Obama’s Peculiar Preacher Penchant

Yup. The pastor giving the prayer at the inaugeration is Pastor Rick Warren, who like others, thinks that you can say things about homosexuals that you wouldn’t dare say about Blacks. You can watch the interview of the Prop. 8 supporter “Rick Warren Interview: On Gay Marriage and Divorce” by Steve Waldman at BeleifNet.

I’m opposed to having a brother and sister being together and calling that marriage. I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage.

Waldman then asked,

Do you think those are equivalent to gays getting married?

Warren’s answer:

Oh, I do.

Wapo Writer Richard Cohen, who’s lesbian sister has been in a committed relationship for nineteen years titled his column today, “Warren On? Party Off.” It’s a barn burner. He writes,

He likens my sister’s relationship — three children, five grandchildren, so loving as to be envied and so conventional as to be boring — to incest or polygamy.

The conventional thing to say is that Obama has a preacher problem — first the volcanic Jeremiah Wright and now the transparently anti-gay Warren. But the real problem has nothing to do with ministers and everything to do with Obama’s inability or unwillingness to be a moral leader. Sooner or later, he just might have to stand for something.

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