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Dem PROPag8tion of dim marriage views

by Jeremy Hooper

This just in from The Advocate:

The Christian Broadcasting Network is reporting that the Obama campaign will soon be kicking off a faith tour next week called the “Barack Obama: Faith, Family and Values Tour” designed to woo the votes of left-leaning Catholics, progressive Evangelicals, and some conservative mainline Protestants. If LGBT people find the tour eerily reminiscent of the South Carolina gospel tour the campaign arranged last year with anti-gay ex-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, their instincts may not be far off.

200809191627CBN names Catholic legal scholar Douglas Kmiec as one of the religious surrogates who will hit the road stumping for Obama. Kmiec wrote an op-ed supporting California's ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage for the San Francisco Chronicle June 13, titled: "On Same-Sex Marriage: Should California amend its Constitution? Say 'no' to the Brave New World." Kmiec's first two sentences in the piece read, "The California ballot initiative intended to set aside the state Supreme Court's judicial invention of same-sex marriage deserves public support. Maybe it is enough to say, as many do in conversation, that it merely re-secures a millennia of tradition and common sense."

HAND ONE: There are some Democrats who support Proposition 8. Obama, through his non-support of Prop 8, could maybe even change some hearts, minds and votes by embracing Mr. Kmiec.

HAND TWO: No, please, Sen. Obama -- we don't want to go under that bus!

Breaking: Obama To Launch Faith Tour That Includes Supporter of Prop 8
**KMIEC'S OP-ED: Say 'no' to the Brave New World [SF Gate]

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Your thoughts

Well I did my part sent 3 different emails to just HRC alone...also to move on and obama campaigns. GAAAAAHHH! I may not vote for him if he does this stupid thing!

Posted by: LOrion | Sep 19, 2008 7:02:48 PM

Isn't this the same guy that was denied communion for supporting Obama? Good grief!!

Posted by: David | Sep 19, 2008 7:51:52 PM

If Obama's going to play the "I'm faithful" card again, he needs to say exactly what his positions are on the various issues in no uncertain terms. Just sounding "faithful" comes across as just sounding phony. Remember the Saddleback debacle? In other words, quit trying to woo the anti-choice and anti-gay rights crowd. They're a lost cause.

Posted by: Jon | Sep 19, 2008 8:30:07 PM

You know that Obama has come out against Prop 8, right?

Posted by: Theo | Sep 21, 2008 11:14:22 PM

Theo: I think most are aware who read this site are aware of Obama's Prop 8 stance and gay record in general. That doesn't negate his capacity for making a misstep. Many will certainly consider this to be a misstep.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 22, 2008 5:19:30 AM

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