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Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict
The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 07/16/2010 9:12:53 PM PDT by Abakumov

''Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all." That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims. Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander: homosexuals or Muslims. There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies....

Given the Obama administration's fawning outreach to Muslim majority states, this drive for homosexual equality seems something of a disconnect. The Democratic conundrum illustrates an aspect of the clash of civilizations Mr. Obama is willfully ignoring. Appeals to liberal Western notions of human rights fall on deaf ears with Muslims.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chandoo; clinton; democrat; democrats; gaymuslims; gays; hasanchandoo; hillary; hillaryclinton; homobama; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; husseinobama; islam; islamobama; islamohomobama; karachi; obama; pakistan; sodomhusseinobama; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/16/2010 9:12:55 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

I’ve been wonder it about this ...

Is Obama BI-SEXUAL?


2 posted on 07/16/2010 9:14:19 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Abakumov

http://newsbusters.org/node/40126/print


3 posted on 07/16/2010 9:14:42 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Abakumov

I’ve wondered when the gonna-hit-the-fan over this issue. Not just Obamba’s problem but Europe’s and the entire left’s. Just wait until it rears (pun unintended) its head {also unintended) in San Francisco


4 posted on 07/16/2010 9:16:01 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (i)
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To: Abakumov
...the U.S. government is pressuring foreign governments to offically recognize homosexual unions abroad...

WAKE UP AMERICA




5 posted on 07/16/2010 9:16:58 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Abakumov

Well, he’s a gay muslim, so if anyone can reconcile the conflict, he can...


6 posted on 07/16/2010 9:22:13 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Abakumov
homosexuals or Muslims. There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies....

Ya think?


7 posted on 07/16/2010 9:25:58 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: nmh

No, I do not think he is bi, I truly believe Obama is a homo.


8 posted on 07/16/2010 9:26:41 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Abakumov

My brother said that when he was working in Iraq this past year, there was a soiree of some sort celebrating Gay Pride at the State Department. He just shook his head. It was so insensitive to which country this was in and what Iraqi priorities are. They are family people, first and foremost, and totally did not want or need this. It made the gay State Department employees happy (of which there are more than in the general US population), but did nothing to actually represent US interests well in Iraq.

Your taxes at work.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 9:28:03 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Talisker
Well, Obama is NO Christian. He is of the Black Liberation Theology which is a step child of Islam. Rev. Wright was the closest he could get to Islam through him. Rev. Wright was close to Farrakhan who is a Muslim. So having said all that Obama is obviously bending over backwards to “reach out to Muslims” and has abnormal empathy for homos so I wonder, could he be a homosexual Muslim? Being married to Michele may have helped drive hi to other males ... .
10 posted on 07/16/2010 9:29:29 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: neodad

Holy Neapolitan molly!!!

Da man be do-in da three-way ???


11 posted on 07/16/2010 9:32:58 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Rebuke, Renounce, Repeal, Repeat,...)
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To: nmh

Is Obama BI-SEXUAL?


Yes

As was his mentor of 9 years, Frank Marshall Davis

disguised as “Frank”

in his pre Internet book.

Frank wrote his own bi-sexual book of confessions

incl sleeping with 13 year old “Anna” who he met on a Hawaii beach.

Hmmmmmmmmmm


12 posted on 07/16/2010 9:34:12 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: nmh

What a conundrum!

Welcome Muslims and Sharia Law that would HACK his head off if they find out about Donald Young (allegedly murdered-choir master at Rev. Wright’s church...who was gay, by his own admission and allegedly had a “relationship” with the “Won”), Kal Pen (robbed—lost his cell phone— at gunpoint in Dupont Circle-Washington, DC-known to be a “gay enclave-”after hours”..allegedly...the “Won” was gonna appoint him to something in the administration...can’t remember what, but, he probably had “interesting” phone numbers in his cell phone....), Reggie Love, his “body guard” (tee hee...allegedly!), Larry Sinclair, with a self-avowed “relationship” with the “Won”,(allegedly) AND is/was running for a Florida senate seat-—, and some guy with the last name of “Bland”—ALSO affiliated with Rev. Wright’s “church”...a member of the choir, or something-—came up dead....(allegedly....of course.)
Also saw another name, but haven’t found anything on him, yet.

Of course, ALL of this is alleged. (wink, wink, nod, nod.)

