Which states does Obama’s gay marriage announcement affect in the election?

Before we begin, bask in the immense bravery our President showed yesterday by backing gay marriage right after it crossed the 50% support barrier.

But, while same sex marriage now enjoys more favorability than ever, it’s still not the gigantic election issue most in the media present it as.

Near the bottom of the list are some of the hot-button social issues. Just 28% say that gay marriage is a very important issue, and 34% rate birth control as a top issue.

 

Gay marriage finishes last on the priority list of Americans, even behind the completely manufactured issue of birth control—which is controversial to almost exactly no one.

 

But, while Obama’s announcement will surely help in fundraising, how will it affect the election in key swing states?

 

Swing states where it helps Obama

 

Colorado – gay marriage favored 53-40 in one poll, 47-40 in another

New Hampshire – gay marriage favored 51-38

Swing states where it hurts Obama

North Carolina – gay marriage opposed 61-31

Ohio –  gay marriage opposed 52-32

Virginia — gay marriage opposed 53-34

Florida – gay marriage opposed 53-37, another poll 58-35

Missouri – gay marriage opposed 59-32

Indiana — Polling is sparse in Indiana on gay marriage, but most pollsters aren’t even calling this a swing state for 2012.  Polls have Romney up by 9 points.

Michigan – gay marriage opposed 53-35

Swing states with little effect

Iowa — gay marriage favored 46-45

Nevada — gay marriage favored 45-44

New Mexico – gay marriage favored 45-43

Pennsylvania – gay marriage favored 52-37, another shows the opposite 51-38 opposed

Wisconsin – polling is mixed here as well, one poll shows marriage at minus 6, one shows it at plus 2, another shows it at minus 20, which seems way out of line with the others.

So, what is the result of all that?  In 2008, Obama beat McCain in electoral votes 359-179.  If you give Romney the one Nebraska electoral vote Obama snagged, and move the states that Obama’s new position hurts him significantly while keeping everything else the same—Romney wins the electoral vote 282-256.  However, that includes a highly questionable win for Romney in Michigan.  It also includes a complete sweep, with no states bucking the trend, and essentially no room for error whatsoever.

But don’t worry your pretty little head with that.  Instead, enjoy the colorful beauty of a Romney victory…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelley-Eidem/1076776653 Kelley Eidem

    Any poll that says gay marriage has over 50% support is useless at best and more likely baloney. If it were true, gay marriage wouldn’t get defeated in very state where it is on the ballot including California by an 8% margin.

  • Britton Hansen

    I still think we should take back the blue and let the left-leaning states be Soviet red.

  • Anonymous

    I have only one comment , what is in the water in those blue states that make everyone so stupid  ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MWAAFFBVKAROICVSLJNTZJPMBA HELEN

    I don’t see Romney winning Michigan.  That leave Obama in the White House.

  • Linda Ray

    I don’t think O will take NV, NM, NH or PA.  I think they are going red.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.ivette.3 Michelle Ivette

    Economic stability and national defense / foreign policy always trumps social issues for me.
    I personally support gay marriage, but I doubt Americans will be continuing to discuss social issues if in four years there is no United States of America :/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ONOF3VLZZQCIEFT4SU44CWROK4 GL

    The polls are mostly bogus and meant to persuade gullible people. That is why those are always referred to and the actual votes are ignored. I mean, gay marriage lost in California for crying out loud. Lol.

  • Tara Jolee

    Heard this many many years ago from a preacher. He had indicated that as with the Roman empire that when any society “accepted” homosexuality as “normal” it was the final step in that society’s collasped. It may not be considered the top of the list when it comes to voting issues, but family is the very fabric of our society. If we accept it and continue to go against God’s law, our country will collapse like others. Then nothing will really matter at that point. Talk about confusion on every front! It is a huge strain on society. We need to shut  that door! 

  • Anonymous

    i am a resident of the state of washington.  i am not one of the stupid–it’s the democrats.i have dem friends and i give them ‘from their own mouths’ printed documents and they still WON’T BELIEVE what has been done to the democrat party.  they are stupid.  but not me. as for what’s in the water? probably all the marijuana stuff leaking out into the ground water from the illegal weed orchards they are growing in our mountains in calif, oregon and wash.  in washington they destroyed millions worth in our forests.  and not to racial profile but i don’t think they asians or norwegians or greeks doing it. they showed videos of the deserted camps and they are filled with cans of refried beans, tortillas and other such ‘ethnic’ paraphanalia.  if the cartels are doing this illegally think of what they will do legally. they dam up and reroute streams, rivers etc.  i don’t think it’s the water. it’s what they are smoking.  i am an oldie and i don’t ever remember seeing anyone doing or thinking or saying smart on weed. now these 60s weed eaters can’t think enuf to see what has been done to their democratic party.  and the republicans better wise up too. those progressives and socialists [and others] have infiltrated too!  and since i’m doing this i might as well make some people angry by saying god nor evolution evolved for male-to-male and female-to-female to carry on the human species.  so it’s NOT NATURAL.  whatever.  and before you drink the hater-ade, man created marriages not evolution –and god if only if you believe in god.  no human should be treated less than humane.  unless you’re a murderer of course and the other abusers!  but that doesn’t mean you should be treated special or you get what is mine. hate that MINORITY VICTIM LABEL! i’m a christian.  lot couldn’t even find any good men or women. and what did god do — lit a match! so cheer up christians it’s going to get worse! the good ol usa is becoming a so-and-go and whose to say god won’t light another match — to catch everyone’s attention — again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.f.ash1 Richard F Ash

    I did NOT realize how pretty RED actually is. I am praying to God Romney beats Obama.

