The Warren Pick
To give the invocation at Obama's inauguration is causing some delightful heartburn on the Left.Atrios
I don't actually think it was a good step politically, even though I agree that often punching hippies in the face is, sadly, politically smart. But it would be nice if someone like, say, EJ Dionne, would confront Warren's bigotry and suggest it isn't the change we can believe in. But I assume it'll just be the dirty f*cking hippies and Teh Gay. Because anti-gay bigotry is very centrist!Echidne
Here's where I see the task of the future for us dirty f*cking hippies and feminazis and such: To teach politicians that 'social issues' is not about what we eat for Thanksgiving or how we arrange flowers. Those issues are about freedom, justice, economics, dignity and respect.
Apparently this dirty effing hippies thing is some sort of term of self-endearment that the lefty bloggers use amongst themselves. I don't know how accurate it is.Think Progress
Pastor Rick Warren, President-elect Obama’s choice to deliver the inaugurual invocation, has espoused far-right views on gay rights, including likening same-sex marriage to polygamy and incest.
Well, it is certainly arguably like polygamy and incestuous marriage; if you buy the argument that the government should not be in the business of telling people who can marry whom, then clearly there is no rationale for banning polygamy and (arguably) incestuous marriages. I'm not saying gays are polygamists or incestuous; just that the same argument applies in either case.
I always try to add here that I do recognize that there are a lot of problems that gay couples face which marriage would solve. Those are the things they should be focusing on rather than getting marriage.