The People's House
I get it, Gays are dancing in the street. I get it, the President (who used to define marriage as between a man a woman) has gained a victory for progressives. I get it, that President holds a press conference to gloat over the Supreme Courts decision. I get it. But when did the White House become a bill board for political bias. I am sure the President wanted the 1.6% gay population to feel that the White House is a welcome place for them, but to flaunt this with rainbow colored lights is offensive.
The White House is the People's House for all of America, not just a few. I suppose that gays have felt disenfranchised because of this divisive topic, but access to the White House has never been denied to them. In fact openly gay politicians and average citizens have come to the White House for years.
Coloring the White House with rainbow lights was as divisive a gesture that could ever have happened in this presidency. President Obama said he was going be a uniter, but this act was shameful and offensive to the millions of Americans who oppose the High Courts decision. It marks an intention that if you do not agree with same sex marriage or the gay agenda you are not welcome in the People's house.
LGBT supporters will say that they have felt alienated and unaccepted in the White House and that the People's House wasn't open to them, but that isn't true. Even under Presidents (Clinton being one of them) who believed marriage was between men and women, gays were welcomed, and the presidents didn't flaunt their political bias. There were no IDs to check gender affiliation.
Michelle Obama said, "This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can."
Yet, When heckled (an inappropriate act) the President said it was his house, and had the person removed. Yes, he is living there, but it isn't his house. He wasn't paying for the food. He didn't foot the bill for the waiters or guards, and some times people act poorly in their own homes, the People's House. I think President Obama is confused, he is only temporary. It isn't his house.
I haven't had the priveldge to visit the People's House. Maybe someday I will get to go and experience the history. But for now the colored the lights are off and the country will move on. The battle is now in the states. We'll see if there is really any backbone in the conservative congress. Don't be deceived, until there is a change in the White House it will only be for those who agree with the President. But than again maybe that is true for every President.
That's enough of my rant. I'm just saying...