President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on "This Week" that you shouldn't criticize others "until you've examined your own heart. Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. As president, Bush opposed gay marriage, and Republicans pushed ballot measures to ban it at the state level. On another hot political topic - immigration - Bush said he thinks a major reform bill "has a chance to pass. Bush said immigration is important to pass because of a "broken system," not to improve the Republican Party's political standing among Latino voters.
Barbara Bush, daughter of president George W. Bush, endorses gay marriage
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American efforts launched out of embassies at administration's direction have met support and criticism for gay rights activism. President Barack Obama's administration has taken the US gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn't been won at home. Sometimes US advice and encouragement is condemned as unacceptable meddling. And sometimes it can seem to backfire, increasing the pressure on those it is meant to help. With gay pride parades taking place in many cities across the world this weekend, the US role will be more visible than ever. Diplomats will take part in parades and some embassies will fly the rainbow flag along with the Stars and Stripes.
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Bishop Eddie Long is not the first preacher who ranted against homosexuality, who in turn was accused of being gay. There have been several others, all who have been accused of carrying out homosexual affairs in the bedroom, while raging against gays in the pulpit. Here are 5 ministers who preached against homosexuality in public yet were accused of indulging in homosexuality in private. Rekers was caught at an airport with a gay prostitute returning from a flight to Bermuda.
Bush said it is "important for society to welcome each individual," but administration lawyers are looking for some way to legally limit marriage to heterosexuals. Louis Sheldon, chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition. Earlier this month, Bush said a constitutional amendment to block gay marriages might not be necessary, although the proposal has the support of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee.