Cheering was going on everywhere in the gay and lesbian community but I don't recall hearing a peep from the leaders in the Christian community. Isn't it inevitable that when the highest official in our land gives a green light to this lifestyle that others will soon follow his lead? Why should it surprise us that judges are overturning sodomy laws and homosexuality is being considered good, moral and "normal"? This very same high official, President G W Bush, on Jan 8, 2002 signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act that greatly expanded the federal government's role in education - the very institution that is shoving the homosexual agenda and other sexual perversions down our children's throats! Sure we can blame homosexual and judicial activists, but who really got the ball rolling?
A current CitizenLink newsletter put out by Dobson's ministry states that President Bush has proclaimed Oct. 12-18 to be Marriage Protection Week. While that has a nice ring to it, most unsuspecting Christians who read that must think, " Wow, President Bush is such an upstanding Christian". Knowing that the president has endorsed the homosexual lifestyle and at the same time says he wants to protect marriage gives him a bit of a credibility problem with me and it should to anyone else who considers himself or herself a Christian.
The CitizenLink newsletter goes on to say that pro-family groups are hoping to reach two million churches and supporters nationwide with the message that we must make marriage a priority for every American. While I agree that this is true, I'm not so sure we are going about it in the right way. It should worry us greatly that some of those who are signing onto the homosexual agenda are also championing an amendment that is floating around Capitol Hill that is calling for marriage to be between one man and one woman. What could be wrong with that you say? If government is given the authority to define marriage even if it is between one man and one woman, what is to keep them from changing it later on to one man and two women, a man and his dog or worse? Government has no authority to define marriage. Getting government involved in marriage is what got us into trouble in the first place. (See - Separation of Marriage and State) The federal power grab we have seen take place under Bush has been unprecedented since the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Are we actually going to give the Feds power to control marriage, too?
Is it possible that Dr. Dobson doesn't know about President Bush's support of the homosexual agenda? Maybe he knows and is afraid to speak out publicly? Maybe like many other Christians, what Bush does isn't a matter of concern because he's "our" man in office. I especially hope the answer isn't the last one. I plead with everyone who reads this article to send a letter to Dr. James Dobson and don't let it stop there. I don't mean to just pick on him - write to any and all of the respected religious leaders you can think of, especially those who heap praise on our president when he does right, but fail to hold him to account for the wrongs. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt. Lev. 19:17b
It seems the Democrats are always demonized, but Republicans can do the same thing or worse and no one cares! We must expose the president's duplicity in this matter. The sanctity of marriage is at stake. Many knew of Bush's leanings toward the homosexual agenda before he was elected but voted for him anyway. That lesser of two evils argument again! Without strong religious leaders biblically addressing the Christian's civic duty, the people perish.
Our president says he is a Christian. Maybe so, but that is all the more reason for Christian leaders to speak out against his un-Christian behavior. Pulpits across America are praising this "Christian" president. President Bush is our nation's representative to the world! He stands in what could arguably be called the most powerful position on earth, states that he is a Christian and yet has done more to undermine God's institution of marriage than any person who has gone before him. God's institution of marriage is the backbone of any civilization. We should be dying of shame inside. If our Christian leaders won't rebuke him, who will? Without the help of godly leaders like Dr. James Dobson, I don't think we can turn the tide.
I ask you dear readers to help me to wake up a largely sleeping Christian population. Talk to or write letters to as many pastors and Christian leaders as you can about the need to call on this president to account for his very large part in the attack on God's institution of marriage.
� 2003 Debbie O'Hara - All Rights Reserved
Debbie O'Hara is a homeschooler and avid reader. She has held a position in management in the aerospace industry in Southern California. She left the business world to become a full time mother. Doing the research necessary to provide a comprehensive homeschool curriculum led her to a keen interest in the direction of our country. She and her children are active in the political process both locally and nationally. She is a wife and mother of eight children. Debbie is a contributing writer to www.NewsWithViews.com. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Government has no authority to define marriage. Getting government involved in marriage is what got us into trouble in the first place.
The federal power grab we have seen take place under Bush has been unprecedented since the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Are we actually going to give the Feds power to control marriage, too?"