Skip to comments.President Obama Proclaims June “Gay Pride Month”
Posted on 06/10/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by IbJensen
Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy up to Americas tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this years proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have made to American society.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has written a proud chapter in American history, declared Obama with this years announcement. From brave men and women who came out and spoke out, to union and faith leaders who rallied for equality, to activists and advocates who challenged unjust laws and marched on Washington, LGBT Americans and allies have achieved what once seemed inconceivable. This month, we reflect on their enduring legacy, celebrate the movement that has made progress possible, and recommit to securing the fullest blessings of freedom for all Americans.
The President used the proclamation to remind the gay community of all he has done for its members, and how much homosexual voters owe him their support come November. Since I took office, my administration has worked to broaden opportunity, advance equality, and level the playing field for LGBT people and communities, Obama said. He pointed out that it was he who forced through the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, bullied Congress into ending the common sense Dont Ask, Dont Tell ban on homosexuals serving in the military, and is currently doing everything he can to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act and legislate the redefinition of same-sex partnerships as marriage.
But more remains to be done to ensure every single American is treated equally, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, continued the President. Moving forward, my administration will continue its work to advance the rights of LGBT Americans, he promised as he officially recognized June as LGBT Pride month and invited the American people to celebrate homosexuality as a normal even praiseworthy lifestyle.
On the heels of his proclamation, Obama appeared at a June 6 fundraiser attended by some 600 homosexual activists and gay rights supporters, including lesbian talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and 1970s pop singing star and actress Cher, whose own daughter went through gender reassignment and changed her name from Chastity to Chaz in an effort to live as a man.
OneNewsNow.com reported that Obama appeared to feed off the energy of the crowd as he pledged to block any attempt at the reinstatement of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell ban. Signing the repeal of that ban, Obama said, was a high-water mark for him as President.
On June 5, Stars and Stripes, the government-funded armed forces newspaper, described the results of the lifting of that ban, joyfully reporting that homosexual military personnel openly celebrated their lifestyle at a special LGBT Pride reception thrown by the U.S. Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo. I cant believe Ive been in the Air Force 23 years living in secret, hiding who I am, and now Im invited to a reception by the emissary of the president of the United States, Stars and Stripes quoted one attendee, Air Force Master Sgt. Marc Maschhoff.
The military newspaper reported that the event was an exciting and emotional night for Maschhoff and a handful of other U.S. servicemembers. Maschhoff traveled with his boyfriend who is also an airman from Misawa Air Base in northern Japan to Tokyo for the event. Maschhoff said he was invited by the embassy because of his affiliation with the group Outserve, a Washington, D.C.-based association for gay servicemembers with chapters worldwide.
Amazingly, President Obama has appealed to his supposed Christian faith to justify his support for normalizing the homosexual lifestyle through the force of his office. OneNewsNow reported that on the same day he made his LGBT Pride proclamation, and right after a group of black pastors asked to meet with him over their concerns about his endorsement of same-sex marriage as a civil right, the president pointed to his wife and told ABC News, When we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is not only Christ sacrificing Himself on our behalf, but its also the golden rule treat others the way youd want to be treated.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality pointed out that the President is behaving as if rights based on perverse and immoral behavior are basic rights . Of course, those arent basic rights. Basic rights are what we all share as Americans. Rights based on perversion, on changeable homosexual sin, are not basic rights. He added that for a man like Obama, who professes to be a faithful Christian, to be celebrating an agenda based on using the government to create rights based on changeable homosexual behavior thats a travesty.
Bob Stith, a strategist on gender issues for the Southern Baptist Convention and head of its Task Force on Ministry to Homosexuals, told Baptist Press News that Obama is purposefully casting all those who have a genuine, biblically based belief that homosexual acts are sin as haters. But, he added, it is not prejudicial to say that certain acts which have been viewed as sin for over 3,000 years by all three major religions are still sin.
Stith added that the words the president uses in his drive to normalize homosexuality clearly portray any who disagree with him as prejudiced bigots. Those who agree are loving and brave. The danger here is that those who dare to seek to protect the definition of marriage which has stood unchallenged for thousands of years are themselves the victims of prejudice and hate.
Sadly, Stith said, Obamas LGBT Pride proclamation shows no interest in preventing this kind of bigotry. Rather it is another example that if something is repeated often enough it will be accepted as truth even if the evidence doesnt support it.
Can WE make the rest of the year “STAY IN THE CLOSET MONTHS”
So, are they going to be ashamed the other eleven months of the year?
He really must be having trouble raising money.
Now we need a Straight Pride Month. When is that?
Maybe he didn't. They questioned Palin, why can't I question Obama? Everything else In his history is faked and hidden, why not this too?
Do you have a source for that statement?
That's limited to months whose names have vowels in them.
Can't see how pandering to perverts helps him in that regard.
These folks would probably be voting for him already and he is most likely turning off a lot of possible voters with family values.
Her rearend has its own zipcode!
Might help if some didn’t show thier “pride” by leading each other around on leashes with S&M gear on.
Also would help if they weren’t forcing redefinition of unchanging defined terminology like marriage which are the foundations of our society. Why not three people define marriage? four? They never discuss that.
What are the limits of redifinition?
I don’t see much to be proud of when rainbow flags are more important to display then the American flag.
How about “Shut your mouth about your sex life” month?
i hear alot of this “contributions to this country by transsexuals/transgender...” Can someone please let me in on the contributions of these people?? What have they done to get a whole month?
Coming from the faggot Obama, I expected nothing less.
Is he being blackmailed?
Not one damn thing.
Unless you count perpetuating an epidemic, as was mentioned above by another Freeper, or maybe prancing into Catholic churches and committing blasphemy during communion. Then again, Obama probably considers that a contribution.