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OMG: Obama's Invocation to be Delivered by Christian Homophobe!

Just after Dianne Feinstein and just before Aretha Franklin, evangelical minister Rick Warren will deliver the invocation at Obama's inaugural ceremony. Cue immediate gay/lesbian/transgender/bisexual/trigenital freakout.

Mark my words, this is but the first in a long series of disappointments among America's liberal community, as they will slowly realize that the mantra of "change" was simply a slogan, and Obama is only a slightly blacker (albeit more handsome) puppet, with strings tied to the same hands that have been running this country for decades.

Gays and indeed most liberals are shocked, shocked that Obama would pick a Christian who supported Prop 8, the amendment to the California state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I'll remind liberals that their Messiah himself supports this traditional definition of marriage, but is in favor of legal, taxation, and employment equality, and for domestic partnerships or civil unions.

This is the exact same position as Warren's. Is nobody realizing this? You want he should have picked Jeremiah Wright? Where were your voices of outrage over his 20 year relationship with that "Christian?"

This is really just a nod from Obama to America's religious community; an attempt to bolster his manufactured image as a centrist who is sensitive to the desires of religious Americans. But liberals are fah-ree-king-out:
"By choosing homophobe Rick Warren, who helped pass Prop 8 in California, to do the invocation at the inauguration, Barack Obama just said to LGBT Americans that we're not part of that event." -- AMERICAblog
Get over yourself! On the one hand, I'm glad you aren't blindly following The One, but honestly, doesn't this at least show you what a calculating man he is? He is, after all, a politician. I also love the notion that if you support Proposition 8, you are automatically a "homophobe." I need a couple hands to count the number of gay friends I have, and I supported Prop 8. I guess I just secretly hate gay people.
"With this choice, Obama sends three destructive messages. Number one: In Obama's America, equal rights and reproductive freedom aren't for everyone. Number two: President-elect Obama likes sharing the national stage with hate. Number three: While Obama enjoys his equality before the law, LGBT Americans can go to Hell. Literally. Gee. Is this change we can believe in?" -- Firedoglake
I love it! Now even liberals are asking the "change we can believe in" question with their tongue planted firmly in their cheek! Once again, supporting traditional marriage = "hate." He may not like sharing the stage with hate, but he's fine with sharing a church with it. Do they not realize that Obama has been courting Warren for years now?
"This is more than a serious faux pas; this is an insult to all the queers and non-believers who worked their asses off to elect Obama-Biden. We need to let the President-Elect know that parading a homophobic bigot at his big parade rains on ours." -- Mike Tidmus
Liberals generally follow certain guidelines when deciding whether or not to castigate fellow liberals. It's amazing really. Liberal feminists will still cheer the likes of Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy. Liberals who claim to be tolerant of other races will support former KKK member Robert Byrd. The only thing liberals can do wrong is to either be insufficiently liberal, or to somehow suggest legitimacy to conservative ideas.

The shoe incident notwithstanding, Bush is undoubtedly glad to get out.

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