Why don’t we do it again?

People on both sides of the political spectrum are upset about Obama’s decision to have Rick Warren give the invocation for his inauguration.

For a good analysis of the reasons why this man is an offensive hate monger, Rachel Maddow, as usual, does a a brilliant job.

I support Obama’s right to make this decision. I also support the right for people to be extremely disappointed that Obama chose such a divisive figure.

Why don’t we just turn our backs again? When anti feminist Phyllis Schlafly was awarded an honorary degree at Washington University, members of the audience (and sympathizers world wide) turned their backs when she spoke. Seems like a polite, quiet protest against people who want to treat groups of us like we are not equal humans.

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4 responses to “Why don’t we do it again?

  1. breadandroses

    I agree. But at the same time I don’t want the whole word to have to listen how somebody like Warren blesses the administration and next for years with his hatred. Booing would be rude and inappropriate but just quietly turning our backs? Another blog suggested that people might start singing We Shall Overcome. It’s a little retro, but it would fit Obama as the first African-American president.

  2. Inviting Rick Warren to speak at the Presidential inauguration is tantamount to inviting O.J. Simpson to speak at a women’s shelter.

    Evan Wolfson guesstimates we will have Federal Marriage Equality in about 30 years (which would almost certainly require equality in employment and the military also).

    So we need to either EMBRACE the fact that most of us over 40 will NOT see Full Federal Equality in our lifetime and remain “patient” as our civil rights crawl to the finish line…
    - OR – We could begin to TREAT the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT as it treats US.

    Two American Myths:

    * Equal Protection Under the Law (except for gays)
    * Separation of Church & State (except when the law applies to gays or a woman’s womb)

    When Obama invited this “christian” to his speak at his inauguration, he invited a man who believes the Q-community are INFERIOR; “less than”. Let’s quit sugar-coating these turds! Being asked to “respect other’s opinions” doesn’t fly when those “opinions” are harmful lies about an entire segment of the population. Those “opinions” are tantamount to the extremely offensive beliefs and ideas our country once had about “negros” and “wives”, words and ideas that would NEVER FLY TODAY at an inauguration.

    Words and ideas that would incite riots today.

    The National Equality Tax Protest will be on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

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  4. Well, it’s true….the Truth does cut like a two-edged sword!

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