Psychologists call our ability to hold seemingly conflicting beliefs — such as liking a gay person while continuing to harbor anti-LGBT sentiments — cognitive dissonance, but it's not as contradictory as it seems. But, then again, maybe he really can buy goodwill by stroking the egos of narcissistic holy men. God's in the mix," Obama said. Topics LGBT rights. Kathryn Kolbert, president of People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, said Warren's selection "further elevates someone who has in recent weeks actively promoted legalised discrimination and denigrated the lives and relationships of millions of Americans". But last summer, without telling her husband and two kids exactly what she was doing, she boarded a plane for a conference in Kansas whose purpose many evangelicals would plainly consider heretical.
Obama discarded advice to spin the crisis and instead delivered a lecture on race relations that has gone down as one of the greatest speeches in the history of American politics — not to mention it saved his campaign.
Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, was an outspoken proponent of a ballot measure to rescind the right of California same-sex couples to wed, and has compared homosexuality to incest and paedophilia. Even if Gorsuch isn't as outwardly intolerant as the man whose shoes he was tapped to fill, he and Scalia have one unfortunate trait in common: It's a fallacy, but a surprisingly effective one: Inhe ruled against a transgender woman who lobbied for access to hormones through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
In more recent years, they also have embraced liberal views on an array of social justice causes, such as climate change, human trafficking and immigration reform.