Obama Administration Promotes the Homosexual AgendaBy Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies
President Obama's Administration has aggressively promoted a homosexual agenda and sought to equate the homosexual lifestyle with that of the natural family. In doing so, the Administration has faced loyal opposition from a wide array of citizens concerned about threats to their religious liberty and the social implications of promoting a destructive homosexual example. Here are several examples:
Appointment of a Homosexual Activist with Notorious Past: May 19, 2009 - Kevin Jennings, notorious founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), who once all but admitted that he covered up a case of child sexual abuse when working as a teacher -- to the Department of Education.
Appointment of a Pro-Polygamy Law Professor: September 14, 2009 - Chai Feldblum, law professor who once signed a statement endorsing polygamy and said when "sexual liberty" clashed with religious liberty, "Gays win, Christians lose" -- to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Signing of the first federal "Hate Crimes" law: October 28, 2009 - This act punishes thoughts as well as actions, treats sexual ethics as "hate," and creates inequality in protections against violent crime.
Encouraged Subversion of Federal Marriage Law: April 14, 2010 - President Obama had the Census Bureau encourage homosexual couples to falsely report themselves as "married," in defiance of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Extended Domestic Partner Benefits without Authority: June 2, 2010 - Extended a wide variety of quasi-marital domestic partner benefits to homosexual partners of federal employees, despite the absence of statutory authority to do so.
Drastically Changed the Military's Traditional Policies: December 22, 2010 - President Obama reversed a 200 year-old policy that protected soldiers against homosexual conduct in the armed forces, and the risk of increasing sexual tension, harassment, and assault.
Abandoned Duty to Protect the Marriage Laws of the United States: February 23, 2011 - President Obama shirked executive responsibility by abandoning legal defense of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, forcing the House of Representatives to intervene to defend the law.
Ended Normal Workplace Dress Codes: May 27, 2011 - President Obama prohibited discrimination based on "gender identity" (i.e., cross-dressing) in federal employment, despite the absence of statutory authority.
Endorsed the Redefinition of Marriage: May 9, 2012 - In a reversal of his stated position ever since entering national politics, President Obama stated, "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married"-thus repudiating the laws of 42 states and the constitutions of 30.
Peter S. Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council.
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