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Homophobe Rick Warren To Give Invocation At Obama Inauguration

Infamous marriage equality opponent Rick Warren has been tapped to give the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration and outrage is ripping through the progressive blogosphere.

Via Right Wing Watch:
In 2004 Warren declared that marriage, reproductive choice, and stem cell research were "non-negotiable" issues for Christian voters and has admitted that the main difference between himself and James Dobson is a matter of tone. He criticized Obama's answers at the Faith Forum he hosted before the election and vowed to continue to pressure him to change his views on the issue of reproductive choice. He came out strongly in support of Prop 8, saying "there is no need to change the universal, historical definition of marriage to appease 2 percent of our population ... This is not a political issue -- it is a moral issue that God has spoken clearly about." He's declared that those who do not believe in God should not be allowed to hold public office. So why has this man been tapped to deliver the invocation at Obama's inauguration?
In a recent interview with BeliefNet, Warren compared same-sex marriage to incestuous and pedophile marriages, saying that he saw no difference. But hey, it's OK, after all he loves the gays and has even eaten in their homes.

Very disappointing, Mr. Obama.

UPDATE: Here's Rick Warren advising his flock on how to vote on Prop 8.

UPDATE II: The Freepers are pissed about this too, but for a different reason.

-"Rick Warren should recuse himself from this ministerial assignment. Obama is a pro-abort extremist. That is hardly a position worth a blessing from a Christian pastor."
-"0bama supports outright INFANTICIDE. He should be shunned by anyone that does not also support INFANTICIDE."
-"Warren must care more about being seen than he does about killing babies."

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