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A Sandy take on Warren's rocky week

by Jeremy Hooper

6A00D8341C503453Ef01116856A816970C.Jpg-2At this point, it's safe to say that the entire "pro-family" movement is pissed at Rick Warren. This latest slam comes from longtime anti-gay activist Sandy Rios:

"On moral issues I come out very clear," declared Warren when speaking in the safety of his church last October. But when confronted by homosexual friends and by CNN's Larry King, he folded like Peter. He told a national television audience that he had "apologized" to his homosexual friends for making comments in support of Proposition 8. He "never once gave an endorsement" of the marriage amendment, he declared in that much larger, electronic courtyard. "I never once issued a statement." But that was not true. He had given an impassioned plea on camera for support of Proposition 8...a plea worthy of a Christian leader...a plea to follow Jesus' teaching on marriage. Then in one CNN moment, he not only backed away from the hard teaching, but lied in the process. On camera...both times...for all to see.

Seduced by the pressure of fame? Driven by the desire to please his friends? Afraid to be seen as bigoted to a national television audience? Whatever the motivation, the denial is no less significant.

Rick Warren - another Easter denial [ONN]

::sigh:: It makes us sad to see anti-gay-on-anti-gay hostility.

Oh wait a minute, on second thought...

[::writer looks inside and checks the state of his internal feelings::], it seems we actually don't mean "sad" at all, but rather "giddy as a schoolgirl." Giddy as a schoolgirl is how we feel when we see two people who've so proudly attacked our very existences publicly turn on each other instead! Sorry about that confusion.

Back to Sandy's piece: She is calling on Pastor Warren to "repent," saying that if he doesn't, he'll have "lost his moral authority as a Christian leader." On a related note, we're calling on both Sandy and Rick to pray, preach, confess, daven, repent, or WHATEVER -- just get your personal faith practices out of our civil freedoms!

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Your thoughts

Queeny bitch fight, bible edition!

Posted by: corvidae | Apr 14, 2009 4:08:18 PM

By her own words, she acknowledges that anti-gay statements and a pro Prop 8 position are "bigoted."

Posted by: Gavin | Apr 14, 2009 6:15:19 PM


Family Research Council believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects. While the origins of same-sex attractions may be complex, there is no convincing evidence that a homosexual identity is ever something genetic or inborn. We oppose the vigorous efforts of homosexual activists to demand that homosexuality be accepted as equivalent to heterosexuality in law, in the media, and in schools. Attempts to join two men or two women in "marriage" constitute a radical redefinition and falsification of the institution, and FRC supports state and federal constitutional amendments to prevent such redefinition by courts or legislatures. Sympathy must be extended to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, and every effort should be made to assist such persons to overcome those attractions, as many already have.


Posted by: Wayne | Apr 14, 2009 9:30:45 PM

No one here cares what FRC thinks, and neither does the scientific consensus, the APA, or any creditable organization.

Posted by: vzk | Apr 14, 2009 11:36:58 PM

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