From The Department of Dubious Complaints
I’ll concede that those who are upset about Rick Warren giving the invocation at Barack Obama’s inauguration have a point when it comes to his views about homosexuality, but this complaint seems a bit beyond sanity:
I’ll grant that appointing a creationist to give the invocation is not exactly the same as appointing him science adviser, but if it represents the “spirit” of Mr. Obama’s administration, then I am not, shall we say, optimistic that Mr. Obama is truly the agent for change that he purports to be.
I dare say virtually all Christian (Catholic, Orthodox, mainline or evangelical), Jewish, and Muslim spiritual leaders of any repute are–pretty much by definition–creationists of various stripes. Now, if the compliant is that Warren is a young-earth creationist who believes the biblical account of creation is inerrant, that might be a reasonable complaint, but the idea that any creationist shouldn’t speak at Obama’s inauguration strikes me as borderline nutty.