Gay…Marriage? Is THAT what we think this is about?

PRESS RELEASE: Gay…Marriage? Is THAT what we think this is about?

Andrew Horning, Candidate for Indiana US Senate

May 15, 2012

Freedom, IN: Like all things political, the “gay marriage” issue has become far more battle cry and “litmus test” than sane discussion.

What we call gay marriage is not (I repeat, NOT) about a church recognized covenant between a man, a woman, and God.  No, the church gave that unto Caesar a long time ago.  That’s why the minister says, “…by the power vested in me by the State of…”

And it is most definitely not about love and relationships.

Marriage, my fellow Americans, is politics.

Now, marriage is about Social Security, bereavement pay, visitation rights, property rights, work rules, tax rules, and more rules, rules rules from the Great Caesar’s Golden Calf.  Marriage is legal, contractual, corporate, political privilege, rights, guardianship and healthcare.

So, those who now want to claim the moral high ground on traditional marriage have wallowed into the preposterous role of promoting disparity in matters of simple justice.

I propose we get politics entirely out of marriage.  From the Christian perspective, we should take from Caesar what is God’s. From the secular perspective, we should make policy and law that does not involve sorting, allocating and denying rights based upon abstract and arbitrary political categories.

Not only is this the moral thing to do, it is also the Law of the Land.  Our constitutions were written in large part to prevent politicians from granting “to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens.” (Indiana Constitution Article I Section 23)

That is what I’m putting on the ballot – rules that are few enough to know, simple enough to understand, and important enough that they’re to apply equally…to all.

This is all written down in the annotated Indiana and US Constitutions at  These precious, workable laws will be on the US Senate ballot exclusively under the name, Andrew Horning.




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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Thank you for giving me this help to come to grips with the “gay” marriage issue, Andy.

  2. I gather by this you have no objection to polygamy? No objection to incest? No objection to abolishing the age of consent where one can marry a nine (9) year old?

  3. By your comments, Kirk, I gather that you don’t care a whit about what I actually said; you have something itching you about this topic and you’re looking for a place to vent it. Well, there you go.

  4. Kirk, do you stand on biblical preference of a man and woman? Then why did King Solomon, King David, Saul, Jacob, Abraham, and so many other great leaders in the bible have multiple wives in the old testament and the only law put in place during the new testament is in these versus; 1Timothy 3:2, 1Timothy 3:12 and Titus 1:6 which only prohibits leaders from practicing polygamy.

    Then I am confused why children are even brought up as if you are trying to paint the subject with horrifying images. The laws are different for underage teens and especially for non consenting adults. They can’t drink, smoke, join the army, vote or anything before the age of 18. They can even get away with committing crimes and being punished a lot less depending on the judge. So you mislead people when you bring up 9 year old children into the mix.

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