It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.
While his words were poignant and necessary, they will ring hollow if he does little else going forward to give voice to the millions of Americans of all colors who want to change our culture for the better.
Millions of Americans will start off their Thanksgiving statements with, "I am thankful Barack Obama will be our president for four more years. The biggest lesson we hope he learned from over the past four is to not start negotiating from a compromise position.
The Justices will soon vote. They are on notice that Barack Obama will not only disapprove of them if they don't vote his way, he clearly intends to campaign against the Supreme Court if they rule ObamaCare unconstitutional.
How did we get into this mess? Part of the answer lies with the president -- and his inability or unwillingness to use the bully pulpit to tell Americans the truth, and mobilize them for what must be done.
In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.
With Obama's staffing changes, it's worth noting that he's been reading and soliciting outside advice. He's signaled he's reviewing Reagan's presidency by reading a biography. But is he getting an accurate picture?