Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Obama, Warren, And The Inauguration

Andrew Sullivan writes:
Rick Warren will give the invocation at Obama's inauguration. Warren is a man who believes my marriage removes his freedom of speech and cannot say that authorizing torture is a moral failing. Shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now. He won't be as bad as the Clintons (who, among leading Democrats, could?), but pandering to Christianists at his inauguration is a depressing omen. More evidence that a civil rights movement needs to realize that no politician can deliver for us what we have to deliver on our own.

That was pretty much my reaction as well.

The fact of the matter is that there are far more Evangelical voters than gay voters, so Obama's choice here isn't too surprising even though it's quite disappointing.

I'm more glad than ever that I voted for Barr.

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