Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fuck You, Rick Warren

In his ongoing attempt to be all things to all people and therefore nothing to anyone, megachurch pastor Rick Warren recently tried to distance himself from the Proposition 8 debacle on The Larry King Show. Between Jenny McCarthy and Mr. Warren here, Larry's had a banner week for morons. Said Rick: "I am not an anti-gay or anti-marriage activist. Never have been, never will be. The whole Proposition 8 thing, I never once went to a meeting, never once issued a statement." Quite rightly, most everyone who's been paying attention to Warren over the last year or so has called bullshit. In an interview with BeliefNet, Warren did indeed express his support for Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. He went on to equate gay marriage with incest and pedophilia. To be fair, though, Warren did say that he didn't oppose equal marriage rights for same sex couples, he just didn't think they should be allowed to use the legal term "marriage" for their union. Still, he seems to be speaking out both sides of his ass. Despite the fact that he told Larry King he didn't issue a statement about Prop 8, he did send a letter to members of his church telling them he supported it. Also, he preaches a religion which very clearly condemns homosexuality as a sinful act. Especially in light of the recent victories for equal rights in Iowa and Vermont, it's time we took the gloves off with these people and called them out as the bigoted, anti-freedom bastards they are. Capitulating words and soft tones can't hide the fact that what Warren wants is a separate but equal situation for same sex couples. That wasn't good enough forty years ago, and it's sure as shit not good enough today. People like Warren are on the wrong side of history, and they're just plain wrong. More details (and video) here. And if you're wondering about the picture up there, it's a drawing of Rick sitting on a turtle, holding a fork full of Earth with a lady playing volleyball in the background. No, I don't know what the fuck.

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