Friday, December 19, 2008
Obama, Rick Warren, and the Slap in the Face
Because Obama is doing such a good job demolishing the right-wing Republicans I hate so much, I'm willing to forgive him practically ANYTHING.
But not this slap in the face.
There was no doubt that Obama, like every president before him, would pick a Christian minister to perform this sacred duty. But Obama had thousands of clergy to choose from, and the choice of Warren is not only a slap in the face to progressive ministers toiling on the front lines of advocacy and service but a bow to the continuing influence of the religious right in American politics.
Because Rick Warren is a monstrous asshole. Not just because he compares gay relationships to incest, pedophilia, and polygamy. Which is absolutely unforgivable.
Or because of his disgusting views on how women should be submissive.
God granted women a measure of freedom in submission that we can learn to enjoy.
It is a relief to know that as a wife and mother I am not totally responsible for my family. I have a husband to look to for counsel and direction. I can rely on his toughness when I am too soft and his logic when I am too emotional.
Which make me want to VOMIT.
But also because this greasy hallelujah homophobe thinks he can buy gay people off with DONUTS!!
Can you believe that latest version of some of my best friends are gay? The fat pig. I can only hope this comes true...
On a related note, this all but guarantees that during the invocation, Rick Warren will be pelted with donuts. Listen carefully for the shouts of "This is a farewell kiss, you dog!" and don't say I didn't warn you.
Or hope that when this Christianist porker hits the ground for the final time he makes as big a bang as Gerry Falwell did.
But then what do you expect in a country like the United States that is more of a theocracy than a democracy? And that ignorant Jumping Jesus hatemongering shite is EVERYWHERE.
As for Obama, it may be a shrewd political move to lure even more Republicans out of the ruins of their shattered party, until only a redneck rump is left. But it is also callous and insensitive.
Because so many gay people who were robbed of a chance to celebrate his victory, when the Proposition 8 defeat turned cheers to tears, were hoping for a chance to at least celebrate his inauguration.
Now they can't. Even though this battered and bruised minority voted overwhelmingly for him, and were dreaming of a new beginning.
Oh boy. As long as Obama can INCINERATE the Republican Party I'll still support him.
But I have to warn him, disappointment turns to anger, and his timing really sucks.
If Obama doesn't know how hurt and angry gay people are.
I'm afraid he's going to find out....