Thursday, October 16, 2008

Know the candidates: Barack Obama - man of family values

More fodder for you. This was taken from Life. My research leads me into places no sane person would venture, ahhh but you have to dig to get the straight scoop and in this case straight scoop might not be the right term. If you have family values do you still want to vote Obama?? After reading this you may want to rescind that thought.

Barack Obama in the Illinois Senate:

Barack Obama was known as a liberal who was not afraid to build bridges across party lines during his term in the Illinois State Senate. He gained a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood for his support of family planning and abortion rights legislation.

Barack Obama and Gay Rights in Illinois:

Barack Obama supported gay rights during his Illinois Senate tenure. He sponsored legislation in Illinois that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Barack Obama in the United States Senate:

Every two years the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay and lesbian organization, issues a scorecard for members of the Senate based on their sponsorship and voting on key issues of importance to gay and lesbian citizens. Barack Obama scored 89 out of 100% in the 2006 scorecard.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Gays in the Military:

Barack Obama believes we need to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. His campaign literature says, "The key test for military service should be patriotism, a sense of duty, and a willingness to serve."
And anyone who feels its his duty to bend over for his fellow man I applaud that. OK that last sentence was my words, sorry I was feeling a little to patriotic.

Gay & Lesbian Adoption:

Barack Obama believes gays and lesbians should have the same rights to adopt children as heterosexuals.

Ready for some Obama talk that swings both ways?

Barack Obama and Gay Marriage/ Civil Unions:

Although Barack Obama has said that he supports civil unions, he is against gay marriage. In an interview with the Chicago Daily Tribune, Obama said, "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."

Barack Obama did vote against a Federal Marriage Amendment and opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.

Ummm lets see, Barack doesn't support same sex marriage but voted against a Federal Marriage Amendment and opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Would you call that bi-talk since it goes both ways??

He said he would support civil unions between gay and lesbian couples, as well as letting individual states determine if marriage between gay and lesbian couples should be legalized.

And there you have it. Barack Obama, man of faith, morals and family values?? As Harry History once told me "DO THE RESEARCH MAN - JUST DO THE RESEARCH.


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