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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Issue 457   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 457  

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PRESS RELEASE: Pastors Respond to Obama's "Coming Out"
PRESS RELEASE: Pastors Respond to Obama's "Coming Out"
President's support for same sex marriage brings disappointment but not surprise

May 9, 2012


For Immediate Release


Contact: Dave Welch



Obama finally “coming out  of the closet” declare Texas pastors


Houston, TX – A coalition of pastors representing a wide scope of ethnic and denominational diversity responded to President Obama’s statements today in support of same sex marriage with disappointment, but were not surprised.


“President Obama, on his campaign website, extols 41 actions he has taken as President of the United States in pointing out “all of the steps President Obama has taken for LGBT equality since taking office.”[1]  The public endorsement of same sex "marriage" by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this week simply forced his hand to come out of the closet and be honest that he is in fact for same sex ‘marriage’,” stated Dave Welch on behalf of the Texas Pastor Council.


“From ordering the Justice Department to abandon its constitutional duty to defend the Defense of Marriage Act to repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and sexualizing our military, President Obama has not been shy about his extreme positions in support of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, etc. agenda,” Welch continued. “It was only a small step for him to simply be honest and truthful that he opposes marriage as remaining only between one man and one woman as the American people continue to affirm as the historic and only definition of this vital institution.”


Welch also asserted that pastors of every color and denomination are rising up to defend traditional marriage with the understanding that as goes marriage, so goes the family and so goes the nation. “When marriage is everything, marriage is nothing.  Obama and his radical allies of the sexual diversity agenda cannot redefine marriage, they can only undefine it and destroy it.  Our prayer and commitment is that the people of this nation will continue to make it clear that we will not allow enemies of God and His design of marriage and family to destroy it on our watch.President Obama today not only came out against marriage, he came out against God.”


"Children deserve a married mother and father since both bring vital strengths to their nurturing, protecting, providing and rearing.  If President Obama cannot discern that simple truth he is proven to be unfit to hold the highest office in the land," Welch concluded.


The Texas Pastor Council is an inter-racial, inter-denominational coalition of pastors throughout the state with local councils in multiple cities from El Paso Beaumont.  The organization is based in Houston.


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