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Rabbi Arthur Waskow on the Inauguration : The God of Peace Fared Well

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery gives the benediction at the end of the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Photo by Ron Edmonds / AP. As for President Obama himself, any God worth the … Continue reading

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Melissa Etheridge on Making Peace With Rick Warren

Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge with Tammy Lynn Michaels.The Choice Is Ours Now: Give Peace a ChanceBy Melissa Etheridge / December 22, 2008 See ‘Why Gay Marriage is the Wrong Issue’ by Bob Ostertag, Below. This is a message for … Continue reading

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Obama Has a Deaf Ear to Religion

Evangelical maverick Rev. Richard Cizik speaks at Mosque during annual Interfaith Gandhi Walk.‘I do think it was a good idea to reach out to evangelicals, but there was a far better possible person — better religiously, symbolically, politically.’By Rabbi Arthur … Continue reading

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Juan Cole’s Take on Rick Warren

Rick Warren: “I love Muslims . . . I happen to love Gays and Straights”By Juan Cole / December 21, 2008 I was in Long Beach, California on Saturday for the annual conference of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, where … Continue reading

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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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