Pastor Rick Warren was already caught on tape lying about his stance on gay rights.
He said this on Larry King Live the other night:
… I am not an anti-gay or anti-gay marriage activist. I never have been, never will be.
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.
Except for the tiny little endorsement he gave to the tens of thousands of members of Saddleback Church right before the vote took place:
In that video, he states:
“Now let me just say this really clearly. We support Proposition 8. And if you believe what the Bible says about marriage, you need to support Proposition 8.”
Which sounds like a direct contradiction… to everyone except Rick Warren, who was trying to explain himself in an interview with Christianity Today:
What I was trying to say is, those who obviously opposed my viewpoint on the biblical definition or the historical definition of marriage were trying to turn me into an anti-gay activist. The truth is, Proposition 8 was a two-year campaign in the state, and during those two years, I never said a word about it until the eight days before the election, and then I did make a video for my own people when they asked, “How should we vote on this?” It was a pastor talking to his own people. I’ve never said anything about it since. I don’t know how you take one video newsletter to your own church and turn that into, all of a sudden I’m the poster boy for anti-gay marriage.
When you make a video “for your own people” where you tell them to vote in favor of Proposition 8 is exactly why Warren ought to be demonized for his beliefs. If telling thousands of people to vote for Prop 8 isn’t anti-gay, then what is?
He then uses the old and annoying Christian line about how he “loves” everybody (but only because he is commanded to do so) and yet everybody hates him.
When we disagree and point to his own words, he calls it hate. When he tries to use politics to curtail equal rights for gay people, he calls it love.
I don’t understand his logic.