Wednesday, December 31, 2008

LGBT obamaphobia and the Congolese

::Colored Opinions::: LGBT Obamaphobia, thanks to Reverend Rick Warren
Can Barack Obama all inclusively tolerate the absolutely intolerant?

LGBT activists in the U.S., and especially in my hometown, San Francisco, California, are understandably outraged by Barack Obama's invitation to Reverend Rick Warren, an LGBT intolerant evangelical preacher, to say the "inaugural invocation," i.e., the opening prayer, at his swearing in ceremony, on January 20th, 2009.

Obama’s excuse, his all inclusive tolerance of the absolutely intolerant, is no excuse.

And, make no mistake about it, Rev. Rick Warren is absolutely intolerant. Speaking in Uganda at the end of March, he said, “Homosexuality is not a natural way of life and therefore not a human right. We will not tolerate this aspect, not at all.”

Homosexuality is a crime in Uganda, punishable by life in prison, and the same is true, though not formally, in Rwanda...

[ If those of us calling
for "No Rick Warrren at Obama Inauguration" expand our concern to those
brutally LGBT intolerant African populations whose presidents have
invited kindred spirit Rev. Rick Warren into their countries, we would
also, consciously or not, be extending our solidarity to the long
suffering Congolese people. ]

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