Email the Obama Team to Voice Concerns about Rick Warren

Dear President-Elect Obama,

In your acceptance speech in Grant Park you included gays in your words of inclusion. I was filled with hope that our country was embarking on a new era.

Now that Rick Warren has been announced as the paster who is to give the invocation at your inaugural ceremony, the bloom is fast fading from my rose of hope. In Rick Warren’s interview with Ann Curry, he claimed that being gay is an impulse one must work to overcome, a mindset that is not only outdated and incorrect, it is bigoted. On Warren’s web site it clearly stated that gays are not allowed as members of his church.

Why has your team chosen a man of bigotry to seal your presidency in the name of God?

Our country needs to move toward ever-increasing freedoms, not pander to those who live in fear, ignorance, and hatred.

Please reconsider the choice of Rick Warren. There are other pastors who base their beliefs on love and compassion for all.

If you are inclined to voice your opinion about Barack Obama’s choice of pastor for his inauguration, you can go to the web site for the transition team and write a letter. Remember to write Rick Warren in the subject area.

7 thoughts on “Email the Obama Team to Voice Concerns about Rick Warren

  1. Dana says:

    I just wrote the longest letter EVER. It was going to be a quick note, but NOOOOOOOO. My fingers get going and there’s no stopping them.

    Thanks for this post. I like posts that bring up difficult issues and then give people a way to respond meaningfully. You rock.


  2. odessa says:

    christine, thanks for posting this. for days now i’ve tried to wrap my brain and come up with reasons why Obama had chosen him, but i’m still very confused. i’m going to write that letter for sure.

    on the other hand, i wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!


  3. Michelle says:

    ” … being gay is an impulse one must work to overcome …” What???

    I can’t believe there aren’t many other options better than this man.


    Christine, blessings and hugs for the holidays.


  4. Jo says:

    Yes happy holidays and here’s to a great 2009 for both of us….for our poetry and our ouroboros *grin*. You have been a shining light for me……your friendship, support, hard work, you’re a star. Okay, I’m being mushy, I better skeeeeeeeeeedaddle xo


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