Bristol Palin Slams Obama's Support of Gay Marriage
Bristol Palin is not pleased with President Barack Obama's reasoning for changing his policy on same-sex marriage.
Obama announced Wednesday that he is now in full support of gay marriage and changed his position, in part, after discussing it with his family.
Palin, daughter of former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, spoke out Thursday against Obama's policy change on her official blog. "People automatically assume that a Christian female President isn’t capable of making decisions without her spouse's stamp of approval. (I should add female Republican candidates –liberal women don’t get the same kind of questions.)" the 21-year-old wrote. "So let me get this straight – it's a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it's a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?"
During Obama's interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, he explained how his daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, prompted him to start "evolving" his position on the hotly-debated topic.
"Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples," Obama said. "There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we're talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently. It doesn't make sense to them, and frankly, that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective."
Palin disagrees with the way Obama came about changing his position.
"While it's great to listen to your kids' ideas, there's also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage," added Palin, who famously became an unwed mother at age 18 when she and then-fiance Levi Johnston welcomed son Tripp. "Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview."
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