Melissa Etheridge is shaping up to be an unfortunate gay activist...when Proposition 8 passed, she acted weird and said she wouldn't pay her taxes (like that was ever gonna happen), and now that Obama's stupid selection of Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration has caused progressives to flip, she's gone the opposite direction—after chatting with Warren, she (and her deluded wife) decided it's fine to be open-hearted toward people who literally want to vote us out of existence.
Crackpot activist Jasmyne Cannick also thinks the gay community (which she defines as white gay men) is overreacting to the Warren selection because it shows Obama wants to "reach across the aisle in an effort to bring everyone to the table." Never mind that the expression "reach across the aisle" refers specifically to Democrats and Republicans—I have no problem with Obama working with Republicans—not non-bigots and bigots. She goes on to say Obama's position is that he's against gay marriage anyway, so what is the difference? Well, for starters, he is for everything but the word "marriage" for gay people, and anyone with a brain knows that is just a matter of political expediency. Is it a brave position? Not the bravest, but not the weakest. But he is not convincingly ideologically opposed to the existence of gay people. Rick Warren is—he says he loves gays, but he has explained quite thoroughly that the only good gay is an ex-gay, or a celibate gay. And that is not a gay.
(Also, Cannick is a race-baiting, gay-defeatist. She addresses the gay white community by saying we were all for Hillary Clinton, and she also belittles those of us incensed by the Warren selection by saying "the world doesn't revolve around gay marriage." True, but it can never revolve around any issue that is or any people who are not in the majority—so how is being offended by Obama's slight any more or less useful or rational than a black person angrily decrying racism? 'The world doesn't revolve around black people' really doesn't sound like a passable argument to me.)
I have not thrown in the towel on Obama over this one issue any more than I did when he fucked up by engaging Donnie McClurkin to sing for him. But I'm not stupid enough not to see this as an insult, nor am I stupid enough to give him money the next time he asks for it. Instead, I'll say no and explain why. I'm happy he is our soon-to-be-president, but I'm no push-over.
Meanwhile, the AP wants us to believe Warren is actually pilloried by other Evangelicals for not being Evangelical enough...