First of all, fuck that. I despise Rick Warren and all he stands for. Not sure why Obama would pick a bigot to give the invocation. K now to the bigger issue. I just had a debate with my mom about the ethics of actually having a government sponsored prayer (the invocation). I've always been a staunch supporter of no religion in government and this seems to be a direct church/state violation to me. However, my mother brought up a good point. She said it wasn't about the religion, rather that the person is swearing on all he believes in to serve his country well. Thoughts on this issue?