Saturday, January 17, 2009

Will Barack Obama Ever Be Allowed To Change His Mind?

If Christofascists Have Their Way - NEVER!

(From FRC, Tony Perkins)

When Barack Obama was running for president, he said he opposed same-sex "marriage," favoring civil unions instead. But in 1996, when he first ran for the Illinois state senate, a Chicago "gay" newspaper reported that Obama supported same-sex "marriage." This week a successor paper, the Windy City Times, published specific documentation regarding Obama's earlier stance.
Note some things about Tony Perkins' stunning discovery:

#1. - The date.
#2. Obama was not yet an elected official.
#3. As a senator, he would have represented that part of the State of Illinois, a VERY liberal (and to Perkins, demonspawn) section of the state, in fact. He was not representing the ENTIRE state much less the entire country! To look at the evolution of Obama as a statesman means that he would, of course, make some ideological concessions when the plebiscite became more diverse.

Perkins purposely looks at the past Obama as rigid and static in his views. He means for everyone to think that Obama still holds the same views on same-sex marriage. If we had politicians who never changed their minds, this country would be in worse shape than we are now.

Another way of looking at it: Obama reached across the aisle and gave a concession to the pro-family Christofascists. Civil unions yes, marriage no. And Obama may change his mind again. Who knows? But Obama tries valiantly to look at the will of the people overall and at the needs of minorites at the same time. Perkins would have him viewing the entire world with Christofascist (read: jaundiced) eyes from the time of his birth.

Even Perkins' St. George of the Idiots changed his mind occasionally - from wrong to wrong and from bad to worse.

Just a thought.

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