Newsweek magazine has featured a picture of President Barack Obama on its cover this week adorned with a rainbow-colored halo and headline saying, “The First Gay President.”
Likely meant to showcase the president’s recent announced support for gay marriage – a position he said came about through “evolution” – the cover has caused instant controversy.
The cover story was written by avowed homosexual Andrew Sullivan, who is a self-described political conservative. In it he analyzes Obama’s decision.
Obama’s reversal comes six months before the presidential election. Critics have called it less of an “evolution” and more of a calculated political gambit to shore up his left-wing base.
The president’s view is 180 degrees opposite of likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who reiterated on Saturday that he believes “marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.”
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