By John Jalsevac
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has given an exclusive interview to the homosexual-issues magazine, The Blade. In the interview, published online yesterday and wedged in between ads depicting hunky homosexual couples promoting adult "hookup" services, and other ads for foreign lesbian brides, Hillary enthusiastically re-pledges her support for sodomy, and takes Obama to task for not being as enthusiastic about homosexuality as she is.
Hillary responded to claims made by Obama’s supporters that she has not addressed homosexual issues frequently enough. "I talk about gay issues frequently," Hillary retorted. "I’ve been a longtime friend of the gay community - I’ve been talking about these issues since 1999 when I first ran for Senate and went on record as the first major candidate to say we’re going to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ I talk about ending discrimination all the time."
Hillary took a stab at Obama in turn, for his having been involved with Gospel singer and Christian minister Donnie McClurkin. McClurkin is an outspoken recovered homosexual, who defends the homosexual heresy that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, and not a genetic condition. McClurklin was listed as a headlining performer on Obama’s 2007 South Carolina tour.
"I find it ironic," said Clinton about the fact that Obama’s supporters would accuse her of not caring enough about homosexual issues, "since Sen. Obama had his gospel tour with [Donnie] McClurkin that he and his supporters would take credit for that."
Clinton, however, demurred from offering her support for homosexual "marriage," a position held in common with Obama. She also explained at length why she would not pledge her support to repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DMA) in toto, which Obama has pledged to do. Clinton argued that the DMA keeps marriage in the hands of the state, which is necessary to defeat the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment.
Clinton did, however, call for the repeal of the section of the DMA that prohibits the federal government from recognizing homosexual civil unions and "marriages" that have been enacted by individual states.
"I think extending federal benefits is a very important step forward," she said. "I don’t see why a same-sex couple in California, which has a domestic partnership law, should be able to take advantage of the Family Medical Leave Act if one of them is ill, while a couple in another state without such a law cannot.
"I would like to see federal benefits extended to same-sex couples that meet certain standards of commitment regardless of the state in which they reside. Too many couples cannot share life decisions, or jointly own property or take care of one another within a recognized legal framework. I want to change that."
Clinton also pledged her support to a number of pro-homosexual measures, including extending immigration rights to the foreign partners of homosexuals, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and the repeal of the U.S. military’s don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy.
According to The Blade’s report, "When asked if her support for gay rights measures would include forceful advocacy, she replied, ‘absolutely.’"
"I took the lead in ensuring that partners who died on 9/11 were given benefits. I have been very strongly in support of the Domestic Partnership Benefits Act, so I continue to take a leadership role."
Hilary said that if elected she would be the first U.S. president to march in a homosexual-pride parade.