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Obama's inaugural choice sparks outrage
CNN ^ | December 18, 2008 | Alexander Mooney

Posted on 12/18/2008 5:25:04 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

(CNN) -- Prominent liberal groups and gay rights proponents criticized President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration next month.

Warren, one of the most influential religious leaders in the nation, has championed issues such as a reduction of global poverty, human rights abuses and the AIDS epidemic.

But the founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, has also adhered to socially conservative stances -- including his opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights that puts him at odds with many in the Democratic Party, especially the party's most liberal wing.

"[It's] shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now," Andrew Sullivan wrote on the Atlantic Web site Wednesday.

People for the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert told CNN she is "deeply disappointed" with the choice of Warren and said the powerful platform at the inauguration should instead have been given to someone who has "consistent mainstream American values."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; hissyfit; inaugural; obama; richwarren; rickwarren

1 posted on 12/18/2008 5:25:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Har har har...


2 posted on 12/18/2008 5:30:23 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“consistent mainstream American values.””

GADS! This is the way these people manage to live with themselves. Make up their own reality!


3 posted on 12/18/2008 5:31:07 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama = Bush third term...

LOL a closet Conservative? Pragmatist? Liar? What is it?

We warned the liberal fools.... Obama is all things to all people and nothing to anyone.


4 posted on 12/18/2008 5:31:52 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I bet ‘Reverend’ Wright ain’t happy either


5 posted on 12/18/2008 5:32:06 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

More proof that Obama has no core values. He just does whatever will get him votes and money.

Gays won’t desert him over this and he can claim he was “open.”

This is Obama voting “present’ again.


6 posted on 12/18/2008 5:32:16 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

DU has gone ballistic over this (gay and straight). Feel they’ve been betrayed by O.


7 posted on 12/18/2008 5:33:50 AM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Honeymoon is not off to a great start.


8 posted on 12/18/2008 5:35:13 AM PST by AU72
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m no Warren fan, but glad that an Evangelical is asking God’s blessing’s on our country.


9 posted on 12/18/2008 5:35:21 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: umgud

> DU has gone ballistic over this (gay and straight). Feel
> they’ve been betrayed by O.

I’ve already seen demonstrations against Obama in Keene NH. The Left is feeling betrayed.

How ironic that a bunch of treasonous, seditious, anti-American misfits should feel “betrayed”.


10 posted on 12/18/2008 5:36:46 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: umgud

Tell ya what -

most of us are none too happy with Rick Warren, a self proclaimed evangelical,

giving the invocation for the inauguration of a pro-infanticide president.


11 posted on 12/18/2008 5:38:10 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Thank You Rush
“consistent mainstream American values.”

Conservatives realy really really need to speak up and get out there and make it very very very clear that the liberal agenda is NOT mainstream American values. We have shrunk back and gave them the inch they needed to take a mile.

Reflecting on my old cheer leader days, "Push em back! Shove em back! Waaaaayyyyy Back!" =P
12 posted on 12/18/2008 5:42:17 AM PST by ljswisc
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To: MrB

RW ain’t no Billy Graham. And he sure doesn’t represent my views.


13 posted on 12/18/2008 5:42:17 AM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mr. O isn’t going to fight gay marriage, abortion or anything else Mr. Warren is against.

This is just for appearance. Something in which Mr. Obama excels.


14 posted on 12/18/2008 5:43:36 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: tomnbeverly

Obama only needed the left to win the nomination and the election.

Obama doesn’t give a rip about core principles, he only wants the power and to make sure he gets re-elected in 2012.

To do that he knows he has to convince just half of voting America that he isn’t any worse than Clinton or Bush.

So we have gone from 8 years of Clinton in which CLinton was a phony and just tried to be all things to all people to 8 years of Bush who told the people who he was and what they would get and never strayed from that to another 8 years of a phony named Obama.


15 posted on 12/18/2008 5:44:03 AM PST by HD1200
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To: pgkdan
Warren...has championed issues such as a reduction of global poverty, human rights abuses and the AIDS epidemic.

Championed the AIDS epidemic,huh? Well, well...

16 posted on 12/18/2008 5:44:45 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I see this as The Warren supporting and Abortor and Socialist.

And the Messiah trying to win over left leaning Repulbicans

but hey what do I know?


17 posted on 12/18/2008 5:45:15 AM PST by Rightly Biased (McCain is the reason Sarah Lost <><)
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To: MrB

It isn’t very Christian-like not to be forgiving and to never give up trying to convince others the Christian mantra is best no matter how bad of sinners they are.

Your post is kind of phony. Are you?


