I figured I’d get in trouble so I’m just asking.

Because I’ve read a lot of Rick Warren’s books – The Purpose Driven Life was a best seller, and I thought him to be less fundy than, say, James Dobson or Pat Robertson.

But then again, I can’t get over how I felt he tried to use a debate forum between the President-Elect and Senator McCain to basically sandbag Obama, by allowing McCain to cheat.

Joe Sudbay of AmericaBlog is REALLY up in arms about this choice.  Here’s a sample:

Throughout the campaign, there were a few times when I was irritated with the Obama campaign, but I have never been so angry with Obama and his staff. By choosing homophobe Rick Warren, who helped pass Prop 8 in California, to do the invocation at the inauguration, Barack Obama just said to LGBT Americans that we’re not part of that event. Thanks.

I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it is what it is. I’ve also said that along the way, PE Obama would send certain messages with some of the choices he makes; and some of them might not be to our palate.  So, what do you think, JJP readers?  For my money, I’m wondering what was wrong with giving the invitation to Jim Wallis of Sojourner’s, instead of Warren?  Discuss, Discuss, Discuss….

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