Axlerod: Obama Lied About Gay Marriage in Rick Warren’s Church


President Barack Obama with David Axelrod (photo via Wikimedia Commons)
President Barack Obama with David Axelrod (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Terry, Gov. Jindal pointed to Pres. Obama when he said he (Jindal) is not the kind of politician to “evolve” on a core moral issue when polls change.

Now Lifesite News is reporting on David Axlerod’s new book, in which an Obama adviser says:

Candidate Obama wanted to publicly broadcast his views during his campaigns for national office but was afraid the position – then radically unpopular – would end his chances of becoming president. Axelrod writes that campaign manager Jim Messina warned Obama that backing same-sex “marriage” could cost him the electoral votes of North Carolina.

Instead, both he and Hillary Clinton said they held to the traditional definition of marriage, although they supported “civil unions” for homosexuals.

During a 2008 debate, Obama told Saddleback Church megapastor Rick Warren, ‘I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.’

But Axelrod reveals in his new book that, after proclaiming his support for marriage at one campaign event, Obama dismissed his rhetoric as nothing more than a bout of ‘bullsh—ing.’

I was there at Saddleback that day when Candidate Obama lied.  I remember how shocked and encouraged the audience of mostly evangelicals was to hear him say he supported “traditional” marriage.

Here’s one takeaway: Until a moral movement gets political – which means asking politicians to support specific legislation – it is easy to game people’s moral principles.

But double-shame on the Democrats for lying and betraying what they now claim is a core civil rights issue.

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.