Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Rick Warren kick in the gut

The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld sums up my feelings about the Rick Warren debacle the best.

Does anybody else feel like they are in an abusive relationship?

It seems like every time lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people start feeling a sense of hope, President-elect Obama, America’s single greatest civil rights advancement in a century, manages to deal a blow to the community.

The Politico and others who claim that our screams of pain are about flexing gay political muscle or "looking for a fight," don't have a clue about what is really happening here. This isn't politics. Obama's pick of someone who campaigned against our rights -- a person who equates our deepest love and our families with sexual perversion -- isn't political. It's personal, and it hurts.

Going back to Eleveld's point about the LGBT community's relationship with the president-elect feeling just a tad abusive... Obama and his team should take note. At some point, most folks will leave an abusive relationship.

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