  • Anonymous

    So let me understand this. 20 states favor dimwit dems including DC which is not a state;  while 29 states (a MAJORITY I might add) vote for Repubs. Yet the RED states have the least amount of delegates.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your post!

  • Anonymous

    I still have a hard time believing that the democrats in Pueblo and Denver can outvote the Republicans in the rest of the state of Colorado.  Everyone I know here would rather see a bear on their porch than a democrat in the Whitehouse.

  • Anonymous

    Even as a liberal i thought this analysis was pretty solid and I appreciate the pointing out in the piece that the Michigan thing would be unlikely. Of course Michigan would give Obama 272 even with all the other states flipping towards Romney. It seems indicative of Romney’s problem. He’s got to swing a lot of states like Virginia, Ohio, and Florida that all may not particlarly like Obama but they don’t really like McDonnell, Kasich, or Scott either.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Obama winning Colorado

  • Anonymous

    Well delegates are based on house seats + senate. The house of course is proportionatl and the senate gives more weight to the smaller states relative to their population so actually any “unfairness” would be the slightly above average per capita inflence the small states (disproportionately red) have.

  • missy janie47

    It is beyond me how people who pay attention to what is and has been happening for the past six years would ever consider voting for a Democrat again.  They are so far left in they’re thinking, they are certainly socialists at best.
    As for BHO and his okaying gay marriage, money talks, and he has been bought; as he has by so many special interest groups.  I have no doubt that Biden’s “gaff” was orchestrated.  Why was the question even asked?  Similar to the ABC question about birth control being asked of Romney during the debates, it was a total set up to change the conversation from jobs and spending to BS.
    I believe this administration will be equivocated with Tammany Hall and the Tea Pot Dome scandals.  They are, in my opinion, the most corrupt regime in our history.

  • Anonymous

    I know…my comment was more a ‘tongue in cheek’ thing because me, my friends and family all live in RED states. I’ll get my tongue out of my cheek so I don’t bite it off. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IBPI63ABT264USBDALCN4F7UKY billy2

    yesir, that map looks pretty good………..doesn’t it??…….. and also hope it stays that way!!!

  • Anonymous

    Can there be any doubt that the Obama machine’s oposition research teams finally found something in Romney’s past they could trot out.  They then cued the 5 “witnesses”, Biden’s apparent “Gaffe”, and Obummer’s “conversion” to incite whomever they could into concluding that O is a good guy and R is not.  We all did stupid stuff in high school.  At least they can find people who admit to knowing Romney from way back.  All we know about O is that he did inhale and he enjoyed it.

  • Anonymous

    I strikes me that Romney’s folks should begin tagging Obummer with catchy sobriquets, e.g., “master of disaster” (the economy), or even better: “master distracter” (from his incompetence).   Lord would I love to see R on stage saying something like “If you allow this master distracter to avert your focus from his failures and the wrong course he’s set for us, our ship of state will emulate the Titanic”.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, thanks for your honesty & courage! I was very disappointed when FOX let you go. You saw through Obama, just as I did, from the onset of his presidency… and he’s NO Christian! His sympathies evidently lie with Islam & Socialism. If our country is stupid enough to vote him in again, then we deserve what we get! There’s no hate in my heart for any person or group of persons, including homosexuals. I know & work with many gay people, and almost without exception, they have been very talented & charming toward me; I have made too many mistakes in life to judge anyone. One fine day, we will all stand before our Maker & give an explanation… personally, I want mercy & forgiveness..not that which I actually deserve! But getting back to Obama’s presidency, I believe he may well prove to be the most destructive president in our country’s history! Also, I agree with “iampersuaded”, in that every civilization which embraced homosexuality came to an end shortly therafter. sincerely, John F. Phillips.

  • Anonymous

    Why not just call it a life partner union?    Same perks, different tittle?    What’s the difference as long as the outcome is the same.    Who are any of us to judge?   A rose is a rose, not a carnation;   a dog is a dog, not a cat.   A marriage is a contract between a man and a woman,  not a life partner union.

  • Anonymous

    That would go over the heads of most and besides, the left will have a field day;   they will then call him snooty. 
    I like it though; it’s classy.

  • Anonymous

    I feel badly for Scott Walker-he’s surrounded by the evil-doers.

  • Anonymous

    I fear a quake, as we haven’t had one in awhile or so I hear.   Remember the odd DC quake?    Not sure if that convinced anyone other than the believers.
    God Bless-pray is all we can do.
    Great post.

  • Anonymous

    Population control being pushed down our throats…cause that what we’ll get and that’s what they want.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, both sides are wrong. The religions are trying to stop civil unions, which flys in the face of people’s ability to pursue happiness. The gays want it to be called marriage to fly in the face of the religions…

    Give them the same rights as married couples, without using the name marriage, problem solved.

  • greywolfrs

    I think telling the truth, without the propaganda is the best way to go. Do not stoop to their level, so to speak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.otrambo Dennis Otrambo

    I live In Las vegas Don’t count nevada to go Obama. Harry reid would have lost if that election wasn’t fixed. Nobody that’s a small business or still working is happy with obama

  • http://equaltogod.com/ Michael

    As Neale Donald Walsch author of “Conversations with God” helps explain it below.  Discrimination is a simple
    matter with the application of a basic rule: God is always your Highest
    Thought, your Clearest Word, your Grandest Feeling.  Anything less is
    from another source.   The Highest Thought is always that thought which
    contains joy.  The Clearest Words are those words which contain truth. 
    The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which we call love.Our experiences have to start with the holy cause of “realization of
    self.”  Learn to greet each experience as a smaller part of a larger
    mosaic.  It is in not struggling that the process proceeds.  It is in
    the surrendering that the victory is won.  People are afraid that the
    experience will differ from the word of God, so because people cannot
    accept the grandest Truth they reduce themselves to a spiritually which
    teaches fear and dependence and intolerance, rather than love and power
    and acceptance.  God-like qualities of Self. ”With that truth adopted, would mean the end of their ways.  It would mean
    the end of hatred and fear and bigotry and war.  The end of the
    condemning and killing that has gone on in My name.  The end of
    might-is-right.  The end of purchase-through-power.  The end of loyalty
    and homage through fear.  The end of the world as they know it-and as
    you have created it thus far.”  All because of realization of self.For this simple truth, simply lived, will offer more beauty, more
    comfort, more peace, more joy, and more love of self and others than
    anything your earthly fellows could contrive.

     

  • http://equaltogod.com/ Michael

     How about taking away straight married peoples rights.  They can still have their unions blessed by the churches…they just don’t have any special government rights like gay people.  That’s fair isn’t it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.hightower Deb Hyatt Hightower

    How is Obama’s flop toward gay marriage going to fly with his Muslim Brotherhood comrades?  Don’t muslims hang gays?

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t agree more.  How immoral is this issue.  I can’t believe so many people are willing to accept it as normal.  We Christians need to stand on what we believe, we need to be heard.  We have taken God out of just about everything, and if we accept then he I feel will not bless us as a Nation!!!  God help us…

  • Anonymous

    So your God is a redneck bigot like the rest of you?

  • Anonymous

     Knowing Denver, they are quite the glassy eyed zombies still supping the Kool aid. With Hickenlooper (gov) practically in tears on the local news over the gay marriage issue, that should say something, along with the fact that he is extending the legislature an extra couple days at a cost of over $20thousand per day in an effort to get this through.  Horrible. PS Don’t forget the people’s republic of Boulder.

  • Marla Svihl

    When we try and express our “Christian faith” we are homophobic.  So we shut up!  Let’s not shut up at the voting booths!!  What happened in Sodom and Gemorra? God doesn’t evolve!! God is the same yesterday, today and forever!!  He is not going to apologize!  Every knee shall bow, every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord!! I wonder what it is will take to get some of these  arrogant,with their finger in God’s face; to cry uncle!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/33QW5SR4LR3TX2EBANYC4CPZQI BillS

    Colorado would be firmly Republican if it wasn´t for the looters all centered in Denver, Boulder and Pueblo. These cities have attracted all the ¨gimme¨types that vote themselves freebies. Of course the morons don´t have a plan to loot once all the paying people are broke too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1107494869 John Gallion

    This is true, but God does not allow judgement until iniquity reaches a boiling-over point, and Bibically it’s when two things happen..1) The homosexuals begin to physically attack God’s children and 2) When the judges of a nation (or region) enact laws that not only make homosexuality legal but make persecuting God’s children legal. This is when Iniquity reaches Judgement level. I can easily see this coming in the next few years. It wlil be worse in some areas than others but eventually (disregarding a possible civil war and states seceding from the union) I can see the entire nation decneding into this. And when that does, America is finished.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, such laws of persecution are coming, particularly in the form of ruling any disagreement with homosexuality and gay marriage as “hate speech,” for which Christians will no doubt be hauled before the courts and fined or jailed. The days of Rome are upon us, days that have been coming for a long time as America has spiraled down into the depths of immorality and corruption. God will not long tolerate this increasing evil, but he will judge. I do believe America is finished, and all that now remains is the certainty of what God is about to bring upon it. Now is the time for all believers to pray, asking that God will strengthen and protect all of us.

  • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

    I too voted in CA on Prop. 8 and yes it did pass in rejecting same sex marriage.  Especially in Los Angeles County which is in the Southern Heart of “liberalland” (Hispanic majority).  Retired to WA and now fighting a Liberal Governor and Legislature who obviously failed to learn from their “Comrades” in CA.  We are fighting to get an Initiative and a Referendum on the ballot for this election to state Marriage is between one Man and One Woman!

    Nice tidbit from a contact here in WA, only 20% of Christians vote.  I find that interesting and appalling.  Regardless of your denomination, WE need to energize our base!  Urge your church leaders to get the word out to participate in our elections not just complain about the results.  

    “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”-James 4:17 (NKJV)

    I challenge ALL CHRISTIANS, to do what is Right.  Church is not just on Sunday; Church is EVERY Day, Church is fellowship with your neighbors; your brothers and sisters in your community. 

    As President and gospel minister;  James A. Garfield stated,

    “Now, more than ever, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance,
    recklessness, and corruption.
     
    If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . . . [I]f the next centennial does not
    find us a great nation. . . . it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

    We the People, Christians, Conservatives, Patriots, need to Know The Facts and Vote Accordingly!  We cannot sit with the attitude that it doesn’t matter, and we can’t change things. 

    Well, NOT WITH THAT ATTITUDE!  Take a chance! You have NOTHING TO LOSE!   I would rather lose with 100% of the People voting than to lose a winable issue by a 40% voter turnout.  That my Brothers and Sisters is what is happening today because of complacency.  The majority of the MINORITY are dictating to the MAJORITY how we are to live.  Enough is enough! 

    It is time once again to show the World what Americans are capable of doing in a “Representational Republic”.

    Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis…….

  • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

    I am also in WA, please refer to my posting on this topic….we MUST participate in our electoral process, not just sit on the sidelines and complain.

  • Anonymous

    Dont care what you call it…it is wrong…check the Bible….GOD says it is wrong.
    There is just not way to dress this pig up.
    Take a stand against what is wrong…Homosexuals are basically says in public what they do in their bedrooms…I dont want to know!!
     

  • Anonymous

    Although, conservatives will be galvanized….I doubt Obama’s position will change the mind of his 2008 supporters who are otherwise opposed to gay marriage.  Rather, his position is designed to galvanize supporters of gay marriage who might not have voted for him or voted at all in 2008.  It is always easier to attract new voters than to change the mind of a voter. 

    Obama has a very sophisticated election team that use the most advanced polling, demographic marketing and social media technology.  These folks are counting every single voter, whether or not they actually exist.

    I wish Republicans in general and Conservatives in particular exhibited this level of “know how”.  You cannot win the election on ideas alone.  Implementation is the deciding factor.  Don’t be surprised if Obama wins due to superb execution.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why you’d want to use Sodom for evidence. A: religious law (like sharia law) is unconstitutional so you need a non-religious reason to ban gay marriage. B: sodom didn’t have any consentual relations in it, that was attempted sexual assault C: the allegedly “good guy” in that story offered his daughters which is morally reprehensible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Maloney/100002346762606 Joseph Maloney

    Still a diversion from the Obama administration’s miserable domestic and foreign policies.  Excuses to dump Biden are mounting, Hillary is VP, and John ‘dove’ Kerry is appointed Secretary of State.  Dems plan ahead.  GOP only thinks of control, never plans, because it’s too busy reacting to Dems moves.

  • Joshua Boschke

    I’d really like to see government out of the marriage question altogether. It isn’t any of their business. I am in favor of all voluntary associations, and you can call it what you like. Personally, I believe marriage should be one man, one woman.

  • Anonymous

    That’s already happening in Canada–Christian ministers have been accused of “hate crimes” and even arrested because they preached or taught that homosexuality is wrong.  How far behind them are we?

  • Anonymous

    I think there are more Comifornia transplants in Colorado than native born Coloradans…..

  • Anonymous

    I guess you don’t know what commandment number 3 is……..  well here it is……..
    .

    “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”
    .
    I would Say this isn’t the way to make friends and influence God…..
    .

    But God gave you free will so it’s on your own ignorant head.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F2OUWF6BVLU6G72TH5ZOOJBIAU Kristine

    We could also expand that to say how did Americans get so stupid when they elected BO and a house full of crazy politicians.

  • greywolfrs

    Government will never get out of the marriage business, they make way too much money off the licenses.

  • greywolfrs

    You are ignorant.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, civil unions afford gays the same rights. Dunce.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F2OUWF6BVLU6G72TH5ZOOJBIAU Kristine

    is apparent your calling out for prayer brother.

  • Anonymous

    Oh so true!    We here, at my church in LA are doing our part…..we’ve been also told that a huge percentage of Christians do not vote.  I have faith that will change this election.   At least those Christians that attend church…..and there in lies the problem. 

  • Anonymous

    You know, there are many more Christians/Conservatives in CA than advertised.    The powers that be are liberal and I can’t for the life of me understand why the voters keep voting in these fakes.   Maxine Waters, Barbara Boxer, Janice Hahn-all in it for their own gains.  Makes me want to go postal quite frankly!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002854707684 Cheeto Sareus

    32 states have laws or constitutional amendments against homosexual marriage.  If they all elect Repubican Senators that puts the Republicans in control of the Senate…and if Obama is reelected they should be able to stop him and his hellish agenda.

  • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

    Amen RUFREE! I pray that is true; because as you stated, herein lies the problem…I believe A LOT of Christians are saying one thing and then doing the other depending on which side of the Church doors they are when they are approached on the subject.

    In blunt terms…No mas cajones!

    If you truly believe in God’s word then have the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what you believe in. Walk the walk.

    On the other hand, if you don’t, Again have the cajones to say that you believe in immorality and the word of Satan. We cannot manipulate God’s word and pick and choose what parts of the Bible we want to follow based on how “TRUTH” will affect our decisions and how we will be inconvenienced. It is time to put on the ARMOR OF GOD! It is TIME to DEFEND your Core beliefs regardless of what you are accused of being by the Left and Liberals. Jesus was accusd of much greater things and suffered a far worse fate than all of us, FOR ALL OF US…..

    Pass this thread on to All Christians, true believers will follow their heart.

    Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  • Anonymous

    How dare you talk about my Lord like that. We will see come judgement day where the ones that are not living in Christ will be standing. Believe you me you will be bowing and confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord – so it is written so shall it be done.

  • Anonymous

    Nicely done Stu. Thanks for the glimmer of hope.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that we should take a stand against what is wrong…and the bible clearly states that homosexuality is WRONG

  • Anonymous

    You really think gay marriage will be the end of society? Seriously?!! 

    I am pretty confident buggery was not responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire, or any other empire for that matter. You talk about family being the fabric our society…do you think that a gay couple or either gender or trans-gender are incapable of being a family? I have gay uncles, with an adopted child of their own, and they are more my family than my real parents. So while I am nonplussed about whether it is called marriage or a civil partnership, I think the idea that anyone has the right to refuse equal rights on the basis of sexuality is living in the dark ages..or perhaps a period before the Roman Empire when small minded attitudes were the ‘norm’ again.

  • Anonymous

    Enough fire and brimstone? 

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully not very far. When will you understand that to call another group of people evil for their sexuality, beliefs or anything else is not on…live and let live people! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244377043 James Woods

    We are not calling it evil more than what God calls it. If you don’t know God then you know nothing of what we speak of. Educate yourself on immoral behavior and what God thinks of that. God will only take so much of these immoral perverted acts that some people are  claiming as normal. Are we no better than animals?

  • Anonymous

    Sexuality??? Live and let live??? I believe it is the homosexual “community” that is trampling all over the sanctity of marriage.  Maybe the gay community would like to stop trying to force the perversion upon Christians.  The Bible is extremely clear on homosexuality. We live in a country that allows homosexual behavior, I don’t agree with that, but then you wouldn’t agree with Christian beliefs either.  No one is trying to throw homosexuals in jail for saying that Christians are old fashioned and wrong and believe in something unseen by everyone else… are they?

  • Anonymous

    Homosexuality is wrong, on whatever level.  Now that is my opinion and my opinion is based on Biblical facts.  Now if you do not believe in God and the inspired word, then my idea of Biblical fact really is not going to mean anything to you and I realize that.  However, if you do believe in the Bible, the words in it you believe are breathed words from God and if you believe truly that Jesus Christ died and rose again then you don’t believe that a homosexual lifestyle is a right way to live, in fact according to scripture as written both old and new testament, it is consistently wrong and as mentioned cities and empires are destroyed because of it.  Yes, there is a problem when a community based on sin according to scripture wants to force Christian organizations that is formed on that scripture to magnify and assist in that sin.  This is an attack on Christians and the entire belief, and entire scripture.  Homosexuality is an attack on the temple of Christ, the body, no less of an attack on that body than someone cutting for the joy of pain.  Even if it is accepted in some circles, it is still a sin, even if some “religious leaders” say it is OK now, they do not speak from scripture and that is shameful all in its self. 
    I suppose in America you have a right to commit this sin, you must understand that you do not have a right to force me to condone it, accept and certainly not participate in it.  

  • Anonymous

    First of all let me make it perfectly clear that I believe everyone has the right to be a homosexual if they so choose, after all GOD has given us free will to accept or reject his commandments.  But we all must suffer the consequence of our decisions.  If people want to be homosexuals, they should be free to enjoy the fruits of their labors in this life and suffer the consequences of them in the next.  Where I and, I believe most people, have the real problem is not with the issue of gay rights, it is with the government using my tax dollars to promote and provide support for gay rights and forcing companies to provide the same benefits to same sex couples which are meant for married people, which in turn raises the cost to the company, which in turn raises, my, the employees portion of those benefits.

