Behold, the institution of marriage! It is one of the most marvelous and enduring gifts to humankind. This divine plan was revealed to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and then described succinctly in Genesis , where we read, "For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh. Notice that there is no mention in this verse, or any other, of same-sex marriage. More than 5, years have come and gone since that point of origin, yet every civilization in the history of the world has been built upon it. Despite today's skeptics who claim that marriage is an outmoded and narrow-minded Christian concoction, the desire of men and women to "leave" and "cleave" has survived and thrived through times of prosperity, peace, famine, wars, epidemics, and every other possible circumstance and condition.
He and allies in the movement hope to erode the First Amendment principle of church-state separation and legislate fundamentalist views about abortion, homosexuality and other social concerns. Dobson has warned politicians of all stripes that their jobs will be in jeopardy if they fail to submit to his demands. In a recent letter to millions of his followers, which The New York Times reported on in January, Dobson provided more specifics. First, he bragged about his involvement in defeating Tom Daschle, the Senate minority leader from South Dakota. Dobson appeared at several anti-gay marriage rallies in the state, drawing tens of thousands, where he railed against federal judges, deriding them as tools of an evil agenda to destroy Western civilization. Before that letter, Washington politicos got a glimpse of the power Dobson may be able to wield. Dobson and allied Religious Right leaders were incensed when moderate Republican Sen.
CLEVELAND — Same-sex marriage and transgender rights are emerging as points of serious strain between social conservatives and moderates who are trying to shape the Republican platform, reviving a festering cultural dispute as thousands of party activists and delegates prepare for their convention. Caught in the middle is Donald J. Gays, in fact, are one of the few minority groups Mr.
Focus on the Family is a disturbingly cult -like "not-for-profit" evangelical Christian organization founded by Dr. James "Show your children your penis in the shower so they don't become gay" Dobson  in , with Jim Daly as its current president  and is based in Colorado Springs , Colorado. It specializes in family issues approached from a fundamentalist standpoint, espousing anti-family views like homophobia and strongly supporting corporal punishment for children. Although Focus on the Family itself is technically apolitical in accordance with federal requirements for a tax-exempt religious organization , it has recently created a political action committee called Citizen Link, which is utterly committed to ensuring that biblical values prevail in Washington. These values literally always line up with the Republican party line, not just on standard Christian issues which have a minute biblical basis abortion , homosexuality , divorce but on things which have no biblical basis health care reform, taxation , labor unions.