Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

White House Reportedly Reached out to LGBT and Religious Leaders around Obama’s ABC Interview

posted on May 11, 2012

At The Huffington Post, Amanda Terkel reports that “Obama’s decision to announce his support for marriage equality on Wednesday was a tightly kept secret, even within the White House. He consulted with a very small group of advisers—just six or seven people.” But once the interview aired, Terkel reports Valerie Jarrett called leaders at the Human Rights Campaign and Obama personally called the Rev. Joel Hunter, one of his spiritual advisors, who pastors a church in Florida. (NB: Joel Hunter is a National Advisory Board member of the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics, the home of this journal.) 

Read at The Huffington Post