  • Anonymous

    Eloquently stated… Spot on… I couldn’t agree more!  AMEN!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I checked that out, and wow.. that is amazing I cannot believe that Christians are called simple minded.  Listen, it is not difficult you either believe in God and his word or you don’t.  But don’t try to change it to match whatever ideas or life styles that you want to pursue.  Mr. Walsch is making a nice dime off of his “followers” and working on creating his own false religion that is suppose to be above and beyond god’s simple mindedness???? really.. you know if you agree with him, I guess that’s fine you have that right, God did give you free will.  Someone that speaks softly and says all the right things and is very agreeable with you doesn’t make him god.  Just makes him a god to you.  If your conflicted about Gods word, I recommend that you begin a one-year bible read, take it for what it is.  If you read it and it does nothing for you, then enjoy the neale walsch magical mysteries of the unseen world.  I say this because I care, if you have already read the entire Bible and you still see life this way then I hate that.  It is NOT easy living according to scripture, it is a great blessing but easy it is not.  

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree with your words, as Christians it is our responsibility to vote and defend our country, our morals and our beliefs.  I too have faith in my prayer that this election will be much different and america will hear and this ship adrift will be set again on the right course. 

  • http://equaltogod.com/ Michael

    It wrong for you.  It’s also wrong of you to supress others.

  • http://equaltogod.com/ Michael

    How about a higher level of love on your part?
    We’re all at different levels and you should try a Divine Love like God’s love which is unconditional. 

  • http://equaltogod.com/ Michael

    THE REALIZATION OF SELF.

    Discrimination is a basic rule: God is always your Highest Thought,

    your Clearest Word, your Grandest Feeling.

    Anything less is from another source.

    The Highest Thought is always that thought which contains joy.

    The Clearest Words are those words which contain truth. The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which we call love.

    Joy, truth and love.

    Having these guidelines determined which messages are from God andwhich have come from another source; the only question remaining iswhether Gods messages will be heeded. Our world would not be in itspresent condition that we are, if we simply listened to our own experiences.

    The result of not listening to our own experiences isthat we keep re-living them over and over again.

    Our experiences have to start with the holy cause of “realization ofself.” Learn to greet each experience as a smaller part of a larger mosaic.

    It is in not struggling that the process proceeds. It is inthe surrendering that the victory is won.

    People are afraid that the experience will differ from the word of God,

    so because people cannot accept the grandest Truth they reduce themselves

    to a spiritually which teaches fear and dependence and intolerance,

    rather than love and power and acceptance. God-like qualities of Self.

    Is Neale correct? For this simple truth, simply lived, will offer more beauty, more comfort, more peace, more joy, and more love of self and others than anything your earthly fellows could contrive. (Taken from the words and thoughts of Neale Donald Walsch, author.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lightninlee.marley William Lee Marley

    I believe you are right RedLion777! I don’t have a problem with homosexuals choosing how they want to live. I do have a problem with the goverment telling me that I have to like it or using my taxes to support their lifestyles!

  • http://equaltogod.com/ Michael

    You know were right. Find the love of God.

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    christopher43 wrote, in response to Michael:
    Ok, I checked that out, and wow.. that is amazing I cannot believe that Christians are called simple minded.  Listen, it is not difficult you either believe in God and his word or you don’t.  But don’t try to change it to match whatever ideas or life styles that you want to pursue.  Mr. Walsch is making a nice dime off of his “followers” and working on creating his own false religion that is suppose to be above and beyond god’s simple mindedness???? really.. you know if you agree with him, I guess that’s fine you have that right, God did give you free will.  Someone that speaks softly and says all the right things and is very agreeable with you doesn’t make him god.  Just makes him a god to you.  If your conflicted about Gods word, I recommend that you begin a one-year bible read, take it for what it is.  If you read it and it does nothing for you, then enjoy the neale walsch magical mysteries of the unseen world.  I say this because I care, if you have already read the entire Bible and you still see life this way then I hate that.  It is NOT easy living according to scripture, it is a great blessing but easy it is not. Link to comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699838033 Albert Delprado

    If it is  gods word that man not sleep with a man and a women not sleep with a women and none shall sleep with a beast are all spoken in the same area of the bible when the commandments were given it would seem that he God was not fooling around.        Obama says he is Christian but he tells us it is ok to sin and to keep on sinning by saying gay marriage is ok.  I would say he does not believe in God and he is a liar by saying he does.

