Rick-A-Thon: Let Rick Warren Raise Money for LGBT Equality at Obama’s Inauguration
Driving Equality is hosting a Rick-A-Thon to turn Rick Warren’s anti-equality stance into positive change for LGBT people. Every second that Warren stands at the podium, he will be raising money to advance LGBT civil rights. (Pledge Online)
Rick Warren, a staunch opponent of equal rights for LGBT people, has used his pulpit to spread lies about LGBT families and to raise money for anti-gay legislation, such as proposition 8, which stripped equal marriage rights away from same-sex couples. When Warren takes the stage on Inauguration Day, however, he will be raising thousands of dollars to advance LGBT equality across the country.Rick Warren’s invocation will not last longer than a couple minutes. You can pledge any amount you chose, whether it be $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, or even $1 for every second he speaks. You can even pledge a flat rate for the entire time he is at the podium. We will be displaying signs around Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day, tallying how much money Warren has raised for LGBT equality. We will make sure that everyone knows exactly how much money Rick Warren is raising for LGBT civil rights.
We are using Warren’s own bigotry to raise funds for a good cause, one that will help counter the lies that are being spread about LGBT people. Donations will go to Driving Equality, a 100-day trek across America, through all of the lower 48 states, to advance LGBT equality.
The Rick-A-Thon comes less than a month after Driving Equality hosted an incredibly successful Phelps-A-Thon. The Phelps-A-Thon used Fred Phelps’ recent Boston protest to raise thousands of dollars for LGBT equality. The Rick-A-Thon is proving to be just as successful. People all across the country, from 22 states so far, have pledged to the event. Many people have commented that they feel a little better knowing, even though Warren will be speaking, that he’ll be raising money for LGBT civil rights.