Barack Obama has reached too far across the ailse, embracing a bigot as the spiritual leader at his inauguration. Apparently, Barack Obama does not understand the hurt and the anger that he is stoking by this choice. There is very little that I can add that has not been said already. To have Pastor Rick Warren lead in prayer while Pastor Warren equates two loving people who believe in Christ and want to have their lifelong committment recognized in the eyes of their lord to criminals like pedophiles is a slap in the face to all liberals. I would not invite this man into my home, much less to pray for me. There is no political gain for Obama that would lead me to condone his choice. He is mixing politics with church and that is not acceptable. Couldn't he have left this horrible wedge issue out of his inauguration? He is saying, "Look, I have said all along that I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, so don't come asking for any hand outs. I have the auto makers to worry about."
America Blog posted Saddleback Church's old website which stated that Gays could attend his church but not be members unless they stopped being Gay. According to America Blog, the site has now been scrubbed of such language. Is Pastor Warren now accepting of Gays?