Obama Selects Evangelist for Invocation
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
Published: December 17, 2008
Barack Obama has selected the Rev. Rick Warren, the evangelical pastor and author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, a role that positions Mr. Warren to succeed Billy Graham as the nation’s pre-eminent minister and reflects the generational changes in the evangelical Christian movement.
The nation's pre-eminent minister?
So there you have it.
This isn't a case of 'the first shall be last and the last shall be first'. What I mean by that is that the minister who supports full equality- and is participating- isn't getting the 'pre-eminent' positioning here. Are we talking about him? No.
What are we talking about? Warren. And his anti-gay views. And Obama's myopia.
Wanna define yourself? Have people like Warren speak for you by placing them in front of the camera's and 'invoking' God. That'll do it. Will anyone be reading your talking points...blah blah blah?
Ok...the buzzer just went off. Times up. All in favor of protesting raise your hand!