Rick Warren to Deliver Invocation at Inauguration
Just wanted to let everyone know about this.
My gut reaction was to feel punched in the gut again and lose all hope for gay rights. But Rick Warren in his interview with beliefnet did not oppose civil unions. He is a step up from Dobson and even his mind seems to be changing a bit. However, he is still very anti-gay and I feel unfit for this role. I can still see this as a political move, but someone is going to feel very betrayed by the end of Obama's presidency. Now, fundies and moderate Christians who oppose full equality are going to be angry if Obama attempts to gain full equality for GLBT folks. And we are already planning on being upset because he likely will not even seek civil unions. As someone who is opposed to any rigid view of religion and is disgusted by people with "answers", having a Christian-Exclusionist deliver the Invocation is just annoying and, in my mind, un-American. A universalist should always be chosen for this honor.
"Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind."
"But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..."
-First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution