Friday, January 23, 2009

On Day One right wing slams agenda

(By Page One Q)

Still reeling from a decisive loss in the fall elections and showing little desire to work in a bipartisan way, conservative organizations have begun to criticize descriptions of President Barack Obama's civil rights agenda on

In the same style as when President George W. Bush took office, the new President's website was put online shortly after his swearing in ceremony on the National Mall.

The agenda under the topic "Civil Rights" has an extensive outline of the new President's views on a number of matters affecting the LGBT community.

"President Obama is no friend of family values, and that is made perfectly clear on the White House Web site," said Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst at Focus on the Family Action. "This is the most bold and comprehensive pro-homosexual, abortion-friendly administration agenda we’ve ever seen." Expressing a desire to knock down separation of church and state Horne added "this is no time for Christians to remain silent."

World Net Daily columnist Bob Unruh criticized President Obama for his outlining of the civil rights agenda on the White House site. Unruh made specific references to items focused on equality for LGBT Americans.

Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, issued a call to the organization members to write the White House about their views. "I also oppose your effort to give special rights to a group of people based on their practicing of perverted sex. Your comparing perverted sexual behavior with the color of one’s skin is very offensive," said the organization's pre-completed online form.

No comments: