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My back was turned but I could still hear the hypocrisy

My workplace held a 2-hour viewing of the inaurguration today and I tried, oh how I tried, to wait until 11:49 AM to go because I wanted to see the swearing in without subjecting myself to Rick Warren's BS.  Alas, I thought I was in the clear with Aretha, but no… the asshat had to go on after her and I had to hear his foul, loathesome, deceptively folksy-preacher voice.  Two of my gay co-workers and I turned our backs to the screen, but turning your back still means you hear the hypocrisy loud and clear:

“Help us, oh God, to remember that we are Americans, united not by race, or religion, or blood, but to our commitment to freedom, and justice for all.”

Freedom and justice for all, you say?  Funny that you were so recently advocating for the exclusion of gays from Constitutional rights.

And the biggest, smelliest, hottest, smushiest horsesh*t of all:

“When we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, when we forget you, forgive us. When we presume that our greatness and our prosperity is ours alone, forgive us. When we fail to treat our fellow human beings and all the earth with the respect that they deserve, forgive us.”

I hope God forgives you, Rick.  I really do.

He almost sounded like he really was apologizing for his false sense of hetero-superiority and disrespect for our rights and dignity.  If only he had left it alone, but he just had to add the next line:

“And as we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new birth of clarity in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches, and civility in our attitudes — even when we differ.

Hypocrisy: the act of preaching a certain belief, religion or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself.  Example:  preaching civility after you have just committed the ultimately uncivil act of seeking to destroy the civil rights of others.  And preaching that we are all one and God loves everyone while excluding gays from your church because you equate their loving, committed relationships to incest, pedophilia, polygamy, alcoholism and a hankering for junk food.  Real civil, Rick.  Gosh, with civility like yours, who needs barbarism?  And implying that those you persecute are uncivil toward you because you don't like it when they call you out on your bigotry and purposeful harm?  There's the twist in the hypocritini.  It's dressed up in a nice glass, folks, but don't drink it down.  The euphamistic booze is addictive.

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