It’s not just you and Queerty wondering WTF Rick Warren was thinking when he began insisting he was never against gay marriage — WHEN HE ABSOLUTELY WAS. The pastor has also confused Evangelical leaders, who thought they had Warren in their camp, but now he’s turning all progressive and loving and “let’s all hold hands and make the world a better place,” which is not what Evangelical leaders want. They want the world to be filled with hate for our brothers and sisters!
Despite telling his own congregation he supported the discriminatory measure — “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. I never support a candidate, but on moral issues, I come out very clear” — Warren told Larry King “I am not an anti-gay marriage activist. Never have been, never will be.”
What is clear is that Warren is a liar. Even if his “evolved” position is to not hate on civil rights, he absolutely used his platform to advocate hate in the past. Either way, it’s left us bewildered, as well as his allies. Notes the Washington Times:
“I was extremely troubled by the way he appeared to be so anxious to distance himself from the same-sex issue and to make clear he was not an ‘activist’ and that he’d only addressed the issue in a very minor way,” said the Rev. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, said his denial is “absolutely baffling.”
“Whether he supports Proposition 8 now, after the fact, is overshadowed by the bizarre claim that he did not say what the evidence so clearly proves he said.”