The disappointment is based upon Obama's premise of 'real change'. When you take that with his promise of 'equality' and then measure it against his stated personal belief that he believes marriage is between a man and a woman, then the choice of Rick Warren to participate on this huge historical day (Jan 20th) feels like a slap in the face. In the grand scheme of his term as president, perhaps not a major factor. But it still feels like a slap in the face and I believe we have every right to feel disappointed, discouraged and to let Obama know we are not pleased. We will see how 'fierce' Obama is in working towards equality when we see what he does, or doesn't do, while in his first term. I'm not sure he really thought this decision through and now that he has made this bed, he's going to have to lie in it a while.
The group I'm involved in here in Sacramento is tossing around an idea to gather up all our "Purpose Driven Life" books we bought or received as gifts, write Rick Warren a personal message inside and then borrow or rent a truck and drive them down to the steps of Saddleback Church. We are call it the "Purpose Driven Drive Back". If we can generate enough interest, then we will go forward. If anyone has one they want to 'lose' let me know!!!
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King