All across the country today average people were surprised by suddenly stinging cheeks. They were slapped. Hard. Who would do such a thing? The President-elect? No. I don’t believe you!
Yes. He. Did. Obama chose the Rev. Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration.
Mr. Obama…we fought for you. We worked for you. We believed we could do it. I’m not referring to gays, Mr. Obama. I’m referring to people. Individuals all across the country who believed that, with your election, the dream of equal rights for all Americans finally had a chance of coming true.
We voted for you in droves. And you invite Rick Warren to speak? At one of the most historic moments in the history of our country?
Let’s remember who we’re talking about here.
[Warren] compared gay marriage to incest, pedophilia and polygamy and repeated the inaccurate charge that without Prop 8, conservative preachers could be prosecuted for hate crimes. He described ’social gospel’ Christians of the 20th century as closet Marxists.
Still don’t get it? Replace the word “gay” with “interracial.” Still think it’s no big deal?
I had hope, Mr. Obama. For one shining moment, when you stood on the podium in Chicago and addressed Americans so inclusively by race, gender, class…I don’t even remember all the words. But I do remember you saying “gay or lesbian.” Tears streamed down my face. I thought praise God. . . . .Yes We Can.
Then you invite someone to speak at your inauguration who compared millions of hard working, tax paying, family oriented, respectable people to pedophiles. And you think that’s okay?
Yes We Can? How about Oh No You Didn’t?