It seems to me that one of the "official" talking points justifying Obama's decision to have Rick Warren deliver the invocation is especially ironic:
As he's said again and again, the President-elect is committed to bringing together all sides of the faith discussion in search of common ground. That's the only way we'll be able to unite this country with the resolve and common purpose necessary to solve the challenges we face.
Well I'd say President-elect Obama's choice of Rick Warren has certainly resonated with a segment of people whose common ground is that they believe gays and lesbians to be evil. These are the only people that seem to be delighted with President-elect Obama's choice of Rick Warren. But to get an idea of just how happy Mr. Obama has made this group of people, he will have to trudge knee-deep into the swamp to see just who believes this Rick Warren choice gives them common ground with him. Here's a sampling of the celebratory responses: (Pam has a more complete listing if you are up to it):
LOL the homo's are taking a right beating lately. This is just great, what is it ah yes change we can believe in have you got that homo's? change you never thought LOL
Honestly now. Is there anyone abominable sodomites are not "furious" with?
we can watch the radical left and homo's get all their knickers in a twist
Trannies claim to be women trapped in men's bodies or vice-versa. IMHO, the entire LBGT "community" are a bunch of brown-shirts trapped in rainbow attire.
I LOVE IT! Nothing so much pleases me as seeing the queerly beloved get angry at Rick Warren over his endorsement of Proposition 8! BRING IT ON!!!
"Furious" and "fierce" are two more words that now belong exclusively to the "gay" emotional typology.
great isn't it to see these homo's get done over, the idiots actually thought he was going to give them marriage right off the bat. maybe they never heard Biden or knew in the black community or the area of chicago homo's are not well received. Not only that but did they take no notice of the church he went to for 20 years
So His Majesty is telling the gays to bite him. Sweet.
So after a long night of fitful sleep and a lot of talking myself down from a complete emotional meltdown. I have decided to step back, take a deep breath, and take a wait and see attitude. I don't really have any other choice. I simply cannot live any longer with the seething rage that has been eating at my heart and soul for so many years. I know Barack Obama is never going to please everyone and I knew from the onset that he was going to reach out to those who hold different views from him. But I guess I just wasn't prepared to see him reach out to those who are so entrenched in their own self-righteousness and beliefs that they will never ever change their views. And Rick Warren falls into that category. He is the antithesis of everything Mr. Obama claims to represent.
I won't be watching the invocation, I draw the line there. I simply cannot bear to watch Rick Warren, a man who has spent so much of his valuable resources and power to take away rights and create a whole class of "others", one of them my son while using the same Bible he'll probably be holding on inauguration day to justify it all.