Obama let us know everything we need to know about the future of the gay marriage debate and its ultimate purpose yesterday.

The goal of this gay marriage debate is about power pure and simple. And there is one institution that stands between progressives and ultimate power and that is the Church. This is why we have seen some many frontal assaults on religious liberty during his presidency. They want the Church out of the way. They also want the States out of the way with all power consolidated in the federal government. Gay marriage offers them an opportunity to achieve both.

The first thing out of Obama’s mouth yesterday was a denial (read confirmation) of his ultimate goal in this debate, the destruction of the Church and religious liberty.

“On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital,” Obama said. “How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision — which applies only to civil marriages — changes that.”

Of course, this is exactly what they want to do. The ultimate purpose is to force the Church to go along and when it will not, to punish, penalize it, and marginalize it. This is the goal people, pure and simple.

The other comment from Obama is this:

They cannot allow for States to keep bucking the progressive vision of the feds. They have witnessed the steady progress that the STates have made against their abortion on demand dogma and it drives them mad. The states must be compelled to go along by any means necessary on this issue and every issue to come.

This is a war against the Church and the States.

*subhead*The real goal.*subhead*