Rick Warren Says He Never Endorsed Prop 8, After He Endorsed It

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Larry King had Saddlebacking Saddleback pastor and infamous author, Rick Warren, as a guest Monday night. On the show, Warren said he apologized to his homosexual friends for being supportive of Proposition 8. However, he pointed out that even though he supported it, he never once endorsed it.

Here’s a quote (emphasis mine):

“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… The week before the — the vote, somebody in my church said, ‘Pastor Rick, what — what do you think about this?’ And I sent a note to my own members that said, I actually believe that marriage is — really should be defined, that that definition should be — say between a man and a woman.”

Here’s the April 6,2009 Video:

It seems Rev. Warren suffers from a convenient case of memory loss. Or, perhaps he doesn’t consider videoing himself and broadcasting his opinions, making a statement or a type of endorsement.

Here’s a few quotes from an October 2008 video of Warren making his non-statement/non-endorsement:

“The election’s coming just in a couple of weeks, and I hope you’re praying about your vote. One of the propositions, of course, that I want to mention is Proposition 8, which is the proposition that had to be instituted because the courts threw out the will of the people. And a court of four guys actually voted to change a definition of marriage that has been going for 5,000 years.

“Now let me say this really clearly: we support Proposition 8 — and if you believe what the Bible says about marriage, you need to support Proposition 8

“This is not even just a Christian issue — it’s a humanitarian and human issue that God created marriage for the purpose of family, love, and procreation.

“So I urge you to support Proposition 8, and pass that word on. I’m going to be sending out a note to pastors on what I believe about this. But everybody knows what I believe about it. They heard me at the Civil Forum when I asked both Obama and McCain on their views.”

And, here’s the video:

Brother Richard

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