But, aside from the “happier” guys in the “Won’s” life, let’s not forget Lt. Quarles Harris.....shot in front of his Baptist church in D.C. after turning FBI informant on the B.O. passport breach....allegedly. (remember the folks that “researched” the passports of Hitlery, McCon and the “Won” prior to the election?)


13 posted on 07/16/2010 9:35:50 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Abakumov

“Members of Man’s Country are also issued club identification cards. WMR learned that Obama and Emanuel possessed the ID cards, which were required for entry.  

Obama began frequenting Man’s Country in the mid-1990s, during the time he transitioned from a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School to his election as an Illinois State Senator in 1996.

Emanuel, reportedly joined Man’s Country after he left the Clinton White Hosue and moved back to Chicago in 1998, joining the investment firm of Wasserstein Perella and maintaining his membership during his 2002 campaign for the U.S. 5th District House seat vacated by Rod Blagojevich, who was elected governor.  ”


14 posted on 07/16/2010 9:36:12 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

The idea that Muslims are these upright moral men is laughable. They are self righteous hypocrites. They have their women lookin glike mummies and act like whores on the sly.

Pakiston is a Islamic dominated country.

No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan
By Kelli Morgan

Published July 13, 2010

“You won’t find strip clubs in Islamic countries. Most Islamic countries have certain dress codes,” said Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame. “It would be an irony if they haven’t shown the same vigilance to pornography.”

...

Pakistan is top dog in searches per-person for

“horse sex” since 2004,

“donkey sex” since 2007,

“rape pictures” between 2004 and 2009,

“rape sex” since 2004,

“child sex” between 2004 and 2007 and since 2009,

“animal sex” since 2004 and

“dog sex” since 2005,

according to Google Trends and Google Insights, features of Google that generate data based on popular search terms.

The country also is tops —

or has been No. 1 — in searches for “sex,”

“camel sex,”

“rape video,”

“child sex video”

and some other searches that can’t be printed here.

...

In addition to banning content on 17 websites, including islamexposed.blogspot.com, Pakistan is monitoring seven other sites — Google, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, MSN and Hotmail — for anti-Islamic content, the Associated Press reported in June.

...

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/07/12/data-shows-pakistan-googling-pornographic-material/?test=latestnews


15 posted on 07/16/2010 9:38:34 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: married21

I read about that one: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/02/life-in-the-pink-zone/

Surprised we are winning over there.


16 posted on 07/16/2010 9:49:20 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov
"Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander: homosexuals or Muslims."

That's not the only collision course the Left is on with the Muslims.

Both want total control of the tent...anyone can be in the tent but both,when they believe they're dominant enough, insist that everyone in the tent professes undying dedication to their respective ideologies.

And even though they're of mutual use to each other right now, and they can focus on what they have in common, i.e. the destruction of the United States as we've known it, that really is just about all they have in common.

No where in the Koran or the Haddith that recount the exploits of their so-called prophet is there any acceptance of anything other than Islam controlling every aspect of life. Ditto the Progressive Big Brother agenda.

Even if these two were able to eliminate every other perspective, they still are in for a very ugly confrontation as to which will force the other to submit.

Many on the Left are ignorant of this conflagration they, in their "tolerance" are hurrying along. Muslim leaders are anything but naive to it. They're rolling off their prayer mats laughing at every judicial decision or White House appeasement that improves their position to gain dominance.

Just one more example of how really stupid all those who can't get over themselves as the "the best and the brightest" really are.

And IF the Muslims gain the upper hand in the U.S. during his lifetime, I would not be a bit surprised to see our president, dressed in full Muslim garb, assume a position of honor among them laughing on their prayer mats.

17 posted on 07/16/2010 9:50:05 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: BobP
That goof reminds me more every time I see him of the hip black idiot president in the movie Idiocracy.

The premise of the movie is a guy travels into the future into an America with a population that is so dumbed down that the ordinary guy from the present is a relative genius.

Every time I hear poll numbers that say forty some percent of people think Obama is doing a good job I think of that movie.

18 posted on 07/16/2010 9:56:17 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: married21
"It was so insensitive to which country this was in and what Iraqi priorities are. They are family people, first and foremost, and totally did not want or need this."

Ummm, not so much.

That's the public persona in Middle Eastern countries.

You talk to someone from there who will share with you what is not to be spoken of and you'll be quite surprised.

