At the National Prayer breakfast this morning President Obama made some comments on The Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill.
“We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are — whether it’s here in the United States or … more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda,”
This was in response to the Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill that would put punishments on gays, lesbians, and transgendered people. The punishments range from life imprisonment to death for those that practice that kind of lifestyle. This bill which was being pushed by The Family. The Family aka The Fellowship aka The Foundation is a secretive group for politicians and other high-ranking officials to go around and practice their Bible studies and general god talk. They’re members include,Rep. John Ensign and former Gov. Mark Sanford.
The best part of this however is that President Obama made these remarks at The Family’s sponsored event, The National Prayer Breakfast. I really was disappointed that the President was actually going to attend the event, however this makes it a little better. I still think that him going constitutes a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. How is going to a Christian Prayer service, while bringing other heads of state, not saying that “Hey yeah the government likes this religion”?
Hopefully next year will be different and Mr. Obama will stay back and start to distance himself from events like these, or at least maybe attend a Secular Humanist Breakfast?