Obama said he's struggling to reconcile his religious faith with his acceptance of gays and lesbians:
"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 solicitude and regard and concern for gays and lesbians."
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Notice, in referring to "the gay and lesbian community in this country" Obama says: "I think it's clear that they feel victimized in fairly powerful ways...." They feel? Why not come right out and say, "They are victimized in fairly powerful ways...."?
Also, regarding his perception of what it means to be a Christian, just like George Bush, he seems to think that the United States is a Theocracy where one's religious view shapes, or is to be a major force in shaping, who gets civil rights and who is to be treated equally.
Indeed, his perception of "Christianity," causes him to "constantly [wrestle] with my faith and my solicitude and regard and concern for gays and lesbians."
Forget the solicitude and concern, Obama! Let's face the fact that in regard to LGBT issues there's not a dime's worth of difference between Obama and Bush, except that the latter was more honest about his prejudice!