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Obama: If elected I will use the bully pulpit for gay community (supports full repeal of DOMA)
The Baptist Press ^

Posted on 02/28/2008 6:13:19 PM PST by No Dems 2004

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sought the support of voters in the homosexual community Feb. 28, telling them in a letter that if elected president he would work to pass laws important to that constituency and would use the "bully pulpit" to urge states to grant same-sex couples the legal benefits of marriage.

The 770-word letter was posted on a section of Obama's campaign website devoted to homosexual issues. He and Hillary Clinton have worked for months to get the votes of the homosexual community, even appearing in August at a historic Democratic presidential forum devoted solely to homosexual issues.

In the letter, Obama touted his past record on such issues and said he would continue that record if elected. He used the acronym LGBT -- which stands for "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender" -- six times.

"As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws," he wrote. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment. But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples -- whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage."

He once again said he backs the "complete repeal" of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law passed in 1996 that gives states the option of not recognizing another state's "gay marriages." It also prohibits the federal government from recognizing "gay marriage." Ever since it was passed homosexual activists have viewed it as a significant legal barrier to nationwide legalization of "gay marriage."

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This is really something:

"As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws," he wrote. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment. But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples -- whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage."

and this too:

"While some say we should repeal only part of the law, I believe we should get rid of that statute altogether," he wrote. "Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does."

Anybody still wondering why he was ranked the most liberal member of the US Senate by the National Journal? Supporting the repeal of the federal DOMA is tantamount to supporting gay marriage (which he disingenuously claims to oppose).

This is yet another one of many reasons why we must support John McCain and do everything in our power to block Barack Obama, who claims to 'bring us together', from winning the White House. This man is downright appalling.

1 posted on 02/28/2008 6:13:25 PM PST by No Dems 2004
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To: No Dems 2004; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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2 posted on 02/28/2008 6:14:55 PM PST by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: No Dems 2004

but somehow, McCain is worse, and we really should not fight against Che Obama as, well, we need to toss the whole struggle of the last 15 yrs overboard..

My fellow Conservatives can be shockingly short sighted...


3 posted on 02/28/2008 6:16:43 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: No Dems 2004

He’s channeling Mitt Romney during his run for the governorship


4 posted on 02/28/2008 6:16:48 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: No Dems 2004
OK one more time since this guy continues to prove what a clown he is ...


5 posted on 02/28/2008 6:17:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: F15Eagle

Hey, that’s dead’s artistry.


6 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: No Dems 2004
I do believe Obama would slaughter a baby on television to prove his Liberal credentials.

The Democrats would go wild and fall into paroxysms of ecstasy.

7 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:25 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: No Dems 2004

McCain looks more and more conservative.

HillBama will give us the fall of Rome redux.


8 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:37 PM PST by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

yes, and quite funny too!


9 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: No Dems 2004

10 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:53 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: No Dems 2004

There’s lots of dissembling on the gay marriage issue. On the one hand, Obama and Clinton say they oppose gay marriage but then want to disable the law that prevents federal recognition of same.

If the Defense of Marriage Act were repealed, that would pave the way for 50 state gay marriage, because the gay activists would go to court and demand recognition of Mass. marriages by the federal gov’t and all other states. If Obama or Clinton are elected, that’s as good as done because they will appoint liberal judges who will impose this on the country. First step, repeal DOMA, second step, appoint liberal judges, third step, file the lawsuits to force same sex marriage on everyone.


11 posted on 02/28/2008 6:18:57 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: No Dems 2004

To Obama: LSMFT, BFD and ROTFBAF


12 posted on 02/28/2008 6:19:37 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: No Dems 2004

So Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law...does Hillary repudiate Bill now?!


13 posted on 02/28/2008 6:19:58 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: F15Eagle

That is the BEST thing evah!


14 posted on 02/28/2008 6:20:24 PM PST by keepitreal
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


15 posted on 02/28/2008 6:21:18 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: keepitreal; dead

Yes it is! I try not to ping dead every time I post it but why not -— it’s his work

I almost got sick from laughing so hard first time I saw it


16 posted on 02/28/2008 6:21:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: No Dems 2004

I believe, and hope and pray, that this guy begins to feel he is bullet proof and will destroy himself.


