A video of Michelle Obama telling a group of homosexual-rights activists that Kenya was her husband’s “home country” went viral over the Easter weekend.
The video, posted April 3 on YouTube and forwarded by a score of Internet e-mails, shows Michelle Obama saying, “When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya, we took a public HIV test.”
Many who circulated a link to the video clip concluded the first lady was acknowledging her husband was born in Kenya and, therefore, not eligible for the Oval Office under the requirement of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution that the president be a “natural born citizen.”
In the speech, Michelle Obama attempted to draw a moral equivalence between the civil rights movement’s push to obtain equal rights under U.S. law for blacks and the agenda of homosexual-rights activists.
Echoing leftist Saul Alinsky’s 1971 book “Rules for Radicals,” Michelle Obama said, “And [Barack] says, ‘That in the world as it should be – what does that look like? Now, in the world as it should be we can work together to repeal laws like DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and we can (applause) … we can oppose divisive constitutional amendments that would strip civil rights and benefits away from LGBT Americans because discrimination has no place in a nation founded on the promise of equality.’”
The Obamas’ 2006 trip to Kenya was documented in a DVD, “Senator Obama Goes to Africa,” produced by Bob Hercules and Keith Walker. The two filmmakers also collaborated to produce an earlier documentary on Alinsky, “The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy.”
The documentary shows the Obamas taking an AIDS test at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kisian to demonstrate to the local people in a public forum that the test was safe.
The documentary noted 1.3 million Kenyans, or 6.7 percent of the population, were living with HIV/AIDS. Another 1 million children were orphaned due to AIDS.
Barack Obama told the crowd in Kisan, “One of the reasons we are here today is because HIV/AIDS have ravaged the community. Too many people, too many children have gotten sick. So one of the things we’re going to do here in front of this van today is that my wife and I are going to get tested for HIV/AIDS, because if you know your status, you can prevent illness.”
The Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. suggested that as many as 500,000 Kenyans would take the HIV/AIDS test after they saw Obama and his wife safely take it.
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