No gays in Happy Valley
Has anyone bothered to explain how giving a gay basher a national platform is a decision made in the name of ending division? I'm really confused - there are lots of clergypeople in America who haven't gay bashed. And remember - it's not just that Rick Warren is against gay marriage, it's that he's very publicly attacked gay people with the worst kinds of slander.
How are Barack Obama and Joe Biden publicly claiming that their selection of Rick Warren to deliver a prayer at the inauguration is in the interest of ending division?
... needs to learn about how Happy Valley works:
Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lay in a valley far, far away in the mountains the most contented kingdom the world has ever known. It was called Happy Valley, and it was ruled over by a wise old king called Otto. And all his subjects flourished and were happy, and there were no discontents or grumblers, because wise King Otto had had them all put to death, along with the trade union leaders, many years before. And all the happy folk of Happy Valley sang and danced all day long, and anyone who was for any reason miserable or unhappy or who had any difficult personal problem was prosecuted under the Happiness Act.
See how our awful divisions and bickering partisanship can be cleaned up in a jiff?
If there are any gays in Happy Valley, let us at least hope they know their place. If they stop asking for messy things like equal rights, there will be no divisions at all, and everyone will live in harmony — so long as they act in ways that are acceptable to the Religious Right and those who love to have rivalgasms with them, since that's the kind of happymaking that no one seems to object to.