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With all the controversy over Rick Warren delivering the invocation prayer at Barack Obama‘s inauguration, one group of people wants to use the occasion to raise money for LGBT civil rights.

Driving Equality is hosting a Rick-A-Thon to turn Rick Warren’s anti-equality stance into positive change for LGBT people. Every second that Warren stands at the podium, he will be raising money to advance LGBT civil rights.

Rick Warren’s invocation will not last longer than a couple minutes. You can pledge any amount you chose, whether it be $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, or even $1 for every second he speaks. You can even pledge a flat rate for the entire time he is at the podium. We will be displaying signs around Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day, tallying how much money Warren has raised for LGBT equality. We will make sure that everyone knows exactly how much money Rick Warren is raising for LGBT civil rights.

You can make your pledge here.

I think the Secular Coalition for America should do something similar.

Same rules.

But this time, the pledges are made for every second Warren or Rev. Joseph Lowery deliver public prayers.

The money goes to the SCA to prevent further entanglement of church and state.

I think that has more of a chance for success than the lawsuit against the inauguration folk.

(Thanks to Maria for the link!)