  • Anonymous

    I have found the love of God and you can too Michael, it’s in his word, his scripture and his promise. What you have found is a false religion and a false god. I believe some 2,000 plus years ago that God of love and anything goes that feels good was named Baal. Looks like he has made a return. I suggest you do some reading and learn how baal always turned out. I am not hating on you, it is not fair to you though if you happen to die that you don’t know. your a grown man and can make your own decisions but I don’t mind talking with you if you have any questions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699838033 Albert Delprado

    America was founded on a belief in God, Christians believe in the word of God. In the bible the statement from God was a man shall not sleep with a man,a women shall not sleep with a women and they shall not sleep with the beast of the earth.It sounds like God was not fooling around when he said this as it was when he gave us the commandments . Now if God tells us not to do something and it is a sin if we do but we as a country let them do as they want that is one thing. Obama says he is a Christian,if so he should not be believing it is ok for gays to marry as it is not his place to do so ,god said no . A true believer in God would not be preaching it is ok to sin and keep doing all your life. I would say Obama is a lair and he is not a christian. If he is lying then he has no business getting any christians votes and if you claim to be a christian and still vote for him you do not believe in God.

  • http://www.facebook.com/philipanderin Philip Stewart

    If we could keep the fedderal goverment from runing our lives for us, and leave it up to the people in the states as a voice of the people these things would not be a distraction to true liberty and freedom. Both parties are now pandering to the special interests of minority groups, instead of liberty accross the board for all the people. Our founders knew about the diversness of the people, and this my freind is where we are failing. The contenental congress is a joke now, letting the fed. run over the top of the peoples choicess. Why would Glenn not want to support Ron Paul when he knows he is a true statesman. I would like him to do a special on why he doesnt like his foreign policy and why he backed Santorum the biggest war mongerer who used to be in the race but didnt back the individual that called for congressional approval for war. If he does back Ron, with his influence he could help his campaigne, but there is still one question Why is he still detesting his foreigne policy! He must be recieving funds from weapons manufacturers that premote the military industrial complex. Just calling a bluff here, I would hope not this would make every thing he is doing in vein. What does Glen have to lose, the question is what he has to gain by helping Ron Paul, imagine the millions of people that would listen to him if he did there are more awake people not listening to him because of his lack of support. For the ones he would lose it would be a small amount compared to the amount he would gain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/philipanderin Philip Stewart

    The problem is in deligating morality through government. When we can be the leaders and examples in our communities again, then can we make a change. Doing this through government is a mistake because the law is a determining factor by whom is in office. The tide will change with the wims of the ones in power and the federal government takes our abilities away from making true change. Ron Paul 2012! Taking peoples freedoms regaurdless of agreeing with them devides people and using government to pander to the ones keeping them in office never is worth taking others freedoms and liberties. God wants us to come to him obediantly not because we are forced to by government…reminds me of the Brittish government in 16 and 1700′s.

  • Anonymous

    But do you not see that by apposing support for gay rights you are contributing to their marginalization within society? As christians, you are surely only too familiar with the damage persecution can do!! I believe that those attracted to the same sex are born that way and therefore denying them the same rights is unconstitutional but I can see my views are not very popular here, which is a shame as I hold many of the same views as the rest of the audience. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZAPEUNLZOXHBAKKVE3CC3S6EVE josephm

    people need to band together on stoping this.we will be reduced down to one sex if the clown has his way.somewhere he has to be stoped, only hope to god its in nov.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vdangona Vincenzo Dangona

    We can pray every god-fearing human being will really examine  if they want to defy God and embrace gay marriage and homosexuality. History exposes the demise of lawless generations past.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sean-Phillips-Michael/100003779308507 Sean Phillips Michael

    the god in schools she be in schools because it the school that does it and i think kids need god in schools and it freedom and you can speak the true and that’s the truth  about keep god in schools because that teaches kids about god

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SV2YM2OWA4PUQIEPHH7OBUDUWA David J

    The thing you do not understand Richie is that the people here believe that the Bible is infallible since “All scripture is inspired by God”… as God is eternal so to are His principles! Look at the New Testament and what God through Paul wrote about homosexuality. I would not want want to believe in God whose Principles and Character changes based on society. I believe in a God of whose standards changes not and shows mercy and grace to us His children. I have always been taught to love the person but not the sin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SV2YM2OWA4PUQIEPHH7OBUDUWA David J

     Also scientists have not isolated the gene that you refer to. It is pure speculation that it exists. Even of it did, people can show restraint. There is a gene that predisposes people to be have an addiction to sex. So that person can be excused for raping people because it is in their genes? I do not think so. Did God create Adam and Eve or Adam and St-eve? I think we know the answer.

  • Anonymous

    You are clear out of your mind and must consult with a competent mental health care provider ASAP.

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for the gay community as they are being used by the President.  He isn’t going to do anything for them just as he hasn’t done anything for the black community.  It’s just politics and he needs their money.  He said that he personally supports it but believes that each state should make the call on marriage.  I have never seen a President that just outright lies ALL THE TIME.  It’s just mind blowing. 

