President elect Barack Obama has chosen Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to deliver his inaugural invocation. Pastor Rick Warren is not your typical Pastor. His Saddleback Church is a hugely successful Ministry with thousands of members and he is a best selling author. Pastor Rick warren is also Pro-Life and Anti Gay-Marriage.
Quickly, Obama supporters have expressed great disappointment at this choice of speaker and claim it will put something of a damper on the inuagration. Commentators at Politico.com have stated:
“Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at your inauguration is a genuine blow to LGBT Americans,” the president of Human Rights Campaign, Joe Solomonese, wrote to Obama Wednesday. “[W]e feel a deep level of disrespect when one of architects and promoters of an anti-gay agenda is given the prominence and the pulpit of your historic nomination.”
The rapid, angry reaction from a range of gay activists comes as the gay rights movement looks for an opportunity to flex its political muscle. Last summer gay groups complained, but were rebuffed by Obama, when an “ex-gay” singer led Obama’s rallies in South Carolina. And many were shocked last month when voters approved the California ban.
In other words – there is a progressive in the White House and therefore nobody right of center should expect to be acknowledged in any way. Personally, I congratualte Obama for a brave choice and being willing to have someone that believes in God give the invocation. (Hey, maybe Obama is a Christian afterall!)
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