Graphic: Newsweek’s Gay Halo Obama
Newsweek declares, “President Obama is The First Gay President” after Obama announced his support for Gay Marriage. Romney declared that he believes marriage is between one man and one woman.
With one little photo shop gay halo, Newsweek has managed to offend just about everyone in the US except perhaps the 1% US gay community.* Perhaps Newsweek’s Gay Halo Obama has offended some of the gay community too. Not only is Obama our Savior, but as Newsweek graphically displays, he is also our Gay Savior. Salvation comes in the form of a recently declared gay president.
Newsweek, I have a news alert for you, Obama is neither our savior nor is he gay.
The absurdity is that Newsweek puts the Gay Halo Obama, a heterosexual, father of 2 young girls on it’s cover. The message it sends conflicts with all major religions in the United States. By embracing one community he is offending the larger religious community. I agree with Mitt, “People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology.”
Why would Obama do this? Sure he is trying to appeal to liberals, but he already has that group on board. No help there. As for the black community, he may have hurt himself since many blacks are religious. So why would Obama take such a gamble this time when he was successful at not being gay last election? Well Andrew Sullivan sums it up rather nicely here:
‘He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,’ The Daily Beast blogger, Andrew Sullivan wrote, describing the similarities between Mr Obama and the gay community.
Photo: Little guy Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan with his husband.
What about the other 99% of us? What do we have to reconcile with our God (or no God) and our Enlightened leader god?
Newsweek is not news. It’s politics of the worst kind, a one sided propaganda machine. Fact is, the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties can be afforded to gay couples in many states.
This is a state decision not a federal one. And the financially troubled Newsweek is only trying to help Obama distract voters from the true problems in America, namely the economy. In acuality the financially troubled liberal Newsweek rag hurt the financially troubled presidency with it’s absurdly outrageous Gay Halo Obama cover. And all I can say is …. Thanks Newsweek!
* The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau found that homosexual couples constitute less than 1% of American households.