Rick Warren swings and misses:
“…I’m opposed to redefinition of a 5,000 year definition of marriage. I’m opposed to having a brother and sister being together and calling that marriage. I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and calling that marriage.”
Interesting. Apparently Rick Warren is unaware that polygamy is a well documented and accepted marital practice in the Bible. One would think he’d have a better grasp.
His whole take on Prop 8 and the issue of homosexuality is, as Andrew Sullivan pointed out, absurd. Warren supported Prop 8 on the fear that if it hadn’t passed, he could have been accused of “hate speech” for his position on the issue. Andrew hit back:
Well, yes, you could be considered as engaging in hate speech. But so what? As long as there are no criminal or legal penalties for religious speech – as guaranteed by the First Amendment – being called a hater is part of living in a democracy. I should say that I would not use the term “hate” for a principled theological defense of heterosexual normativity. And I have engaged very deeply with the arguments on those grounds. But fanning paranoia among Christians that somehow civil gay equality requires that they lose any free speech rights whatsoever is irresponsible, and presumably a conscious untruth.
Step it up, Pastor Rick.