AFTAH to Protest Obama Speech in Chicago, Says President Has No Mandate to Push Radical Homosexual Agenda
CHICAGO, June 15 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) will be protesting President Obama during his speech here today, with the message that Obama has no mandate from the election to advance the radical, pro-homosexual agenda that his "gay" and transsexual activist allies are demanding of him.
AFTAH will be present Monday morning at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Dr.) as Obama delivers a speech to the American Medical Association -- with a banner proclaiming: "Barack Obama: "Radically Pro-Abortion. Radically Pro-Homosexual." Americans For Truth is also organizing a Chicago press conference Wednesday, June 17, featuring national pro-family leaders speaking out against Obama's bigoted "gay" activist political appointments and his wider GLBT agenda.
AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera issued the following statement Monday on Obama's pro-homosexuality appointments and policies, even as self-styled "queer" activists gripe that he is not moving ahead fast enough on their shared agenda:
"President Obama has as much of a mandate for his radical homosexual agenda --which includes repealing the popular Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and homosexualizing the U.S. military -- as he does for implementing his campaign promise of enacting the extreme 'Freedom of Choice Act' (FOCA), which would eviscerate pro-life reform laws nationwide.
"Obama is in a bind. His homosexual supporters are calling for quicker action on their GLBT agenda, but if he satisfies their demands he risks appearing as the far-left liberal he is rather than the moderate he claimed to be in the campaign. Few Obama voters are aware of his reckless promise to the Homosexual Lobby to help repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) -- which was signed into law in 1996 by President Clinton with wide Democratic support.
"Nor is it common knowledge that Obama pledged to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' in military -- despite a survey showing that a majority of servicemen oppose such a change
and many would not re-enlist if open homosexuality were allowed.
"Lastly, while Obama boasts in his official Gay Pride Month proclamation of his 'openly LGBT' appointments, two of those appointees have touched off deep resentment in the faith community. Catholic leaders are demanding the replacement of homosexual activist Harry Knox on Obama's Faith Advisory Council
due to Knox's bigoted comments against the pope and the Catholic Church.
"And pro-family leaders are urging Obama to withdraw the appointment of Kevin Jennings
, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Jennings has a history of anti-Christian bigotry -- he once said '[F**k] 'em' and 'Drop dead!'
to the 'religious right' during a speech in a church -- and GLSEN has repeatedly exposed youth
to dangerous adult homosexual practices.
"Putting Kevin Jennings in charge of 'Safe Schools' is like appointing David Duke to head up a federal panel on Racial Reconciliation. Jennings and Knox must go."