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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 20, 2009, 02:06:29 PM »
HAPPY OBAMA DAY!!!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 19, 2009, 01:41:19 AM »
Happy MLK day!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 17, 2009, 08:36:38 PM »
So jealous...I'm tempted to get in the car and drive 18 hours.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:58:37 AM »
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. 

The Warren invitation cannot be undone. That is a just a political reality everyone is going to have to deal with. People who want yell about this until it goes away will eventually do more damage than good. No one is saying that people should not protest, but people should at least be smart about it. Really, is it beneficial to protest Obama over Warren now? It doesn't make me gullible or unprincipled to say no.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 12, 2009, 10:29:26 PM »
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.

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In 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.

I got protest for days...

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 12, 2009, 08:30:50 PM »
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.

you are preaching the the f-ing baptist choir and I'm the lead soloist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 12, 2009, 07:17:30 PM »
So now my question is, will the gays get mad if/when the evangelicals raise hell over this?

Why would they? Evangelicals (1) didn't vote for Obama 10-1 and (2) already had a representative at the inauguration, so they have no reason to feel slighted.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 12, 2009, 02:43:01 PM »
Even though I never posted this on the board, I thought it...and I'm excited!

Gene Robinson: Gay Bishop Giving Obama Inauguration Prayer

New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, a vocal gay rights leader, will open President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration with a prayer on Sunday's kick-off event at the Lincoln Memorial.

"I am writing to tell you that President-Elect Obama and the Inaugural Committee have invited me to give the invocation at the opening event of the Inaugural Week activities, We are One, to be held at the Lincoln Memorial," Robinson wrote in an email to friends.

The announcement comes after weeks of outcry from the gay community over Obama's choice of evangelical, anti-gay pastor Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation.

"It's important for any minority to see themselves represented in some way," Robinson said in an interview with the Concord Monitor. "Whether it be a racial minority, an ethnic minority or, in our case, a sexual minority. Just seeing someone like you up front matters."

Robinson is the first openly gay diocesan bishop in the Anglican Communion. "God never gets it wrong. The church often takes a long time to get it right. It is a human institution, but one capable of self-correction," Robinson told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "I believe in my heart that the church got it wrong about homosexuality. There is great excitement in my heart to be living in a time when the church is starting to get it right."

Robinson said he would love to sit down with Rick Warren but believed that the California pastor has "perpetrated lies about the gay, lesbian and bisexual community."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/12/gene-robinson-gay-bishop_n_157076.html

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 10, 2009, 01:23:48 PM »
<<annoyed. Especially, with that innocent look on his face.

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