Senator Barack Obama votes against the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and associate Justice Samuel Alito who believe in a dead Constitution that allows for utterances of God in the public square.
Presidential candidate Obama could no more disown Rev. Jeremiah "G-D America" Wright (pictured with Obama) than he could the whole of the black community.
President-Elect Obama assigns the task of the Inaugural invocation to an Evangelical Southern Baptist preacher who is, naturally, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage who won't commit to not uttering the name of the real Messiah at The Mall, the greatest public square of them all:
At George W. Bush's 2001 swearing-in, the Revs. Franklin Graham and Kirbyjon Caldwell were criticized for invoking Christ. The distinct reference at a national civic event offended some, and even prompted a lawsuit.
Warren did not answer directly when asked whether he would dedicate his prayer to Jesus. In a statement Tuesday, Warren would say only that, “I'm a Christian pastor so I will pray the only kind of prayer I know how to pray.”
Advocates for gay rights protested Obama's decision to give Warren a prominent role at the swearing-in. Warren supported Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. Obama defended his choice, saying he wanted the event to reflect diverse views.
Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, said it's wrong to expect members of any faith to change how they pray in public.
“For a Christian, especially for an evangelical pastor, the Bible teaches us that we are to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. How can a minister pray any other way?” Franklin Graham said. “If you don't want someone to pray in Jesus' name, don't invite an evangelical minister.”
Graham, who in 2001 stepped in for his ailing father, ended the invocation with, “We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit.”
He then assigns the task of the first prayer of Inauguration week to an unrepentant wife and child abandoner who was chosen to be a Bishop despite that fact and the fact that he lives with the lover he left his family for. He happens to be gay:
Bishop V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the only openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has been asked to give the invocation at the first official inaugural activity, a welcome event with the president-elect on Sunday afternoon on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Robinson had been critical of president-elect Barack Obama for asking Rick Warren, the evangelical pastor who encouraged voters to overturn same-sex marriage in California, to deliver the invocation at the inauguration
He claims to oppose same-sex marriage, yet opposed Proposition 8 in California that made such marriages legal and now has been discovered to have publicly admitted favoring same-sex marriage prior to the recent campaign:
In a 1996 questionnaire filled out for a Chicago gay and lesbian newspaper, then called Outlines, Obama came out clearly in favor of same-sex marriage, which he has opposed on the public record throughout his short career in national politics.
"I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages," Obama wrote in the typed, signed, statement.
What are we to make of all this Obama mishmash?
Is Pastor Rick Warren just a prop to appease his more socially conservative supporters? Does the family man approve of Bishop Robinson's adulterous relationship and abandonment of children?
To this former democratic party activist and official of 18 years until 2000, it looks quite familiar: A democrat gets a pass from the leftist drive-by media with a wink and a nod, confident that the democrat will deliver on their agenda through judicial appointments.
Why alienate one voter when one can speak in vague phrases about living Constitutions and what one personally prefers, when one can have it both ways with a fawning media that will also likely not stoke up the outrage if the Name of Jesus is uttered from the Inaugural podium.
Well, this part of the drive and park media isn't fooled, and will insist that those conservatives, black, white and Hispanic that trusted in The One will not go apprised when the betrayal is in progress.
It all seems pretty damning of God, America.
"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." – The Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts