Surely if you saw a media report regarding people who oppose the President’s support for gay marriage, you would see white male racist Republicans. For that is the only demographic which would dare oppose our first gay, African-American president. Only outdated conservatives could still hold on to the belief that marriage should consist of one man and one woman. Right?
The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday that the grassroots group – comprised of the more than 3,000 members – is a launching a national campaign to support marriage between one man and one woman and to oppose the Obama administration’s efforts to advance same-sex marriage.
“The time has come for a broad-based assault against the power that be that wants to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,” CAAP President William Owens said at the press conference, held to announce the Marriage Mandate campaign, which includes a petition seeking 100,000 signatures pledging support for traditional marriage.
“Mr. President, I’m not going to stand with you, and there are thousands of others across this country that are not going to stand with you with this foolishness,” Owens said.
In a press release announcing the campaign, Owens encouraged black pastors and the black community to “withdraw their support for [Obama].”
Whoa… Isn’t this the exact same kind of speech that a Chicago councilman referred to as “hate speech“?
Who knew a coalition of black pastors could hold such hatred for a black President? After all, any and all opposition to Obama has to be based on skin color, and not his policies. That’s what we’ve been told for four years now.
One of the pastors suggested that Obama has been ignoring the black community “because he feels that he has us in his pocket.” While this group and those they represent make a good point, they will continue to be taken for granted so long as they vote for Obama at a 90% clip, despite strong opposition to gay marriage and despite an economically disastrous 14.4% unemployment rate.
Voting for him based on skin color is just as bad as voting against him based on skin color.
Whether this has an effect on the vote or not is not the issue. The important thing about Rev. Owens is his attack on this President are obviously racially motivated and is one more example of how white people are uncomfortable with the color of Barack Obama’s skin. True the Reverend is also a person of color, but I am sure Cokie Roberts would say that George W. Bush did a Vulcan mind meld on the poor pastor and made him act racist.
The biggest question here is – who the hell gives a flying fig?
Via ABC News:
President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters.“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told Roberts in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday.
And for those who argue that this is an historic announcement – get a grip on yourself. Same-sex marriage is not a civil right, it is a manufactured controversy. It is not akin to the civil rights movement for blacks, or the civil rights movement for women. It is not an Arab Spring.
It is a non-issue.
Update: The Panderer-In-Chief is already soliciting campaign donations for his newly found … um … love affair, with gay marriage.
Via Weasel Zippers:
Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:
I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality:
So I decided it was time to affirm my personal belief that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them.
If you agree, you can stand up with me here. [goes to campaign fundraising page]
This is such a low-level calculated move to get votes, that I would almost think it beneath even Obama to stoop this far.
Incidentally, now that Obama is an advocate for states rights, he’ll be dropping lawsuits against those who are trying to secure their own borders right?
It may seem a little extreme at first glance, but the new Egyptian government would like you to know they aren’t a band of barbarians stuck in the seventh century. They have their limitations. As demonstrated by the fact that the men will only be able to have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours after they’ve died.
Now that’s taking the moral high ground.
It’s called the ‘farewell intercourse law’ and we’re not even making that up. It also includes provisions to lower the marriage age down to 14 and prohibiting a woman’s right to education and employment.
But hey, it’s the Arab Spring!
Via the Daily Mail:
Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives — for up to six hours after their death.
The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment.
Egypt’s National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that ‘marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development’.
Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni addressing her concerns.
Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported in the al-Ahram newspaper that Talawi complained about the legislations which are being introduced under ‘alleged religious interpretations’.
The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.He also said that women have the right to have sex with her dead husband, alarabiya.net reported.
Then there’s this from Mark Steyn:
In Arab Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to … necrophilia?
Gotta hand it to the Muslim Brotherhood. Hard to come up with a more apt image of the Arab Spring than an aroused Islamist rogering a corpse.
On behalf of the civilized world, we’d just like to say the following… Ewwww.
Just wanted to take the time to say to my wife – Happy Anniversary! I love you – always, forever…
You are the strong one out of the two of us, a mother and wife with no equal, and my absolute best friend.
Can’t wait for many, many more years together…