January 2, 2009

I’m angry. And I’m joined by some great people, like Frank Rich, New York Times columnist.

Darn you Obama! How could you ask the Reverend Rick Warren to give the invocation at your inauguration?

Warren is publicly and viciously anti gays and lesbians. He compares committed gay relationships to incest, polygamy and pedophilia.

Nothing justifies this choice, not even being open and welcoming to divergent opinions. Divergent opinions are one thing — hate language is quite another.

Tell me: how is Warren any different than the racist hatemongers? Shall we liken racism to being open and welcoming of divergent opinions? Did you invite a member of the Ku Klux Klan to participate in the inauguration? I think not.

Read Mr. Rich’s December 28, 2008 NYT op-ed column, “You’re Likable Enough, Gay People.” And, of course, the many other hues and outcries against this very bad decision by Obama. But I like Mr. Rich’s the best so far.

Filed under: Social Commentary

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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