Dr. Rick Warren, an evangelical minister, A man who supported the victorious anti-gay-marriage California ballot proposition -- infuriated gay-rights groups. “‘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 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.’”
Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by heatherama at 11:30 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 11:34 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Gee..why is everyone so upset. Could it be because they thought "lets put a man of color in office and he'll be our boy". When I said that 6 months ago ppl said no way, that will never happen. Hmm..seems like the possiblilty becomes a little more real with each passing day. You doubt me..rethink the quotation ".. 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.’”
Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by heatherama at 11:42 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Heatherama...the point was not about agreeing or disagreeing with his decsion. The point was there are lots and lots of folks out there who think Obama, by virtue of being non-white, will adhere to all their special interests. I brought this up months ago and got jumped all over for even suggesting it. The news of the last week is bearing evidence of exactly that. If not why else use a phrase like "..the prominence and the pulpit of your historic nomination.’” The presidency is a prominent position by all means. But is it a pulpit? A pulpit due to the historic nomination of a president of color. THAT is my point.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by okmanders at 11:51 AM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:08 PM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by akinbottom2 at 12:13 PM on Dec. 18, 2008
Akinbottom2:I too see that as progress and Obama being more of a Centrist
Good Point!! I agree with that. And I do see him gravitating to some more "centrist" ideas in his speeches, etc...
(and my comment was meant to say "he is one man participating.."
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:18 PM on Dec. 18, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Dec. 18, 2008
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