Friday, December 19, 2008
I am troubled by new revelations about President-elect Barack Obama’s pal, Pastor Rick Warren.
Obama, you will recall, pissed off the queer community by inviting the homophobic pastor Rick Warren to perform the inaugural invocation at the White House on January 20, 2009. Obama defended his decision on the grounds of “inclusiveness.” I understand now that throwing the LGBT community under the bus is acceptable to Mr. Obama but I wonder how can he knowingly associate with someone visited and praised the patron-saint of state sponsored terrorism, Syria?
It may come as a surprise to President-elect Obama to learn that Syria has worked in concert with Hezbollah and Iran, and provided shelter for every Islamic terrorist group imaginable, Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, and Jamil Al-Gashey (the only surviving Munich terrorist.)
I realize the President-elect is still learning on the job but is this really the type of inclusiveness he meant when he defended his decision to include Rick Warren in the inaugural festivities? Perhaps, President-elect Obama was unaware that Rick Warren held Syria in such high esteem that he praised the Bashar Assads and even characterized the country as a “moderate nation.” On the other hand, maybe the fact that Syria is hell-bent on the destruction of Israel just doesn’t resonate for Mr. Obama?
Either way, it’s clear that our new President-elect has a lot to learn.
H/T Debbie Schlussel