Dear ex-gay supporters,

Didja hear about this?

President Bush sends this note:

I send greetings to the members of the Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles as you celebrate your 35th anniversary.

Faith plays an important role in the lives of many Americans, offering strength and guidance for the challenges of each new day. By encouraging the celebration of faith and sharing the message of God’s love and boundless mercy, churches like yours put hope in people’s hearts and a sense of purpose in their lives.

This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on your years of service and to rejoice in God’s faithfulness to your congregation. In the days ahead, may your community continue to grow grow in faith and fellowship.

Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a memorable celebration.

Dear gay supporters,

Didja hear about this?

President Bush proclaims:

Marriage is a sacred institution, and its protection is essential to the continued strength of our society. Marriage Protection Week provides an opportunity to focus our efforts on preserving the sanctity of marriage and on building strong and healthy marriages in America.

Marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and my Administration is working to support the institution of marriage by helping couples build successful marriages and be good parents…

During Marriage Protection Week, I call on all Americans to join me in expressing support for the institution of marriage with all its benefits to our people, our culture, and our society.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of October 12 through October 18, 2003, as Marriage Protection Week. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies.

“Baffled” and “intrigued” are two of my favorite self descriptions. Both convey a degree of mystery, of shades of gray instead of blacks and whites, and of my heartfelt interest.

It’s not often, though, that both apply simultaneously. Bottom line? My brain hurts.

Howsabout you?

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