Friday, December 19, 2008

Reactions to Barack Obama's Insult to the LGBT Community

There are people far more eloquent (and much more polite) than I could ever be, leaders in our community, voicing outrage at Barack Obama's choice of bigot Rick Warren to give his inaugural invocation. Apparently, even a self-professed "fierce advocate" (his word) of our community such a Obama is happy to insult an entire segment of the American people. Here are some reactions:
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Human Rights Campaign
US Rep. Barney Frank
LA Gay and Lesbian Center
I'm left to wonder if he might have so readily picked an antisemite, misogynist or racist to this role in his inaugural. Somehow I doubt it. Apparently, in Barack Obama's world view, the LGBT community is the one group which still does not deserve the respect afforded others.

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