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

Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Comments

2 Responses to “Right-Wing Christian Group: Obama Our ‘First Gay President’”

  1. Morely Dotes on March 31st, 2010 9:48 pm

    As an ordained minister, let state right out: The Family Research Council is not a Christian group. They are an organ of the Republican Party, plain and simple, and any religious trappings they pretend to are for the sole purposes of tax evasion, and gulling the gullible.

  2. Iain on April 1st, 2010 1:41 pm

    isn’t gulling the gullible what ALL religious organizations, groups, and parties have been doing since…well…since spoken and written word?

    These people shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near politics, their influence is one of the major problems with this nation. Separation of church and state. Keep your church in church so that we can try and put intelligence back in the state.

    I’m all for states rights, if these people want to be crazy, let them all move to Texas or Georgia and be crazy there…so the rest of the states can legalize pot, prostitution, and all the other stuff that brings in tax revenue and makes lives happier and easier.

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