Obama appointee supports polygamy

Clark Coleman writes:

The item in Gary Bauer’s daily e-mail about Chai Feldblum is interesting. Traditionalists like us engaged in “scare tactics” by claiming that the Lawrence v. Texas decision would lead to polygamy, and that liberal anti-discrimination principles would lead to polygamy unless an unprincipled exception were maintained forever. Now we have a presidential appointment who has openly advocated polygamy.

Here is the Gary Bauer report:

Speaking Of “Core Values”

Yesterday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has been endorsed and strongly supported by this political action committee, called on Obama “Safe School Czar” Kevin Jennings to resign or be fired. For more information on Jennings click here and here.

In the past, we have warned that efforts to redefine marriage would inevitably lead us to the legalization of polygamy. After all, if marriage is not limited to one man and one woman, what is the legal justification for limiting it to just two people? Well, just in case there is any confusion about Obama’s “core values,” consider the nomination of Chai Feldblum.

Last month, Obama nominated Georgetown University Law Center Professor Chai R. Feldblum to be a commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In announcing the nomination, the White House highlighted Feldblum’s work as an ACLU lawyer and noted that she “has also worked on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and has been a leading expert on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.”

In fact, Professor Feldblum is so “progressive” that in 2006 she signed onto a manifesto entitled “Beyond Marriage.” Among other things, this radical statement advocated, “Legal recognition for a wide range of relationships, households and families—regardless of kinship or conjugal status,” including “Households in which there is more than one conjugal partner.” In other words, Feldblum is an advocate of polygamy.

These appointments are relevant because “personnel is policy.” There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind how and why Jennings and Feldblum got their appointments. Nor should there be any doubt about the agendas and “core values” they will advance in Barack Obama’s Administration.

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Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 07, 2009 10:49 AM | Send

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