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Obama Shoving Transgenderism in the faces of People of Faith

Updated on May 23, 2016
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When he's not writing poetry or political articles, Ralph fills his time by researching various topics that are influencing society today.

A man dressed up in women's clothes who calls himself Barbara
A man dressed up in women's clothes who calls himself Barbara

President Obama is no longer trying to hide his contempt and disdain for people of faith, or their belief system. He's come across as anti-Christain in the past with his support of the Muslim community first and foremost; many believe his upbringing in a Muslim school has a permanent and lasting effect on his thought process. He's also come across as a government-first, everything else last President, using the bully pulpit to its fullest extent to control social issues. He is an avid divider often weighing in on local events to create negative stereotypes and to pit white Americans against black Americans unnecessarily. Yet, his latest appointment will certainly rise right up to the top of the ire list with people of faith, regardless of their age, race, or religion.

Transgender Person To Advisory Faith Council

Barbara Satin, a man who dresses like a woman was just named to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Satin, is by all accounts an example of everything that goes against faith and religion. An internet search shows nothing of the man's past and only the false glorification made by LGBT sites about him cross-dressing and supporting numerous organizations. It seems odd that this man's past has been erased from the world, even his name is unsearchable. The only things easily found are his transgender statements, his transgender pictures, and his transgender lifestyle. America is being forced to accept a person who lives a lie. A falsehood which should be nothing more than amazing to people of faith; what will be next from this President in anyone's guess. Maybe a pedophile will be put in charge of the school lunch program or a convicted rapists in charge of women's issues.

History

The history of this man is truly sad and its tragic that no identified his muted cries for help along the way. Early in life he spent two years away from home as a young teenage seminarian, no doubt being exposed to many things for the first time. Yet, a life in the priesthood wasn't possible because of his wishes to dress like a woman. After high school, he studied at a local Catholic college, focusing first on philosophy, before graduating with a degree in sociology. After college, he received a commission as an officer in the U. S. Air Force, but was given a medical discharge for what has been called a kidney infection. I've been unable to find any military protocol which would lead to a discharge from such a simple medical issue and can only assume the military found him out as a cross-dresser on his mental health evaluation and used that as cover for both of them.

He returned to St. Paul, where he fell in love with and married a woman. After three children, and a successful career this man was still crying our for help with no one to hear him. While issues of gender identity were present throughout these years, he was committed to the responsibilities of raising a family as well as being a successful provider. At age 54, he took early retirement and then began to transition. Despite the teachings of the church and their clarity, he tried to convince himself that what he was feeling was normal and somehow a gift from God. He walked out on his family and turned to a life of cross-dressing, left the church of which he had a high standing and started referring to himself as a woman with a woman's name.

This is a MAN - Sorry, but truth is truth
This is a MAN - Sorry, but truth is truth

Part of the Press Release

A Press Release which lauds this fraud as someone worthy of praise is the most troubling part of the entire thing.

"Barbara Satin is the Assistant Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s Executive Council as its first openly transgender member. Ms. Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. She served on the Board of Directors for OutFront Minnesota from 2001 to 2008 and has served as Chair of GLBT Generations since 1999. She has also served on the Board of Directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing social justice in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, since 2013."

Most readers will notice how many times the pronoun she is used to describe this man. All of the organizations this man was involved with are clearly homosexual based organizations, which as an act is considered against every known religion. Even though some religions are starting to make rule changes to admit homosexuals and their wallets to their flocks; yes, I said it, their wallets. The churches of this country roll over very easily to admit people who can provided funding and guarantee their existance. Even though all holy books have negative things to say about the behavior, it's ignored as long as you are paying; almost like a bribe. How does the United Church of Christ even justify having this man as a member of their congregation?

Summary

The reality of this shows that President Obama and his party do not care about America as a nation. They care about destroying the foundations of Religion, Morality, and Family. When these three pillars are gone, then government can assume total control over everyone's lives. As long as God/religion exists, people have a higher power to answer to and that just isn't working for the Democrats. What is sad is that the outrage will continue, but nothing will occur to reverse the course until we get a new President. And even then, reversing it will be met with the army of Alinsky trained activists who shout out slogans of racism, biasedness, and the like. We need to stop being afraid of the political correctness police and exercise some common sense again, before its too late.

