Michelle Obama gave a stirring and powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. She recalled a heart-warming love story between herself and the President. She talked about some of the values that mean the most to me and many Americans—family and hard work. She ended with, “God Bless America”. I loved her speech.
From all appearances, the Obama’s family is very much like my own—a family consisting of a committed husband and wife with children born within the bonds of matrimony. The Obama family and my own family both value hard work and education. We love and teach our children and serve in the community. But there are some very real differences in what we believe and accept—differences large enough to make me question the sincerity of Mrs. Obama’s speech.
This week at the very same convention, the Democratic Party officially added abortion and gay marriage to their platform. They nearly threw out all references to God. President Obama has been very clear about his support of abortion and gay marriage both at home and abroad. The President consistently supports laws that are very anti-family. He claims to be religious, yet he makes laws that destroy religious freedom.
I relate to what Mrs. Obama said in her speech. But, I cannot agree that it is a “right” to kill one’s unborn child. I do not agree that gay marriage is about love and equality. I do not agree that all types of families and everyone’s sexual choices are equal. I firmly believe that a successful society and nation is built in the homes of the people—homes that consist of faithful husbands and wives who together care for their children. I will give my support to the candidate that makes and supports laws and policies that protect the family, religion, and freedom.