ACTION ALERT: Tell President-Elect Obama to Reject H8 at His Inauguration

In case you haven’t heard, President-Elect Obama may have OC’s own Pastor Rick Warren, of Saddleback Church, give the opening prayer at the inauguration next month. Supposedly, this is about showing “unity”. But for all of us who’ve seen Warren in action here in OC, we know Warren doesn’t want national unity if it means respecting LGBT civil rights or women’s reproductive rights. If you’re as outraged about this move as I am, please join me in signing this petition to the President-Elect to reconsider this decision.

Dear Reader,

It is appalling that President-elect Barack Obama would invite California Pastor Rev. Rick Warren, an ardent supporter of Prop 8 and someone who is opposed to the equality of LGBT Americans, to give the invocation at his inauguration.

Demand President-elect Obama to immediately rescind this invitation.

Please sign the petition.

Would President-elect Obama invite someone to give the invocation who supported eliminating the civil rights of a minority other than the LGBT community? Of course he wouldnt!

This is a slap in the face to the millions of LGBT Americans who supported his historic candidacy.

TAKE ACTION: Sign EQCAs petition to President-elect Obama. Ask him to immediately rescind this despicable invitation. Please sign the petition.

In solidarity,

Geoff Kors
Executive Director
Equality California

  10 comments for “ACTION ALERT: Tell President-Elect Obama to Reject H8 at His Inauguration

  1. Sean H. Mill
    December 18, 2008 at 1:14 pm


    Thanks for posting this. I will be gladly signing the petition and would encourage eveyone else to do the same.

  2. December 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm


    No problem. Spread & the word far & wide. All we want are our civil rights. If homophobic bigots don’t like it, then they don’t have to marry a gay person. Simple as that.

  3. Pedrozabot
    December 18, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Back on 4/28/2008 I wrote: By the way, Mill is also a hypocrite when it comes to GLBT issues. He called me recently and spent at least five minutes ripping into one of my bloggers because of her gender. It was awful. I have never heard anything so inflammatory, even from Republicans. But Mill has the gall to call himself a liberal. Yeah right. I know better. Read about it here:

  4. Rob
    December 18, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    You bunch of complainers!!

    You have civil rights!!

    Now it is time you be CIVIL!!!

  5. December 18, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Hooray! Our favorite homophobic wanker speaks! Reinstate Plessy vs. Ferguson, segregation forever!

    Now that our favorite homophobic wanker has spoken, I guess we evil militant homosexuals must shut up & enjoy the ride as we’re shoved back into our closet!

  6. yawn
    December 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Uhh, Rob…complaining is being civil. When you start ducking shoes, then you’ll know things aren’t so civil.

  7. perwaiz ahmad
    December 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    could we first have a press release from Obama as to why he selected RW ?

  8. Steve Perez
    December 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    The President Elect made it clear he didn’t want to be involved in Prop 8, which was one of the many. many factors that led to it’s passing. This selection is no surprise to me. Should we be inclusive with the minute men, the kkk, and other groups that suppress minorities? It’s bullshit and it’s a sign of Pres. Elect Obama racking up political capital. Any of you Obama fans want to defend him on this one? I dare you!

  9. Steve Perez
    December 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Oh and for those of you interested, here’s Rick Warren comparing gay marriage to Pedophilia, Incest, and Polygamy. He only forgot bestiality.

  10. Steve Perez
    December 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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