Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I, Enraged

Well not enraged but a little peeved.

The first time my future wife came to my apartment she held up a copy of Time Magazine that had a picture of Obama on the cover. This was in 2006 and the article was about this wizkid that just released a book.

My wife asked, "Who's this?"

I replied, "That's the next President of the United States of America."

Book it, I called that years ago. Anyway, I'm a gigantic Obama supporter. Huge. Obama is the first elected official that I can say I would die for and this is from a man that worshiped Clinton more than my own God.

But minutes before the inauguration, Obama started pissing me off.

I believe that the gay rights issue, especially in marriage, is not an issue of gay vs straight or religion vs heathenism. Quite simply it is a CIVIL RIGHTS issue.

Anytime you look at one particular section of society and say you can't have this because of who you are, is an immediate call to Second Class Citizenship. I believe it as strongly as anything I've ever believe.

I wrote yesterday how I was struck dumb at the awesome legacy of Martin Luther King when I stood in front of his tomb as a child. As a man I have come to realize that Dr. King's fight isn't over.

This is such a huge issue to me that I told my wife while we are still dating that, I don't mean to influence your decision, but I will leave you if you don't feel this way.

One of the many bonds that unites my wife and I is the wish for equality for all.

Which brings us back to Obama. Rick "Needs a Dick" Warren did the invocation. A man so backward that he is damn near a child.

Rick Warren has made a name for himself in California as a bigger segerationist than George Wallace.

Anyway, his stance on the gays not withstanding, I was pissed at Rick Warren for an entirely different reason.

The following is a direct quote:

"I say to you as my son who is here today, my 14-year-old son – he probably would not quote scripture. He probably would use Star Trek instead, and so I say, ‘May the force be with you."

I'm down to putting up with a little prehistoric homophobia but confusing Star Trek and Star Wars


Love for all,
BA Boucher

PS I found this a little amusing


primadonna20 said...

Hahahaha! Not what I was expecting when I started reading. :D I, for one, can't believe he said that in his invocation at all...

BA Boucher said...

I was a little shocked myself. I guess everyone including Ricky Square needs to make themselves a little cooler around Obama.

primadonna20 said...

Yup. One has to keep pretty far away to stay out of his shadow. As for me, I'm content to stay's cooler than the sunlight. ;)

Just_Me said...

Oh my dear science fiction collection that is so wrong!

Lady Glamis said...

I must have missed that as my toddler ran around screaming during the invocation.

I am positively stunned. So wrong!!!