I had an Iranian who, as a student helped overthrow the Shaw and set up the Ayatollah in Iran. (He fled for his life when he dared complain about all the murders the Ayatollah was committing and the lack of basic human dignity, and has since also escaped the personal prison of Islam)

After escaping Iran through Turkey he's since lived in Australia and the U.S., and says that Middle Eastern countries are in fact the most perverse in the world. They just keep it better hidden than the West does.

Ever hear the Arab term bachabazi? It is a common Muslim practice of sex with pre-pubescent boys.

There's a common saying in the Middle East that a foreigner is unlikely to ever hear: Women are for family, boys are for fun.

19 posted on 07/16/2010 10:06:04 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: nmh

20 posted on 07/16/2010 10:11:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nmh
"Is Obama BI-SEXUAL?"

I seems that at the very least that is what the Alien president is.

21 posted on 07/16/2010 10:14:12 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Abakumov

Muslims probably want him to pass gay rights because it just proves we are the Great Satan. They will eliminate it when they get sharia control over their areas.

The issue is that we cannot condone homosexual marriage and believe in Freedom of Religion. They are not compatible. You will be forced to rewrite the Bible AND teach your children to be sexually immoral—that the Bible is false and the Commandments have no meaning.

Human rights do not pertain to a sexual proclivity especially one that is condemned by all major religions.

All behaviors are not human rights especially in this country which is based on Natural Law. Homosexuality is a learned behavior just like child rape, and is caused by abuse to children in the formative years or sexual traumas later.

It is an aberration from Natural Law and God’s Law. I am sick of people telling the Big Lie—oh, it’s genetic.

Habituation occurs with learned behaviors and homosexuality is taught through active or passive ways to children You condone sexualizing children if you pass homosexual marriage. You will be forced to put ideas into young children about two men sleeping together. That is abusive and will confuse children at the time their sexual identities are formed. Of course, NAMBLA understands the child psychology....that is why their motto is before 8.

By condoning homosexuality, you are saying that there is no constraints on sexual morality. If Anal sex is fine than what possibly can be wrong?! Kids are taught to go against their natural feelings with regard to feces. That their natural revulsion is “wrong” and it is evil to judge people who enjoy such things. It twists logic at a time when young children need to make sense of their world. It is why the Big Lie is so devastating to this age. Their fundamental foundation of knowledge is perverted, which will skew all their thinking.

Kids will not learn absolutes...there is a Right and Wrong. They will learn moral relativism which is the same as if it feels good, do it. You decide...there is no God, but you.

Societies that embrace and promote homosexuality by force of government look like Pagan Rome and Greece where pedophilia was rampant and orgies rampant. Women were second class citizens and only good for breeding. Boys have to be initiated into the lifestyle to learn the object of their sexual desire....to pervert it to men only.

Sexual desire is strong...even the abused boys who became priests could not fight that desire with extreme religious indoctrination in adulthood. The perversion goes too deep and always is expressed by some child abuse....that is why it is such an evil lifestyle.


22 posted on 07/16/2010 10:14:22 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Abakumov

Maybe they’ll just end up fighting each other - and leave us the heck alone!


23 posted on 07/16/2010 10:18:32 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America: "The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth")
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To: StormEye

It is common knowledge in the gay community that Obama is gay. They are blackmailing him

Wouldn’t be surprised if the foreign press starts to expose his gay sex antics before the US Press will touch the topic that Obama has had homosexual sex with other men throughout his lifetime.

Barack Obama is a Homosexual man and his wife is a beard.

Barack Obama is the first and only President of the United States who has had sex with men.


24 posted on 07/16/2010 10:19:37 PM PDT by howkn
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
Obama BI-SEXUAL?

More like hermaphrodite

25 posted on 07/16/2010 10:34:40 PM PDT by spokeshave (mess + 0bama = quagmire recession)
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To: jospehm20
Google barack obama, rahm emanuel and Man's Country. Read all the entries.

Google obama, Larry Sinclair, Reggie Jones, Kal Penn, Donald Young. Read all the entries. These are obama’s current/past lovers.

Google Mohammad Hasan Chandoo, obama’s roommate/lover.

You are correct. He is a homo. There are no past-present girlfriends in obama’s life. michelle is a business arrangement. Vera Baker had no relationship with obama...his handlers created this rumor of a relationship to make him look heterosexual and desirable.

26 posted on 07/16/2010 10:59:01 PM PDT by itssme
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

They are going to annihilate the muslims once they get the upper hand. Over a billion people. Count on it.


