December 23, 2008
Speaking on Larry King Live, Vice President-elect Joe Biden said the gay and lesbian community had “nothing to worry about” concerning Barack Obama's commitment to gay rights.
Obama's choice of Rev. Rick Warren to give the invocation at this inauguration sent shivers up the spines of gay activists last week. Warren supports the outlawing of abortion in all cases and is a staunch gay rights opponent. But his moderate tone on AIDS, poverty and climate change have made him controversial among social conservatives.
Gay activists say Warren is homophobic. They point out that his evangelical Saddleback megachurch in Southern California bans gays and lesbians from attendance, he supports the controversial ex-gay movement that claims gays can be “cured” through prayer, and, most importantly, he supported the...