I have been reading over some of the Civil Rights agenda at www.WhiteHouse.gov. None of it is really surprising, but it is rather disturbing. Some quotes:
Expand Hate Crimes Statutes: President Obama and Vice President Biden will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation, expand hate crimes protection by passing the Matthew Shepard Act, and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section.
This one is capable of bringing real persecution on the Church. Are we ready? (If you don't believe me read Janet Folger's Criminalization of Christianity or any other source about what happens when such laws have been passed in other countries.)
Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples: President Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples. Obama also believes we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions. These rights and benefits include the right to assist a loved one in times of emergency, the right to equal health insurance and other employment benefits, and property rights.
So much for the will of the people or the rule of law. How often are the people going to have to say, "We don't want this."
Expand Adoption Rights: President Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that a child will benefit from a healthy and loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.
I feel so sorry for the poor kids that will be effected by this should it go through. God intended for kids to have a mom and a dad.
Promote AIDS Prevention: In the first year of his presidency, President Obama will develop and begin to implement a comprehensive national HIV/AIDS strategy that includes all federal agencies.
OK, Mr. President. Here is a plan for you that will actually work. Promote abstinence outside of marriage and monogamy inside marriage. That is the most fool-proof way to not get HIV/AIDS.
And under the Women part of the agenda we have these tidbits:
Supports a Woman's Right to Choose: President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Administration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.
Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: President Obama was an original co-sponsor of legislation to expand access to contraception, health information, and preventive services to help reduce unintended pregnancies. Introduced in January 2007, the Prevention First Act will increase funding for family planning and comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and safe sex methods. The Act will also end insurance discrimination against contraception, improve awareness about emergency contraception, and provide compassionate assistance to rape victims.
The first part is no surprise. Pres. Obama was against banning partial-birth abortions for goodness sake. Comprehensive sex education is one of the many reasons that my kids will not be attending gov. schools. The "discrimination against contraception" makes me wonder if he means to force companies to pay for abortions and morning after pills, etc.
Expanding Early Childhood Education: President Obama has been a champion of early childhood education since his years in the Illinois legislature, where he led the effort to create the Illinois Early Learning Council. He introduced a comprehensive "Zero to Five" plan to provide critical support to young children and their parents by investing $10 billion per year to create: Early Learning Challenge Grants to stimulate and help fund state "zero to five" efforts; quadruple the number of eligible children for Early Head Start, increase Head Start funding, and improve quality for both; work to ensure all children have access to pre-school; provide affordable and high-quality child care that will promote child development and ease the burden on working families; and create a Presidential Early Learning Council to increase collaboration and program coordination across federal, state, and local levels.
People, please don't hand your babies over to the State to be raised. Watch out for "zero to five" education to become compulsory like K-12. The earlier the gov. can get your kids the easier time they will have in transforming them into their likeness.