Sunday, December 28, 2008

Being Screwed Without Getting a Kiss...

Here are two articles about the controversy surrounding President-Elect Obama's selection of Rick Warren to lead the invocation at his inauguration. The first goes a little over the top, but I can't argue with the basic premise. The second is more measured, but also condemnatory.

I've already commented on this issue, but it's worth asking those who are defending the selection: would they feel the same way if Obama chose a minister who favored the deportation of illegal aliens, or one who said non-Christians wouldn't get into heaven, or one along the lines of Jeremiah Wright?

In the aftermath of Warren's selection, Obama defended the choice and called himself a "fierce" advocate of gay rights. There is no evidence to support that statement. During the campaign, he didn't even make a "I have a vision and you're a part of it" speech ala Bill Clinton in 1992.
President-Elect Obama may surprise GLBT America yet, and champion our issues. But I'm not holding my breath.

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