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  •  Why leave out other positive facts about the guy? (5+ / 0-)
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    slothlax, doroma, Dancun74, sviscusi, FG

    Look, I think there were others to pick from, but this pastor has done some very good work onissus I thought was also relevant to Progressives.

    Ignoring the good work this guy has done doesn't do us much good.

    I believe it was this work that got him noticed an an invitation. Though, again, I think there were better choices, I think this pick is far more defensible than Rick Warren.

    Lastly, there are going to bigots on the stage at the inauguration.Perhaps one will being swearing in the President. I think you have to look at the totality of people and I think President Obama, despite not being an activist, has a very good record on LGBT issues.

    There is a reason to not be pleased by this choice, and I think speaking out is good, but we got larger issues to deal with beyond who leads a prayer.

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:53:15 PM PST

    •  Hitler built the autobahn (2+ / 0-)
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      lostinamerica, mickT

      Does that mean the Holocuast was okay since the building of the first real interstate highway was completed by Hitler?

      •  And many people dismiss GLBT rights as easily as (1+ / 0-)
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        ...you dismiss sex trafficking and poverty. As far as I can tell, this guy has not implemented a program to exterminate anyone, including the LGBT community.

        Since we've now had the invocation of Hitler, it probably means that discussion isn't going to be tolerated. That is unfortunate.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:58:19 PM PST

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      •  What a load of Godwinning stupidity. n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  Time to check out... (0+ / 0-)

        this shit just went Godwin...

      •  Godwin. You lose the argument. (0+ / 0-)

        Please, do us all a favor and look up "Godwin's Law".

        I'm generally on your side of the argument here, but bringing up Hitler does NOT help things.

        ... there is always an easy solution to every problem -- neat, plausible and wrong. - H. L. Mencken

        by renbear on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:19:35 AM PST

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