It seems that President Obama has just recently declared this month to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” Such proclamations and celebrations of the gay lifestyle go beyond mere tolerance of the lifestyle and onto promotion and endorsement of it. For the government, though actions by the President, to proclaim pride in a lifestyle amounts to an embrace of such a lifestyle, not merely tolerance of it.
I wrote in more detail on this subject in a previous column on a local gay pride issue. Here are a couple of important quotes from it:
For many, the homosexual lifestyle is either sinful, unhealthy or both. To demand they promote that lifestyle is a violation of both their freedoms of conscience and religion.
As many gay activists would say, what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is none of government’s business. And that’s exactly the reason why government should not be in the business of promoting it.
In short, government has no right endorsing a lifestyle on behalf of citizens who do not approve of it.