GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS: Basis for morals has shifted to popular opinion

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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The recent announcement by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman that he had changed his views regarding gay marriage because of his gay, college-age son, and the comments and statements of other “politically-conservative” voices on the matter have been an eye-opener to me. What I’ve heard a good many people say is that opposition to same-sex marriage and gay lifestyles should be reconsidered. One politically-conservative radio pundit who has strongly supported values held by the Republican Party said that, while many among the older generation still oppose same-sex marriage, the younger generation accepts it and sees nothing wrong with it. He then went on to argue that the Republican Party maybe ought to rethink its position on the matter. I’ve heard the same from others who have been a media voice for conservatism. What these statements indicate is that many politically conservative individuals and groups are more pragmatic in their approach to moral issues than Biblical. In other words, they look at what is expedient for


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