Pam’s House Blend: Homobigot Rick Warren to deliver invocation at inauguration

#1 Black Blogger and LGBT advocate Pam Spalding goes off on the Obama team’s decision to select Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the Presidential inauguration.  Here’s a little bit of what Pam had to say in her Homobigot Rick Warren Invocation Post.

  • I can understand the selection of Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, a revered veteran of the civil rights movement co-founder with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to deliver the benediction at Obama’s inauguration, but how on earth could he select fundie Rick Warren to do the invocation?
  • This selection is clearly not about “change” — it’s about making a high profile decision to give the stage over to a known homophobe; choosing Rick Warren is tantamount to asking any of the professional “Christian” set to stand up there. There is no excuse for this; given so many leaders of the faith community that are in alignment with equality for all.

She also points readers to Kyle of Right Wing Watch who says:

  • As we’ve pointed out several times before, in 2004 Warren declared that marriage, reproductive choice, and stem cell research were “non-negotiable” issues for Christian voters and has admitted that the main difference between himself and James Dobson is a matter of tone.  He criticized Obama’s answers at the Faith Forum he hosted before the election and vowed to continue to pressure him to change his views on the issue of reproductive choice.  He came out strongly in support of Prop 8, saying “there is no need to change the universal, historical defintion of marriage to appease 2 percent of our population …

By checking out Pam’s comments and some of the other sites that she’s directed folks to, this seems to be gaining some steam.  Ya’ll know I love Pam, I don’t think she’s too off base here.

We all watched Warren toss John McCain soft balls in mock debate, even though he hadn’t been in the sound proof room.   He tried to trip Obama up every chance he got, and is rewarded with a prime spot in history.

This is a story worth following.

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