18 posted on 12/18/2008 5:46:01 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200

You seem to misunderstand the requirements, but it’s not my job to educate you.

As for phony, that simply makes no sense.


19 posted on 12/18/2008 5:49:14 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: umgud

RW flirts with the emergent church.


20 posted on 12/18/2008 5:49:49 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And since many conservatives see right through Rick Warren, Zero has managed to make everyone mad at the same time. So I’d say he’s off to a terrific start.


21 posted on 12/18/2008 5:51:06 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: MrB

amen

I hope the Catholic Church has enough respect for its values to avoid public participation in coronating this acolyte of mollech


22 posted on 12/18/2008 5:54:21 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What? Obama didn’t want Rev Wright? hmmmm


23 posted on 12/18/2008 5:57:00 AM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
People for the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert told CNN she is "deeply disappointed" with the choice of Warren and said the powerful platform at the inauguration should instead have been given to someone who has "consistent mainstream American values."

Good. Mr. Warren can quote from Washington's Farewell Address, or the Declaration of Independence.

24 posted on 12/18/2008 5:58:30 AM PST by Loud Mime ("Only the dead have seen the end of war" Plato)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"consistent mainstream American values."

Gay marriage just got kicked hard to the curb in liberal California and this broad says the gay agenda is "mainstream?"

25 posted on 12/18/2008 6:02:59 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I have no issue with Rick Warren asking for God to bless this president and this nation. For how many years did the Rev Billy Graham do this very same thing. That said, I would rather that it was the Rev Franklin Graham but I have a feeling his comments on muslims doesn’t sit well with Obama.

I personally don’t care much for Rick Warren and his stand on the “emerging church.” Didn’t he say something after Palin was selected that she called him for advice when the truth was he called her.


26 posted on 12/18/2008 6:06:36 AM PST by Dartoid
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To: silverleaf
coronating this acolyte of mollech

Barack Obama is far more wicked than I ever suspected.

He is luring decent people into his web of deceit for his own cynical political ends.

He is worse than Bill and Hillary Clinton. He is even more dangerous.

He wants to try and put a stamp of approval on his evil by surrounding himself with suckers who don't see the betrayal they are destined to face.

27 posted on 12/18/2008 6:08:10 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

I gather Rick Warren is a real Obama fan

Either thinks he can salvage the guy, or is deeply wracked with white liberal guilt, or both

I suspect guys like Warren have never known what it is to be played by a hustler like zerO. We are all in for hard lessons.

Having created photo ops of evangalist support to use for his next election campaign, zerO will no doubt push FOCA and repeal of “don’t ask dont tell” shortly after the coronation


28 posted on 12/18/2008 6:13:16 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: MindBender26
Obama’s biggest base are the blacks. He knows where they stand if not it has become clearer from the California vote. I don't think he's ever been for them in the public arena. The gays just followed him because he's a liberal.
29 posted on 12/18/2008 6:21:09 AM PST by teacherbarbie (I would go into politics, but I like to keep my youthful looks.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Warren, one of the most influential religious leaders in the nation,

Who???

30 posted on 12/18/2008 6:28:11 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: MrB

“Tell ya what -

most of us are none too happy with Rick Warren, a self proclaimed evangelical,

giving the invocation for the inauguration of a pro-infanticide president”

And if an athiest gave the invocation we will complain that this is a nation under God and a religious figure should have given the invocation.

Can’t win either way.


31 posted on 12/18/2008 6:35:04 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Probably the least hypocritical thing that ‘bammy could have done was have Wright or Pflaeger give the invocation.

Yeah, we’d have criticized him for it, but at least he’d not be a hypocrite.


32 posted on 12/18/2008 6:39:36 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All

Very interesting. Very interesting thread. BUMP for all posters.


33 posted on 12/18/2008 6:42:34 AM PST by PGalt
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To: MindBender26
More proof that Obama has no core values. He just does whatever will get him votes and money.

I can't think of a money or vote reason to do this. He's a leftist, but he may not be as much as a leftist as he portrayed himself to be in order to get elected. In any case it's good news.

34 posted on 12/18/2008 7:55:49 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
>>>In any case it's good news.

It's very BAD news. Obama is much further left than anyone is willing to admit. He is vehemently anti-Israel, pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-military, etc. He is a student and follower of Saul Alinsky, the worst of the worst!

The real problem here is Rick. He has become way too quick to do whatever will get him media coverage. He should remember the passage about lying down with swine.

The other real problem is the fools that think that because Obama picks Rick as a speaker that something might be better. Are we so easily fooled?

35 posted on 12/18/2008 2:23:20 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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To: pgkdan

ping


36 posted on 12/18/2008 3:54:41 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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