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  • jonnycomelately profile image

    Alan 

    20 months ago from Tasmania

    To you too, Paula. Trusting life continues to be uplifting and "lively" for you and yours.

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    Paula 

    20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    jonny....nice to see you after a long absence. In fact I can and do agree that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." ...Barbara may not be a "looker" but of course may be a real sweetheart. Point well taken.

    I've come to believe what we don't understand, we can at least try to tolerate until we're able to learn more. By learning more, I mean the often profound "lessons" we learn, simply going through our life interacting with people.

    It can be liberating to discover that we really don't have to cling to ideas and beliefs force-fed us by outside influence~~& we won't live in fear or self-destruct. We can see with our own eyes & discern with our own brains. I think perhaps it's like moving from the black of night into the sun. The 4 words we need to memorize are "I could be wrong.".....BTW, Happy New Year. Smile. :)

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    Alan 

    20 months ago from Tasmania

    @Paula (fpherj48)

    Many an "ugly old man or woman" is a walking, loving and loveable angel in disguise, I guess you will agree, having read several of your hubs. You have my respect regardless of any differences of opinin we might have.

    For me, real ugliness resides in people who create and spread intollerant and hateful, excreta-like garbage. And you know whom I refer to.

    So you right......any argument with him would be a complete waste of time.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    20 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    The Bradley Manning pardon is just another example of Obama trying to get in the last word on the debate over this topic. Men and be women, and women can't be men, no more than my cat can become a dog. Let the medical community decide...oh wait, they already have and they concur, men can't be women and women can't be men.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    20 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I was at work writing my tribute to Barry O

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    Paula 

    20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Well, I'll be damned. I just read this hub again and the entire thread of your argument with jonny....only to see that 8 weeks ago I commented! Looks like I may be the one who needs mental help! I don't remember a lot of daily activities because we have a tendency to sleep-walk through most of our rudimentary days & nights....but forgetting I read this only 8 weeks ago? This is not a good thing.

    I guess I can blame all my issues on "election aftermath?"

    Mainly, I can't believe I would forget that woman (man) "Barbara's" photo. This is not a comment about her/his transgenderism.....She's just plain old UGLY~man or woman. Yikes! LOL

    I can't seem to keep the different terms straight. I need to look them up again. I was under the belief that a biological man who merely "dresses" as a woman is referred to as a transvestite. Isn't transgender reserved for a man or woman who identifies as the opposite sex and actually has all the surgery and treatments?

    In any case, I will say in all sincerity, It took me a while and a whole lot of study & research to come to the realization that for the sake of peace & harmony, I need to keep my opinions to myself so as not to infuriate one side or the other. I like to pick my battles. As I age, I've found there are just some things not worth me discussing in mixed circles. Once in a while I like to have an entirely peaceful day. Did you watch the Inauguration? Pretty awesome.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    22 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thank you, as always.

    Remember that I am a Gypsy, which makes the head thingy a natural.

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    Paula 

    22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Ralph......I actually thought that THING on your head was a baseball cap worn backwards!! LOL. That's all I wanted to say. I don't need anymore argument nor disagreement in my life. I'm in post-election healing mode. Still pinching myself. I was so scared for so long. Very relieved it's over.

    I will say only this much: I am in the Mental health field and as it stands currently, transvestites & transgenders, when presented for treatment, are made aware they are subject to treatment of a mental disorder. As with many diagnoses, this may be altered in the future, but for now, it stands as it does. Really not worth an argument.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    Gypsies also went to the gas ovens. Prejudice throughout history.

    We need to fight it, in ourselves and where ever we see it in the wider world, because it is evil and it costs innocent lives.

    Good bye. Have a good day.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Nah...just messing with you on that one....

    It's a headscarf - Russian Gypsy.....

