Interview with Pastor Rick Warren
"I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman ... for me as a Christian it is also a sacred union…you know, God is in the mix," Obama declared to thunderous applause.
Fast forward to a recent appearance by the president in Washington, D.C. The occasion was the annual dinner for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the leading organization promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
"I'm here with you in that fight…. My commitment to you is unwavering…. Do not doubt the direction we are headed and the destination we will reach," the president promised to the applause of the crowd.
If he had only made promises that definitive to Rick Warren… But he did say this during that televised "debate" in the heat of the campaign: "I'm not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage."