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Michelle Obama Speaks in Support of Gay Rights
http://www.people.com ^ | June 27, 2008 | By Callie Schweitzer and Emmet Sullivan

Posted on 07/16/2008 11:05:42 AM PDT by Maelstorm

"I'm honored to be with you in a week that reminds us just how far we've come as a country," she said. "Five years ago today, the Supreme Court delivered justice with the decision in Lawrence v. Texas that stated that same-sex couples would never again be persecuted through the use of federal alarm."

While Obama, 44, spoke about gay rights, she also praised her husband and explained why she stands firmly behind him. She described the presidential hopeful's idea of the gap between "the world as it is and the world as it should be." These two worlds, she said, should be "one and the same."

"Barack has made crystal clear his commitment to ensuring full equality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) couples," she said. "The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; homosexualagenda; lawrencevtexas; mccain; michelleobama; obama
I shouldn't have to post this but just in case someone doesn't know where Barack stands on the issue. Conservatives who have a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot even when they have the best ammunition might need to consider that grilling McCain on an issue he has been unwavering on isn't going to help anything. McCain has consistently opposed hate crimes legislation adding sexual orientation to protections. He has consistently opposed special rights and protections for homosexuals. This is not something conservatives should be fighting with him about. What we should be worrying about is Michelle Obama's quote:

She described the presidential hopeful's idea of the gap between "the world as it is and the world as it should be." These two worlds, she said, should be "one and the same."

Stop and think for a moment what kind of world Obama wants.

1 posted on 07/16/2008 11:05:42 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm
"Barack has made crystal clear his commitment to ensuring full equality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) couples," she said. "The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds."

Translation: "So when my hubbie says he isn't in favor of gay marriage, he really doesn't mean it."

2 posted on 07/16/2008 11:08:18 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Maelstorm
I'm honored to be with you in a week that reminds us just how far we've come as a country," she said. "Five years ago today, the Supreme Court delivered justice with the decision in Lawrence v. Texas that stated that same-sex couples would never again be persecuted through the use of federal alarm."

Is she saying "same sex couples" wouldn't be federally prosecuted?!? Seems to me the case was precisely about a STATE law.

3 posted on 07/16/2008 11:14:48 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: Always Right
"The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds."

Uh, Michelle, here's on little blot on that kind of thinking: "Lev 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination". Or didn't the Rev. Wright venture into the Bible all that much?

4 posted on 07/16/2008 11:17:23 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: Always Right
"The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds."

She learned that at church.
5 posted on 07/16/2008 11:18:59 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: bcsco

Rev Wright was too busy teaching that Jesus was a black Jew oppressed by the evil white Romans.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 11:19:45 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Always Right

7 posted on 07/16/2008 11:20:44 AM PDT by polymuser (Those who believe in something eventually prevail over those who believe in nothing.)
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To: Maelstorm

Lawrence v. Texas, a United States Supreme Court case, in the 6-3 ruling, struck down the sodomy law that had criminalized homosexual sex in Texas.


8 posted on 07/16/2008 11:21:02 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant has fallen and it can't get up.)
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To: Always Right
Rev Wright was too busy teaching that Jesus was a black Jew oppressed by the evil white Romans.

And that God damns America...

9 posted on 07/16/2008 11:24:18 AM PDT by bcsco (To heck with a third party. We need a second one....)
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To: Beckwith

“The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds.”


These types of open ended statements are dangerous in my opinion. As it applies to marriage, for example, limiting marriage to two people is discriminatory. The eventual goal of the gay activists is to have legalized group marriage or polygamy. And there are underground polygamists who will eventually sue for their marriage rights.

As far as “discrimination” is concerned, ALL laws and gov’t policies either prohibit or sanction certain activities and behaviors. ALL laws and policies discriminate against those who want to live their life in a different way. So when she says she wants to ban all forms of discrimination she doesn’t really mean that. She wants to discriminate against nudists walking down the street. She wants to discriminate against polygamy, probably. She wants to have separate but equal public restrooms. When we say we must ban all discrimination, where does it end?


10 posted on 07/16/2008 11:39:05 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Maelstorm

This will be helpful! :-)


11 posted on 07/16/2008 11:39:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Beckwith
... "The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds." ...


Hogwash!


Discrimination, in all it's facets, is a system of self preservation for any living thing with intellect ... but then it was spoken by Mrs. Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong.

12 posted on 07/16/2008 11:51:54 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Maelstorm; Hugin
Maelstorm,

Freeper Hugin started a list here, and some participants on my blog and I are adding to a list of why conservatives should vote for John McCain over Obama. I hope you don't mind that I included part of your comment to that list?

8. Special Rights and “Hate” Crimes- John McCain has consistently opposed hate crimes legislation adding sexual orientation to protections. He has consistently opposed special rights and protections for homosexuals. This is not something conservatives should be fighting with him about.

We've got 8 reasons now! Check out the full list at the link below;

Eight Reasons Conservatives Should for Vote for McCain Over Obama

Of course, I gave you credit for this!

13 posted on 07/16/2008 11:52:30 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: Maelstorm

Sodomy is not a civil right.


14 posted on 07/16/2008 11:57:21 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: Maelstorm
If rights come from any source but God, they cannot, in principle, be unalienable. Only God can grant unalienable rights. And as the Architect of the human body, it's impossible to imagine Him sanctioning an utter perversion of one of His greatest gifts to humanity, the ability to cooperate with God in creating new human lives.
15 posted on 07/16/2008 12:20:36 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Maelstorm
\What gay rights?

God grants the rights -- not people.

 
enter the Table of Contents of the Catechism of the Catholic Church here
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Body: 7 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved

16 posted on 07/16/2008 12:29:44 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Maelstorm

They have the same rights as normal people. There are no laws denying them access to buildings, water fountains, restaurants, jobs or marriage.

Marriage is a contract between one man and one woman. They have the same right as anyone else in this matter. Problem is, they don’t want marriage. They want something else.


17 posted on 07/16/2008 12:44:38 PM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: rochester_veteran
Here's #9 for you, a point I heard George Will make the other day. The first thing a president does is to appoint about 3000 various cabinet and sub-cabinet federal policy making officials. They will write the federal policies that affect Americans in every aspect of life, business, education, civil rights, environmental regulations, criminal justice, etc. If McCain is elected he will be selecting from the Republican pool, mostly people who have served in the Bush43 and Bush41 administrations. IF Obama is elected he will choose from the pool of Clinton retreads, plus whatever radical supporters he gives jobs to as payback for supporting him.
18 posted on 07/16/2008 6:21:05 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: Beckwith

If obamawama is elected POTUS it’s a train wreck waiting to happen.


19 posted on 07/16/2008 6:51:34 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Hugin
OK, here's how I worded it:

9. Presidential Cabinet Appointments- If McCain is elected President, he will be selecting his Cabinet from the Republican pool, mostly people who have served in the Bush43 and Bush41 administrations. If Obama is elected, he will choose from the pool of Clinton retreads, plus whatever radical supporters he gives jobs to as payback for supporting him.

This is great, we have 9 reasons now! Check out the full list at the link below:

Nine Reasons Conservatives Should for Vote for McCain Over Obama

20 posted on 07/17/2008 5:17:02 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Jeff Head; Travis McGee; Grampa Dave; Maelstorm


Michelle Obama Speaks in
Support of Gay Rights



21 posted on 07/17/2008 6:52:35 AM PDT by devolve (- "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Barack Hussein Obama)
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