Thursday, December 18, 2008

O Crappy Day

Obama's choice of Rick Warren to pray at the invocation ceremony on Inauguration Day is causing a stir and it's understandable. I, too, am saddened by the choice of someone who's adamantly against gay rights and women's right to choose. However, let's not overlook the fact that the appointment will be balanced by Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader, a strong supporter of pro-choice and same sex marriage, who will oversee the benediction. Although Rick Warren puts a damper on my excitement to ring in the first black president of the United States, it's also going to be interesting to watch where this "new dawn" which Obama has spoken of, is about to take us.