Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | Author:

You might remember that I found it quite ironic when Rick Warren recently presented President Bush, who has started two wars, with the first “International Medal of PEACE.”

Now another little twist is in the wind. Earlier today, I was getting caught up on the controversy surrounding Obama choosing Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. As Warren’s Saddleback Church has routinely condemned homosexuality, and Warren endorsed Prop. 8 in California, the gay community is up in arms, particularly one openly gay congressman:

“Mr. Warren compared same-sex couples to incest. I found that deeply offensive and unfair,” Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said in a broadcast interview.

The next thing you know, I see a post at The Lighthouse saying that the anti-gay language had been taken off Saddleback’s website. Hmmm. I traced that story back to Americablog.com, and here’s what they say is now missing:

Then I read an article that Obama can clear himself with the LGBT community, if he endorses a petition that includes the following points:

– Issue an executive order in the first 100 days of his presidency that confirms the rights of federal workers based on “sexual orientation” and extends those rights to “gender identity;”

– Develop a plan in the first 100 days to initiate a process for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military;

– Work with Congress to enact a hate-crimes law in the first six months;

– Endorse a version of the Employment Non-discrimination Act that includes protections for transgenders;

– Cooperate with Congress to halt “unequal tax treatment of domestic partnerships benefits.”

So what does all this mean to you, Pastor Rick? Are you changing your position to agree with the President on the throne? Or maybe you’re giving in to the militant LGBT activists? Or maybe God has changed the Bible when no one was looking?

I think Ricky has some ‘splainin’ to do.

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2 Responses
  1. Ogre says:

    I think, and have for some time, that Pastor Rick is more interested in having a large congregation than in anything to do with the Bible. I think he has fallen into the trap of trying to attract as many members as he can — trying to open up the church to everyone — and in the process, reject anything Biblical that “offends” anyone. That’s why he an Obama get along so well — they both want to be liked and will go out of their way to not offend anyone.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    True, Ogre, but that’s only the half of it. If you dig around into his “PEACE” plan, he really wants to rule the world. It’s a bit like the crusades, I think.