« on: January 20, 2009, 02:06:29 PM »
HAPPY OBAMA DAY!!!
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Well there will be a protest here..
Fair enough. But I don't know if it's politically savvy to stop protesting just because someone gave you a poor substitute for what you wanted. It makes you look either gullible or unprincipled.
ITA. Especially since their protests would be protests about his being openly gay, not protests about his theology or political message.
Hm I dunno about that. I don't think their (primary) problem would be his being gay, but rather his being a gay clergyman and Obama's implicit "endorsement" (remember that term?...) of him.
Endorsement . . . of his being gay? Because surely they wouldn't be protesting the fact that Obama chose a member of the cloth to give a prayer. Yours is a distinction without a difference.QuoteIn any case, I think most politically organized evangelicals are too savvy to protest this.
I think this should quiet the politically savvy in both camps...
I didn't protest the Warren thing because I have enough more important stuff to protest already, but I don't see why you (and 7s, it seems) think this. Asking some gay preacher to give a second prayer doesn't undo the Warren endorsement. If I were protesting, this wouldn't stop me.
Off topic but I'm bothered by something. In Bush's news conference he said he was disappointed that there were no weapons of mass destruction. Why hasn't the media picked up on this Freudian slip? He wanted the WMD there, it wasn't and our leader was upset that they WEREN'T there and is dumb enough to admit it to boot?! There's a difference between being disappointed in himself for the way he handled the situation vs. Being disappointed in not finding WMD. It's Bush so it's not exactly a shock but I am a bit surprised my man Olbermann said nothing about that dumb comment. I guess there were too many to choose from and it's only an hour show.
So now my question is, will the gays get mad if/when the evangelicals raise hell over this?