Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about over the last week.
'An Agenda of Perversion'
This week political advocacy groups were particularly unhappy with how President Obama celebrated "Gay Pride Month."
Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins said Obama's "allegiance is not to the majority of Americans. Despite natural and national crises, this administration has consistently put an agenda of perversion ahead of the real business at hand."
The latest controversy began when the president issued a Father's Day proclamation that included the following sentence: "Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step-father, a grandfather, or caring guardian."
It was the inclusion of "two fathers" in this list of families that sparked criticism. Tom Minnery of CitizenLink said that by including "two fathers," the President approved of "motherless-ness." A similar inclusion of "two mothers" in a Mother's Day proclamation, he said, showed approval for "fatherless-ness."
"The man has come out in favor of fatherless-ness and motherless-ness," said Minnery. "A kid needs a mom and a dad, or at least a chance at a mom or a dad. But a federal government policy ever says that two fathers is just as good as a mother and a father or two mothers is a just as good as a mother and a father that will contribute to the corrosion of what we understand as family."
When asked in the comments section of a blog post about other motherless families mentioned in the proclamation, CitizenLink's Jenny Tyree said "the difference between a 'two-father' co-parent situation and all the others … is that a two ...