Friday October 22, 2010
President Obama Endorses LGBT Youth ‘Spirit Day’
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has issued a message exhorting young people who consider themselves homosexual to “be true to” themselves and recognize their sexual tendencies as “a source of pride, and a source of strength.”
Obama issued the remarks in the wake of a nationwide “Spirit Day” in which celebrities, media, and schools across the nation wore purple to express solidarity with homosexual youths who have committed suicide.
“Like all of you, I was shocked and saddened by the deaths of several young people who were bullied and taunted for being gay, and who ultimately took their own lives,” said Obama in the short video clip.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be picked on for being gay. But I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling sometimes like you don’t belong,” he continued.
“There are people out there who love you and care about you just the way you are. You’ve got ot make sure to reach out to people you trust, whether it’s your parents, your teachers, folks that you know care about you just the way you are – you’ve got to reach out to them.”
Obama exhorted the youth to embrace the homosexual identity in order to later advance the homosexual agenda in America. “In time, you’re going ot see that your differences are a source of pride, and a source of strength. … It’ll help you get involved and make this country a better place. It’ll mean that you’ll be more likely to help fight discrimination, not just against LGBT Americans, but discrimination in all its forms,” he said.
“Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own versions of happiness … most of all, to be true to ourselves,” the president concluded.
While the many suicides among “gay” youth are generally attributed to anti-gay bullying, pro-family advocates have said the severe mental repercussions are in fact caused by those who pressure such youth to identify as gay while yet unsure of their sexual identity.
The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) hailed the video as an “historic” boost to the homosexualist campaign towards youth. “The President’s empathy and concern, so clearly and directly expressed, is an historic contribution to the outpouring of support for LGBT youth we have seen over the past few weeks,” stated the GLSEN blog.
This was not the first time Obama has stepped into the battle for the sexual integrity of America’s youth. In June, Constance McMillen, a teenager who sued her high school for not allowing her to bring her female lover to the prom, was invited to a homosexualist reception at the White House.
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