Explaining why he would invite California Prop 8 advocate Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, President-elect Barak Obama said, "We have to disagree without being disagreeable and then focus on those things that we hold in common as Americans."
Which is why David Duke will be acting as an usher.
Marginalizing gays is relatively safe, politically speaking, since there's not another election for a few years. Just pat them on the head and put them back in the box.
If Obama is pandering to the religious right, that's not good.
If Obama genuinely believes that this is the way to bring us together, that's worse.