Like most progressives, I was very disappointed by our president-elect's decision to have homophobe Rick Warren give the invocation at his inauguration. I am not going to be at the inauguration, but if I was able to do so I would want to somehow protest this decision. There are probably a great number of people on this site who are planning on attending and would like to protest Warren.

If you are one of those people, then this diary is for you. I heard about this on Air America's "Politically Direct" show hosted by David Bender.  

One of David's guests suggested that it would be great if the cameras panning the audience saw everybody wearing a white ribbon tied into a knot. This is a symbol of the White Knot Campaign, a movement committed to marriage equality.

If you go to the link above you can get instructions on how to make the ribbons and suggestions on how to hold a ribbon-making party. The latter could be especially useful for those going to the inauguration with a group.

I think this is a great way to protest the terrible choice Obama made in giving Warren this sort of platform in a way that is not disrespectful to the great accomplishment of Barack Obama and his movement. What do you think?

Originally posted to MikePhoenix on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 04:08 PM PST.


Is the wearing of White Ribbons a good way to protest Rick Warren giving the invocation at Obama's inauguration?

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