On Sunday, Sen. Barack Obama told a crowd of supporters that he thought the Sermon on the Mount demands that he, as a Christian, support the state recognition of same-sex unions. As far as I know, he hasn’t appealed to any of Jesus’ teachings to support his position on embryo destruction, abortion on demand, partial birth abortion, or born-alive abortion. (Hint: Obama is bad on all of these issues.)
A friend of mine—-a senior at Princeton University and 2008 Rhodes Scholar—-has published an open letter to Sen. Obama on NRO today. Here is his ending:
Can we provide every member of the human family equal protection under the law? Your record as a legislator gives a resounding answer: No, we can’t. That is the answer the Confederacy gave the Union, the answer segregationists gave young children, the answer a complacent bus driver once gave a defiant Rosa Parks. But a different answer brought your father from Kenya so many years ago; a different answer brought my family from Egypt some years later. Now is your chance, Senator Obama, to make good on the spontaneous slogan of your campaign, to adopt the more American and more humane answer to the question of whether we can secure liberty and justice for all: Yes, we can.
Read the entire letter.