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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Response to a Question About "Gay Marriage" on Jay Leno

Last week Michele Bachmann appeared on the Jay Leno Show. One question Leno asked was about "gay marriage;" you can see the question and Bachmann's response below:



I think Bachmann gave an adequate statement of her conservative position on the issue, especially considering the brief time involved in this exchange. So this is no criticism of Bachmann's answer, but it occurred to me that her answer was basically, 'We've done it this way for a long time, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' It seems that Jay was basically saying, 'Well, many of my friends think the traditional understanding of marriage IS broke.'

I don't think that I would be able to (nor would I necessarily want to) address the issue of "gay marriage" without citing the words of the Lord Jesus on this issue from Matthew 19. It seems to me that without an authoritative standard on what the word "marriage" means, that the conversation devolves into a matter of opinion (with opinion in America currently trending toward Leno's, rather than Bachmann's, view).

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