Townhall.com offers a December 13, 2011 column written by Benjamin Bull (who might be the attorney with Alliance Defense Fund with the same name). Therein, Mr. Bull complains that the President preferences gays over Christians which, of course, is utter nonsense. I would also remind Mr. Bull that most gays are Christians. Mr. Bull begins:
On Dec. 6, the White House released a memorandum instructing the heads of U.S. executive departments and agencies abroad to join in the “struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons” around the world.
OK. Townhall gets that part correct.
With all due respect to the president, perhaps this is an
all-too-obvious attempt to garner votes from a group that wasn’t that
impressed with his performance until he successfully imposed homosexual
behavior on the military earlier this year. Yet while he’s doing his
best to appeal to that group, Christians around the world continue to be
persecuted—to be hunted like animals, then tortured and killed when
captured—yet we are still awaiting a serious White House memorandum on
That’s where these folks always lose it. They are incapable of simply stating the truth that Congress (with wide approval of the general public) eliminated DADT. Far from “imposing” a sexual orientation on the military (I’m not exactly sure what that means), the President and the Secretary of Defense ensured that the repeal was done with minimal disruption. According to those “pro-gay, lilly livered liberals” that comprise the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the repeal of DADT has been uneventful.
Furthermore, the LGBT community was far from dissatisfied with the Obama administration. Those who might have been, received a sobering reality check from the unhinged crazies who represent the potential nominees of the Republican Party. What? We are going to vote for the likes of Gingrich? His own gay sister says that she will not vote for him.
I am sure that Christians (and Jews) are persecuted in many countries. However, I am unaware of any country that makes being a Christian a crime (there are some countries that make it illegal to convert to Christianity), let alone one punishable by death.
76 countries criminalize homosexuality. Five of those provide a death penalty for being gay.
What is it that is so hard for Mr. Bull to understand?
- Marine General Amos Now OK with DADT Repeal (bilerico.com)
- US ready to push for gay rights abroad (smh.com.au)