Mr Obama is defending
his choice of Rev Warren for the Inauguration...
But Obama told reporters in Chicago that America needs to "come together," even when there's disagreement on social issues. "That dialogue is part of what my campaign is all about," he said.
Obama also said he's known to be a "fierce advocate for equality" for gays and lesbians, and will remain so.
In his defense I do see his point, however, I still am a little ticked off at him. Obama could have looked at how this would play out to the LGBT community. Maybe he did and he is trying to bring all sides to the table to get a strong dialog going. Let's hope that is what is happening. I would hate to have Reve Warren be the next "little bird on the window sill" like Bush had with Dobson.
Only time will tell. I hope and pray that he does keep his promises to the LGBT community. If not then I see a large loss of support from us in the future. Is he willing to take that risk? Is he going to pull everything out of his hat just at the end of his first term so he can say, "see I did what I promised, now support me again and I will get more done."? Or is he going to pull the, "well I just didn't have the time to get it done this term, next term I promise!"?
We shall see and time will show how much his word is worth, especially to us in the LGBT community.