I do find it ironic that President-Elect Barack Obama has chosen a representative from the most anti-Obama group in the country* to play a role in his inauguration ceremonies. And, in so doing, he clearly offends a group that supported him** both financially and by volunteering, persons who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual.
I thought I would steer clear of this issue. But, it seems to be the hot topic of the day. And, people have written some things worth reading. So, here are some links to what others are saying:
1st – Watch this conversation and hear what was at stake with Prop 8
“Thomas Jefferson wrote a paper … the rights of the minority should NEVER be voted on by the majority … ”
Jeremy Hooper at Good-As-You on Rick WarrenForgive us if we don’t stay on message Video: Elisabeth again speaks about that which she does not fully understand Video: We all should all ‘come together’…to hear someone who compares us to incestuous couples Video: The most offensive laugh ever heard Much better than IKnowAllINeedToKnowAboutYourSinfulWays.net Video: Ann, it’s okay to call a certifiable lie a lie Video: ‘Delayed gratification’ Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be our happy time? Video: We get hurt, we get pissed, we get mad-dow ‘Change’ Rick Warren can believe in
Pam’s House Blend on Rick WarrenHomobigot Rick Warren to deliver invocation at inauguration Obama camp’s Warren talking points are out – as are Freeper comments Hilary Rosen unloads on Warren selection apologists on AC360 Obama asked about Warren at presser What’s the price going to be? Salon Radio: Glenn Greenwald and I discuss Obama and Rick Warren Warren: Against Same-Gender Marriage; Laughs At The Idea That He’s A Homophobe Tolerate the Intolerant Obama’s lack of LGBT cabinet noms – no place at the table? The latest on the Rick Warren debacle Rachel was spot-on re: the Warren debacle Thursday night Kudos to Obama for Warren selection from Family Research Council The voice that will erase the sad bigotry of Rick Warren .
Huffington Post on Rick Warren“The View” Debates Rick Warren: Hasselbeck Commends “Great Choice” (VIDEO) Obama’s Talking Points On Rick Warren Embrace What You Have In Common With Rick Warren On Civil Rights, Obama Must Lead, Not Tinker Rick Warren and Change.gov: The Internet Giveth … and Taketh Away In Defense of Rick Warren Leaked Obama Transcript Explains Rick Warren Decision Rick Warren, Obama Invocation Choice, Causing First Real Rift With Progressives Warren and the bad old days: they aren’t over yet Joe Biden Asked Me For Money Today Obama’s Choice Of Warren Is Very Disappointing .
Daily KosRick Warren? .
PoliticoGay leaders furious with Obama .
UPDATE: 1030pm Dec 18, 2008
* When I said, “the most anti-Obama group in the country,” I was NOT referring to ALL Christians or ALL Christian churches, only those who have preached against him and called him a ‘Muslim’ (as a slur) and told their members not to vote for him. In many cases, in my opinion, these were also the same churches that are very anti-gay, churches that teach that homosexuality is a choice and a sin and that homosexuals can be cured. But, I probably misspoke. The groups that are probably more anti-Obama than the ‘social conservative’ churches are the white supremacy race groups.
** I failed to include all those who believe in equal rights for all people, not only people in the lgbt category, but also the supportive families and friends of people who are not-heterosexual.
UPDATE: 1230pm Dec 19, 2008 I’m continuing to post links as I find them.