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From OBEY's Sherpard Fairey's blog...

Tomorrow my illustration for Time Magazine’s  “Person of The Year” hits the newsstands. While I’m very honored to be validated by a periodical that is nothing short of an American institution, the moment is bittersweet because I’m very disappointed by Obama’s appointment of Rick Warren to deliver his invocation during Obama’s inaugural address. Rick Warren is against gay marriage and reproductive rights, and he does not believe in evolution (maybe he offers himself as proof of lack of evolution). I understand that Obama is trying to appeal to conservatives and evangelicals, but this move is symbolically a slap in the face to many people. Warren is not a uniter, but a divider… he is intolerant in many of his views. I still think Obama is the best choice for president, but I can’t condone Warren’s involvement in Obama’s inauguration, no matter how insignificant it is. While I’m on the subject of gay marriage, I will be donating a chunk of the proceeds from an inauguration poster of Obama I was asked to create to the movement to overturn Prop 8.  At first I was considering pulling my inauguration poster, but I think re-directing funds from it to put into a cause I care about is actually more constructive. Plus, I wouldn’t want withdrawing the image to come across as a blanket boycott of Obama.  I’m sure I will ultimately disagree with Obama about many things, but I think I will agree with him on more. I think it is important to speak one’s mind, but also to not let the narcissism of petty differences sabotage our unity and progress.

-Shepard


 

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"I'm opposed to redefinition of a 5,000 year definition of marriage. I'm opposed to having a brother and sister being together and calling that marriage. I'm opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that marriage. I'm opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage." -- Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, December 15, 2008

When Pastor Rick Warren was asked to clarify this statement -- if he actually equates same-sex marriage with incest, pedophilia and polygamy -- his answer was direct and unequivocal: "Oh, I do."

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Hi,

Are you outraged by Rick Warren being invited to give the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration?

While President-elect Obama has chosen to ignore the troubling beliefs of the man who will spiritually usher in his presidency, Californians can not ignore Rick Warren and his Saddleback Church followers, based in Orange County.

That's why I'm asking you to give Pastor Warren a new invitation -- a Courage Campaign invitation to a public debate on same-sex marriage with Reverend Eric Lee, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Greater Los Angeles. Rev. Lee is a courageous leader on marriage equality in the faith community and in the African American community.

I just added my name to the invitation. Will you join me in signing it as well? (OPTIONAL: you can also write a note to Rick Warren and let him know how you feel):

http://www.couragecampaign.org/RickWarrenDebate

Then please forward this on to all of your friends and family. The more signatures we gather on the invitation, the more likely Rick Warren's views on same-sex marriage will be challenged, this time by another man of faith.

Thanks.

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 Ok, I commented on a few posts and now a post from me.

1. Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?
Yes... and I have.

2. Would you do meth if it was legal?
Nope.

3. Abortion: for or against it?
Not against it. I don't think it should be used as a form of "birth control" as in have sex and just get an abortion.

4. Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
It is the person, not if they are blessed with a penis or not.

5. Do you believe in the death penalty?
No. It is supposed to be a tool to get people to think about doing something rash that would end up killing them. But it seems to not work as intended. 

6. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
No. For various reasons.

7. Are you for or against premarital sex?
Not against. However, not everyone should have sex (even if they are married) =P

8. Do you believe in God?
Yup and he believes in me =P

9. Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Yes. I think it is funny that people say "well they could be called partnerships" Why? Why is "marriage" supposed to be only for a man and a woman? not for all men and women?

10. Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
Yes, but it isn't just Hispanics. It is illegal immigration period. I wish there was a better way to deal with LEGAL immigration.

11. A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
A 12 year old shouldn't be having sex, however, this question is missing key information. You have to deal with it on a case by case basis, as an abortion could be more damaging. Adoption has its pros and cons.  The mental side of things has to be taken into consideration.

12. Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
No.  Then again, some 21 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drink either.

13. Should the war in Iraq be called off?
No. It is hard to "call off" a war, and I see problems with a definate timeline to pull out. There should be not a specific timeline, but specific goals put into place and they should be accellated to pull out of Iraq.  Immediately we need to "pull out" on a financial level. Not to make it unsafe for our troops, but we should be billing Iraq for our services. I want the war to end. I want our troops back home. I want it now. But don't say Oct 31 we are out, say we are going to do this and this.. and then do it!

14. Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
The problem is where do you put the line for "assisted suicide." Yes, I agree that some people would be better off not going thru pain and suffering when all they are doing is living to die. But it is hard to set where that is. (And no, Assisted Suicide and the Death Penalty are two different things)

15. Do you believe in spanking your children?
Yes and no. Open hand, on butt, yeah. Anything else, no.  Also, parents are usually to blame for the kids acting out anyways and they give up and hit their kids when they get frustrated. (Yeah, I have 3 kids.)  Some parents should be spanked.. not for their kids but the way they act.  When my oldest daughter was about 4, she saw an older couple loudly arguing  with each other. She asked if she could get up from the table (we were at Hometown Buffett if I remember correctly.) She walked over and said to them, "You are supposed to be nice to one another." She walked back and sat down. The couple stopped, looked at each other, apologized to each other and then seemed to be nice to each other for the rest of the time we were there. So, yeah, even a verbal 'spanking' is deserved sometime.

16. Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
Yes. I know what the flag stands for. I know that there have been millions of people fighting for what the flag stands for. I respect the flag and what it stands for. For $1,000,000 I would burn it.

17. Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama?
Obama. He has surrounded himself with people that seem to make decent judgements.  McCain concerns me, as he and his advisors picked Palin as a VP. Makes me worry about other choices that they would have to make. (Also, is Palin a guy? I mean, she keeps saying she is "Joe Six-Pack.")

18. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
Not afraid, but I know some will. Some will agree, some will disagree. What worries me most is that those who make judgements will not take the time to talk with me.

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