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Get Your Rick Warren Off My Barack Obama

Maybe what bothers you about Rick Warren is the way he campaigned in support of Proposition 8, which revoked the equal right of all loving couples to get married in California.

Maybe it’s the way that Rick Warren compared same-sex marriage to pedophilia.

Maybe it’s the way that Rick Warren subjected the presidential candidates to a theological test of worthiness at a public, televised forum.

Maybe it’s the way that Rick Warren lied about putting John McCain in a “cone of silence” while Barack Obama was receiving questions during that forum – when McCain was actually in a private car, able to listen to all of the questions and to Obama’s responses.

Maybe it’s the way that Rick Warren accuses women who exercise their reproductive rights of waging a “holocaust”.

Maybe it’s the way that Rick Warren says that only people who believe in God can be President of the United States.

Maybe it’s one of the many other extremist right wing ideas that Rick Warren uses his power to force onto everyone else.

Whatever the reason, it’s time to stand up and talk back to Rick Warren. That also means that it’s time to stand up and talk back to President-Elect Barack Obama, who has chosen Rick Warren to deliver an official religious invocation at the Inauguration on January 20, 2009. Rick Warren opposes the Constitution’s guarantee of equal rights to all, and that makes him a profoundly disturbing selection for official involvement in the Obama inauguration. It’s a signal that Barack Obama himself cares more about scoring political points than in upholding the Oath of Office.

Rick Warren is a sleazy character, and we need to point that out to those people who think that it’s okay to just pooh-pooh his anti-constitutional campaigns. That’s why we designed this t-shirt – to put the new political partnership of Barack Obama and Rick Warren in the proper context. Wear one, and we’ll throw the double entendre in for free: Get Your Rick Warren Off My Barack Obama.

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