Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rick Warren is a Liar

Pastor Rick Warren is a liar. Surely he must have known that the California Supreme Court declared, in its landmark ruling about same-sex marriage, that the California Constitution would be violated if same-sex marriage was not allowed. In the same proclamation, the CA Supremes noted that religion was irrelevant in their ruling. They wrote that "no religion will be required to change its policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples, and no religious officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in contravention of his or her religious beliefs."

The Proposition h8te folks started their campaign after the CA Supreme Court ruling. Pastor Rick Warren joined the anti-gay coalition. And, a major plank of the propaganda used to pass Prop 8 was the LIE that ministers would be forced to marry same-sex couples in their churches on penalty of law -- imprisonment -- loss of their special tax status, etc. (Elisabeth Hasselbeck continues to drop into her bullshit on The View some nonsense about a European minister allegedly jailed for refusing to marry a gay couple.)

Rev. Warren boldly told Ann Curry, in a Dateline NBC interview that he "joined the fray out of a concern that if Proposition 8 wasn't passed, pastors would lose their right to preach about the biblical definition of marriage." More bullshit that he enjoyed spreading. Idiot. He must know that the Constitution of the United States says something about Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. Jerk.

What part of "no religion will be required to change its policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples" did he not understand?

And, yes, Pastor Warren may continue to exclude gay folk from membership/communion with his christianist church (and its franchises).

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