U.S. President George W. Bush gestures in a conversation with Pastor Rick Warren during the Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health during World AIDS day in Washington December 1, 2008. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
OH!!! He's intolerant! A Christian preacher! Who ever heard of such a thing?
To me, the real scandal is that, for some reason, it's still necessary to have representatives of an ancient, Middle-Eastern resurrection cult open and close the inauguration, period.
Christianity, like Islam, like Judaism, etc., etc., is a terrible leftover of our ignorant, pre-scientific past, the appendix of our brains. I don't see much difference between a "nice" preacher and a "bad" preacher; they're all responsible for keeping the destructive, counter-productive, dangerous and divisive lies alive.
So, you know, Rick Warren? Whatever.