At Oyster River, Obama Fishes for Support
June 27, 2012 - Wednesday
On the 50th anniversary of the decision to kick prayer out of public schools, President Obama decided to show parents what it's been replaced with. During a speech at New Hampshire's Oyster River High School, the leader of the free world stunned everyone by using his speech as a lesson in sex education. To a packed auditorium, the President told teenagers that they have the "final say" in "every single challenge that we face." Then, in an almost Dan Savage-like ambush, the President launched into an advertisement for contraception, homosexuality, and abortion giant Planned Parenthood. "You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That's up to you... You can decide whether or not we go back to the days when you could be kicked out of the United States military just because of who you are and you love."
Consider how inappropriate that is. The President of the United States visited a public high school with the intent of promoting sexual activity to underage kids without their parents being present or giving consent. That's absolutely outrageous! It's one thing for the administration to push an agenda in conflict with the majority of Americans' values. But it's another thing entirely when the President promotes that same sexual liberalism to a roomful of teenagers. The fact that President Obama would come to Oyster High and choose to shill for Planned Parenthood shows the administration's complete and utter disdain for parental rights. As our nation's leader, his role is to inspire young people to great exploits--not exploit them for the Left's cultural and political purposes.
Father of the Pride
The same Pentagon leadership that launched an assault on military Bibles is throwing open the gates to "gay pride." In a celebration that seemed improbable just two years ago, the Defense Department hosted a special event cheering all the administration has done to cater to homosexuals at the expense of religious freedom and national security. Although the President and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta were not present, both sent video greetings saluting our force's dramatic shift. After the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" last year, President Obama said it was time to honor gays and lesbians as the military's "unsung heroes." "Bit by bit," he praised, "step by step, they bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice." They're bending the arc of the moral universe, all right--but toward a fractured force where the demands of a small minority outweigh the branches' shared values and mission.
As FRC's Bob Maginnis explained to the Wall Street Journal, the military doesn't exist to promote diversity or equality. The soldiers of other nations may fly a few rainbow flags and call it "progress"--but as the leader of the free world, America doesn't have the luxury of using our force for social experimentation. Even now, months after the open policy was introduced, homosexual activists are still dissatisfied. During yesterday's festivities, a Pentagon spokesman was quite clear that the next target is marriage.
Jeh Johnson, general counsel for the Department of Defense, outlined the strategy to abolish federal marriage law so that the Pentagon could transfer benefits to "partners and other family members of gays and lesbians." Others talked about the need to take an almost evangelistic approach to the homosexual agenda. "We need to be as visible as we can be," the Air Force's Gordon Tanner urged, and presumably recruit others. Still more talked about the need to tear down the barriers to transgender service that block cross-dressers from enlisting.
While the event was significantly tamer than the White House's LGBT reception (which included a transgender wedding proposal and guests defiling presidential portraits), it still seemed a bit premature to celebrate a policy that military leaders have held as incompatible with proper military order and discipline. While times have changed, the military's purpose and mission has not.
Some will see the acceleration of homosexuality in the military and wonder if the problems of implementing the new policy were exaggerated. They weren't. This is just the administration's attempt to fully integrate its agenda before the President leaves office. It's not unlike what the administration has done with the government takeover of health care--which is to mainstream the expansion as quickly as possible so that it fundamentally changes America. With the election fast approaching, the purveyors of "hope" and change" are no doubt hoping that if Republicans regain control of government, they will lack the courage to change destructive policies like this one.
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