27 posted on 07/16/2010 11:15:25 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: nmh

There is rampant homosexuality in Islam, witness the “Dancing Boys” documentary which I never hear anything about any more.

Yes, they officially denounce it, and perhaps the peasant rank and file don’t indulge. I hope not. But among the upper classes there is apparently quite a bit of action.

I can’t prove anything. It’s just what I’ve read and heard. Also that pornography is huge.


28 posted on 07/16/2010 11:21:34 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
Women are for family, boys are for fun.

But for true ecstasy, sheep.

There is no god but the Moon God, and a child molester is his Prophet.

29 posted on 07/16/2010 11:26:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

Every time I hear poll numbers that say forty some percent of people think Obama is doing a good job I think of that movie.

************************

1) 40% was Gore’s base polling count in 2000
2) Ann Coulter said that 40% of the country is either working for government, or getting government assistance.


30 posted on 07/16/2010 11:30:50 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: neodad

Well, he’s a gay muslim, so if anyone can reconcile the conflict, he can...


Don’t they also like camels and goats and assorted other flea infested critters?


31 posted on 07/16/2010 11:31:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: itssme

Are the girls his?


32 posted on 07/16/2010 11:32:56 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Mortrey

Um,no... The hajis have “man love Thursday”. So jug ears would fit right in...


33 posted on 07/16/2010 11:39:16 PM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: itssme
Barry took up with Hasan Chandoo, a wealthy foreign exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan.

Chandoo financed Barry’s lifestyle, which was apparently very lavish; BMW and a very big house:

Lived together, not in a dorm!!!


Chandoo was Barry’s Sugar Daddy.


When Dr. Drew first met Chandoo and Barry, he thought they were both wealthy gays.



Chandoo was at the White House for the Ramadan dinner this year.!!!


Chandoo did not go to New York with Barry and Sohale Siddiqi

( another foreign exchange student from Pakistan ) !!!

... so Barry’s lifestyle suffered.


Barry described Sohale in Dreams as “ well built .”


34 posted on 07/17/2010 12:22:59 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: unkus
The older girl has obama’s eyes and michelle’s mouth, so I'd say she is his daughter.

The younger girl is more difficult to identify. It seems that they are keeping pictures of the girls under wraps these days.

I'd say that they are his children. michelle’s gonna sham just so far...you know how those revolutionaries are.

35 posted on 07/17/2010 12:23:12 AM PDT by itssme
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To: All

Stepping back in time...

Previously...

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Human-Rights-Campaign-Dinner/

THE BRIEFING ROOM

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 10, 2009

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER

Walter E. Convention Center Washington, D.C.

8:10 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, you’re making me blush. (Laughter.)

AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Barack!

THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.)

To Joe Solmonese, who’s doing an outstanding job on behalf of HRC. (Applause.) To my great friend and supporter, Terry Bean, co-founder of HRC. (Applause.) Representative Patrick Kennedy. (Applause.) David Huebner, the Ambassador-designee to New Zealand and Samoa. (Applause.) John Berry, our Director of OPM, who’s doing a great job. (Applause.) Nancy Sutley, Chairman of Council on Environmental Quality. (Applause.) Fred Hochberg, Chairman of Export-Import Bank. (Applause.) And my dear friend, Tipper Gore, who’s in the house. (Applause.)

Thank you so much, all of you. It is a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady GaGa. (Applause.) I’ve made it. (Laughter.) I want to thank the Human Rights Campaign for inviting me to speak and for the work you do every day in pursuit of equality on behalf of the millions of people in this country who work hard in their jobs and care deeply about their families — and who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. (Applause.)

For nearly 30 years, you’ve advocated on behalf of those without a voice. That’s not easy. For despite the real gains that we’ve made, there’s still laws to change and there’s still hearts to open. There are still fellow citizens, perhaps neighbors, even loved ones — good and decent people — who hold fast to outworn arguments and old attitudes; who fail to see your families like their families; who would deny you the rights most Americans take for granted. And that’s painful and it’s heartbreaking. (Applause.) And yet you continue, leading by the force of the arguments you make, and by the power of the example that you set in your own lives — as parents and friends, as PTA members and church members, as advocates and leaders in your communities. And you’re making a difference.

