The Torch Leadership Foundation's Cross in Culture Podcast #16
While most in the media were either criticizing or mocking Brian Williams and his lying about events that did not happen to him during his reporting for NBC Nightly News, David Axelrod, former adviser, friend, and campaign strategist for President Obama, revealed that the president told several lies of his own regarding his views on homosexual marriage.
Most of us are familiar with the storyline that from the 2008 campaign up until his announcement in 2012 that he fully supported same-sex marriage, President Obama had been "evolving" on the issue. However, in his new book, Believer, Axelrod says that that is not true. He states candidly that President Obama has always fully supported legalizing homosexual marriage. However, it was Axelrod who advised him to hold back on stating that view publicly, and one reason was because ‘opposition to homosexual marriage was particularly strong in the black church.’ Basically, President Obama lied about his true beliefs in order to get more Christian people to vote for him.
This means that the following statements from Obama -- which many Christians clung to in order to justify voting for him -- were false. In other words, millions were deceived.
In 2004, during his Illinois Senate race, Obama said: "What I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman when they get married are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting."
During that same campaign, he told reporters, "The term ‘marriage’ itself has strong religious roots and a strong tradition that means something special to people in this country."
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