Those of you watching the news the evening of June 26, 2015 saw the White House, the home of our President, lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision that, in effect, legalized same-sex marriage. Bathed in rainbow colors across the front face of the building, the White House turned into the Rainbow House for the night.
President Obama expressed his pleasure at the display even though the decision was controversial, to say the least.
“I had a chance to do the Rose Garden celebration of the court decision around same-sex marriage,” the president told CNN. “I did not have a chance to comment on how good the White House looked in rainbow colors. That made it a really good week. To see people gathered in an evening outside on a beautiful summer night, and to feel whole, and to feel accepted, and to feel that they had a right to love, that was pretty cool.”
“That was a good thing,” Obama said once, then again. “That was a good thing.”
Many Americans disagreed – with the ruling and with lighting up the People’s House in rainbow colors.
That was 2015. Fast forward to July 4th, 2016 – American Independence Day. No doubt you will see the White House lit up in red, white and blue lights to celebrate the birthday of the United States of America! Our patriotic and America-loving President will surely celebrate the day that dawned a new nation…
Wait, nevermind… We won’t see that this year, just like we did not see it last year. I guess same-sex marriage was more important to President Obama than the birthday of the nation that elected him as President… twice.
It seems to me that these two pictures prove the President might just have his priorities mixed up.