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Obama Pushing Harder For Homosexuals

One under-reported aspect of the Democrat primary campaign has been the candidates’ relentless wooing of the homosexual vote.

According to reports in pro-homosexual media outlets, Mr. Obama has recently ratcheted up his efforts, with aggressive ad buys and press releases.

He is now placing this “generic” LGBT ad in homosexual newspapers in Ohio and Texas:

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The following is Mr. Obama’s latest missive to the homosexual community. (Weirdly it does not seem to be available anywhere on his campaign website, but several homosexual outlets have it in pdf format):

Open Letter From Barack Obama To The LGBT Community

I’m running for President to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all – a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters. It’s wrong to have millions of Americans living as second-class citizens in this nation. And I ask for your support in this election so that together we can bring about real change for all LGBT Americans.

Equality is a moral imperative. That’s why throughout my career, I have fought to eliminate discrimination against LGBT Americans. In Illinois, I cosponsored a fully inclusive bill that prohibited discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity, extending protection to the workplace, housing, and places of public accommodation. In the U.S. Senate, I have cosponsored bills that would equalize tax treatment for same-sex couples and provide benefits to domestic partners of federal employees. And as president, I will place the weight of my administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes and a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws. I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment. But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage.

Unlike Senator Clinton, I support the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA a position I have held since before arriving in the U.S. Senate. While some say we should repeal only part of the law, I believe we should get rid of that statute altogether. Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does.

I have also called for us to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and I have worked to improve the Uniting American Families Act so we can accord same-sex couples the same rights and obligations as married couples in our immigration system.

The next president must also address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. When it comes to prevention, we do not have to choose between values and science. While abstinence education should be part of any strategy, we also need to use common sense. We should have age-appropriate sex education that includes information about contraception. We should pass the JUSTICE Act to combat infection within our prison population. And we should lift the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rates of infection among drug users. In addition, local governments can protect public health by distributing contraceptives.

We also need a president who’s willing to confront the stigma too often tied to homophobia that continues to surround HIV/AIDS. I confronted this stigma directly in a speech to evangelicals at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, and will continue to speak out as president. That is where I stand on the major issues of the day. But having the right positions on the issues is only half the battle. The other half is to win broad support for those positions. And winning broad support will require stepping outside our comfort zone.

If we want to repeal DOMA, repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and implement fully inclusive laws outlawing hate crimes and discrimination in the workplace, we need to bring the message of LGBT equality to skeptical audiences as well as friendly ones and that’s what I’ve done throughout my career. I brought this message of inclusiveness to all of America in my keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention. I talked about the need to fight homophobia when I announced my candidacy for President, and I have been talking about LGBT equality to a number of groups during this campaign from local LGBT activists to rural farmers to parishioners at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Dr. Martin Luther King once preached.

Just as important, I have been listening to what all Americans have to say. I will never compromise on my commitment to equal rights for all LGBT Americans. But neither will I close my ears to the voices of those who still need to be convinced. That is the work we must do to move forward together. It is difficult. It is challenging. And it is necessary.

Americans are yearning for leadership that can empower us to reach for what we know is possible. I believe that we can achieve the goal of full equality for the millions of LGBT people in this country. To do that, we need leadership that can appeal to the best parts of the human spirit. Join with me, and I will provide that leadership. Together, we will achieve real equality for all Americans, gay and straight alike.

The trouble is what Mr. Obama (and Mrs. Clinton) are calling for is not equality but special treatment.

In fact, Mr. Obama even tries to out-pander Hillary:

Unlike Senator Clinton, I support the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA a position I have held since before arriving in the U.S. Senate. While some say we should repeal only part of the law, I believe we should get rid of that statute altogether. Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does.

I have also called for us to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and I have worked to improve the Uniting American Families Act so we can accord same-sex couples the same rights and obligations as married couples in our immigration system.

Isn’t that good news? Especially the dream of allowing more homosexual illegal aliens to bring their “spouses” to this country as citizens.

But given Mr. Obama’s self-proclaimed courage on the issue, you have to wonder why he is being so stealthy about this letter and his support for homosexual rights in general.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 29th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama Pushing Harder For Homosexuals”

  1. STG2009 says:

    This is not good for America

  2. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Gays and lesbians are not a specific race of people. For they and their advocates to proclaim their struggle to be equivalent to the civil rights struggles of the sixties is both ludicrous and insulting. Colin Powell was even quoted as saying that for the gay rights movement to use this moral equivalence tactic was a convenient but invalid argument.

  3. proreason says:

    Rosie O’Donnel and Barney Fife should be put in charge of national reconciliation.

    Their tender loving natures have been held down too long by hardhearted Republicans who don’t want their children to be influenced by perverts.

  4. 1republicanscientist says:

    “so we can accord same-sex couples the same rights and obligations as married couples in our immigration system” ????????? he’s pushing harder, alright.

  5. Icarus says:

    If I was to say … “we need to pray for the healing of all sexually confused persons, we need to ask our Lord Jesus to help with their specific issue”

    Could thisnow be taken as insensitive and hateful?

    Just wondering!

    • proreason says:

      icarus, you have a spiritual nature, but unfortunately, by posting just once on this site, you revoke all rights to criticize homosexuals, blacks, hispanics, asians, handicapped people, transvestites, cross-dressers, midgets, women, union members, teachers, college professors, pimps, prostitutes, perverts, wife-beaters, child molestors, welfare queens, rappers, drug addicts, atheists, alchoholics, pornographers, abortionists, shoplifters, ponzi scheme operators, snitches, cheats, crooks, criminals, lawyers, morons, global warming cultists, liars, politicians, committee chairmen and Obamy.

      In other words, you are not allowed to criticize Democrats.

      One post on S&L officially confirms that you are a bigot.

  6. Icarus says:

    LMAO

    … I can still criticize Christian’s… right?

    Hey proreason………Maybe you’ve stumbled onto something here.

    The Lib’s Top Secret Plan for the eventual criminalization of Christianity (The Holy Bible):

    With no one left to openly disparage other than Christians (white conservative Christians to be exact) the population will be left with only us Christians to blame for all their troubles.

    “we can tolerate the Liberal Christians” who have made Jesus in their own image
    “if we could only get rid of these fundamental Christians we’ll be okay” they’ll say.

  7. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    Of all of the stupid idiotic things he is concentrating on I noticed one BIG thing he is not so concerned about. It’s the ECONOMY STUPID! Where can we go to get those T-Shirts out of whose closet?!? LMAO


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