Friday, December 19, 2008

Many upset over Rick Warren's involvement in inauguration  

Feminist and GLBT activists alike are furious over the choice of Reverend Rick Warren, who is anti-gay (he supported Prop 8) and anti-choice, to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony on January 20th. The Human Rights Campaign wrote a letter to Obama, stating:

"by inviting Rick Warren to your inauguration, you have tarnished the view that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have a place at your table."

I'm completely with them. I'm extremely disappointed. Not to say that the person who delivers the invocation has to completely agree with Obama's views and agenda, but why does it have to be someone who is so fervently against everything Obama's feminists and GLBT supporters stand for?!

I'm nervous that this is the first sign of many to come that we put too much faith in Obama. I hope he proves me wrong.

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3 comments: to “ Many upset over Rick Warren's involvement in inauguration

  • December 19, 2008 at 4:23 PM  

    I had mixed feelings about it at first, and was quick to defend Obama's choice of Warren as one of "inclusiveness" until HRC chairman, Joe Solomnese made the point that it was tantemount to telling Jews that they've invited an anti-semite minister to deliver the invocation but saying, "Don't worry! We've got a rabbi saying the benediction." Point. well. taken.

    I think Obama's team has some splaining to do here. Some major damage control in is in order, I'm afraid.

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  • December 19, 2008 at 8:27 PM  

    People should boo Warren the entire time he flaps his gums.