A man I am proud to call my President

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    Our differences unite us

    Just last week, 10-year-old Sophia Bailey-Klugh wrote and illustrated an endearing letter to U. S. President Barack Obama and, as the daughter of a gay couple, thanked him for supporting same-sex marriage. She then asked for advice on how to respond to those who saw such a thing as "gross and weird." Her letter, and the reply she soon received, can be seen below.

    Note: Obama's response has since been verified as genuine by an official spokesperson.



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    Dear Barack Obama,

    It's Sophia Bailey Klugh. Your friend who invited you to dinner. You don't remember okay that's fine. But I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you agree that two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other. But at school kids think that it's gross and weird but it really hurts my heart and feelings. So I come to you because you are my hero. If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other, and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?

    Please respond!

    I just wanted to say you really inspire me, and I hope you win on being the president. You would totally make the world a better place.

    Your friend Sophia

    P.S. Please tell your daughters Hi for me!

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    In the middle of his fight to be reelected, the president took some of his important time to share a little advice with a little girl:


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    President Barack Obama

    November 1, 2012

    Miss Sophia Bailey-Klugh

    Dear Sophia,

    Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation.

    In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you. They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.

    Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.

    Thanks again for taking the time to write to me. I'm honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, but I'll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.

    Sincerely,

    (Signed, 'Barack Obama')


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    Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
    Barry Goldwater
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbGNoahfppU]Steaming Pile of Shit - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    You know eots, I ran across this article last week, and it reminded me that no matter what policies or party you support, human decency is paramount. Bravo Mr. President...

    I am sorry for your lack of proper upbringing eots.
     
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    CrotchetyGeezer I have a red pencil box.

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    Yeah, it's pretty easy to sham a 10-year-old. Too bad for Obamination, a great majority of this nation aren't 10-year-olds and can see through his pure and simple BS. Notice he didn't say anything about the picture she drew? LOL!
     
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    That 10 year old is smarter than you are.
     
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    reminds me of this...

     
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    Notice that the two "dads" have 2 teardrops each...

    draw your own conclusions...
     
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    Nice thread. Thanks.
     
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    Only in your delusional fantasies.
     
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    And you remind me of a classic example of THIS...

    Signs of Latent Homosexuality

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    Homophobes Might Be Hidden Homosexuals

    A new analysis of implicit bias and explicit sexual orientation statements may help to explain the underpinnings of anti-gay bullying and hate crimes

    Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones.

    The prejudice of homophobia may also stem from authoritarian parents, particularly those with homophobic views as well, the researchers added.

    "This study shows that if you are feeling that kind of visceral reaction to an out-group, ask yourself, 'Why?'" co-author Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a statement. "Those intense emotions should serve as a call to self-reflection."
     

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