Thursday, December 18, 2008

you make time

Everyone is busy during the holiday season, but I can't help thinking it's all the more appropriate during the holidays to make time when a community is left out in the cold. President-elect Obama has invited Rick Warren, a vocal opponent of gay and lesbian rights, to give the invocation at his inauguration.

President-elect Obama is sending the wrong message. He is validating an individual who supports the elimination of a minority's civil rights in this country. Plain and simple. So. You can remind your president-elect of this in at least two ways.

1. Ask President-elect Obama to rescind this invitation.

2. Attend a "Light Up the Night" gathering. After all, both Harvey Milk and Barack Obama ran on a platform of hope and hope is not just about dreams, but their fulfillment for everyone.