    I'm burying the hatchet on this topic - never going to see eye to eye and I'm not interested in arguing about it any more

    Я выдохся

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    I realise there are others who wear a skull cap. Sorry if my presumption offended you. Is that indication another prejudice? Do you feel offended?

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    You can be a common-sense denier all you want. You gloss over the facts and go straight to typical Liberal tactics - attach my words to Nazism, call me prejudiced for speaking the truth, and preaching to me about how terrible I am.

    1. Transgerndism is a mental disorder

    2. Sex change is biologically impossible

    3. Suicide rate is 20x regular people

    4. 80% of children who have feelings of being the opposite sex will go away naturally...that is unless coached by adult trannies to make them think they are OK to feel that way

    It's not a kippah - are you calling me a Jew ? If not, then speak plainly about what you are calling me - (sounds like you have a pretty stereotypical way of thinking)

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    Sir, you are not applying common sense. You are applying your own set of prejudices and trying to justify those with what YOU regard as "common sense."

    Nazism applied its prejudices and acted those out in trying to establish its own ideas of perfection. It used a section of society on which to hang the blame. Since you wear a kippah, I guess you know much more about that than I do.

    Yet, the usual path of prejudice is to cast aside any consideration of humanity and deeper understanding, promoting bitterness and ultimately hatred. Then it's easy to wash your hands of it and blame others for the hatred.

    Try examining your own motives.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Please read up on this issue before posing the "prove it" scenario

    The facts remain of the unnaturally high mortality rates found in this group - it's part of the mental disorder, not because of anything else. Suicide is a subject everyone is always trying to attach blame to - so and so made me do it.....facts are facts - people who take their own life make a conscious choice to do it and the only fault is their own.

    Promoting mental illness is what is happening. Do we cheer when people have cancer? Is there legislation demanding pyromaniacs have more access to flammable materials? Seriously - I don't need a "book of rules" to apply common sense to the situation at hand.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    You are dead right I cannot accept that you are right and I am wrong.

    To start with, which book of rules are you using in order to determine that you are right? Is it a book which you have written to suit your own bias?

    If there is a high level of suicide amongst cross-dressers, maybe it's because of prejudice coming from people like yourself. Such prejudice can only enhance loneliness and rejection. If you are indeed a person of faith, where and how does that influence your treatment of others?

    I guess you are not going to answer this question. so I will leave and unfollow you. Just be aware of the enormous damage you do in this world by having such bigoted and vindictive attitudes....and I hope you get inspiration to change your attitude accordingly.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Yawn...you're boring and I'm not interested in debating with you anymore. You can't accept the fact that I'm right and you're wrong.

    I'm neither angry nor have I found myself in a pit of any sort.

    You're free to express your flamboyance as you choose. Unless you are prepared to bring facts to your next post, then just stop. I just finished reading a piece on the extreme high level of suicide amongst cross-dressers...sad. The level of drug addiction....sad. The unnecessary depression that they spread just by being around.

    When you are ready to deal with the facts...not your version of them or your proclamations, come back.

    What do we do with mental patients....we treat them....not by propping up their fantasies but real treatment programs.....

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    Keep going. You can only dig your pit heated anger deeper.

    What is it really that your Puritan-like mind finds so difficult to face? If their is anyone seemingly in need of psychological counselling, it would be yourself, surely.

    I mean what an ugly, boring world it would be if every man wore trousers, a nice shirt and tie, etc., while every woman wore a dress and Nylons....and bowed to the whim of a man.

    I say again, a person who cross-dresses is not placing you in any danger. You are free to ignore and avoid any contact whatsoever.

    But you are not free to deny their liberty and freedom.

    It is your own psychological condition that is getting in their way. Deal with it!

    Finally, my apology for using that foul word you don't like. Next time I shall replace it with "P."

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I'd tell a transgender person this....take off the dress and the make up, put on a nice suit and proudly be what you are...a MAN, then the restroom problems fixes itself. Now some of these souls, well they may need extensive psychological treatment to help them understand that they are not a woman, or they could just look down at their front and examine themselves anatomically. A person who cross dresses for attention should be given the attention they deserve, by a licensed psychiatrist. I don't feel compassion for them, I don't encourage any special accomodations for them - they should keep their fantasy sexual life at home - play dress up all you want at home and you can use your own toilet. When they are in public, men use the men's room, women use the women's room - no presenting as another sex, none of it.

