I suppose it's good at least to know what we're getting from a candidate. So often they obfuscate and dodge, and won't really tell us what they stand for and what they plan to do. Not so for Barak Obama.
Baptist Press reports that Obama has pledged to the homosexual community to use the presidency to undermine marriage, family and the ability of people of faith to speak out about this dangerous and immoral lifestyle.
Of course, Obama couched the pledge in more politically-correct terms, such as allowing homosexuals to "marry," "adopt" and to abolish "hate crimes" (how many people commit crimes against other because of their love and concern for the victim?).
Obama's statement "Equality is a Moral Imperative" can be read on his campaign website here.
Here are some excerpts:
In the U.S. Senate, I have co-sponsored 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.
If you run a Bible and book store, will you be forced to hire a drag queen? If you are a church or ministry, will you be forced to hire someone openly living a lifestyle antithetical to your message?
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.
So Obama believes in robbing children of two natural parents and both sex role models. Don't our children have enough problems facing them already?
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 afford same-sex couples the same rights and obligations as married couples in our immigration system.
This is why we have pushed for a Federal Marriage Amendment for so long. It's much harder to wipe out part of the constitution than it is a simple law, like DOMA. Obama has declared war on marriage, opening this God-instituted foundation of society to mean anything.
He also seeks to undermine the cohesion, discipline and morality of our Armed Forces.
We also need a president who’s willing to confront the stigma – too often tied to homophobia– that continues to surround HIV/AIDS.
Obama implies there is an unfair connection between AIDS and homosexuality, yet the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that more than 70% of AIDS cases arise from homosexual activity. Why is Obama denying reality? Do we need a president who denies reality?
Interestingly, the title of Obama's statement is misleading in typical liberal fashion. Are not homosexuals protected by the same murder, theft, assault, etc. laws as everyone else? Are not homosexuals free to marry people of the opposite sex, just as heterosexuals are?
The "equality" bit is somewhat misleading, but of course if you want special rights, you have to portray yourself as disadvantaged, and if you want to pander to such groups, you have to use their same misleading language.
I think the title of Obama's statement should more appropriately be titled "Egalitarianism as an Immoral Imperative."
We don't need a president who will undermine our most basic social institutions. We don't need a president who will expose children to further disorder and chaos in their formative lives. We don't need a president who denies reality. We don't need a president who panders to special interest groups who do not have America's well being at heart.
I hope Americans will remember this, this election season