That’s the story of the movement for fairness and equality, and not just for those who are gay, but for all those in our history who’ve been denied the rights and responsibilities of citizenship — (applause) — for all who’ve been told that the full blessings and opportunities of this country were closed to them. It’s the story of progress sought by those with little influence or power; by men and women who brought about change through quiet, personal acts of compassion — and defiance — wherever and whenever they could.

It’s the story of the Stonewall protests, when a group of citizens — (applause) — when a group of citizens with few options, and fewer supporters stood up against discrimination and helped to inspire a movement. It’s the story of an epidemic that decimated a community — and the gay men and women who came to support one another and save one another; who continue to fight this scourge; and who have demonstrated before the world that different kinds of families can show the same compassion in a time of need. (Applause.) And it’s the story of the Human Rights Campaign and the fights you’ve fought for nearly 30 years: helping to elect candidates who share your values; standing against those who would enshrine discrimination into our Constitution; advocating on behalf of those living with HIV/AIDS; and fighting for progress in our capital and across America. (Applause.)

This story, this fight continue now. And I’m here with a simple message: I’m here with you in that fight. (Applause.) For even as we face extraordinary challenges as a nation, we cannot — and we will not — put aside issues of basic equality. I greatly appreciate the support I’ve received from many in this room. I also appreciate that many of you don’t believe progress has come fast enough. I want to be honest about that, because it’s important to be honest among friends.

Now, I’ve said this before, I’ll repeat it again — it’s not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African Americans petitioning for equal rights half a century ago. (Applause.) But I will say this: We have made progress and we will make more. And I think it’s important to remember that there is not a single issue that my administration deals with on a daily basis that does not touch on the lives of the LGBT community. (Applause.) We all have a stake in reviving this economy. We all have a stake in putting people back to work. We all have a stake in improving our schools and achieving quality, affordable health care. We all have a stake in meeting the difficult challenges we face in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Applause.)

For while some may wish to define you solely by your sexual orientation or gender identity alone, you know — and I know — that none of us wants to be defined by just one part of what makes us whole. (Applause.) You’re also parents worried about your children’s futures. You’re spouses who fear that you or the person you love will lose a job. You’re workers worried about the rising cost of health insurance. You’re soldiers. You are neighbors. You are friends. And, most importantly, you are Americans who care deeply about this country and its future. (Applause.)

So I know you want me working on jobs and the economy and all the other issues that we’re dealing with. But my commitment to you is unwavering even as we wrestle with these enormous problems. And while progress may be taking longer than you’d like as a result of all that we face — and that’s the truth — do not doubt the direction we are heading and the destination we will reach. (Applause.)

My expectation is that when you look back on these years, you will see a time in which we put a stop to discrimination against gays and lesbians — whether in the office or on the battlefield. (Applause.) You will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman. (Applause.) You will see a nation that’s valuing and cherishing these families as we build a more perfect union — a union in which gay Americans are an important part. I am committed to these goals. And my administration will continue fighting to achieve them.

And there’s no more poignant or painful reminder of how important it is that we do so than the loss experienced by Dennis and Judy Shepard, whose son Matthew was stolen in a terrible act of violence 11 years ago. In May, I met with Judy — who’s here tonight with her husband — I met her in the Oval Office, and I promised her that we were going to pass an inclusive hate crimes bill — a bill named for her son. (Applause.)

This struggle has been long. Time and again we faced opposition. Time and again, the measure was defeated or delayed. But the Shepards never gave up. (Applause.) They turned tragedy into an unshakeable commitment. (Applause.) Countless activists and organizers never gave up. You held vigils, you spoke out, year after year, Congress after Congress. The House passed the bill again this week. (Applause.) And I can announce that after more than a decade, this bill is set to pass and I will sign it into law. (Applause.)

It’s a testament to the decade-long struggle of Judy and Dennis, who tonight will receive a tribute named for somebody who inspired so many of us — named for Senator Ted Kennedy, who fought tirelessly for this legislation. (Applause.) And it’s a testament to the Human Rights Campaign and those who organized and advocated. And it’s a testament to Matthew and to others who’ve been the victims of attacks not just meant to break bones, but to break spirits — not meant just to inflict harm, but to instill fear. Together, we will have moved closer to that day when no one has to be afraid to be gay in America. (Applause.) When no one has to fear walking down the street holding the hand of the person they love. (Applause.)