    As for the rest of your commentary....

    You may be under the impression that I care what you think of me...I don't, actually I wear my common-sense like a badge of honor. It's what gives me my passion to write about the injustices being done across the world by those who would defile the code of normalcy.

    You may think that you can somehow use terms like "we" and "us" to make everyone think that you somehow speak for the majority in your feeble attempts to slander me or criticize me...sorry pal, but you don't speak for anyone but yourself.

    If you think what I've written or commented on as me being critical....you've only seen a splinter - I write what Hubpages allows me to get away with.....

    This dialogue will only get more heated the longer you continue to try and justify the "rights" of cross-dressers. They don't have any, they don't deserve any, and I'll never stop pointing out the FACT that you cannot change which sex you are no matter how much you want to (although I have no idea why people just can't accept themselves)

    So, in closing - you are welcome to keep taking shots at trying to make your point, but you will fail. Please refrain from using bad language in your comments such as you did by referring to urine as something else. It's not necessary to use foul language to make a point.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    You are not imposing your personal disagreement? You are not being critical? You think I am patronising? Your entire response here is a contradiction!

    I have no need to justify my way of life and the same freedom goes for a person of transgender.

    If a person IS transgender, and cross-dresses, then how will he or she find a rest room if barred from one appropriate to her/his appearence? Do you expect that person to go and piss in the street? And then get arrested for doing so? All because of your farcical intollerance? There are laws in your country and mine against such discrimination.

    You mentioned warped minds; I am beginning to wonder. You are at least giving us pretty clear picture of your own - and from my point of view it ain't exactly pretty.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Don't try to patronize me - I refuse to "relax" just because you tell me to. If everyone relaxed then the warped-minded people would be ruling the world by now and who knows what we'd be subjected to.

    How am I imposing my personal disagreement on anyone? No one made you read this piece or comment on it. And when my government decides to grant special provisions for people who pretend to be the opposite sex and decide to allow them to use facilities designed for the opposite sex, well then I do have the right to step in and say enough is enough - play dress up all you like, but that doesn't mean mainstream society needs to bend over and create new rules to placate your actions.

    If transsexuals wanted to truly enjoy quiet solitude like you spell out, then why are they loudly voicing demands for provisions? My guess is that the "attention" they are receiving is like a drug - that's the real reason why they do it in the first place, for attention. Ever wonder why so few of the guys in dresses get their members clipped? It's because its only for attention, they don't really want to be girls, just dress up like them as part of a delusional mental disorder.

    You can try to preach your opinion to me until your fingers fall off from typing. It's not going to work because I have fact and science on my side - you have unicorns and moonbeams as your defense. Sounds to me like your still trying to justify your own choices in life and fighting a battle which you have no skin in the game. I disagree with how you live but I'm not being critical of it. I don't like the way that's been shoved down our throats either. It's a lifestyle, and should be treated as such, not part of any legislation in any way.

    Civilized society doesn't mean the world is open to ever form of expression. Not sure where you come up with that. When we as a civilized society allow cross-dressers to be considered normal, then society as a whole suffers.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    You are entitled to vehemently disagree with transgenderism. Neither I nor anyone else in your country where freedom of speech reigns supreme.

    But you are not entitled to stop it. Because you are not entitled to impose your personal disagreement upon another, contrary to the other's right to freedom ... of speech or quiet enjoyment of life.

    I 100% agree with you that one cannot change one's genetic sexuality. DNA reigns supreme in our genes! However, there is a wide variety of sexual expression throughout the animal kingdom, the human species included. And transgender people have a right to their freedoms as you do.

