What Would Jesus Do?

Barack Obama Talks Gay Marriage With CBN

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sat down the Pat “Rudy Lover” Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network last week to talk about two controversial political issues” abortion and gay marriage.

Obama says that he understands abortion is a moral issue, but trusts women to be responsible, a responsibility learned through all-encompassing sex education. With regard to gay marriage, Obama says, “My belief is that a public official, my role is to make sure everybody is treated fairly and everybody has equal rights. I know that sometimes in this debate there is talk about,

Well, we don’t meaning gays and lesbians equal rights, but not special rights. “Well, the fact is that right now many gay couples, for example, can’t visit each other in the hospital. And when I sit down and read scripture, I think, “How would Jesus feel about somebody not being able to visit somebody they love when they’re sick?” I conclude that that is something that is important. Certainly as a public official, it’s important for me to make sure that those basic rights, that basic equality is available. On these issues, I think we can disagree respectfully…My hope is – I understand there are gonna be some people who can’t vote for me because of a couple of these positions. I just want them to know that there are not issues that I take lightly…

And, of course, he must know that many of CBN’s viewers don’t take him lightly, if you know what we mean…

Obama also told a San Fransisco rally that when he’s president he will protect America’s gay “brothers and sisters”. [Queer comments start around 9:16 mark.]