A Purpose-Driven Lie

2 comments April 12th, 2009at 12:34pm Posted by Eli

So apparently Rick Warren bailed on his Easter appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos at the last minute, claiming “exhaustion.”  I wonder if maybe someone leaked to him, or he suspected, that Steph was going to expose him as a liar on national TV.  It wouldn’t be difficult at all, Steph would just have to juxtapose these two clips here:

Oh the joy of getting busted lying on international TV and having to do serious damage control. My post on Tuesday, “Rick Warren lies about his homobigotry on Larry King Live,” was picked up by Huff Post and created a buzz for  pointing out that on the man who delivered the invocation at the President’s inaugural, Rick Warren, the spiritual leader of Saddleback church, flat-out lied about his support for Prop 8. A recap from the CNN transcript…


WARREN: 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.

But of course he seemed to have forgotten his message to his flock prior to the election where he very clearly endorsed Prop 8:


WARREN: Here’s an interesting thing: there are about 2% of Americans are homosexual, gay, lesbian people. We should not let 2% of the population determine — to change a definition of marriage that has been supported by every single culture and every single religion for 5,000 years. This is not even just a Christian issue, it is a humanitarian and human issue, that God created marriage for the purpose of family, love and procreation. I urge you to support Proposition 8 and to pass that on.

Or the “clarification” e-mail Pam got from Warren’s “worship leader”:

During the King interview, Dr. Warren also referenced a letter of apology that he sent to gay leaders whom he knew personally.  However, that mea culpa was not with respect to his statements or position on Proposition 8 nor the biblical worldview on marriage.  Rather, he apologized for his comments in an earlier Beliefnet interview expressing his concern about expanding or redefining the definition of marriage beyond a husband-wife relationship, during which he unintentionally and regrettably gave the impression that consensual adult same sex relationships were equivalent to incest or pedophilia.

That BeliefNet interview didn’t sound like an unintentional impression to me.

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.

Um, I’m no religious expert, but isn’t there a commandment that says Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Your Ass Off?

Oh, and boy howdy do I wish Steph would ask Jon Stewart for some advice on how to handle slimy guests who bail on you.

Entry Filed under: Media,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. julia  |  April 12th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    funny, he’s all over adversity for other people.

  • 2. Cujo359  |  April 12th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Actually, I think you’re not supposed to covet your neighbor’s wife’s ass. I’ve been good about that one lately.


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