View Full Version : Obama Draws Fire from Both Sides for Planned Speech to Homosexual Activist Group

10-08-2009, 01:40 PM
Thursday, October 08, 2009
By Christopher Neefus

(CNSNews.com) – This weekend, President Obama will become the first president in history to leave the White House to attend an awards ceremony and fundraiser held by a homosexual activist group.

Obama is slated to speak to members of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Saturday evening at the Washington Convention Center, where the group will hand out the first-ever Edward M. Kennedy National Leadership Award in honor of the late liberal senator’s support for the gay agenda.

“We are honored to share this night with President Obama, who has called upon our nation to embrace LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered) people as brothers and sisters,” HRC President Joe Solomonese said in a statement.

Obama is only the second president to address homosexual activists -- and the first to do so outside the White House.

A decade ago, President Clinton drew howls of protest from conservative groups after he invited HRC and other gay activist groups to the White House when he proclaimed June 1999 “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.”

But Saturday’s appearance by Obama has sparked criticism from both ends of the same-sex marriage debate.

Some homosexual groups say Obama has not lived up to his campaign promises to CONTINUED . . . . (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/55147)