This past week or so, I have been devoting almost all of my attention to the anti-Israel circus at UC Irvine, but I did want to say a word or two about President Obama's latest epiphany regarding gay marriage.
Now were I a cynic, I would say that the president is doing this change-over for purely political reasons. I mean, why now does he come from his life-long belief that marriage is between a man and a woman to advocating gay marriage just as he is "beginning" his campaign for re-election?
On the other hand, I see myself as changing a bit in this regard. I still believe that marriage is a 5,000- year-old institution between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreating and caring for children in a stable family where the child can have both the positive influences from a male and female parent. I ask why we are in such a rush to change something that was never questioned for all these centuries. In fact, I lost a regular reader because he concluded I was a homophobe for opposing gay marriage.
On the other hand, it looks like this is headed in the direction of acceptance-at least in the West, and I ask if this is really the most pressing issue we have to deal with in the world. Maybe I have become more sensitive to gays seeing that in certain places, they are badly discriminated against. I have more than once asked why the gay lobby is so silent on the fact that their counterparts are being hanged in Iran for religious reasons.
(It's the same reason feminist groups don't say anything about stoning women for adultery or so-called honor-killings. It would be insensitive, you know. Much better to talk about those evil Republicans who are "waging war" on women and gays.)
So as far as I am concerned, I am not going to worry about it. If it happens, it happens. If I don't care who sleeps with whom or who loves whom, then why worry about who marries whom? We really do have more important things to engage in.
I still think Obama did it for political convenience.