December 20, 2008.
There seems to be a loss of reality on the part of many Americans, no matter what their religious, political, or sexual beliefs are.
There seems to be no intellectual understanding of the connection between the passage of Proposition 8 in the bluest state in the nation and the hollering about a preacher who is going to give a prayer at the Inauguration of Barak Obama.
There needs to be a reminder of the words used against Obama during the election. Specifically these words are still hurting his attempt to change America. The evidence can be found, among other places in the real world, on the front page of The Times (of Shreveport LA) of yesterday, reporting on the conflict in Claiborne Parish over not only the mistreatment of a black student who was overly eager after Obama’s election but, more important, the fact that during the election a teacher circulated literature claiming Obama was the anti-Christ.
Now think about how to combat this continuing attack on Obama from the radical nutty-usually “religious” right that will undercut his ability to make any good changes, and then add an attack on his coming administration from those on the left and some homosexuals over his invitation of a preacher (Warren) to lead a prayer at the inauguration.
Hopefully the youth of America will know enough history to understand how much better America is today for all minorities than it was even a decade ago, much less how life for blacks and homosexuals was in the civil rights days of the 1950s and 60s when their parents were marching for the right to even vote, and to get an education in schools not divided by race.
That is what Obama needs to remind us, and ask for a little help from all of us, no matter for whom we voted or how much hope we have for his administration.