Wednesday October 27, 2010
Obama Appoints Record Number of Open Homosexuals
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has appointed more openly homosexual individuals to government posts than any previous president, according to sources cited by the Associated Press.
Gay lobbyists estimate that Obama has granted top appointments to more than 150 open homosexuals in the two years he has served at the White House – topping the approximately 140 favored by President Bill Clinton in all eight years of his presidency. A spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign called the pattern “a simple affirmation of the American ideal that what matters is how you do your job and not who you are.”
Others suggested, however, that the appointments were not entirely a matter of personal merit.
Denis Dison, spokesman for the Presidential Appointments Project of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, said the administration’s appointments were meant to be received as friendly gestures towards the homosexualist movement.
“From everything we hear from inside the administration, they wanted this to be part of their efforts at diversity,’’ said Dison. The Presidential Appointments Project acts as a stepping stone for homosexual professionals seeking federal posts “to improve our federal government’s policies and processes.”
One of the names listed on the project’s website is Kevin Jennings, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education. Jennings’ appointment outraged conservatives after it was revealed that the “Safe Schools Czar” had envisioned a future of openly “promoting homosexuality” to schoolchildren and, as former leader of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, oversaw a workshop teaching young teens how to perform the dangerous and obscene sex act known as “fisting.”
Another notable name on the list is Chai Feldblum, nominated to become a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which oversees workplace discrimination complaints. Feldblum, a law professor, has reportedly said regarding conflicts between religious liberty and sexual liberty that “in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”
Shin Inouye, an openly homosexual White House spokesman, told the AP that, ““We have made a record number of openly LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender] appointments, and we are confident that this number will only continue to grow.’’
In January of this year, a report on the Obama administration’s appointments was published by Liberty Counsel, which concluded that the current president “has nominated and appointed the most radical group of ideologues ever assembled by an American President.”