Thursday, December 18, 2008

On the brighter side

Phoenix Woman has a post up today about "The OTHER Preacher at the Inaugural":
Like most people, I was shocked to see that Rick Warren was going to give the opening benediction at Barack Obama's inaugural. Warren is not only a raging homophobe and James Dobson with a slicker style, he's also repaid Obama's previous efforts at outreach by stabbing him in the back.

Lost in all the uproar over Warren's presence is the presence of another preacher at the inaugural: Joseph Lowery, the fellow who will give the closing benediction -- and who, in addition to being a civil-rights hero on the order of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself, is also a friend to the GLBT community.

We have cause to cheer here. The Rev. Mr. Lowery is a great man.

I note this to have balance in the inaugural story.

I do NOT, however, believe that we need to "balance" truth with lies, knowledge with ignorance, or love with hate. That sort of phony "balancing" has become a trademark of corporate media and does not serve the interests of truth, knowledge, or love.
--the BB


susan s. said...

Well, he who closes the show is remembered long after the first guy, hopefully....

The Cunning Runt said...

I agree with your closing sentiment; it's kinda like the Fairness Doctrine of Bullshit!

And thanks for the "heads-up" on JL, I needed to hear something more affirming than the Warren news!