The cat appears to finally be out of the bag. Do you want to know the real reason Obama keeps dragging his feet in regards to his campaign promises to the LGBT community? It’s because President Obama views himself as a devout Christian. President Obama held a roundtable meeting with Catholic media at the White House last Thursday which was kept off the official White House schedule. During the meeting Obama admitted that he was “wrestling” with his Christian faith and his commitments to LGBT equality. And in what is fast becoming classic Obama speak, he tried to thread the needle and accommodate both sides by appearing as both a devout Christian and socially liberal. “For the gay and lesbian community in this country, I think it’s clear that they feel victimized in fairly powerful ways and they’re often hurt by not just certain teachings of the Catholic Church, but the Christian faith generally. And as a Christian, I’m constantly wrestling with my faith and my solitude and regard and concern for gays and lesbians.” Obama said.
And though this does help to clear up why Obama is so friendly with anti-gay bigots like Donnie McClurkin and Pastor Rick Warren, it still makes me wonder what ever happened to the ideal of separating religious dogma from matters of state? (via The Advocate)