Look, I’m an old-fashioned person here and I happen to believe in traditional marriage. But I’ve also said that the court has ruled … and I said we’ll accept it. And guess what? I just went to a wedding of a friend of mine who happens to be gay. Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do doesn’t mean that I can’t care about them or I can’t love them. So if one of my daughters happened to be that, of course I would love them and I would accept them. Because you know what? That’s what we’re taught when we have strong faith. Issues like that are planted to divide us. I think the simple fact of the matter is — and this is where I would agree with Jeb, and I’ve been saying it all along — we need to give everybody a chance, treat everybody with respect, and let them share in this great in this great American dream that we have, Megyn. So, look, I’m going to love my daughters. I’m going to love them no matter what they do. Because you know what? God gives me unconditional love. I’m going to give it to my family, and my friends, and the people around me.
The above quote is Ohio Governor John Kasich’s reply to a question concerning his supposed opposition to same-sex marriage. The answer given by Kasich is chalk-full of errors, yet it is perhaps the prevailing viewpoint among Americans today. These errors must be countered and corrected if we really wish to improve our country.
John Kasich clearly demonstrates with this reply that he is not a man of principle when he says “the court has ruled,” and that apparently is that for the gay marriage debate. But is this really the way that things are supposed to work? The supreme court is not the Supreme Being, and their rulings always have to be subject to His. An unjust law is no law. But Governor Kasich, who supposedly supports traditional marriage, is ready to throw in the towel and move past the gay marriage debate because he ostensibly believes the supreme court is God. No matter if the whole world is in favor of an immoral law, a truly moral man will still have to oppose them in favor of God’s law. A man with true moral convictions and principles could never give up the fight on perhaps the most important issue of our time simply because a handful of immoral lawyers say he should. John Kasich is neither a principled man nor a leader.
Next Kasich informs us that he has recently attended a gay friend’s wedding, and this statement comes mere seconds after he just stated that he believes in traditional marriage. So which is it? One cannot support traditional marriage while attending gay weddings anymore than one can support the Christian religion while attending Muslim services. There is quite the dichotomy between traditional marriage and gay weddings. The two cannot coexist. Traditional marriage is an all-or-nothing position. If Kasich is attending gay weddings and by that very fact showing his support for them, then he is at the same time throwing traditional marriage under the bus. There is no room for middle ground on this issue. Both sides cannot be appeased. One must firmly make their decision as to which idea of marriage they hold, and then they must prove that choice by their actions. John Kasich has clearly shown that he supports the perverted idea of gay marriage. Yet even worse than that, he boldly lies about his support for traditional marriage purely in an attempt to buy votes.
The entire remainder of Kasich’s quote revolves around the familiar but completely distorted idea of loving one’s neighbor. It is truly a travesty that so many people fall into this error. Countless souls are conned into supporting the gay marriage movement because they believe they are doing it out of love for their neighbor. But is it really love when we encourage and support someone who is boldly committing one of the four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance? Would any parent let their child play in the busy street, and then claim they were simply loving that child by letting them do as they wish? The simple, unavoidable fact remains that the homosexual lifestyle is one the most immoral, perverted, and terribly evil things of which mankind is capable. And thus anyone who in any way, shape or form supports or encourages this lifestyle is an accessory to that great crime. Governor John Kasich is proud to boldly proclaim to the world that he perfectly fits this bill.
Here we truly have the portrait of an immoral, un-principled, and flat-out evil man. And he wants to be the leader of our great country. In other words, he believes that he stands for what we Americans believe. Oh, let us prove him dead wrong.
3 thoughts on “A Response to Governor Kasich”
Tom Naegele, I like John Kasich on a personal level. Having said that, what he said his position is is that he believes in traditional marriage, however, that the topic of same-sex marriage was essentially a pointless issue to keep talking about. He has said he accepts the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage should have legal recognition. You missed his basic point that he respects the sanctity of traditional marriage and yet does not want to mandate his views on the whole nation, nor on a small minority of the population. Saying that he believes in traditional marriage and yet accepting the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples should have the same rights as straight couples is not being hypocritical. Also, you missed the fact that we are all supposed to have equal protection under the law. Conservatives get this wrong for the most part. Saying that you cannot believe in traditional marriage and attend the wedding ceremony of a friend who is gay or lesbian is patently absurd. Michele Bachmann had said in a q&a that we all have the same civil rights, that people who are gay or lesbian are free to marry a member of the opposite sex. That sentence is self-contradictory. Anybody who says that missing the fact that gays and lesbians are attracted to the same biological sex.
Tom Naegele, In the last statement, I mean to say that anybody who says that is missing the fact that gays and lesbians are attracted to people of the same sex. So, a minor error happened in that last sentence because I forgot to put the word is.
John Kasich left Catholicism and became a Protestant which is disgusting. So to me, he has no more weight or superior knowledge or insight that is even worth considering. Further, I wish he would iron his suits or something.