Yesterday, the White House issued a formal proclamation declaring June to be LGBT Month in commemoration of a riot that took place in June 1969.
It's interesting that the President has chosen to honor something that is creating more controversy and division in this country than anything else (besides the bailouts). Right now, there is a hot debate over whether or not these groups should have preferential treatment or not. Apparently the current administration believes they should receive special treatment.
You can read the complete proclamation by mashing here.
I would like to point out some interesting things in the said document.
How so? I do not comprehend the liberal mindset of promoting everyone's belief system except for those who stand upon the truth of the Word of God.
"LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society."
"I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration."I can only imagine. But, then again, the last two administrations had LGBTs in various positions as well.
"The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect."We have noticed how any positions and opinions held contrary to the LGBT agenda are not only frownded upon, but also are harassed.
But wait, there is more.
"My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives....I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world....I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security."Equal rights? I thought every citizen was guaranteed the same rights in this nation? As an American citizen it does not matter what your religion, philosophical sexual or any other preference is, you are guaranteed the same rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. How can you be more equal than that. Maybe I am missing something here.
As far as the hate crimes laws go, we know how that will work out. Anyone who believes homosexuality is wrong, for whatever reason, is to be silenced. That includes pastors, right-wing nut job Christians, and those despicable "Bible-clingers".
Adoption rights...this one burns me more than anything else. It is easier for someone living an LGBT lifestyle to adopt a child, than it is for a law-abiding Christian couple who are doing everything they can to make it.
I am opposed to anyone receiving preferential treatment. I doesn't matter what your background, status, philosophy, religion or sexuality is, you do not deserve special treatment. The problem with the "equal rights movement" is that it gives special treatment to one group, while stripping another group of its rights - whether of speech, press, etc. It is wrong, and leads us into dangerous waters.