Richard Grenell is paralogistic and ends his piece with a faulty conclusion: “While there are many reasons not to vote to re-elect President Obama, gay marriage is not one of those issues” (“Marriage, Gay Republicans and the Election,” op-ed, May 23).
Yes, a responsible voter weighs all of the actions, attributes and policies of candidates before deciding who to vote for. But it is dismissive to believe that the redefinition of marriage to include so-called “gay marriage” is not a major issue in this coming election.
Redefined marriage may have limited discussions in the media, but a national transformation of the definition and meaning of marriage weighs heavily on those who are concerned with the breaking of the reality of one-man/one-woman marriage. What you do not hear is that “every child deserves and wants a married mother and father.” Breaking that reality is the liberal steppingstone to opening up the definition of marriage to eventually become any combination of adults.
What Mr. Grenell should have said is that President Obama’s lack of support for the Defense of Marriage Act and traditional marriage is another good reason not to vote for him. For many, a loss of family values in the U.S. can be equated to all the other Obama issues discussed, and this holds true even if one is not a church-goer.