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* This will be the most open, accessible, and inclusive Inauguration in American history. * In keeping with the spirit of unity and common purpose this Inauguration will reflect, the President-elect and Vice President-elect have chosen some of the world's most gifted artists and people with broad appeal to participate in the inaugural ceremonies.
* Pastor Rick Warren has a long history of activism on behalf of the disadvantaged and the downtrodden. He's devoted his life to performing good works for the poor and leads the evangelical movement in addressing the global HIV/AIDS crisis. In fact, the President-elect recently addressed Rick Warren's Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health to salute Warren's leadership in the struggle against HIV/AIDS and pledge his support to the effort in the years ahead.
* The President-elect disagrees with Pastor Warren on issues that affect the LGBT community. They disagree on other issues as well. But what's important is that they agree on many issues vital to the pursuit of social justice, including poverty relief and moving toward a sustainable planet; and they share a commitment to renewing America's promise by expanding opportunity at home and restoring our moral leadership abroad.
* As he's said again and again, the President-elect is committed to bringing together all sides of the faith discussion in search of common ground. That's the only way we'll be able to unite this country with the resolve and common purpose necessary to solve the challenges we face.
* The Inauguration will also involve Reverend Joseph Lowery, who will be delivering the official benediction at the Inauguration. Reverend Lowery is a giant of the civil rights movement who boasts a proudly progressive record on LGBT issues. He has been a leader in the struggle for civil rights for all Americans, gay or straight.
* And for the very first time, there will be a group representing the interests of LGBT Americans participating in the Inaugural Parade.
1. Apparently gay rights and women's reproductive rights do not come under social justice.
2. And a marching band is supposed to make up for this?
3. What kind of common ground can LGBT Americans and women find with people who are hellbent on destroying and controlling them, exactly?
4. What, is HIV/AIDS a gay disease or something? Where did that come from in the debate?
5. Good on you for Rev. Lowery. Still doesn't excuse Rev "abortion is equal to the Holocaust", "samesex marrigae is equal to childrape" Warren.
6. Funny how Republicans can manage to push their anti-everyone but rich Christian fundamentalist agenda's through when they are in power, and fuck the liberals and everyone else, but somehow Dems. feel that they need to fuck liberals as well when they get into power in order to be Pres. of all people.
7. Separate but equal is not equal.
8. Softly spoken bigotry is still fucking bigotry.
9. We are NOT FUCKING ISSUES, asshole. We are PEOPLE. There is a difference.