Saturday, January 17, 2009

Obama's Appeal to "Our Better Angels"

In Philadelphia This Morning, Obama to Call for "A New Declaration of Independence"

January 17, 2009 7:43 AM

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Here in the City of Brotherly Love this morning, following in the footsteps of his hero President Abraham Lincoln, President-elect Obama will call for "a new Declaration of Independence" and ask Americans to invoke the same spirit of our Founding Fathers to get through these challenging times.

"What is required is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed," the President-elect will say, calling for a new declaration of independence "not just in our nation, but in our own lives – from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry – an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels."


Our better angels.  A reference to the mystical, the spiritual, the unseen.  From small thinking, prejudice and bigotry.  Bigotry as in homophobia.  How will the bigoted homophobes in the fundamentalist christian churches react to this call for 'our better angels'?

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