Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Good news! Yes, I said good news. What is it? It is sequestration day and the world has not ended! 

Obama "Evolves" Again 

Barack Obama's evolving position on same-sex "marriage" has taken yet another turn. In 2008, during a debate at Saddleback Church, Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman." But many years before, in 1996, Obama said that he supported the radical idea of men "marrying" other men. 

Last year, he changed again and came out in support of same-sex "marriage," telling ABC News, "I've been going through an evolution on this issue." But he added:

"I have to tell you that part of my hesitation on this has also been I didn't want to nationalize the issue. …And what you're seeing is, I think, states working through this issue … all across the country. Different communities are arriving at different conclusions, at different times. And I think that's a healthy process and a healthy debate. And I continue to believe that this is an issue that is gonna be worked out at the local level, because historically, this has not been a federal issue."

So, while he supported same-sex "marriage," he was willing to let the states decide the issue for themselves. 

Evidently in the past seven months since he made that statement, Obama has evolved yet again. Last night the White House filed a brief demanding the Supreme Court strike down Proposition 8 -- California's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. 

The militant homosexual rights movement is cheering today. As one activist put it, "If the court accepts the reasoning that the White House has put forward every state’s anti-gay-marriage amendment will fall quickly. Make no mistake about it, the brief is a very bold endorsement of [same-sex marriage]." Evidently, Mr. Obama now wants to federalize the issue and force same-sex "marriage" on every state in the union. 

March For Marriage 

On March 26th the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case seeking to overturn Proposition 8. It is infuriating that we have arrived at this juncture. 

Since judicial activists first tried to redefine marriage in the 1990s, the voters of 31 states have approved constitutional amendments preserving the definition of normal marriage. 

But just as it did with abortion, when the left used the Supreme Court to impose its morality on the people, it is once again hoping that the high court will invalidate the will of millions of Americans in states all across the country. 

You and I may not have a vote in the Supreme Court, but we can still make our voice heard!

Join me in our nation's capital on Tuesday, March 26th for the March for Marriage. I am proud to co-sponsor the March for Marriage along with the National Organization for Marriage and other pro-family organizations. Please share this report with like-minded friends, family members and fellow worshippers, and encourage them to attend. Visit for handouts, talking points and more information.

I look forward to seeing you there! 

The Bible 

Tune in to the History Channel this Sunday, March 3rd, at 9:00 PM ET to watch the series premiere of "The Bible." 

The series is produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey. Downey starred in the CBS series "Touched By An Angel" and Burnett has produced hit reality shows such as "The Apprentice," "Survivor" and "The Voice." Both say this is the most important project they ever done.

They told Fox News that they hope the series will combat "biblical illiteracy." Asked why he took on this project, Mark Burnett explained:

"The Bible is most-read book of all time. It has touched the lives of billions of people across the planet and has significantly shaped 

history, culture, literature, art, politics and human behavior -- and continues to shape the world we live in today."
Downey added, "Our prayer is that the dramatization of these stories will drive viewers to go to the Bible itself and drink in the actual text, because it is a book that changes lives."

Indeed! And many Christian leaders are embracing the series. Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church is using the series as a small group discipleship tool. Here are some quotes from evangelical and Catholic leaders endorsing the show:

"The Bible, the made-for-TV video, seeks to introduce a new generation to the Bible, the great book of the works of God. It does so with great passion, exquisite skill and cinemagraphic triumph." -- Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington 

"I'm convinced that The Bible represents a unique opportunity to convey God's redemptive message to a broad audience -- many of whom may be unfamiliar with the narrative of Scripture." -- Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family 

"The Bible Series is powerful beyond words. … As president of Parents Television Council I spend much of my time criticizing the ubiquitous flow of graphic and gratuitous sex and violence and profanity in entertainment… It is gratifying to see industry leaders working to give families something so positive, uplifting, inspiring, educational and entertaining." -- Timothy F. Winter, President, Parents Television Council

The 10-part series, from Genesis through Revelations, begins this Sunday and runs through Easter. You can learn more at