Newsweek Calls Obama ‘The First Gay President’: Really?…..Really?

Just when you think you can’t be surprised or disgusted any more, you get proven wrong. These days it’s not tabloids or nickle and dime shock websites but what used to be known as credible media outlets spewed ridiculousness and inflammatory headlines. Following Obama’s supportive stance on Gay Marriage rights, we get Newsweek writer Andrew Sullivan saying this.

It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics. Andrew Sullivan argues that this announcement has been in the making for years. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes.

Within the passage above you see the position more clearly expressed to the actual make a valid point. Why the need was felt to run with such a amateurish gimmick of a headline is beyond me but hey were talking about it so I guess the mission was accomplished.