    Your disgust can remain, together with your freedom of expression, but civilised society requires a modicum of tolerance and good will. I don't hear that coming from you in relation to persons of a different persuasion. You can look away, walk on the other side of the road, avoid. But you are not in danger from a person who is transsexual or transgender. So relax. Go about your business in peace.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I am only the writer of what I see - not a person of faith. I vehemently disagree with transgenderism, yes, because common sense is on my side. It is IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE YOUR SEX - and anyone who tries needs help. That cross dressing MAN is a he, not a she. Don't lecture me on who I can criticize or who I cannot. I live in America where freedom of speech still reigns supreme.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    It's a fair deal: When people of faith stop throwing "god" in the face of people who don't believe in such a notion, then perhaps those who live lives with a somewhat different gender emphasis will be more tolerant of god -- or at least those who masquerade as god.

    It's a bit like one throwing fish cakes, while the other throws mudcakes, I suppose !

    You have been most insulting towards transgender people, so don't be surprised if a humble attack-dog like myself butts in with a different opinion.

    That photograph you have shown of a transgender person, do you know that person? She looks to be a reasonable person, minding her own business, yet you throw insult at her. Does she deserve that? For all you know, she is a very loving, outgoing, enjoyable person to be with. Does her choice of attire harm you in any way? Are you offended? If so, maybe you should ask yourself why. Just let her be, and go your separate ways. Similarly with Barbara. Live your life as you see fit, and stop interfering her's.

    Since you know so much about so many things in life, I am surprised you did not appreciate this in the first place.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    It's a fair deal: When people of faith stop throwing "god" in the face of people who don't believe in such a notion, then perhaps those who live lives with a somewhat different gender emphasis will be more tolerant of god -- or at least those who masquerade as god.

    It's a bit like one throwing fish cakes, while the other throws mudcakes, I suppose !

    You have been most insulting towards transgender people, so don't be surprised if a humble attack-dog like myself butts in with a different opinion.

    Since you know so much about so many things in life, I am surprised you did not appreciate this in the first place.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I think when you jump into a forum in an attack-dog stance hoping to get some Christian blood on your chops, then you deserve to be hit back - deal with it

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    Since you address my postings as "drivel," why should I bother reading anything that you have written? As a matter of fact, I have read some of what you wrote in your hubs. Some of it sounds reasonable and well researched.

    However, in this current thread, and a few others I have looked at, you seem to have a strong opinion against homosexuality.

    You will have come to your conclusions as a result of your background - whatever that is, and you are the only one who knows it. Just like everyone else, myself included, none of us is totally unbiased.

    So, I will not bother following you or your opinions any further. I don't feel the time would be well spent.

    For now, just please be aware that I am not playing liberal games and don't regard myself as elitist. I only call for reasonable response, not insults.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I'll address your drivel in order

    1. I wrote an entire hub based on the medical committee findings about transgenderism - I suggest you read it and stop playing liberal games about who has expertise or not

    2. My language is not something you are entitled to judge - you sound like an elitist (someone who thinks they are superior to the rest of us) - I am quite comfortable speaking the common mans tongue

    3. Just because you've never raped a toddler doesn't mean others haven't

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    @RJ Schwartz: By your own words you present yourself as one of the "extreme elements" to which I referred in my previous post.

    You talk of a "medically verified mental disorder called transgenderism." Are you sure of this? Do you have a university degree in such matters? Also, can you point to a specific mention by your President that shows he "supports" it?

    Do you really, honestly believe that children are in danger from such a condition? I have never heard of a case where your "transgenderism" has caused a child to be molested or abuse. It is usually outwardly heterosexual males and females who do harm to children in their care. And transvestites are mainly heterosexual men dressing up in women's clothing as a sort of "alter-ego." Nothing implied here about being a danger to children.

    Now, why do you associate this subject with the aberrations of pedophilia, bestiality and animal marriage? It sounds like you are so wrapped up in your narrow-minded opinions that you fail to see the nonsense of such connection. There is ample literature and study that shows enlightened understanding of homosexual activity and it is NOT the same as trans-sexuality.

    Your language, Ralph, does you no credit. You speak to me with an anger that betrays your own psychological confusion, maybe. That is for you to determine, one way or another.

    For your information, I have never had or desired an intimate relationship with a woman. But don't call me "queer." I am an ordinary man, with a successful life of almost 75 years behind me, and no one, male, female or child has ever been harmed by me. Can you say the same of your own life?

