The other day I posted about Rick Warren’s elephant-sized lie on Larry King that he never endorsed Prop 8. Well on the fundie side of the fence, his appearance, where he said that the Iowa ruling wasn’t on his agenda, has sent Bryan Fischer of the Idaho affiliate of the American Family Association over the edge and this is his take:
WARREN APOLOGIZES ON LARRY KING FOR HIS SUPPORT OF ONE-MAN, ONE-WOMAN MARRIAGE
So if you want to understand why we are losing the culture war, you probably don’t need to look any further than Rick Warren, he of the famously seeker-friendly model of tepid Christianity. On “Larry King Live” last night, Warren apologized for his support of Proposition 8, saying his supportive comments were only made at the very last minute and only in response to a question from a parishioner.
Proposition 8, as you recall, established the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage in the California constitution. If there was ever a constitutional amendment that should have the unhesitating support of any spiritual leader who believes in the Bible and the sanctity of marriage, this was it.
But Warren did everything in his power last night to distance himself from Prop 8. Said he, “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.”
He thus takes pride in being completely AWOL while this huge battle over the spiritual and moral fabric of our nation was taking place in his own state.
…Where are the voices of truth in the pulpits of America to stand against this rapid descent into the darkness? Where?
God help us, and God help the United States of America. We’re in deeper trouble than we know.
BTW, Brian, thanks for the link up.
And then one of my readers sends me this link from Faith & Freedom Network, where the blog got a link up from Washington Hate Coalition whiner Gary Randall about Warren:
Rick Warren seemed to be apologizing to Larry King Monday evening for supporting Proposition 8 in California. He said his supportive comments were only made at the last moment and in response to a question from someone who attends his church.
There is no social issue that is more defining for biblical Christians than that of marriage and life.
..It seemed that Pastor Warren was trying to distance himself from the marriage issue.
I have had a great deal of respect for Rick Warren and his ministry, however his statements to Larry King are very troubling.
His statements were equally troubling to the other side because they are now accusing him of lying and trying to mislead people.
I have linked to Pam’s House Blend. You can read his comments, their comments and see the video of his interview with King.
Pastor Rick’s in a bit of hot water now…