A recent appointee of President Barack Obama could reflect his administration's desire to promote its agenda in the faith community.
Obama has appointed a 54-year-old man who lives as a woman to serve on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships — a body that influences grants to religious organizations and churches that operate social programs. He identifies as Barbara Satin.
Peter LaBarbera, the head of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says that Obama’s promotion of the LGBT agenda reflects much more than just a push for so-called “tolerance.”
Obama is obsessed with promoting homosexualism and now transsexuality,” LaBarbera told OneNewsNow. “He's engaged in a war on normal for the last eight years, and it looks like he's trying to do as much as he can to promote sexual and gender perversions as he can before he leaves office.
Many critics have speculated that the president is wanting to use the position on the Advisory Council to influence the church, which LaBarbera says fits with Obama's agenda.
“He takes something that was actually designed to promote religious freedom and respect for religion and he subverts it by putting in a transgender activist from a liberal church who is at odds with the God of the universe,” the conservative leader explained. “God made male and female. He didn't make males to become females so the idea of transgender Christianity is absurd.”
LaBarbera then gave a very simple message that he contends need to be sent to the White House.
“The reality is men make bad women and women make bad men, but that's a little too complicated, apparently, for Barack Obama to understand,” LaBarbera asserted.
Taking ‘transgenderism’ to the schools
Another conservative leader contends that schools are only the first stop for transgenders who want to use facilities opposite their born gender — stressing that this is not enough to satisfy LGBT activists.
The Obama administration notified all schools on an advisory basis that boys who think of themselves as girls must be allowed to visit and use the girls' rooms, or suffer possible lawsuits and loss of federal funding. Proponents call this a civil right.
Emery McClendon of Project 21 argues that so-called “LGBT rights” are a misnomer.
“[Activists are using civil rights] as a crutch in order to get it passed through and to get a mindset in people's ideology and thinking that it's something that discriminates against a certain group of people,” McClendon explained to OneNewsNow. “However, it does not equate one iota with the civil rights issue because this is a chosen and learned behavior, and it doesn't equate with skin color or gender or anything like that.”
President Obama argues that the policy will protect the dignity of transgender children, but McClendon hopes the president will rethink his statement — because it does not grant the troubled children a civil right:
“It is not an issue that grants kids any kind of a stature that's going to elevate them, but it'll degrade them because it's going to cause fear and havoc in our school restrooms but on our sports teams, our field trips and any other means that they do use this as an excuse in order to have their way, this small minority or group of people,” he expressed.
McClendon also says that if Congress or the courts do not reverse the policy, it will then spread to businesses — and after that, perhaps churches are next.