In much the same way, though Obama is heterosexual, he is in synch with what it means to be an outsider, to be mistrusted—even hated—for somethinghe has no control over. I do not know how orchestrated this was; and I do not know how calculated it is. So let me simply say: I think of all the gay kids out there who now know they have their president on their side. I think of Maurice Sendak, who just died, whose decades-long relationship was never given the respect it deserved. I think of the centuries and decades in which gay people found it impossible to believe that marriage and inclusion in their own families was possible for them, so crushed were they by the weight of social and religious pressure.
Newsweek: Obama 'The First Gay President' (PHOTO)
Newsweek: Obama 'First Gay President' | Breitbart
Newsweek magazine's latest cover proclaims Barack Obama the 'first gay president'. He'd rather focus on the economy than his controversial new support for same-sex marriage. But that's a tough issue for him, as recent polls show. May 13,
Newsweek Cover: Obama ‘First Gay President’
At least, that's what it will say on the cover of magazine's May 21 issue, which is available on iPad today and will be on newsstands Monday. The cover shows a close-up portrait of the president with a rainbow-colored halo over his head, the colors referencing symbols adopted by the LGBT movement. The cover advertises an upcoming piece by Newsweek writer Andrew Sullivan in support of Obama's record with the gay community.
The most surprising quote comes from Walter Brueggemann, who can fairly be described as the dean of Old Testament studies in this country. When asked about same-sex marriage, he says, well, let me give you the lead up: --The great Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, emeritus professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, quotes the apostle Paul when he looks for biblical support of gay marriage: "There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ. Read the rest of the article, entitled "Our Mutual Joy" here. And once again, when commenting, remember the dictates of charity.