Right-Wing Christian Group: Obama Our ‘First Gay President’
March 31, 2010
(ChattahBox)— A right-wing Christian organization, The Family Research Council headed by Tony Perkins, believes that much like former President Bill Clinton was often referred to, as the “first black President,” President Obama is the “first gay President” because of his liberal policies towards gay rights. It’s not unusual for the FRC, which is supported by many Republican lawmakers, to make outrageous statements. The conservative religious group held a “prayercast” in December to pray for guidance in the “life and death” crisis to our nation from healthcare reform.
According to Tom McClusky of the FRC, Obama’s support of the “homosexual agenda” makes him a gay president:
“According to a recent 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, 50% of respondents said they would support an openly gay person to serve as president. 44% said they were opposed. However if it was argued during his two terms in office that Bill Clinton was “our first black President” because of his supposed liberal policies that would benefit African-Americans (though I’m not quite sure what President Clinton did, that he wasn’t forced to do, that would benefit any minority except for Chinese monks with political donations to spend.) With that argument shouldn’t Barack Obama already be our “first gay President” due to his liberal policies pushing the homosexual agenda?”
Quite an interesting little theory.
Obama has done much, during his short presidency to advance equal rights for the LGBT community. But he has not moved quickly enough to satisfy many gay Americans. Still, if bigoted organizations like the Family Research Council think they are smearing President Obama with their “first gay president” foolishness; they should think again.
Source: Right Wing Watch
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