It always seemed to me that Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President-elect Obama's outspoken former pastor, made a lot of sense. Oh, not the stuff about AIDS being an invention of U.S. spooks -- but certainly his response to 9/11.
Apparently he's right about his former parishioner as well:
What else can I think of the President-elect when he gives that religious huckster Rick Warren the job of praying open his inauguration? I guess I could think that Obama really does think gay people are scum, but that seems unlikely -- he's smart and sophisticated. So he must just think we're expendable.
Warren is not only a professional homophobe who cut a video full of ignorant ahistorical bullshit about the Bible and history to urge support for Prop. 8 -- he's also a right wing nut. He claims to object to torture, but recently told Beliefnet that he never got around to raising the issue with his buddy George W. Bush. He recently agreed on TV with the idea that the U.S. should "take out" the annoying President of Iran. Some man of God this guy!
Yeah -- that other annoying pastor, Jeremiah Wright, might have had a right idea. He claimed to have said to Obama:
Sounds about right to me. Obama will be as a good a president as aroused people make him be -- not one whit better.