Rachel Maddow did a scathing and insightful segment on her program this week on the decision by president-elect Obama to invite right-wing evangelist pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration this January. Maddow asked why Obama would want to bestow such an honor on an individual who has compared abortion to the Holocaust, same-sex relationships to pedophilia and incest and has openly advocated for the assassination of foreign leaders. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom shared his perspective on the show, saying he felt the choice was a political maneuver that disappointed him, but that he was still a strong Obama supporter.

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