Letter To Obama

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Jonathan Callaway RWS 280 Friday, March 21, 2008 Project D.O.M.A Dear Senator Barack Obama, Hello Sen. Obama, my name is Jonathan Callaway; first and foremost I would like to say congratulations during your campaign for president thus far. Who would have thought that the day would come when America would get up and rally behind a black man for president? Let alone, who would have thought that America would take a black man seriously for president? Whatever may happen during your campaign, whether you win or lose, you have certainly made historic accomplishments. You, Sen. Obama, have been a great inspiration and role model for both people young and old. There is a curiosity about you and many people want to know more about you. You talk openly about your faith, far more than any other Democrat out there. There are quite a few Evangelicals who will not give you the time of day because of some of your positions and viewpoints on topics and subjects. One of them includes the fact that you are opposed to a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman. Later on you counter your own statement by say that you actually do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and not a man and a man. Yet at the same time you argue against the constitutional argument? Although you may believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, not a man and a man, you still support gay rights. I wanted to give you praise, and I fully support your decision to support gay rights. I have read that you view the Defense of Marriage Act (D.O.M.A.) as "an abhorrent law" and want to repeal the entire Defense of Marriage Act.[i] I have also read that you have accused those in Congress who passed D.O.M.A. as only having been interested in "perpetuating division and affirming a wedge issue".[ii] Now although you know that you have

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