Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Do you know that God smiles when you be you?

Pastor Rick Warren speaking at TED.

I linked through to the TED lecture from John Hodgman’s piece on Obama’s selection of Warren to deliver the invocation at the inaugural.

The quote that I’ve extracted above comes at the very end of the twenty-plus minute talk in which Warren speaks to living a purpose-driven life and how crucial it is that each of us be who we are “wired to be.”

There’s heartbreak and hypocrisy in that statement, of course, because Warren’s stand against gay marriage suggests that he’s opposed to folks being who they are wired to be if they're wired to be gay.

On the upside of the Prop 8 debate, the New York Times ran a lovely piece on Mildred Loving, who combated miscegenation laws in her lifetime and voiced her support for gay marriage before she passed away this last year.

Let me know if you can read it without choking up -- I couldn’t.


anniemcq said...

the piece on Mildred Loving was my favorite of all. I love that issue.

dbur4900 said...

I couldn't read it without choking up either. Thanks for this. I can't pretend to know what she feels now, but I know how she felt then.

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