Rick Warren - WTF?

By Alexander Mooney

(CNN) -- Prominent liberal groups and gay rights proponents criticized President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration next month.
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration.

Warren, one of the most influential religious leaders in the nation, has championed issues such as a reduction of global poverty, human rights abuses and the AIDS epidemic.

But the founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, has also adhered to socially conservative stances -- including his opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights that puts him at odds with many in the Democratic Party, especially the party's most liberal wing....



Saw this at kos too

and wondered what Obama could be thinking. Just another thing that makes me step back and wonder....WTF?

I think Warren is an

I think Warren is an excellent pick to deliver the invocation. He is a very good pastor and a very good man. Like Obama is attempting to do politically, Warren has tried to do religiously, bring people together despite their differences.

I'm a moderate Democrat.

Well, can't argue too much with that.

I voted for him for a number of reasons - one of which is that he said he would reach out to others and bring America together. I see that's what he's trying to do.

obama video/rick warren

I like the spirit of what Obama says in this video. I really would not be able to comment further b/c I have not yet researched the points of view/stances/behaviors that people find so objectionable about Rick Warren.

There were three choices in the primary.

Folks seem to recall the great, online, primary wars of 2006/2007/2008. There were three choices. Clinton insider politics. Edwards aggression against the right-wing. Obama peace and reconciliation.

Obama won.

THIS is exactly what Obama said he would do, I'm flabbergasted that people didn't expect this. Obama will work from the middle, he'll win reelection handily by refusing to give his critics ammunition, and he'll get some stuff done. He's not going to be the great, liberal hope that people seem to think he is. But, better than McCain and 8 more years of Republicans.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.