Friday, December 11, 2009

Thanks, Rick Warren

If you don't follow Rick Warren closely, you might think he was a pretty reasonable guy.  Remember, he's the one who gave the invocation at the Obama inauguration.  And, there's no other way to say it, he lies.  And there's proof.  He claimed on Larry King that he had taken no stance on Proposition 8 in California even while there was video of him urging people to support it it.  He claimed never, never to having compared gay relationships to incest or polygamy even though there are videos (damn those videos) proving otherwise.  He has not told the truth.

So when Rick Warren finally condemned the pending Ugandan law that would put gay people to death, Rick Warren played the innocent once again.  His video, urging the Ugandan government to nix the death penalty clause of the law, portrays Warren as a victim: how dare all those people assume I supported that law?

Well, Rev. Warren, it's pretty easy.  You've been involved in Ugandan politics and religion for quite some time.  And when first asked to condemn the law, you said it wasn't your role to do so.

Pardon me for being skeptical, but I find your statement too little, too late, and too political.  Over the past few days, when the political wind was blowing just a bit to hard in your face, you finally made a statement.  And you responded, as you usual do, in pure self interest.  Self-interest isn't a bad thing necessarily; I just appreciate it when people are a little more honest about it as a motive.

If you want to see Rick Warren's statement to see what I'm talking about, take a look below.

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