Dialogue on Public Broadcasting System
I just watched PBS's Newshour. There was a substantial conversation including Harry Knox of HRC about the invitation to Rick Warren to give the invocation at the Inauguration.
One of the remarks made about Warren was that he was invited because he has supposedly taken the place of Billy Graham as "America's Pastor." My feeling is that Billy Graham never made the kind of harsh anti-LGBT statements that Warren has made and that he never took public, political stands against LGBT persons.
Obama has not made bad points justifying the invitation, but I think it is a sad commentary on the state of the Christian faith in this country that Rick Warren is now deemed to be "America's Pastor." I think there is all the more reason for Soulforce to press for dialogue with Warren (as they did earlier this year).