  • Anonymous

    Ok, wait Michael.  You believe that Neale Donald Walsch is privy to the word of God but the authors of the Bible were not? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V2LL7QUEHQINAGTGNSCHUP4H3I Kirsten

    It is not what is in the water, but who is in the house, counting and re-counting and re-re-counting the votes here in WA State. We vote….but somehow they still win !!!
    2008 Rossi-R wins, 2nd count Rossi-R-wins, 3rd & final count: we found exactly the # of new ballots we needed! D-wins !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711782432 Wendy Boyer-Cleere

    Lets not forget, they also try to force their beliefs on everyone else and to make every one else go y what they believe we should. We all know what would happen if a christian tried the same with them. Funny how those who scream tolerance are in fact the LEAST tolerant!

  • Anonymous

    “Rights” on the basis of behavior alone is fundamentally wrong. If you postulate that, how long is it before you have the “right” to hurt someone else? (I guess with abortion we are already there). Meanwhile, the notion that sexual orientation represents some crossing point of enlightenment is seriously flawed.  Accepting homosexuality is LITERALLY the downfall of any society. If you think about it for 5 seconds, you could realize that even Darwin’s notion of natural selection tells you that. Try looking up the fate of African tribes that were homosexual, then ask yourself why the other nations within Africa treated homosexuality the way they do?  It’s not for lack of education on the matter!

  • Harbir Grewal

    I agree that this is not an issue, everyone cares about the economy, foreign policy, and healthcare. This election will be won and lost on these issues and not gay marriage.

  • http://misfitpolitics.co/ Corran Horn

    Ouch Stu don’t ruin the left’s day. 

  • Anonymous

    Now let people vote their conscience and not the party line….

  • Anonymous

    Since polling has roughly stayed the same in the time since the announcement was made since if gay rights were a defining issue for someone one way or the other they probably already were voting for Obama for gay rights or for McCain/Romney against gay rights. I think it won’t make much of a difference though it might have a bit of impact on turnout. 

  • Anonymous

    2012 Census they aren’t even a real voting block 0.55% of the population is homoexuaI & we don’t know how many children were included in that survey that aren’t homosexuaI.

  • Anonymous

    The NAACP head should be asked specifically what ‘right’ covers same sex marriage.  It would be highly offensive if the Egual protection clause[14th Ammen.] is where he is going. Someone pin him down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanie-Creviston-Gregory/1059594485 Jeanie Creviston Gregory

     I believe a marriage to be between a man an a woman. The gay community are due everything that a married couple are entitled too but just call it a civil union.  Then let the Christians and Churches believe as they see fit and everyone gets what they need.  I mean really…how hard is it???  Stop all the name calling, let everyone live in peace.  We are all God’s children and will be judge in his eyes alone.  So until then let it be…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNG6RVBOLTZMYI3DKSGTK6JILA David

    History will repeat itself as in the Roman Empire when homosexual marriages were tolerated and over time morality degenerated into more sexual perversion such as incest.  When homosexuals agenda through political power tries to enact bills that educate kids from kindergarten, middle school, and high school about how great homosexuals are, how smart they are, and other praised qualities, the traditional family will be destroyed, morality and religion will be vilified and reduced, and this nation will evolve into abyss and destroy itself just like Nikita Khrushchev predicted in the late 1950′s.  In other words, a decadent evolved people will self-destruct internally.  When gay or non-gay perverts go after children for sexual gratification, voices of reason and religion perhaps may enact more stringent laws for crimes against children. But in an environment where gay legislators pass bills to PREVENT psychological treatment for gay children to become straight, or gays are allowed by the state to adopt children so that they may become gay or be sexually exploited, or children are habitually sexually abused by homosexuals in schools, in churches, in orphanages, in foster homes, etc., we will see a revolution against gays like no other.  The meaning of gay-bashing and homophobia will be radically defined.

  • sofia veltz

    All the blue states, democrats, users of the less fortunate.    Immoral and lacking faith and loyalty to our country, its sovereignty and unappreciative of all it offers.   The malcontents of our nation.     Quietly live your lives and leave ours in tact.   Stop attacking our beliefs and lets all live in harmony.
    You are not the majority, so live with it!

  • Anonymous

    You are a bigot and an idiot. Why is it that people like you always associate homosexuality with pedophilia and sexual abuse? They are two very different things, and no one is advocating loosening the laws and pun

  • Anonymous

    Well that’s kind of the point, but it works both ways. Just as they have no right to ‘force’ homosexuality on you (whatever that even means, I somehow doubt any homosexuality has been forced on you), you have no right to force your religious and political beliefs on them. The difference here is that people like are forcing your beliefs on them by denying them the same rights you have.

  • Anonymous

    How do you know god doesn’t evolve or change. You don’t, so quit being such a judgemental bigot. God is love….isn’t that what they say? You wouldn’t know it by the way people like you pervert the idea of god.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I dont think so. I’ve got science on my side, you’ve got an old work of fiction written by men on yours. Sorry, but the odds are against you.

  • Anonymous

    Well, since he’s not Muslim, your point is, well, pointless.

  • Anonymous

    No, they don’t. If they did, gay marriage wouldn’t be an issue.