Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wright, Warren and . . .

From the Jeremiah Wright controversy to the Rick Warren uproar, I think we've learned that whoever Barak Obama chooses as a spiritual representative/advisor, some portion of the population will be outraged. If this makes him decide to avoid including religious leaders in public ceremonies and/or to attend church infrequently, people will say "See, he's not really a man of faith. He was just pretending in order to get elected." He's in a no win situation on this, I think.

However, the next time he wants an experienced, articulate pastor from Southern Californian to speak at a significant event he could pick, well--you know . . . :)

2 comments:

Gord said...

SO here is my question. There are Christian leaders giving the invocation and the benediction at a government event. Where are the invitations to other faith traditions?

Presbyterian Gal said...

One the one hand, Obama told us that he'd be pissing some of us off at one time or another. On the other hand, Gord has a good point, if he's going for inclusive there should be a gaggle of conservative, liberal, Jewish, Muslim, and I think a Druid would be a nice touch.