Obama on Gay Rights--What he Did Not Tell Pastor Rick Warren's Church

This has got to be the biggest story in this election cycle that has
NOT been told yet. Most Americans seem unaware that Senator Obama
endorses an extreme homosexual rights agenda. For the most part, the
only groups that seem to be aware of this are the gays. Try a simple
Google search for "Obama LGBT Rights" and you'll see what I mean.
Dozens of gay groups, including some with large followings, are openly
celebrating Obama's candidacy, while many conservative, pro-family or
Christian organizations are seemingly unaware of Obama's stand on these
issues.

Obama has said that he favors "traditional marriage," and wants to allow states to define marriage (He stated this before Pastor Rick Warren's Church recently).
Obama has also stated that he prefers civil unions as an alternative
for same-sex couples. To some voters, these positions may sound
reasonable, but when you look more closely at Obama's stand, it is
clear that his views are radical. Make no mistake about it, Obama is
not a moderate on gay rights or the same-sex marriage issue. If Obama
is elected, we will see a concerted effort to push through sweeping
legislation to ban discrimination against gay, lesbian, transgender and
bisexual persons ("LGBT) and to grant same-sex couples full marriage
rights under Federal law. Obama has also promised to use the
presidential "bully pulpit" to urge states to pass laws allowing
same-sex couples to adopt children.

In case you don't believe me, go to Obama's campaign site and read
his position for yourself. See "Barack Obama on LGBT Rights," (http://www.barackobama.com/ pdf/lgbt.pdf) and "Equality is a Moral Imperative" (http://my.barackobama.com/ page/community/post/alexokrent/gGggJS).

Among other things, Obama is calling for the full repeal of the Defense
of Marriage Act (1 U.S.C. Section 7; 7 U.S.C. Section 1738C), which was
passed in 1996 to define marriage for purposes of Federal law as being
between one man and one woman. This Act allows the states to refuse to
recognize a same-sex marriage performed in another state.

Obama also advocates a massive rewrite of Federal legislation to
ensure that same-sex couple would be legally entitled to all "1,100+
Federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of
marital status."

If Obama successfully pushes this agenda through Congress, the
right of individual states to ban same-sex marriages will be all but
lost. The definition of marriage as we know it in the United States may
be permanently altered.

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