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Franck: "We Are Strong Enough to Win the Fight for the Truth About Marriage"

 

Matthew Franck with marching orders for the pro-marriage army:

In his ABC interview, Obama said, "I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." He went on to stress (in ABC's words) that this was only his "personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own." Of course, on issues of great public moment, a president does not have merely "personal" views. This is now, more clearly than ever, a huge campaign issue for 2012. The president will now wage an all-out campaign of calling Mitt Romney an "anti-gay" bigot for opposing what he himself would not embrace until five minutes ago. But given the track record of victories for the defense of marriage in thirty-one states, and the still-tentative declaration of the president, it is clear that he knows he is running a risky strategy. What he knows, we should know too. And we should know that if we keep our heads, and don't buy into the "anti-gay" framing of the liberal establishment, we are strong enough to win the fight for the truth about marriage. -- Public Discourse