So pissed off. So hurt. So let down.
First off, I can’t believe Obama had the gall to say he was a “fierce advocate for gay and lesbian Americans”.
Excuse me, but you do NOT get to call yourself a fierce advocate when you don’t support the very basic, fundamental civil right of marriage for gay people.
You do NOT get to call yourself a fierce advocate when you give Rick Warren the stage at your inauguration. Oh, and one of his talking points was that he also had a glbt friendly pastor.
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.
So does that mean it would be okay to have a racist preacher as long as we had a preacher who believed in equality to balance him off? hmm, I kind of doubt that.
And you do NOT get to call yourself a fierce advocate when you allowed opponents to use you as a prop for Prop. 8 and you stayed silent when your voice could have been the deciding factor.
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Now turn that anger into something productive. Let Obama know how you feel. Call: 202-540-3000 and press “2”. Email.