    Regarding you last suggestion that I might be atheist: you are absolutely correct. I do not accept the idea of a "god" up there or anywhere who is watching me for my next misdemeanor. That is a man-made god. However, whether there is another "being" or some kind of force which started the whole ballgame of life, I do not know. The verdict is open for anyone to believe whatever they wish.

    @Old Poolman : Thank you for your reply, and I respect your tolerant understanding towards homosexuality and the realities of life.

    I do not claim to be an expert on life in the gay community, although I have been homosexual all my life...yet only realizing it and "coming out" in my mid-20s. There are some things that "go on" in the homosexual society which I do not like, condone or promote...just as I am sure there are some equally objectionable practices in the heterosexual world. But this does not imply that all heterosexual or homosexual persons are, or ever wish to be, engaged in such practice.

    Also, it cannot be assumed that, as RJ Schwartz might imagine, that being a homosexual person, or a transgender person, immediately paints us as ogres and immoral dangers to society.

    MY MAIN PROBLEM IS with those who set themselves up as moral custodians of society in general, pass judgment without having the necessary knowledge and refuse to learn anything further.

    I acknowledge your statement concerning your religion and politics and happily stand corrected.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Mike - it's a bit suspicious that a foreigner would be so interested in what happens here - perhaps he's an Athiest who just happened to glom onto the story because of its title.

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    jonnycomelately - Your assumptions regarding my religion and my politics are completely wrong. Yes, you do have the right to care who will win our next Presidential election. As has been the case for many of the past elections I will end up voting for the lesser of all the evils.

    I honestly would not care if a homosexual ran for office and was elected if he or she could do the job the way it should be done. Your also right that it is impossible for anyone who is not gay to understand the lifestyle of those in the gay community. Just as it is impossible for a white person to understand what it is like to be a black person, Hispanic, Oriental, or any other race.

    But what is it that makes you an expert on life in the gay community?

    When it comes to religion, humans have been worshiping some god or other since humans populated the earth. I suppose this gives them a sense of comfort or they would not do it. Millions do, but I am not one of them.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    You remind me of a girl I know - she's funny to listen to because she has such a one-sided viewpoint on everything plus she's a zealot to her political doctrine. Our Resident of the People's House is not "trying to give people a choice"- he's supporting a medically verified mental disorder called transgenderism - by forcing it on the schools and the very young, he's contributing to child endangerment and abuse - if you'd take your ideologically tainted head out of your bulbous rear end and actually read about the dangers presented by cross dressing then maybe we could have an adult discussion. What will you be supporting next, pedophilaia, beastiality, animal marriage?

    You can attempt to pigeon hole me into some religion as many here on Hubpages have tried and failed in the past to do, but it won't work. I am Ralph - a man who tells it like it is and doesn't give a flying pile of stinking garbage what you throw at me to try and prove otherwise.

    So, Bring it.....

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    @ Old Poolman: "You have no idea what my religion is ..."

    The most anti-LGBT rhetoric comes from those who have a strong religious bias. Is it any wonder that I presume you to be christian?

    "... most of American have already heard of Obama's reported gay connections."

    Have they? "reported" - but not corroborated? And you don't think that is spreading rumors?!!

    The election of a new President of the United States of America affects everyone in the world! Unfortunately. So I feel totally free to comment upon the attitudes displayed by Americans on this open-to-the-world forum.

    It would give us more confidence if those going to place their vote had level-headed, honest and fair points of view. Can you apply these adjectives to your point of view? I am not making a judgment, just asking. Thank you for at least telling us your leanings.

    @ RJ Schwartz: "... forcing a perverted lifestyle choice into our schools."

    Really? I very much doubt it, but you are so much more informed, I am sure you will come up with the truth!

    Is it not more a case of your President trying to give people a fair choice and protecting them from bullying? I don't know, you tell me.

    The concentration upon "lifestyle" is often from christian fundamentalist teachings, mostly in ignorance. So, as I have said to Mr. Poolman, don't be surprised if I make an assumption. It's no worse than an assumption about the "lifestyles" of gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual people, of which you will never know the facts.

