Wow, it shocks me the amount of uproar in the liberal community specifically the gay & lesbian community over Rick Warren praying at the inauguration. One of the greatest political things to happen for the GL community is the election of Obama to be president. Reality is, this is a very good political move by President-elect Obama. This is his way of stretching across the proverbial aisle and embrace the other half of the country (that didn’t vote for him). How would the GL community feel if Obama put someone like Warren on his cabinet? Yea….think about that. You’d think they’d be happy that all Pastor Warren is doing is the invocation at the inauguration? Remember, Obama is (by his own admission) a Christian. He & Pastor Warren are basically on the same page here. Why wouldn’t he have Pastor Warren say a prayer of blessing at this historic event. Obama is certainly not going to have Rev. Wright? Yea?
As a person who cast my vote for McCain, I’m more and more impressed with President-elect Obama. I still disagree with most of his policies…but I will pray for him and support him as my president. Also, Obama & his team has done a fantastic job embracing technology during this transition and truly reach out to the people to communicate the process. I feel almost as close to the process by subscribing to their blog as if I were there in person. In a world where people struggle to trust our leadership….I appreciate the level of communication by the President-elect to me personally.
Question. Is Rick Warren the new Billy Graham? How would Joel Osteen feel to hear that?…move on…
So….to the Obama supporters who are upset about Pastor Warren praying…chill out….it could be worse.
….to the conservatives who think that Warren should get up at the inauguration and try to prove a political point….you don’t have a clue. The simple fact that he’s invited to the party is enough. The love of Jesus will be communicated simply by the mere presence of Pastor Warren.
Father – Please bless President elect Obama, his family, & his team who are working very hard to turn our country around. Keep them safe and bring our great country closer to you.