May 8, 2016
Conservatives Fume Over President Obama's Stonewall LGBT Monument Plan

Proving his alliance with the LGBT community, President Obama has decided to make New York City's Stonewall Inn the first gay rights monument in the United States. The Condé Nast Traveler has the news.

"The Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village may soon be the spot of a new national monument. President Obama is planning to name the legendary bar—an iconic brick tavern often considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement—as the first national monument honoring the history of the LGBTQ community in the United States."
[caption id="attachment_3073981" align="aligncenter" width="590"]Barack Obama Stonewall Barack Obama's support for a gay rights monument has produced a backlash from right wing religious conservatives.[Photo by Bloomberg for Getty Images][/caption]However, right wing conservatives consider this move by Obama to be a threat to our nation. Breitbart reports that Rev. Franklin Graham is calling it a "Monument to Sin."

"A monument to sin? That's unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation's founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to sin?" asks Mr. Graham in a Facebook post.

The long message adds that it's no surprise that the officials who represent the area and support the monument are openly gay. Graham says this event shows how far our country has regressed. He received mostly support after his post.

"We do not need a moment [sic] that is an abomination according to God's commandments. Obama has lost his ever loving mind. When God comes down on our country with his raft you will know why. We have so many crazy people who do not believe in God," claimed Elaine McAnally.

"Horrible but not surprising considering the person who has no morals or faith in anything what a sad world this place has become for our children... God Bless this great nation and bring some morals and religion back to this country," stated Barb Rolfes Hanlon.

The responses in the comments section after the Breitbart article weren't much nicer.

"This....Bi-Racial Black Man...has been a POX ON AMERICA.!!!" exclaimed a user calling themselves "Fahgettaboudit."

"Barack Obama acts like a happy Godless savage as often as not. Barack Obama shamelessly promotes sin. He is morally vacuous and superficial," said A. Wyatt Mann.

However, many also complimented Barack Obama for his support of the monument. After an article about the topic on Slate, several showed their support for Obama and the monument.

"There he goes again, treating gay people like human beings," The Tick sarcastically commented.

"The odds of me getting outraged by this are lower than the odds of Ted Cruz being the next President," said Ruy Lopez.

Many people on Twitter support the monument.

President Obama has constantly been called the greatest straight LGBT activist in American history. Although Obama didn't begin his first term supporting gay marriage, he did by his second term. He has constantly spoken out against discrimination towards the LGBT community in the workplace, school, and other places. This latest move proves that, perhaps, LGBT rights could be Obama's biggest legacy after he leaves office.

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