Barack Obama has defended his decision—and it was his alone—to invite professional gay hater Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration by saying that we need to "agree without being disagreeable," and that's it's "important for America to come together even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues," so that we can "focus on those things" that we do agree on. Like, um, global warming—Warren and Obama agree that it's a problem. Warren probably believe it's caused by pride parades, but whatever—let's come together and get to work!

I guess Obama—who also described himself as "a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans" in his press conference this morning—doesn't think there's anything disagreeable about Warren comparing the relationships of adult gays and lesbians to incest and child rape. But if we're all going to agree to disagree without being all disagreeable and shit, why not invite Sean Hannity to speak at the inauguration? Or one of the anonymous authors of those Obama's-a-secret-Muslim emails? Maybe that crazy "Obama's-a-scawy-Ayrab" lady from McCain's town hall meeting would like to attend the inauguration? Or how about a white supremacist who, while not at all happy about our first black president, happens to agree with Obama about the importance of early childhood education?

Or are only gays and lesbians required to tolerate people who refuse to tolerate us?