Evangelical megapastor Rick Warren is going to give the inaugural invocation of President-elect Barack Obama. That enraged the gay society in the United States. Meanwhile he has started to consider appointing Bill White, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York and the first openly gay chief of a military branch, as Navy Secretary. Jessica Bennett and Daniel Stone from Newsweek kindly gave us that information as concisely as possible.
I am a person with liberal views on human rights and liberties but I can’t understand why the gay activists are so sensitive on seeing Rick Warren give the inaugural invocation of a Democratic President. It’s maybe because I don’t know anything about Rick Warren but the fact that he’s conservative on human rights and liberties doesn’t mean that being appointed to give inaugural invocation violates any person’s rights and liberties. What do you expect that that evangelical megapastor is capable of doing during this inaugural invocation – prohibit gay marriages in Massachusetts and Connecticut???
Meanwhile, as Jessica Bennett and Daniel Stone put it, Bill White will surely be asked about the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Its supporter Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness was quoted about Mr. White’s nomination as saying that “It’s a matter of judgment, and I think that would be very poor judgment on the part of the commander in chief”.
Her statement is not specific but if you click here, you can figure out how ridiculous her views on the military are. I don’t think that woman knows what patriotism is. I don’t think people like her can ever figure out that one can be homosexual and at the same time be a professional and love their country as much as heterosexuals do. Moreover, I am not sure whether she is heterosexual herself. Some people (not everyone, of course) are harshly against certain views because they support them themselves. Thus they want to suppress them in their minds and make sure that nobody finds out the truth about them.
Enough is enough! I can’t see why gays and lesbians shouldn’t be in the military serving their country, or even just deny their homosexuality while being there. It’s time we learned how to be tolerant toward each other so that we live in a more peaceful society.