FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindy Roberts
February 23, 2011
AFA Obama was lying about opposition to homosexual marriage
President Obama today directed attorney general Eric Holder to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed into law in 1996 by then- president Bill Clinton. DOMA defines marriage under federal law as the union of one man and one woman. In the wake of President Obama’s decision, American Family Association president Tim Wildmon issued the following statement:
“As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama said he was against homosexual marriage. Many people at the time suspected he was intentionally being dishonest for political expediency, because he thought it would hurt his chances to beat John McCain if he said he was in favor of homosexual marriage. Now the truth is out. He was lying.
“This sets a dangerous precedent when a president decides which federal laws his administration will defend and which they will not. In essence, this changes our government from the rule of law to the rule of one man who decides himself which laws he will enforce and which he will not.
“The Constitution explicitly directs the president, in Article II, Section 3, to ‘take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’ President Obama took a sacred oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and he’s not doing it. He’s subverting the Constitution rather than upholding it. He is in clear violation of his oath of office.”