Obama Makes Crackpots Mad

Obama is obviously making a lot of people nervous, which is understandable – I’d be pretty apprehensive right now if McCain was in the White House. But the denizens further over on the ‘crackpot’ side of the political spectrum are predictably going ballistic over such heinous crimes against humanity as supporting gay marriage and same-sex adoption:

You can see Obama’s building plans for the GTBT pedestal here, just don’t eat lunch first. Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find:

Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: President Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples.

Expand Adoption Rights: President Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that a child will benefit from a healthy and loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.

It looks like we have our work cut out for us! (Source)

Don’t eat lunch first? Yeah, civil rights movements have a tendency to make me nauseous as well. The real gem of this post is in the comments section, though. Euripedes (who named his blog something that makes me wince: ‘Self Evident Truths‘) demonstrated what is typical of the kind of hyperbole bandied around by those who are opposed to gay rights:

After reading Obama’s agenda on WhiteHouse.gov I am more afraid than ever for our republic. That agenda list is worse than any horror novel I ever read. Stephen King move aside! Here comes a new author of horror – Obama.

I just love the subtle insinuation that supporting same-sex marriage and adoption will cause the USA to unravel and fall to pieces.

Tomfoolery aside, there are action legitimate reasons to be concerned about Obama’s GLBT stance. As many others have pointed out, he’s been weirdly inconsistent when it comes to what exactly he believes about same-sex marriage, apparently supporting ‘traditional’ marriage but simultaneously opposing the Federal Marriage Amendment. His policy of inclusiveness is admirable, but it may backfire if it makes it difficult for people to work out whether or not they want to support him.

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