    I am not a transvestite. Even if I was, what would that matter to you? I would not be any danger to anyone else unless, under that disguise, I was out to molest or assault someone else, male or female, in their most vulnerable moments. Then it would not be on account of the cross-dressing, it would be on account of their criminal intentions.

    The term "liberal" in your country implies a different meaning to what we understand here in Australia.

    "Liberal," with a capital "L" is the name of a moderately conservative political party here.

    "Labour," with a capital "L" is a more socialist party, probably similar to your understanding of liberal.

    Either party has something of usefulness to offer the voting public. It's only the extreme elements who promote discord and disharmony because of their narrow-mindedness.

    Have you ever considered that the mere fact of a person being transgender and/or transvestite, working for the President, should be no cause for concern? It is not a sin, and not a crime.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I'm not even remotely a Christian / fail #1

    In his youth Obama himself referred to himself as Barry / fail #2

    If it's just a 'lifestyle' then why is a USpresident forcing it on school children and trying to enact laws to 'protect' it ?

    Are your feelings hurt by my posting of facts? Do you need a safe space ?

    Are you a transvestite ?

    Or just a liberal who argues for fun?

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    jonnycomelately - It is interesting how someone from Tasmania could be that interested in our politics. Any particular reason?

    Not sure what set you off, only you could tell us that. If you find this hub to be bigoted why hang around? There are hundreds if not thousands of hubs available that may be to your liking.

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    It's not "Barry," it's Barack."

    "Perverted Lifestyle" is a term typically used by bigoted christians.

    So don't be surprised if I presume the basis of your opinions.

    You spread rumour to support your hatred of a "lifestyle."

    Have you any interest in true, honest reporting, without ulterior motive. If so, clear your mind of heresay.

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    jonnycomelately - Interesting comment. You have no idea what my religion is and most of American have already heard of Obama's reported gay connections. So I am not spreading rumors or telling them anything they don't already know.

    But I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my comment. I obviously touched a nerve.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    The entire HUB is based on facts - Barry Obama is forcing a perverted lifestyle choice into our schools. Christ or any of the other fake gods are not part of the discussion. The fact that you can't even stay on topic for the short amount you've written pretty much sums up your comment as reactionary, without merit, and soon o be forgotten.

    If you have a real, fact based point to make, then make it

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    Alan 

    2 years ago from Tasmania

    So, "Old Poolman," if you don't know whether it's true or not," why do you mention it? You are just spreading rumours! Un-Christ-like, bigoted, you condemn yourself and your objectives as non-sensical.

    This entire hub and its agenda is evil and sick.

    Your religion is fraudulent. You are all speaking from ignorance and hateful bias.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Agreed OP - everything else he's done has been mired in failure. His foreign policy is a disaster, the debt skyrocketed, race relations worse than ever, and Obamacare is failing miserably.

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    Keep in mind that Obama is desperate for things where he was successful to put in his legacy. Without things like this it would be a pretty short list.

  • RJ Schwartz profile imageAUTHOR

    Ralph Schwartz 

    2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I think its deliberate - President Obama certainly realizes what this could do, but in his Progressive/Marxists way, he will try to break down the old ways to usher in the era of government worship

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    Old Poolman 

    2 years ago

    There have been reports that Obama has had some gay relationships in his past, but I don't know if those reports are true or false.

    This is just another slap in the face of the America we used to know. We can expect more of the same before his term ends.

    It is odd that in his true religion of Islam, gays are put to death, usually in a violent manner.

    I realize your hub is about transgenders and not gays, but I'm neither one of those so not sure I know the difference.

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    Word 

    2 years ago from Chicago

    That's unfortunate and inconsistent. There must be a particular reason why this guy was appointed.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    The funny thing is, I'm not sure this will help the transgender community.

    As always, his over reach will back fire.

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    Jack Lee 

    2 years ago from Yorktown NY

    Ralph, I agree with what is happening here. Let's just hope the American people will wake up and see it too.

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