Originally Posted by Jennifer5
I think that's exactly the sort of thing that Obama was thinking about, when making this decision.
But positing what Obama was thinking when he made his decision to invite Warren to give the invocation is wishful thinking at best. It's trusting that the guy we are projecting all our hopes on will do right by us. Will he? Perhaps.
What can we go on here?
What the Obama has said and done.
I heard him say with my own ears that he does not support gay marriage. I heard him say with my own ears that his opposition to gay marriage was based on his faith and religion. That much is pretty clear.
I heard him say that he is a fierce advocate for gay and lesbian rights, which is an exaggeration to say the least. If he was a fierce advocate, he would be supporting gay marriage. A fierce advocate is not someone who does something half-ways.
His exaggeration is just that- an exaggeration. So he says most of the right stuff. What has he done for gay rights so far? Nothing! (oh...the rejoinder will be he's not in office yet....ok...what has he done at the State or Federal level? Anybody know? Not a thing that I know of. All we have is a platform on which he made promises.)
This is NOT the time to give the man a pass! If I have learned ANYTHING from living through the 80's and 90's and the beginning of AIDS, it is that we must NOT sit down and act like good little boys and girls. That will get us nowhere- fast. Obama has said that discussions should not be disagreeable. Really? How polite of him. And was that how his civil rights were acheived in the 60's? I think not. Blacks sat at lunch counters and were thought to be quite disagreeable.
To sit down now and shut up would only tell Obama that....yep....that's Ok....I'm fine with that....
Now. As for letting Obama down: he's a big boy. He can take the heat, believe me.