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jhrobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 07:08 PM
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198. I absolutely understand what you mean and I also understand what
nichomachus means too. It is a slippery slope and we are fighting among ourselves (big surprise). I do think we desperately need to reach across the aisle and heal this polarized country before it implodes from the anger and hate. I just don't think that this choice was well considered. It seems to me that this inaugural is a celebration between people that struggled together to bring to fruition this historical event. It should be our party (and anyone else willing to drop the bigotry and hate and wade in), but the selection of Rick Warren casts a pall on it and to quote some CNN commentator ( she was right on the other night talking to Anderson), Obama just doesn't get it. It is a matter of respect and integrity. There are many pastors out there that walk a fine line of moderation and any one of them would have been a better choice. I am willing to bet that MOST of the congregation of Rick Warrens voted for McCain and I don't think this should be rewarded so resoundingly. Open up a dialog-fine, just don't make us feel like we are second class citizens one more time (and this is exactly what the words and beliefs of Rick Warren and his church are doing when they denigrate us as human beings).
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