Friday, July 17, 2009


The pain of inequality was felt by all people, and not only black Americans, [Obama] said: "By African American women paid less for doing the same work as colleagues of a different colour and gender. By Latinos made to feel unwelcome in their own country. By Muslim Americans viewed with suspicion for simply kneeling down to pray. By our gay brothers and sisters, still taunted, still attacked, still denied their rights." [See here.]

Of course, it's this last sentence to which I'm referring. Obama is very bright, and he must know that one of the major reasons "our gay brothers and sisters [are] still taunted, still attacked, still denied their rights" is because he is in a position to greatly change the homophobic atmosphere in this country, and both rescind DADT, publicly urge Congress to repeal DOMA, and come out in favor of same-sex marriage, none of which he has seen fit to do.

As he told "black America," “Your destiny is in your hands, and don’t you forget that. That’s what we have to teach all of our children! No excuses! No excuses!”

It seems he has neither the conscience nor the courage to take his own advice!
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