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trstr 1
So fucking rich. Dan, why exactly would you cite the eugenics-supporting Andrew Sullivan in an article about anti-oppression? Sullivan's history of supporting whacked-out racist shit has been evident for decades:
Posted by trstr on January 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 2
Just watched the video. Why credibility of that magnitude is given to hateful, religious zealotry is beyond me. The news anchor even called out Sprigg for his hateful rhetoric but was given almost equal billing.

Where's the debate on White Supremacy? Where's the debate on anti-semitism? Like Wayne said - if this was about ANY OTHER minority group, this interview would never have taken place.
Posted by TreGibbs on January 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Big Matt G 3
So there's an opening in the inaugural ceremony. Is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright available?
Posted by Big Matt G on January 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM · Report this
Thanks for this, Dan. Amazing article..
Posted by Velvetbabe on January 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Actually the far more disturbing bit is that no one on team Obama has learned a goddamn thing in four years. After the Warren dust-up last time, shouldn't the third or fourth thing on the inauguration planning list have been, "Don't do something that fucking stupid again"? Or perhaps "Fully vet the invitees before 1) inviting them and 2) announcing them"?
Posted by usagi on January 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM · Report this
rob! 6
I was wondering when awareness of this would rise above the bubbling murk. And I'm guessing Sullivan deliberately chose "lynchpin" over "linchpin."
Posted by rob! on January 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 7
Ya know...if you want to avoid courting controversy in your choice of who gives the benediction at your inauguration, you could always just not have a benediction at your inauguration.

(I do realize that choice would itself send some folks off the handle. But is it really so radical to propose that a secular ceremony know...secular?)
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on January 11, 2013 at 3:21 PM · Report this
The bible as a whole, and Leviticus in particular, spends waaaaaaay more time on mildew than on gay sex. Two chapters.
Posted by IPJ on January 11, 2013 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 9
As I see it, these guys are so zealous about homos in the bible because homos give them boners. Sounds high schoolish? It is. They just can't grow the fuck up about their own feelings.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 11, 2013 at 3:23 PM · Report this
"Louie Giglio is free think gays have a malfunction that he can cure. And we’re free to tell him to take a hike."

Can I get an AMEN!! Freedom of speech for everyone! "I hate you and I hope you die" is legal to say, but it can be darn rude and does not merit a come-to-the-White-House.
Posted by DRF on January 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM · Report this
Jaymz 11
I would like to see a Native American tribal elder do a blessing, full out with chanting and smoke and everything. Or maybe a Native Hawaiian ceremonial opening - considering our President's birthplace. Getting away from the Muslim-Christian-Jewish tension would be a good way to start the new presidency.
Posted by Jaymz on January 11, 2013 at 3:37 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 12
@11 You are so right!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM · Report this
Jaymz 13
PS to @11 - and I understand that the native cultures, both mainland and island, had no problem with the occasional same-sex attraction in the tribe - no biggie, move on, nothing to see here.
Posted by Jaymz on January 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 14
What the Bible hate mongers don't understand is that they are free to hate and hate and hate in their homes and places of worship until they drop over. But are going to be challenged when they start calling American citizens enemies of the state or destroyers of family. The old days are gone.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on January 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM · Report this
Pick1 15
If you don't have time for the whole thing. Skip to the 3:45 mark on the video. That smackdown made me laugh so damn hard.
Posted by Pick1 on January 11, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
Doesn't anyone at the White House know how to Google? You think they would have learned their lesson after the Rick Warren mess.
Posted by CJ Hogan on January 11, 2013 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Pick1 17
Posted by Pick1 on January 11, 2013 at 3:56 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 18
benedictus interruptus.
Posted by scary tyler moore on January 11, 2013 at 5:02 PM · Report this
What's always so stupid about these guys is that Leviticus et al. are in the Jewish bible (Torah) and if you'd ask any Jew on the street what they think about homosexuals being stoned to death, etc., they'd tell you something like this: "Jesus [so to speak}, why do you people go on about that crap? We don't follow it; our rabbis finessed that away because it was a stupid rule written down 2,500 years ago in a different world. The only reason it's still in the Torah is because we don't take anything out. But we're not stupid enough to think we have to follow everything that's there. Apparently you people are."

Posted by sarah70 on January 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM · Report this
imbecile 20
Giglio also has ties to key Ugandan antigay church.
Posted by imbecile on January 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM · Report this
nocutename 21
Maybe Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, could deliver the benediction.
Posted by nocutename on January 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM · Report this
@21 That would be awesome and it would give Obama major cred. Unfortunately, Obama's not that "evolved" yet. Maybe in a couple presidential elections we can have a lesbian pastor deliver the benediction.
Posted by floater on January 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM · Report this
Leviticus. The book of the Bible of, by, and/or for the Levites, the priestly caste of the Temple. The Temple has been gone for 2000 years, along with its priests, its stone altar, and animal sacrifices. It hasn't been germane to Judaism in 2000 years and it's never been germane to Christianity.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on January 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM · Report this
@22, maybe in a couple of presidential inaugurals we can have no benediction at all. As someone else said, that would be most appropriate.
Posted by sarah70 on January 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM · Report this
Ballard Pimp 25
If President Obama wants someone who will spout Christer nonsense, but has REALLY evolved, he should get Carlton Pearson.
Posted by Ballard Pimp on January 12, 2013 at 6:58 AM · Report this

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