Barack Obama has chosen Christian Rick Warren to deliver his inauguration invocation. He has already been criticized for a few of his cabinet selections, but now he is now under attack from liberals like never before.
He has repeated the Religious Right’s big lie that supporters of equality for gay Americans are out to silence pastors — People for the American Way responding to Rick Warrens selection
They’re not? Certainly the those in charge of pushing the gay agenda are out to silence pastors who oppose it. You call them intolerant and hate mongers. That’s not an attempt to silence them? I don’t know what you would call it. There is fierce anger for Obama choosing Pastor Warren. These people don’t want him silenced?
Let me get right to the point. Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at your inauguration is a genuine blow to LGBT Americans. Our loss in California over the passage of Proposition 8 which stripped loving, committed same-sex couples of their given legal right to marry is the greatest loss our community has faced in 40 years. And 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. — The Human Rights Campaign in an open letter to Barack Obama
Who should Barack Obama pick to give the invocation? An atheist? Would you prefer a Muslim who also doesn’t support the gay agenda?
Sarah Posner of TheNation.com goes through a whole list of grievances she has with pastor Warren. She goes from one subject to the next ripping him for his views. She could have just summed it up by saying: he’s a Bible believing Christian – so I don’t like him.
The truth is, a lot of people in the Christian world think Rick Warren is a little too liberal in some ways. Personally I’m happy Barack Obama stayed in step with the country’s tradition and chose a Christian to perform the ceremony. It is amazing to watch these supporters turn on him when he makes his own decisions. They seem to be looking for a puppet, not a President.