Inaugural Dissonance

Jarrett

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So, let me get this straight: Obama has chosen individuals who were instrumental in the achievements of the civil rights movement to participate in his Inaugural ceremony as well as the virulently anti-gay minister Rick Warren - a man who mobilized his flock to vote 'yes' on Prop 8 and deny equal rights for LGBT. What am I missing here?Aretha Franklin and Dr. Rick Warren, an evangelical minister of the Saddleback Church, are among the select group of people who will participate in Barack Obama’s inaugural swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20…In honoring the civil rights movement, Mr. Obama has asked the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, dean of the civil rights movement and co-founder with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to deliver the benediction.

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