Tag Archives: Obama Inauguration

Jeff Jones : The Bay Area Reacts to the Rick Warren Saga

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom has always been a vocal supporter of diversity and the GLBT community.‘As an enthusiastic gay Obama supporter, I can see that his choice of a homophobe preacher is a gratuitous political gaffe that he didn’t … Continue reading

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The Rick Warren Debacle : Views From the Left and the Right

Barack Obama’s choice of pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration has stirred up a storm. Dancing with Rick Warren is more than making nice with a sector of our society that Obama probably views as an … Continue reading

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Obama’s Consensus Building : Rick Warren and, Say, Bull Conner?

Birmingham Police Commissioner Eugene (Bull) Conner called out the dogs on civil rights demonstrators in 1963. Surely he wouldn’t have been included under President-elect Barack Obama’s umbrella.‘Using an evangelical mega-church fence-straddling homophobe and anti-abortion champion to offer an inaugurating prayer … Continue reading

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Inaugural Program : Sneak Preview

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Obama Invocation a Split Ticket : Civil Rights Legend; Raging Homophobe

Rev. Rick Warren with President-elect Obama. Warren’s reactionary views on gays, abortion and other social issues have made his pick highly controversial. Photo by Buck / EPA. Rev. Joseph Lowery of Atlanta, a long time civil rights leader, shown here … Continue reading

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