Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Obama speech to Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

President Barack Obama spoke Saturday at the yearly fundraiser for the gay-activist Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
The president told the crowd he supports the gay activist event.
"When you look back on these years," he said, "you will see a time in which we as a nation lastly recognized relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman."
Obama promised that he would end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Clinton-era policy that permits gay men and women to serve in the armed forces as long as they don't reveal their sexual orientation.
Robert Knight, senior writer for Coral Ridge Ministries, said the president is just trying to please a powerful and vocal constituency.
The president also promised to pass hate-crimes legislation and cancel the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
He said those who support marriage between one man and one woman "hold fast to outworn arguments and old attitudes."
"That would be the Bible," said Knight. "All people who think it's normal and usual for marriage to be between a man and a woman, the president of the United States is saying that's old and outworn."


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