Barry appears to be trying very hard to do what Abraham Lincoln said couldn't be done.
He is trying to fool some pretty smart and committed people.
I will be very interested to see how he manages to reconcile this:
"We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world -- tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate," Obama said in the address that included quoting Islam's holy book, the Koran.
"I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect," he said. "America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition."
"This cycle of suspicion and discord must end," he added.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
"There will always be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield."
The thing is, the Muslim world will never respect a society that does not adhere to it's most fundamental precepts. On these fundamental issues, they will not yield. And many in Islam have some pretty strong language about what you do with people that break those precepts.
Homosexuality “is utterly contrary to every natural law of human and animal life.” – Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Canada.
“Homosexuality is unlawful in Islam. It is neither accepted by the state nor by the Islamic Society. Quran clearly states that it is unjust, un-natural, transgression, ignorant, criminal and corrupt. [...] Muslim Jurist agree that, if proven of guilt, both of them should be killed.” – Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.
As for Abortion:
Basically, Islam considers life as a sacred gift from God Almighty. No one is allowed to take or stop the life of anyone else except by way of justice or according to the Islamic law. Thus, the Holy Quran says: "Say: Come, I will rehearse what God has really prohibited you from: Join nothing as equal with Him; be good to your parents, kill not your children on a plea of poverty; We provide sustenance for you and for them; approach not shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which God has made sacred, except by a way of justice and law (Chapter 6, Verse 151).In another verse, the Holy Quran says: "Kill not your children for fear of want; it is We who provide sustenance for them as well as for you; for verily killing them is a great sin.
(Chapter 17, Verse 31).
Methinks Barry is going to have some explaining to do to someone...
The forked tongue of American politics is going to be a little less believable even as it tries to end the "cycle of suspicion and discord".
"Tolerance" and "choice" aren't spoken everywhere. Keep talking and somewhere, someone isn't going to believe you.