Submitted By Todd on December 22nd at 10:43am
doesn't like it.
The first openly gay member of Congress said yesterday that it was a mistake for President-elect Barack Obama to invite the Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration.It must be embarrassing for gays that they supported Barack even though he stood for the presidency in opposition to gay marriage. So now they're not upset with Rick Warren for being against gay marriage anymore... they've found other offenses.
"Mr. Warren compared same-sex couples to incest. I found that deeply offensive and unfair," said Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).Gays are mad, it seems to me, because they thought they could trust Obama on gay rights while ignoring his duplicity on the issue of gay marriage.
...“He’s stated his support for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, he spoke out against Proposition 8, he’s against the Federal Marriage Amendment, he’s for full civil unions and domestic partnerships, he’s for the repeal of Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell,” Brad Luna (director of communications for the Human Rights Campaign) said. “He’s with us on all the issues of concern to our community except classifying relationships with the term marriage.”Time for gay rights advocates to re-read the parable of the snake.
"If he was inviting the Reverend Warren to participate in a forum and to make a speech, that would be a good thing," Frank said on CNN's "Late Edition." "But being singled out to give the prayer at the inauguration is a high honor. It has traditionally been given as a mark of great respect. And, yes, I think it was wrong to single him out for this mark of respect."