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Appalling Bigotry and Divisiveness from Barack Obama

Posted by libhom Thursday, December 18, 2008

Barack's Obama's decision to invite notorious hate monger Rick Warren to participate in an unconstitutional inauguration invocation certainly is generating controversy in the queer community. It also is a rather blatant attack on state/church separation.

By injecting religion into a government function, Obama is following in the footsteps of his bigoted predecessors in violating the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. It sends a message of hatred and disrespect to all Americans who are atheist or agnostic. It sends a personal message that President Elect Obama does not consider me a full citizen of my own country.

Obama's choice of a dangerous religious extremist like Warren to participate in this attack on my rights as an atheist is even more disturbing. Any sensible lgbt person who voted for Obama must have at least some sense of regret at this point. I'm so relieved I voted for Cynthia McKinney.

Rick Warren has dedicated a major potion of his life to promoting hatred, bigotry, discrimination, and violence against women and queers. President Elect Obama has legitimized this kind of behavior by inviting Warren to participate in an inauguration.

It is sad that Obama campaigned on uniting the country, but is doing something so divisive and hateful. Obama should be rejecting the divisive and dangerous behavior of the Christian Right, not legitimizing it. The Taliban's regime in Afghanistan should have taught everyone about the dangers imposed by pandering or catering to militant, religious fundamentalists like Rick Warren.

When you combine women, queers, and freethinkers you have a majority of US citizens. How can Obama unite the country by attacking and demeaning a majority of the people who live here? Barack Obama is acting like as much of a divider as George W. Bush.

 

7 comments

  1. GDAEman Says:
  2. What was he thinking? This was debated, yes debated, on the Jim Lehrer News Hour tonight 12/18.

     
  3. Pagan Sphinx Says:
  4. I saw that debate. I think it was on Lehrer that one guy poo-pooed the choice of Warren as solely "symbolic". It's symbolic alright.

    I just blogged about this same thing and then came over here to see what you had to say about it.

     
  5. cul Says:
  6. I think I was more upset by the church and state separation aspect than by the inclusion of a religious homophobe. At least the benediction choice is pro gay Reverend Joseph Lowery. Inclusiveness is a bugger sometimes.

     
  7. blackflower Says:
  8. well,I'm not a American.I saw that news,and..the comments.
    I don't understand why those people hate gay people.marriage right is people right,not only about gay.and what gay group want is just to be respected.but I think Obama's choice represents that he may want to seek something balanced,after all,he is a politician.and,since American can accept a black president,some day,"gay"will not be an issue~so dose the world~

    ~~sorry~my English is poor~

    :)

     
  9. Christopher Says:
  10. Hey Buddy,

    Stop by when you can.

    You need to see what I've unearthed about Rick Warren's unholy alliance.

    Obama needs to have his head examined for dancing with this asshole.

     
  11. libhom Says:
  12. GDAEman: I'm starting to get suspicious as to what Obama was thinking by doing this myself.

    Pagan Sphinx: I like what you wrote. This whole thing is so disturbing.

    cul: I was upset by both. Involving a bigoted fanatic like Warren was exclusionary against women and lgbt people.

    Christopher: I'm less bothered by Warren talking to Syria than by his efforts to promote the spread of HIV in Africa by supporting abstinence only scams.

     
  13. Riverwolf, Says:
  14. While I may disagree with you on other "religious extremists" (*wink*), I'm with you on Warren!

     

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