If our new president is truly devoted to change, he will separate, once and for all, the sloppy, congealed mess that is Church and State. He will allow us to shed unsolicited religious ideology which suffocates us like a dirty, wet t-shirt.
The gay marriage issue has intruded so profoundly on gay politics that I am told I should protest the inauguration of Obama, because he invited a minister to say a prayer whose main priorities are climate change, poverty, and AIDS.
Nearly every admonishment of Obama these days includes some call for the candidate to cut to the chase. Simplify the speeches, they say. Chop down the answers into blurbs. But what all these freelance campaign managers miss is this: Barack doesn't think that way. He's not a refrigerator magnet guy.
Pastor Rick Warren's forum with McCain and Obama tomorrow could be the most exciting event of the political season. Why? Because the pastor of Saddleback Church isn't a member of the press, and maybe he won't act like one.