The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that all states must allow and recognize same-sex marriages. This issue has been vigorously contested among the American electorate. It is an issue which produces deep, highly charged reactions from both those who support and those who oppose this decision. Although advocates claim same-sex marriages have attained social acceptance within this nation, there is a significant number of Americans who find such unions to be exceedingly offensive.
Barack Obama was elected to lead all Americans. Fulfilling those leadership responsibilities requires a great deal of wisdom. True wisdom seeks to manage difficult situations during times of national conflict and division by crafting responses in a statesmanlike manner which make use of the principles of grace, refinement and finesse. With the aid of these tools of statesmanship, a true leader can carefully temper his actions by commenting on contested victories in a fashion which does not insult or unduly offend those who have failed to win.
Barack Obama's decision to illuminate the White House in multi-colored hues on the day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages should be soundly denounced by all Americans. By putting the White House on display in this celebratory manner, Obama intentionally insulted every American who believes same-sex marriages are perverse and contrary to the laws of God and nature.
Once again, Barack Obama has shown himself to be totally deficient as a leader and therefore unworthy of the high office which was entrusted to him.