Obama’s Ominous Evolution


Written by David E. Smith

In May 2012, I wrote an article in response to President Barack Obama’s statement that he had “evolved” to support redefining marriage to include homosexual partners.  In this article, I pointed out that it really wasn’t an “evolution” as much as it was a flip-flop.

Let me explain:

In 1996, as a candidate for the Illinois State Senate, Obama went on record in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Then in 2004, as a candidate for U.S. Senate, Obama said that marriage was between a man and a woman.

In 2008, as a candidate for President of the United States, during a Presidential Forum at Saddleback Church, Obama told Pastor Rick Warren that he believed that “marriage is the union between a man and a woman.  Now, for me as a Christian – for me – for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.  God’s in the mix.”  Obama went on to say, “I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage, but I do believe in civil unions.”

In 2010, in the middle of his first term as President, Obama told the media in a press conference that his “feelings” about redefining marriage were “evolving.”

And then on May 9, 2012, in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, President Obama announced he was in favor of same-sex marriage.

It would seem that Obama’s “evolution” had come full circle.  But in fact, President Obama continues to shift to the far Left in his understanding of marriage and the U.S. Constitution.

An October 27th article in The New Yorker, journalist Jeffrey Toobin interviewed President Obama about his federal court appointments.  In this article, Toobin reports that Obama believes the U.S. Constitution “requires all states to allow same-sex marriage.”

That is a significant change from what President Obama told Robin Roberts in 2012, when he said that it should be left up to the states.

Of course, President Obama is not alone in his “evolution” to embrace marriage redefinition.  Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also waited until after 2012 to endorse marriage redefinition.

What we have been witnessing over the past ten to twenty years is the outworking of a dedicated effort – a well-funded and well-planned political agenda – aided by pop culture, academia, the dominate news media and the political wavering and ambivalence of politicians devoid of a Christian worldview.

Elections have consequences.  And in this case, we can see how politics not only reflects the changing attitudes and morality of the culture, but how it is being lead and influenced by your elected officials, who are willing to use their position to impinge their anti-Christian worldview and deceive the American people.

As political pundits and media types speculate about the 2016 election for U.S. President, I cannot help but wonder which candidates will continue to “evolve” leftward, and how his/her position will contribute to the rapid culture revolution [devolution] we are now seeing in America.  Christian conservatives must be careful to pick a candidate who has a solid biblical worldview, if possible.  Moreover, we need to expose and reject any candidate who’s definition of marriage and family has”evolved” over the past few years.  Such people are unstable and untrustworthy.

Take ACTION:  It is not too early to commit to praying for godly leadership.  We need to ask the Lord for godly leadership that will both acknowledge and honor Him, not politicians that are willing to evolve away from time-tested biblical principles.  We need to ask the Lord for leaders who are willing to humble themselves to “buy the truth” (Proverbs 23:23).