Skip to comments.Obama's inaugural choice sparks outrage
Posted on 12/18/2008 5:25:04 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
(CNN) -- Prominent liberal groups and gay rights proponents criticized President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration next month.
Warren, one of the most influential religious leaders in the nation, has championed issues such as a reduction of global poverty, human rights abuses and the AIDS epidemic.
But the founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, has also adhered to socially conservative stances -- including his opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights that puts him at odds with many in the Democratic Party, especially the party's most liberal wing.
"[It's] shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now," Andrew Sullivan wrote on the Atlantic Web site Wednesday.
People for the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert told CNN she is "deeply disappointed" with the choice of Warren and said the powerful platform at the inauguration should instead have been given to someone who has "consistent mainstream American values."
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Har har har...
“consistent mainstream American values.””
GADS! This is the way these people manage to live with themselves. Make up their own reality!
Obama = Bush third term...
LOL a closet Conservative? Pragmatist? Liar? What is it?
We warned the liberal fools.... Obama is all things to all people and nothing to anyone.
I bet ‘Reverend’ Wright ain’t happy either
More proof that Obama has no core values. He just does whatever will get him votes and money.
Gays won’t desert him over this and he can claim he was “open.”
This is Obama voting “present’ again.
DU has gone ballistic over this (gay and straight). Feel they’ve been betrayed by O.
The Honeymoon is not off to a great start.
I’m no Warren fan, but glad that an Evangelical is asking God’s blessing’s on our country.
> DU has gone ballistic over this (gay and straight). Feel
> theyve been betrayed by O.
I’ve already seen demonstrations against Obama in Keene NH. The Left is feeling betrayed.
How ironic that a bunch of treasonous, seditious, anti-American misfits should feel “betrayed”.
Tell ya what -
most of us are none too happy with Rick Warren, a self proclaimed evangelical,
giving the invocation for the inauguration of a pro-infanticide president.
RW ain’t no Billy Graham. And he sure doesn’t represent my views.
Mr. O isn’t going to fight gay marriage, abortion or anything else Mr. Warren is against.
This is just for appearance. Something in which Mr. Obama excels.
Obama only needed the left to win the nomination and the election.
Obama doesn’t give a rip about core principles, he only wants the power and to make sure he gets re-elected in 2012.
To do that he knows he has to convince just half of voting America that he isn’t any worse than Clinton or Bush.
So we have gone from 8 years of Clinton in which CLinton was a phony and just tried to be all things to all people to 8 years of Bush who told the people who he was and what they would get and never strayed from that to another 8 years of a phony named Obama.
Championed the AIDS epidemic,huh? Well, well...
I see this as The Warren supporting and Abortor and Socialist.
And the Messiah trying to win over left leaning Repulbicans
but hey what do I know?
It isn’t very Christian-like not to be forgiving and to never give up trying to convince others the Christian mantra is best no matter how bad of sinners they are.
Your post is kind of phony. Are you?
You seem to misunderstand the requirements, but it’s not my job to educate you.
As for phony, that simply makes no sense.
RW flirts with the emergent church.
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