|Obama declares June to be homosexual pride month|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 03 June 2009 17:53|
In a proclamation published Monday on the White House website, President Barack Obama declared the month of June, 2009 to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In his declaration Obama congratulated the Gay Pride movement on the progress they have made over the past 40 years, but remarked that more needs to be done to advance homosexual rights in American and the across world. Even before he was elected president, Obama was courted the homosexual movement, drawing the ire of Christians when he used the Bible to justify legalizing same-sex unions. On the day of his inauguration the White House published Obama's civil rights manifesto, in which he pledged to repeal laws prohibiting homosexual marriage, promote homosexual adoption rights and criminalize discrimination based on sexual orientation. And now that he has taken office, he seems to be making every effort to make good on that pledge.
Quote: "My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, 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. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.
It's interesting to note how the word 'morality' is slowly being expunged from our vocabulary, and is being replaced by the word 'equality'. A few months ago I compared Billy Graham's inaugural prayer for President Nixon with that of Rick Warren's prayer for President Obama. In his prayer Graham warned of the consequences of forsaking the laws of God in an increasingly materialistic and permissive society, and urged the nation to turn to God in repentance of their sins. Rick Warren never mentioned sin or morality. He seemed more concerned with the fact that Obama was the son of an immigrant African, and that America had a duty to promote peace, prosperity and justice in the world. Noble aspirations. But what about upholding the laws of God, which is the reason why God established human government in the first place? Politicians may talk about the separation of church and state, but the fact is that the Most High still rules in the kingdom of men (Daniel 4:17), whether they like it or not. And God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world by that Man whom He has ordained (Acts 17:31). Have you made preparation for that day? Have your sins been forgiven? Turn away from your sins, and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation today.