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Obama calls homosexuality one of our ‘fundamental freedoms’ in statement slamming Ugandan bill

by Ben Johnson

    Mon Feb 17, 2014 16:21 EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has elevated the right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal “fundamental freedoms” in a new presidential statement criticizing Uganda. But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.”

Obama wrote on Sunday that he opposed a proposed bill in Uganda that would criminalize same-sex “marriages” and impose life imprisonment for repeated homosexual acts, among other provisions, because “as a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.”

Obama said the bill represents “a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice, and equal rights.”

He added that he had “conveyed” the message that “enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda."

His reaction came after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said last Friday that, after nearly two months deliberation, he would sign legislation that makes conducting a same-sex “wedding” punishable with seven years in prison. Infecting others with AIDS, having sex with minors, or repeated homosexual acts may earn life imprisonment. An earlier version of the bill called for the death penalty, but the provision was removed.

According to a spokesman, Museveni decided to sign the bill after scientists told him "there is no definitive gene responsible for homosexuality.” He added that homosexual prostitution is “what the president wants to prevent,” especially after Presidential Adviser on Science Dr. Richard Tushemereirwe said that all homosexuality had “serious public health consequences.”

American observers said, while they may take a different approach than Museveni, President Obama's remarks are an act of cultural hubris.

“His arrogance is breathtaking,” Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, director and senior fellow of Concerned Women for America's Beverly LaHaye Institute, told LifeSiteNews. The “president repeatedly insists that his personal values and beliefs are equated with the nation's values and beliefs. When he insists that those controversial ideas constitute a human right, the president is saying that the deeply-held religious beliefs of many Americans are irrelevant.”

He is also disregarding the views of most Africans, they say. An estimated 72 percent of all African nations have passed or are in the process of passing laws restricting public homosexual behavior.

Crouse told LifeSiteNews that President Obama's actions are a form of “cultural imperialism – exporting the sexual crusade of a very small minority of Americans with outsized influence,” who have tried “to tear down the moral foundations of our nation as well as the rest of the world.”
President Obama in a tense moment with Senegalese President
President Obama in a tense moment with Senegalese President Mackey Sall

Museveni's spokesman, Ofwono Opondo, said, “This bill is very popular both within the parliament and Ugandan society,” something they see “as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants.” Opposition to homosexuality is a pan-African concept held by Christians and Muslims.

"Obama of all people should realize how offensive his position on homosexuality is to devout Muslims,” Dr. Crouse told LifeSiteNews.

President Obama has frayed relations with African leaders before. During his $100 million African trip last summer, President Obama provoked a clash with the president of Senegal, Macky Sall, over whether gay “marriage” should be legal. In August, Obama told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that nations like Russia, which forbid same-sex “marriage,” “are violating the basic morality,” adding that he had “no patience for countries” that do not affirm “gays or lesbians or transgender persons.”

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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yah.  This will really help in the Ukraine too.......

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As if we needed more evidence of just how important homosexual sex is to Barry Hussein ...
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In August, Obama told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that nations like Russia, which forbid same-sex “marriage,” “are violating the basic morality,” adding that he had “no patience for countries” that do not affirm “gays or lesbians or transgender persons.”


Isn't it remarkable that Obama has, in 5 short years 'evolved' from believing that marriage is between a man and a woman during his campaign to now calling the vast majority of the world "immoral" for believing that exact thing.

And no one in the media calls him on it.

Remarkable.
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Well, it is always good to know our 'fearless leader' has his finger on the pulse of the most important issues of the day, things like this kooky 'global warming' and other critical issues.
 
You know, like homosexual sex which is something we all worry about constantly. I can't tell you how many dinners I've been to when someone will say, "I wonder how the homos in Uganda are doing?"
 
Happens all the time.
 
BTW, to my knowledge Barry has never spoken out about the outright slaughter of Christians all over the Muslim world, or the sever mistreatment of women in Islamic culture. But homosexuals, well that's different.
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BTW, to my knowledge Barry has never spoken out about the outright slaughter of Christians all over the Muslim world, or the sever mistreatment of women in Islamic culture. But homosexuals, well that's different.
Priorities.   **nononono*
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I remember reading how the Founders spent days debating this issue when they wrote the Bill of Rights. < sarcasm off >  :3:
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In August, Obama told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that nations like Russia, which forbid same-sex “marriage,” “are violating the basic morality,” adding that he had “no patience for countries” that do not affirm “gays or lesbians or transgender persons.”


Isn't it remarkable that Obama has, in 5 short years 'evolved' from believing that marriage is between a man and a woman during his campaign to now calling the vast majority of the world "immoral" for believing that exact thing.

And no one in the media calls him on it.

Remarkable.

That should leave a mark. But it won't. They'll praise him for evolving.

Say one thing to get elected, do another thing once in office.  **nononono*

Too bad Americans don't know what's good for us without Obama around to tell us.
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Just exercising one of his fundamental freedoms ...
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Manhattan - A nimble vandal scaled a locked fence at the Atlah Church in Harlem and spray-painted “God is gay” on its message board, police sources said.

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That should leave a mark. But it won't. They'll praise him for evolving.

Say one thing to get elected, do another thing once in office.  **nononono*

Too bad Americans don't know what's good for us without Obama around to tell us.

Obama is just the sock puppet. It's the media. If the media ignores, so does the public. If the media is outraged, the public will fall in line with that outrage. The American public is, in general, incapable of critical thought and easily led. The media is creating the America they always wanted.

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Obama is just the sock puppet. It's the media. If the media ignores, so does the public. If the media is outraged, the public will fall in line with that outrage. The American public is, in general, incapable of critical thought and easily led. The media is creating the America they always wanted.

Precisely. Which is why I cut down my exposure to, but not awareness of, news.

TBR keeps me informed and that frees me to be selective with other venues for opinion and analysis.

Imagine coming to a story with a fresh perspective. It's hard to do with the endless news cycle. A story seeps into your head from endless sources till you're not sure which thought you thunk and which thought was thunk for you. I Think that's the definition of groupthink – ya think?
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He is correct!  I checked the Declaration of Independence and it clearly says we are entitled to the life, liberty, and the pursuit of homosexuality. :silly:
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I don't know.  Life, Liberty, Sodomy.  It has a certain ring to it.
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He is correct!  I checked the Declaration of Independence and it clearly says we are entitled to the life, liberty, and the pursuit of homosexuality. :silly:

Careful, I'm pretty sure in Obama's mind homosexuality = happiness.


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