More on Rick Warren’s Invocation
The invitation to Pastor Rick Warren to give a prayer at the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama continues to generate controversy. Rep. Barney Frank, one of three openly gay congressman, has led the charge of disappointment with the incoming administration for including the homophobic Warren in the day’s planned events.
Mr. Warren compared same-sex couples to incest. I found that deeply offensive and unfair.
Wait a second?? Stop the presses! Hasn’t the argument by gay rights advocates over the last few years been that loving relationships between consenting adults be above any critique or question? If Barney Frank were intellectually honest, he could not be offended that his intimate relationship between consenting adults would be compared to another intimate relationship between consenting adults.
Instead he adopts the same intolerant attitude that he accuses Rick Warren of having. Makes me wonder if someone in an incestuous relationship would be offended with Warren as well that their intimate, loving relationship would be compared to homosexuality.
I mean hey, at least they have biology on their side…
I say all of this a little tongue in cheek as I obviously find both types of relationships in the “here be dragons” side of the ocean. But if Rep. Frank, along with many of the shrill voices denouncing the Warren invocation, could see that many (if not most) Americans see his relationship on the same plane as the one that so deeply offends him, perhaps he would be a little less angry.
Just a thought…
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