17 posted on 02/28/2008 6:21:50 PM PST by kcat
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“There’s lots of dissembling on the gay marriage issue. On the one hand, Obama and Clinton say they oppose gay marriage but then want to disable the law that prevents federal recognition of same.

If the Defense of Marriage Act were repealed, that would pave the way for 50 state gay marriage, because the gay activists would go to court and demand recognition of Mass. marriages by the federal gov’t and all other states. If Obama or Clinton are elected, that’s as good as done because they will appoint liberal judges who will impose this on the country. First step, repeal DOMA, second step, appoint liberal judges, third step, file the lawsuits to force same sex marriage on everyone.”

Absolutely. They’re in total double-speak. They know that most Americans aren’t fond of either homosexuality or gay marriage but they say these outrageous things to the gay community and make it clear just how liberal they really are. You can’t support a Democrat, you just can’t. They’ll always let you down.


18 posted on 02/28/2008 6:24:03 PM PST by No Dems 2004 (No Dems in 2008 either)
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To: No Dems 2004

Does McCain remind anyone of that other candidate on the Michael Douglas as The American President movie?

Wasn’t that Richard Dreyfuss.


19 posted on 02/28/2008 6:24:17 PM PST by George from New England
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To: No Dems 2004

What a filthy swine he is.

But then, he’s a demonrat.


20 posted on 02/28/2008 6:28:54 PM PST by dsc
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To: No Dems 2004

Oh, that would be a huge change...not.


21 posted on 02/28/2008 6:31:23 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96)
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To: doug from upland
MT SUIT

Oh, OK, I get it....

22 posted on 02/28/2008 6:31:31 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq.' " —John McCain)
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To: doug from upland

Perfect description. He will be slaughtered in the general election.


23 posted on 02/28/2008 6:32:19 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: No Dems 2004; Al

Don’t forget he’s for the DREAM ACT!


24 posted on 02/28/2008 6:32:43 PM PST by anglian
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To: No Dems 2004

Whatever happened to the lie detector test on the guy re: Obama and the limo?


25 posted on 02/28/2008 6:33:12 PM PST by AliVeritas ( (To err is human, to screw up takes Berkeley 's City Council) Hope in God, not man.)
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To: No Dems 2004
Alfred E. Obama:

Photobucket

What Me Marry?

26 posted on 02/28/2008 6:33:21 PM PST by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: Southack
So Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law...does Hillary repudiate Bill now?!

Don't forget, Bush the Elder didn't finish off Saddam when he had the chance.

27 posted on 02/28/2008 6:33:56 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq.' " —John McCain)
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To: F15Eagle
I almost got sick from laughing so hard first time I saw it

Then you will enjoy this "best Halloween costume ever":


28 posted on 02/28/2008 6:39:44 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq.' " —John McCain)
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To: Albion Wilde

LOL


29 posted on 02/28/2008 6:40:43 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: No Dems 2004
Image hosted by Photobucket.com do I really have to say it???

30 posted on 02/28/2008 6:43:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: No Dems 2004
He and Hillary Clinton have worked for months to get the votes of the homosexual community, even appearing in August at a historic Democratic presidential forum devoted solely to homosexual issues.

On the Republican side, all the then top-tier candidates snubbed the Values Voter's Debate. Ah, but the winner of that debate is still standing, Mike Huckabee.

Wanting the repeal of DOMA proves what a phony argument the left put forth against the Marriage Amendment. States' rights? Ha! If they were for states' rights they would want to keep the DOMA. They just keep shifting their arguments. First it is about privacy. Now it is about public recognition and benefits. At one moment it is about states' rights. The next moment they want to repeal the DOMA so they can force all states to recognize homosexual marriage. Truthfulness means nothing to them.

