This video from the USA says about itself:
Rick Warren: Comparing gay marriage to incest/polygamy/pedophilia gets you invited to Obama inauguration?
Rick Warren has been invited by the Obama team to give the invocation at the January inauguration. This is, in a word, unacceptable!
From the blog of Chris Durang in the USA:
Gay and Feeling Hurt by Obama’s Warren Choice
During the presidential campaign, I thought a lot about how as the Bush years went on, and the rest of the world thought less and less well of us and we seemed to manufacture almost nothing. I wondered if this was the waning of America, the beginning of our losing what was great about us. The fall of the Roman Empire, but now us.
And I felt that if McCain/Palin had been elected, the downfall would continue for certain.
Obama being elected was, and still is, the best hope that our country can refind our values. And finally address global warming, that was ignored the last 8 years, etc. etc., with the other 20 serious, serious problems we face.
But now Obama has invited anti-gay Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration.
And Mr. Warren is profoundly Old School about homosexuality — he thinks it is a sin, which he bases on his belief on passages in the Bible. There are also passages in the Bible that support slavery; is it time to send Barack and Michelle back to the cotton fields? That feels rude to say, but my point is, just because something is in the Bible is not a reason to accept it; you have to analyze it and figure out if it’s part of the Bible that was written centuries ago from a different, less mentally evolved state.
Anyway, for a gay person such as myself who has been an enthusiastic Obama supporter, this is a depressing, saddening, infuriating choice for his first day in office.
Call for Art: Straight & Gay Dialogue: here.
Torture Prosecutor Tops 70,000 Questions for Obama on Change.Gov: here.
Obama and gay marriage: here.