Warren Lies About Prop 8 Support

I'm a little short on time, plus this one is pretty good as-is; so I'll be lazy and just paste it in.

By Karen at Bligbi.com.

Rick Warren must still be smarting from the outrage Obama provoked when he chose the despicable jackass to speak at his inauguration as he is still lying about his support for prop 8.


Warren on CNN last night:

WARREN: Larry, there was a story within a story that never got told. In the first place, I am not an anti-gay or anti-gay marriage activist. I never have been, never will be.

During the whole Proposition 8 thing, I never once went to a meeting, never once issued a statement, never — never once even gave an endorsement in the two years Prop 8 was going.

Rick Warren’s video of himself endorsing Prop 8:

In the video Warren is shown talking about how four guys overthrew the will of the people thus forcing the need for proposition 8. Warren then makes it a point to say this:


“Now let me just say this really clearly. We support proposition 8. And if you believe what the bible says about marriage, you need to support proposition 8.”

If it looks like an endorsement and sounds like an endorsement, shouldn’t we call it an endorsement?

Warren was not finished though. He went on to say that he was also lied about when some of us brought up his comparison of marriage equality for gay people to paedophilia and incest.

Warren stated:

There were some things said that — you know, everybody should have 10 percent grace when they say public statements. And I was asked a question that made it sound like I equated gay marriage with pedophilia or incest, which I absolutely do not believe. And I actually announced that.


Here is Warren in another interview conducted by Steven Waldman of BeliefNet:

Rick Warren: But the issue to me is, I’m not opposed to that as much as I’m opposed to the redefinition of a 5,000-year definition of marriage. I’m opposed to having a brother and sister be together and call that marriage. I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that a marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage.

Steven Waldman: Do you think, though, that they are equivalent to having gays getting married?

Rick Warren: Oh I do. …


And you know what the sad and horrible thing is? It’s quite possible that Warren doesn’t actually believe the shit that’s come out of his mouth. He could just be in it for the money, the attention or whatever it is he’s chasing after.

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Comment by Godless Girl on April 7, 2009 at 9:21pm
what can I say; I like that he's getting his own shit thrown back in his face. He's playing to the audience, and I wouldn't trust what comes out of his mouth if it had a halo seal of approval on it.
Comment by Dave G on April 8, 2009 at 12:44am
This should be pointed out to anyone who considers Rick Warren a 'moderate', 'honest' preacher.
Comment by Sophie on April 8, 2009 at 4:13am
"And you know what the sad and horrible thing is? It’s quite possible that Warren doesn’t actually believe the shit that’s come out of his mouth. He could just be in it for the money, the attention or whatever it is he’s chasing after."

It is always about the money for these people.

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