But we know there’s far more work to do. We’re pushing hard to pass an inclusive employee non-discrimination bill. (Applause.) For the first time ever, an administration official testified in Congress in favor of this law. Nobody in America should be fired because they’re gay, despite doing a great job and meeting their responsibilities. It’s not fair. It’s not right. We’re going to put a stop to it. (Applause.) And it’s for this reason that if any of my nominees are attacked not for what they believe but for who they are, I will not waver in my support, because I will not waver in my commitment to ending discrimination in all its forms. (Applause.)

We are reinvigorating our response to HIV/AIDS here at home and around the world. (Applause.) We’re working closely with the Congress to renew the Ryan White program and I look forward to signing it into law in the very near future. (Applause.) We are rescinding the discriminatory ban on entry to the United States based on HIV status. (Applause.) The regulatory process to enact this important change is already underway. And we also know that HIV/AIDS continues to be a public health threat in many communities, including right here in the District of Columbia. Jeffrey Crowley, the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, recently held a forum in Washington, D.C., and is holding forums across the country, to seek input as we craft a national strategy to address this crisis.

We are moving ahead on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. (Applause.) We should not be punishing patriotic Americans who have stepped forward to serve this country. We should be celebrating their willingness to show such courage and selflessness on behalf of their fellow citizens, especially when we’re fighting two wars. (Applause.)

We cannot afford to cut from our ranks people with the critical skills we need to fight any more than we can afford — for our military’s integrity — to force those willing to do so into careers encumbered and compromised by having to live a lie. So I’m working with the Pentagon, its leadership, and the members of the House and Senate on ending this policy. Legislation has been introduced in the House to make this happen. I will end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. That’s my commitment to you. (Applause.)

It is no secret that issues of great concern to gays and lesbians are ones that raise a great deal of emotion in this country. And it’s no secret that progress has been incredibly difficult — we can see that with the time and dedication it took to pass hate crimes legislation. But these issues also go to the heart of who we are as a people. Are we a nation that can transcend old attitudes and worn divides? Can we embrace our differences and look to the hopes and dreams that we share? Will we uphold the ideals on which this nation was founded: that all of us are equal, that all of us deserve the same opportunity to live our lives freely and pursue our chance at happiness? I believe we can; I believe we will. (Applause.)

And that is why — that’s why I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country. (Applause.) I believe strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away and passing laws that extend equal rights to gay couples. I’ve required all agencies in the federal government to extend as many federal benefits as possible to LGBT families as the current law allows. And I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act. (Applause.) And we must all stand together against divisive and deceptive efforts to feed people’s lingering fears for political and ideological gain.

For the struggle waged by the Human Rights Campaign is about more than any policy we can enshrine into law. It’s about our capacity to love and commit to one another. It’s about whether or not we value as a society that love and commitment. It’s about our common humanity and our willingness to walk in someone else’s shoes: to imagine losing a job not because of your performance at work but because of your relationship at home; to imagine worrying about a spouse in the hospital, with the added fear that you’ll have to produce a legal document just to comfort the person you love — (applause) — to imagine the pain of losing a partner of decades and then discovering that the law treats you like a stranger. (Applause.)

If we are honest with ourselves we’ll admit that there are too many who do not yet know in their lives or feel in their hearts the urgency of this struggle. That’s why I continue to speak about the importance of equality for LGBT families — and not just in front of gay audiences. That’s why Michelle and I have invited LGBT families to the White House to participate in events like the Easter Egg Roll — because we want to send a message. (Applause.) And that’s why it’s so important that you continue to speak out, that you continue to set an example, that you continue to pressure leaders — including me — and to make the case all across America. (Applause.)

So, tonight I’m hopeful — because of the activism I see in this room, because of the compassion I’ve seen all across America, and because of the progress we have made throughout our history, including the history of the movement for LGBT equality.

Soon after the protests at Stonewall 40 years ago, the phone rang in the home of a soft-spoken elementary school teacher named Jeanne Manford. It was 1:00 in the morning, and it was the police. Now, her son, Morty, had been at the Stonewall the night of the raids. Ever since, he had felt within him a new sense of purpose. So when the officer told Jeanne that her son had been arrested, which was happening often to gay protesters, she was not entirely caught off guard. And then the officer added one more thing, “And you know, he’s homosexual.” (Laughter.) Well, that police officer sure was surprised when Jeanne responded, “Yes, I know. Why are you bothering him?” (Applause.)

And not long after, Jeanne would be marching side-by-side with her son through the streets of New York. She carried a sign that stated her support. People cheered. Young men and women ran up to her, kissed her, and asked her to talk to their parents. And this gave Jeanne and Morty an idea.

