Well, Mitt Romney has come out and said that gay marriage cannot be supported. He is chasing the evangelical vote.
According to Reuters, at the Christian Liberty University, Romney went right at the latest hot-button issue, bringing much of the audience to its feet in cheers by declaring: “Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.”
Many students and parents said that while they are wary of Romney’s religion, they would rather he occupy the White House than President Barack Obama who announced his support for same-sex marriage this week.
As previously reported in my last post, Obama says he is personally supportive of the gay agenda and must believe that that position will bring him more votes than he will lose via punishment from the ‘Christian’ folk for his views. Whether he is correct or not remains to be seen.
So it seems that Americans are to be divided by a deeply felt and conflicting social issue overlaid with conflicting political issues, racial issues and religious issues. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. Will the depth of feeling lead to blood in the streets? Possibly.
Of course, both contenders are politicians and they will choose the weasel words that give them the best chance of grabbing votes from either side of what could prove to be a very wide aisle. That is the nature of politics.
They will say different things to different audiences. They will say things that can be taken in different ways. They will try to walk on both sides of the street. But the issues are fairly stark and do not lend themselves to sitting on the fence.
The battle lines are drawn. Perhaps a bigger battle is coming than most people expect. Perhaps America might be split in two again, like a re-run of the Civil War?
Romney versus Obama, the political, racial, religious, social ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. It might prove to be an event where there are no winners, only a Pyrrhic Victory!