Promising Democratic Presidential contender, Barack Obama was recently interviewed by David Brody – at The Christian Broadcasting Network.
Brody asked Obama about special rights for lesbians and gays.
The deeply religious Obama explained:
“Well, the fact is that right now – many gay couples, for example, can’t visit each other in the hospital. And when I sit down and read scripture, I think, ‘How would Jesus feel about somebody not being able to visit somebody they love when they’re sick?’ I conclude that that is something that is important. Certainly as a public official, it’s important for me to make sure that those basic rights, that basic equality is available. On these issues, I think we can disagree respectfully. My hope is – I understand there are going to be some people who can’t vote for me because of a couple of these positions. I just want them to know that there are not issues that I take lightly…”
This segment of the interview is captured in the video below.