Last week President Obama and Vice President Biden both marked the “International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia” by making silly, condescending statements. Lost amidst the hoopla were the implications of the statement made by VP Biden, who seemingly argued that the “rights” of homosexuals were being violated by the simple fact that Christianity continues to exist. In fact, the VP argued that liberals would not rest until they put an end to the “hatred” of “religious condemnation” toward deviant sexuality.
Yes, folks. Today in America, the simple fact that we Christians exist means that gays rights are being “violated.”
My father taught me the simple notion that everyone, everywhere is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. When it comes to LGBT people, that simple proposition has been painfully difficult to accomplish over the years. But in the last decade, thanks to the astounding bravery of the LGBT community and those who have championed their cause, the United States has made remarkable progress toward the ultimate goal of equality in law and in life. Our progress remains incomplete, but the momentum has shifted in the right direction.