Skip to comments.President Obama to Reverse Course and Endorse Gay Marriage This Week?
Posted on 06/20/2011 11:54:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rumblings from his administration have some conservatives concerned that President Barack Obama may be planning to endorse same-sex marriage this week or next as a gesture honoring Gay Pride month.
The president has two big meetings with gay constituents coming up a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan this week and a Gay Pride reception at the White House on June 29.
Although he has already signed a proclamation this month, as Obama has done every year he has been in office, declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month, many expect Obama to do something grand for the meetings.
An anonymous Democratic strategist close to the White House told The New York Times that preparation is underway in anticipation that Obama may possibly make a statement endorsing gay marriage. The move, if done, would be a complete reversal of his 2008 campaign statements that he opposed gay marriage.
The anonymous strategist told NYTimes some senior advisers "are looking at the tactics of how this might be done if the president chose to do it."
The suggestion that Obama might consider such a statement has drawn criticism from the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Albert Mohler.
"An open endorsement of same-sex marriage by an incumbent President of the United States would be a very significant and troubling development," Mohler wrote in a Monday blog post. "President Obama would not only repudiate his former position(s), he would push this nation toward the unraveling of civilization's most central institution marriage."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a briefing that the president is not deferring from his 2008 statement. Obama had affirmed in 2008, I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman.
Despite the White House's denials, Mohler believes that the White House is well down the road of endorsing same-sex marriage.
Last year, the Obama administration successfully pushed for the legislative repeal of don't ask, don't tell, the 1993 ban on open homosexuality in the military. In February, the Department of Justice, with authorization from the White House, discontinued its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality.
Last Monday, retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that he would sign certification that the military is prepared to end the ban on openly gay military service if top officers agree this month before he leaves June 30.
"I think people are pretty satisfied with the way this process is going forward," he said, referring to the military's training of more than a million U.S. troops.
Obama himself has indicated that he is moving away from his 2008 statements.
He told AMERICABlog last year, "But I also think youre right that attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships. I have staff members who are in committed, monogamous relationships, who are raising children, who are wonderful parents.
"And I care about them deeply. And so while Im not prepared to reverse myself here, sitting in the Roosevelt Room at 3:30 in the afternoon, I think its fair to say that its something that I think a lot about."
The NYTimes charged that even though Obama ran for the presidency as one opposed to same-sex marriage, "he may have been for same-sex marriage before he was against it."
The news source pointed to Obamas response to a 1996 questionnaire from a gay newspaper as a candidate for the Illinois Senate. In the survey, he allegedly wrote, "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages."
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer denied on Friday that Obama filled out that questionnaire at the progressive Netroots Nation conference. White House officials have also said Obama likely made those comments in support of civil unions, which he does support.
However, the unnamed Democratic strategist said that President Obama "is clearly a president who is interested in making big historical changes . . . I think this issue has moved into that context for him."
Southern Baptist Leader Mohler says the president's aspirations shows how politics have been corrupted by sin.
Such a move would represent nothing less than a moral revolution, he asserted. Furthermore, the one who makes such a move would be nothing less than a moral revolutionary.
The Bummer just got through lauding dads on Father’s Day. These “gay marriages” are going to always be either missing a dad or a mom. Didn’t he know how left out he made the two-mommy crowd feel? /s
Oh, I so hope he does. The “black community” will have a meltdown.
Farrahkhan (sp) just called him a murderer yesterday. Popcorn anyone. :)
..and they'll still vote for him at a 95% rate...
The “Black Community” wouldn't care if Obama was Hannibal Lecter. To them he is Mr. Reparations, nothing more.
If Hitler, Stalin or Mao were Black, they would have voted for any one of them. Obama money, it's the new Coke.
Only a matter of time before they call him, “Oreo.”
They have to be enticed to vote. I foresee a lot of stay at home among the “community” next year.
Is it really a course change when he was lying about his original position?
Sadly, Calypso Louie is a complete unknown to the under 35 black crowd these days.
The Obama Riots will make the Rodney King Riots look like a Toddlers Birthday Party.
That's why I call him Baby Raila. Consider how his cousin got that PM job... after losing the 2007 election, despite Obama's on-the-ground community organizing in Kenya for the communist.
I have no respect for this idiot pastors who are shocked! shocked! that Obama might be a "moral revolutionary." 2008 was the time to get a clue. I'm so sick of people not being able to call this fraud what he is: A radical communist infiltrator.
If true, he will gain little, and lose a lot.
The Moose is out of town and the Mouse wants to play with his buddies.
Perhaps a widespread black boycott of the polls could be hoped?
You may be dead on in your assessment about his GAYNESS.
Here's it is:
In this video Gay-bama's queer lover, Larry Sinclair, describes their homosexual relationship, their cocaine use
and their homosexual romps, all of which took place in Chicago when Obama was an Illinois State Senator.
In this book, Gay-bama's queer lover describes their homosexual relationship.
Obama has much more to lose than win on this issue.
He carried the 2008 election by 95 electoral votes, but just 4 states that he carried could spell doom for him in the 2012 election over this one issue.
