Kasich Thinks It’s “Time to Move On” from Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (photo credit: Michael Vadon via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (photo credit: Michael Vadon via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ohio Governor John Kasich went on air to reiterate his “respect” for the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision Wednesday, telling Newsmax TV he disagrees with the Supreme Court on the matter but that he thinks it’s time to stop talking about it:

“I’m a believer that faith is about the do’s and not the don’ts and I also believe that faith is about grace. I made it clear I don’t agree with the Supreme Court’s decision but I’m going to respect the Supreme Court’s decision.”

Kasich believes traditional marriage as being between a man and a woman, but, he added, “We need to move on.”

“We don’t want to compare one sin to another. They’re all kind of equal,” Kasich said. “What I believe is we ought to talk about the do’s and not the don’ts, about humility, the issue of being in a position of where you can be a center of justice and healing.

“Ultimately, you learn over time the kind of character that God wants you to have. It’s a different way of looking at it all, isn’t it?”

Nick Arnold is a researcher for American Principles In Action.