President-Elect Obama, Rick Warren & Tolerance

When Misty and I were married two years ago we attended The Church of The Good Shepherd on that following Sunday morning. The pastor is Talbot Davis and I have great respect for his ministry there. I was reading his blog yesterday and this post was just outstanding. I include that post here and his blog address so that you might enjoy his messages as well.


Monday December 22, 2008

As many of you know by now, President-elect Obama has chosen Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and The Purpose-Driven Life fame to deliver the invocation at the January 20 inauguration.
As you also know, the reaction from some groups has not been positive. I’d direct you to the links but the language in them has been “colorful.”
The primary objection is that Warren is too conservative on a variety of issues, primarily abortion and gay marriage. Although Warren and the church he serves are unparalleled in their works of mercy and justice, his stands strike some as “intolerant.”
So they won’t tolerate him.
Isn’t it ironic?
That in the name of tolerance there are some folks who simply won’t tolerate the presence or the voice of others?
I think President-Elect Obama made a wise and tolerant choice. I believe it will be the first of many.

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