The California decision against the same-sex marriage ban has the candidates for the presidency declaring their dedication to the traditional definition of marriage. Even the faux conservative, John McCain, meekly defended a “difference of opinion” on marriage during an appearance on lesbian bride-to-be Ellen Degeneres’ national talk show.
Suddenly, it’s back to basics since only a small minority of Americans are interested in allowing woman and woman to become wife and wife. Even liberal California, a state that’s not sure which flag to salute, rejected gay marriage by 60 percent. In 2004, the debate over marriage may have ruined the John Kerry candidacy, but my bet is that Americans were more offended by the amount of hairspray running mate John Edwards applied to his coif.
From sea to shinning sea, Americans have defined marriage as between man and woman; whether in Alabama or Alaska, it’s safe to say transsexual nuptials are politically toxic. Although every candidate quickly came out against gay marriage, Democrats are the most vulnerable to the accusations of being closeted activist. When it comes to the “marriage equality” agenda, the man who calls himself “the most consistent advocate on LGBT issues” is particularly suspect.
Like a staph infection resistant to aggressive antibiotics, Barack Obama has a gay problem that will keep returning if only the American media will recognize and examine the symptoms.
The history between Obama and the LGBT movement goes way back. The Barack Obama for President campaign got early seed money from billionaire, gay activist and entertainment executive David Geffen. Geffen gave Obama the pink thumbs-up after banishing the Clintons from Tinseltown.
“Everybody in politics lies, but [the Clintons] do it with such ease, it’s troubling,” said Geffen before anointing Obama and placing the world’s most sophisticated propaganda industry at the disposal of the “Hope” and “Change” campaign.
The honeymoon did not last. Obama ruffled LGBT sensitivities when an ex-gay gospel singer headlined during the early days of Obama’s presidential run. Gay activists protested to have the singer removed from the campaign.
The peddlers of pride, diversity, free speech, tolerance and fairness in the workplace wanted the singing black guy fired for disagreeing with them. If that sounds as inconsistent as the vows of two men publicly promising to be monogamous to one another, don’t worry; none of this stuff is supposed to make sense, especially for the first serious biracial contender to the White House.
Ever notice the LGBT advocates constantly compare the same-sex struggle to the civil rights movement? According to polls, African-Americans are the most opposed to the legalization of gay marriage, and no black leader has endorsed the comparison between racial equality and the “right” for pre-op transsexuals to get a taxpayer funded sex change. The liberal interpretation of the civil rights struggle through the rainbow-colored glasses of the “queer theory” activist would have given the Rev. Martin Luther King a nightmare, rather than a dream.
“The transgendered community has to be protected. I just don’t have any tolerance for that sort of intolerance. And I think we need to legislate aggressively to protect them,” Obama told the Advocate, the modern day Pravda of the pink triangle set.
The Obama platform calls for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Clinton. The law protects one state from imposing its definition of marriage onto another state – the same way gay advocates would like to impose a new definition onto how the Department of Defense keeps statistics.
“I reasonably can see ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ eliminated,” Obama said.
Eliminating “don’t ask, don’t tell” is an invitation to give priority to the self-serving activism of “out and proud” over the self-sacrificing commitment of “just doing my job.”
We don’t classify soldiers as Democrats, conservatives, Republicans or liberals, but activists would like those who fall in the line of duty to be recognized by who and what turns them on.
Obama’s gay agenda is based on mainstreaming the marginal, but the senator is both methodical and pragmatic. In regards to transgender inclusiveness: “I’ve also been honest with the groups that I’ve met with that it is a heavy lift through Congress.” Obama would eventually like for the transgendered to serve openly in the military too, but he’s willing to wait.
When asked why so many African-Americans are opposed to the gay agenda, Obama replied, “Most African-American churches are still fairly traditional in their interpretations of Scripture.” Obama does have queer religious beliefs – the church where attendees applauded “God d— America” has happily blessed same-sex civil unions for years.
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Matt Sanchez is a war correspondent who has embedded with the American, Iraqi and Afghan military. He resides in New York City and is a frequent political commentator in both American and French media. His work has appeared in the New York Post, National Review and Human Events. Visit Sanchez’s website.