Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Choice Is Ours Now
Melissa Etheridge offers some great insight here. It appears, from what she says, that Rick Warren is no Jerry Fallwell or Ted Haggard. He at least seems to have some respect for his fellow human beings who happen to be gay.
And her cries for peace are particularly moving. We could refuse to dialog with the Rick Warrens of the world, but where would that get us? We could write him off, ignore him and those who think like him, but how we would progress?
I'm impressed with what Ms. Etherige says here. If we really want to change the world, we better be willing to open up to those who oppose us, rather than write them off.
This does not mean that Obama made a good choice in picking Warren to lead the prayer on Jan. 20th, I don't think that was a wise or thoughtful choice, but it is to say that Rick Warren must be engaged with not merely ingored or dismissed.
About Obama's Inauguration
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