Rick Warren will giving the Inaugural invocation at the Inaugural. Because he ( like many other Evangelical pastors) does not condone gay marriage, a shitstorm has ensued in the blogosphere, calling the center-liberal President a failure and worse.
Really? Somehow, pastor Lowery, a progressive Christian, has been completely overlooked as the giver of the benediction. And excuse me, but Aretha Franklin is singing, yet somehow, we care about Rick Warren?
The cornerstone of this is the crappy job HRC ran in trying to defeat Prop 8 in California and the high visibility of Evangelicals who poured money in Cali to defeat it.
The reaction that came after- the nasty racist "Well, lets blame the black Baptists" after an incomplete poll taken after the election, the readiness to not do outreach, the readiness to scream only after the fact and not treat this as the right to the pursuit of happiness and private property issue that 'gay marriage'- that marriage, period- is about- says a great deal about the LGBT movement.
1) There's a lot of white skin privilege going on.
2) There's a alot of upper class privilege going on.
3) There's a willful lack of connection to other issues going on in this country, and how focusing on marriage rights keeps the rest of the country diverted from problems.
4) Different regions where gay people live are not connected, period.
5)Many gay people think complaining loudly will get them somewhere.
6) Alot of gay people are remarkably shortsighted and foolish.
All of this is not pretty or attractive in any sort of way. Unless there is serious, truly serious discussion of issues that affects gays in real ways- DADT, maintenance of property, discrimination, white skin privilege ( sorry, it is NOT like interracial marriage nor is it like legalising marriage, thanks so much)class issues, drug and substance abuse- I am sorry, but so called gay leaders cannot be taken seriously.
That's what this election was about- taking stuff stuff seriously. And if some gay people think the way to accomplish to scream like children instead of working like adults, then you will continue to be seen childishly.
Rick Warren is not about stomping on gay rights- he has made a real connection to people about poverty and work issues. Why use that as a jumping point, and then talk about gay families and how life is much harder when they cannot even guarantee their own property will go to their loved ones in case of death?