He even has gay friends!

Rick Warren Loves You!

As our mind explodes trying to figure out why Barack Obama would even invite Rick Warren to Inauguration Day, the homophobic pastor wants the gay community to know that he loves you! Yes, the same man that compared two men or two women getting married to incest and pedophilia announced has a special place in his heart for you — probably he same place he has reserved for serial killers, terrorists, and rapists.

Speaking to a crowd of 500 at the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s annual conference yesterday, the AP reports he said he loves Mulsims, “gays and straights,” and that “it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to agree on everything all the time. … You don’t have to see eye to eye to walk hand in hand.”

Warren also defended President-elect Barack Obama’s invitation that he give the invocation at the Jan. 20 inauguration in the keynote speech he delivered at the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s annual convention in Long Beach.

Obama’s choice of Warren earlier this week sparked outcry from gay rights and other liberal groups, who said choosing such an outspoken opponent of gay marriage was tantamount to endorsing bigotry.

“Three years ago I took enormous heat for inviting Barack Obama to my church because some of his views don’t agree (with mine),” he said. “Now he’s invited me.”


“During the course of the entire inaugural festivities, there are going to be a wide range of viewpoints that are presented. And that’s how it should be, because that’s what America’s about. That’s part of the magic of this country … we are diverse and noisy and opinionated,” Obama said.

Toward the end of his speech on Saturday, Warren also talked about singer Melissa Etheridge, who performed earlier in the evening. Warren said the two had a “wonderful conversation” and that he is a huge fan who has all her albums.

The openly lesbian gay rights activist even agreed to sign her Christmas album for him, he said.


Although Warren has said that he has nothing personally against gays, he has condemned same-sex marriage.

“I have many gay friends. I’ve eaten dinner in gay homes. No church has probably done more for people with AIDS than Saddleback Church,” he said in a recent interview with BeliefNet. But later in the interview, he compared the “redefinition of marriage” to include gay marriage to legitimizing incest, child abuse, and polygamy.

Really, Warren? You have gay friends? If you’re out there, fellow homos, and you consider yourself close with the pastor, please let us know. We want to make sure your friendship with Obama’s BBF (best bigot friend) is counted.

N.B.: Among those first to get on their feet and cheer on Warren was lesbian singer-songwriter Ethridge.

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  • mark

    Melissa ya disappointed me, REALLY!

    If that fat f*cktard Warren wants a hug, he better choose Huckabigot or KKK-tainted Tony Perkins. He comes within 500ft of me he’ll be slapped with a G*D DAMN restraining order.

  • ggreen

    Unfortunately I get the feeling this is just the beginning of a new wave of religious hysteria coming from politics. The current congress and “ruling elite” of America are so morally bankrupt that anyone including a charlatan like Warren can and will be elevated to speak nationally for the morals forgotten majority (hypocrites).

  • Dave

    (Ok but he’s buying dinner and he’s not going to even make first base so all this talk about second base is really unnecessary. Oh wait are we two close?… well if we were the last two people on earth, I’d start looking for a shotgun or a taser.

  • BrianPrince

    Opinions are just that… people are entitled to their own thoughts and beliefs.

    Whether I think he’s right or wrong, Warren can think what he wants (and I can think what I want, about what he thinks).

  • adzomelk

    icky i SO do not want him to love me

  • damien

    I almost hate to say this (and I know someone’s going to vilify me for it), but I think we in the GLBT community need to accept that we WILL NOT agree with Obama on everything. I certainly believe he doesn’t agree with Warren on gay rights – though he could prove me wrong.

    I don’t agree with Warren on gay rights, obviously, but I do think he’s done great things for human rights. I don’t agree with George W. Bush on many things, but I can’t deny that he’s done absolutely incredible things in the global fight against AIDS – more than any other president I can recall.

    I’d rather have a leader who isn’t afraid to talk to people he disagrees with and invite them to join his conversation. Surrounding yourself with people who only agree with you can be a very bad thing: That’s what George W. Bush did. And that was a very bad decision.

  • mark

    and when Obama goes to talk to Iran he can take Rick Warren…and leave him THERE!

  • JJJJ

    Damien : Yes, Bush HAS done more in the global fight against AIDS than any other Pres., and he deserves credit for that in spite of the horrible rest. Obama hasn’t done anything yet, but start by giving this homophobe Warren a worldwide stage. If Obama does some things during his term for LGBT communities, that will make up for it somewhat….but we have yet to see if he will.

  • Charles Merrill

    Melissa’s wife is opposed to Melissa’s tax protest activism as was obvious by her reactions on Oprah. Melissa has a Christmas Albumn that Warren loves. Enough to make one vomit.

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