It is interesting how far left we have all come. In 1996 most of the Democrats didn't dare not vote for DOMA. Today, the Republicans are running from traditional Judeo-Christian values and can't form a decent argument for our side if their lives depended on it, even though nature, reason, commonsense, and history are all on our side. Where will we be in another 12 years?

31 posted on 02/28/2008 6:47:37 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Albion Wilde

LOL! Even got the Heinekin in the back pocket,too.


32 posted on 02/28/2008 6:58:47 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: No Dems 2004

What of your blessing *now*, Barack?


33 posted on 02/28/2008 7:01:24 PM PST by DGHoodini (A man educated without morals, is a menace to society.)
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To: No Dems 2004

Obama will probably get the endorsement of the National Association of Marlin Brando Look Alikes.


34 posted on 02/28/2008 7:03:52 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: F15Eagle

ROTFL!


35 posted on 02/28/2008 7:10:56 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: padre35
McCain simply throws sand on the oily slope to the dung heap of liberalism.

Makes me puke to think I have to vote against someone to slow down the inevitable. Oh, did I say f'n PUKE!

36 posted on 02/28/2008 7:26:52 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

GWB has worn us out, McCain is merely the candidate of our weakness, yet he still can win, now whether that means we will have lost more then we have won remains to be seen.

We have choice of clear and convincing Cultural Destruction vs Amoralism personafied, nice choices, if one more Independent says how happy they are that mcCain was nominated I may go postal...


37 posted on 02/28/2008 7:32:14 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: No Dems 2004

I wish he would stop talking this way uuntil after he secures the nomination.


38 posted on 02/28/2008 7:58:48 PM PST by stevem
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To: No Dems 2004

Tearing down America


39 posted on 02/28/2008 8:05:30 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: doug from upland

Even a squirrel could climb up his leg and come back empty handed.


40 posted on 02/28/2008 8:14:48 PM PST by JRochelle (Bill is defending Hillary because she is being beaten by a black guy.)
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To: No Dems 2004

Obama would almost certainly attempt to do away with the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians - and order that open homosexuals be accomodated (and protected) in that military.

This would effectively mean the end of our military.

It would be also counter to what most gays and lesbians currently serving in the military want. They have no desire to flaunt their sexual status. They are serving honorably at this time, as they have in the past, and oftentimes with distinction.


41 posted on 02/28/2008 8:50:16 PM PST by mtntop3
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To: No Dems 2004
Those who still thinks Obama can beat McCain need to have their heads examined. While McCain may not be the conservative favorite, this kind of pronouncement will bring out Christian conservative in record numbers.
42 posted on 02/28/2008 8:53:41 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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sought the support of voters in the homosexual community

All 2% of the population.

43 posted on 02/28/2008 8:57:15 PM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: No Dems 2004
With each passing day, the prospect of an Obama presidency looks increasingly preposterous.

The only way this clown is getting in the White House is if they start giving out tours again.

44 posted on 02/28/2008 8:57:15 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Albion Wilde

Have you considered running for the Senate?


45 posted on 02/28/2008 9:00:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Rome2000

If Obama does get elected to the presidency, then the White House residency will have to be changed to the Bozo The Clown House.

Ronald McDonald and Clarabelle are packing their bags for Belize.


46 posted on 02/28/2008 9:11:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: No Dems 2004

Amazing!
Hey, B. Hussein Obama! Thanks for the free TV ad.


47 posted on 02/28/2008 9:13:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: George from New England
Wasn’t that Richard Dreyfuss.

Yes, but he was better in Jaws and The Goodbye Girl.

48 posted on 02/28/2008 9:24:33 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?)
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To: No Dems 2004

Dems are gross. That’s some twisted coalition of freaks that they have to pander to.


49 posted on 02/28/2008 9:29:22 PM PST by Rosemont (NY Times: Out to slime McPain and crown Hussein)
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To: Albion Wilde

That is hilarious!

It’s a wonder you didn’t get a cross burned on your lawn afterward! ROFL!!!


50 posted on 02/28/2008 9:48:31 PM PST by LUV W (“Life is a precious gift from God, and we should embrace it.” \:D/)
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