Evangelical leader Rick Warren draws an analogy to explain homosexual urges…
"Sometimes I get angry and I feel like punching a guy in the nose. It doesn’t mean I act on it."
Warren's pretty lucky other people around him exercise similar restraint.
Tags: Christianity, LGBT, Quote Unquote, Religion, Rick Warren
Holy what the eff?
Glenn Beck announced that he's (supposedly) going blind the other day, and now this? Is there some kind of a reverse-Saul thing currently in vogue with the conservative/religious culture warriors? What can this mean?
I personally have little faith that intercessory prayer will do much to restore Warren's sight. But I do hope that medical science can maybe get something done. Put an end to the pain, at least.
Man, this really sucks. I don't care what your politics are normally; when it comes to excruciatingly painful toxic poison blindness, we're all in the opposition party. If I could, I would definitely filibuster toxic chemicals in the eyeball.
(via Politics Daily)
Update: Thanks to Jeff and the mysteriously named Name in the comments for following up on this. Turns out the "toxic poison" that burned a hole through Rick Warren's skull was in fact some kind of plant sap that irritated his eyes into a state of temporary blindness…
Warren's spokesman Larry Ross said the sap of a firestick plant got into Warren's eyes when he wiped his brow while gardening. The sap can cause temporary blindness, although Ross said Warren can see…
He is expected to make a full recovery.
It's a miracle! You see? Prayer truly does work!
Tags: Christianity, Glenn Beck, Health, Religion, Rick Warren, Twitter
Yesterday, in a very Christian-like manner, Rick Warren posted an open-video message to Uganda, asking them to please!!! please!!! not use his name while murdering gay people. (Oh, and also, please don't murder of gay people.)
Rachel Maddow examines some of the claims the good pastor makes…
Tags: Chuck Grassley, James Inhofe, LGBT, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Rick Warren, The Family, Uganda
Aaaawwww… Isn't that so Christian of him? Those Christians sure are Christian, aren't they? Why, they're almost as Christian as the people who didn't need to have their names tied to legalized murder before they came out against this legislation!
And, wow, what a nice "let's maybe not kill gay people even though they're evil" sentiment mixed in with explanations for why he shouldn't be tied to the atrocious behavior of Ugandan Christians (despite the fact that he should totally be tied to the atrocious behavior of Ugandan Christians). It's even nicer than when he wrote…
Globally last yr 146,000 Christians were put to death because of their faith. No one, except Christians, said anything.
…on Twitter in response to this horrible proposed law originally.
Wouldn't this be a better world if everybody would just live by Christian ideals?
Tags: Christianity, LGBT, Religion, Rick Warren, Uganda
I've been meaning to write about this whole American Christian politicians getting Uganda to jail its homosexual citizens and murder its HIV-positive citizens thing for a while now, but somehow I just couldn't find the funny side of a bunch of U.S. congresspeople speaking for America while trying to use an African country as a testing ground for their Christian wonderland fantasies.
At any rate, Rachel Maddow has been covering this on here show, and last night she had a nice long conversation with the "formerly" gay inspiration for hate and murder in the name of Jesus. And it is a terrible thing to witness.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Bart Stupak, Christianity, Chuck Grassley, HIV/AIDS, House of Representatives, Jason Jones, John Ensign, LGBT, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Religion, Rick Warren, Senate, The Daily Show, The Family, Uganda