Obama is Gay OK!
It all started rather innocuously when self described ex-gay gospel
singer Donnie McClurkin was added to Senator Obama’s gospel tour. The
tour was built to bring people together and shore up Mr. Obama’s
religious credentials and the crucial black religious vote. Things
started to sour almost immediately though because gay groups, who have
bundled a lot of money for the senator, asked for the removal of the
gospel singer or else.
Mr. Obama was faced with a decision to make that would make him
choose between money from homosexuals and votes from black Christians.
This story was a major part of the news cycle for the week and was
embarrassing, to say the least, for the young candidate. He thinks that
he has been able to find a third way that pleases both the gays and the
Christians in this battle: he has added a homosexual preacher to the
docket for his gospel tour. Is this going to sit well with the gay
Judging by an interview he did with Advocate,
an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) site, I would have to say
that he is gay OK. Answering one of the questions Obama said:
Look, these kinds of issues are going to crop up inevitably through the course of campaigns. It’s important to recognize that these are issues that every Democratic candidate who has African-American ministers as supporters may have to confront.
It just so happened that it popped up on the screen in this particular
instance. But I assure you, I am not the only candidate who’s got a
black minister or a white minister who’s supporting them prominently
who subscribes to similar views.
Part of the reason that we have had a faith outreach in our campaigns is precisely because I
don’t think the LGBT community or the Democratic Party is served by
being hermetically sealed from the faith community and not in dialogue
with a substantial portion of the electorate, even though we may
disagree with them. [emphasis mine]
So Obama has basically deep sixed black ministers so he can pray at
the alter of alternativism. What this whole episode really shows is
that democrats have completely abandoned the value vote. They don’t
believe in traditional values and as long as they can get the value
voters from the black community by throwing them a bone once in a while
during the campaign they will do that.
The fact of the matter is that even in states that are viewed to be
left of center, like California and Oregon, gay marriage (the Holy
Grail of homosexuality) has been summarily defeated each time and will
continue to be defeated as long as religion persists in this country (I
would peg the end of religion in America sometime around the day after
the end of the world). Many people still view homosexuality as a choice
and, above all, value our tradition of monogamous matrimony. Liberals,
on the other hand, have no place for religion and tradition in their
lives. I think they regularly go further and put down religion (as
Obama has done by doing this interview with Advocate) in favor of their
glorious alternative lifestyle brethren.
When asked by Advocate whether keeping the ex-gay singer on the tour
was a slap in the face of gays in favor of Christians Obama had this to
No, I profoundly disagree with that.
This is not a situation where I have backed off my positions one iota.
You’re talking to somebody who talked about gay Americans in his
convention speech in 2004, who talked about them in his announcement
speech for the president of the United States, who talks about gay
Americans almost constantly in his stump speeches. If there’s
somebody out there who’s been more consistent in including LGBT
Americans in his or her vision of what America should be, then I would
be interested in knowing who that person is.
One of the things that always comes up in presidential campaigns is, if
you’ve got multiple supporters all over the place, should the candidate
then be held responsible for the every single view of every one of his
supporters? And obviously that’s not possible. And if I start playing
that game, then it will be very difficult for me to do what I think I
can do best, which is bring the country together.
Look, when I went to Rick Warren’s church at Saddleback, he was
under enormous heat because, among his constituency, my position on
LGBT issues and my position on abortion is anathema. So his position
could have been, we will not have Obama speak because he does not
subscribe to our views on these two issues. To his credit, he allowed
me to speak, in his church, from his pulpit, to 2,000 evangelicals. And
I didn’t trim my remarks, I specifically told them, “I think you guys
are wrong when it comes to issues like condom distribution.” And by the
way, I got a standing ovation.
My views on gay issues and on choice issues are well-known. I did
not trim my sails in the conversation I had with them. And I think as a
consequence of appearances like that, I am helping to encourage
understanding that will ultimately strengthen the cause of LGBT rights.
At some point, if we are going to have a conversation on
these issues, what I expect to be judged by in the LGBT community is,
have I been a strong advocate, have I been a forceful advocate, have I
avoided these issues in any way. And If I have not, then that’s how I
expect to be judged. [emphasis mine]
Good for Obama. At least he is standing up for what he believes in.
He is the gay candidate and is proud of it. Of course this only means
that he won’t get elected to anything more then senator.
The LGBT community doesn’t have the votes, the support, nor the
money to make a huge difference in a national election. But among the
leftists who are running the democrat party more so every day they are
influential. Nowhere near as influential as they had hoped a couple of
years ago when they were trying to push the comparison between LGBT
issues with the Civil Rights movement decades before but still
Religious types, on the other hand, really don’t have a seat at the
table in the democrat party. This and other developments regarding the
scope of their party’s support base is shaping up as a disaster for the
democrat party. Increasingly it is being centered around Marxist
ideology that rejects religion and traditional values in general in
exchange for a new “democrat humanoid” (I was going to say person but
that may be too restricting a phrase for liberals).
Obama has decided to stick to his principles and lose out on any
chance of winning his party’s nomination so he can stand up for LGBTs.
He’s not going to act like Hillary and don a fake Southern accent so he
can fool Southern black Christians into voting for him. In the end this
is going to preclude him from being a Vice Presidential candidate
(maybe there would be a place for him in the Cabinet but just to keep
him from running in 2012). He has sealed his fate here and I respect
him for sticking to his guns on this issue. I may disagree with him but
at least I know where he stands and know that he will stand up for his
beliefs no matter what.
If he succumbs to electoral pressures and blatantly lies to feed the
politician’s blood lust for pandering then I will doubly call him on
it. In the end it won’t matter though because he has thrown in with the
crowd that applauds mocking the Last Supper and not the crowd that
worships the guest of honor at the Last Supper. BigT