Top Republican Avoids Outspoken Defense of Marriage

Politico’s new article on Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s anemic defense of the Defense of Marriage Act. His lack of impassioned public activism in defense of DOMA has many social conservatives wondering why he and many other Republicans seem to avoid the issue.

From the article:

“Speaker John Boehner has said all along that defending traditional marriage is simply about defending existing law. But as he spearheads a legal effort to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, his lack of public engagement on the issue leaves doubts about how outspoken he really wants to be on behalf of the religious right.”

‎”It’s a familiar dance for Boehner and social conservatives — he says all the right things, but he doesn’t spend much political capital for the cause.”

John Boehner defends DOMA, but not too loudly

His lack of public engagement leaves doubts about how outspoken he wants to be on the right’s behalf.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (NKJV)