You have to remember that it is NOT a total of 95 electoral votes - but JUST over half that the GOP needs. Because if Obama goes DOWN by just over half, the GOP goes UP by the same amount.
Florida , North Carolina , Pennsylvania , and Virginia  are the states. ANY combination of 3 of the 4 lost by Obama in 2012 would mean a 47-48 electoral vote loss and a 47-48 electoral vote gain by the GOP. Add them together and they total up to 95 electoral votes.
These states have HEAVY fundamentalist religious beliefs. NC, PA, and VA are heavily Christian - whereas FL has a healthy Jewish population. Homosexuality is considered an abomination by these tenets ...
PLUS, you have to remember that Obama has problems OTHER than gay marriage in OTHER states that he carried in 2008 [the economy, the debt, etc.]. He may lose a few of those anyway as well.
The plain fact is that Obama CANNOT AFFORD to come out FOR gay marriage as he goes into the election. In order to appease a SMALL percentage of the electorate, he would risk LOSING a larger percentage [and likely the election] ...
What a F.A.G.
Very good analysis. Why is he doing this?
The Obama Riots will make the Rodney King Riots look like a Toddlers Birthday Party.
I remember watching the Rodney King riots in 1992 and thinking... who cares if these people want to burn down the cities in which they live. If we see blacks burning down urban ghettos as a response to 0bama losing, who cares?
What a dumbass. The gay vote is a lock. That considered, he’s supposed to turn right or at least toward the middle when approaching a national election.
Hussein seized power in 2008 not by 95 electoral votes, but by 192. The regime had 365 EVs, McInsane and the Beautiful Sarah had only 173.
I agree gay marriage will merely energize the gays and maybe the extreme leftist youth.
But even if Hussein lost FL, PA, VA, and NC the Republican would have still lost 27 plus 21 plus 13 plus 15 EVs, for a total of 76. Even losing those 76 votes still gives Hussein 289 EVs, which is enough to win.
Of course, if Hussein lost PA that would PROBABLY mean he also lost OHIO, which is 20 votes. That would result in an electoral college tie: 269 to 269. The Republican would have to carry another swing state.
I think it is a miracle if a Republican ever wins Pennyslvania, though. Like a Democrat winning Utah. The Philadelphia fraud machine is probably second only to Chicago.
So yes, I sincerely hope that 0bama comes out of the closet and embraces this loser of an issue. It helped sink John Kerry in 2004 (I remember Bill Clinton explicitly warning Kerry to not back such unions) and it will help sink 0bama in 2012.
Didn’t we all know that was coming?? He just said that crap to get elected.
The SCOTUS decision last week that individuals can have legal 'standing' wherever a State could have standing may be his undoing when discovery is allowed on his forged vital records. And that would eventually spell his doom.
Blacks voted bwetter than 90 percent for obammy last time and will do so again this time.
Believe me when I tell you that the advocacy of homosexuals to serve openly in the military is the wedge they are going to use to drive this.
It will be the basis for all that follows.
Many on the left would see the homosexualization of the military as a beneficial twofer.
He needs the Campaign money.
First he duped the zombies now he’s trying to dupe da gay into sending him votes & money.
what dupe? obama has always believed in destroying the family unit as a means of instituting government control.
He endorsed homosexual based marriage when he was a candidate for state senate and he has never changed.
If I were them I would tell Obama to shove it. He has plenty of time to address their issues and is only doing so now as an orchestrated election season ploy. Prior to that he practically ignored them.
in order to win the war on the family, we have to educate the children and under 18.
purge the left wing teachers,
purge the bureacrats.
One thing would,honesty.
it is the plantation, obama is just whipping more capaign donations.
homosexuals will not leave the plantation.
he is at the very least IMPLYING he will come out.
this is the whisper used to convince the rubes he was for it before he was against it and still for it.
This is about money. It is machiavelian.
Funny how the Only time he addressed the gay community it involved the U.S.military.
This endorsement is outreach for votes in 2012 to the Homosexuals in this country, and their bleeding heart supporters. This, and yesterdays announcement of expanded “civil rights” enforcement are brazen electioneering.
Amnesty is next.
Check out the link below. Lots of info on Obama shady past.
Actually the fudgepacker and snap-on elements of the ‘rat party are among their largest contributors and activists. Guess the tea leaves were reading that the gay cash was lagging...
Obama will follow the numbers and not endorse gay marriage.
To stir things up, distract while something nefarious is undertaken.
A story like this will suck up a couple more cycles Republicans won't have to make their case for budget cuts, on the the debt ceiling or the defend the Ryan plan "Mediscare" attacks.
Exit polls have shown gays are a less monolithic voting block and receptive to a message of strong fiscal policy. Republicans took around one-third of their votes in 2011, an increase of twelve points from 2008 (19%) and 7 points above 2006's 24%.
Thanks for mentioning WYSL; I’ve been meaning to find a station streaming with Laura’s show. You saved me the trouble!
“But I also think youre right that attitudes evolve, including mine.”
Translation: “But I also think youre right that morality evolves, especially mine.”
It is patently obvious that Obama has very few moral principles.
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