Even though I put a petition up on my blog, I'm having doubts on whether it's worth the fight. He's not going to preach his anti-gay views, and this isn't about legislation. Pissing off Christians over this seems off to me.
Other gay activists who share that opinion? Andrew Sullivan, Chris Crain, (Citizen Crain). The truth is, it was reading Chris's work that brought me back to this position. I also wonder how far we can "ban" these guys from speaking, though it may not be a constitutional issue. It is a fact that Rick wouldn't be here if he said this crap about blacks or Jews. So in this sense, yes, Rick's presence shows that we're still only half-way in condemning bigotry. He compared gay relationships to incest and bestiality. Sick fuk, even Chris agrees.
But that pretty much what most/many of these evangelicals believe. Too many population to kick to KKK country.
I do think it's awesome that Hilary Rosen and Rob Zimmerman went on CNN to condemn him. Rob even said he supports gay's right to marry. Perhaps its only because he can afford to? Oh well.
This year (and a half), the top federal priority are the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act and ENDA. They must be TRANS-inclusive. No excuses. Pick the right time, go forward, do NOT take out gender identity. By August of next year, strides should be mostly made.
Despite my doubts on the Warre fight, I am curious to know how many gay AND straight people will petition and protest his presence. Facebook has a group on getting rid of him.
Do what you will, just know that I have my issues
*** It is worth noting that Obama has stated that he disagrees with Rick's views on LGBT issues, even though he invited him to speak. Also another pastor will be speaking: one who SUPPORTS equality. So we are getting a pro-justice pastor.