Friday, December 19, 2008

Obama's Tainted Message of Hope

On a day when the guy who designed this poster and Time Magazine's Person of the Year cover, sends a message to Obama.

I’m very disappointed by Obama’s appointment of Rick Warren to deliver his invocation during Obama’s inaugural address.....I understand that Obama is trying to appeal to conservatives and evangelicals, but this move is symbolically a slap in the face to many people. Warren is not a uniter, but a divider… he is intolerant in many of his views. I still think Obama is the best choice for president, but I can’t condone Warren’s involvement in Obama’s inauguration, no matter how insignificant it is.

On a day when the U.S. government refuses to sign a U.N. declaration calling on countries to stop jailing, torturing, and murdering gay people.

Alone among major Western nations, the United States has refused to sign a declaration presented Thursday at the United Nations calling for worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.

Even though the streets of the United States are full of homeless gay kids.

Gay youth are disproportionately represented among homeless youth, according to a study released this week. Roughly 20 percent of homeless youth self-identify as LGBTQ... and that's a conservative estimate.

On a day when Obama's message of hope rings hollow...and one can't help but wonder what kind of country wages war on its own people.

And why Obama would hug a fat greaser Monkey God hustler homophobe like Rick Warren, and BETRAY all those gay Americans who voted for him.

And it's hard not to despair or get really angry.

Out of the blue comes a young gay American voice that lifts my spirits, and reminds me the bigots won't win...

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!

YES. WE. ARE. Which these days sounds better than Yes We Can.

Obama's message may be tainted.

But Hope springs ETERNAL....


Woozie said...

Oh Barry, we never know what you'll do next. It's like a soap opera with less well groomed hair.

Simon said...

Hi Woozie....I'm trying my best to criticize Obama without giving comfort to his and MY enemies.
But that appointment could help...and what would really go a long way to make things better was if he moved swiftly to repeal the Don't Ask Don't Tell law.
I'm still HOPING.... :)