Obama’s Pet Gay-Hater
Controversy has surrounded the use of Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration. Warren’s role in the ceremony, considering his frequent denunciation of homosexuality, has been taken by many leaders of the queer community as a betrayal by Obama, considering the active queer support he received during the election. Team Obama explained that while the President did not agree with Warren on every issue, he had areas of mutual interest and agreement – particularly regarding the efforts to combat AIDS in Africa.