On Wednesday, under pressure from vice-president Israel-Firster Joe Biden and Jewish groups supporting Democratic Party – Barack Obama reversed his long-standing opposition to same-sex marriage. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, said that he personally supports same sex marriage.
“You know, we (Obama and Michelle) are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated,” said Obama.
Sen. Richard Madaleno, a gay and Israel-Firster Democrat from Montgomery County, commented on Obama’s statement: “Clearly the president is going to be at the top of the ticket, and having his endorsement for the issue, I think, makes it a lot easier for many Democratic voters to support the cause“.
Israeli ambassador Michael Oren was a keynote speaker at the 20th anniversary celebration of gay and lesbian (LGBT) event in Philadelphia last week. Oren used the conference to repeat Israel hasbara lies about Israel’s great tolerance toward the LGBT community based on the recent survey which put Tel Aviv as the top gay and lesbian travel destination. A world-wide survey by GayCities.com and American Airlines, 43% LGBT voted for Tel Aviv, followed by New York (14%), Toronto (7%), Sao Paulo (6%), Madrid and London (5% each) and New Orleans and Mexico city (4% each).
Oren also invoked the lie that LGBT communities are less fortunate in the US and especially in the Muslim world where they’re executed.
Professor Cathrine Franke, Director of Gender and Sexuality Centre at Columbia Law School boycotted the event for choosing hasbara specialist Michael Oren. “It is one thing to express our solidarity with gay and lesbians in another country such as Israel, it’s quite another to become pawns in that country’s foreign policy strategy,” said Franke.
Last month, LGBT Rights in Israel/Palestine accused the Zionist regime of “pinkwashing” and committing crimes of discrimination against the homosexual population in Israel. Since 2000 Shin Bet, the Israeli security service, has had a policy of blackmailing Palestinians who are gay or who are perceived to be gay and threatening to out them unless they become informants against their own people.
American pastor Ted Pike claimed in July 2010 that when it comes to gay and lesbian rights, Jews have always in the front rows. It’s not that they’re commanded by the Old Testament to do that, but because “they are driven by militant Judaism to breakdown Christian civilization so total Jewish control can be achieved“.
Jewish Bible (Deuteronomy 23:17, I Kings 14:24, I Kings 22:46, Leviticus 18:19-23 and Leviticus 20:10-16 and II Kings 23:7) forbids sex among the same genders. St. Paul in the New Testament (Romans 1:26-2:1, I Corinthians 6:9-11, and I Timothy 1:10) also gave similar message. Since both Jesus and St. Paul never married to women – many Jewish writers have called them homosexual.
Many Christians have claimed that movies like Corpus Christi, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Last Temptation of Christ, The Davinci Code, etc. portray Jesus as gay.