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May 10th, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Political risk for Obama's same-sex marriage decision?

Brooke talks to gay marriage opponent Rev. Tony Evans of the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship about President Obama's announcement of support for same-sex marriage. Evans says that decision might cost the president African-American votes in the November election.

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  1. GD Clark San Diego

    Who cares what Obama thinks about Same sex Marriage. Why do we Americans even have to be subjected to "what Obama's views are about sam sex marriage". Fix the economy and stop politicizing americans with your unnecessary comments about the Gay population

    May 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
  2. Abbani Gambo

    I do not support gay marriage pls

    May 11, 2012 at 5:18 am |
  3. Abbani Gambo

    Obama may loss election because of his support to gay marriage.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:35 am |
  4. Lucy

    This just proves that Obama is NOT a Christian no matter what comes out of his mouth.

    May 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  5. dorothy shackleford

    why is everyone trying to make this a spiritual thing .no one said marriage is not between a man and a women it is about justice and fairness.this pastor don!t turn down their money or playing musical instrument they are equal their churches and these old mens messing with young boys

    May 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  6. Richie Rich


    I am normal straight American and here is what I think.

    I am a demorcrat but I am not as liberal as you think.. We all know that if gays want to get married, then why not . They love each other right? It does not hurt anyone. However, it is by nature impossible for gays to ever consumate their marriage. So when two men or two women marry, is it truly, ever a real marriage at all because it impossible for two gays to consumate? As we all know, in the catholic church, even if heterosexuals get married and cant consumate for whatever reason, the marriage can be anulled. For those of you who do not know, consumation is the union of the reproductive organs of male and female. All animals do this in nature in order to mate and continue their species. So when Kirk Cameron (the actor of growing pains ) stated being gay is unnatural. He was perfectly correct because it is unnatural to use the digestive system as a sexual pleasure zone. The digestive system was designed by nature to take in nourishment
    and to excrete waste products. It was not designed to do what gay men and women have decided to use it for. Only the reproductive organs of a male and femal were designed to fit todgether in a perfect union by nautre. This is true for every animal species. By nature, this union is a natural impossibility for two gay men and for two gay woman. Only men and women can come together in a perfect union sexually designed by nature and continue our beautiful species. So if gays want to get married, so be it. They will never consumate their marriage or ever have what a man and a woman can have that was designed by nature. So yes it is very unnatural to be gay.
    Thank God!

    May 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  7. jack

    I think the whole issue of gay marriage is taking up way too much of our attention and efforts. it is amusing to me that many leading "evangelists" have been caught being unfaithful to their marriage, a clear violation of the Bible, but no-one writes them off. It is further amazing to me that all these black leaders are opposed to gay marriage, but they seem to forget that there was a time that they too had no rights, and it was only changed due to more sensible thinking. I guess they don't have to deal with that any more. Everyone should be with who they want!!!!!

    May 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  8. Ashley

    We have a separation of church and state for a reason. This imbecile is that very reason. Government is not at all a christian institution created by some god, it's the way we regulate our nation and keep things running smoothly. Government should have nothing to do with gods or churches of any kind whatsoever. Churches should not be tax exempt. The military should not hire pastors. This is all ridiculous. If you're religious and don't agree with gay marriage then fine, that's your opinion and you're welcome to it. That doesn't mean you have any right to keep it from happening. Atheists get married all the time and no one says that they aren't following the bible and that their marriage is wrong and shouldn't be allowed to happen. Leave the gays alone and let them marry the people they want to marry. As long as they are consenting adults whether or not they get married it is none of your business.

    July 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  9. Sadiq Abbani

    We did not support the gay marriage because this what the Islam said: You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. [Leviticus 18:22]

    Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. [1 Corinthians 6:9-10]

    For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. [Romans 1:26-27]

    In the Quran, we see reference to homosexuality in the story of Lot (the translation used is Quran: The Final Testament, translated by Dr. Rashad Khalifa).

    Lot: Homosexuality Condemned
    Lot said to his people, “You commit such an abomination; no one in the world has done it before! You practice sex with the men, instead of the women. Indeed, you are a transgressing people.” His people responded by saying, “Evict them from your town. They are people who wish to be pure.” [7:80-82]
    Lot said to his people, “How could you commit such an abomination, publicly, while you see? You practice sex with the men, lustfully, instead of the women. Indeed, you are ignorant people.” The only response from his people was their saying, “Banish Lot's family from your town; they are people who wish to be pure.” [27:54-56]

    December 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

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