It is not a cabinet appointment or anything like that, merely a symbolic selection. But by picking a bigoted asshole like Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the Inaugural, the Obama camp has made a very important (and dangerous) concession to tens of millions of subscribers of organized religious wackaloonery. Apparently the Obama camp is spinning this as being inclusive despite having differences of opinion etc etc. Bullshit.
You want to spread a message of inclusiveness? I have an idea---how about letting the misogynistic bastards who have ruled organized religion for centuries be inclusive for a change? How about giving the stage to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the USA?
Pandering to bigots does not constitute inclusiveness, Mr. President-elect.
Update: For those who don't know, or think, that Rick Warren is a bigoted asshole, please check out Mike the Mad Biologist's piece and links therein.
Thursday, December 18, 2008