And so, after that march on the anniversary of the Stonewall protests, amidst the violence and the vitriol of a difficult time for our nation, Jeanne and her husband Jules — two parents who loved their son deeply — formed a group to support other parents and, in turn, to support their children, as well. At the first meeting Jeanne held, in 1973, about 20 people showed up. But slowly, interest grew. Morty’s life, tragically, was cut short by AIDS. But the cause endured. Today, the organization they founded for parents, families, and friends of lesbians and gays — (applause) — has more than 200,000 members and supporters, and has made a difference for countless families across America. And Jeanne would later say, “I considered myself such a traditional person. I didn’t even cross the street against the light.” (Laughter.) “But I wasn’t going to let anybody walk over Morty.” (Applause.)

That’s the story of America: of ordinary citizens organizing, agitating and advocating for change; of hope stronger than hate; of love more powerful than any insult or injury; of Americans fighting to build for themselves and their families a nation in which no one is a second-class citizen, in which no one is denied their basic rights, in which all of us are free to live and love as we see fit. (Applause.)

Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us — on the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.

I believe the future is bright for that young person. For while there will be setbacks and bumps along the road, the truth is that our common ideals are a force far stronger than any division that some might sow. These ideals, when voiced by generations of citizens, are what made it possible for me to stand here today. (Applause.) These ideals are what made it possible for the people in this room to live freely and openly when for most of history that would have been inconceivable. That’s the promise of America, HRC. That’s the promise we’re called to fulfill. (Applause.) Day by day, law by law, changing mind by mind, that is the promise we are fulfilling.

Thank you for the work you’re doing. God bless you. God bless America. (Applause.)

END 8:35 P.M. EDT


36 posted on 07/17/2010 12:27:52 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All
SNIPPET from post no. 36:

"Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him..."

37 posted on 07/17/2010 12:28:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: nmh

“Is Obama BI-SEXUAL?”

He was while having sex with Larry Sinclair in the back of that limousine.


38 posted on 07/17/2010 1:03:53 AM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: ROTB
"1) 40% was Gore’s base polling count in 2000

2) Ann Coulter said that 40% of the country is either working for government, or getting government assistance."

And blacks are what, 12, 13% of the population and 90% of them will follow him off a cliff, and the Social Democrats exploit that for all it's worth.

That's whats so funny about liberals railing about how few black faces you see at Tea Party events...

It's because most blacks are already committed to the black massa...based entirely on skin color!

Welcome to the idiocracy!

39 posted on 07/17/2010 3:42:55 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Abakumov

What “conflict”?

He’s a down low muzzie.


40 posted on 07/17/2010 3:50:19 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: nmh

Take notice as how he sits when sitting with other men.


41 posted on 07/17/2010 4:18:29 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: nmh

Well,
Would you bet the farm that this marxist punk has never been with another male?
I know I wouldn’t bet a broken fungo bat on that one.


42 posted on 07/17/2010 4:23:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

“That goof reminds me more every time I see him of the hip black idiot president in the movie Idiocracy.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Oh, no, the guy in Idiocracy was far more masculine and although stupid he could do something occasionally that made sense. He was far above Obummer.


43 posted on 07/17/2010 5:21:44 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: jospehm20

>”I truly believe Obama is a homo.”<<

....and maybe involved in murdering one that could have exposed him!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2554192/posts


44 posted on 07/17/2010 5:58:43 AM PDT by panaxanax (Keep plucking those chickens and boiling that tar. There's a party coming in November!)
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To: nmh

Please restate your question in the form of a sentence.


45 posted on 07/17/2010 6:02:01 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: itssme

“Vera Baker had no relationship with obama...his handlers created this rumor of a relationship to make him look heterosexual and desirable.”

AND as a distraction from her real, fund-raising relationship with him.


46 posted on 07/17/2010 6:58:28 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Abakumov

this should be fun


47 posted on 07/17/2010 8:32:37 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (D)
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To: Abakumov

What conflict? I thought that’s why they invented “Thursday night manlove.”


48 posted on 07/17/2010 8:40:24 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Abakumov

Well, muslims believe that men are for fun and women are for making babies!


49 posted on 07/17/2010 9:11:15 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: Abakumov

Well, muslims believe that men are for fun and women are for making babies!


50 posted on 07/17/2010 9:11:17 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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