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Obama Comes Out of the Closet on Same-Sex Marriage, but Has Always Sought Extra Benefits for Homosexuals

President Obama recently posted a synopsis of some of the ways he’s contributing to the collapse of American culture, by contributing to the deconstruction of its cornerstone, the family. The synopsis, posted on the White House website, was purported to be a summary of Obama’s efforts to ensure every American is “treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society;” however, that is not the case. In fact, the White House highlighted Obama’s signature legislation, which provides federal support in the prosecution of crimes based on the actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of the victim. This “hate crimes legislation” ensures that a man who murders a homosexual because he is a homosexual receives a greater punishment than a man who preys on and murders and elderly woman because of her fragility. Does that sound like equal treatment under the law?

Many of the other purported success stories involve health issues. For example, the Department of Health and Human Services, as a result of Obama’s directive, now requires hospitals and facilities receiving Medicaid and Medicare to allow visitation by domestic partners, “whether or not formally established and including a same-sex domestic partner,” but does not provide for engaged couples who are not living together as domestic partners, the same visitation rights. Does that sound like equal treatment under the law?

Obama is also proud of “developing and releasing the Nation’s first comprehensive plan for responding to the domestic HIV epidemic.” First, note that this is included in the “Obama Administration Record for the LGBT Community” for a reason: HIV disproportionately affects males engaged in homosexual behavior. Thus, rather than encouraging individuals from abstaining from activity that transmits an otherwise preventable disease, asking people to practice self-control, the President committed more than $130 million in increases to different HIV and AIDS programs. Consider the multitude of diseases that are not preventable, developed in people who have done nothing to contract such a disease, diseases which the government is not committed to combating. Does this sound like equal treatment under the law?

Another health provision champions the fact that Obamacare prevents health insurers from turning someone away or charging higher premiums “because he or she is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.” However, these individuals are engaged in high risk lifestyles. According to the Center for Disease Control, males engaged in homosexual behavior in 2007 were “44 to 86 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV compared with other men.” Additionally, the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition has listed a number of health issues that are more common in homosexuals, including: increased smoking rates, increased rates of alcoholism, increased use of illicit drugs, increased experiences of depression, increased risks of experiencing verbal and physical abuse, and increased risks of developing cancers, including a higher risk of lung and liver cancer for male and female homosexuals, an increased risk of anal cancer in homosexual men and an increased risk of breast cancer in homosexual women. This means that every individual is going to pay higher health care premiums because insurers are being forced to cover people engaged in high risk behaviors. When you are paying what the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates to be at least a 10-13% increase in the average costs of premiums, will you think this is equal treatment under the law?

While President Obama champions a number of other so-called accomplishments, that last we will highlight here is his effort to advance LGBT efforts around the world. In fact, this activity has made enemies of our friends, as many countries have very traditional views of marriage and the marital relationship. In fact, in 2011, Ambassador Aponte, to El Salvador, published an article in a local Salvadoran newspaper denouncing the country’s decision to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and in response, a coalition of Latin American groups formed and sent the U.S. Senate a letter stating, “Madam Ambassador Aponte has abused her diplomatic status, showing a clear disdain concerning our values and cultural identity, claiming to ‘guide’ us toward a shift in our way of thinking so that we may accept multiple forms of sexual behavior as legitimate, in the same way that President Obama promotes,” and calling Senators to remove her from her position as Ambassador. Liberty Counsel Action also encouraged her removal and not too long ago, the U.S. Senate refused to confirm Obama’s nomination of Aponte and she no longer serves as Ambassador.


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