White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is telling a fib. He said this about President Obama's opposition to gay marriage: "I think the president believes this is an issue that's best addressed by the states."

That is a huge, huge lie.

In a recent column for The Hill, I quoted Barack Obama on two occasions on his position on gay marriage, because, in fact, Obama has had two positions on gay marriage and NEITHER of them had anything to do with leaving it up to each state to decide. Are we now up to three?

In a 2007 Chicago Tribune interview, Obama said, “I’m a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue ... my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, at the April 19, 2009, Miss USA pageant, said: “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”

Carrie Prejean, first runner-up to Miss USA, holds the same position on gay marriage as Barack Obama (at least for his 2008 campaign), Joe Biden, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and the majority of Americans, according to polls.

Campaigning for the Illinois state Senate in 1996, Obama strongly supported gay marriage, “and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” Again — no mention of leaving it up to the states NOR any mention of that Christianity of his that he touted in his presidential run.

It is a travesty of journalism that this point is not being made and that the White House press corps are essentially now enablers of the great big lie.

Several interesting questions should be asked of Obama immediately and repeatedly until he provides an actual answer — or at least settles on one of the three that he has now put out there:

- Why are you claiming your opposition to gay marriage is because of a belief that it should be up to the states, rather than your campaign position of being opposed to gay marriage because of being Christian and believing in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman?

- Since your campaign position in 2008 is the polar opposite of your campaign position in 1996, where you said you strongly supported gay marriage and would fight any efforts to prohibit it — what caused you to change your mind?

— Did Christianity cause you to change your mind?
— Were you a Christian in 1996, and if not, when did you become one?
— Why is your position now that the issue should be up to the states? Are you no longer a Christian? And if not, when did you stop, and why?

Obama's hypocrisy on gay marriage invites all of these questions and more, but the media are simply too afraid of the far-left attack machine to do their jobs.

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