Obama Signs Proclamation Recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month
On Tuesday, President Obama declared June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month. Obama has issued similar proclamations in prior years by issuing the proclamation each year he has been in office.
Obama wasn‚Äôt the first president to issue a proclamation recognizing the LGBT community. Former President Bill Clinton issued the first one in June of 1999.
The proclamation reads in part, ‚ÄúThe story of America‚Äôs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union. It is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law.‚ÄĚ...
Mike wrote: His proclamation won't help his re-election.
I think it will help him--if he can mobilize enough of the younger voters, who tend to be much more accepting of the LGBT worldview.
In the early 1990s I went to a comedy club where the comedian was making fun of homosexual people. Patrons of my generation were laughing but there were a few Gen-X folk there who were not laughing but instead were angrilly heckling the guy. It was an amazing contrast of generational attitudes which at that time was just beginning to manifest itself in our culture.
By the way, I can't help wondering what the next letter in the growing sequence "LGBT" will be. Probably "P", for pedophile.
Sean Porterfield wrote: I think some of you guys are saying unnessciary things about our President. We should be praying for him in love and hopeing for his repentance and salvation. We often forget that that Love is essential in Christian ethics. That love being a Godly love does urge people to truth, but I'm sure you all understand what Godly love is.
I think something said should be designated "unnecessary" if it's said with mean-spiritedness. I am unable to trust the motives of our President labeling June as GLBT month as anything or than ulterior when this group (GLBT) numbers in the millions.
In actuality, I do pray for our president and his entire cabinet. My earnest desire is that he does come to Christ, and that he is faithful to his wife and kids. I pray that God will move him to move drastically toward having more conservative views on marriage and the sanctity of life.
As for the final statement in your post, it seemed to be loaded with sarcasm--although I hope not. If I'm ever speaking or living in a way devoid of godly love, may God make it clear to me. Everything I do in my Christian life cannot be done apart from his grace, including loving people with whom I disagree.
Why, I saw an example of lawful-love, ergo godly just this morning from a poster on the Jpost 'maybe' whose name was Daniel. I say "maybe' to JPost not Daniel. He had posted in response to an article that I couldn't find the second time around. I wanted to go back and respond to his post. I couldn't find the story when I went back. There was something nye a kin to it there, but not what I read earlier.
Anyway, he was a an example of godly deportment, because he acted according to Scripture. It would not appear he would have been familiar with the NT verses he was exemplifying, (yea or nay the Lord knows), but God was going to hear that man's prayers on two counts, according to the Scripture that is, if you know what I mean.
Chris4 wrote: "The proclamation reads in part, ‚ÄúThe story of America‚Äôs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters" Genetically impossible...
Another reason why I wouldn't have voted for this guy if he were running for local dog catcher. Any Christian who voted for him needs to repent. Anyone who didn't vote during the last election needs to step up and vote next time. O'bammy's stand on abortion alone should have kept him out of office. These gay ole' celebrations are just icing on the cake. Some will say that McCain wouldn't have been much better, and I'll be quick to agree, but I would also bet he wouldn't be signing off on a gay celebration month. Bush takes a lot of heat for his time in office and his background with skull and bones and whatnot, but when he was in office he didn't have our doctors teaching abortion techniques to overseas doctors. Look it up, that's one of the first things Obama cleared when he took office. Say what you will about putting the less evil candidate in office, but I'll bet all those unborn babies would have liked to have seen McCain as president. I for one would have liked to have a guy in office that doesn't back up the Sodomites. Wake up America!
San Jose John wrote: Yep. He's gonna need that "gay" voting block if he wants to get re-elected. His record alone isn't strong enough to do the job.
The gay voting block isn't nearly as large as the propaganda tries to convince. His proclamation won't help his re-election. But he does need the votes of all the flakes and free-loaders and criminal trespassers and still registered dead people that he can muster. Rahm Emanuel didn't move back to Chicago just to run for mayor. There's a machine to get rolling.