May 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an apparent effort to appease the gay lobby after receiving criticism for refusing to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against homosexuals and transgenders, President Obama recently added a page to his re-election website bragging about his administration’s radical gay agenda.
Homosexual groups had accused the President last month of backing out on campaign promises for political reasons by not signing the order, prompting a statement from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claiming that Obama’s previous record on the issue “speaks volumes about his commitment to securing equal rights for LGBT Americans.”
Late last month, the president’s campaign took to the its Twitter account to prove Carney’s point, sending out a link to a timeline that lists forty “accomplishments” for the gay agenda during Obama’s first term in office, along with the Tweet: “What three years of progress for the LGBT community looks like.”
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Among the items listed include prominent actions such as the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” permitting military chaplains to preside over same sex “marriages,” refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, and the administration’s decision late last year to use foreign aid as leverage to pressure other countries into accepting homosexual behavior.
The timeline also marked the appointments of four homosexual judges, claimed credit for leading an effort at the United Nations to “restore ‘sexual orientation’ to the definition of human rights,” and noted the administration’s support for homosexual activists Janice Langbehn and Edith Windsor.
The president’s campaign for government acknowledgement of the “true gender” of transgendered persons is also touted, including an order that allows transgenders to obtain “true gender passport without surgery,” and efforts to ensure that transgender veterans “receive respectful care according to their true gender through the Veterans Health Administration.”
Accompanying the timeline is a header which urges readers to “take a look at the timeline below, then share it with your friends,” and brags that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is “just one example of the progress we’ve achieved since President Obama took office.”
The sentiments echo the president’s comments at a White House “gay pride” reception last summer that his administration had done more in two and a half years than the previous 43 Presidents to forward the gay agenda.
“There are going to be times where you’re still frustrated with me. I know there are going to be times where you’re still frustrated at the pace of change. I understand that. I know I can count on you to let me know,” Obama had told the crowd of gay activists.
The timeline also referenced the reception, which was held during what the president had officially declared to be “gay pride month,” noting that Obama’s was the first administration to sponsor such an event.
While Obama continues to take heat from gay rights groups for not publicly declaring his support for same sex “marriage,” some commentators have speculated that he may be waiting until after the November elections to make such a move. The president has said that his views on the matter are “evolving.”