Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Less Warren

From Richard Cohen -- a Washington Post editorial:

"I can understand Obama's desire to embrace constituencies that have
rejected him. Evangelicals are in that category and Warren is an
important evangelical leader with whom, Obama said, 'we're not going to
agree on every single issue.' He went on to say, 'We can disagree
without being disagreeable and then focus on those things that we hold
in common as Americans.' Sounds nice. But what we do not 'hold in
common' is the dehumanization of homosexuals. What we do not hold in
common is the belief that gays are perverts who have chosen their
sexual orientation on some sort of whim. What we do not hold in common
is the exaltation of ignorance that has led and will lead to
discrimination and violence. Finally, what we do not hold in common is
the categorization of a civil rights issue -- the rights of gays to be
treated equally -- as some sort of cranky cultural difference. For that
we need moral leadership, which, on this occasion, Obama has failed to
provide. For some people, that's nothing to celebrate."


I could not have stated this better.

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