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Inauguration symbol matters

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In the LA Times, nation editor Katha Pollitt called it “an insulting choice” to Obama’s supporters. After all, how can a man who urged his flock to vote for Proposition 8 in California, which overturned a state Supreme Court decision imposing gay marriage, be invited to pray at Obama’s inauguration? Are not those of us who worked to overturn Proposition 8 just like people who oppose interracial marriage? Isn’t such a person supposed to be radioactively bigoted — akin to George Wallace, barring the schoolroom door with dogs and raised billy clubs?

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