Just the other night I watched FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, a documentary about Christian families with gay children. It was quite nice and hit a few heartstrings. The most interesting parts were about what The Bible actually says about homosexuality and how little there really is that is against it – when read in the context of the time it was written.
Anyway, mostly it was about some Christians not understanding homosexuality and not learning about it until they had a child who was gay. In the end all of the families opened themselves up to their children and some went so far as to become activists for gay rights.
So when I came across the above video of Barack talking about the same issues as For The Bible Tells Me So I thought that was pretty great and nice to see a leader who could retain their faith and views while being progressive. Obviously the problem isn’t in religion itself, it’s in blind faith.
I don’t claim that Obama is better than Hillary, or vice versa, but it’s nice to hear this rather than “I’m a Christian, and The Bible says homosexuality is wrong”.