Last week, Vice President Joe Biden made a public endorsement for same-sex marriage which in turn forced President Barack Obama to announce that he also supported same-sex marriage.
In response to the Democrat’s open endorsement of gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the crowd at Liberty University’s Commencement Ceremony that he firmly believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. He received a loud applause from the attendees as the battle lines on same-sex marriage were drawn.
But those battle lines may be more blurred than everyone first thought.
Fox News host Neil Cavuto interviewed Romney last week. During that interview, Romney said,
“I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children — that’s fine. But my preference is that we … continue to define marriage as the relationship between a man and a woman.”
Excuse me, Gov Romney aren’t you being rather hypocritical in your statement? If you are so adamant about marriage being a relationship between a man and woman, then how can you turn around and say that you are fine with allowing a child to grow up with two gay fathers or two lesbian mothers? How does this hold to your supposed biblical values? How do you expect the child to grow up in a homosexual household and then to embrace marriage as only being the union of opposite sexes?
Romney’s statement demonstrates some of his more liberal views that have many conservatives quiet concerned about what to expect from him. One of those that have expressed their concern of Romney’s statement is Americans for Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera who said,
“As a pro-family person, he shouldn’t be fine with homosexual adoption. Just because it exists and it’s happening doesn’t mean you’re fine with it. And so here Romney is undercutting his base, and it’s sad to see, but he’s obviously conflicted on all the issues surrounding homosexuality.”
“When your children are forced to be in a situation where the person that’s closest to them is a homosexual and they’re being exposed daily at a very young age to homosexuality, you are teaching children that immorality is okay, and that’s destructive.”
LaBarbera also pointed out that many gay activists will use Romney’s acceptance of homosexual adoption to question why he wouldn’t want the adoptive parents to be legally married for the sake of the child.
Romney’s acceptance of homosexuals adopting is like adding just a little yeast to a bowl of bread dough. No matter how pure you wanted to keep that dough, the yeast will permeate through the entire batch and the whole thing will be affected by it. The same is true with biblical truths, morals and values. Once you compromise on just one little thing, it usually doesn’t take long for the rest of them to be compromised as well.
I find it troubling and alarming that Romney would take such a view, because no matter what he says about marriage, it will always be overshadowed by his statement on gay adoption.