The (Misplaced) Ruckus over Rick Warren

Since the announcement that Rick Warren will deliver the invocation at Obama's Inauguration, liberals are up in arms that such a conservative, anti-gay, anti-choice preacher was chosen.

There must be something wrong with me, because I can't bring myself to care.

When I survey the landscape of American preachers, there are many more traditionally liberal preachers available. Preachers like the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who will deliver the closing prayer at the Inauguration. But I don't care about any of them, either.

The problem is, when you start to say one religious figure is more credible than another, you're giving someone credibility when they don't deserve it. No matter whom Obama picked to deliver the invocation, it would be a person who believes that the universe functions with the assistance of some outside spiritual force. How can the left get so worked up about Warren's opinion when he's obviously completely divorced from reality?

Yes, he's anti-gay and anti-choice — but the answer isn't another speaker who reads the Bible in a more progressive view, it's someone who doesn’t read the Bible at all.